This Week's Highlights

SOUND CHECK

Music

December 14, 2006|By NATHAN PITTS

Keller Williams -- 9:30 Club / Coming to the 9:30 Club on Saturday is one-man jam band Keller Williams, a native of Fredericksburg, Va., and a disciple of fellow Virginian Victor Wooten. The self-taught, rhythmically infused Williams plays mainly on acoustic guitars while looping other instruments with a Gibson Echoplex Delay System. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. in Washington. Tickets are $25, available at 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

Anita Baker -- Constitution Hall / Anita Baker's fearless alto made her one of the most popular romantic R&B artists of the 1980s and 1990s. Influenced by jazz, gospel and traditional pop, Baker has won several Grammys. Her most recent releases include 2003's My Everything, her first album in 10 years, and Christmas Fantasy, released in 2005. Baker performs at 8 p.m. tonight at Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets Northwest in Washington. Tickets are $55-$79.50, available at 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Killswitch Engage -- Rams Head Live / Grammy-nominated metal band Killswitch Engage joins Hatebreed, Bury Your Dead and 2 Cents at Rams Head Live tomorrow night. Its latest album, As Daylight Dies, features the heavy rifts mixed with singing and screaming vocals that have made Killswitch Engage a growing innovative presence on the music scene. Fusing its patented blend of "aggression, melody rock and metal," the band is famous for its unpredictable live performances. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Tickets are $20, available at 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com. [BROOKE NEVILS]Just announced

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band -- Verizon Center in Washington on Feb. 1. 410-547-SEAT or tick etmaster.com.

Chris Tomlin -- George Mason University Patriot Center, Fairfax, Va., on Feb. 16. 410-547-SEAT or tick etmaster.com.

Emmet Swimming -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on Jan. 5. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

Snow Patrol -- American University in Washington on March 23. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.

The O'Jays -- Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Feb. 23. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.Still available

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

Jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri and trumpeter Brian Lynch -- An die Musik, Dec. 22-23. 410-385-2638 or andiemusiklive.com.

Plunge -- Recher Theatre in Towson on Dec. 23. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.

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

Virginia Coalition -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, Dec. 31. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

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