Green Food and Bands
The lowdown -- On Saturday, get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day a little early at the eighth annual Green Food and Bands. Indulge in corned beef and cabbage, as well as beer, wine and Irish coffee. Baltimore's Rossnareen will provide traditional and contemporary Irish music. Proceeds will go to Caroline Center, a nonprofit organization that provides job and career training to the city's unemployed and underemployed women.
If you go -- The festivities start at 7 p.m., at Notre Dame Prep High School, 815 Hampton Lane in Towson. Tickets are $60-$65. Tables for 10 can be reserved. Call 410-563-1303.
The lowdown -- DJ Aaron Lacarte is one of the patron saints of gutter music: Baltimore's breed of club music that takes hip-hop tracks (and nowadays, the music of pop-ska indie sweetheart Lily Allen), then speeds it up to give it a house feel. On Saturday, experience what this developing movement of music has to offer, right in its hometown. Rod Lee and Debonair Samir, DJs who also developed in Baltimore, will also be performing at the Sonar session.
If you go -- Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Call 410-327-8333 or go to sonarbaltimore.com.
An homage show
The lowdown -- For one evening only, heavy metal and hardcore punk are coming together for a "Damaged Bloody Damaged" tribute show. On Sunday, the Ottobar presents 11 bands paying homage to Black Sabbath and Black Flag. The lineup includes Triac, the Malevoiy, Liars Academy, Lovers and Killers, Dactyl, Pulling Teeth, Expotentials, Ruiner, Boyfriends and Girlfriends, Betty Sue Aside, Trephine and Tarpit.
If you go -- The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door. The venue is at 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or go to the ottobar.com.
The Whigs are coming
The lowdown -- Newly signed ATO Records band The Whigs perform tonight at Fletcher's Bar. The Georgia rock band, most famous for its 2005 independently released debut Give `Em All a Big Fat Lip, was gaining buzz even before its commercial success (and the group was once noted by Rolling Stone as "one of the best unsigned bands in America"). They perform with Wax Fang tonight at 8.
If you go -- Fletcher's is at 701 S. Bond St.. Tickets are $10-$12. Call 410-558-1889 for information; 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com for tickets.