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Music: in concert, CDs

January 01, 2004

The Roots and more / 9:30 Club

Hear the best in underground hip-hop at the Okayplayer Winter Break Tour.

Today and tomorrow, the multiartist show will take place at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Already established headliners the Roots will throw down after up-and-comers Aesop Rock and Mr. Lif jam alongside old-school veterans Pete Rock and CL Smooth.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person both nights.

The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. For more information, call 202-393-0930 or visit the Web at www.930.com.

-- Sarah Schaffer

Marcia Ball / Rams Head

Blues artist Marcia Ball, whose latest album is So Many Rivers, rocks the Rams Head tonight at 7. Tickets are $31.50.

The Rams Head Tavern is at 33 West St., Annapolis. For more information, or for tickets, visit ramsheadtavern.com.

Marc Cohn / Birchmere

Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn (remember his "Walking in Memphis"?) will serenade the house with his thoughtful tunes Monday and Tuesday night at the Birchmere in Alexandria. Show starts at 7:30 and tickets are $25.

The Birchmere is at 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or calling 410-481-SEAT.

-- Rashod D. Ollison

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