Ice Cube updates this afternoon with new December listings for Texas, Arizona, California and Nevada. Texas stops include Houston at The Meridian on the 12th, Dallas at The Door in Dallas on the 13th and Austin at The Mohawk on the 14th. The 15th puts him in Tucson, Arizona, at Rialto Theatre. Fresno, California, is the city for the engagement on the 19th at Crest Theatre and Sparks, Nevada at The New Oasis happens on the 23rd.

Oasis keeps on adding 2009 dates. Today’s update is for the United Kingdom and includes June 6 & 7 in Manchester at Heaton Park, June 10 in Sunderland at Stadium of Light, June 12 in Cardiff at Millennium Stadium, June 17 in Edinburgh at Murrayfield Stadium and July 11 & 12 in London at Wembley Stadium.

The latest Ra Ra Riot schedule now lists Dece3mber 3 in So. Burlington, Vermont, at Higher Ground, December 4 in Albany, New York, at Valentine’s, December 5 in Northampton, Massachusetts, at Iron Horse Music Hall and December 6 in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, at Swarthmore College. Other new stops include Kentucky towns Newport and Louisville, Nashville, Tennessee, Athens, Georgia, Asheville, North Carolina and Baltimore Maryland.

And The Manhattan Transfer nails down a multi-night run in Japan – January 22 – 25 & 27 – 29 at Tokyo’s Blue Note.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for White Denim, VersaEmerge, Three Dog Night, The Lost Trailers, The Luxury, The Lonely H, The Derailers, The Bobs, The Benjy Davis Project, Seasick Steve, Shannon Curfman, Starfield, Maceo Parker and Average White Band.

We have lots of stuff yet to research and post before our corporate overlords unlock the front door and lower the drawbridge across the gator-infested moat that encircles our lovely 420 acre campus. Don’t miss your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – posting around 5 pm (PDT) on