Diana Krall, Yo La Tengo, Looper, Aphrodite ...

Jazz singer/songwriter and pianist Diana Krall is touring the States for the next few months, basking in the glow of her Grammy win. Her fifth album, When I Look in Your Eyes (1998), won last week for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Catch her on May 6, as part of the seven-day Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans.

Diana Krall tour dates:

March 3; Newark, N.J.; New Jersey Performing Arts Center

March 4; Boston, Mass.; Berklee Performance Center

March 5; Washington, D.C.; Warner Theatre

March 6; Baltimore, Md.; Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

March 10; Englewood, N.J.; John Harms Theatre

March 11–12; Princeton, N.J.; McCarter Theatre

March 22–23; Los Angeles, Calif.; Royce Hall

March 24; Tucson, Ariz.; Temple of Music & Art

March 25; Albuquerque, N.M.; Hiland Theater

March 26; Sacramento, Calif.; Crest Theatre

March 29; Portland, Maine.; Merrill Auditorium

March 31; Troy, N.Y.; Savings Bank Music Hall

April 1; Peekskill, N.Y.; Paramount Center

April 4; Hanover, N.H.; Hopkins Center

April 5; Keene, N.H.; Colonial Theatre

April 7; Burlington, Vt.; Flynn Theatre

April 8; Northampton, Mass.; Calvin Theater

April 9; New London, Conn.; Garde Arts Center

April 14; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Michigan Theater

April 15; Cleveland, Ohio; State Theatre

April 29; Newport News, Va.; Ferguson Hall

May 2; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Kalamazoo State Theatre

May 3; Minneapolis, Minn.; State Theatre

May 6; New Orleans, La.; Jazz & Heritage Festival




Indie-rockers Yo La Tengo added some April dates to their U.S. tour before they head off to Europe. They released Saturday, a limited-edition, 10-inch vinyl EP, on Jan. 31 and their first full-length album in three years, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, on Feb. 22.

Yo La Tengo tour dates:

March 3; Detroit, Mich.; Majestic Theatre

March 4; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

March 7; Seattle, Wash.; King Cat Theatre

March 8; Portland, Ore.; Aladdin Theatre

March 10–12; San Francisco, Calif.; Great American Music Hall (four shows with Lambchop)

March 13; Los Angeles, Calif.; El Rey Theatre

March 22; Baltimore, Md.; Fletcher's

March 23; Charlottesville, Va.; Trax

March 24; Chapel Hill, N.C.; Cat's Cradle

March 25; Atlanta, Ga.; Cotton Club

March 26; Nashville, Tenn.; Exit In

March 28; Columbus, Ohio; Little Brothers (with Quickspace)

March 29; Louisville, Ky.; Headliners (with Quickspace)

March 30; St. Louis, Mo.; Fire House (with Quickspace)

March 31; Columbia, Mo.; Blue Note (with Quickspace)

April 1; Lawrence, Kan.; Bottleneck (with Quickspace)

April 3; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue (with Quickspace and Make Up)

April 4; Milwaukee, Wis.; Shank Hall (with Quickspace)

April 5; Madison, Wis.; The Annex

April 6; Champaign, Ill.; High Dive

April 7; Cleveland, Ohio; Grog Shop

April 8; Newport, Ky.; Southgate House




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