Dark Star Orchestra provides a serious update today, listing new dates for its Grateful Dead vibe. New shows include October 12 in Eugene, Oregon at McDonald Theatre, October 31 in St. Louis at The Pageant, November 7 & 8 in DC at 9:30 Club, November 15 in Albany, New York at Palace Theatre, November 28 & 29 in NYC at Nokia Theatre Times Square and December 6 in Wayne, New Jersey at Shea Auditorium.

The Expendables go club-hopping in October. Newly posted dates include October 2 in Fort Lauderdale at the Culture Room, October 3 & 4 in Orlando at The Social, October 15 in Toronto at The Mod Club Theatre, October 23 in St. Paul, Minnesota at Station 4 and October 28 in Boise, Idaho at Knitting Factory.

A shout-out goes to singer / songwriter Janis Ian for sending us a couple of 2009 dates – May 2 in Bay Shore, New York at YMCA Boulton Ctr. For The Perf. Arts, and October 11 in Savannah, Georgia at Grayson Stadium. Thank you, Ms. Ian.

Finally, we have a few new ones for Catie Curtis – October 9 in (hooray for) Hollywood at Hotel Café, an October 11 stop in Cave Creek, Arizona (venue TBA) and January 16 in Framingham, Massachusetts at Uncommon Coffeehouse.

News Flash!!!

We interrupt this update to announce our writers will post an item on the Electric Touch just as soon as their nimble fingers can finish typing and their all-seeing eyes finish proofing. The item will also have a link for listening to their new album.

And now back to our update …

During the day we also updated the schedules for BoDeans, Buddy Guy, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tom Baxter, The Sadies, The Good Brothers, RBD, J.C. Smith, and Carney.

But that’s just a glimmer of what’s in store for you on this wonderful Tuesday. Don’t miss your Midday Update, coming up around 12 noon (PDT), from Pollstar.com!