ANI DIFRANCO So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter (Righteous Babe) Fans of the feminist folkie can shout and laugh to their hearts’ content with (or at) this two-CD live set.

JOHN DOE Dim Stars, Bright Sky (iMusic) The former frontman of Los Angeles punk legends X gets into a mellow bag, joined by Jakob Dylan, Aimee Mann, Old 97’s’ Rhett Miller, Juliana Hatfield, and the Go-Go’s’ Jane Wiedlin.

JOHNNY THUNDERS You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory (Sanctuary/Castle) In which the late New York Dolls guitar ace finally gets his due with a three-CD boxed set of his rip-snorting solo stuff.

DOUG KERSHAW Easy (spinART/Cooking Vinyl) Anybody remember this ragin’ Cajun fiddler, probably best known for his classic tune “Louisiana Man”? Well, he’s back, with a heaping helping of musical gumbo.


AEROSMITH are bringing along KID ROCK and RUN-DMC on selected dates of a road-doggin’, 38-city tour that includes stops in East Troy, Wis. (Sept. 14), and Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 8), and peaks in Mountain View, Calif. (Nov. 14).

SHERYL CROW has added several shows to her busy itinerary, so folks in Cleveland (Sept. 10), Chicago (Sept. 19), and San Francisco (Nov. 8, opening for the Rolling Stones) can soak up the ubiquitous singer.

INCUBUS want all of their fans–from Bozeman, Mont. (Sept. 6), to Fargo, N.D. (Oct. 9), to Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 22)–to be assured that it’s “Nice to Know You.”