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August 14, 2008|By Meredith Cohn

G. Love & Special Sauce

The Lowdown: G. Love & Special Sauce, a trio from Philadelphia formed in the 1990s, brings its alternative-bluesy sound to Pier Six Pavilion on Sunday. Known for its laid-back music, the band consists of Garret Dutton, or G. Love, bassist Jimi Prescott, drummer Jeffrey Clemens and keyboardist Mark Boyce. The John Butler Trio also performs.

If You Go: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and G. Love & Special Sauce performs at 7 p.m. The pavilion is at 731 Eastern Ave. Tickets are $22-$32. Call 410-783-4189 or go to

Thrash & Burn

The Lowdown: The Thrash & Burn Tour brings diverse underground metal, thrash and punk bands together for a show that stops at Sonar on Saturday afternoon. The headliner is Darkest Hour. Also playing will be Parkway Drive, Misery Signals, Arsis, Arsonists, Get All the Girls, Winds of Plague, Stick to Your Guns, Light This City and After the Burial.

If You Go: Doors open at 2 p.m., and the show starts at 3 p.m. Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 410-327-8333 or go to

Blues Fest

The Lowdown: The Hot August Blues & Roots Festival comes to Oregon Ridge Park on Saturday. The annual show features acts including John Hiatt and the Ageless Beauties, JJ Grey & Mofro and Bonerama.

If You Go: Gates for the Hot August Blues Festival open at 11:30 a.m. Music starts at 11:45 a.m. and goes until 10 p.m. Oregon Ridge is at 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. Tickets are $30 today and tomorrow and $40 on Saturday. Call 877-321-3378 or go to

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