Wayne Kramer, Superchunk ...

Wayne Kramer: The former MC5 guitarist and punk icon is touring the States this month with L.A. punk quartet Streetwalkin' Cheetahs. His latest album is the aptly named LLMF (Live Like a Mother F***er) (1998).

Wayne Kramer Tour Dates:

Sept. 14; Philadelphia, Pa.; Nick's

Sept. 15; New York, N.Y.; Life

Sept. 16; Youngstown, Ohio; Cedar's

Sept. 17; Cleveland, Ohio; Euclid Tavern

Sept. 18; Cincinnati, Ohio; Sudsy Malone's

Sept. 20; Kansas City, Mo.; Grand Emporium

Sept. 21; Lincoln, Neb.; Knickerbocker's

Sept. 23; Fort Collins, Colo.; Starlight

Sept. 24; Denver, Colo.; Bluebird Theater

Superchunk: Singing about pink clouds, honey bees and good dreams seems to have relaxed the Chapel Hill, N.C., indie-rock quartet, but it continues to tour relentlessly behind its latest album, Come Pick Me Up, released Aug. 10.

Superchunk Tour Dates:

Sept. 14; San Francisco, Calif.; Great American Music Hall (w/ Gardeners)

Sept. 16; Portland, Ore.; Crystal Ballroom (w/ Mogwai, Ganger)

Sept. 17; Vancouver, British Columbia; Starfish Room

Sept. 18; Seattle, Wash.; Crocodile Cafe

Sept. 21; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

Sept. 22; Iowa City, Iowa; Gabe's Oasis

Sept. 23; Champaign, Ill.; High Dive

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

Sept. 25; Detroit, Mich.; Magic Stick

Oct. 27; Columbus, Ohio; Little Brother's

Oct. 28; Cleveland, Ohio; Grog Shop

Oct. 30; Toronto, Ontario; Lee's Palace

Oct. 31; Montreal, Quebec; Cabaret Music Hall

Nov. 1; London, Ontario; The Embassy

Nov. 4; St. Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights (w/ Guided by Voices)

Nov. 5; Columbia, Mo.; Blue Note (w/ Guided by Voices)

Nov. 6; Memphis, Tenn.; TBA

Nov. 7; Nashville, Tenn.; TBA

Nov. 9; Birmingham, Ala.; TBA

Nov. 10; New Orleans, La.; Howlin' Wolf

Nov. 11; Houston, Texas; Fitzgerald's

Nov. 12; Dallas, Texas; Trees

Nov. 13; Austin, Texas; La Zona Rosa

Nov. 15; Pensacola, Fla.; Sluggo's

Nov. 16; Tallahassee, Fla.; Florida State University

Nov. 17; St. Petersburg, Fla.; State Theatre

Nov. 18; Orlando, Fla.; Sapphire Supper Club

Nov. 19; Gainesville, Fla.; Covered Dish

Nov. 20; Atlanta, Ga.; Echo Lounge

Blinker the Star: Yes, it's September already, and the lo-fi Canadian rockers are touring North America behind their third album, August Everywhere, released Sept. 7. They will be joined by various bands on various dates.

Blinker the Star Tour Dates:

Sept. 14; Buffalo, N.Y.; Mister Goodbar

Sept. 15; Syracuse, N.Y.; Styleen's

Sept. 16; Boston, Mass.; Bill's Bar

Sept. 17; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza (with John Popper Band, Lynch Mob)

Sept. 18; Washington, D.C.; Garage

Sept. 19; Philadelphia, Pa.; Pontiac Grille (with Ultimate Fakebook)

Sept. 21; Montreal, Quebec; Cabaret Music Hall (with Super Furry Animals)

Sept. 22; Ottawa, Ontario; Zaphod Beeblebrox 2 (with Leetch Drive)

Sept. 27; London, Ontario; Embassy

Sept. 28; Toronto, Ontario; Horseshoe Tavern

Sept. 30; Winnipeg, Manitoba; West End Cultural Center

Oct. 2; Calgary, Alberta; Max Cafe

Oct. 3; Edmonton, Alberta; Power Plant

Oct. 5; Vancouver, British Columbia; Starfish Room (with Leetch Drive)

Oct. 6; Seattle, Wash.; Crocodile Cafe

Oct. 8; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Annex

Oct. 10; Sacramento, Calif.; Bojangles

Oct. 11; San Francisco, Calif.; Club Cocodrie

Oct. 12; West Hollywood, Calif.; Troubadour

Tricky: The temperamental British trip-hopper is bringing his latest entourage on the road to support his fourth album, Juxtapose, released Aug. 17. Joining him on most dates are DJ Genaside 2 and Stroke.

Tricky Tour Dates:

Sept. 15; Northampton, Mass.; Pearl Street

Sept. 16; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom

Sept. 18; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Sept. 19; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club

Sept. 20; Columbus, Ohio; Newport Music Hall

Sept. 22; St. Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights

Sept. 23; Chicago, Ill.; Vic Theatre

Sept. 24; Minneapolis, Minn.; Quest Club

Sept. 27; Vancouver, British Columbia; Rage

Sept. 28; Seattle, Wash.; Show Box

Sept. 29; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Theater

Oct. 1; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield

Oct. 2; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Catalyst

Oct. 3; Los Angeles, Calif.; Mayan Theatre

Oct. 5; Dallas, Texas; Deep Ellum Live

Oct. 6; Austin, Texas; La Zona Rosa

Oct. 7; New Orleans, La.; Howlin' Wolf

Oct. 9; Cincinnati, Ohio; Annie's

Oct. 10; Pontiac, Mich.; Clutch Cargo

Oct. 11; Toronto, Ontario; Warehouse

Oct. 13; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Oct. 14; Boston, Mass.; Avalon

Oct. 15; Philadelphia, Pa.; Theatre of Living Arts

Oct. 16; New York, N.Y.; Hammerstein Ballroom