Tour De Force: Mr. T Experience, Sneaker Pimps, Paul Weller...

The Mr. T Experience: Northern California's East Bay-based power-pop veterans will be touring in support of their latest collection of songs about girls, Revenge Is Sweet And So Are You.

The Mr. T Experience Tour Dates:

Sept. 11; West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour

Sept. 12; Corona, Calif., Showcase Theater

Sept. 13; San Diego, Calif., Soma

Sept. 14; Mesa, Ariz., Hollywood Alley

Sept. 16; Austin, Texas, Emo's

Sept. 17; Denton, Texas, The Argo

Sept. 18; Houston, Texas; Fitzgerald's

Sept. 19; New Orleans, La., Jimmy's Club

Sept. 20; Tallahassee, Fla., Florida St. University Club Downunder

Sept. 21; Fort Lauderdale, Fla., House Of Rock

Sept. 22; Melbourne, Fla., Phat Catz

Sept. 23; St. Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre

Sept. 24; Jacksonville, Fla., Moto-Lounge

Sept. 25; Atlanta, Ga., The Point

Sept. 26; Carrboro, N.C., Cat's Cradle

Sept. 28; New York, N.Y., Coney Island High

Sept. 29; Cleveland, Pa., The Rock

Sept. 30; Philadelphia, Pa., Pontiac Grille

Oct. 1; Cambridge, Mass., Middle East Club

Oct. 2; Providence, R.I., Met Cafe

Oct. 3; Montreal, Que., Underworld

Oct. 4; Ottawa, Ont., Dominion Tavern

Oct. 5; Toronto, Ont., Rivoli Theatre

Oct. 6; London, Ont., Call The Office

Oct. 8; Tunkhannock, Pa., Rainforest Cafe

Oct. 9; Cleveland, Ohio, Euclid Tavern

Oct. 10; Detroit, Mich., The Shelter

Oct. 11; Green Bay, Wis., Concert Cafe

Oct. 12; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Oct. 14; Chicago, Ill., Metro

Oct. 15; St. Louis, Mo., Hi-Pointe

Oct. 16; Lawrence, Kan., (to be announced)

Oct. 17; Denver, Colo., (to be announced)

Oct. 18; Salt Lake City, Utah, (to be announced)

Oct. 19; Boise, Idaho, Neurolux

Oct. 21; Victoria, BC, (to be announced)

Oct. 22; Vancouver, BC, (to be announced)

Oct. 23; Seattle, Wash., Crocodile Cafe

Oct. 24; Portland, Ore., (to be announced)

Oct. 25; San Francisco, Calif., (to be announced)

Sneaker Pimps: The popular trip-hop trio are touring this fall with electronica star Aphex Twin in support of their new LP Becoming X and its hit song "6 Underground."

Sneaker Pimps Tour Dates:

Sept. 3; New York, N.Y., Roseland

Sept. 5; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Sept. 6; Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero

Sept. 7; Boston, Mass., Avalon

Sept 12; Detroit, Mich., St. Andrew's

Sept. 13; Chicago, Ill., Riviera

Sept. 14; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Sept. 17; Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre

Sept. 19; Las Vegas, Nev., Hard Rock

Sept. 20; Running Spring, Calif., Snow Valley Resort

Sept. 23; Seattle, Wash., DV8

Sept. 24; Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater

Sept. 25; Vancouver, B.C., Rage

Sept. 27; Alameda, Calif., Alameda Naval Base

Paul Weller: Touring for the first time since 1994, the former front man of pop punkers the Jam and moody new wavers the Style Council is playing theaters in support of his fourth solo album, Heavy Soul.

Paul Weller Tour Dates:

Sept. 25; Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre

Sept. 26; Boston, Mass., Avalon

Sept. 27; New York, N.Y., Roseland

Sept. 30; Toronto, Ont., Concert Hall

Oct. 1; Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre

Oct. 3; Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre

Oct. 4; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Oct. 6; Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre

Oct. 9; San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre

Oct. 10; Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Palladium

Pavement : The pioneering lo-fi alt-rockers rockers are leaving the confines of Stockton, Calif. and heading east in support of their critically acclaimed album Brighten The Corners.

Pavement Tour Dates

Sept. 23; Tempe, Ariz., Gibson's

Sept. 24; Tucson, Ariz., Club Congress

Sept. 25; Omaha, Neb., Ranch Bowl

Sept. 27; Omaha, Neb., Ranch Bowl

Oct. 4; Buffalo, N.Y., Ogden St. Music Hall

Oct. 6, Burlington, Vt., Club Toast

Oct. 7; Providence, R.I., Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Oct. 8; Princeton, N.J., Campus Club

Oct. 10; Winston-Salem, N.C., Ziggy's

Oct. 11, Athens, Ga., 40 Watt Club

Oct. 12; Birmingham, Ala., Five Points Music Hall

Auntie Christ: Supporting their debut album Life Could Be A Dream, Exene Cervenkova and DJ Bonebreak might also play songs from this band they were once a part of; a little outfit from L.A. called X.

Auntie Christ Tour Dates:

Sept. 2; Providence, R.I., Met Cafe

Sept. 3; Albany, N.Y., QE 2

Sept. 4; New York, N.Y., Coney Island High (Lookout! Records CMJ Showcase)

Sept. 5; New York, N.Y., Squeezebox

Sept. 7; Cleveland, Ohio, Euclid Tavern

Sept. 8; Cincinnati; Ohio, Sudsy Malone's

Sept. 9; Detroit, Mich., The Shelter

Sept. 10; Grand Rapids, Mich., Intersection

Sept. 11; Chicago; Ill., Fireside Bowl

Sept. 12; Green Bay, Wis., Concert Cafe

Sept. 13; St. Louis, Mo., Side Door

Sept. 15; Lawrence, Kan., Bottleneck

Sept. 16; Denver, Colo., Mercury Cafe

Sept. 17; Salt Lake City, Utah, DV8

Sept. 18; Boise, Idaho, Neurolux

Sept. 19; Seattle, Wash., RKCNDY

Sept. 20; Portland, Ore., Suburbia

Sept. 23; Sacramento; Calif., Bojangles

Sept. 24; San Jose, Calif., Cactus Club

Sept. 25; San Francisco, Calif., Bottom Of The Hill

Sept. 26; West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour

Sept. 27; San Diego, Calif., Casbah

The Offspring: Look for the SoCal punks to head out for several

dates as autumn begins, including radio station festivals in Atlanta, Ga.

and Hartford, Conn. In tow for most shows will be the energetic masters of

Latin ska, Voodoo Glow Skulls.

Offspring Tour Dates:

Sept. 20; Peoria, Ariz., Peoria Sports Complex

Sept. 21; Albuquerque, N.M., the Zone

Sept. 23; San Antonio, Tex., Sneakers

Sept. 24; Dallas, Tex., Deep Ellum Live

Sept. 25; Tulsa, Okla., Cain's Ballroom

Sept. 28; Atlanta, Ga., Lakewood Amphitheatre

Sept. 29; Providence, R.I., the Strand

Oct. 4; Hartford, Conn., Meadows Music Theatre

Oct. 10; Chicago, Ill., Aragon Ballroom

Mike Watt: Although Watt's upcoming opus Contemplating the

Engine Room makes its official live debut on Sept. 5 during the College

Music Journal conference in New York, the "Sticking the Head Out the Hatch"

tour won't begin until the album's release date on Oct. 7. On tour

with the former Minuteman will be Steve Hodges on drums and Joe Baiza on


Mike Watt & the Black Gang Crew Tour Dates:

Oct. 7; Sacramento, Calif., Bojangles

Oct. 8; San Francisco, Calif., Slim's

Oct. 9; Portland, Ore., Berbatis Pan

Oct. 10; Seattle, Wash; Crocodile Cafe

Oct. 11; Vancouver, British Columbia; Starfish Room

Oct. 13; Boise, Idaho; Neurolux

Oct. 14; Salt Lake City, Utah, Spanky's

Oct. 15; Boulder, Colo., Fox Theatre

Oct. 17; Omaha, Neb., Ranch Bowl

Oct. 18; Minneapolis, Minn., 7th St. Entry

Oct. 19; Madison, Wis. O'Cayz corral

Oct. 20; Champaign, Ill., Blind Pig

Oct. 21; Indianapolis, Ind., The Patio

Oct. 22; Cincinnati, Ohio, Sudsy Malone's

Oct. 23; Columbus, Ohio, Little Brothers

Oct. 24; Chicago, Ill., Double Door

Oct. 25; Detroit, Mich., Magic Stick

Oct. 26; Cleveland, Ohio, Grog Shop

Oct. 27; Toronto, Ontario, Lee's Palace

Oct. 28; Montreal, Quebec, Cabaret Music Hall

Oct. 29; Providence, R.I., Met Cafe

Oct. 30; Boston, Mass., Middle East

Oct. 31; New York, N.Y., Tramps

Nov. 1; Philadelphia, Penn., Upstairs At Nick's

Nov. 2; Washington, D.C., Black Cat

Nov. 3; Chapel Hill, N.C., Cat's Cradle

Nov. 4; Charleston, S.C., Music Farm

Nov. 5; Atlanta, Ga., The Point

Nov. 6; Gainesville, Fla., Covered Dish

Nov. 7; Orlando, Fla., Sapphire Supper Club

Nov. 8; Tallahassee, Fla., Club Downunder USF

Nov. 9; Birmingham, Ala., The Nick

Nov. 10; Nashville, Tenn., Exit In

Nov. 11; Louisville, Ky., Phoenix Hill Tavern

Nov. 12; St. Louis, Mo., Side Door

Nov. 13; Columbia, Mo., Blue Note

Nov. 14; Lawrence, Kan., Bottleneck

Nov. 15; Springfield, Mo., Juke Joint

Nov. 16; Oklahoma City, OK, Will Rogers Center

Nov. 17; Dallas, Tex., The Galaxy

Nov. 18; Austin, Tex., Electric Lounge

Nov. 19; Houston, Tex., Urban Art Bar

Nov. 21; Albuquerque, N.M., Dingo Bar

Nov. 22; Tempe, Ariz., Hollywood Alley

Nov. 23; Tucson, Ariz., Club Congress

Pizzicato Five: Japanese pop group begins its global onslaught in

support of Happy End of the World, a joyful drum and bass looped

postcard from the end of time. In addition to the music, audiences will also

be treated to a show of the latest Twiggy-esque fashion designs from lead

singer Maki.

Pizzicato Five Tour dates:

Sept. 5; Los Angeles, Calif., El Rey

Sept. 6; San Francisco, Calif., Great American Music Hall

Sept. 7; Seattle, Wash., Showbox

Sept. 12; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Sept. 13; Chicago, Ill., Metro

Sept. 15; Toronto, Ont., Lee's Palace

Sept. 16; Montreal, Que., Cabaret

Sept. 17; Boston, Mass., Paradise

Sept. 19; Philadelphia, Pa., Five Spot

Sept. 20; New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza

Sept. 21; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Sept. 23; Atlanta, Ga., Cotton Club

Sept. 27; Austin, Texas, Stubb's

Chopper One: Former Weezer guitarist Jason Cropper and his

wife Amy are touring in support of their power-pop treasure trove Now

Playing. From Aug. 26-29, they will be opening for the band which

their former drummer now plays in, ska rockers Goldfinger.

Chopper One Tour dates:

Aug. 22; St. Louis, Mo., Cicero's

Aug. 23; Iowa City, Iowa, The Q

Aug. 24; Columbus, Ohio, Bernie's Distillery

Aug. 26; Boston, Mass., The Middle East

Aug. 27; New York, N.Y., Coney Island High

Aug. 28; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Aug. 29; Greensboro, N.C., Zoo Bar

Aug. 30; Huntington, W.Va., Drop Shop

Aug. 31; Ocean City, WOSC Party

Sept. 2; Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero

Sept. 3; New York, N.Y., The Knitting Factory

Sept. 6; Charleston, N.C., The Music Farm

Sept. 9; Rochester, N.Y., Bug Jar

Sept. 10; Boston, Mass., T.T. The Bears

Sept. 11; Cleveland, Ohio, The Grog Shop

Sept. 12; Chicago, Ill., Lounge Ax

Sept. 13; Kansas City, Mo, Hurricane

Sept. 14; Des Moines, Iowa, Safari

Sept. 16; Lincoln, Neb., Duffy's

Insane Clown Posse: Espousing the virtues of "Clown Luv" and "cruisin' 'round the 'hood in full grease-paint regalia," controversial Detroit rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope will take to the stage this fall with their

beloved spray-ready Faygo soda always by their side. Ironically, the tour kicks off in Orlando, Fla., the home turf of Disney, the company which -- citing profane lyrics -- recently dropped them from Hollywood Records.

Insane Clown Posse Tour dates:

Aug. 28; Orlando, Fla., Tsunami

Aug. 29; Atlanta, Ga., Masquerade

Aug. 31; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Sept. 02; New Haven, Conn., Toad's Place

Sept. 03; Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club

Sept. 04; Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero

Sept. 05; Pittsburgh, Pa., Metropol

Sept. 06; Cleveland, Ohio, Nautica

Sept. 07; Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues

Sept. 10; Indianapolis, Ind., Emerson Theatre

Sept. 11; Cincinnati, Ohio, Garage

Sept. 12; Detroit, Mich., State Theatre

Sept. 13; Toledo, Ohio, Sports Arena

Sept. 14; Colombus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall

Sept. 20; Los Angeles, Calif., American Legion Hall

Sept. 21; San Francisco, Calif., Trocadero Transfer

Sept. 23; Portland, Ore., La Luna

Sept. 24; Seattle, Wash., RKCNDY

Sept. 26; Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre

Sept. 27; Wichita, Kan., Forum