Gomez, Guitar Wolf ...

Gomez: Fresh from the UK summer festival circuit, the bluesy

British rockers are back to play a few North American dates behind their

second album, Liquid Skin, (Sept. 21), before jetting back to the

UK for the rest of the year.

Gomez Tour Dates:

Sept. 22; Boston, Mass.; Paradise Rock Club

Sept. 23; Toronto, Ontario; Opera House

Sept. 27; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

Oct. 1; Los Angeles, Calif.; John Anson Ford Theatre

Oct. 2; San Francisco, Calif.; Fillmore

Guitar Wolf: The demented Tokyo punkabilly trio is bringing its

manic rock stylings to cyborg kids all over North America, promoting

Jet Generation, (June 22). Joining them on many dates are eclectic

Georgia rockabilly quartet the Woggles, self-proclaimed masters of

"butt-wiggling sorcery."

Guitar Wolf Tour Dates:

Sept. 24; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza (Matador 10th Anniversary)

Sept. 25; Philadelphia, Pa.; Upstairs at Nick's

Sept. 26; Cleveland, Ohio; Euclid Tavern

Sept. 27; Columbus, Ohio; Bernie's

Sept. 29; Bowling Green, Ohio; Howard's Club

Sept. 30; Toronto, Ontario; El Mocambo

Oct. 1; London, Ontario; Call the Office

Oct. 2; Chicago, Ill.; Lounge Ax

Oct. 3; Green Bay, Wis.; Concert Cafe (with the Woggles)

Oct. 6; Missoula, Mt.; Cowboy Bar (with the Woggles)

Oct. 7; Spokane, Wash.; Ikabob's (with the Woggles)

Oct. 8; Seattle, Wash.; Break Room (with the Woggles)

Oct. 9; Portland, Ore.; Satyricon (with the Woggles)

Oct. 12; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill (with the Woggles)

Oct. 14; Orange Co, Calif.; Los Vacitos

Oct. 15; Hollywood, Calif.; Hollywood Moguls

Oct. 18; Denver, Colo.; 15th St. Tavern (with the Woggles)

Oct. 19; Albuquerque, N.M.; Launch Pad (with the Woggles)

Oct. 20; St. Louis, Mo.; Side Door

Oct. 21; Memphis, Tenn.; Last Place on Earth

Oct. 22; Dallas, Texas; Club Clearview (with the Woggles)

Oct. 23; Austin, Texas; Emo's (with the Woggles)

Oct. 24; New Orleans, La.; State Palace (with the Woggles)

Oct. 26; Atlanta, Ga.; Star Bar

Oct. 27; Chapel Hill, N.C.; Local 506 (with the Woggles)

Oct. 29; Philadelphia, Pa.; Swarthmore College

Oct. 30; Providence, R.I.; Met Cafe (with the Woggles)

Oct. 31; New York, N.Y.; CBGB (with the Woggles)

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. 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