Fun: Indie/folk trio Good Old War starts a U.S. tour at Philadelphia's Union Transfer (Aug. 6), then hits Washington, D.C.'s Black Cat (Aug. 7). In support of its 2012 release, "Come Back as Rain" (Sargent House), the group will play two shows at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom (Oct. 2-3) and New York's Radio City Music Hall (Oct. 5) supporting Dispatch. Into the fall, the band will open for rock group Needtobreathe and singer/songwriter Xavier Rudd.
Alive and kickin': Los Angeles rock band Dead Sara will support its 2012 self-titled debut (Pocket Kid Records) with performances at Dirt Fest 2012 in Birch Run, Mich. (Aug. 11) and Sunset Strip Music Festival (Aug. 16-18). In addition to appearances at the On the Waterfront Festival in Rockford, Ill. (Aug. 30-Sept. 2) and Riot Fest in Chicago (Sept. 14-16), the four-piece group will support punk band the Offspring throughout September. Neon Trees will also back the Offspring's tour.
Bring the beats: British musician/DJ Simon Green will deliver DJ sets under his alter-ego Bonobo across the United States, including D.C.'s DJ-owned U Street Music Hall (Aug. 16), Chicago nightclub the Mid (Aug. 17) and Somerset, Wis.'s Summer Set Music Festival (Aug. 24-26). Returning from Europe, Green will perform on the Queen of Hearts cruise ship at Pier 40 in NYC (Sept. 21) as a part of the Rocks Off Concert Cruise Series.
Something to love: Hip-hop duo G-Side embarks on a short tour, starting at Auburn, Ala.'s Bloodhound Bar & Grill (Aug. 31) and Alabama Music Box in Mobile (Sept. 1). ST 2 Lettaz and Yung Clova will also play Bryan Street Tavern in Dallas (Sept. 10) and Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, N.C. (Sept. 6-8).
Forever youngs: Singer/songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs begins a U.S. tour, supporting Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls. The run starts at Boston's Royale Nightclub (Sept. 6-7), and tickets for the first show are still on sale. The tour wraps at NYC's Webster Hall (Sept. 29-30).