Best Bets

BEST BETS

October 05, 2006

Jamie Cullum -- 9:30 Club / Grammy-award winning, singer, pianist and songwriter Jamie Cullum plays the 9:30 Club tonight and tomorrow. The British star's new album, Catching Tales, follows the multiplatinum success of his debut project, Twentysomething. The show features singer/songwriter Josh Ritter, whose latest album is Animal House. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Doors open at 8 p.m. for both shows. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

Shawn Colvin -- Rams Head Live / Multi-Grammy Award-winner Shawn Colvin is famed for her easygoing, contemporary folk style. She will be performing at the Rams Head Live on Wednesday night. Also performing is Seattle-based singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile. Doors open at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and the show starts at 8 at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Tickets are $35-$38. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.

Built to Spill -- 9:30 Club / Built to Spill was founded in 1992 by ex-Treepeople member Doug Martsch, who remains the only standing member of the indie folk band. The group performs Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30 at the 9:30 Club. The concert also features Camper Van Beethoven and Helvetia. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Tickets are $20 and are available at 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

[LAKAIIA WILLIAMS]

Just announced

Smokey Robinson -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Nov. 18. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

John Legend and Robin Thicke -- Howard University's Cramton Auditorium in Washington on Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Queensryche -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on Nov. 4. The Black Keys Nov. 6, and Ziggy Marley Nov. 8. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

Guns N' Roses -- 1st Mariner Arena on Nov. 13. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Shooter Jennings -- Recher Theatre in Towson on Nov. 9. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Still available

Boney James -- Hippodrome Theatre's France-Merrick Performing Arts Center on Oct. 12. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

James Blunt -- Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Oct. 13. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Hiroshima -- The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on Oct. 21. 703-549-7500 or birchmere.com.

Whoopi Goldberg -- Lyric Opera House on Oct. 28. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

[NATHAN M. PITTS]

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