Overnight Sensation …

Which would you rather do tonight? Watch the Democratic National Convention, or sit up all night watching your monitor for these two items to post? Yeah, we thought that would be your decision. Just don’t spill anything on your keyboard.

Son Of Hip Hop Live!Talib Kweli and David Banner will hit the road together this fall to co-headline the sophomore outing of the .

A Tale Of Two Rachaels – Fans of singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata who’ve been awaiting a follow up to 2004’s Happenstance have twice as much reason to celebrate this fall. Two (count ’em), two streams from her upcoming two-part album!

Link-O-Rama …

Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, to appear at Obama’s acceptance speech – Rocky Mountain News

Related: Songs of the campaigns – ABC News

Yet more related: Did you hear about the guy who is a political talking head during the day and an indie rock blogger at night? – Los Angeles Times / Sound Board (registration may be required)

One more related: McCain camp blasts Madonna for Hitler, Mugabe comparisons – The Age

Why do artists and bands do side projects anyway? – The Times Online

Ooooooooh … more iPod rumors. This one says the player will get a “new look” – Newsfactor.com

Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy pulled Diddy entourage over and briefly drew his weapon, but otherwise was “very respectful” – Associated Press

While the world waits for Michael Jackson to turn 50 this Friday, here’s a list of fun facts about the Earth’s favorite moonwalker – The Voice U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Marillion hits the the road playing almost every U.K. and European country on the map, plus a few atlas makers may have missed. New dates for the prog-rockers include Newcastle on November 11, London on November 19, Cologne on November 26, Oslo on January 24, Prague on February 7, Krakow on February 9 and Paris on February 16.

Mindless Self Indulgence makes the final update deadline today with new listings for California, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee. Details include October 4 in San Diego at House Of Blues, October 5 in Tucson at Rialto Theatre, October 7 in Lubbock at Tequila Jungle, October 9 in Oklahoma City at Diamond Ballroom, October 11 in Little Rock at The Village and October 12 in Memphis at Scout Bar.

Ryan Adams packs his November calendar with United Kingdom dates. Stops include November 10 in Manchester, November 11 in Newcastle, November 13 in Leeds, November 14 in Edinburgh and November 20 in London.

She is actress Zooey Deschanel. Him is artist M. Ward. Together they’re She And Him (bet you saw that coming) and their new dates include November 1in Los Angeles at The Wiltern, November 3 in San Francisco at Bimbo’s 365 Club and November 5 in Anaheim at House Of Blues.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Sonny Landreth, Mark Erelli, Seether, HorrorPops, Sasha, Melissa Ferrick, Tim Reynolds And TR3, Alanis Morissette, Buckethead, Extreme, Boz Scaggs, The Pink Spiders, The Queers, Mr. Gnome, The Blasters, plus thousands of bands and artists, without which, life would seem like an eternal Sunday morning in 29 Palms, California.

And that wraps up our Monday excursion in concert data. Thank you for spending some quality time with us today and we hope you’ll stop by again tomorrow. G’night!