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Scene: clubs, bars, nightlife

November 06, 2003|By Sarah Schaffer

'80s retro rock

Sunset Strip rockers L.A. Guns will shred tonight at the Thunderdome.

The band was formed in the mid-'80s after guitarist Tracii Guns left Guns N' Roses, an act he'd co-founded with Axl Rose.

Guns and the rest of his group will headline the retro show, which also features the Bullet Boys and other bands from the days when hair metal reigned over rock.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

The Thunderdome is at 3612 S. Hanover St. For more information, call 410-354-4700 or visit www.thunderdomeon line.com.

Baltimore's burlesque

Viva Vavoom! Productions will present a burlesque show tomorrow at the Ottobar.

The night of tease will celebrate the release of the first issue of Star & Garter Magazine, a local zine dedicated to the tantalizing and sometimes tawdry genre of dance.

Nationally known burlesque stars such as Dirty Martini and the Wau Wau Sisters will perform. And local lounge-jazz outfit the Swingin' Swamis will break it up with a few musical interludes.

Call the club for cover charge information.

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

Folk rock for all ages

Baltimore folk-rock act Radiant Pig will play Saturday at the Roots Cafe.

The quartet formed in the late '90s after the demise of another local favorite, 3 Pigs Cafe, and have since released two recordings.

RP will take the stage after the Bobwhites put in a set.

This all-ages show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $8.

The Roots Cafe takes place twice a month at the St. John's United Methodist Church, 2640 St. Paul St. For more information, call 410-880-3883 or visit www.rootscafe.org.

Local bands at Ottobar

Charm City rockers and amBiguous CITY! recording act All the Dead Pilots will celebrate the release of its new CD Saturday at the Ottobar.

The all-ages show, which also features Pulaski, Avec and Two If by Sea, is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.

Doors open at 9 p.m.

Call the club for cover charge information.

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

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