Link-O-Rama …

Australia’s concert promoters brace themselves for economic hard times – The Brisbane Times

Arrest warrant issued in Las Vegas for Mos Def, charging the rapper / actor with felony robbery and destruction of private property – AHN / CNS

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi to be immortalized in Birmingham, U.K. Broad Street Walk Of Stars – Birmingham Mail U.K.

Neil Young’s big green cars come in all colors – The Telegraph U.K.

Swedish torrent site The Pirate Bay claims 22 million users. Arrghhh! – Wired / Threat Level

Going to your very first Bob Dylan concert? You might want to read this item in the Kalamazoo Gazette

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Look for Jason Ricci & New Blood to play New Year’s Eve in Bradenton, Florida, at Ace’s Lounge. Other new dates include January 2 in Boca Raton, Florida, at The Back Room; January 3 in Fort Myers, Florida, at Buckingham Blues Bar and June 20 in Oxford, Michigan, at Hot Blues And BBQ.

The avant-garde group of musicians known as Animal Collective updates today with new dates for the United States, United Kingdom and Europe. New listings on the other side of the Atlantic include January 12 in London at Koko; January 14 in Manchester at Manchester Academy; January 16 in Paris at Le Bataclan and January 18 in Berlin at Postbahnhof. U.S. dates include January 20 in NYC at Grand Ballroom; January 22 in Chicago at Metro / Smart Bar and January 23 in Los Angeles at Music Box @ Fonda.

And we have a few new dates for Sandi Patty. Of course, Ms. Patty is hosting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Spectacular at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall December 12 – 23. Other dates include Manila, Philippines, on February 7 at Araneta Coliseum, and May 8 – 10 in Cincinnati at Symphony Hall.

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Rodney Crowell, RX Bandits, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Todd Rundgren, The Swell Season, Remedy Drive, Nazareth, Nevertheless, , Fisk Jubilee Singers, Chris Pureka, Bon Iver and Andrea Gibson.

That’s where it stands as we hit the halfway mark on this wonderful Thursday. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, scheduled to post sometime around 3 pm (PST).