Mike Watt and the Pair of Pliers, Lamb ...

Mike Watt and the Pair of Pliers: The bass genius and his pliers

are leaving no city unturned during the massive "Searchin' the Shed for

Pliers" tour behind Watt's 1997 "punk opera" Contemplating the Engine


Mike Watt Tour Dates:

Sept. 24; Eugene, Ore.; WOW Hall

Sept. 25; Seattle, Wash.; Crocodile Cafe

Sept. 26; Vancouver, British Columbia; Starfish Room

Sept. 27; Olympia, Wash.; Metropolis

Sept. 28; Portland, Ore.; Crystal Ballroom

Sept. 30; Boise, Idaho; Neurolux

Oct. 1; Salt Lake City, Utah; Liquid Joe's

Oct. 2; Denver, Colo.; Bluebird Theatre

Oct. 4; Lawrence, Kan.; Bottleneck

Oct. 5; St. Louis, Mo.; Side Door

Oct. 6; Champaign, Ill.; Highdive (w/ Madder Rose)

Oct. 7; Madison, Wis.; O'Cayz Corral

Oct. 8; Minneapolis, Minn.; 7th Street Entry

Oct. 9; Chicago, Ill.; Double Door

Oct. 10; Columbus, Ohio; Little Brother's

Oct. 11; Cleveland, Ohio; Grog Shop

Oct. 12; Washington, D.C.; Black Cat

Oct. 13; Hoboken, N.J.; Maxwell's

Oct. 14; New York, N.Y.; Mercury Lounge

Oct. 15; Providence, R.I.; Met Cafe

Oct. 16; Cambridge, Mass.; T.T. the Bear's

Oct. 17; Philadelphia, Pa.; Pontiac Grille

Oct. 18; Richmond, Va.; Humphrey J's

Oct. 19; Baltimore, Md.; Fletcher's

Oct. 20; Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Dogfish Head Brewing Company

Oct. 21; Northampton, Mass.; Iron Horse Music Hall

Oct. 22; Albany, N.Y.; Valentine's

Oct. 23; Montreal, Quebec; Jailhouse Rock

Oct. 24; Ottawa, Ontario; Zaphod Beeblebrox 2

Oct. 25; Toronto, Ontario; Horseshoe Tavern

Oct. 26; London, Ontario; Call the Office

Oct. 27; Pontiac, Mich.; 7th House

Oct. 28; Cincinnati, Ohio; Sudsy Malone's

Oct. 29; Nashville, Tenn.; Exit/In

Oct. 30; Atlanta, Ga.; Echo Lounge

Oct. 31; Carrboro, N.C.; Cat's Cradle

Nov. 1; Columbia, S.C.; Elbow Room

Nov. 2; Jacksonville, Fla.; Jack Rabbit's

Nov. 3; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fubar

Nov. 4; Orlando, Fla.; Sapphire Supper Club

Nov. 5; Gainesville, Fla.; Covered Dish

Nov. 6; Tallahassee, Fla.; Cow Haus

Nov. 7; New Orleans, La.; Mermaid

Nov. 8; Houston, Texas; Instant Karma

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

Nov. 10; Dallas, Texas; Curtain Club

Nov. 12; Albuquerque, N.M.; Launch Pad

Nov. 13; Tempe, Ariz.; Green Room

Nov. 14; West Hollywood, Calif.; Viper Room

Lamb: The Manchester electronica duo is bringing their lavish,

downbeat/drum & bass melodies to the States, promoting their second album,

Fear of Fours, released July 27. Be sure to catch them alongside

Beck, Underworld, Gus Gus, Super Furry Animals and countless others

Oct. 10 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Lamb Tour Dates:

Sept. 24; New York, N.Y.; Mercury Lounge

Sept. 25; Boston, Mass.; Axis

Sept. 27; Philadelphia, Pa.; 5 Spot

Sept. 28; Toronto, Ontario; Lee's Palace

Sept. 29; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrew's Hall

Sept. 30; Chicago, Ill.; Double Door

Oct. 1; Minneapolis, Minn.; Quest

Oct. 4; Seattle, Wash.; ARO.space

Oct. 5; Vancouver, British Columbia; Sonar

Oct. 6; Portland, Ore.; Berbati's Pan

Oct. 8; San Francisco, Calif.; Bimbo's 365 Club

Oct. 10; Indio, Calif.; Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

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. 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 Mocam Bo

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 Mogels

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)