Link-O-Rama …

Even though Billy Joe Shaver was indicted Wednesday for his alleged role in a 2007 shooting, the venue hosting him tonight says the show must go on – The Herald Banner

Craig Morgan invited to become Grand Ole Opry’s newest member – Associated Press

Does iTunes really need to implement a music subscription service? – CNET /

Juliana Hatfield does the Q&A waltz – San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate

What’s in a band name? A lot if your band is Does It Offend You, Yeah?The Age, Australia

Catching up with Cheech MarinUSA Today

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

San Francisco band Karate High School heads out for a nationwide club tour scheduled for November and December. This is one of those tours where you really have to look at the entire schedule in order to appreciate the booking agent’s artistic and visionary talent when it comes to scheduling dates, cities and venues. Stops include Oklahoma City on November 9 at The Factory, Nashville on November 10 at The Muse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, on November 17 at the Warehouse, Pittsburgh on November 24 at Strummers and Anaheim on December 11 at Chain Reaction.

Chris Duarte Group adds November shows in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia and Florida. New dates include November 3 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, at Chan’s, November 5 in Rockton, Pennsylvania, at Over The Mountain, Dayton, November 6 in Dayton, Ohio, at Gilly’s, November 21 in Atlanta at Red Light Café and November 22 in Tallahassee at Bradfordville Blues Club.

Staind updates today with 3 new ones – December 4 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at Brown Co. Veterans Memorial Complex, December 5 in Waterloo, Iowa, at McElroy Auditorium and December 6 in Hammond, Indiana, at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino.

And new October dates for The A.K.A.s show the group in Houston on October 25 at The JavaJazz Club, Metairie, Louisiana, on October 27 at High Ground and Athens, Georgia, at Tasty World. The band also slots a November 8 show in Philly at 941 Theatre.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for The Spinto Band, The B-52’s, Suicidal Tendencies, Matthew West, Manu Chao, Eric Sardinas, Dan Stevens, Yngwie Malmsteen and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.

That’s what’s up so far. Of course, we’ll have more fresh concert data for you in Your Latest Update, scheduled to post sometime around 3 pm (PDT).