Perennial favorite New Riders Of The Purple Sage updates today with December listings for the west coast. Newly posted shows include Humboldt Brews in Arcata, Oregon, on December 1, WOW Hall in Eugene, Oregon, on December 2, Aladdin Theatre in Portland, Oregon, on December 3, The Yale in Vancouver, British Columbia, on December 4, River City Saloon in Hood River, Oregon, on December 5 and The Green Spot in Coos Bay, Oregon, on December 6. The band also adds December 27 in Woodstock, New York, at the Bearsville Theater.

The traveling duo of Method Man / Redman adds a few east coast shows today. New on the calendar is December 2 in Baltimore at Sonar, December 3 in Richmond, Virginia, at Toad’s Place Of Richmond, December 5 in Worcester, Massachusetts, at The Palladium, December 10 in New Haven, Connecticut, at Toad’s Place and December 12 in Providence, Rhode Island, at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel.

The Waco Brothers nail down a couple of shows for the last week of this year – December 26 & 27 in Chicago at Schubas Tavern.

And M.I.A. fills in a couple of Germany openings on her calendar – November 21 in Kiel at Sparkassen Arena, and December 18 in Saarbrucken at the Garage.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Drew Emmitt, Corey Smith, On The One, The Afromotive, Tab Benoit, Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Rosie Thomas and The Legendary JC’s.

Two more hours until our corporate overlords put away the Tazers and electric cattle prods (something they learned about at a human resources management seminar) and let us limp on out of here and home to our friends and families. In the meantime we have plenty of raw concert data to keep us busy all the way through the last minutes of the working week. Find out what it all means in your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 pm (PDT) on!