Apples In Stereo, Dub Narcotic Sound System, The The, Shelby Lynne ...

Denver pop quartet Apples in Stereo have taken their exuberant, psychedelic pop-rock back on the road behind their forthcoming fifth album, The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone (May 9), with fellow Elephant 6 members Essex Green opening most dates. Catch them May 11 as part of the Chicago Noise Pop festival.

Apples in Stereo tour dates:

April 25; Washington, D.C.; Black Cat (with Superchunk)

April 26; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza (with Built to Spill)

April 27; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza (with Built to Spill and Superchunk)

April 28; Philadelphia, Pa.; Upstage

April 29; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (with Built to Spill)

April 30; Boston, Mass.; Middle East Club

May 2; Hoboken, N.J.; Maxwell's

May 3; Pittsburgh, Pa.; CMU/Doherty Hall

May 4; Buffalo, N.Y.; Mohawk Place

May 5; Toronto, Ontario; Horseshoe

May 6; Hamilton, Ontario; The Hudson

May 8; Cleveland, Ohio; Grog Shop

May 9; Detroit, Mich.; Magic Stick

May 10; Champaign, Ill.; Hi-Dive

May 11; Chicago, Ill.; Empty Bottle — Chicago Noise Pop Festival

May 12; St. Louis, Mo.; Side Door

May 13; Galesburg, Ill.; Knox College




Indie-funk collective Dub Narcotic Sound System are taking their patented brand of sonic confusion on tour through April. Their latest release is last year's Sideways Soul, their collaboration with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

Dub Narcotic Sound System tour dates:

April 24; Lawrence, Kan.; The Bottleneck

April 25; Denver, Colo.; The Raven

April 26; Laramie, Wyo.; TBA

April 28; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill

April 29; Palo Alto, Calif.; Stanford University

April 30; Chico, Calif.; Blue Room

May 1; Eugene, Ore.; W.O.W. Hall




Mad genius Matt Johnson is touring North America through May with his brainchild, The The. His first album in seven years, the gritty NakedSelf, was released in February.

The The tour dates:

April 28; Boston, Mass.; The Avalon

April 29; Philadelphia, Pa.; TLA

May 1; Toronto, Ontario; The Guverment

May 2; Pontiac, Mich.; Clutch Cargo

May 4–5; Chicago, Ill.; The Metro

May 6; Minneapolis, Minn.; First Avenue

May 7; St. Louis, Mo.; Firehouse

May 9; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theatre

May 10; Salt Lake City, Utah.; DV8

May 12; Seattle, Wash.; Showbox

May 13; Vancouver, British Columbia; Commodore Ballroom

May 14; Portland, Ore.; Roseland

May 16; San Francisco, Calif.; The Fillmore

May 17; Los Angeles, Calif.; El Rey Theatre

May 20; San Diego, Calif.; Cain's Ballroom

May 21; Phoenix, Ariz.; Nile Theatre

May 23; Dallas, Texas; Trees

May 24; Houston, Texas; Numbers

May 26; New Orleans, La.; House of Blues

May 27; Atlanta, Ga.; The Roxy

May 29; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

May 30; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza




Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne is enchanting fans across the U.S. with her countrified brand of R&B. Her latest album, I Am Shelby Lynne, hit stores in January.

Shelby Lynne tour dates:

April 24; Portland, Ore.; Aladdin

April 26; San Francisco, Calif.; Bimbo's

April 28; Los Angeles, Calif.; House of Blues

April 29; Solana Beach, Calif.; Belly Up Tavern