Sound Check

Sound check

This Week's Highlights

June 29, 2006

Ted Nugent -- Rams Head Live / Long-time wild rocker and hunting enthusiast Ted Nugent will give a 9 p.m. concert Saturday at Rams Head Live. This controversial, rock anthem-playing front man has been touring yearly nonstop since 1967. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $38 the day of the show. Rams Head Live is at 20 Market Place. For tickets, call 410-244-1131 or visit ramsheadlive.com.

30 Seconds to Mars -- 9:30 Club / 30 Seconds to Mars, with front man musician/actor Jared Leto, hits the 9:30 Club at 9:30 on Sunday night, with doors opening at 7 p.m. 30 Seconds to Mars features a grunge-inspired sound and Leto's brother Shannon on drums. Opening bands include June, Audition and Agent Sparks. Tickets are $15. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W. in Washington. For tickets, call 800-955-5566 or visit tick ets.com.

Ginuwine and Raheem DeVaughn -- Lyric Opera House / R&B and soul-inspired musicians Ginuwine and Raheem DeVaughn bring their Love, Body and Soul Tour to the Lyric Opera House at 7:30 Saturday night. Influences for this Washington-area duo include Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince and Marvin Gaye. The Lyric Opera House is at 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $38-$58 (the $68-level tickets are sold out). Call 410-547-SEAT or visit ticketmaster.com.

[SARAH MARSTON]

Just announced

Mary J. Blige, with Jaheim and Latoya -- 1st Mariner Arena on Aug. 2. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com.

Sugar Water Festival, starring Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Queen Latifah -- Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 13. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmas ter.com.

Melissa Etheridge -- Constitution Hall in Washington on Aug. 10. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

The Temptations -- Avalon Theatre in Easton on July 30. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.

Still available

Little Feat -- Rams Head Live on July 20. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com..

Oleta Adams -- The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on July 22. 703-549-7500.

Poison and Cinderella -- Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on July 26. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com.

The Young Dubliners -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on July 27. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern. com.

Acoustic Planet Tour, featuring Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and Umphrey's McGee -- Cavalier Telephone Pavilion at Pier Six on Aug. 14. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Hot August Blues Festival, featuring the North Mississippi Allstars, Subdudes and others -- Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville on Aug. 19. 877-321-FEST or hotaugustblues.com.

Shakira -- Verizon Center (formerly MCI Center) in Washington on Aug. 29. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com.

[NATHAN M. PITTS]

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