The latest schedule for bubbling hot Pato Banton landed on our loading dock this afternoon. Look for the reggae star playing South Lake Tahoe, California, on November 12 at Moe’s Place. November 13 finds Mr. Banton in Chico, California, at Lost On Main. The artist also has not one, but two dates for Laytonville, California – November 15 & 16 – where he will perform at Area 101.

Guitarist / singer / songwriter Anthony Gomes fills in a few gaps in his late fall calendar. New to the schedule is December 5 in Roanoke, Virginia, at 202 Market. Other additions include Berwyn, Illinois, on December 12 at FitzGerald’s, Dubuque, Iowa, on December 13 at The Busted Lift and April 30, 2009 in Vegas at Boulder Station Hotel & Casino.

Starting Halloween and continuing through April of next year Belgian popster Helmut Lotti will tour all over Europe. Today’s update is way too large to sum up in only a few dates, cities and venues. Heck, it would be easier to say where Mr. Lotti isn’t playing. So take a good look at the schedule, pick your date and than make your travel plans.

Finally, the Drowning Pool / Saliva co-headline run updates with new dates for Montana. New listings include Great Falls on November 15 at the Great Falls Civic Center, November 16 is Butte at the Butte Civic Center and November 17 is Missoula at the Wilma Theatre. The tour also adds Blackfoot, Idaho, at the El Rey Event Center for November 18.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Haste The Day, Doug Benson, Dangermuffin, , Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Le Vent Du Nord, Mahjongg, Meg Hutchinson, Pop Evil, The Warriors and Tracy Grammer.

Two more hours! That’s right. 120 minutes until our corporate overlords call off the armed guards, turn off the electrified exits and allow most of us to return home for a few hours of quality time with our families and loved ones. Don’t miss the day’s last update – The Closing Bell – popping up around 5pm (PDT) on!