-- NME: Next Metallica tour will be the band's "equivalent of 'The Wall'" according to manager. Just 10 (unreleased) cities, but it promises to be a monstrosity.
-- LiveDaily: Phish have a big summer planned, but no Gorge date yet. Keep non-doobied fingers crossed.
-- Straight Chooglin': The Maldives have a tour blog! And they're on tour! Blogging about touring!
-- KEXP: For those of us not in Austin at SXSW, we can follow along on KEXP. They'll be pulling bands in off the dusty streets and trading clean underwear for in-studio performances. Today they've got England's Fanfarlo, Australia's The Middle East, and LA's Best Coast, among others.
-- STG: Comedian Aziz Ansari is coming to the Moore on June 25. If you know Aziz only from NBC's Parks and Recreation, you need to see the Human Giant videos after the jump.