Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Sisters of Mercy ...

Jimmie's Chicken Shack: The eclectic funk-metal quartet makes one

stop on this year's Family Values tour, then brings Family members Fuel

and various others on the road to promote JCS' latest, Bring Your Own

Stereo, released Aug. 24.

Jimmie's Chicken Shack Tour Dates:

Sept. 28; Nashville, Tenn.; 328 Performance Hall (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Sept. 29; Carbondale, Ill.; Copper Dragon (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Sept. 30; Chattanooga, Ind.; Bay (with Seven Mary Three, Hobex)

Oct. 1; Atlanta, Ga.; Tabernacle (with Fuel)

Oct. 2; Salt Lake City, Utah; Utah State Fairgrounds

Oct. 5; St. Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Oct. 6; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Oct. 7; Pontiac, Mich.; Clutch Cargo (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Oct. 9; Pelham, Ala.; Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (with Live, Cyclefly, Marvelous 3, Stroke 9)

Oct. 12; Scranton, Pa.; Tink's (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Oct. 13; State College, Pa.; Crowbar (with Caroline's Spine)

Oct. 15; Indiana, Pa.; Indiana University

Oct. 16; Lansing, Mich.; Octoberfest

Oct. 19; Columbus, Ohio; Newport Music Hall (with Caroline's Spine)

Oct. 20; Philadelphia, Pa.; Theatre of Living Arts (with Caroline's Spine)

Oct. 21; Charlottesville, Va.; Trax (with Caroline's Spine)

Oct. 22; Morgantown, W. Va.; Mountain Lair Plaza

Oct. 23; Greenville, N.C.; Attic

Oct. 29; Miami, Fla.; Bayfront Park

Oct. 30; Atlanta, Ga.; Tabernacle

Oct. 31; Fort Myers, Fla.; Lee County Sports Complex

Dec. 31; Baltimore, Md.; Camden Yards (with Better Than Ezra, Jude)

Sisters of Mercy: Due to label disputes, godfather of goth Andrew Eldritch and co. haven't recorded a new album since 1990's Vision Thing, but the constantly touring band has loads of new material to play live. Joining them on these dates is experimental electronica genius Frank Heiss, a.k.a. Tube.

Sisters of Mercy Tour Dates:

Sept. 27; Boston, Mass.; Avalon

Sept. 30; Detroit, Mich.; State Theatre

Oct. 1; Chicago, Ill.; Riviera Theatre

Oct. 2; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

Oct. 4; Denver, Colo.; Fillmore Auditorium

Oct. 6; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield

Oct. 8; Los Angeles, Calif.; Wiltern Theatre

Oct. 9; Anaheim, Calif.; Sun Theatre

Oct. 11; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues

Oct. 14; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Chili Pepper

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. 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

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. 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