They Might Be Giants, Fishbone ...

They Might Be Giants: The pop jokesters are touring the States

through the summer in support of their 1998 greatest-hits album,

Severe Tire Damage, and their forthcoming MP3-only album,

Long Tall Weekend.

They Might Be Giants Tour Dates:

April 26; Des Moines, Iowa, Hoyt Sherman Auditorium

April 27; Joplin, Mo., Taylor Performing Arts Center

April 28; Louisville, Ky., Kentucky Center

April 29; Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall

April 30; Rochester, N.Y., Water Street Music Hall

May 1; Norton, Mass., Wheaton College

May 2; Lyndonville, Vt., Lyndon State College

May 8; New London, Conn., Connecticut College

May 15; New York, N.Y., Bowery Ballroom

July 16; Denver, Colo., LoDo Festival




Fishbone: The eclectic, ska-funk-punk-rockers are playing a few

goofy, hyper shows in April and May. Their latest release was 1996's

Fishbone 101: Nuttasaurusmeg Fossil Fuelin'.

Fishbone Tour Dates:

April 29; Monterey, Calif., Doc's Nightclub

April 30; San Francisco, Calif., Warfield

May 13; Fort Collins, Colo., Aggie Theatre

May 14; Boulder, Colo., Boulder Theater

May 15; Durango, Colo., 4 Twenty Fair

May 16; Denver, Colo., Lodo Music Hall

May 20; San Diego, Calif., Buffalo Joe's




Quiet Riot: The king of hair bands is back. The '80s metal group released its

eighth album, Alive and Well, on March 23. As if that wasn't enough, keep an eye

out for Super Hits, due May 4.

Quiet Riot Tour Dates:

April 23; West Hollywood, Calif., Roxy Theatre

April 24; Sacramento, Calif., Boardwalk

April 28; Murrow, N.Y., MT Muggs

April 29; Riviera Beach, Md., Daytona's

May 1; Springfield, Va., Jaxx

June 25; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Grape Harvest Festival




April March: The French bubblegum-pop chanteuse is playing a few dates here

in the States in support of her fourth album, Chrominance Decoder. Joining her

on most of these dates is electro-pop singer P.J. Olsson and folky trip-pop duo

Snakefarm.

April March Tour Dates:

May 9; New York, N.Y., Tonic

May 17; Los Angeles, Calif., The Mint

May 18; San Francisco, Calif., The Justice League

May 21; Berkeley, Calif., Starry Plough

May 22; San Francisco, Calif., Cafe du Nord

May 24; Los Angeles, Calif., Luna Park