Overnight Sensation …

We think we’ve removed all the suggestive, indecent, naughty and downright pornographic words and descriptions from the following two items scheduled to post sometime during the next 16 or so hours. At least, we think we did. But you know writers. They can be soooo sneaky.

Crystal Clear – Electronic duo The Crystal Method has announced dates for a North American DJ tour in anticipation of a new album due out next year.

Secondhand Cute – John Vesely, aka Secondhand Serenade, isn’t letting the dust settle when he finishes his current headlining trek.

Link-O-Rama …

In his first interview since being acquitted on kiddie porn charges, R. Kelly says he doesn’t “like anyone illegal.” – Associated Press

Surely there must be someone out there who wants to buy Chrysalis – The Times Online U.K.

Evidently one year in the Everglades was enough for organizers to move the festival to Miami – The News-Press

Here’s something you don’t often hear politicians talk about. The mayor of Seattle wants to introduce a tax exemption to boost live music in that city – KOMO News

If you think an article about policing and controlling music sounds a little totalitarian, you’d be right – The Independent U.K.

Are Zune users different than iPod users? – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Coming at you from Memphis, Tennessee, rock band Ingram Hill adds dates in Kansas, Illinois and Tennessee. New dates are November 18 in Lawrence, Kansas, at Granada Theatre, November 20 & 21 in Chicago at Schubas Tavern and December 12 in Nashville at Exit / In.

Jason Ricci & New Blood updates today with new listings for December. The group’s calendar now includes Decmeber 10 in Angola, Indiana, at Skip’s Lounge, Mishawaka, Indiana, at Midway Tavern on December 11, Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 12 at Play By Play and Redkey, Indiana, on December 13 at Key Palace Theatre.

Legendary Pink Dots come up with a nice-looking update with plenty of new listings for October and November. Stops include Denver on October 21 at Bluebird Theater, Minneapolis on October 23 at Varsity Theatre, October 26 in Toronto at The Mod Club Theatre, November 5 in Houston at Warehouse Live and November 14 & 15 in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord. Other cities in today’s Dots update include Vancouver, Detroit, Montreal, DC, Tampa and Albuquerque.

Finally, The Heavy adds dates on both coasts. New ones include October 30 in Los Angeles at Echo, October 31 in San Francisco at 103 Harriet Street, November 1 in San Diego at The Casbah, November 3 in Philadelphia at World Café Life and New York on November 5 at Whiskey Dick’s.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Pat Travers, Roy Ayers, Information Society, Greensky Bluegrass, Vicente Fernandez, Nelly, LA Riots, Eagles, Clint Black, Dub Trio, Ben Folds, Gretchen Wilson, Nine Inch Nails, BoDeans, Less Than Jake, The Crystal Method, plus more bands and artists than John McCain and Barack Obama have ever heard of. Remember that when you step into the voting booth come November.

And that’s a wrap for Hump Day, September 17, 2008. Thank you for your support and we hope you can join us again tomorrow for another wild ride through the land of concert data. G’night.