Overnight Sensation …

Elegant pearls of wisdom may be found in the following items scheduled to post during the next 16 hours. But you’ll have to read between the lines.

Bassnectar Rolls On – Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, and his “cast of wandering minstrels and beatmakers” show no signs of slowing.

M83’s Galactic Trek – Fans of electronic shoegazing rock a la My Bloody Valentine should cast an ear in the direction of Anthony Gonzalez, aka M83, when he hits the shores of the U.S. and Canada next month.

Link-O-Rama …

Alternate jurors sworn in for Phil Spector’s retrial on murder charges. Opening statements begin Wednesday – San Jose Mercury News / Associated Press (registration may be required)

Bryan Adams hires Web Sheriff to clean up the wild frontier of unofficial Web sites dedicated to the Canadian rocker – The Register U.K.

Don’t look now, but someone is planning to break the “Thriller” world’s record. Again – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Postcards from the edge with Peter GreenThe Times Online U.K.

Being funny and silly is serious business when you’re a member of The Arrogant WormsVictoria News / Bclocalnews.com

Elvis is still number 1! Of Forbes’ list of top-earning dead celebrities, that is – Forbes

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Billy Ray Cyrus updates this afternoon with new dates for the first half of 2009. New on the schedule is January 17 in Mashantucket, Connecticut, at Foxwoods Resort Casino, February 14 in San Antonio at San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, March 14 in West Wendover, Nevada, at Peppermill Concert Hall and March 28 in Rochester, Washington, at Lucky Eagle Casino. Other stops include San Diego, Tacoma and West Hollywood.

The Robert Cray Band updates one month at a time, with today evidently being the day the group submits their new March dates. Just added shows include the 2nd in Alexandria, Virginia, at the Birchmere, the 3rd in Easton, Maryland, at the Avalon Theatre, the 5th in Foxboro, Massachusetts, at Showcase Live and the 9th in Brownfield, Maine, at Stone Mountain Arts Center.

We just posted several new February listings for Air Supply. New ones include the 5th in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, at F.M. Kirby Center For Perf. Arts, the 7th in Rochester, New York, at Riverside Convention Ctr., the 12th in Santa Ana, California, at Pacific Symphony and the 27th in West Wendover, Nevada, at Peppermill Concert Hall.

And we have an update from Los Lobos, including January 23 in Portland, Oregon, at Aladdin Theater, January 24 in Olympia, Washington, at Washington Center For Perf. Arts, March 23 in Crested Butte, Colorado, at Center For The Arts and April 25 in Austin, Texas, at One World Theatre.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Gary Allan, Oasis, Agnostic Front, Buddy Guy, The Breeders, Dead By Wednesday, The Celtic Tenors, Cradle Of Filth, The Killers, James Hunter, Miguel Bose, Papa Grows Funk, REO Speedwagon, The Bridge, Y & T, plus every band and artist on the planet. As well as a few in the Beta Quadrant.

And that’s a wrap for Monday, October 27, 2008. Thank you for joining us on today’s journey through the wondrous and sometimes terrifying labyrinth otherwise known as concert data, and we hope you’ll join us again tomorrow as we shake down promoters, managers, booking agents and people hanging outside concert venues in search of the elusive confirmed date. G’night!