Concert news: Kid Rock, Oxes, Goo Goo Dolls, Ami Dang, Drake, and more
By ERIK MAZA
The Baltimore Sun|
Oct 11, 2011 | 8:00 AM
Here are your concert news for the week, including upcoming shows by Kid Rock, the Goo Goo Dolls, Drake, Ami Dang, Aimee Mann, and Lyle Lovett.
Kid Rock, who played Jiffy Lube Live in August with Sheryl Crow, announced Monday he's going on a tour of mid-size clubs. Naturally, he's playing another Live Nation venue, the new Fillmore in Silver Spring. Kid Rock is on the road promoting "Born Free," which was released last year.
The show at the Fillmore is November 20. The announcement did not include ticket price or on-sale date. At another location, tickets started at $58.30.
After doing a bunch of European shows, Oxes is putting on a Baltimore show on November 5 at the G-Spot. Apparently, the band has two new vinyl records they'll be putting out via Friends Records. Then, they go back to Europe on December 9, when they've been invited to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav.
Baltimore's Ami Dang has joined up with Two Boots Pizza, now relocated to Mount Vernon, for a weekly music series on Saturday nights. The first night was this past Saturday, and featured Dave Fell and DJ IVDB. Wing Dam and Which Magic perform this Saturday and, on October 22, Dang and her drummer, Kate Levitt, will perform.
The weekly show is from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is free; donations are encouraged.
Rams Head Live announced a couple of new shows also. The great Aimee Mann, who was in Baltimore in April, will perform at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis January 23. Tickets are $45.
And, singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett, who is one of the artists to appear in the new Buddy Holly tribute album, will perform at Rams Head Live in Baltimore December 15. Tickets for that show are $45 and go on sale October 13.
The Goo Goo Dolls will stay on the road for a Fall tour. There are no dates in Maryland, but there are a few in the Mid-Atlantic - the band will be at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville October 26, The National in Richmond on November 7, the Soverign Performing Arts Center in Reading, PA November 8 and the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE November 9.
The band is out promoting new album "Something for the Rest of Us." Tickets for the Charlottesville show start at $42.70.
Announced last week: Drake, who'll release his second album "Take Care" next month, is embarking on a promotional Fall tour. He will perform at the Patriot Center in Fairfax November 15. Tickets, already on sale, start at $29.75.
Stuart Schuffman, who shot an episode of his IFC show "Young, Broke & Beautiful" in Baltimore in April, has shifted venues for the Baltimore reading of his new book, "Young, Broke & Beautiful: Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to Living Cheaply."
He was originally scheduled to appear at Centerstage, but he will instead be at The Get Down on October 17. Schuffman has described the event as "1/2 book reading/signing/Q&A and 1/2 dance party." Free, with donations are encouraged.