Thur update: BB’s/car crash, new banquet halls on Beale, Muck Sticky, free food samples, Trojan horse on Macs

WMC-TV reports that a car crashed into B.B. King’s club shortly after 3 this morning. The club was already closed. The front of the building is a mess, and it looks like the car took out a traffic control box too. The club will be open regular hours today though.

The Daily News has a good article about the three banquet halls planned for the old Pat O’Brien’s space. It sounds like these event spaces could help attract conventions to Memphis in the future.

Live music recommendation: Muck Sticky’s “Hullabaloo” album release concert at the New Daisy, 7 PM Saturday, April 7, with Taco and da Mofos, $10 cover. I’ve been a fan of Muck Sticky since I caught a performance of his on the Peabody rooftop two years ago. I was impressed not only with his music but the positive message he spreads to his audience.

ATTN NUH-UH GIRL: Today Mashable posted about a startup company called Swaggable that will send you free samples. The idea is that consumers trust peer reviews more than ads. So, the company is willing to send you free samples if you’ll write reviews and share them with friends. The samples that are easiest to obtain are said to be free food from specialty food companies, and personal care items. More info here.

Mac owners: 600,000 Macs are said to be infected with a Trojan horse called Flashback. It infects you with an installer that appears to be for an Adobe Flash update. Once installed, it looks for your passwords. Find out if you’re infected here.

Weather permitting, I’m going to hit Max’s for poker tonight, then stop by the Blind Bear to hear the modern speakeasy band that’s peforming tonight, then over to Brass Door for Diamond Dave’s “Love Train” party.