Aerosmith and KISS / Nissan Pavilion
Although they have been raising hell for 30 years, the guys of Aerosmith and KISS are still firin' it up with their distinct blend of theatrical rock. The supergroups play Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., Saturday night at 7. Tickets are $48.50-$128.50 and are available through Ticketmaster. (Call 410-481-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.)
Temptations and others / Pier 6
With soul to spare and Vise-Grip-tight harmonies, the Temptations, the O'Jays, the Four Tops and the Whispers still give romance and funk with style and grace. The acts play Baltimore's Pier 6 Concert Pavilion Saturday night at 7. Tickets are $35.50-$65.50. Sunday night at 7, the acts head to Nissan Pavilion, where tickets are $29.50-$65.50. Tickets to both shows are available via Ticketmaster.
Ani DiFranco / Wolf Trap
Ani DiFranco's is a folk-rock revolution, producing her own work on her own terms on her own label. The tattooed singer-songwriter plays Wolf Trap Filene Center in Vienna, Va., Wednesday night at 8. Tickets are $26 -$32. Call 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566 or visit www.wolftrap.org.