Looper, Aphrodite, Peter Murphy, Papas Fritas ...

Stuart David, former bassist for Scottish indie darlings Belle and Sebastian, will be traveling the States in March with his wife and Looper partner, Karn David, playing the duo's critically acclaimed story-songs. Looper's debut album, Up a Tree, was released in March 1999. Oh yeah, and they'll be opening for the Flaming Lips.

Looper tour dates:

March 7; Champaign, Ill.; High Dive

March 8; Iowa City, Iowa; Union Bar

March 9; Lincoln, Neb.; Knickerbockers

March 11; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue Theater

March 12; Milwaukee, Wis.; Shank Hall

March 15; Lawrence, Kan.; Granada

March 16; St. Louis, Mo.; Firehouse

March 17; Columbia, Mo.; Blue Note

March 19; Boulder, Colo.; Fox Theatre

Jump up drum & bass/jungle king Gavin King, a.k.a. Aphrodite, is bringing his hip-hop, jazz, techno and bubbly, bass-heavy funk to the U.S. for a monthlong club tour. The DJ/producer's most recent album, Aphrodite, was released in October.

Aphrodite tour dates:

March 4; New Orleans, La.; State Palace Theatre

March 7; Los Angeles, Calif.; Viper Room

March 8; Phoenix, Ariz.; Swell Presents Urban Takeover at the World

March 9; Victoria, British Columbia; CR&R at the Ice House

March 10; Portland, Ore.; Rites of Spring at Paradigm

March 11; Seattle, Wash.; I Spy

March 15; Cancun, Mexico; Global Dance

March 16; Cincinnati, Ohio; Club Lift at Annie's

March 17; Denver, Colo.; KTCL Radio Show

March 18; Minneapolis, Minn.; St. Paul Civic Center

March 19; Dallas, Texas; Decibel

March 20; London, Ontario; Lush

March 21; Buffalo, N.Y.; E Dance Club

March 22; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Club Lazer

March 25; Atlanta, Ga.; Pleazure at Studio Central

March 27; Miami, Fla.; World of Drum & Bass at Salvation, WMC

March 29; Tallahassee, Fla.; Cinema

March 31; Jacksonville, Fla.; Circus Circus at Club 5

April 1; Orlando, Fla.; Ultrapure

April 2; Gainesville, Fla.; Sundance at Simon's

Dark prince Peter Murphy is taking his booming voice and an all-star cast of backing musicians on the road next month for his first solo tour in five years. Comprising his band will be former Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery, former Love and Rockets drummer and Murphy's former Bauhaus bandmate Kevin Haskins, Love and Rockets producer Doug DeAngelis on keyboards and Porno for Pyros guitarist Peter DiStefano.

Peter Murphy tour dates:

March 1; Anaheim, Calif.; Sun Theatre

March 2; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield

March 4; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Theatre

March 5; Vancouver, British Columbia; Commodore Ballroom

March 6; Seattle, Wash.; Showbox Theatre

March 8; Salt Lake City, Utah; Fairpark Horticulture Building

March 10; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theatre

March 12; Milwaukee, Wis.; Rave

March 13; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

March 14; Chicago, Ill.; Riviera Theatre

March 16; Pontiac, Mich.; Clutch Cargo

March 17; Toronto, Ontario; Guvernment

March 18; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club

March 20; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

March 21–22; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

March 24; Boston, Mass.; Roxy

March 25; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

March 27; Atlanta, Ga.; Masquerade

March 28; New Orleans, La.; House of Blues

March 29; Austin, Texas; La Zona Rosa

March 30; Dallas, Texas; Deep Ellum Live

April 3–4; Los Angeles, Calif.; House of Blues

April 5; San Diego, Calif.; 4th & B

As promised, the lively Papas Fritas will embark on a full-fledged tour in March behind their imminent third album, Buildings and Grounds (March 7), before heading off in mid-April to infect Europe with their perky pop.

Papas Fritas tour dates:

March 3; Boston, Mass.; The Milky Way

March 7; Newark, Del.; Deer Park Tavern

March 9; New York City, N.Y.; Brownies (with Team USA)

March 10; Philadelphia, Pa.; (with Team USA)

March 11; Washington, D.C.; Black Cat

March 12; Chapel Hill, N.C.; Room 4/Go Lounge

March 13; Athens, Ga.; 40 Watt (with Team USA)

March 15; New Orleans, La.; (with Man or Astro-Man?)

March 16; Houston, Texas; Rudyard's Pub (with Team USA)

March 17; Denton, Texas; Rubbergloves (with Seely, Team USA)

March 18; Austin, Texas; Waterloo Brewery (SXSW)

March 21; Tucson, Ariz.; The Solar Cultural Gallery

March 22; San Diego, Calif.; The Casbah

March 24; Los Angeles, Calif.; Spaceland of Dreams (with Push Kings)

March 25; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill (with the Orange


March 27; Portland, Ore.; Satyricon

March 28; Seattle, Wash.; Crocodile Cafe (with Sunset Valley)

March 30; Salt Lake City, Utah; Kilby Court

March 31; Denver, Colo.; 15th Street Tavern

April 1; Boulder, Colo.; Tulagi's

April 3; Iowa City, Iowa; Gabe's Oasis (with the Hang Ups)

April 4; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue (with the Hang Ups)

April 6; Chicago, Ill.; Schuba's (with the Hang Ups)

April 7; Bloomington, Ind.; Second Story

April 9; Cleveland, Ohio; Grog Shop (with Verbena)

June 15; New York, N.Y.; The Jewish Museum