Sound Check

this week's highlights

April 19, 2007

Anthony Hamilton -- Constitution Hall / Soul artist Anthony Hamilton hails from North Carolina, and it shows in his music. He's been compared to artists including Bill Withers and Sam Cooke. Hamilton croons this weekend in Washington with artists Lyfe Jennings and Mike Brooks. Shows begin at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets Northwest. Tickets are $65. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com.

The Heavycoats -- Sonar / A cool round of energetic indie mixed with new wave and a tinge of pop will hit Sonar tonight as the Heavycoats headline. The four natives of Baltimore formed their band in 2004. Since then, The Heavycoats have toured Iceland twice and have performed in countless hometown venues. Check them out tonight. Also performing will be the Payola Reserve, the Sugar Report and Faster Faster Harder. Doors open at 8 p.m. Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Admission is $7 for the all-ages show. For more information, call 410-327-8333 or go to sonar baltimore.com.

Just announced

Dave Matthews Band -- Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on Aug. 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Vans Warped Tour -- featuring Coheed and Cambria, New Found Glory and others, Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on July 25. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson -- Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on June 10. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Squeeze -- Cavalier Telephone Pavilion at Pier Six on Aug. 8. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Son Volt -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on May 17. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

Cowboy Mouth -- Rams Head Live on June 23. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.

Bruce in the USA -- Recher Theatre in Towson on May 1. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.

Still available

Average White Band -- The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on April 27-28. 703-549-7500 or birchmere.com.

Splintered Sunlight -- The 8x10 on May 4. 410-625-2000 or 410-547-SEAT.

Brian McKnight, Joe, Sunshine Anderson -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on May 12. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

The Wood Brothers -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on June 19. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

[NATHAN M. PITTS]

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