Best Bets

BEST BETS

Scene: clubs, bars, nightlife

February 26, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer

R&B from the '50s

The Poisonares will rock '50s-style R&B tomorrow at the Sidebar.

The local act, which names Little Richard, guitarist Link Wray and Bo Diddley as a few of its influences, will share the spotlight with The Droptops, Wendy LeBeau and her Beaus, and DJs Sir Cyclops and Shields.

Doors open at 9 p.m.

The Sidebar Tavern is at 218 E. Lexington St. Call 410-659-4130 or visit www .sidebartavern.com.

Steel Train coming

Steel Train rolls through Baltimore Sunday.

The New York-based quintet recently released a six-song EP that features covers of classic tunes, including songs originally recorded by David Bowie, the Jackson 5 and Bob Marley.

They'll take the stage at Funk Box before jazz-rock act Garaj Mahal throws down.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The Funk Box is at 10 E. Cross St. Call 410-625-2000 or visit www.thefunkbox.com.

All Mighty Senators

Local heroes the All Mighty Senators will lay down the law tomorrow at the Funk Box.

The band will go on after Baltimore rock outfit Fools and Horses warms up the crowd.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The Funk Box is at 10 E. Cross St. Call 410-625-2000 or visit www.thefunkbox.com.

Wild and Wooly

Wooly Mammoth will get wild Saturday at the Talking Head.

The Washington-based stoner-rock outfit is scheduled to headline the multi-act show, which will also feature the Drug Problem, John Bustine & the Woolfs and the Malevoiy.

Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

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

The Cerebral Truth

Local hip-hop acts take center stage Saturday at the Creative Alliance.

Labtekwon, Spectre and the Educated Consumers are billed for a night of lyricism known as the Cerebral Truth.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Creative Alliance members and $15 for all others.

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson is at 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651 or visit www.creativealliance.org.

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