Working For The Weekend …

Hear that? That’s the sound of our writers frantically trying to meet their deadlines for the following items scheduled to post during the weekend.

Saturday: Amy Promoters May Need A Substitute – creator and Radio One DJ Rob da Bank seems to think it could be wise if promoters line up a substitute when booking troubled Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse.

The Eighties Know Jack – Billy Idol, Blondie, Devo and The Psychedelic Furs have all signed on for a Southern California music event sponsored by eclectic radio format Jack FM.

Sunday: Snoop Down Under – Snoop Dogg has been given the green light by the Australian government for a five-date arena tour.

Lips Go For 50,000 Smackers – The original artwork for The Rolling Stones’ famous lips and tongue artwork was purchased by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum for a little more than £50,000.

Monday: 3Oh!3 Oh My! – Colorado electro-rock duo 3Oh!3 is gearing up to hit the road for a major headlining tour next month.

Blake Lewis: From A.D.D. to O.T.R. – The beat boxing “American Idol” alum has announced date for a U.S. headlining tour in support of his debut, A.D.D. (Audio Day Dream).

Our HotStar next week is Alejandro Escovedo

Link-O-Rama …

New U2 album delayed until next year – Los Angeles Times / Soundboard (registration may be required)

Using the Web to sell R.E.M. – A fascinating account about marketing in the digital millennium by Warner Brothers Records VP of Technology, Ethan Kaplan –

Hootie & The Blowfish singer Darius Rucker has a country hit on the charts and no one is more surprised than Darius Rucker – Associated Press

Sunday is the 30th anniversary of Keith Moon’s death. Here are 13 “essential Keith Moon moments” – The Arizona Republic

Spending some quality time with Robyn HitchcockThe Times Online U.K.

Rebecca Barlow of Christain trio Barlowgirl does the Q&A – Houston Chronicle

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Dengue Fever makes the final update deadline today with new October shows. Stops include October 5 in Long Beach, October 17 in San Francisco, October 20 in Portland, October 21 in Seattle and October 22 in Vancouver. The band also adds a December 4 date for Claremont, California.

The Mighty Boosh joins in the update fun with three new 2009 engagements in the U.K. – January 7 in Sheffield at Sheffield Arena, January 14 in Glasgow at S.E.C.C. and Aberdeen on January 16 at Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre.

Carrie Newcomer adds one October show and two 2009 gigs. The new date for next month is October 17 in Bloomington, Indiana at Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The 2009 shows are February 14 in Westfield, New Jersey at First United Methodist Church, and February 21 in Fort Collins, Colorado at Avogadro’s Number.

And Vince Neil adds a few more shows to his ever-growing solo schedule – September 27 in Baltimore at Bourbon Street, November 14 in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom and November 15 in Bushkill, Pennsylvania at Mountain Laurel Center.

That’s a wrap! Thank you for joining us on our daily journeys through the dark and mysterious world of concert data, and we look forward to more fun, games and danger come Monday morning. Won’t you join us?