Some updates on upcoming shows: The Deathray Davies will now be joining the bill with the Old 97’s for the Indianapolis, Columbus, Louisville, and Atlanta shows (October 26, 27, 28, 29), and the October 24 show at the Rave in Milwaukee will feature a pre-show party, on a side stage, where fans who get to the venue a bit early can enjoy a beverage and catch some live music. Also before the Old 97’s October 18 show in Portland, you can catch them at an in-store performance at Music Millennium (801 NW 23rd. St.) at 6:30 pm.

Finally, I’m sure you remember the story of David Cunniff, who on July 25th took his daughters to an Old 97’s concert in the Deep Ellum disctrict of Dallas, where he was attacked and badly beaten. Today, he remains paralyzed in Baylor Hospital without medical insurance. Several fundraisers to benefit the Cunniff family have been and are in the works, and among the more pleasant is this one: An eBay auction. So far three cool, music related items have been donated, and all proceeds from the sales will go to benefit David Cunniff. Check it ’em out here, here, and here. More soon!