Jordan Knight -- Rams Head Tavern / Former New Kid on the Block Knight aims to show he's still got the right stuff with his current release, The Fix. He heads to Ram's Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis, tonight at 8. Tickets are $22.50 and are available through ramsheadtavern.com or 410-268-4545.
Isaac Hayes -- The Birchmere / Can ya dig it? Creating the theme song to Shaft was a smart move for Isaac Hayes. His album of the same name made history by hitting the No. 1 spot on both pop and R&B charts in the 1970s. Catch Hayes tonight at 8 at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets are $65. Call 703-549-7500 or go to birchmere.com.
We Are Scientists -- Sonar / This NYC-based trio conjures up quite a rock-induced potion. Virgin Records realized the group's potential as evidenced by its major label debut, released Tuesday. Catch We Are Scientists with openers Oxford Collapse and Army of Me on Wednesday at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St. The all ages show starts at 8 on the Club Stage. Tickets are $10. Call 410-327-8333 or 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com.
David Sanborn and Chris Botti -- perform at the Lyric Opera House on Feb. 25. 410-547-SEAT.
The "Winterfresh SnoCore Tour," featuring Seether and Shinedown -- makes a stop at Rams Head Live on Feb. 28. 410-244-1131.
Chris Smither -- plays Baldwin's Station in Sykesville on March 23. 410-795-1041 or 410-922-5210.
INXS -- plays the Warner Theatre in Washington on Feb. 18. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
"Mammojam," featuring the Pale Stars, Reserves, Seldon Plan and Grilled Lincolns -- at the 8x10 on Jan. 28. 410-626-2000 or 410-547-SEAT.
The Nighthawks -- at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Feb. 4. 410-268-4545.
Walter Beasley -- at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 10-11. 703-549-7500.
Nothingface and Afreudian Slip -- at the Recher Theatre in Towson on Feb. 11. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.
Motley Crue -- at 1st Mariner Arena on Feb. 15. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
[NATHAN M. PITTS]