Steel Pulse / 9:30 Club
With its spirited new album, African Holocaust, reggae group Steel Pulse just might ignite a much-needed revolution -- at least musically. The band plays the 9:30 Club, 815 V. St. N.W. in Washington, tonight at 7:30. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit www.930.com.
Gomez / Recher Theatre
Bluesy British rock band Gomez fires it up at Recher Theatre, 512 York Road in Towson, tonight at 7. Tickets are $20 and are available through Ticketmaster.
John Mayer / Nissan Pavilion
His solid, sincere musicianship and vocal approach -- not to mention his handsome face -- have made John Mayer a superstar. The pop singer-guitarist plays Nissan Pavilion, 7800 Cellar Door Drive in Bristow, Va., Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $31.50-$45.50 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or visiting www.ticket master.com.
-- Rashod D. Ollison