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Murder City Devils, Frank Black And The Catholics ...

Murder City Devils: The almost-punkers are touring North America through the

fall behind their latest release, 1998's Empty Bottles Broken Hearts. They are

joined on most of these dates by punkers Black Halos.

Murder City Devils Tour Dates:

June 29; New York, N.Y.; The Continental (w/ LES Stiches, Black Halos)

June 30; Philadelphia, Pa.; Stalag 13 Warehouse (w/ Black Halos)

July 1; Pittsburgh, Pa.; 31st Street Pub (w/ Black Halos)

July 2; Detroit, Mich.; IO (w/ Black Halos)

July 3; Madison, Wis.; O'Cayz (w/ Black Halos)

July 4; Rapid City, S.D.; SD-4-H Building (w/ Black Halos)

July 5; Missoula, Mont.; Union Hall (w/ Black Halos)

July 9; Seattle, Wash.; Breakroom (w/ Mocket, Salvation)

Aug. 13; Bellingham, Wash.; 3-B's

Aug. 14; Seattle, Wash.; RKCNDY

Aug. 20; Vancouver, British Columbia; to be announced

Aug. 21; Portland, Ore.; Paris Theatre

Sept. 3; Seattle, Wash.; Bumbershoot Festival

Frank Black and the Catholics: The former Pixies leader and his congregation

are playing many North American dates this summer behind their second album,

Pistolero (March 23), which followed their self-titled debut by only six months.

Frank Black and the Catholics Tour Dates:

June 29; Salt Lake City, Utah; Liquid Joe's

June 30; Denver, Colo.; Bluebird Theater

July 2; Lawrence, Kan.; Bottleneck

July 3; St. Louis, Mo.; Karma

July 5; Iowa City, Iowa; Gabe's Oasis

July 6; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

July 7; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Intersection

July 8; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Hall

July 9; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Graffiti Showcase

July 10-11; Toronto, Ontario; Horseshoe Tavern

July 13; Ottawa, Ontario; Barrymore's

July 14; Montreal, Quebec; Cafe Campus

July 15; Winooski, Vt.; Higher Ground

July 16; Worcester, Mass.; Lucky Dog

July 17; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club

July 18; Wellfleet, Mass.; Beachcomber

July 19; New York, N.Y.; Studio 54 (Yahoo Internet Life Awards)

July 21; Hoboken, N.J.; Maxwell's

July 22; New Haven, Conn.; Toad's Place

July 23; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

July 24; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

July 25; Baltimore, Md.; Fletcher's

July 27-28; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom

July 30; Providence, R.I.; Met Cafe

War: The funky soul-rockers from the '70s are back with a lengthy tour and a new

collection of hits and remixes, Grooves and Messages, released June 15.

War Tour Dates:

July 2; Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Howelson Hill

July 3; San Rafael, Calif.; Marin County Fair

July 4; Las Cruces, N.M.; Merschiedt Complex

July 14; Vallejo, Calif.; Solano County Fair

July 16; Costa Mesa, Calif.; Orange County Fair

July 17; Santa Maria, Calif.; Santa Barbara County Fair

July 20; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Fort Greene Park

July 21; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Linden Park

July 22; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Metrotech and Von King Park

July 23; Sylvania, Ohio; Centennial Terrace

July 24; Huntington, W.Va.; Harris Riverfront Park

July 25; Oswego, N.Y.; Harbor Festival

Aug. 1; Paso Robles, Calif.; California Mid-State Fair

Aug. 6; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Private Function

Aug. 7; Lake Harmony, Pa.; Big Boulder Resort

Aug. 14; San Mateo, Calif.; San Mateo County Fair

Aug. 28; Chicago, Ill.; Unity Day

Aug. 29; Syracuse, N.Y.; New York State Fair

Sept. 3; Virginia Beach, Va.; American Music Festival

Sept. 6; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Music Theater

Sept. 11; Oceanside, Calif.; Oceanside Amphitheatre

Sept. 24; Fresno, Calif.; Warnors Theatre

Sept. 25; Los Angeles, Calif.; Greek Theatre

Sept. 26; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues

Sept. 27; Bakersfield, Calif.; Kern County Fair

Oct. 30; Irvine, Calif.; Irvine Spectrum

We Ragazzi: The Chicago punk-rock trio with a fondness for eyeliner is playing a

few dates here and there behind their debut, Suicide Sound System, released April 6.

We Ragazzi Tour Dates:

June 30; Lexington, Ky.; Yat's

July 1; Toledo, Ohio; Frankie's

July 2; Chicago, Ill.; Empty Bottle