Overnight Sensation …

The Mysteries of Life will be revealed in the following two items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours. Or was that Mysteries Of Monopoly? Sometimes our writers can be a little too glib for their own good.

Takin’ It To The Streets – The Kooks are headed back to North America and are giving lucky fans the chance to join them on a rock ‘n’ roll tour of New York City.

A (Contemporary) Classical Gas – Compser Nico Muhly is taking his work to the clubs.

Link-O-Rama …

You know that cute little girl who sang “Ode To The Motherland” during the Olympics opening ceremonies? Turns out that wasn’t her voice you heard – SportingNews.com

Memphis sheriff’s spokesman says Isaac Hayes most likely died from stroke – Associated Press

“High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens sued by producer claiming she reneged on deal to share earnings – Reuters

For those of you thinking there aren’t enough songs about baseball, check out Baseball’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2MLB.com

You ever wonder why people buy tickets for tribute bands? – St. Petersburg Times

Q&A with Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha – Los Angeles Times / Soundboard (registration may be required)

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Donavon Frankenreiter keeps adding dates almost as fast as we can post them. New stops include October 12 in Wilmington, North Carolina at The Soapbox, October 16 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall, October 20 in Boston at Paradise Rock Club and October 30 in Chicago at Double Door. Mr. Frankenreiter also adds a Japan excursion for mid-January, playing Sapporo on January 13, Tokyo on January 15 & 16, Toyama on January 18, Nagoya on January 19, Osaka on January 20, Hiroshima on January 21 and Fukuoka on January 23.

Ralph’s World touches down in Vienna, Virginia at Jammin’ Java on October 5. Other new engagements include a Tucson gig on November 8 at Rialto Theatre and two nights in Suffolk, Virginia at the Center For The Arts on November 21 & 22.

The Skatalites update today with new listings for Japan, Europe and the good ol’ USofA. New Japan dates include September 26 in Sapporo at Xanadu, September 30 in Nagoya at Club Quattro and October 3 in Hiroshima at Club Quattro. U.S. newbies include El Paso (venue to be announced) on October 12 and Solana Beach, California on October 18 at the Belly Up. Euro listings now include Utrecht on November 11, Rotterdam on November 12 and Cergy Pontoise on November 14.

And The Music adds a Japan tour to their plans of world conquest. Stops include Sendai on November 3, Tokyo on November 8 & 9, Nagoya on November 11 and Osaka on November 12.

During the day we also updated the schedules for MGMT, Yeasayer, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Blue Oyster Cult, Chris Isaak, Zappa Plays Zappa, The Smithereens, The Feelies, Stone Temple Pilots, Chiodos / Silverstein, Death Cab For Cutie, Pete Best, Mary J. Blige and all the artists and bands that we wish were around when we were in high school because concert tickets were so much cheaper back then.

And that’s a big Tuesday night wrap here at the Pollstar.com campus. Thank you for your support and we look forward to being your concert data savant servant tomorrow. G’night!