Link-O-Rama …

The Baltimore Sun unleashes its bloggers on The Baltimore Sun

Live Nation stock rises one day after the concert company reports second quarter figures that beat expectaions – Reuters

Warner Music Group credits strong international sales plus increase in download sales for narrowing third-quarter loss – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Comedian Bernie Mac recovering from pneumonia, expects to be released from hospital in a few weeks – Associated Press

Clay Aiken has an heir – New York Daily News

Bike patrol officer scores big – arrests Californian man for possessing more than 750 counterfeit DVDs and CDs – KPIX TV

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Surfer / music artist Donavon Frankenreiter updates today with new October shows scheduled for October in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Vermont and New York. Particulars include October 8 in Atlanta at Variety Playhouse, October 9 in Jacksonville at Freebird Live, October 10 in Charleston at Music Farm, October 18 in Towson at Recher Theatre, October 22 in South Burlington at Higher Ground and October 23 in NYC at HighLine Ballroom.

We received a few new September club dates for Tokyo Police Club. Ottobar in Baltimore is the venue and city for their September 8 gig. Other shows includee Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina on September 9, Athens, Georgia at the 40 Watt Club on September 10 and September 12 puts the band in Austin, Texas at Emo’s.

Man Man has dates dates! Stops include October 10 in NYC at Webster Hall, october 14 in Cleveland at the Grog Shop, October 18 in Chicago at The Bottom Lounge and October 30 in Richmond, Virginia at The National.

And Jason Ricci & New Blood submits new October listings. Included is a stop in Rockford, Illinois (October 2), Quapaw, Oklahoma (October 22), Blue Springs, Missouri (October 23) and Eureka Springs, Arkansas (October 25).

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Juke Joint Duo, Laura Bryna, Joe Nichols, Jack’s Mannequin, Gina Sicilia, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Duke Robillard, Authority Zero, Albert Cummings, Mustard Plug, Neva Dinova, Perpetual Groove, The Sadies and Underoath.

And that’s the story as we hit the midway mark on this fine Friday. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from!