Stereophonics, Styx ...

Stereophonics: The melodic Welsh pop-rock trio will be checking

out North America for about a week, between wrapping up their current

Australian tour and heading to Europe next month to hit the road with

the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Stereophonics' second album, Performance

and Cocktails, was released in the States on Sept. 14.

Stereophonics tour dates:

Oct. 17; San Francisco, Calif.; Slim's

Oct. 18; West Hollywood, Calif.; The Whisky

Oct. 20; Orlando, Fla.; Hard Rock Live (with Our Lady Peace)

Oct. 21; Atlanta, Ga.; Cotton Club (with Our Lady Peace)

Oct. 23; Toronto, Ontario; Lee's Palace

Oct. 25; Boston, Mass.; Paradise Rock Club

Oct. 26; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom

Styx: The melodramatic Chicago rockers are bringing their sweeping

ballads and gargantuan guitar solos to fans across the country. Busy as

ever, the band who invited you to "Come Sail Away" released its 19th

album, Brave New World, and reissued two of its out-of-print LPs,

Serpent is Rising (1973) and Man of Miracles (1974), on

June 29.

Styx tour dates:

Oct. 8; Big Flats, N.Y.; Budweiser Summer Stage

Oct. 9; Hampton Beach, N.H.; Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Oct. 10; New York, N.Y.; Hammerstein Ballroom

Oct. 13; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Mid-Hudson Civic Center

Oct. 16; Kitchener, Ontario; Lulu's

Oct. 21; Detroit, Mich.; Fox Theatre

Oct. 24; Mobile, Ala.; Greater Gulf State Fair

Oct. 27; Clearwater, Fla.; Ruth Eckerd Hall

Oct. 28; Jacksonville, Fla.; Florida Theatre

Oct. 29; Pompano Beach, Fla.; Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

Oct. 30; Fort Myers, Fla.; Barbara B. Mann Hall

Oct. 31; Tallahassee, Fla.; Leon County Civic Center

Nov. 1; New Orleans, La.; House of Blues

Nov. 6; St. Louis, Mo.; Fox Theater

Nov. 13; Anaheim, Calif.; Sun Theatre

Nov. 16–17; West Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues

Nov. 19–20; Kelseyville, Calif.; Konocti Harbor Resort

Nov. 24; Merrillville, Ind.; Star Plaza Theatre

Dec. 28; Mount Pleasant, Mich.; Soaring Eagle Casino

Dec. 31; Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Pleasure Island

Elf Power: Part of the heralded Elephant 6 collective, the Athens,

Ga., eclectic pop quartet is conducting a noble experiment of sorts,

touring the States with Fable Factory and labelmates the Minders (Oct.

12–22). Elf Power released their second album, A Dream in Sound,

on May 11.

Elf Power tour dates:

Oct. 8; Houston, Texas; Rudyard's

Oct. 9; Austin, Texas; Emo's

Oct. 11; Phoenix, Ariz.; Modified

Oct. 12; La Jolla, Calif.; Che Cafe

Oct. 13; Long Beach, Calif.; Di Piazza's Lava Lounge

Oct. 14; Silver Lake, Calif.; Spaceland of Dreams

Oct. 15; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill

Oct. 16; Portland, Ore.; E.J.'s

Oct. 17; Seattle, Wash.; Breakroom

Oct. 21; Minneapolis, Minn.; Fox Fire

Oct. 22; Madison, Wis.; Club 770

Oct. 23; Chicago, Ill.; Schuba's

Goldfinger: The Southern California ska-punk quartet is touring

the States with irreverent rock quintet the Bloodhound Gang, rockers

Showoff and L.A. ska-punks the Hippos. Goldfinger are working on their

third album, and will release an EP of covers, Darrin's Coconut Ass

— Live from Omaha, on Nov. 9.

Goldfinger tour dates:

Oct. 8; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

Oct. 9; Towson, Md.; Recher Theatre

Oct. 10; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Oct. 11; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

Oct. 13; Cleveland, Ohio; The Odeon

Oct. 14; Bloomington, Ind.; Fraternity Row Parking Lot

Oct. 15; Milwaukee, Wis.; The Rave

Oct. 16; Minneapolis, Minn.; Quest Club

Oct. 17; St. Louis, Mo.; The Firehouse

Oct. 19; Pontiac, Mich.; Clutch Cargo

Oct. 20; Chicago, Ill.; House of Blues

Oct. 21; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Metropol

Oct. 22; Old Bridge, N.J.; Birch Hill

Oct. 23; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Oct. 24; Plainview, N.Y.; Vanderbilt

Oct. 26; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Chance

Oct. 27; Danbury, Conn.; Tuxedo Junction

Oct. 28; Virginia Beach, Va.; Abyss

Oct. 29; Atlanta, Ga.; Cotton Club

Nov. 2; Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; House of Blues