Papa M, Reverend Horton Heat ...

Singer/songwriter David Pajo is bringing the melodic, melancholy

rock stylings of his latest project, Papa M, to a few U.S. cities

this week. His latest album, the double-CD Live From a Shark Cage,

was released Oct. 26.

Papa M tour dates:

Dec. 17; New York, N.Y.; Mercury Lounge

Dec. 18; Philadelphia, Pa.; Upstage

Dec. 19; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Millvale Industrial Theatre

Dec. 20; Cleveland, Ohio; Speak in Tongues

Dec. 21; Columbus, Ohio; Bernie's

Dec. 22; Louisville, Ky.; Headliners

The irreverent Reverend Horton Heat and his rockin' punkabilly

cohorts continue their incessant trek across the States. Their latest

release, Holy Roller (April 20), puts the best of the band's classics

on one CD. Plan a special Valentine's Day treat for your sweetheart: take

her to see the Reverend and his "Big Red Rocket of Love."

Reverend Horton Heat tour dates:

Dec. 17; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Boar's Head

Dec. 18; Little Rock, Ark.; Juanita's

Dec. 25; Dallas, Texas; Trees

Dec. 28; Fort Worth, Texas; Caravan of Dreams

Dec. 29; Tulsa, Okla.; Cain's Ballroom

Dec. 30; Nashville, Tenn.; Exit/In (with Hank Williams III)

Dec. 31; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Jan. 1; Lexington, Ky.; Lynagh's

Jan. 26; Austin, Texas; Emo's

Jan. 27; El Paso, Texas; E-9

Jan. 28; Amarillo, Texas; Dodge City

Jan. 29; Lubbock, Texas; Depot's 19th Street Warehouse

Feb. 2; Denton, Texas; Rick's Place

Feb. 4; New Orleans, La.; House of Blues

Feb. 5; Baton Rouge, La.; Varsity Theatre

Feb. 6; Atlanta, Ga.; Masquerade (with Hank Williams III)

Feb. 8; Tallahassee, Fla.; Cow Haus (with Hank Williams III)

Feb. 9; Jacksonville, Fla.; 618

Feb. 11; Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; House of Blues

Feb. 12; St. Petersburg, Fla.; State Theatre

Feb. 13; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fubar (with Hank Williams III)

Feb. 14; Gainesville, Fla.; Brick City Music Hall (with Hank Williams III)

Feb. 16; Birmingham, Ala.; Five Points Music Hall

Feb. 17; Charleston, S.C.; Music Farm

Feb. 18; Athens, Ga.; Georgia Theatre

Feb. 19; Charlotte, N.C.; Tremont Music Hall

Feb. 20; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Ziggy's (with Hank Williams III)

Feb. 22; Carrboro, N.C.; Cat's Cradle (with Hank Williams III)

Feb. 23; Charlottesville, Va.; Trax (with Hank Williams III)

Feb. 24; Virginia Beach, Va.; Abyss (with Hank Williams III)

Feb. 25; Towson, Md.; Recher Theatre

Feb. 26; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Feb. 28; Lancaster, Pa.; Chameleon

Mar. 1; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

Mar. 2; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

Mar. 3; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Mar. 11; Columbus, Ohio; Newport Music Hall

Mar. 12; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bogart's

Mar. 16; South Padre Island, Texas; Charlie's

Former Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest is back with

a new band, Bicycle Thief, a new album and a brief tour with the

Red Hot Chili Peppers. You Come and Go Like a Pop Song (Oct.

5), features guest appearances by Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante

and that dog. singer Anna Waronker.

Bicycle Thief tour dates:

Dec. 26; San Diego, Calif.; Cox Arena (with Chili Peppers, 311)

Dec. 28; San Francisco, Calif.; Cow Palace (with Chili Peppers, 311)

Dec. 29; Sacramento, Calif.; ARCO Arena (with Chili Peppers)

Dec. 31; Inglewood, Calif.; Great Western Forum (with Chili Peppers, 311)

Southern California's Fu Manchu have taken their heavy, psychedelic

rock sounds back on the road this month with high-octane Dallas rockers

Speedealer through Dec. 19, and will join metal mavens Anthrax

on the road through February. Fu Manchu's latest EP, Eatin' Dust,

was released Feb. 23.

Fu Manchu tour dates:

Dec. 17; Tempe, Ariz.; Boston's Night Club

Dec. 18; West Hollywood, Calif.; Troubadour

Dec. 19; Pomona, Calif.; Glass House

Jan. 16; Springfield, Va.; Jaxx

Jan. 18; New York, N.Y.; Roxy

Jan. 19; Boston, Mass.; Axis

Jan. 20; Hartford, Conn.; Webster Theatre

Jan. 21; Old Bridge, N.J.; Birch Hill Nite Club

Jan. 22; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

Jan. 23; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Metropol

Jan. 25; Cincinnati, Ohio; Annie's

Jan. 26; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club

Jan. 27; Detroit, Mich.; Harpo's

Jan. 28; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Jan. 29; Milwaukee, Wis.; Rave

Jan. 31; Boulder, Colo.; Fox Theatre

Feb. 2; West Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues

Feb. 3; Santa Ana, Calif.; Galaxy Theatre

Feb. 4; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues

Feb. 5; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield