Sound check

Sound check

This Week's Highlights

February 09, 2006

Wu-Tang Clan -- Sonar and 9:30 Club / One night of Wu-Tang just isn't enough. The crew, minus ODB (R.I.P.), is bringing down the house Sunday at Sonar. The next night, the group will also perform two shows (the first one is sold out) at the 9:30 Club. The Wu-Tang Reunion and O.D.B. Tribute Tour brings the remaining guys back together for the first time since 2004. Tickets for each gig cost $50. Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Show time is 8 p.m. Call 410-327-8333 or go to ticketmaster.com. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Tickets are only available for the 10 p.m. show. Call 703-218-6500 or go to tickets.com.

Super Diamond -- 9:30 Club / On Saturday night, the 9:30 Club presents Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Experience. The next best thing to the real thing, Super Diamond covers many of Diamond's greatest hits such as "Love on the Rocks" and "You Got to Me." Opening for this sparking tribute band is the modern '60s girl group, the Fabulettes. Show starts at 8 p.m. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Tickets $22. Call 703-218-6500 or go to tickets.com.

Tristan Prettyman -- Wolf Trap / Often referred to as the female counterpart to Jack Johnson, Tristan Prettyman has nonetheless created a sound all her own. Prettyman offers listeners soft, acoustic, finger-picked melodies and quiet, sweet vocals sometimes accompanied by ocean waves. Setting out on her first co-headlining tour with Ben Taylor, son of James, and his band, Prettyman takes the stage at the Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., on Tuesday. The venue is at 1645 Trap Road. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets cost $15. Call 877-WOLFTRAP or go to tickets.com.

[BRITTANY BAUHAUS]

Just announced

Robert Cray Band -- performs at the Avalon Theatre in Easton on March 18. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmast er.com.

Paula Poundstone -- will perform at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on March 3. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

Sarah Harmer -- plays the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on Feb. 28. 703-549-7500 or birchmere.com.

"Mad March Comedy Jam," starring Arnez J, Bruce Bruce and Mike Brooks -- will be held at Constitution Hall in Washington on March 4. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Still available

Motley Crue -- at 1st Mariner Arena on Feb. 15. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Leon Redbone -- at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., on Feb. 16. 410-481-6500, 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

Anders Osborne -- at the 8x10 on Feb. 17-18. 410-625-2000, 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars -- at Rams Head Live on March 10. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.

Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder -- at the Hippodrome Theatre on March 24. 410-547-SEAT or tick etmaster.com.

Billy Joel -- at the MCI Center in Washington on April 14. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

[NATHAN M. PITTS]

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