Magnetic Fields, Royal Trux ...

Magnetic Fields: Mastermind Stephin Merritt and Co. are taking their 69 Love Songs (Sept. 7) on the road this month. Joining them on most of these dates is trip-hoppy folk duo Snakefarm.

Magnetic Fields Tour Dates:

Sept. 17; Chicago, Ill.; Double Door

Sept. 18; Oberlin, Ohio; Oberlin College

Sept. 21; Seattle, Wash.; Crocodile Cafe

Sept. 22; Portland, Ore.; Aladdin Theatre

Sept. 22; Seattle, Wash.; Crocodile Cafe

Sept. 24; San Francisco, Calif.; Great American Music Hall

Sept. 25; Silver Lake, Calif.; Spaceland of Dreams

Oct. 23; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club





Royal Trux: The cacophonous raunch-rockers are making their way around the States for the next few months promoting their eighth album, Veterans of Disorder (Sept. 7).

Royal Trux Tour Dates:

Sept. 17; Chicago, Ill.; Empty Bottle

Sept. 18; Minneapolis, Minn.; 7th Street Entry (w/ Demolition Doll Rods)

Sept. 19; Iowa City, Iowa; Gabe's Oasis

Sept. 20; Lawrence, Kan.; Replay Lounge

Sept. 21; Columbia, Mo.; Blue Note

Sept. 22; St. Louis, Mo.; Side Door

Sept. 23; Cincinnati, Ohio; Sudsy Malone's

Sept. 24; Columbus, Ohio; Little Brothers

Sept. 25; Athens, Ohio; Union Bar

Sept. 26; Dayton, Ohio; Club Safari

Sept. 27; Cleveland, Ohio; Grog Shop

Sept. 28; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Millvale Industrial Theatre

Sept. 29; Morgantown, W.Va.; 123 Pleasant

Sept. 30; Baltimore, Md.; Ottobar

Oct. 1; New York, N.Y.; Cooler

Oct. 2; Philadelphia, Pa.; Khyber

Oct. 20; Phoenix, Ariz.; Mason Jar

Oct. 21; San Diego, Calif.; Casbah

Oct. 22; Los Angeles, Calif.; Vinyl

Oct. 23; San Francisco, Calif.; Cocodrie

Oct. 25; Seattle, Wash.; O.K. Hotel

Oct. 26; Portland, Ore.; E.J.'s

Oct. 29; Boulder, Colo.; Tulagi

Oct. 30; Denver, Colo.; 15th Street Tavern

Nov. 2; Denton, Texas; Rubber Gloves

Nov. 3; Austin, Texas; Emo's

Nov. 4; Houston, Texas; Rudyard's

Nov. 6; New Orleans, La.; Mermaid





They Might Be Giants: Quirky geek-rock geniuses John and John continue their incessant touring, showing everyone how S-E-X-X-Y they can be. Their latest release is the MP3-only album Long Tall Weekend.

They Might Be Giants Tour Dates:

Sept. 17; Austin, Texas; La Zona Rosa

Sept. 18; San Antonio, Texas; Laurie Auditorium

Sept. 19; Dallas, Texas; Gypsy Tea Room

Sept. 21; Santa Fe, N.M.; Paramount

Sept. 22; Albuquerque, N.M.; Sunshine Theatre

Sept. 23; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Cajun House

Sept. 24; San Diego, Calif.; 4th & B

Sept. 25; Las Vegas, Nev.; Hard Rock Hotel

Sept. 27–28; West Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues

Sept. 29; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield

Sept. 30; Portland, Ore.; Aladdin Theatre

Oct. 1; Seattle, Wash.; Show Box

Oct. 2; Spokane, Wash.; Met

Oct. 3; Missoula, Mt.; University Theatre

Oct. 5; Boulder, Colo.; Boulder Theater

Oct. 6; Denver, Colo.; Bluebird Theater

Oct. 8; Minneapolis, Minn.; Great Hall

Oct. 11; St. Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights

Oct. 12; Cincinnati, Ohio; Electra

Oct. 15–16; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Oct. 20–23; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom





Low: The melodramatic, Minnesota glum-rock trio continues to tour the U.S. behind its fifth album, Secret Name, released March 29. On most of these dates, they are joined by former Crowsdell singer Shannon Wright.

Low Tour Dates:

Sept. 23; Denver, Colo.; Bluebird Theater

Sept. 24; Salt Lake City, Utah; Moroccan

Sept. 25; Provo, Utah; Wrapsody

Sept. 27; Olympia, Wash.; Midnite Sun

Sept. 28; Seattle, Wash.; Tractor Tavern

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

Sept. 30; Chico, Calif.; Blue Room

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

Oct. 2; West Hollywood, Calif.; Troubadour

Oct. 4; La Jolla, Calif.; Che Cafe

Oct. 5; Phoenix, Ariz.; Modified

Oct. 6; Albuqueruqe, N.M.; Launch Pad

Oct. 8; Denton, Texas; Rubber Gloves

Oct. 9; Austin, Texas; Stubb's Barbeque

Oct. 11; Houston, Texas; Rudyard's

Oct. 12; Baton Rouge, La.; Spanish Moon

Oct. 13; New Orleans, La.; Mermaid

Oct. 14–15; Memphis, Tenn.; Map Room