Check out that fancy blue widget. Eventful is an Internet service that will alert you to goings-on in your area (including political events!), and you can "demand" artists to come to town. I'm not sure exactly what happens after one submits a "demand" but as you can see from the little banner there, I just might find out. See that 1 people* in the Portland metro area clamoring for Fountains of Wayne? Yours truly.
I imagine they'll be here any day now.
*Edited: My dearest husband become the second person to demand FoW. Thank you, darling, for indulging my lunacy.