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September 30, 2004

NEXT WEEK IN LIVE

Ch-ch-checking in with the Beastie Boys ... Get in the Halloween spirit with a variety of ghost tours ... Comedian Colin Quinn will appear at the Improv.

NOW OR NEVER

You know Spider-Man and Superman, of course. But get to know some less mainstream comic book characters at this year's SPX 2004.

The three-day event, which is a showcase for independent comic books, takes place tomorrow through Sunday in Bethesda.

Among the weekend festivities is Sunday's seventh annual Ignatz Awards Reception, which are given for achievement in cartooning and comics.

One-day admission is $8, and a weekend pass is $15. The event runs tomorrow through Sunday at the Holiday Inn Select at 8120 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda. Hours are 3 p.m.-8 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-652-2000. -- Ashley Burrell

COMING UP

Iceland's brooding sextet Singapore Sling brings its keyboard-driven ferocity to Baltimore on Wednesday in support of its coming album, Life Is Killing My Rock 'N' Roll .

The U.S. release of its 2002 debut album The Curse of Singapore Sling has made the band a cult hit among college kids, earning them top spots on key college stations.

Singapore Sling will perform on Wednesday at the Mojo Room & Lounge, 4825 Belair Road. -- Annie Linskey

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