Overnight Sensation …

Kids! Be the first on your block to read the following two items scheduled to post sometime during the next 20 hours.

Music Holds Key To Change – Death Cab For Cutie, The Grammy Foundation and Do Something will encourage and reward teens with dreams of using music to take action in their communities.

Fun With Annuals – Indie sextet Annuals will follow a successful run with Minus the Bear with an early 2009 headlining trek. Free download!

Link-O-Rama …

Austin, Texas, wants to keep it’s “live music image” – Associated Press

Travis Barker explains why he filed the lawsuit over September jet crash – People

Amputees rock with special version of “Guitar Hero” – Escapist Magazine

Scientists discover light might be used to bring music to the deaf – New Scientist

Paul McCartney says watching reality TV is like “watching a car crash.” Of course, he could say it’s like watching someone blow his mind out in a car, but sometimes even Macca fails to recognize a perfectly good setup line – Telegraph U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Little Big Town might be coming to your town in early 2009. The band updated today with new dates for February and March, listing new stops in Mississippi, Louisiana, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. Details include February 6 in Biloxi at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi; February 13 in Denver at Grizzly Rose; February 28 in Vegas at Sam’s Town Casino and March 19 in Milwaukee at Northern Lights Theater.

As I Lay Dying lines up new gigs for January and February. January 17 finds the band in Chico, California, for a show at the Senator Theatre. On January 23 look for them in Caspar, Wyoming, at Casper Events Center. January 28 is Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh, and February 7 is Little Rock at The Village.

And we have two nights, one city and venue for LeAnn Rimes – Denver at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on October 9 & 10, 2009.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Coldplay, Carrie Rodriguez, Dropkick Murphys, Natalie Cole, Aaron Tippin, Alejandro Escovedo, Kings Of Leon, Blondie, Chris DeBurgh, Radiohead, White Lion, Cattle Decapitation, Bloc Party, Todd Rundgren, Great Big Sea, plus millions of bands and artists all the cool people know about. So if you have to ask …

That wraps up today’s journey into the badlands of the concert industry. Thank you for accompanying us today and we hope we can be of service in the days to come. G’night!