Neko Case And Her Boyfriends, Two Ton Boa, Elf Power, Poster Children ...

Singer/songwriter Neko Case, former drummer for trash-rock trio Maow, has taken Her Boyfriends and her countrified solo persona on the road behind their just-released second album, Furnace Room Lullaby (Feb. 22), which includes appearances from Ron Sexsmith, Evan Johns and members of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, the Sadies and Blue Rodeo.

Neko Case and Her Boyfriends tour dates:

March 8; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill

March 9; Silver Lake, Calif.; Spaceland of Dreams

March 10; San Diego, Calif.; Casbah

March 11; Phoenix, Ariz.; Arizona Roadhouse

March 12; Las Cruces, N.M.; Club

March 15; Dallas, Texas; Gypsy Tea Room

March 17; Austin, Texas; SXSW Convention

March 18; Austin, Texas; Antone's

March 20; Houston, Texas; Rudyard's

March 21; New Orleans, La.; Mermaid Lounge

March 22; Atlanta, Ga.; Echo Lounge

March 23; Nashville, Tenn.; End

March 24; St. Louis, Mo.; Side Door

March 25; Chicago, Ill.; Double Door

March 26; Minneapolis, Minn.; 7th Street Entry

March 28; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Amigo's Café

March 29; Edmonton, Alberta; Black Dog

March 30; Calgary, Alberta; Republik

March 31; Vancouver, British Columbia; Richard's on Richards

April 1; Seattle, Wash.; Tractor Tavern




Olympia, Wash., rock trio Two Ton Boa are taking their double-bass-and-drums sound on the road this week, promoting the release of their self-titled debut EP (Feb. 29). Catch the band at South by Southwest as part of the Kill Rock Stars showcase, with Mary Lou Lord, Bonfire Madigan and others.

Two Ton Boa tour dates:

March 11; Seattle, Wash.; Sit & Spin (KRS showcase With Sean Na Na, Tight Bros From Way Back When, Deerhoof)

March 12; San Francisco, Calif.; TBA

March 13; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Monsoons

March 14; Tucson, Ariz.; Solar Culture

March 15; Albuquerque, N.M.; Launch Pad

March 16; Austin, Texas; Sound Exchange (with Bonfire Madigan, Slumber Party)

March 17; Austin, Texas; Hole in the Wall (SXSW KRS showcase with Mary Lou Lord, Dos, Bonfire Madigan, Slumber Party, The Breakdowns, Witchypoo)

March 18; TBA

March 19; TBA

March 20; Phoenix, Ariz.; Stinkweeds

March 21; San Diego, Calif.; Che Cafe

March 22; Los Angeles, Calif.; The Fold/Silverlake Lounge (with Bonfire Madigan, Dos)

March 24; San Francisco, Calif.; The Coco Club

March 25; Chico, Calif.; Blue Room

March 30; Olympia, Wash.; Metropolis (with Sense Field)




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 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)