Travis, Donnas ...

Genteel Scottish rockers Travis are playing a few dates next week, showing the U.S. what all the hype is about. Their critically acclaimed second album, The Man Who, is due April 11 in the States.

Travis tour dates:

Jan. 25; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill

Jan. 27; West Hollywood, Calif.; Troubadour

Jan. 31; Chicago, Ill.; Double Door

Feb. 2; Boston, Mass.; Paradise Rock Club

Feb. 3; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom

Teenage punk quartet the Donnas, also known as the female version of the Ramones, are hitting the road in March with Lookout! labelmates the Smugglers. Catch them on St. Patrick's Day in New York with rocker Joan Jett. The Donnas' third album, Get Skintight, was released in June.

Donnas tour dates:

March 3; Los Angeles, Calif.; The Roxy (Smugglers record release party with Chixdiggit, Black Halos, Goblins)

March 4; Tempe, Ariz.; Boston's Night Club

March 7; Dallas, Texas; Galaxy Club

March 8; Austin, Texas; Emo's

March 10; New Orleans, La.; Shim Sham Club

March 12; Carrboro, N.C.; Cat's Cradle

March 15; Hoboken, N.J.; Maxwell's

March 16; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero Theatre

March 17; New York, N.Y.; The Roxy (with Joan Jett)

March 18; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club

March 20; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Club Laga

March 23; Detroit, Mich.; Magic Stick

March 24; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

March 25; Green Bay, Wis.; Concert Cafe

March 26; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

March 31; Denver, Colo.; Bluebird Theatre

New York jam band moe. are taking their jazzy, funky blues-rock back on the road for an extensive U.S. tour. Their fourth album, Fatboy, hit stores in October.

moe. tour dates

Jan. 27; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club

Jan. 28; Columbus, Ohio; Newport Music Hall

Jan. 29; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bogart's

Jan. 31; Urbana, Ill.; Canopy Club

Feb. 2; Lawrence, Kan.; Granada Theatre

Feb. 3; Columbia, Mo.; Blue Note

Feb. 4; St. Louis, Mo.; Mississippi Nights

Feb. 5; Nashville, Tenn.; Exit/In

Feb. 6; Birmingham, Ala.; Five Points Music Hall

Feb. 9; Gainesville, Fla.; Florida Theatre

Feb. 10; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jannus Landing

Feb. 11–12; Athens, Ga.; Georgia Theatre

Feb. 13; Asheville, N.C.; Be Here Now

Feb. 16; Charleston, S.C.; Music Farm

Feb. 17–18; Carrboro, N.C.; Cat's Cradle

Feb. 19; Charlottesville, Va.; Trax

Feb. 20; Charlotte, N.C.; Visulite Theatre

Feb. 23; Towson, Md.; Recher Theatre

Feb. 24–25; Somerville, Mass.; Somerville Theatre

Feb. 26; Northampton, Mass.; Calvin Theater

Feb. 27; Portland, Maine; State Theatre

Mar. 31; Hamilton, N.Y.; Hall of Presidents

April 1; New Brunswick, N.J.; State Theatre

After celebrating their 20th anniversary last year, underrated Seattle punk-pop quartet the Fastbacks are playing a few hometown dates through March — and making an appearance at the South by Southwest convention — with the promise of a proper tour later in the year. Their seventh album, The Day That Didn't Exist, was released on spinART on Oct. 5.

Fastbacks tour dates:

Feb. 19; Seattle, Wash.; Sit-n-Spin

Mar. 11; Seattle, Wash.; Graceland

Mar. 16; Austin, Texas; Waterloo Brewpub (South by Southwest)