Jan. 17-22 in nightlife: Dru Hill, Cass McCombs, Where's the Band? 2012 Tour and more

January 17, 2012|By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun

Hope everyone had a peaceful, perhaps hangover-nursing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We were off, too, so that explains the "Week in Nightlife" post coming today. Anyway, on with the shows:

On Tuesday, the Guess Who's lead singer Burton Cummings performs a sold-out solo show at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis. If you're really in need of live music, head south for Bike Trip at D.C.'s Black Cat.

On Wednesday, Southern sludge-metal married couple Jucifer plays Sonar's Talking Head Lounge. Heavy. Tickets are $10.

On Thursday, Baltimore artist Elena Johnston celebrates the end of her BOUM exhibition at the Metro Gallery with a closing party. BAMBOO, Vlonde and Nest will perform. The show is 18+. Tickets are available here.

On Friday, you have your choices between local acts: Domino Falls and Alice Anna play Rams Head Live, while singer-songwriter Garrett Anderson headlines a rescheduled album release show ("Within and Around") at the 8x10 in Federal Hill. Three Fifths will also perform. After Ticketmaster's fees, you're looking at just under $18 for tickets.

On Saturday, one of the city's most successful groups ever, Dru Hill, will perform at Rams Head Live. Sisqo will also get a solo set, which he says will include new material. Dru Hill's Nokio and Tao have a rock-inspired band called Black Angel Down, and they'll also perform that night. (And FYI: I wrote the forthcoming Live! cover story on Dru Hill and the group's very public ups and downs. It hits stands on Friday.) Tickets, $35, are still available here. If traditional R&B isn't your thing, Cass McCombs plays the Ottobar that night as well.

On Sunday, the Where's the Band? 2012 Tour comes to Charm City. Anyone who grew up loving pop-punk should get excited about the line-up: Chris Conley (Saves the Day), Ace Enders (The Early November), Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.), Anthony Raneri (Bayside) and Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) will also play solo sets. Expect some collaborations, too. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15.

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