GOLDFRAPP Black Cherry (Mute) Their debut, 2000’s Felt Mountain, was full of alluring drama and windswept moodiness. Cherry lightens up those noir stylings with a taste of disco and pop.
BOZ SCAGGS But Beautiful, Standards: Volume 1 (Virgin) Scaggs follows Rod Stewart’s platinum-selling lead with this set of classic covers.
VARIOUS ARTISTS Matrix Reloaded: The Album (Warner Bros.) A two-disc noisefest courtesy of Marilyn Manson and P.O.D., among other dark-minded rockers.
BLUR Think Tank (Virgin) Guitarist Graham Coxon, who parted ways with the famed Britpop band last year, has described Think Tank as ”underdeveloped and tech-y.” Not that he’s bitter or anything.
EVANESCENCE The TRL faves will hit New Orleans (May 10), Dallas (May 17), and Cleveland (May 22) to keep their sudden popularity from doing a little evanescing of its own.
SUSAN TEDESCHI Grammy-nominated blues singer-guitarist Tedeschi is in good company for select dates on her summer tour, with pedal-steel guitar ace Robert Randolph (Denver, June 21), Al Green (L.A., June 25), and Etta James (June 28 and 29 in Guemeville and Saratoga, Calif., respectively).
TOBY KEITH If Keith’s ”Beer for My Horses” video doesn’t quench your 10-gallon thirst for the countrified jingoist, there’s always his live show, which stops in Anchorage (May 24), Dearborn, Mich. (June 15), and Cheyenne, Wyo. (July 19).