Bif Naked, ABC ...

Bif Naked: After a stint on this summer's Lilith Fair and tours

with Kid Rock and the Cult, the rock-chick incarnation of Cleopatra

continues to tour behind her major-label debut, I Bificus, released

Aug. 3. For the rest of November, she will join grunge-rockers Days of

the New on their U.S. trek.

Bif Naked tour dates:

Oct. 20; Fort Meyers, Fla.; Orbit (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Oct. 21; Tallahassee, Fla.; Moon (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Oct. 23; San Francisco, Calif.; Cow Palace (Exotic Erotic Ball)

Oct. 27; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Oct. 28; Manchester, N.H.; Spider's Web (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Oct. 29; Boston, Mass.; Avalon (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Oct. 30; Shippensburg, Pa.; Shippensburg University (with Fuel)

Oct. 31; Bloomsburg, Pa.; Bloomsburg University (with Fuel, Stroke 9)

Nov. 3; San Francisco, Calif.; Fillmore (with Reel Big Fish)

Nov. 4; San Diego, Calif.; 'Canes (with Reel Big Fish)

Nov. 5; Las Vegas, Nev.; Huntridge Theatre (with Reel Big Fish)

Nov. 7; Ventura, Calif.; Ventura Theatre (with Reel Big Fish)

ABC: The '80s synth-pop group has been away for light years, but

the band's back with its first U.S. tour in 14 years and a live album

called Lexicon of Live, released Sept. 6 in the UK.

ABC tour dates:

Oct. 19; Las Vegas, Nev.; The Joint

Oct. 20; Ventura, Calif.; Ventura Theatre

Oct. 21; Palo Alto, Calif.; The Edge

Oct. 22; Portland, Ore.; Aladdin Theatre

Oct. 24; Seattle, Wash.; Fenix/Fenix Underground

Oct. 26; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

Oct. 27; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Oct. 28; Pontiac, Mich.; Clutch Cargo

Oct. 30; Plainview, N.Y.; Vanderbilt Club

Buzzcocks: The British punk-pop veterans are bringing their

heartfelt songs of unrequited love and sexual frustration back to the

States, promoting their latest album, Modern (Sept. 28). Joining

them on the road are the very unladylike Lunachicks and former All singer

Dave Smalley's latest band, Down by Law.

Buzzcocks tour dates:

Oct. 20; Newark, Del.; Stone Balloon

Oct. 21; Philadelphia, Pa.; Theatre of Living Arts

Oct. 22; Waterbury, Conn.; City Limits

Oct. 23; Boston, Mass.; Paradise Rock Club

Oct. 24; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Oct. 25; Worcester, Mass.; Clark University

Oct. 26; Rochester, N.Y.; Gotham City

Oct. 27; State College, Pa.; Crowbar

Oct. 28; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Club Laga

Oct. 29; Columbus, Ohio; Al Rosa Villa

Oct. 30; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Hall

Oct. 31; Cleveland, Ohio; Agora Theatre

Nov. 2; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bogart's

Nov. 3; Milwaukee, Wis.; Rave

Nov. 4; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

Nov. 5; Green Bay, Wis.; Concert Cafe

Nov. 6; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

Nov. 7; Ames, Iowa; Maintenance Shop

Nov. 8; St. Louis, Mo.; Galaxy

Nov. 9; Lawrence, Kan.; Granada Theatre

Nov. 10; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theatre

Nov. 12; Vancouver, British Columbia; Starfish Room

Nov. 13; Seattle, Wash.; Fenix/Fenix Underground

Nov. 14; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Theater

Nov. 17; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Palookaville

Nov. 18; San Francisco, Calif.; Fillmore

Nov. 19; Hollywood, Calif.; Palace

Sloan: These four guys from Nova Scotia are touring the States

behind their fifth album, Between the Bridges (Sept. 10). If you

can't make the show, the recent two-CD live album Four Nights at the

Palais Royale (April 20) illustrates their retro-pop/classic-rock

sound and kinetic live performances quite nicely. Joining Sloan on these

dates are pop-rockers Blinker the Star (Oct. 29–Nov. 2), Deadly

Snakes (Nov. 3–6), Sheila Divine (Nov. 7–18) and Flashing

Lights (Nov. 19–20).

Sloan tour dates:

Oct. 29; Pontiac, Mich.; Clutch Cargo

Oct. 30; Buffalo, N.Y.; Tralfamadore Cafe

Oct. 31; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club

Nov. 2; Columbus, Ohio; Little Brother's

Nov. 3; Philadelphia, Pa.; Khyber

Nov. 4; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom

Nov. 5; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club

Nov. 6; Washington, D.C.; Black Cat

Nov, 7; Hoboken, N.J.; Maxwell's

Nov. 9; Carrboro, N.C.; Cat's Cradle

Nov. 11; Orlando, Fla.; Sapphire Supper Club

Nov, 12; Jacksonville, Fla.; Jack Rabbit's

Nov. 13; Atlanta, Ga.; Cotton Club

Nov. 14; Birmingham, Ala.; Nick's

Nov. 15; Nashville, Tenn.; Exit/In

Nov. 16; St. Louis, Mo.; Side Door

Nov. 18; Minneapolis, Minn.; 400 Bar

Nov. 19; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

Nov. 20; Toledo, Ohio; Main Event