Tour De Force: Mary Lou Lord, Let's Go Bowling...

Mary Lou Lord: Check out the former street musician as she finally gets her chance to play folk music for someone besides subway commuters.

Mary Lou Lord Tour Dates:

Feb. 13; Seattle, Wash., Show Box

Feb. 14; Vancouver, B.C., Starfish Room

Feb. 18; Providence, R.I., Met Cafe

Feb. 19; New York, N.Y., Westbeth Theatre

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

Feb. 22; Baltimore, Md., Fletcher's

Feb. 23; Carrboro, N.C., Cat's Cradle

Feb. 26; Columbia, S.C., Library

Feb. 27; Athens, Ga., 40 Watt Club

Feb. 28; Atlanta, Ga., Point

Mar. 1; Birmingham, Ala., Nick

Mar. 3; West Palm Beach, Fla., Spanky's Backstage

Mar. 5; Orlando, Fla., Sapphire Supper Club

Mar. 6; St. Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre

Mar. 7; Philadelphia, Pa., Pontiac Grille

Mar. 9; New Orleans, La., Jimmy's Club

Mar. 10; Houston, Texas, Instant Karma

Mar. 11; Dallas, Texas, Galaxy Club

Mar. 12; Austin, Texas, Liberty Lunch

Mar. 14; Albuquerque, N.M., Launch Pad

Mar. 15; Tempe, Ariz., Nita's Hideaway

Mar. 16; San Diego, Calif., Casbah

Mar. 18; West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour

Mar. 20; Austin, Texas, Maggie May's

Mar. 21; Santa Barbara, Calif., Coach House

Mar. 23; San Francisco, Calif., Bottom of the Hill

Mar. 24; San Jose, Calif., Agenda

Mar. 26; Portland, Ore., Berbati's Pan

Mar. 27; Bellingham, Wash., Cosmos

Mar. 28; Seattle, Wash., Crocodile Cafe

Mar. 29; Seattle, Wash., Velvet Elvis

Mar. 31; Missoula, Mont., Copper Commons

Apr. 1; Boise, Idaho, Neurolux

Apr. 3; Salt Lake City, Utah, Holy Cow

Apr. 6; Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater

Let's Go Bowling: If you're looking for true ska -- not

that ska-punk stuff -- you can do no wrong by checking out Let's Go Bowling.

Let's Go Bowling Tour Dates:

Feb. 13; Fayetteville, Ark., JR's Lightbulb Club

Feb. 14; St. Louis, Mo., Galaxy

Feb. 15; Iowa City, Iowa, Gunnerz

Feb. 16; Ames, Iowa, Maintenance Shop

Feb. 19; Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater

Feb. 20; Fort Collins, Colo., Starlight

Feb. 21; Park City, Utah, Cozie's

Mar. 1; Ventura, Calif., Ventura Theatre

Mar. 2; West Hollywood, Calif., House of Blues

Mar. 4; San Francisco, Calif., Slim's

Mar. 5; Santa Cruz, Calif., Palookaville

Mar. 10; Eugene, Ore., W.O.W. Hall

Mar. 11; Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater

Mar. 12; Seattle, Wash., Fenix

Mar. 14; Helena, Mont., Myrna Loy Center

Mar. 17; Teton Village, Wyo., Mangy Moose

Mar. 18; Fort Collins, Colo., Starlight

Mar. 19; Crested Butte, Colo., Face Plant Saloon

Mar. 21; Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater

Mar. 22; Lincoln, Neb., Knickerbocker's

Mar. 26; Madison, Wis., Inferno

Mar. 27; Chicago, Ill., Metro

Mar. 28; Detroit, Mich., Majestic Theatre

Apr. 2; Cambridge, Mass., Middle East Club

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

The Cramps: The masters of psycho-billy punk are once again on the

road, touring in support of Big Beat From Badsville.

The Cramps Tour Dates:

Feb. 28; Oklahoma City, Okla., Will Rogers Theatre

Mar. 1; San Antonio, Texas, White Rabbit

Mar. 2; Baton Rouge, La., Varsity Theatre

Mar. 4; St. Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Landing

Mar. 5; Miami Beach, Fla., Cameo Theatre

Mar. 6; Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House of Blues

Mar. 7; Athens, Ga., 40 Watt Club

Mar. 9; Carrboro, N.C., Cat's Cradle

Mar. 12; Baltimore, Md., Bohager's

Originators Of Hip Hop: If you're interested in exploring the roots

of rap, you can do no wrong by checking out this tour, which features the

Sugar Hill Gang and Grandmaster Melle Mel.

Originators Of Hip Hop Tour Dates:

Feb. 13; Gainesville, Fla., Brick City Music Hall

Feb. 14; Jacksonville, Fla., Milk Bar

Feb. 15; Houston, Texas, Roxy

Feb. 16; Miami, Fla., Liquid

Feb. 18; Salt Lake City, Utah, Holy Cow

Feb. 19; Boise, Idaho, Bogie's

Feb. 20; Salt Lake City, Utah, Fair Park Coliseum

Feb. 21; Steamboat Springs, Colo., Inferno

Feb. 22; Vail, Colo., Garton's

Feb. 23; Breckenridge, Colo., Alligator Lounge

Feb. 24; Fort Collins, Colo., Aggie Theatre

Mar. 1; So. Lake Tahoe, Calif., Mulligan's

Pigface: The revolving-member all-star band is on the road once

again, pledging to meet the industrial-rock needs of each city it stops


Pigface Tour Dates:

Mar. 12; Tulsa, Okla., Cain's Ballroom

Mar. 13; Denver, Colo., Aztlan Theatre

Mar. 14; Salt Lake City, Utah, To Be Announced

Mar. 15; Boise, Idaho, Bogie's

Mar. 16; Seattle, Wash., Fenix

Mar. 17; Vancouver, B.C., Graceland

Mar. 18; Portland, Ore., Zoot Suit

Mar. 19; San Francisco, Calif., Fillmore

Mar. 20; Los Angeles, Calif., To Be Announced

Mar. 21; Tempe, Ariz., Boston's Night Club

Mar. 22; El Paso, Texas, To Be Announced

Mar. 23; Austin, Texas, Liberty Lunch

Mar. 24; Dallas, Texas, To Be Announced

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

Mar. 26; Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart's

Mar. 27; Memphis, Tenn., To Be Announced

Mar. 28; New Orleans, La., To Be Announced

Mar. 29; Tampa, Fla., To Be Announced

Mar. 30; Atlanta, Ga., Masquerade

Mar. 31; Charlotte, N.C., Tremont Music Hall

Apr. 1; Washington, D.C., Capitol Ballroom

Apr. 2; New York, N.Y., To Be Announced

Apr. 3; Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero

Apr. 4; Boston, Mass., To Be Announced

Apr. 5; Montreal, Que., Foufounes Electriques

Apr. 6; Ottawa, Ont., Barrymore's

Apr. 7; Toronto, Ont., Opera House

Apr. 8; Pittsburgh, Pa., Metropol

Apr. 9; Cleveland, Ohio., Odeon Concert Club

Apr. 10; Pontiac, Mich., Clutch Cargo

Apr. 11; Chicago, Ill., House of Blues

Apr. 12; Minneapolis, Minn., Quest Club

Apr. 13; Milwaukee, Wis., Rave