The Closing Bell

Wrapping up 2008 we have new dates for Mother/Father, Harper, Robyn and Bill Cosby, plus links to items about the Viacom vs Time Warner Cable money feud, Robert Plant’s shiny new title, music technology predictions and 50 Cent’s price-reduced mansion.

Link-O-Rama …

Time is running out for Viacom to settle its differences with Time Warner Cable. If a deal isn’t struck today, Time Warner Cable customers could find themselves without MTV after midnight tonight – AFP

He’s no longer just Robert Plant. Per the Queen of England, he is now Robert Plant: Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)Reuters

Photo: John Davisson
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, San Francisco.

After being on the market for nearly two years, the sticker price for 50 Cent’s mansion is marked down 21 percent to a cool $14.5 million –

Wanna know the future? Check out CNET’s music tech predictions for 2009 – CNET

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Psychedelic rockers Mother/Father update today with an extensive club tour covering Canada and the U.S. Stops include Nashville on January 15 at The End; Toronto on January 20 at Bovine Sex Club; New York City on January 26 at Arlene’s Grocery and NYC on January 27 at Lit Lounge.

Harper adds several club dates for the first three months of 2009. New on the band’s calendar is January 28 in St. Louis at BB’s Jazz Blues & Soups; February 28 in Flint, Michigan, at Rube’s Booze & Blues and March 12 in Boulder, Colorado, at Outlook Hotel.

We also have a small amount of new Germany dates for Robyn – February 27 in Berlin at Postbahnhof; February 28 in Hamburg at Ubel & Gefhrlich; March 2 in Frankfurt at Nachtleben; March 3 in Dusseldorf at 3001 and March 4 in Munich at Ampere.

And we close out the year with new dates for Bill Cosby. Catch The Cos in University Park, Pennsylvania, at Penn State – University Park on January 23; Evansville, Indiana, at The Centre on March 7; Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at Washington Pavilion / Arts & Science on March 22; Atlantic City at Caesars Circus Maximus Theatre on April 4; Cabazon, California, at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa on May 9; Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on September 12 at American Music Theatre and Ellensburg, Washington, at Central Washington University on October 14.

That’s all we have for 2008. Thank you for relying on us for concert information and we hope we can serve all your live music needs during the new year. G’night!