A solo set from Mary Prankster

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Scene: clubs, bars, nightlife

November 27, 2003|By Sarah Schaffer

Mary Prankster will perform a solo acoustic set Saturday at Fletcher's.

The Baltimore singer-songwriter has been playing local bars and clubs since the mid-1990s. She'll headline the all-ages show, which includes Philadelphia's Adam Brodsky, who recently completed a 50-state tour in 50 days, and local act Jones Falls.

Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $12.

Fletcher's is at 701 S. Bond St. For more information, call 410-558-1889 or visit www .fletchersbar.com.

MMW flips its wig

Medeski, Martin and Wood will groove out tomorrow at the Recher Theatre.

The prolific trio, first known as Coltrane's Wig, has been throwing down thick beats and solid, jazzy rhythms for more than a decade. Catch MMW when it hits the stage around 9 p.m.

Tickets are $22.50.

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

Mixing with The RZA

The RZA was made famous for his membership in the influential Staten Island, N.Y., hip-hop act the Wu-Tang Clan.

But the mixmaster, who recently collaborated with Quentin Tarantino to score the filmmaker's kung-fu fighting saga Kill Bill, has made an impact as a music producer and solo artist as well.

He'll perform an all-ages show Tuesday at Fletcher's. Das EFX and Northstar are also billed.

Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20.

Fletcher's is at 701 S. Bond St. For more information, call 410-558-1889 or visit www .fletchersbar.com.

Punk reptiles

Reptilian Records celebrates 14 years of punk rock rule Saturday at the Ottobar.

Label owner and operator Chris X, who also runs RR's Fells Point storefront, said the anniversary party will feature a number of punk, hardcore and straight-up rock 'n' roll bands, including the Upper Crust, Triac, the Hissing Choir and the New Flesh.

Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $10.

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

`Senators' campaign

Local outfit the All Mighty Senators will get loud Saturday at the Funk Box.

The band, which recently played a series of shows for troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will get out the funk around 10 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $11 in advance and $13 at the door.

The Funk Box is at 10 E. Cross St. For more information, call 410-625-2000 or visit www.thefunkbox.com.

SR-71 hits the 'Dome

SR-71 will rock the Thunderdome Saturday.

The nationally known band, which features four locally grown musicians, just released a new single, "Axl Rose," that tells the tale of two hair-metal lovin' Baltimoreans.

Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $12.

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

`Afrobeat' at Funk Box

The Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra will come correct Wednesday at the Funk Box.

The group infuses politically charged vocals with multilayered sounds to make each performance a heavy, yet energizing experience. Big in Japan will also perform.

Doors open around 9 p.m., and tickets are $11 in advance and $13 at the door.

The Funk Box is at 10 E. Cross St. For more information, call 410-625-2000 or visit www.thefunkbox.com.

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