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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: The rock vixen and her band are touring

through

the fall, promoting their forthcoming album, Fetish (June 8).

Joan Jett Tour Dates:

May 29; De Pere, Wis.; Voyager Park

May 30; Plainview, N.Y.; Vanderbilt

June 5; Las Vegas, Nev.; Junefest

June 6; Olean, N.Y.; Bradner Stadium

June 13; San Jose, Calif.; Gay Pride Day

June 18; Racine, Wis.; Harborfest

June 20; Billings, Mont.; Oscar's Park

June 25; Norway, Mich.; Marion Park Summerfest

June 26; Clinton, Mont.; Chalet Bear Mouth

June 27; Bottineau, N.D.; Wild Rose Ridge Amphitheatre

June 30; Hobart, Ind.; Festival Mainstage

July 1; Chicago, Ill.; Petrillo Band Shell

July 3; Cincinnati, Ohio; Sawyer Point

July 6; Butler, Pa.; Butler County Fair

July 10; Walker, Minn.; Moondance Ranch

July 11; Westchester, Ill.; Westchester Funfest

July 17; Lewiston, Mont.; Spring Creek Amphitheatre

July 18; Eau Claire, Wis.; Chippewa Music Festival

July 23; Atchison, Kan.; Warnock Lake

July 25; San Diego, Calif.; Gay Pride

July 31; Minnedosa, Manitoba; Classic Rock Weekend

Aug. 7; Sheboygan, Wis.; Kiwanis Park

Aug. 10; Uncasville, Conn.; Mohegan Sun Casino

Aug. 13; Manchester, Tenn.; Itchycoo Park

Aug. 14; Ramsey, Minn.; Diamond's

Aug. 21; Hudson, N.Y.; Hudson Summer Fest

Aug. 29; Essex Junction, Vt.; Champlain Valley Expo

Sept. 11; Allegan, Mich.; Allegan County Fair

Sept. 18; Tomahawk, Wis.; Motor Speedway

Sept. 22; Ashland, Ohio; Ashland County Fair

Oct. 10; Palmdale, Calif.; Marie Kerr Park





Medeski Martin & Wood: The improvisational jazz-rock trio are playing a

few

dates through the fall behind their latest release, the Combustication Remix

EP,

the follow-up to last year's Combustication LP. If they get anywhere near

you,

check them out; their dynamic live shows are what gained them their cult

following.

Medeski Martin & Wood Tour Dates:

May 28; Boston, Mass.; Orpheum Theatre

June 7; New York, N.Y.; South Street Seaport

June 19; Timonium, Md.; M.A.M.A. Festival

July 31; Falmouth, Mass.; Cape Cod Music Festival

Sept. 18; Monterey, Calif.; Monterey Jazz Festival

Sept. 19; Saratoga, Calif.; Villa Montalvo Arts Center





Old 97's: The electric country/pop-rock quartet is touring through June behind its

third album, Fight Songs (April 27), on which they tone down their trademark

twang and focus on the rock.

Old 97's Tour Dates:

May 28-29; Seattle, Wash.; Crocodile Cafe

May 30; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Grill

June 1-2; San Francisco, Calif.; Slim's

June 3; West Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues

June 4; San Diego, Calif.; Casbah

June 5; Tempe, Ariz.; Green Room

June 9; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Will Rogers Theatre

June 10; Columbia, Mo.; Blue Note

June 11; Madison, Wis.; University of Wisconsin

June 12; Iowa City, Iowa; Gabe's Oasis

June 14; Milwaukee, Wis.; Shank Hall

June 17; Detroit, Mich.; Shelter

June 18-19; Toronto, Ontario; Horseshoe Tavern

June 21; Northampton, Mass.; Iron Horse Music Hall

June 22-23; New York, N.Y.; Mercury Lounge

June 24; Boston, Mass.; Paradise Rock Club





Sleater-Kinney: The Olympia, Wash., punk trio are still on the road promoting

their fourth album, The Hot Rock, and getting comfortable with their prettier, new

sound. Check them out at the July 4 extravaganza in Irvine, Calif., with Sonic Youth, Mike

Watt, Rocket From the Crypt, Guided by Voices and Sunny Day Real Estate.

Sleater-Kinney Tour Dates:

May 27; Washington, D.C.; Black Cat

May 28; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

May 29-30; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

June 1; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club

June 3; Toronto, Ontario; Opera House

June 4; Detroit, Mich.; Magic Stick

June 6; Chicago, Ill.; Metro

June 7; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

June 12; Seattle, Wash.; Show Box (Planned Parenthood Benefit)

July 4; Irvine, Calif.; Oak Canyon Ranch (This Ain't No Picnic)