Solex, Kool Keith ...

Solex: Dutch keyboard wizard Elisabeth Esselink, a.k.a. Solex, feels lucky this fall as she brings her alluring brand of jazzy electro-lounge-pop back to North American audiences. Her forthcoming second album, Pick Up, is due Sept. 14. Joining her on most of these dates are trip-pop experimentalists Cibo Matto.

Solex Tour Dates:

Sept. 8; Philadelphia, Pa.; Theatre of the Living Arts

Sept. 9; New York, N.Y.; Mercury Lounge (without Cibo Matto)

Sept. 10; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club

Sept. 11; Montreal, Quebec; Cabaret Music Hall

Sept. 12; Toronto, Ontario; Lee's Palace

Sept. 14; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrew's Hall

Sept. 15; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

Sept. 16; Champaign, Ill.; High Dive

Sept. 17; St. Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights

Sept. 19; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

Sept. 20; Ames, Iowa; Main Shop

Sept. 21; Lawrence, Kan.; Granadas

Sept. 23; Dallas, Texas; Trees

Sept. 24; Austin, Texas; Stubb's Barbeque

Sept. 25; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza (Matador 10th Anniversary)

Sept. 26; New Orleans, La.; House of Blues

Sept. 27; Tallahassee, Fla.; Club Downunder

Sept. 28-29; Atlanta, Ga.; Cotton Club

Sept. 30; Chapel Hill, N.C.; Cat's Cradle

Oct. 1; Charlottesville, Va.; Trax

Oct. 2; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Kool Keith: The unconventional rapper and porn purveyor is bringing his many personas on the road to support his latest identity, "Black Elvis," and the resulting album, Black Elvis/Lost in Space (Aug. 24). Joining him on these dates is experimental hip-hopper DJ Spooky, whose latest album, File Under Futurism, is due Sept. 21.

Kool Keith Tour Dates:

Sept. 8; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

Sept. 9; Cincinnati, Ohio; Annie's

Sept. 10; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrew's Hall

Sept. 11; Champaign, Ill.; High Dive

Sept. 12; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

Sept. 13; Lawrence, Kan.; Granada Theatre

Sept. 14; Boulder, Colo.; Fox Theatre

Sept. 15; Fort Collins, Colo.; Aggie Theatre

Sept. 17; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Theater

Sept. 18; Seattle, Wash.; RKCNDY

Sept, 19; Vancouver, British Columbia; Richard's on Richards

Sept. 20; Victoria, British Columbia; Legends

Sept. 21; Eugene, Ore.; Wild Duck

Sept. 22; San Francisco, Calif.; Maritime Hall

Sept. 23; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Palookaville

Sept. 25; Chico, Calif.; Brick Works

Sept. 26; Solana Beach, Calif.; Belly Up Tavern

Sept. 28; West Hollywood, Calif.; Key Club

Maceo Parker: The alto-sax master is taking his jazzy R&B-funk

hybrid on the road after completing the "F-Word" tour with Ani DiFranco.

His latest album is 1998's Funk Overload.

Maceo Parker Tour Dates:

Sept. 15-16; Somerville, Mass.; Somerville Theater

Sept. 17; Hartford, Ct.; Webster Theatre

Sept. 18; Burlington, Vt.; Patrick Gymnasium

Sept. 22; Charleston, S.C.; Music Farm

Sept. 23; Nashville, Tenn.; Exit Inn

Sept. 24; Athens, Ga.; Georgia Theater

Sept. 25; Brandywine, Md.; Equinox Music Festival

Oct, 1; Philadelphia, Pa.; Theatre of the Living Arts

Oct. 2; Carlisle, Pa.; Anita Tuvin Schlecter Auditorium

Oct. 3; Bethlehem, Pa.; Baker Auditorium

Oct. 4; State College, Pa.; The Crow Bar

Oct. 15; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues (w/ The Funky Meters)

Oct. 16; Denver, Colo.; Fillmore Auditorium (w/ The Funky Meters)

Dec. 30-31; New York City, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

Southern Culture on the Skids: Fresh from the boisterous rock

festivities at Sleazefest '99 (Aug. 6-8), Chapel Hill, N.C.'s favorite

purveyors of toe-sucking geek rock continue to tour behind their latest

album, 1997's Plastic Seat Sweat.

Southern Culture on the Skids Tour Dates:

Sept. 8; Baltimore, Md.; Fletcher's

Sept. 9; Rehoboth Beach, De.; Dogfish Head Brewing Company

Sept. 10; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

Sept. 11; Lancaster, Pa.; Chameleon

Sept. 12; New Haven, Ct.; Toad's Place

Sept. 14; Providence, R.I.; Met Café

Sept. 15; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club

Sept. 16; Worcester, Mass.; Palladium

Sept. 17; Concord, N.H.; Café Eclipse

Sept. 18; Portland, Maine; Asylum

Sept. 21; Winooski, Vt.; Higher Ground

Sept. 23; Albany, N.Y.; Valentine's

Sept. 24; Ithaca, N.Y.; The Haunt

Sept. 25; Rochester, N.Y.; Milestones

Sept. 28; Youngstown, Ohio; Nyabinghi Dance Hall

Sept. 29; State College, Pa.; Crowbar

Sept. 30; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Rosebud

Oct. 1; Morgantown, W.V.; 123 Pleasant Street

Oct. 2; Roanoke, Va.; Top Floor

Oct. 3; Greensboro, N.C.; City Stage Celebration

Oct. 22; San Francisco, Calif.; Great American Music Hall

Oct. 23; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Palookaville

Oct. 27-28; Los Angeles, Calif.; Troubadour

Oct. 30; San Diego, Calif.; Westin Horton Plaza