Sound Check

SOUND CHECK

This Week's Highlights

March 15, 2007

Spearhead -- Rams Head Live / Musician, composer and Spearhead creator Michael Franti performs melodic hard-hitting messages about family and social injustice Saturday night at Rams Head Live. The band, which combines elements of hip-hop, reggae, folk, jazz, techno and rock, was formed in 1994 and has since been spreading politically and socially conscious messages. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Tickets are $25-$30 the day of the show. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.

Little Feat -- Rams Head Tavern / Little Feat performs two shows Wednesday night at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. The band, which combines rock, folk, funk, blues, rockabilly and more, performs at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $54.50. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramsheadtavern.com for tickets.

Mute Math -- 9:30 Club / Mute Math, the rock band whose concert DVD Flesh and Bones - Electronic Fun comes out Tuesday, performs Monday night at the 9:30 Club. The Cinematics and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin are also billed. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Tickets are $15 and are available through 930.com, tickets.com or 800-955-5566.

[SHANISE WINTERS]

Just announced

"Heaven and Hell" -- featuring Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Vinny Appice, Megadeth and Machine Head, Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on May 18. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Fall Out Boy -- Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on June 4. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Umphrey's McGee -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on April 14. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

Dickey Betts & Great Southern -- Rams Head Live in Baltimore on May 21. 410-244-1131 or ramshead live.com.

Still available

Jars of Clay -- George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on April 5. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster .com.

James Cotton Band -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on April 9. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadta vern.com.

Andre Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra -- 1st Mariner Arena on April 16. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Several Species -- Recher Theatre in Towson on April 20-21. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.

[NATHAN M. PITTS]

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