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October 21, 2004|By Annie Linskey

South of the border

Grammy-nominated Third World rolls into town on Sunday. The five-member Jamaican reggae band is on a mostly First World tour (hitting Europe and the United States) and will play at the Funk Box.

The band has been jamming for more than 30 years. Its last record, Ain't Givin' Up, was released last year. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the band comes on at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $20.

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

North of the border

Here's another oldie but goodie. Canada's Tragically Hip plays Monday at the Recher Theatre. The group is promoting its 11th album, In Between Evolution.

The band believes in promotion by "word of mouth," but it has been hitting the press circuit like a posse of politicians.

The group has been together since the '80s, and, on CNN Financial News, when asked about the band's longevity, lead singer Gordon Downie said: "Well, we don't talk too much. We find that works."

Just as long as they keep rocking.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $25. The Recher Theatre is at 512 York Road, Towson. Call 410-337-7178 or visit www. rechertheatre.com.

Finger-picking good

Austria's Tommy Emmanuel -- known as one of the all-time great finger-picking guitarists -- will strum his stuff at the Royal in Federal Hill tomorrow night. The Oregonian recently called his technique "nothing short of awesome." He spent some of this summer teaching guitar seminars out West -- so we wouldn't be shy about asking him for advice. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance.

The Royal is at 1542 Light St. Call 410-783-7776 or visit www.theroyalbaltimore.com.

-- Annie Linskey

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