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August 04, 2005|By Mason Marcus

Hope comes to Pier Six

It seems that Tennessee farms produce something else besides peas and corn -- top-notch pop sirens. The recently discovered teen star Hope Partlow performs at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion tonight with Jesse McCartney. Partlow, who began singing country tunes at a small community theater, eventually found success when Matt Serletic, chairman and CEO of Virgin Records, heard her sing. Serletic, who has produced records for Willie Nelson and matchbox twenty, worked with Partlow on her new album, Who We Are, which will be released Sept. 6. She is the youngest artist he has ever produced.

Hope Partlow will perform tonight at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. Tickets are $27.50 for general admission or $32.50 for pavilion seating. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Call 410-659-7100 or visit www.piersixpavi lion.com for more information.

A taste of Ireland at Sonar

Grab your Guinness -- Irish punk band Flogging Molly plays Saturday at Sonar with Gogol Bordelo and Throw Rag. The L.A.-based group, composed of former Fastway frontman and Dublin native Dave King, fiddle player Bridget Regan, guitarist Dennis Casey, accordion player Matt Hensley, bassist Nathen Maxwell, drummer George Schwindt and mandolinist Bob Schmidt, is most often compared to the Pogues and the Blue Meanies. The band gained initial acclaim with the 2000 release of Swagger and 2004's Within a Mile of Home. Its live concerts and folk-punk sound will make you wish you were Irish.

Flogging Molly plays Saturday at Sonar Lounge, 407 E. Saratoga St. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for the all-ages show. Call 410-327-8333 or visit www.sonarlounge.com.

Live at Rams Head

Remember the '90s as the band Live brings its painfully spiritualized rock anthems to Rams Head Live Monday night. Formed in the late '80's, Live hit it big with the '94 release of its second album, Throwing Copper, and 2002's V. Recently, Live released Awake: The Best of Live, a CD/DVD combo to celebrate nearly two decades of alternative rock.

Live plays Monday at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, Power Plant Live. Admission is $36.50 at the door. There is a $3 cover charge for anyone 18-20. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Call 410-244-8854 or visit www.ramshead live.com for more information.

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