With the exception of artists with a steadfast punk-ethic, tours are being chopped into “select dates” for veteran acts. Face it: When was the last time Booka Shade took on South Dakota and preceded to drive straight on through to Indiana? Never. So in honor of the badass touring habits of today’s established ensembles, here are a couple of short-lived tours pit against a punk venture.

Danish octet Under Byen is joining The Album Leaf for a series of orchestral shows bound to silence a grip of coast folk. The math-punk femme fatale known as Marnie Stern gets downright prog on the whole country, while Rhymesayers’ playboy Blueprint spits his game in a few select cities. And Dirtybird’s founding tech-master Claude VonStroke pays his dues at Movement and a few special club affairs. Get some.

Under Byen
06/28 Los Angeles, CA: El Rey Theater
06/29 Pomona, CA: Glasshouse
06/30 San Francisco, CA: Slim’s
07/02 Eugene, OR: WOW Hall
07/03 Seattle, WA: Neumo’s
07/04 Vancouver, BC: The Plaza
07/06 Portland, OR: Doug Fir
07/07 Boise, ID: The Venue
07/09 New York, NY: Knitting Factory

Marnie Stern
06/21 Portland, OR: Holocene
06/22 Vancouver, British Columbia: Pat’s
06/23 Seattle, WA: Chop Suey
06/25 Salt Lake City, UT: In the Venue
06/26 Denver, CO: Larimer Lounge
06/27 Albuquerque, NM: Launch Pad
06/28 Lubbock, TX: Jake’s
06/29 Denton, TX: Rubber Gloves
06/30 Oklahoma City, OK: Conservatory
07/01 Omaha, NE: Sokol Hall
07/02 Minneapolis, MN: 7th Street Entry
07/03 Chicago, IL: Abbey Pub
07/05 Cleveland, OH: Grog Shop
07/06 Toronto, ON: El Mocambo
07/07 Montreal, QC: La Sala Rossa
07/08 New York, NY: Knitting Factory
07/09 Boston, MA: TT the Bears
07/11 London, UK: The Coronet
07/12 London, UK: Bardens
07/13 Brighton, UK: Audio
07/14 Nottingham, UK: Liars Club
07/15 Newcastle, UK: TBA
07/16 Leeds, UK: Royal Park Cellars
07/17 Liverpool, UK: Korova
07/18 Manchester, UK: Star & Garter
07/19 Bristol, UK: Thekla
07/22 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
07/23 Baltimore, MD: Ottobar
07/24 Washington, DC: Rock and Roll Hotel
07/25 Chapel Hill, NC: Local 506
07/26 Atlanta, GA: Drunken Unicorn
07/27 Baton Rouge, LA: Spanish Moon
07/28 Austin, TX: Emo’s
07/30 Tucson, AZ: Plush
07/31 Phoenix, AZ: Modified
08/01 San Diego, CA: Casbah
08/02 Los Angeles, CA: EchoPlex
08/03 San Francisco, CA: Bottom of the Hill

06/12 Pittsburgh, PA: 31st Street Pub
06/13 Baltimore, MD: Ram’s Head Live
06/14 Washington, DC: Rock N Roll Hotel
06/16 Philadelphia, PA: North Star
06/17 Brooklyn, NY: Europa
06/20 Detroit, MI: Magic Stick
06/22 Indianapolis, IN: Emerson Theater
06/23 Chicago, IL: The Note
06/25 Des Moines, IA: House of Bricks

Claude VonStroke
05/24 New York, NY: APT
05/26 Detroit, MI: Masonic Temple
05/26 Detroit, MI: Movement Festival
05/27 Detroit, MI: Movement Festival
06/02 Montreal, QC: Jean-Drapeau Park
07/20 Chicago, IL: Smart Bar