Link-O-Rama …

No longer trying to stuff the digital genie back into the bottle, the music industry is actually optimistic about the future – NetworkWorld

Apple sued over iPod and marketing practices. Like that’s really going to scare Steve Jobs –

Beatles engineer details life in the control room in new book. Thinks Sgt. Pepper was good, but Revolver was great – The Nashville City Paper

If only they could take this act on the road – Bluegrass musician plays banjo while doctors cut open his head and poke around his brain. No, we’re not making this up – Melbourne Herald Sun

Catching up with Taj MahalSan Diego Union-Tribune

Throat cancer claims Canadian punk music icon Frank Kerr, aka Frankie Venom of Teenage Head. He was 51 – Toronto Sun

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards updates today with new gigs for January and February. Stops include Pittsburgh on January 31 at Rex Theatre, Chicago on February 7 at Old Town School Of Folk Music, Philadelphia on February 20 at World Cafe Live and Charlotte on February 23 at McGlohon Theatre. Other stops include Valparaiso, Indiana, La Salle, Illinois, Londonderry, New Hampshire, and Alexandria, Virginia.

Pat Metheny Group slots over a week’s worth of shows at Tokyo’s Blue Note. It all starts on December 30th and runs through January 8 (with January 1 & 2 off, so far).

And knockin’ three times on our update door is Tony Orlando with two nights set for the Casino Rama Entertainment Centre in Rama, Ontario, January 30 & 31.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Vulture Whale, Wade Bowen, The Prodigy, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Terri Lyne Carrington, My Morning Jacket, Maceo Parker, Incognito, Franz Ferdinand, Smoking Popes and Sonny Landreth.

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