The Closing Bell
Working For The Weekend …
Because everyone needs a refuge, a fortress of solitude, so to speak, from all the Christmas shopping craziness, our writers have prepared the following items to post during the weekend for you to read while they’re out Christmas shopping.
Saturday: Altamont: Blame The Cops – Saturday marks the 39th anniversary of the infamous Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway. Now the Stones tour manager from those days says the cops were to blame for the stabbing death of a fan.
Sunday: House Of Glass – Philip Glass and Patti Smith top the roster for the 19th annual Carnegie Hall
Monday: Ultra Music Festival Sizzles – The 11th annual event grooves Miami on March 27 & 28 with an incredible lineup!
The highs and lows of Boy George – Guardian U.K.
Alternative income streams for artists and bands? Hey, if people won’t buy CDs then sell them a shirt. Or a game. Or … – BBC News
Does the future of music retail depend on consumer impulse buying habits? – CNET
Remember Rolling Stone’s list of the top 100 greatest singers of all time? The Times of London takes that list and makes it even more interesting – The Times Online U.K.
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Bob Dylan lays out his U.K./ Europe plans for 2009, slotting shows for March, April and May. Details include a March 23 stop in Stockholm where he’ll play Stockholm Globe Arena. Then it’s on to Oslo for a show at the Oslo Spektrum Arena ANS on March 25. Look for Mr. Dylan in Berlin on April 1 where he’ll play the Max-Schmeling-Halle. The schedule also has not one, not two, but three nights in Amsterdam – April 10 – 12 at the Heineken Music Hall. Rome gets him on April 17, Brussels on April 22, Edinburgh on May 3 and Dublin on May 6.
Murder By Death updates with an extensive list of club dates for February 2009. Stops include February 4 in Newport, Kentucky, at Southgate House; February 7 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at Middle East Downstairs; February 17 in Tucson, Arizona, at Club Congress, and February 26 in Seattle, Washington, at Neumo’s.
And we have an nice-looking routing through Germany for Robin Gibb. Details include May 5 in Bremen at AWD-Dome Bremen (Stadthalle Bremen), May 10 in Cologne at Lanxess Arena, May 16 in Berlin at Tempodrom GmbH and May 18 in Frankfurt at Alte Oper.
And that brings the week’s adventure in concert data to a close. Don’t forget! It’s not a real weekend unless you experience live music. Go go out there and rock!