This Week's Highlights

SOUND CHECK

May 03, 2007|By GENA R. CHATTIN

Weird Al Yankovic -- Rams Head Live / "Weird Al" Yankovic has made a career of mocking pop hits for nearly 30 years. It's still true that when Yankovic does a parody of a song, that artist has made it to the big time. Yankovic's latest album, Straight Outta Lynwood, debuted in the Billboard Top 10. See Yankovic on Tuesday at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show and $40 for bleacher seats for this all-ages show. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.

Relient K -- 9:30 Club / Christian rock band Relient K has exploded in popularity since its 2004 album Mmhmm. The Grammy-nominated quintet recorded its latest album, Five Score and Seven Years Ago, with producer Howard Benson (of My Chemical Romance and All-American Rejects fame). Five Score peaked at six on the Billboard 200 in March. Now the band is coming to Washington to perform with rockers Mae and indie group Sherwood. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Tickets are $17.50. Call 800-955-5566 or go to tickets.com.

Anberlin -- Sonar / Alternative rock band Anberlin released its third full-length album, Cities, in February, and its tour brings the band to Sonar tonight. Hailing from Winter Haven, Fla., Anberlin has toured with Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Yellowcard. This time, Anberlin heads the show. The band performs with Daphne Loved Derby, solo act Playradioplay and Anberlin's label mate, Jonezetta. Doors open at 7 p.m. today at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St. Tickets are $13. Call 410-327-8333 or go to ticketmaster. com. GENA R. CHATTIN

Just announced

The Decemberists with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra -- Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on July 14. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Tool -- 1st Mariner Arena on June 8. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Never Never -- Cavalier Telephone Pavilion at Pier Six on May 26. Also, the "Paid Dues: Independent Hip Hop Festival," featuring Felt, Living Legends, Mr Lif, Cage, the Grouch, Luck I Am and others, is there July 27. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today. 410-547-Seat or ticketmaster.com.

Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Patty Smyth, Scandal -- Cavalier Telephone Pavilion at Pier Six on June 1. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com.

Linda Ronstadt -- Cavalier Telephone Pavilion at Pier Six on Aug. 12. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

G Love & Special Sauce, Slightly Stoopid, Ozomatli -- Cavalier Telephone Pavilion at Pier Six on Aug. 24. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Pietasters -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on June 1. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.

Badfish -- Recher Theatre in Towson on June 30. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.

Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake -- Rams Head Live on July 14. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.

Katt Williams -- Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on May 31. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. tomorrow. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Steven Wright -- Johns Hopkins University's Shriver Hall on June 7. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

NATHAN M. PITTS

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