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The Coup, Sebastian Bach ...

Political rap duo the Coup are taking their witty funk ditties

out on a few stops this month. Their acclaimed 1993 debut, Kill My

Landlord, was re-released July 13. Catch the Coup Dec. 15 in Hollywood

with rap genius Pharoahe Monch.

Coup tour dates:

Dec. 4; Portland, Ore.; Berbati's Pan

Dec. 6; Eugene, Ore.; WOW Hall

Dec. 8; Boulder, Colo.; Fox Theatre

Dec. 9; Aspen, Colo.; Howling Wolf

Dec. 10; Snowmass, Colo.; Fanny Hill

Dec. 12; Albuquerque, N.M.; Sunshine Theatre

Dec. 13; Tempe, Ariz.; Green Room

Dec. 15; West Hollywood, Calif.; Palace (with Pharoahe Monch)

Former Skid Row screamer Sebastian Bach has risen from the

rubble of his dismantled hair-metal band with a solo album, Bring 'Em

Bach Alive (Nov. 2), and a brief East Coast tour.

Sebastian Bach tour dates:

Dec. 2; West Warwick, R.I.; Station

Dec. 3; Frederick, Md.; Xhale

Dec. 4; Springfield, Va.; Jaxx

Dec. 7; Hartford, Conn.; Webster Theatre

Dec. 8; Danbury, Conn.; Tuxedo Junction

Dec. 9; Nashua, N.H.; Sharky's

Dec. 10; Brooklyn, N.Y.; L'Amour

Dec. 11; Wantagh, N.Y.; Mulcahy's

Dec. 14; Limestone, N.Y.; Rock 'N' Ricks Concert Club

Dec. 15; Lackawanna, N.Y.; Sideshow Music Hall

Dec. 16; Scranton, Pa.; Tink's

Dec. 17; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Chance

Dec. 18; Old Bridge, N.J.; Birch Hill Nite Club

Tongue-in-cheek geek-rockers Fountains of Wayne are wrapping up

their world tour behind Utopia Parkway (April 6), the album that

explores high school proms, cold-hearted travel agents, Winnebagos and

looking "more like that guy from Korn."

Fountains of Wayne tour dates:

Dec. 2; New Brunswick, N.J.; Student Center

Dec. 4; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Chicago's Aluminum Group are taking their lovely chamber-pop melodies

on a tour so short, they'll seem like a blur in your vision. Their latest

album, Pedals (Aug. 24), was produced by experimental-rock Wunderkind

Jim O'Rourke and features country-rock singer Edith Frost

and members of Tortoise, the High Llamas and the Mekons.

Catch the Aluminum Group with the magnificent Magnetic Fields on

Dec. 2 in New York.

Aluminum Group tour dates:

Dec. 2; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza (with the Magnetic Fields)

Dec. 3; Philadelphia, Pa.; Khyber

Dec. 5; Raleigh, N.C.; King's

Dec. 7; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Sebastian's

Dec. 8; Bloomington, Ind.; Second Story

Dec. 16; Silver Lake, Calif.; Spaceland of Dreams

Dec. 18; San Francisco, Calif.; Justice League