Weekend Guide

August 06, 2009


EAGLES OF DEATH METAL: EoDM give you wiggles and make your rump shake. The band's first album, "Peace Love Death Metal," was a nonstop, electrified romp of dance-worthy rock, and the most recent, "Heart On," offers more of the same. There's nothing death-metal about this high-energy set, though. Expect good old-fashioned sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Go to ramsheadlive.com.

SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL: Sultry songstress Erykah Badu headlines this R&B- and soul-filled concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, at 5:30 p.m. Godfather of go-go Chuck Brown and former Tony! Toni! Tone! member Raphael Saadiq join Badu with Mike Epps, The Foreign Exchange, Chrisette Michele and others. Tickets are $42-$100. Go to ticketmaster.com.

KEITH SWEAT: R&B crooner Keith Sweat, who has been known to make a few ladies swoon, sings at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., at 8 p.m. Noel Gourdin also performs. Tickets are $39-$69. Go to ticketmaster.com

PASADENA: The Baltimore-based indie rock group has been influenced by such diverse musicians and bands as Johnny Cash and Flogging Molly. Pasadena, Murphy's Kids, The Scarborough Sideshow and One Time Down play an all-ages show at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. The first 50 people to arrive get two free Natty Bohs. Go to sonarbaltimore.com.

FESTAFRICA 2009: The former Naija Fest returns with traditional African music and dance performances, fashion shows, African cuisine, children's activities and a health fair. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at Patterson Park, Eastern and Linwood avenues. Admission is $5, free for children 10 and under. Call 410-608-0420 or go to festafricausa.com.

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