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February 19, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer

Slick Rick

British-schoolboy-turned-rapper-turned-American-ex-con Slick Rick will continue his storytelling tradition Saturday at the Ottobar.

A recent scrape with U.S. immigration services landed lyricist Rick behind bars for several months. But the trouble has been settled, and the legendary hip-hop master, who once served five years for attempted murder, is once again out of jail.

The Def Jam Recordings artist will take the stage after doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or visit

Pop-punk MTX

Seminal pop-punk group the Mr. T Experience will get loud Wednesday at the Talking Head.

MTX, which recently released its 10th studio recording on the Lookout! Records label, will play a set after the Proteens, the Beatnik Termites and the Copyrights throw down.

Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

The Talking Head is at 203 E. Davis St. Call 410-962-5588 or visit www.talkinghead

`Ska is dead'

Skank till you drop Monday at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

The "Ska is Dead ... And You're Next" tour features a lineup of the genre's most die-hard bands, including Mustard Plug and Big D & the Kids Table.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Call 202-393-0930 or visit

3rd generation Hank

Hank Williams III will hoot and holler tonight at Fletcher's.

The country singer is scheduled to continue the famous family's musical tradition after Scott Biram warms up the crowd. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15.

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

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