Sarah Dougher, Arsonists, Muse, Quickspace ...

Indie-rock singer/songwriter Sarah Dougher brings new meaning to the word prolific, launching another solo tour while being an active member of Cadallaca and the Crabs. Her second solo album, The Walls Ablaze, is due May 16.

Sarah Dougher tour dates:

March 25; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill (with Papas Fritas)

March 26; Oakland, Calif.; Mills College

March 28; Phoenix, Ariz.; Modified

March 29; Tucson, Ariz.; TBA

March 30; Los Angeles, Calif.; Milk (with the Need)

March 31; San Diego, Calif.; Che Cafe

April 1; Santa Rosa, Calif.; The Old Vic

April 3; Santa Cruz, Calif.; College/TBA

April 4; San Francisco, Calif.; Coco Club

Aug. 1–6; Olympia, Wash.; Ladyfest 2000




After stints in the UK and Italy, charismatic rappers the Arsonists, formerly known as the Bushwick Bomb Squad, will blaze across the United States through mid-May. Matador released the quintet's debut, As the World Burns, in August.

Arsonists tour dates:

April 8; Princeton, N.J.; Princeton University

April 13; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club

April 14; Annondale, N.Y.; Bard College

April 18; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Laga

April 19; Columbus, Ohio; The Underground

April 20; Toronto, Ontario; The Reverb

April 21; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andy's

April 22; Oberlin, Ohio; Oberlin College

April 23; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

April 24; Chicago, Ill.; Double Door

April 26; Lawrence, Kan.; Bottleneck

April 27; Denver, Colo.; 15th St. Lounge

April 28; Salt Lake City, Utah; Warehouse

May 1; Vancouver, British Columbia; Starfish Room

May 2; Seattle, Wash.; AROspace

May 3; Seattle, Wash.; Black Arts Theatre

May 4; Portland, Ore.; Ohm

May 5; San Francisco, Calif.; Justice League

May 6; Los Angeles, Calif.; Spaceland

May 17; Washington, D.C.; The Cage

May 19; Philadelphia, Pa.; 40/40




Brit-rock trio Muse have had a busy year, having already toured Germany with Bush. The lads may just be old enough to drink by the time they return to the States this month with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters. After April 12, the opening slot will be taken over by the Bicycle Thief. Muse's full-length debut, Showbiz, was released in the U.S. in September.

Muse tour dates:

March 24; Minneapolis, Minn.; Target Center

March 25; Madison, Wis.; Dane County Expo Center

March 27; Carbondale, Ill.; SIU Arena

March 28; Champaign, Ill.; Assembly Hall

March 30; Dayton, Ohio; Ervin J. Nutter Hall

March 31; Columbus, Ohio; Schottenstein Center

April 2; Amherst, Calif.; Mullins Center

April 3; Albany, N.Y.; Pepsi Arena

April 5; State College, Pa.; Bryce Jordan Center

April 6; Roanoke, Va.; Roanoke Civic Center

April 8; Bloomington, Ind.; Assembly Hall

April 9; Lexington, Ky.; Rupp Arena

April 11; Knoxville, Tenn.; Thompson-Boling Arena

April 12; Chattanooga, Tenn.; UTC Arena




English pop quintet Quickspace, formerly Quickspace Supersport, are taking their dense, eclectic and happy songs on a trip across the U.S. with Yo La Tengo through April 4. Their third full-length album, The Death of Quickspace, is hopefully not, and is due on Matador on March 21.

Quickspace tour dates:

March 28; Columbus, Ohio; Little Brothers

March 29; Louisville, Ky.; Headliners

March 30; St. Louis, Mo.; Fire House

March 31; Columbia, Mo.; Blue Note

April 1; Lawrence, Kan.; Bottleneck

April 3; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue (with Yo La Tengo and Make Up)

April 4; Milwaukee, Wis.; Shank Hall

April 6; Chicago, Ill.; Schuba's (with Papas Fritas)

April 7; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Blind Pig (with Poster Children)

April 9; New York, N.Y.; Mercury Lounge

April 10; Providence, R.I.; Met Café

April 11; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club

April 13; Jersey City, N.J.; WFMU — Douglas Wolk's show