Elf Power, Poster Children, Diana Krall, Yo La Tengo ...

Lo-fi indie-pop quartet Elf Power are playing a week of dates in the eastern States with buddies the Summer Hymns. Last year they released their third album, A Dream in Sound (May 11), and the tour-exclusive EP Come On emerged from their outing with fellow Elephant 6ers Olivia Tremor Control.

Elf Power tour dates:

March 5; Baltimore, Md.; Ottobar

March 6; New York, N.Y.; Knitting Factory

March 7; Cambridge, Mass.; T.T. the Bear's

March 8; Washington, D.C.; Metro Café

March 9; Philadelphia, Pa.; Upstage

March 10; Carrboro, N.C.; Go! Rehearsal Studio

March 11; Columbia, S.C.; New Brookland Tavern




High-energy pop-punks the Poster Children are hitting the road this month in support of their seventh full-length album, the just-released DDD (Feb. 22). Be sure to catch them on March 16 in Austin, Texas, as part of the South by Southwest spinART showcase, with Apples in Stereo, the Fastbacks, Squatweiler and the Minders.

Poster Children tour dates:

March 16; Austin, Texas; Waterloo Brewing Company (SXSW spinART showcase)

March 18; Denton, Texas; Rubber Gloves

March 19; Lafayette, La.; Rinky Dink

March 20; Baton Rouge, La.; The Bayou

March 22; Pensacola, Fla.; Sluggo's

March 23; Orlando, Fla.; Sapphire Supper Club

March 24; Jacksonville, Fla.; Jack Rabbit's

March 25; Tallahassee, Fla.; Cow Haus

March 26; Asheville, N.C.; Vincent's Ear

March 28; Carrboro, N.C.; Room Four

March 29; Washington, D.C.; Black Cat

April 4; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club (upstairs)




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 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 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