Sound Check

Sound check

This Week's Highlights

September 29, 2005

Beck -- Patriot Center / Alternative pop-rock master Beck plays the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive in Fairfax, Va., on Wednesday night at 8. Tickets are $40 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or visiting

B-52's -- Rams Head Live / Kitschy rock unit The B-52s will turn Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, into a love shack tomorrow night at 9. Tickets are $42.50 in advance and $45 at the door. For more information, call 410-244-1131 or visit

Coldplay -- Nissan Pavilion / British supergroup Coldplay brings surging rock ballads to Nissan Pavilion, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, Va., tomorrow night at 7:30. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster, are $31-$66.

Rashod D. Ollison

Just announced

"We Are Family," -- a Hurricane Katrina benefit concert, will be held Oct. 15 at the MCI Center in Washington. Among the scheduled performers are Ruben Studdard, Jody Watley, New Edition, the Stylistics, Dramatics, Chi-Lites, Delfonics, Peaches & Herb, Club Nouveau, Melissa Morgan, Cameo and Lakeside. Also, Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz are there Nov. 3. 410-547-SEAT or

"A Smooth Jazz Christmas," -- starring Dave Koz, Patti Austin, Jonathan Butler and David Benoit, will be held at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore on Dec. 9. 410-547-SEAT or

War -- plays the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Nov. 11-12. 410-268-4545 or available

Victor Wooten -- at Recher Theatre in Towson on Oct. 11.

Jethro Tull -- at Constitution Hall on Oct. 13.

Karla Bonoff -- at Wolf Trap Oct. 14-15. 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566.

Cephas and Wiggins -- at the Eight by Ten Club on Oct. 16.

Benefit concert with Deanna Bogart Band with Angela Taylor -- at Creative Alliance at the Patterson on Nov. 19. A portion of proceeds go to Al Payne's "Something for Everyone" organization, which provides holiday gifts to needy Baltimore families. 410-276-1651.

Nathan M. Pitts

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