Don't Miss

DON'T MISS

July 03, 2008|By Ishita Singh

Doom Festival

The lowdown: The Declaration of Doom Festival is sure to be a highlight of any metal fan's holiday weekend. The festival, at Sidebar Tavern, is one of Baltimore's biggest celebrations of heavy metal. The lineup features more than 10 bands, including heavyweights Dwell Within, Chowder, Pale Divine and Iron Man.

If you go: The festival is Saturday at the tavern, 218 E. Lexington St. Doors open at noon. Call 410-659-4130 or go to sidebartavern.com.

Mickey Cucchiella

The lowdown: Mickey Cucchiella is not afraid to speak his mind and make people laugh. Cucchiella addresses topics many comics shy away from - religion, gender, race. Nothing is too controversial for this comic. Regardless of whether you agree with him or not, he's sure to have you on the floor laughing.

If you go: Cucchiella grabs the mic tonight at Magooby's Joke House, 9306 Harford Road. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17. Call 410-356-1010 or go to magoobys.com.

Beretta Jane

The lowdown: Rockers Beretta Jane return to the Recher Theatre this weekend, the site of their first-ever concert in December. The band has built a loyal fan base with its songs, which are heavily influenced by popular rock and metal bands of the '70s and '80s, including Led Zeppelin and Guns 'N Roses. Of Broken, Forgive the Fallen and Outreach join them onstage.

If you go: The show, presented by 98 Rock, is Saturday at the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, Towson. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.

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