Also passing through: BoDeans, Battles, Bootsy Collins.

Lots more acts coming soon to a stage near you!

Lil Kim (yes, Lil Kim) will play the Alrosa Villa, and very soon. The show is less than two weeks from now on Saturday, May 26. Tickets cost $25 and are on sale now. (Note: This is up against Juicy J at the Newport, so choose wisely.)

Country starlet/former American Idol/ Carrie Underwood brings her Blown Away Tour to the Schott on December 11. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m., but prices haven't been announced yet.

Dethklok, the cartoon band from Adult Swim's "Metalocalypse," will headline LC Pavilion alongside Lamb of God on August $10. Tickets cost $35 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Math-rockers extraordinaire Battles will play Outland Live on June 5. Tickets are on sale now for $13 advance and $15 day of show. (Again, this is up against The Shins at LC and Lukas Nelson at Woodlands, so choose wisely.)

Funkmaster Bootsy Collins hits the LC on June 20. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. for $15 advance, $20 day of show.

Reel Big Fish, who continue to carry the torch for the 90s ska revival, will play Newport Music Hall on July 8. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. for $20 advance, $22 day of.

Jams of the Week honorees Dope Body will bring their pulverizing art-punk to Double Happiness on June 21. Tickets are on sale now for $6 advance, $8 day of.

Lastly, BoDeans, who apparently have lots of other music besides the "Party of Five" theme song (I see you, Matthew Fox!), will play the Lincoln Theatre on June 27. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for $20 advance and $24 day of.