Best Bets

BEST BETS

Scene: clubs, bars, nightlife

January 15, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer

Carolina rockers

Marat will get down tonight at the Royal.

The Chapel Hill, N.C., four-piece, on tour in support of a debut CD released by MoRisen Records, will mix heavy guitar with straight-up rock 'n' roll rhythms in its 10 p.m. stage set.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6.

The Royal Baltimore is at 1542 Light St. For more information, call 410-783-7776 or visit www.theroyalbaltimore.com.

DJ Rap at Sonar

DJ Rap will break beats Saturday at Sonar.

During the last decade, the British mixmaster made a name for herself as one of the pioneers in the electronic music scene.

The founder of the Proper Talent label will spin a set after locals Actual Fact and MC Rockdaspot take the decks.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $7 before 10:30 p.m. and $12 after 10:30 p.m.

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

Reggae at Funk Box

Jah Works will rock reggae tonight at the Funk Box.

The Baltimore-based band, which for years has been a staple in the local music scene, will headline the show after Can't Hang puts in time on stage.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

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

Blues in the night

The Baltimore Blues Society welcomes Sugar Ray & the Bluetones and Sean Costello to the spotlight at the Rosedale American Legion Hall.

The Saturday show will begin at 9 p.m.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

The Rosedale American Legion Hall is at 1311 Seling Ave., Rosedale. For more information, call 410-744-2291 or visit www.mojoworkin.com.

Let's get weepy

Start practicing your gloomy croon now -- Wednesday is Smiths/Morrissey karaoke night at the Ottobar.

Fans of the famed British musicians, known for their songs filled with sad, sappy, even self-loathing lyrics, will be singing along to the best -- and weepiest -- numbers from the '80s and '90s.

Doors open at 9 p.m.

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

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