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Scene: clubs, bars, nightlife

October 23, 2003|By Sarah Schaffer

Aesop Rock rocks

Hip-hop master and Definitive Jux recording artist Aesop Rock will hold it down Tuesday at the Ottobar.

The wordsmith will appear in support of his much-anticipated new solo effort, Bazooka Tooth. And though he's billed with other so-called underground artists, including MR. Lif, Murs, S.A. Smash and DJ Fakts One, the ultra-talented Aesop won't be up-and-coming for long.

Catch the Def Jux kingpin before he steps out of the shadows and into the national spotlight.

Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. Tickets are $13.

The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. For more information, call 410-662-0069 or visit

Glam rock at Recher

Glam rock guru Bret Michaels will strut his stuff tonight at the Recher Theatre. The Pittsburgh native, who recently released a new album, Songs of Life, on his own Poor Boy Records label, will take the stage after the Rob Byer Band plays a set.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin around 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

The Recher Theatre is at 512 York Road. For more information, call 410-337-7178 or visit

Veteran Fleshtones

Rock show veterans and workhorse act the Fleshtones will break it down for the young 'uns tomorrow at the Mojo Room and Lounge.

The Brooklyn-based quartet, a fixture on the small-club circuit for more than 25 years, will headline the 9 p.m. event after rockers the Things set it off.

Doors open around 8 p.m. Call the club for cover charge information.

The Mojo Room and Lounge is at 4825 Belair Road. For more information, call 410-325-7427 or visit www.mojo

Rap at the Ottobar

Raekwon will hit the Ottobar Saturday. The New York rapper and member of the influential hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan hasn't released a solo album in almost four years, but he can still tear it up on the mike.

C-Rayz Walz and People Under the Stairs will also throw down at this show, which is scheduled to start around 9 p.m. Tickets are $16.

The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. For more information, call 410-662-0069 or visit

Sonar's sounds

Drum 'n' bass powerhouse DJ Zinc will spin tomorrow at Sonar. Zinc has been a force in the scene for more than a decade and is one of the creative minds behind British electronic music label True Playaz.

He'll take the decks late, after a few sets from Sebastian and MC Armanni. The cover charge is $10 before 10 p.m. and $15 after.

Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. For more information, call 410-327-8333 or visit www

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