Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Luke Slater ...

Big-band, uh, band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are taking one last

pre-millennial swing around the States. Their second album, This

Beautiful Life, was released Oct. 19. Catch them Dec. 17 at Star

100.7-FM's Jingle Ball with Alanis Morissette, Jewel,

Duran Duran, Melissa Etheridge, Lou Bega and more.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy tour dates:

Dec. 12; Kansas City, Mo.; Beaumont Club

Dec. 15; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theatre

Dec. 17; San Diego, Calif.; Cox Arena (Star 100.7-FM Jingle Ball)

Dec. 18; Tucson, Ariz.; Rialto

Dec. 19; Tempe, Ariz.; Bash on Ash

Dec. 20; West Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues

Dec. 31; Pasadena, Calif.; Civic Auditorium (with Chicago, London Symphony Orchestra)

May 28; Verona, N.Y.; Turning Stone Casino

British-techno figurehead Luke Slater, also known as Morganistic,

Planetary Assault Systems and a slew of other monikers, unleashes

his moody, mind-twisting electronica rhythms on North American technophiles

this week. His latest release, Wireless, hit stores Oct. 5.

Luke Slater tour dates:

Dec. 10; Montreal, Quebec; Sona

Dec. 11; St Paul, Minn.; Roy Wilkins River Center

Dec. 12; San Francisco, Calif.; Nikita

Dec. 17; Chicago, Ill.; Crobar

Dec. 18; New York, N.Y.; Roseland Ballroom

Former Organized Konfusion rapper Pharoahe Monch is making

a few more stops this month to promote his solo debut, Internal Affairs

(Oct. 19), which features guest appearances by Busta Rhymes,

Canibus and Organized Konfusion partner Prince Poetry.

Pharoahe Monch tour dates:

Dec. 12; Milwaukee, Wis.; Rave

Dec. 13; St. Louis, Mo.; Monestary

Dec. 15; Hollywood, Calif.; Palace (with the Coup)

Dec. 18; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Androgynous funk-rock diva Meshell Ndegeocello is taking her

impassioned melodies and masterful bass-guitar work on tour this month.

Her third album, Bitter, was released Aug. 24. Joining her through

Dec. 14 are pop rockers Wood.

Meshell Ndegeocello tour dates:

Dec. 10; Vancouver, British Columbia; Commodore Ballroom

Dec. 11; Seattle, Wash.; Show Box

Dec. 12; Eugene, Ore.; WOW Hall

Dec. 14; San Francisco, Calif.; Slim's

Dec. 15; West Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues