Working For The Weekend …

You can either spend the weekend partying with your friends, getting crazy-intimate with your significant other and consuming fine food and even finer drink. Or you can read the following items scheduled to post between now and sometime Monday morning. Tough choices, for sure. But nobody said life was easy.

Saturday: O’Death Takes A Holiday – The self-described “Americana-meets-gypsy-punk” quintet is turning up the buzz for the release of its latest, Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin, with a five-week North American trek. Free download!

Everything’s Coming Up Kylie – Kylie Minogue is reportedly working on a musical based on her hit songs and has asked Australian novelist Kathy Lette to be involved.

Sunday: Families Flee Neo-Nazi Rally – Families living in a sleepy Somerset village were forced to flee their homes when a scooter festival sponsored by a record label turned out to be a Neo-Nazi gathering.

Going GreeeeN – The pop phenomenon in Japan this year is an all-male vocal quartet called GReeeeN.

Monday: A New Tour, A New Track – Canadian post hard-core rockers Silverstein are so excited about their fall co-headling run with Chiodos, they’ve released a new track to help get fans fired up too.

Things Look Great For The 88 – The L.A. trio is gearing up for a busy November with the release of major label debut, Not Only…But Also, and a West Coast tour.

Next week’s HotStar is Black Kids

Link-O-Rama …

Placido Domingo is performing among the Mayan ruins in Mexico tomorrow night. Much to the dismay of archeologists. In fact, some are so displeased they want the event organizers arrested – Associated Press

Music artists are helping to save the world. Or so they say – The Times Online U.K.

Oasis’ Noel Gallagher talks about the onstage attack he endured in Toronto – Irish Times

Going to San Francisco’s ? Here’s a few acts you do not want to miss – San Jose Mercury News (registration may be required)

The Presets handle a very short Q&A – San Francisco Chronicle

Not to be outdone, one-time John Lennon girlfriend May Pang does a much longer Q&A – Rocky Mountain News

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Herbie Hancock is all over Europe this fall, making sure he entertains every man, woman and child living on the continent. New dates include November 1 in Seville, Spain, at Teatro Maestrana, November 5 in Antwerp, Belgium, at Queen Elisabeth Hall, November 11 & 12 in Dublin, Ireland, at Tripod, November 15 in London at Royal Festival Hall and November 23 in Milan, Italy, at Teatra Degli Acrimboldi.

The Marshall Tucker Band updates today with new listings for Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey and Alabama. Specifics include November 9 in Daytona Beach, Florida, at Mary McLeod Bethune PAC, November 13 in Raleigh, North Carolina (venue TBA), November 14 in Laurel, Maryland, at Whiskey Bottom Sound Stage and January 30 in Sayreville, New Jersey at the Starland Ballroom.

We just posted a few new East Coast dates for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – January 9 in Huntington, New York, at IMAC Inter-Media Art Ctr., January 10 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino and January 11 in Foxboro, Massachusetts, at Showcase Live.

And Donna The Buffalo adds a few new shows for December – The 5th in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at The Intersection, the 6th in Chicago at Martyrs’ and the 11th in Teaneck, New Jersey, at Mexicali Live.

That’s going to do it for this working week. As always, thank you for spending some of your quality Web time on our little corner of the Net. Don’t forget – weekends are made for live music. So get out there and rock! See ya!