Sound Check

SOUND CHECK

This Week's Highlights

May 31, 2007

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club -- A rock band with blues and folk roots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club cites influences from Bob Dylan to Iggy Pop and the Stooges, the White Stripes to John Denver. With this original brand of rock, BRMC has toured all over the world and on Saturday, the band plays the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. in Washington. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $20. Call 202-393-0930 or go to tickets.com.

Bloc Party -- Indie rock band Bloc Party became an overnight success in 2005 and has been riding the wave ever since. Now, after releasing its second album in February, A Weekend in the City, the band is touring the globe to promote it. Catch this rhythm-infused band on Sunday at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. N.W. in Washington. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $34. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com.

The Deftones -- Check out experimental alternative-rock band the Deftones at the 9:30 Club. The band has enjoyed a long career and released its seventh album, Saturday Night Wrist, in October. Their two-night stay at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. in Washington, begins Sunday with a sold-out show. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $30. Call 202-393-0930 or go to tickets.com.

[ALLIE SEMENZA]

Just announced

Beyonce -- Verizon Center in D.C. Aug. 9. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster .com.

Aimee Mann -- Avalon Theatre in Easton on July 19. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Nils Lofgren -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis July 10-11. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

Laughing Colors -- Recher Theatre in Towson on July 28. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.

Still available

New Edition, K-Ci & Jojo -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on June 16. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmas ter.com.

Wilco -- Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on June 21. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Rush -- Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on June 23. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Bill Cosby -- Wolf Trap Barns in Vienna, Va., on June 29. 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566.

Maysa -- The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., June 29-30. 703-549-7500 or birchmere.com.

[NATHAN M. PITTS]

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