Working For The Weekend …

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Saturday: Over The Rhine Turns Twenty – If fans bump into husband and wife Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler shopping for china, its not to mark their wedding anniversary.

Sunday: The Little DJ That Could? – A Liverpool transport company is honouring the late DJ John Peel by naming a train after him.

Nobel Calls Miss Ross – Soul diva Diana Ross, American country singer Dierks Bentley, Canadian singer Feist and Norway singer/songwriter Marit Larsen will perform at this year’s .

Monday: Wu-Tang Clan Rolls Out New Dates – Iconic hip hop outfit Wu-Tang Clan has announced a new round of shows in support of 2007’s 8 Diagrams.

We Need A Little Aimee – Yes, it’s that time of year again. Artificial Christmas trees and strings of lights are beginning to appear among the skeletons and Halloween costumes.

Next week’s HotStar is Carrie Rodriguez

Link-O-Rama …

Recent survey shows most people, when faced with economic hard times, are more likely to stop buying tickets to concerts and sporting events than dropping their Internet access – MediaPost / The Daily Online Examiner

While you were looking the other way, perhaps towards New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, Florida was beefing up its concert scene – The Miami Herald

Is it fair to compare today’s music with the tunes of the past? – Baltimore Sun / Midnight Sun

Why did Cheech & Chong wait so long to get back together? Cheech says time was running out. Chong says it’s because of Cheech’s recent divorce – The Houston Chronicle

Is the world ready for a “mellow” Billy Bragg? – Reuters

What’s up with Go-Go’s member Jane Wiedlin these days? Well, for one thing, she’s living in Wisconsin. That’s right. Wisconsin – Isthmus

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Kaiser Chiefs make the final deadline of the week with a hefty update to the band’s 2009 Euro schedule. New dates include January 19 in Berlin at Columbiahalle, June 23 in Luxembourg at Rockhal, January 27 in Paris at Zenith Paris and February 2 in Madrid at Riviera. Other new stops include Milan, Vienna, Dresden, Oslo, and Hamburg.

Kanye West also adds to his Europe plans, slotting Oberhausen, Germany, for November 19 at the Konig – Pilsener Arena, Brussels on November 21 At Forest National and Rotterdam on November 26 at Ahoy’ Rotterdam.

Feeder eyes a tour of Japan for February. New dates include February 22 in Tokyo at Akasaka Blitz, February 23 in Tokyo at Club Quattro, February 25 in Nagoya at Club Quattro, February 26 in Osaka at Big Cat and February 28 in Fukuoka at Drum Logos.

And we have a couple of new ones for Vampire Weekend – December 7 in Boston at Orpheum Theatre, and December 12 in Portland, Oregon, at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom.

And that brings us to the conclusion of another adventurous week in concert data. Thank you for relying on for your concert needs, and whatever you do this weekend, please make sure experiencing live music is an important part of your agenda. G’night and happy trails!