The Slackers, Pan Sonic ...

The Slackers: The soulful ska/jazz band is touring the States for the next two

months in support of its third album, The Question.

The Slackers Tour Dates:

April 6; Dayton, Ohio, 1470 Club

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

April 8; Lawrence, Kan., The Bottleneck

April 9; Boulder, Colo., 'Round Midnight

April 10; Provo, Utah, Wrapsody and ABG's

April 11; Salt Lake City, Utah, Zephyr Club

April 12; San Francisco, Calif., Cafe du Nord

April 13; San Francisco, Calif., Club Cocodrie

April 15; San Luis Obispo, Calif., S.L.O. Brewing Co.

April 16; Long Beach, Calif., Rough And Tough

April 17; West Hollywood, Calif., Whisky a Go Go

April 18; San Diego, Calif., Cane's

April 19; Tempe, Ariz., Green Room

April 20; Flagstaff, Ariz., Montevista Lounge

April 21; Albuquerque, N.M., Launch Pad

April 22; Austin, Texas, Flamingo Festival

April 23; College Station, Texas, Crooked Path

April 24; San Antonio, Texas, Wacky's Deli

April 25; New Orleans, La., Maple Leaf

April 28; Birmingham, Ala., Monk's Music

April 29; Little Rock, Ark., Jimmy's Midtown Billiards

April 30; St. Louis, Mo., Firehouse

May 1; Chicago, Ill., Subterranean

May 2; Cleveland, Ohio, Grog Shop

May 14; New London, Conn., El-N-Gee

May 23; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Fu Bar

May 24; Orlando, Fla., Sapphire Club

Pan Sonic: The unorthodox Finnish electronic duo are playing dates around the

United States and Canada to promote their third album, A, released Feb. 23.

Joining them on the road is electro-rock trio Trans Am, whose Futureworld was

released March 23.

Pan Sonic Tour Dates:

April 20; Cambridge, Mass., Middle East Club

April 21; Montreal, Quebec, Cabaret Music Hall

April 22; Toronto, Ontario, Lee's Palace

April 23; Detroit, Mich., Magic Stick

April 24; Chicago, Ill., Metro/Smart Bar

April 25; Minneapolis, Minn., 400 Bar

April 28; Seattle, Wash., Breakroom

April 29; Portland, Ore., Berbati's Pan

May 1; San Francisco, Calif., Great American Music Hall

May 2; West Hollywood, Calif., Roxy

May 3; Pomona, Calif., Glass House

May 4; San Diego, Calif., Casbah

May 5; Tempe, Ariz., Boston's Night Club

May 7; Austin, Texas, Emo's

May 8; Dallas, Texas, Trees

May 10; New Orleans, La., Mermaid

May 11; Atlanta, Ga., Echo Lounge

May 12; Carrboro, N.C., Cat's Cradle

May 13; Washington, D.C., Black Cat

May 14; Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre of Living Arts

May 15; New York, N.Y., Tramps

John P. Strohm: The singer and former Blake Babies guitarist is playing a few

dates around the East and Midwest this month to support his second solo album,


John P. Strohm Tour Dates:

April 7; New York, N.Y., Mercury Lounge

April 8; Philadelphia, Pa., Khyber

April 9; Cambridge, Mass., T.T. The Bear's

April 10; New London, Conn., El-N-Gee Club

April 12; Northampton, Mass., Bay State Hotel

April 14; Detroit, Mich., Magic Stick

April 15; Chicago, Ill., Lounge Ax

April 17; Minneapolis, Minn., The 400 Bar

April 23; Bloomington, Ind., Second Story

April 24; Denison, Ohio, Denison College

Kent: The melodic Swedish rockers are taking their second turn around the

States in as many months (in February they toured with the Cardigans), in support of

their 1998 debut album, Isola.

Kent Tour Dates:

April 7; San Diego, Calif., Casbah

April 8; West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour

April 9; San Francisco, Calif., Bottom of the Hill

April 11; Portland, Ore., Roseland Annex

April 12; Seattle, Wash., Crocodile Cafe

April 16; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

April 17; Milwaukee, Wis., Rave

April 19; Lawrence, Kan., Bottleneck

April 23; Detroit, Mich., Shelter

April 24; Grand Rapids, Mich., Intersection

April 26; Boston, Mass., Lansdowne Street Music Hall

April 27; New York, N.Y., Bowery Ballroom

April 29; Washington, D.C., Black Cat

April 30; Atlanta, Ga., Music Midtown Festival

May 1; Nashville, Tenn., River Festival

May 4; Chicago, Ill., Metro/Smart Bar