Wayman Tisdale and Marion Meadows -- Lyric Opera House...

SOUND CHECK

September 28, 2006

Wayman Tisdale and Marion Meadows -- Lyric Opera House / An Olympic Gold medalist in basketball and a former NBA player, bassist Wayman Tisdale incorporates funk and R&B to create an ambitious jazz sound. Tisdale and his Fifth Quarter Band will be joined by jazz soprano saxophonist Marion Meadows. They perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $47-$62. Visit the Lyric Opera House box office, go to ticketmaster.com or call 410-547-SEAT.

Regina Spektor -- 9:30 Club / Moscow-born pianist and singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, now of New York's East Village, will be performing from her latest album, Begin to Hope. Influenced by classical, Russian and hip-hop music, Spektor's music is original and introspective. She plays with Only Son at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. in Washington, on Tuesday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 800-955-5566 or go to tickets.com.

Chris and Dan Brubeck -- Gordon Center / The sons of famous jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, the Brubeck brothers grew up listening to and jamming with some of the most innovative jazz artists of the 1960s. Chris' electric bass and bass trombone solos combined with Dan's use of odd time signatures on drums create an innovative blend of classic jazz and funk. They perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. in Owings Mills. Tickets are $20-$24. Go to ticketmaster. com or call 410-547-SEAT.

[BROOKE NEVILS]

Just announced

The Decemberists -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on Oct. 29-30. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

Brad Paisley -- 1st Mariner Arena on Oct. 28. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Clay Aiken's Christmas concert -- Lyric Opera House on Dec. 6. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

"Street Corner Harmony" -- starring The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett, Blue Magic, the Impressions and the Unifics at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Nov. 4. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today. Also, Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly, and Lyfe Jennings are there Nov. 24. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Norma Jean -- Recher Theatre in Towson on Oct. 17. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Little Feat -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Nov. 18-19. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

Alice Cooper -- Warner Theatre in Washington on Oct. 23. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Still available

Toby Keith and Joe Nichols -- Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on Oct. 7. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com.

Indigo Girls -- Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Oct. 9. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Barbra Streisand -- Verizon Center in Washington on Oct. 13. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

The Capitol Steps -- Avalon Theatre in Easton on Oct. 24. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

[NATHAN M. PITTS]

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