Elf Power, Goldfinger ...

Elf Power: Part of the heralded Elephant 6 collective, the eclectic

Athens, Ga., pop quartet is conducting a noble experiment of sorts,

touring the States with Fable Factory and labelmates the Minders (Oct.

12–22). Elf Power released their second album, A Dream in Sound,

on May 11.

Elf Power tour dates:

Oct. 7; New Orleans, La.; Mermaid

Oct. 8; Houston, Texas; Rudyard's

Oct. 9; Austin, Texas; Emo's

Oct. 11; Phoenix, Ariz.; Modified

Oct. 12; La Jolla, Calif.; Che Cafe

Oct. 13; Long Beach, Calif.; Di Piazza's Lava Lounge

Oct. 14; Silver Lake, Calif.; Spaceland of Dreams

Oct. 15; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill

Oct. 16; Portland, Ore.; E.J.'s

Oct. 17; Seattle, Wash.; Breakroom

Oct. 21; Minneapolis, Minn.; Fox Fire

Oct. 22; Madison, Wis.; Club 770

Oct. 23; Chicago, Ill.; Schuba's

Goldfinger: The Southern California ska-punk quartet is touring

the States with irreverent rock quintet the Bloodhound Gang, rockers

Showoff and L.A. ska-punks the Hippos. Goldfinger are working on their

third album, and will release an EP of covers, Darrin's Coconut Ass

— Live from Omaha, on Nov. 9.

Goldfinger tour dates:

Oct. 6; Peoria, Ill.; Madison Theatre

Oct. 8; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

Oct. 9; Towson, Md.; Recher Theatre

Oct. 10; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Oct. 11; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

Oct. 13; Cleveland, Ohio; The Odeon

Oct. 14; Bloomington, Ind.; Fraternity Row Parking Lot

Oct. 15; Milwaukee, Wis.; The Rave

Oct. 16; Minneapolis, Minn.; Quest Club

Oct. 17; St. Louis, Mo.; The Firehouse

Oct. 19; Pontiac, Mich.; Clutch Cargo

Oct. 20; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Oct. 21; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Metropol

Oct. 22; Old Bridge, N.J.; Birch Hill

Oct. 23; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Oct. 24; Plainview, N.Y.; Vanderbilt

Oct. 26; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Chance

Oct. 27; Danbury, Conn.; Tuxedo Junction

Oct. 28; Virginia Beach, Va.; Abyss

Oct. 29; Atlanta, Ga.; Cotton Club

Nov. 2; Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; House of Blues

Del Tha Funky Homosapien: "Handsome Boy Modeling School" graduate

Del is touring the States this fall with fellow Hieroglyphics crew member

Casual and hip-hop trio Ugly Duckling. Busy Del recently contributed a

track to the Defenders of the Underworld compilation and vocals

to the Coup's latest release, Steal This Album (1998), as well as

completing his fourth album, Both Sides of the Brain, according

to Hieroglyphics' website (www.hieroglyphics.com).

Del Tha Funky Homosapien tour dates:

Oct. 6; Urbana, Ill.; Canopy Club

Oct. 8; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/ Smart Bar

Oct. 9; Milwaukee, Wis.; Modjeska Theatre

Oct. 11; Fort Collins, Colo.; Aggie Theatre

Oct. 12; Boulder, Colo.; Fox Theatre

Oct. 14; Seattle, Wash.; Show Box

Oct. 15; Bellingham, Wash.; Western Washington University

Oct. 16; Victoria, British Columbia; Limit

Oct. 17; Vancouver, British Columbia; Richard's on Richards

Oct. 20; Arcata, Calif.; Café Tomo

Oct. 21; Chico, Calif.; Brick Works

Oct. 24; San Francisco, Calif.; Maritime Hall

Oct. 25; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Palookaville

Oct. 26; Hollywood, Calif.; Palace

Nov. 4; Tallahassee, Fla.; Cow Haus

Nov. 5; Atlanta, Ga.; Earl

Nov. 7; Carrboro, N.C.; Cat's Cradle

Damned: The brash English punks-cum-goths are back for another

U.S. tour, complete with a new drummer and a handful of new songs. If

the possibility of singer Dave Vanian dressing up like Elvis again doesn't

intrigue you, at least check out their live album, Eternal Damnation

(June 22).

Damned tour dates:

Oct. 8; Houston, Texas; Fitzgerald's

Oct. 9; Austin, Texas; Backroom

Oct. 10; New Orleans, La.; Jimmy's Club

Oct. 12; Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; House of Blues

Oct. 15; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fubar

Oct. 16; St. Petersburg, Fla.; State Theatre

Oct. 17; Jacksonville, Fla.; Fat Kat Music Hall

Oct. 18; Atlanta, Ga.; Masquerade

Oct. 20; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Hall

Oct. 21; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Oct. 22; Columbus, Ohio; Al Rosa Villa

Oct. 23; Milwaukee, Wis.; Rave

Oct. 24; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bogart's

Oct. 25; Cleveland, Ohio; Euclid Tavern

Oct. 27; Toronto, Ontario; Lee's Palace

Oct. 28; Buffalo, N.Y.; Showplace

Oct. 30; New York, N.Y.; Life

Oct. 31; Boston, Mass.; Paradise Rock Club