Tour De Force: Elements of Hip-Hop tour, Pat DiNizio...

Elements of Hip-Hop Tour: Rap fans will not want to miss this

gathering of the genre's future leaders: Up-and-coming rapper Common, Rahel

from the Roots and master turntable-ists the X-Ecutioners.

Elements of Hip-Hop Tour Dates:

Jan. 20; New York, N.Y., Tramps

Jan. 21; Cleveland, Ohio, Peabody's Down Under

Jan. 22; Detroit, Mich., St. Andrew's Hall

Jan. 23; Macomb, Ill., Western Illinois University

Jan. 24; Chicago, Ill., Cubby Bear Lounge

Jan. 25; St. Louis, Mo., Galaxy

Jan. 26; Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre

Jan. 27; Boulder, Colo., Fox Theatre

Jan. 28; Vail, Colo., Garton's

Jan. 30; San Francisco, Calif., Maritime Hall

Jan. 31; Vancouver, B.C., Palladium

Feb. 1; Santa Cruz, Calif., Palookaville

Feb. 2; Pasadena, Calif., Loft

Feb. 3; West Hollywood, Calif., Roxy Theatre

Feb. 6; Flagstaff, Ariz., Old Post Office

Feb. 7; Tempe, Ariz., Gibson's

Feb. 10; New Orleans, La., House of Blues

Feb. 11; Ybor City, Fla., Rubb

Feb. 12; Miami, Fla., Liquid

Feb. 15; Virginia Beach, Va., Rogues

Feb. 19; Burlington, Vt., Club Toast

Feb. 20; Toronto, Ont., Warehouse

Pat DiNizio: Best known for his work with the Smithereens, DiNizio

is touring in support of his solo debut, Songs and Sounds.

Pat DiNizio Tour Dates:

Jan. 19; Toronto, Ont., Horseshoe Tavern

Jan. 21; Cambridge, Mass., Middle East Club

Jan. 22; Northampton, Mass., Iron Horse Music Hall

Jan. 23; Baltimore, Md., Mickey's

Jan. 24; Washington, D.C., Bayou

Jan. 26; New York, N.Y., Mercury Lounge

Jan. 27; Philadelphia, Pa., North Star Bar

Jan. 29; Atlanta, Ga., Smith's Olde Bar

Jan. 30; Nashville, Tenn., Ace of Clubs

Jan. 31; Memphis, Tenn., Barrister's

Feb. 2; New Orleans, La., House of Blues

Feb. 4; Dallas, Texas, Galaxy Club

Feb. 5; Austin, Texas, Electric Lounge

Feb. 8; Tempe, Ariz., Nita's Hideaway

Feb. 10; Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern

Feb. 11; San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Coach House

Feb. 12; West Hollywood, Calif., House of Blues

Feb. 13; Las Vegas, Nev., Drink

Feb. 17; Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater

Feb. 19; St. Louis, Mo., Galaxy

Feb. 20; Kansas City, Mo., Hurricane

Feb. 21; Columbia, Mo., Blue Note

Feb. 22; Chicago, Ill., House of Blues

Third Eye Blind/Smash Mouth: They're both from the Bay Area, they

both had big hits in '97 and now they're touring together.

Third Eye Blind/Smash Mouth Tour Dates:

Jan. 29; Visalia, Calif., Visalia Convention Center

Jan. 30; Bakersfield, Calif., Bakersfield College

Jan. 31; San Francisco, Calif., Warfield

Feb. 1; Riverside, Calif., University of California

Feb. 2; Las Vegas, Nev., Joint

Feb. 3; Salt Lake City, Utah, University of Utah

Feb. 5; Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre

Feb. 6; Boulder, Colo., University of Colorado

Feb. 7; Kansas City, Kan., Memorial Hall

Feb. 10; Des Moines, Iowa, Super Toad

Feb. 11; Rolla, Mo., University of Missouri

Feb. 12; St. Louis, Mo., American Theatre

Feb. 13; Louisville, Ky., Brewery

Feb. 14; Atlanta, Ga., Fox Theatre

Dread Zeppelin: Ever wonder what would happen if Elvis fronted a ska

band that covered Led Zeppelin tunes? If you're lucky enough to catch a

Dread Zep show, you'll see a pretty good example of what could happen.

Dread Zeppelin Tour Dates:

Jan. 24; Marina Del Rey, Calif., Scruffy O'Shea's

Feb. 7; Tempe, Ariz., Gibson's

Feb. 8; Scottsdale, Ariz., Phoenician Hotel

Feb. 14; Tempe, Ariz., Gibson's

Feb. 21; Tempe, Ariz., Gibson's

Feb. 28; Tempe, Ariz., Gibson's

Mar. 14; Santa Monica, Calif., 14 Below

Jesus Lizard: Abrasive noise-rockers Jesus Lizard are

getting prepared for a long string of nights where they'll be

packing 'em in and delivering the goods.

Jesus Lizard Tour Dates:

Jan. 15; Houston, Texas, Mary Jane's

Jan. 16; Austin, Texas, Emo's

Jan. 17; Dallas, Texas, Galaxy Club

Jan. 18; Oklahoma City, Okla., VZD

Jan. 20; Albuquerque, N.M., Launch Pad

Jan. 21; Phoenix, Ariz., Mason Jar

Jan. 22; San Diego, Calif., Casbah

Jan. 23; West Hollywood, Calif., Roxy Theatre

Jan. 24; San Francisco, Calif., Bottom Of The Hill

Jan. 25; Sacramento, Calif., Bojangles

Jan. 27; Portland, Ore., Satyricon

Jan. 28; Bellingham, Wash., Bellingham Bay Brewing Company

Feb. 6; Lawrence, Kan., Bottleneck

Feb. 7; St. Louis, Mo., Side Door

Feb. 12; Minneapolis, Minn., 7th Street Entry

Feb. 13; Madison, Wis., Regent Street Retreat

Feb. 14; Green Bay, Wis., Concert Cafe