Link-O-Rama …

Sampling, copyright infringements and Girl TalkThe New York Times (registration may be required)

Danny Elfman’s ballet foray – 89.3 KPCC

Despite the fame of having a hit record, the Cistercian Monks seem amazingly well grounded – Telegraph U.K.

Elvis’ Peacock jumpsuit sells for $300,000 – Associated Press

Re-issue labels credited with preserving Australia’s musical heritage – The Age

New all-girl vocal group, Girlicious, challenges The Pussycat Dolls for chart supremacy – The Sun U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

New October shows for Duffy are just starting to emerge. Today the update includes San Diego on October 9 at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay, Los Angeles on October 10 & 11 at Orpheum Theatre, October 14 in Seattle at Showbox At The Market, October 15 in Vancouver at Commodore Ballroom, October 16 in Portland at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, October 18 in Denver at Ogden Theatre and October 20 in Chicago at Riviera Theatre.

Black Stone Cherry updates today with new listings for New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas and Ireland. New shows include September 3 in Farmington, New Mexico at Gator’s, September 4 in Colorado Springs at Black Sheep, September 16 in Fayetteville, Arkansas at Town Center and December 16 in Dublin at The Academy.

We just posted lots of new dates for HorrorPops. Like September 25 in San Luis Obispo, California at Downtown Brewing Company, October 2 in Seattle at El Corazon, October 13 in Cleveland at Agora Ballroom and October 28 in Dallas at Granada Theater. Other cities in the update include Santa Cruz, Portland (Oregon), Detroit, St. Paul, Atlanta, Houston, New York, Albuquerque and Anaheim.

And we have some new 2009 dates for Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra / Wynton Marsalis – March 1 in Indianapolis at Madame Walker Arts Center, March 3 in Sioux City at Orpheum Theatre, March 6 & 7 in Minneapolis and March 19 in Englewood, New Jersey.

Since the last update we’ve also tweaked the schedules for Joe Lynn Turner, Greyhound Soul, Extreme, Ellis Marsalis, Don Rickles, MGMT, Soft Targets, The Heyday, The Human Abstract, Tub Ring, Will Hoge and The Humpers.

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