Cracker, Two Dollar Guitar, Murder City Devils, Old 97's ...

Apparently, Cracker frontman David Lowery decided his life was totally boring without his Camper Van Beethoven bandmates, since the two bands are on the road together through Feb. 11. Cracker's latest album is 1998's Gentleman's Blues; a retrospective, Garage d'Or, is tentatively due March 28.

Cracker tour dates:

Feb. 5; Phoenix, Ariz.; Alice Cooper'stown

Feb. 6; Solana Beach, Calif.; Belly Up Tavern

Feb. 8; West Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues

Feb. 9; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Catalyst

Feb. 10–11; San Francisco, Calif.; Slim's

Feb. 12; Petaluma, Calif.; Mystic Theatre

March 1; Boulder, Colo.; Fox Theatre

March 2; Vail, Colo.; Garton's

March 3; Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Inferno

March 4; Aspen, Colo.; Double Diamond

March 17; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

March 18; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero




Two Dollar Guitar — once a lo-fi side project for Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and songwriter Tim Foljahn — is now a full-fledged band, touring the States for the next month. TDG's fourth album, Weak Beats and Lame-Ass Rhymes (Jan. 17), features guest appearances by Scarnella's Nels Cline and Carla Bozulich and Spanish singer Christina Rosenvinge.

Feb 10; Washington, D.C.; Black Cat

Feb 11; Baltimore, Md.; The Ottobar

Feb 12; Raleigh, N.C.; King's

Feb 13; Lexington, Ky.; TBA

Feb 14; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Sebastian's

Feb 15; Memphis, Tenn.; Last Place on Earth

Feb 16; Atlanta, Ga.; Eyedrum

Feb 17; Baton Rouge, La.; Spanish Moon

Feb 18; Houston, Texas; Rudyard's

Feb 19; Austin, Texas; Emo's

Feb 21; Albuquerque, N.M.; Launch Pad

Feb 22; Tucson, Ariz.; Solar Cultural Gallery

Feb 23; San Diego, Calif.; Che Cafe

Feb 24; Los Angeles, Calif.; TBA

Feb 25; Los Angeles,Calif.; Spaceland of Dreams

Feb 26; San Francisco, Calif.; Hotel Utah

Feb 28; Portland, Ore.; Crystal Ballroom

Feb 29; Seattle, Wash.; Graceland

March 3; Minneapolis, Minn.; 7th St. Entry

March 4; Madison, Wis.; 770 Club

March 5; Chicago, Ill.; Empty Bottle

March 6; Bloomington, Ind.; 2nd Story

March 7; Columbus, Ohio; Little Brother's

March 8; Detroit, Mich.; TBA

March 9; Pittsburgh, Pa.; TBA




Put on your dancin' shoes, the Murder City Devils are back on tour for the next few months, with more March and April dates to be announced. Along for the ride are the Catheters (through February) and American Steel (March 8–16). Murder City Devils' third full-length album, In Name and Blood, is due June 6, on Sub Pop.

Murder City Devils tour dates:

Feb. 10; Lake Tahoe, Nev.; Pata Place

Feb. 11; Pomona, Calif.; Glass House

Feb. 12; West Hollywood, Calif.; Troubadour

Feb. 14; San Diego, Calif.; Che Café

Feb. 15; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Downtown VFW Hall

Feb. 16; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill

Feb. 17; Chico, Calif.; Blue Room

March 3; Seattle, Wash.; Crocodile Cafe (with Zeke, Catheters, Valintine Killers)

March 4; Portland, Ore.; Crystal Ballroom (with Zeke)

March 8; Boise, Idaho; TBA

March 9; Salt Lake City, Utah; DV8

March 10; Denver, Colo.; 15th St. Tavern

March 13; El Paso, Texas; Headquarter Records

March 15; Houston, Texas; TBA

March 16; Dallas, Texas; Club Clearview

March 17; Austin, Texas; Emo's — SUB POP SXSW Showcase

March 20; Cleveland, Ohio; Euclid Tavern

March 23; Detroit, Mich.; TBA

March 25; Chicago, Ill.; Fireside Bowl with Hot Water Music

March 26; Green Bay, Wis.; Concert Cafe




Austin, Texas, twangcore-turned-pop-rockers Old 97's are on the road again, playing dates across the eastern half of the States, with pop band Death Ray Davies (through February). Old 97's' third full-length album, Fight Songs, was released in July.

Old 97's tour dates:

Feb. 5; Athens, Ga.; 40 Watt Club

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

Feb. 8; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Feb. 9; Baltimore, Md.; Fletcher's

Feb. 10; Philadelphia, Pa.; Theatre of Living Arts

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

Feb. 12; Boston, Mass.; Paradise Rock Club

Feb. 14; Lexington, Ky.; Lynagh's

March 4; Dallas, Texas; Trees