Frank Black And The Catholics, Fabulous Thunderbirds...

Frank Black and the Catholics: Touring in support of their self-titled debut, the latest group from Pixies founder and influential alt-rocker Black may just remind you why you wanted to rock in the first place.

Frank Black and the Catholics Tour Dates:

Oct. 2; Pittsburgh, Pa., Graffiti

Oct. 4; Chicago, Ill., Metro

Oct. 5; La Crosse, Wis., Warehouse

Oct. 6; Minneapolis, Minn., Ground Zero

Oct. 8; Columbia, Mo., Blue Note

Oct. 9; Lawrence, Kan., Bottleneck

Oct. 10; Tulsa, Okla., Cains Ballroom

Oct. 11; Dallas, Texas, The Galaxy

Oct. 12; Austin, Texas, Stubbs

Oct. 14; El Paso, Texas, Club 101

Oct. 15; Tucson, Ariz., Club Congress

Fabulous Thunderbirds: This Texas-blues group don't need no stinking new album to tour behind! We ask you, ain't that "Tough Enough"?

Fabulous Thunderbirds Tour Dates:

Oct. 2; New Braunfels, Texas, Gruene Hall

Oct. 3; New Orleans, La., House of Blues

Oct. 4; Laguna Niguel, Calif., Laguna Niguel Expo

Oct. 8; Jackson, Miss., Budweiser Pavilion

Oct. 11; Orlando, Fla., Sea World of Florida

Oct. 23; Olympia, Wash., Washington Center

Kid Rock: He's a little bit funky, he's a little bit rap 'n' roll.

If you long for the Beasties in their knucklehead days, Kid Rock can fill

your prescription.

Kid Rock Tour Dates:

Oct. 1; Pittsburgh, Pa., Graffiti Showcase

Oct. 2; Huntington, W.Va., Stoned Monkey

Oct. 3; Huntington, W.Va., Vinnie's

Oct. 6; Cincinnati, Ohio., Ripley's

Oct. 7; Chicago, Ill., House of Blues

Oct. 8; Columbus, Ohio, Mekka

Oct. 9; Urbana, Ill., Canopy Club

Oct. 11; East Lansing, Mich., Rock's Cafe

Oct. 14; Louisville, Ky., Toy Tiger

Oct. 15; Chattanooga, Tenn., Bay

Oct. 16; Jackson, Miss., Muddy Water's Lounge

Oct. 17; Shreveport, La., Malibu Beach Club

Oct. 19; Memphis, Tenn., Barrister's

Oct. 20; Knoxville, Tenn., Moose's Music Hall

Oct. 22; St. Louis, Mo., Hi-Pointe

Oct. 23; Springfield, Mo., Juke Joint

Oct. 25; Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theatre

Nov. 10; New Orleans, La., Jimmy's Club

Nov. 16; Orlando, Fla., Sapphire Music Club

Nov. 17; Jacksonville, Fla., Fat Kat Music Hall

Nov. 18; Tallahassee, Fla., Floyd's Music Store

M.O.P/Mixmaster Mike:: For a night of what the heads will

call "true hip-hop," it's hard to beat the street-smart raps of M.O.P. and

the nimble turntablism of current Beastie Boys cohort Mixmaster Mike.

M.O.P/Mixmaster Mike Tour Dates:

Oct. 16; Santa Barbara, Calif., University of California

Oct. 17; Hollywood, Calif., Hollywood Athletic Club

Oct. 19; Boulder, Colo., Fox Theatre

Oct. 20; Boulder, Colo., Fox Theatre

Oct. 22; Austin, Texas, Electric Lounge

Oct. 23; Houston, Texas, Waxx

Oct. 24; New Orleans, La., Dream Place

Oct. 26; Kansas City, Mo., Beaumont Club

Oct. 29; Grand Rapids, Mich., Intersection

Oct. 31; Toronto, Ont., Canadian National Centre

Nov. 1; Burlington, Vt., Club Toast

Nov. 3; Northampton, Mass., Pearl Street