The hard stuff
Get out your black T-shirts Saturday for a Pantera and Slayer tribute at the Thunderdome. Cowboys From Hell and Angel of Death will cover songs by the hard and heavy bands. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.
The Thunderdome is at 3612 S. Hanover St. Call 410-354-4700 or visit www.thunderdomeonline.com.
Punk/hardcore act the AKAs will break it down tonight at the Talking Head. The Fueled By Ramen Records act will share the bill with the Start, Gatsby's American Dream and As Tall As Lions. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7.
The Talking Head Club is at 203 E. Davis St. Call 410-962-5588 or visit www.talkingheadclub.com.
Talking Head II
Local electro-rock outfit Karmella's Game will also play a set at the Talking Head. Claire De Lune, A Perfect Kiss and Morning for the Masses are also billed for the Saturday show. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7.
The Talking Head is at 203 E. Davis St. Call 410-962-5588 or visit www.talkingheadclub.com.
Jammer Steve Kimock
Jam-rock virtuoso Steve Kimock will break it down tonight at the Funk Box in Federal Hill. The Pennsylvania native, sometimes dubbed the favorite "unknown" guitarist of Jerry Garcia, takes the stage around 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door.
The Funk Box is at 10 E. Cross St. Call 410-625-2000 or visit www.the funkbox.com.
BET's Coming to the Stage will hold auditions Tuesday at the Comedy Factory.
Those chosen for call-backs will perform in a showcase at 7:30 p.m., and the winner will then appear on the show in Los Angeles.
Auditions will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and are on a first come, first served basis.
The Comedy Factory 36 Light Street. Call 410-547-7798 or visit www.baltimorecomedy.com.