Tour De Force: Portishead, Moby...

Portishead: The trip-hop innovators will be touring big cities in the U.S.

in support of this year’s self-titled collection of odd samples and heartfelt

crooning.

Portishead Tour Dates:

Dec. 3; Atlanta, Ga., Roxy Theatre

Dec. 5; New York, N.Y., Hammerstein Ballroom

Dec. 7; Toronto, Ont., Warehouse

Dec. 9; Detroit, Mich., State Theatre

Dec. 10; Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre

Dec. 13; Vancouver, B.C., Rage

Dec. 14; Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre

Dec. 16; San Francisco, Calif., Warfield

Dec. 18; Hollywood, Calif., Palladium

Moby: Will he play techno? Will he rock out? Perhaps some ambient

tunes? You'll have to check out his tour in support of I Like To Score.

Moby Tour Dates:

Nov. 15; Seattle, Wash., RKCNDY

Nov. 16; Portland, Ore., Roseland Theatre

Nov. 18; Palo Alto, Calif., Edge

Nov. 19; San Francisco, Calif., Fillmore

Nov. 21; Los Angeles, Calif., Frequency

Nov. 22; Las Vegas, N.Y., Epicentre

Nov. 23; Santa Ana, Calif., Galaxy Theatre

Nov. 25; Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern

Nov. 26; Phoenix, Ariz., Icehouse

Nov. 28; Boulder, Colo., Boulder Theatre

Nov. 30; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Dec. 1; Chicago, Ill., House Of Blues

Dec. 2; Milwaukee, Wis., Rave

Dec. 4; New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza

Dec. 6; Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre of Living

Dec. 10; Boston, Mass., Axis

Catherine Wheel: British alternative-psychedelic group will take you to

places as exotic as the Garden of Eden as they tour the U.S. in support of their

latest Adam and Eve.

Catherine Wheel Tour Dates:

Dec. 2; Boston, Mass., Avalon

Dec. 3; Providence, R.I., WBRU Christmas Show

Dec. 4; Kitchener, Ont., Lyric Theatre

Dec. 5; London, Ont., NAC

Dec. 6; Cleveland, Ohio, Odeon Concert Club

Dec. 8; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Dec. 9; New Haven, Conn., Toad's Place

Dec. 10; New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza

Dec. 12; Sea Bright, N.J., Tradewinds

Dec. 13; Philadelphia, Pa., (to be announced)

Dec. 14; Toronto, Ont., Warehouse

Dec. 16; Detroit, Mich., Clutch Cargo

Jill Sobule: The voice behind the quirky alterna-hit "I Kissed A Girl" is on the road again, hoping to make your little villa a Happy Town upon her arrival.

Jill Sobule Tour Dates:

Nov. 13; Washington, D.C., Bayou

Nov. 14; Pittsburgh, Pa., Rosebud

Nov. 15; Asbury Park, N.J., Saint

Nov. 16; Philadelphia, Pa., Tin Angel

Nov. 18; Trenton, N.J., Rathskellar

Nov. 19; Piedmont, N.Y., Turning Point

Nov. 20; Portland, Maine, Zootz

Nov. 21; Burlington, Vt., Club Metronome

Nov. 22; Northhampton, Mass., Iron Horse Music

Nov. 23; Cambridge, Mass., Passim's

Spiritualized: Hearing their trippy-rockin' in a live setting will most likely lead you to conclude that, yes, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space.

Spiritualized Tour Dates:

Nov. 7; Vancouver, B.C., Richard's On Richards

Nov. 8; Seattle, Wash, Show Box

Nov. 9; Portland, Ore., La Luna

Nov. 11; San Francisco, Calif., Fillmore

Nov. 12; Hollywood, Calif., Palace

Nov. 13; Tempe, Ariz., Gibson's

Nov. 15; Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater

Nov. 17; St. Louis, Mo., Galaxy

Nov. 18; Milwaukee, Wis., Rave

Nov. 19; Mineapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Nov. 20; Chicago, Ill., Metro

Nov. 22; Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart's

Nov. 24; Cleveland, Ohio, Odeon Concert Club

Nov. 25; Pontiac, Mich., Clutch Cargo

Nov. 27; Toronto, Ont., Guvernment

Nov. 29; Montreal, Que., Foufones Electriques

Dec. 1; Providence, R.I., Lupos' Heartbreak Hotel

Dec. 3; New York, N.Y., Webster Hall

Dec. 5; Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadro

Dec. 6; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club