Richard Thompson, Those Bastard Souls ...

Richard Thompson: The British folk-rock songwriter and guitar virtuoso is taking his tales of rejection and "Two-Faced Love" across the States, commemorating the release of his umpteenth album, Mock Tudor (Aug. 24). He is joined on several dates by folk-pop singer/guitarist David Wilcox.

Richard Thompson Tour Dates:

Sept. 22; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theatre

Sept. 23; Lawrence, Kan.; Liberty Hall

Sept. 24; St. Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights

Sept. 25; Chicago, Ill.; Park West

Sept. 26; Madison, Wis.; Barrymore Theatre

Sept. 28; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

Sept. 29; Milwaukee, Wis.; Shank Hall

Sept. 30; Indianapolis, Ind.; Vogue

Oct. 1; Columbus, Ohio; Capitol Theatre

Oct. 2; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bogart's

Oct. 3; Nashville, Tenn.; 3rd & Lindsley

Oct. 5; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Sing Sing Concert Hall (w/ David Wilcox)

Oct. 6; Nashville, Tenn.; Uptown Mix (w/ David Wilcox)

Oct. 7; Knoxville, Tenn.; Bijou Theatre (w/ David Wilcox)

Oct. 8; Atlanta, Ga.; Variety Playhouse (w/ David Wilcox)

Oct. 9; Asheville, N.C.; Be Here Now

Oct. 27-28; Alexandria, Va.; Birchmere

Oct. 29; Durham, N.C.; Carolina Theatre

Oct. 31; Charleston, W.Va.; Mountain Stage (w/ David Wilcox)

Nov. 1; Towson, Md.; Senator Theatre

Nov. 2; Princeton, N.J.; McCarter Theatre

Nov. 5; Glenside, Pa.; Keswick Theatre

Nov. 6; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Rosebud

Nov. 7; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club

Nov. 12; Camden, Maine; Camden Opera House

Nov. 13; Portland, Maine; State Street Church

Nov. 15; Johnson, Vt.; Johnson State College

Nov. 16; Boston, Mass.; Orpheum Theatre

Nov. 18; Northampton, Mass.; Calvin Theater

Those Bastard Souls: Now that TBS are a "real" band and not just a low-maintenance, indie side project for former Grifters frontman David Shouse, the pop-rock quintet is touring the States behind its second album and first full-blown studio effort, Debt & Departure, released July 13.

Those Bastard Souls Tour Dates:

Sept. 20; Philadelphia, Pa.; Pontiac Grille

Sept. 21; New York, N.Y.; Mercury Lounge

Sept. 23; Princeton, N.J.; Campus Club

Sept. 25; Buffalo, N.Y.; Showplace (w/ Guided by Voices)

Sept. 26; Columbus, Ohio; Little Brother's

Sept. 28; Louisville, Ky.; Toy Tiger

Sept. 29; Milwaukee, Wis.; Cactus Club

Sept. 30; Chicago, Ill.; Hideout

Oct. 1; Chicago, Ill.; Schuba's

Oct. 2; Chicago, Ill.; Empty Bottle

Oct. 3; Champaign, Ill.; High Dive

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. 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. 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