Ozomatli, Nightmares on Wax...

Ozomatli: The Latin hip-hop, funk, jazz, ska collective is still

touring in support of its critically acclaimed, self-titled debut (1998).

On most of these dates they are opening for Santana.

Ozomatli Tour Dates:

June 4; Holmdel, N.J., P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

June 5; Wantagh, N.Y., Jones Beach Amphitheater

June 6; Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Performing Arts Center

June 8; Montreal, Quebec, Molson Centre

June 9; Toronto, Ontario, Molson Amphitheatre

June 11; Columbus, Ohio, Polaris Amphitheater

June 12; Clarkston, Mich., Pine Knob Music Theatre

June 13; Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center

June 14; Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post

June 17; Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center

June 18; Noblesville, Ind., Deer Creek Music Center

June 19; Tinley Park, Ill., New World Music Theatre

June 20; Minneapolis, Minn., Northrop Auditorium

July 22; Dallas, Texas, Starplex Amphitheatre (w/Dave Matthews Band)

July 25; Austin, Texas, South Park Meadows (w/Dave Matthews Band)

July 26; The Woodlands, Texas, C.W. Mitchell Pavilion (w/Dave Matthews Band)

July 28; Atlanta, Ga., Lakewood Amphitheatre

July 29-30; Houston, Texas, Mitchell Pavilion

July 31; San Antonio, Texas, Alamodome

Aug. 1; Dallas, Texas, Starplex Amphitheatre

Aug. 3; El Paso, Texas, Don Haskins Center

Aug. 5; Phoenix, Ariz., America West Arena

Aug. 6; Tucson, Ariz., Pima County Fairgrounds

Aug. 7-8; Chula Vista, Calif., Coors Amphitheatre

Aug. 10; Fresno, Calif., Selland Arena

Aug. 12-13; Anaheim, Calif., Arrowhead Pond

Aug. 15; Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre

Aug. 17; Concord, Calif., Concord Pavilion

Aug. 18; Sacramento, Calif., ARCO Arena

Aug. 20; George, Wash., Gorge

Aug. 21; Portland, Ore., TBA

Aug. 22; Eugene, Ore., Cuthbert Amphitheater

Aug. 24; Nampa, Idaho, Idaho Center

Aug. 27-28; Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Sept. 10; Los Angeles, Calif., Watercourt





Nightmares on Wax: Frontman George Evelyn, a.k.a. DJ E.A.S.E., is playing several North American dates this month. The melodic techno-pop quintet's long-awaited (four years in the making) second album, Carboot Soul, was released April 20.

Nightmares on Wax Tour Dates:

June 3; Boston, Mass., Lava

June 4; Toronto, Ontario, Reverb

June 5; Baltimore, Md., Fort Armistead Park

June 6; Chicago, Ill., Smartbar

June 10; Portland, Ore., Ohm (w/ Pole and Neotropic)

June 11; Vancouver, British Columbia, Sonar

June 12; Los Angeles, Calif., Atlas

June 14; Seatle, Wash., Aro Space

June 16; San Francisco, Calif., Justice League

June 17; Brooklyn, N.Y., Anchorage (w/ Khan, Jega)





Ben Harper: The soulful folk-rocker is working on the follow-up to 1997's Will to Live, tentatively due in September. Until then, he is playing a few dates in the States before heading to Europe to play jazz, blues and heavy-metal festivals.

Ben Harper Tour Dates:

June 4; Eureka, Calif., Municipal Auditorium

June 5; San Francisco, Calif., Golden Gate Park (Fleadh Festival)





Pole: Stefan Betke (a.k.a. Pole), master of crackly German ambient dub, is briefly touring North America to promote his debut album, CD1, and its follow-up, the aptly titled EP2 (both released Feb. 23). Also appearing on these dates is Pole's female counterpart, ambient/drum 'n bass queen Riz Maslen (a.k.a. Neotropic).

Pole Tour Dates:

June 3; Montreal, Quebec, New Media Center

June 5; New York, N.Y., Cooler

June 9; Los Angeles, Calif., Atlas

June 10; Portland, Ore., Ohms

June 11; San Francisco, Calif., Justice League

June 12; Seattle, Wash., ARO Space

June 13; Vancouver, British Columbia, Sonar