Sound Check


November 30, 2006

Jet -- 9:30 Club / The Australian rockers who make up the band Jet are stopping by Washington's 9:30 Club on Sunday night at 7:30. The band's debut, Get Born, was released in 2003, and its follow-up, Shine On, came out in October. Tickets for the show, at which the Blue Van is also slated to appear, are $25 through or The club is at 815 V St. N.W.

Ben Taylor -- Rams Head Tavern / Ben Taylor, son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, must have inherited some musical talents from his famous parents. He released his third CD, Famous Among the Barns, last year, and he hits Rams Head Tavern on Wednesday with fellow folk artist Sonya Kitchell. Tickets are $15.50 for the 8 p.m. show. Rams Head Tavern is at 33 West St. in Annapolis. For more information, go to

Lupe Fiasco -- 9:30 Club / Chicago native MC Lupe Fiasco released his debut studio album, Food & Liquor, in September. He'll bring his brand of hip-hop to the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington, on Tuesday night at 7:30. Asheru, Flex Mathews and DJ P-Nyce are also slated to appear. Tickets are $20 and are available through or


Just announced

Omarion, Ne-Yo, Pretty Ricky, Yung Joc and Mario -- 1st Mariner Arena on Dec. 30. 410-547-SEAT or

Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, After 7 -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Dec. 30. 410-547-SEAT or

Sean Lennon and Jim Noir -- Rams Head Live on Dec. 22. 410-244-1131 or

Maysa -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Dec. 20. 410-268-4545 or

Still available

"Smooth Jazz Christmas" -- featuring Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, Stephanie Mills and Deniece Williams, Hippodrome Theatre on Dec. 9. 410-547-SEAT or

Anita Baker -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Dec. 14. 410-547-SEAT or

Aimee Mann -- The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., Dec. 19-20. 703-549-7500 or

The Greyboy Allstars, Soulive -- The 9:30 Club in Washington, Dec. 30-31. 800-955-5566 or tick

Mandy Patinkin -- Lyric Opera House on Jan. 20. 410-547-SEAT or


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