Sound Check


September 07, 2006

Ben Harper -- Merriweather Post Pavilion / In March, Ben Harper released his seventh studio album, the two-disc Both Sides of the Gun. On Sunday, Harper and his band, the Innocent Criminals, perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley opens. Merriweather is at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7. Tickets are $25-$40 and are available through Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com.

Branford Marsalis -- Rams Head Tavern / Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, who along with his quartet has a new CD called Braggtown out Tuesday, performs two shows Wednesday night at Rams Head Tavern. Show times are 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $40. Rams Head Tavern is at 33 West St., Annapolis. Call 410-268-4545 or visit ramsheadtavern. com.

Paul Anka -- Lyric Opera House / '50s teen idol Paul Anka performs at 8 p.m. tomorrow night at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $45-$75 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or visiting


Just announced

"Festival Univision" -- featuring Gloria Trevi, Monchy and Alexandra, La India, Charlie Cruz, Fulanitos, Oro Solido and others -- Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Oct. 1. 410-547-SEAT or ticket

Heather Headley and Ruben Studdard -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Oct. 20. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow. 410-547-SEAT or

Umphrey's McGee -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on Oct. 5. 800-955-5566 or

Shawn Colvin -- Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Oct. 11. 410-244-1131 or

Still available

Kenny Garrett -- Avalon Theatre in Easton on Sept. 28. 410-547-SEAT or

Wayman Tisdale and Marion Meadows -- Lyric Opera House on Sept. 30. 410-547-SEAT or ticket

Lisa Marie Presley -- The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on Oct. 4. 703-549-7500.

Leo Kottke -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Oct. 12-13. 410-268-4545 or


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