Working For The Weekend …

If you’re looking for an excuse to stay glued to your computer for the next 72 hours, we can think of no better reason than waiting for the following items to post.

Saturday: The Many Talents Of Jason Mraz – The San Diego-based singer/songwriter/surfer will head out again this fall to celebrate his latest album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.

Sunday: Brett Dennen Unveils Fall Trek – Dennen, fresh off a string of dates with John Mayer, swings full force into a mini-tour in November.

Monday: Nikka Costa’s Audio Alchemy – The singer gears up to hit the road next week with her fiery blend of funk, soul and blues behind upcoming release Pebble to a Pearl.

Amanda Palmer’s Whodunit – Palmer, currently out on her own in Europe in support of her debut solo project, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, has unveiled a two-month North American run.

Next week’s HotStar is Amos Lee

Link-O-Rama …

Not quite a last minute change, but Janet Jackson has postponed tomorrow night’s show at the Palace of Auburn Hills until October 28 – Detroit Free Press

Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy might come out this year after all – Rolling Stone

Kanye West won’t face felony charges for that incident at LAX where he smashed a photog’s camera and another’s video camera – Associated Press

Keane come clean – The Times Online U.K.

Hard to believe, but scientists still don’t know why we like to dance – Scientific American

Judge tosses lawsuit filed against Apple over iPhone batteries – / ChannelWeb

Kylie Minogue reportedly writing a stage musical based on her hits – The Sun U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Jazz guitarist Peter White updates today with new listings for November and December. New gigs include Incline Village, Nevada, on November 28 at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Austin, Texas, on November 29 at One World Theatre, Glenside, Pennsylvania, on December 4 at Keswick Theatre and December 8 in Annapolis at Rams Head On Stage. Mr. White also adds January 1 in San Francisco at Yoshi’s.

It’s The Adicts in Santiago, Chile, on December 2 at Teatro Novedades. Other new South America dates for the band include December 3 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at Teatro Flores, and Bogota, Columbia, venue TBA.

And we have a bunch of new 2009 dates for The Wiyos. A sampling includes Cumberland, Rhode Island, on January 9 at Blackstone River Theatre, Saratoga Springs, New York, on January 16 at Caffe Lena, York, Pennsylvania, on January 24 at Martin Library and February 15 in Thomas, West Virginia, on February 15 at Purple Fiddle.

And that wraps up the week! As always, thank you for making use of our little corner of the Web, and we hope we can be of service in the days, years and centuries to come. And please don’t forget to experience live music this weekend. Adios!