Spins at Sonar

DJ LTJ

Scene: clubs, bars, nightlife

October 02, 2003|By Sarah Schaffer | Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF

Influential British DJ LTJ Bukem has crossed the pond once again and will be spinning tomorrow at Sonar. His breakbeat style and incredible talent have become legendary among the club set, both in London and across the globe. The Good Looking Records founder will take the decks after Makoto gets things moving.

Doors open around 9 p.m., and the cover charge jumps from $10 to $15 after 10:30 p.m.

Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Call 410-327-8333 or visit www. sonar.us.

Grandaddy at 9:30

Grandaddy will rock out tonight at the 9:30 Club in D.C.

The Modesto, Calif., band, which released the album Sumday last June, recently garnered critical acclaim for its brand of guitar-driven quirk-rock. But the newly famous quintet isn't just another flash-in-the-pan success. Grandaddy is a hard-working band that has been putting out great records since the mid-'90s.

Super Furry Animals will open the 9 p.m. show. $15.

The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Call 202-393-0930 or visit www.930.com.

Toots at Recher

Rock steady tonight when the Recher Theatre welcomes Toots and the Maytals to the stage.

With a performance career spanning more than 40 years, Jamaican-born Toots Hibbert is a master of every musical style that is native to his homeland. From gospel-influenced ska to rocksteady and reggae, Toots still plays it all with passion.

Tickets are $20 for patrons ages 21 and up, $23 for those 21 and under.

The Recher Theatre is at 512 York Road, Towson. Call 410-337-7178 or visit www .rechertheatre.com.

Monty Python

If you dig the Knights of Ni, the Rabbit of Caerbannog and the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, then get over to the College of Notre Dame Wednesday night for a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The classic 1975 film, shown as part of the college's British film series, will be followed by a discussion led by English professor Dr. Nevin Laib. This event will be held at 7 p.m. in the school's Knott Auditorium.

The College of Notre Dame is at 4701 N. Charles St. Call 410-532-5738 or visit www.ndm.edu.

Comedy on tap

John Pinette will perform his food-centered standup routine today through Sunday at the Baltimore Improv.

A heavy presence in the comedy scene, Pinette has become famous for his hilarious bits, including "Chinese Buffet/You Go Now." Show times are 8 p.m. tonight, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for this event range in price from $18 to $20.

The Baltimore Improv is at 6 Market Place at the Power Plant Live! For more information, call 410-727-8500 or visit www.improv.com.

Grinding metal

Get your metal on Saturday at the Thunderdome's 2nd Anniversary Party.

The club will kick off the night with a buffet and open bar 7 p.m.-9 p.m. They'll continue the celebration with ticket giveaways and other "prizes and surprizes." Hurricane Jane and Bad Hair Day will cap the night when they rawk out for the crowd.

Tickets are $10 for this event.

Thunderdome is at 3612 S. Hanover St. Call 410-354-4700 or visit www.thunderdome online.com.

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