Alejandro Escovedo Acoustic Quartet -- Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis / 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.
Anthrax -- Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, Baltimore / 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.
Beneath the Creep, Seventh Seal, Left Behind -- Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, Towson / 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Virginia Coalition -- The 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington / 800-955-5566 or tick ets.com.
Freedom Enterprise, Nautilus, Infinitum, 10 Off -- Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, Towson / 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Half Nasty, No Stringz Attached -- Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, Baltimore / 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.
Johnny Winter -- Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis / 410-268-4545 or ramshead tavern.com.
The Pietasters, Slackers -- The 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington / 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.
Afro Bop Alliance -- Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis / 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.
Living For Today, Plague of Shadows, American in Paris -- Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, Towson / 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
The Birchmere -- 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va. / 703-549-7500.
Jan. 5: Alejandro Escovedo Quartet.
Jan. 6: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.
Jan. 9: The Syn, featuring Chris Squire and Steve Nardelli.
The Eight by Ten Club -- 8-10 E. Cross St. / 410-625-2000 or 410-547-SEAT. Federal Hill club features a variety of live music, including blues, funk, rock, jazz, R&B; and more. Admission fee. Mondays: Open-mike night.
Fletcher's -- 701 S. Bond St. / 410-558-1889 for information; 410-547-SEAT for concerts. Club features local and national bands nightly. Cover charge varies.
The Ottobar -- 2549 N. Howard St. / 410-662-0069. Live-music venue features local and national acts as well as DJ theme nights. Happy hour, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays. Mondays: Metal Monday. Tuesdays: DJs Matt Walter and Craig Boarman. Wednesdays: BBCSoundClash with Ronnie Darko, Rockswell and Slim Charles.
Jan. 5: Hidden In Plain View, Adelphi, Houston Calls, All Time Low.
Jan. 6: Big in Japan, Delicious.
Jan. 7: Headwounds, FUA, Menrey, Bodypart Traphy Case, Omegalord.
Sonar -- 407 E. Saratoga St. / 410-327-8333. Dance club. Open 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Cover charge varies. Saturdays: Patrick Turner.
Wolf Trap -- 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, Va. / 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566.
Jan. 6: Chris Smither.
Bamboo House -- Yorktowne Shopping Plaza, York and Cranbrook roads, Cockeysville / 410-666-9550. Japanese sushi bar featuring live music and Top-40 classics by Steve Michaels, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.
Bobby B's Palace & Supper Club -- 2132 Turkey Point Road, Essex / 410-687-8838. Club features '50s and '60s swing music Fridays and Saturdays with the Going Back Band, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Occasional cover charge. Sundays: Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Baltimore Comedy Factory -- 36 Light St. (above Burke's Restaurant) / 410-547-7798. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays; 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Jan. 5-7: Joe Recca.
The Improv -- 1140 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington / 202-296-7008. Shows are 8 p.m. Sundays; 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Jan. 5-8: Jeff Caldwell.
Jan. 10-15: Ted Alexandro.
Cancun Cantina -- 7501 Old Telegraph Road, Hanover / 410-761-6188. Live country and western music and free country line dance lessons.
Little Texas -- 8014 Pulaski Highway, Rosedale / 410-780-5181. Country line dance lessons Thursdays with Nat and Roz, 7:30 p.m. Fridays: Karaoke. Saturdays: Live music, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays: Jam session with Al Rossi.
The Stables at Westminster -- 452 E. Main St. / 410-840-8181. Restaurant/lounge features live music Fridays and Saturdays, 9:15 p.m.
Babalu Grill -- 32 Market Place / 410-234-9898. DJ plays Top-40 and dance music Fridays-Saturdays. $10 cover Saturdays.
Baja Beach Club -- Market Place and Lombard Street near the Brokerage / 410-727-0468. DJ plays Top-40 and dance music nightly. Large dance floor.
Club Orpheus -- 1003 E. Pratt St. / 410-276-5599. Nightclub with DJ playing Gothic, industrial, synthpop and '80s retro music. Cover charge varies. Saturdays: Taboo fetish dance party.
Club Zissimos -- 1023 W. 36th St. / 410-467-4707. DJ plays club and Top-40 dance music Fridays and Saturdays.
The Depot -- 1728 N. Charles St. / 410-685-3013. Wednesdays: "Expandis," funk music. Thursdays: "Apostacy," Gothic, experimental, industrial and retro music. Fridays: "Freakage," with DJ playing old and new disco funk. Saturdays: "Hi-NRG" with DJ playing house, progressive and techno music. Sundays: DJs play ambient dub, trip hop and future funk music 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Ages 21 and older only. Cover $2.
Dinosaurs -- 13501 Baltimore Ave., Laurel / 301-210-3466. Open Wednesdays-Sundays. Thursdays: Wet and Wild Ladies' Night, ladies' drinks are free, half price drinks for men. Saturdays: Saturday-Night Circus, penny drinks 9 p.m.-11 p.m.
The Down Under Niteclub and Grill -- 4 W. Main St., Westminster / 410-876-0101. Dancing with DJ music and live bands on Fridays.
Edgar's Billiards Club -- 1 E. Pratt St. (on Baltimore Inner Harbor Skywalk between the Hyatt Regency and the Convention Center) / 410-752-8080. Occasional music by DJs. No cover.
Fred & Margie's -- 3605 Fairhaven Ave. / 410-355-7336. Occasional live music, DJs and karaoke. Johnny Walker on keyboard Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Wild Man Bruce Karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. No cover.
Flirt Nightclub & Lounge -- 2312-16 Boston St. / 410-522-0000. Las Vegas type nightclub with weekly dance parties and theme nights. Cover charge varies. Open 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays: Ladies' night; $10 all you can drink. Fridays and Saturdays: DJ dance party. Sundays: All-night happy hour.
Havana Club -- 600 Water St. (above Ruth's Chris Steak House) / 410-468-0022. DJ plays Top-40 and dance music Fridays-Saturdays. $10 cover Saturdays after 10 p.m.
The Hippo -- 1 W. Eager St. / 410-547-0069. Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. Mondays: Free pool in the saloon with drink purchase. Tuesdays: Dollar-draft night. Friday and first Saturday of the month: Karaoke. Third Friday of the month: Oldies disco. Second Sunday of the month: Country tea, 6 p.m.
J.T. Ashley's -- 1100 Cromwell Bridge Road (at the Holiday Inn), Towson / 410-823-4410. Dance club and lounge features DJs playing Top-40, R&B;, rap and dance music from the '70s to the latest music videos. No cover. Open 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Thursdays: Ladies' night. Fridays-Saturdays: Video dance party night.
Malibu's -- 5854 Urbana Pike, Frederick / 301-815-5435. Wednesdays: College night with DJ Savure. Thursdays: Ladies' night DJ Savure. Fridays: '80s-'90's "Throwback Night" with DJ Profit. Saturdays: Dance party with DJ Eddie Avenue. Sundays: Latin night with DJ Aztez.
Moby's -- 721 S. Broadway / 410-732-7940. DJ plays progressive and dance music two to three days a week.
One -- 300 E. Saratoga St. / 410-230-0049. DJs playing a mix of house, hip-hop and trip-hop. Open 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. Fridays: Happy hour, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Paradox -- 1310 Russell St. / 410-837-9110. Alternate Thursdays: "Ripe" open 10 p.m.-6 a.m. for ages 18 and older. House, techno, trance and breakbeat music played by resident DJs. Fridays: 11 p.m.-6 a.m. for ages 18 and older. Hip-hop/hip-house. Saturdays: Underground house music. 11 p.m.-6 a.m. for ages 21 and older.
Putty Hill Station -- 2531 Putty Hill Ave. / 410-882-0500. Rock club with spacious dance floor and live music on the weekend. Cover charge.
Shorty's -- 3301 Foster Ave. / 410-327-8696. Martini lounge offers DJ music every night. Music includes house as well as '70s and '80s funk. Open 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Reservations available for private functions.
Thoenix -- 1101 Cathedral St. / 410-837-3906. Video dance club with two bars and DJs playing dance music. Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Fridays; noon-2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No cover. Happy hour, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; noon-9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. No cover.
Tully's Putty Hill Plaza -- 7934 Belair Road / 410-665-9100. Open seven days a week. Mondays: In-house pool leagues; food specials. Tuesdays: Karaoke with Tommy Vann, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursdays: Ladies' night, drink specials, DJ plays Top-40 dance music. $5 cover. Fridays: DJ Jack Edwards plays '50s, '60s oldies, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays: DJ plays Top-40 dance music, 10 p.m.
An PoitM-mn Stil -- 2323 York Road, Timonium / 410-560-7900. Irish pub and restaurant features live entertainment daily. Bands range from traditional Irish to contemporary. Mondays: Open-mike night. Tuesdays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Andy's -- 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown / 410-778-6779. Restaurant/bar and casual listening room. Live music Thursdays-Saturdays. Cover charge varies. Closed Sundays.
Bare Bones -- 9150 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City / 410-461-0770. Live music 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. No cover. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; complimentary buffet. Tuesdays: $1 mug night.
Bayou Cafe -- 8133 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh / 410-931-2583. New Orleans-style restaurant and lounge with live music Tuesdays. Tuesdays: Shaunna Bolton, 7 p.m. No cover. Wednesdays: Ladies' night, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Drink specials. Fridays: '80s music with DJ Flyin' Brian, no cover. Saturdays: Disco party with DJ Flyin' Brian, no cover. Sundays: Open-mike night, 7:30 p.m.
Beltway Restaurant -- 3648 Washington Blvd., Arbutus / 410-247-9298. Karaoke Fridays and Saturdays.
Blob's Park -- 8024 Blob's Park Road, Jessup / 410-799-0155. Restaurant features polka dancing and live bands Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to midnight, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Admission fee.
Boatyard Bar & Grill -- Severn and Fourth streets, Annapolis / 410-216-6206. Live music Thursdays 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Bootleggers -- 1065 Maiden Choice Lane, Arbutus / 410-242-5900. Club/cafe features two levels of entertainment. Sundays: NFL games; Latino night. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, noon-7 p.m. Tuesdays: Hospitality night.
Brass Monkey -- Eastern Avenue and Bond Street / 410-276-4395. Live music Wednesdays-Saturdays. Cover charge varies.
Brewmasters Pub -- 403 S. Baltimore Ave., Ocean City / 410-289-3707. Live music featuring local, regional and national artists. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays: G-13.
Cat's Eye Pub -- 1730 Thames St. / 410-276-9085. Live music seven nights a week, including Irish, blues, bluegrass, zydeco and jazz. Open noon-2 a.m. Show times 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Sundays: Steve Kraemer & the Bluesicians, 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Mondays: Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio.
Charred Rib Restaurant and Lounge -- 12-16 W. Ridgely Road, Timonium / 410-561-0060. Tuesdays and Fridays: Karaoke with the Godfather, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Claddagh Pub -- 2918 O'Donnell St. / 410-522-4220. Venue features live music on Sundays. Sundays: Tim Cyphers. Tuesdays: Wes McDonough. Wednesdays: Victory Twin. Thursdays-Saturdays: DJ John Anthony.
Clyde's of Columbia -- 10221 Wincopin Circle / 410-730-2829. Venue has live music Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. No cover charge.
Corral Inn -- 600 S. 46th St., Dundalk / 410-288-0030. Tavern/restaurant features live music. Happy hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. DJ on weekends. No cover.
Da Mimmo -- 217 S. High St. / 410-727-6876. Aldo Locca performs in the Roman Cocktail Lounge 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Sundays and Mondays; the Jerry and Elsa Burns Duo 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays.
Della Notte -- 801 Eastern Ave. / 410-837-5500. Larry Scott performs in the Emperor's Lounge 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Wednesdays; Ron Defilippo 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays; Brown Benson and Karla Chisholm 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursdays; Chicky Peluso and Tom Volpe 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays.
Doc's at Windows on the Bay -- 1402 Colony Road, Pasadena / 410-255-1413. Overlooks the White Rocks Marina. Live music Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Complimentary slips for boaters. No cover. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Firestone's -- 105 N. Market St., Frederick / 301-663-0330. Live music Fridays and Saturdays. Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Jan. 6: Phil Hinton.
Jan. 7: Bad Influence Band.
Grand Central -- 1001-03 N. Charles St. / 410-752-7133. Consolidation of two clubs features six bars, a video pub and pool tables. Dance club is open Wednesdays-Sundays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Happy hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily. Mondays-Tuesdays: "Tiaoke Karaoke" with Tia Chambers, 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Drink specials. Thursdays: DJ Leni. Fridays: DJs Steve Henderson and Darryl Strickland. Sundays: $2 vodka specials.
Griffins -- 20-24 Market Space, Annapolis / 410-268-2576. Restaurant features live music Saturdays at 9 p.m. Fridays: DJs, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Hard Rock Cafe -- Power Plant Building, 601 E. Pratt St. / 410-347-7625. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
J. Patrick's Irish Pub -- 1371 Andre St. / 410-244-8613. Live Irish music Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays in friendly neighborhood bar. Mondays: Irish-music session for beginners and intermediate players, 8 p.m. Tuesdays: Irish-music session with Laura Byrne, 8 p.m. Wednesdays: Celtic ceili dance class with Dan Stanton, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Irish-music session with Peter Fitzgerald, 9 p.m.
Jan. 6-7: Hedge Rows.
Jan. 8: Sunday Drivers.
James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant -- 616 S. President St. / 410-727-5107. Pub features live music Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9 p.m. No cover. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Jimmy O'Donnell's Irish Pub -- 4528-30 Harford Road / 410-426-8700. Irish restaurant/pub features live music Fridays and Saturdays. Happy hour, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Open 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays: House party with DJ D.S.S., $5 cover. Thursdays: Dan Deckman.
Joe's Tavern -- 2709 Washington Blvd. / 410-646-0209. Pub with casual atmosphere and pool tables features live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays: DJ Santana, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturdays: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Kaos Grill -- 8850 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson / 410-339-7880. Club features live rock music from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. $5 cover. Sundays: NFL games on big-screen TVs. Sundays: Open-mike night with the Charles Parker Band, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Kelsey's Irish Pub -- 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City / 410-418-9076. Live music Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sundays: Jazz brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Latin Palace -- 509 S. Broadway, Fells Point / 410-522-6700. Salsa lessons 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Happy hour, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays: Talent showcase featuring local and national singers, dancers, comedians, DJs and bands. Wednesdays: Ladies' night. Thursdays: High-energy night. Fridays: International night. Saturdays: Latin night.
Lillies -- 500 Harborview Drive / 410-230-0704. Wednesdays: Jazz with Vin Martin, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursdays: Lynn "Roxy" Green, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Fridays: Karaoke with Aaron Hahn, 8 p.m. Saturdays: Phil Heileiger and friends, featuring vocalist Chauncey Harris, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Looney's Pub -- 312 S. Main St., Bel Air / 410-803-7080. Tuesdays: Karaoke with DJ Will. Wednesdays: Ladies' night with DJ Grode. Sundays: Hospitality night with DJ Wheel.
Merritt House -- 1780 Merritt Blvd., Dundalk / 410-285-2321. Neighborhood tavern and nightclub with sports-bar theme. No cover. Mondays-Tuesdays: All-day happy hour. Wednesdays-Sundays: Happy hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays: Karaoke, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays: Karaoke, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Michael's Cafe -- 2119 York Road, Timonium / 410-252-2022. Casual restaurant/bar features live music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays. No cover. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Michael's Pub -- 8630 Guilford Road, Columbia / 410-290-7878. Pub offers live music on Saturdays. No cover.
Mick O'Shea's Irish Pub -- 328 N. Charles St. / 410-539-7504. Irish pub offering live entertainment. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays: Open-mike night, 8:30 p.m.
Mojo Room & Lounge -- 4825 Belair Road / 410-325-7427. Venue features retro-lounge atmosphere with national, regional and local acts. Cover charge varies. Open daily. Mondays: Open-mike night, no cover.
Mountain Branch -- 1827 Mountain Road, Joppa / 410-836-9600. Club features live music, 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Mums -- 1132 S. Hanover St. / 410-547-7415. Club features live music Fridays and Saturdays. Happy hour, 2 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
O'Brien's -- 113 Main St., Annapolis / 410-268-6288. Live music seven days a week.
Parkers -- 1809 Eastern Ave. / 410-342-3468. Live music six nights a week. Local musicians playing styles from bluesy and acoustic classic rock to progressive and modern sounds. Music starts at 9:30 p.m. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Mondays: Open-mike night.
Phillips Harborplace Restaurant -- Light Street Pavilion, Harborplace / 410-685-6600. Piano bar in restaurant featuring Dixieland, jazz and contemporary music.
Phoenix Emporium -- 8049 Main St., Ellicott City / 410-465-5665. Tavern features live music Fridays and Saturdays. Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. Open 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays: Open mike. Thursdays and Sundays: Karaoke.
The Pit Stop Pub -- 8111 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena / 410-439-9478. Sports bar features food and drink specials for NASCAR Sundays and NFL games. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays: DJ. Fridays: Krazy Jack's Karaoke. Saturdays: Dance party with DJ music.
River Watch -- 207 Nanticoke Road, Essex / 410-687-1422. Restaurant/marina has live music 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon-9 p.m. Sundays. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sean Donlon's Irish Pub -- 37 West St., Annapolis / 410-263-1993. Casual pub/restaurant features live music Tuesdays-Sundays 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Never a cover charge. Sundays: NFL. Tuesdays: Michael O'Patricks Band.
Shamrock Inn -- 6044 Harford Road / 410-426-9715. Pub offers live music Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke.
Sly Fox Pub -- 7 Church Circle, Annapolis / 443-482-9000. Casual pub/restaurant features live music Wednesdays-Saturdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. No cover. Mondays: Open-mike night with Chris Danielson. Tuesdays: Scott Ross. Wednesdays: Ted Garber. Thursdays: Dana B. Fridays: Sean Jackson. Sundays: Damion Wolfe.
Starlight Station -- 11931 Reisterstown Road / 410-833-0096 or 410-833-0690. Bar/restaurant has live music Fridays and Saturdays, 10 p.m.-close. Happy hour, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Sundays: Karaoke. Wednesdays: Ladies' night. Thursdays: Karaoke.
Stingers -- 6900 Belair Road, Overlea / 410-661-1319. Live music Fridays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays: Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursdays: Trivia night, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Stone Cellar -- 9445 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City / 410-461-4990. Club features live music Fridays and Saturdays. Cover charge varies. Sundays: Karaoke. Tuesdays: Open mike with Dave Hill. Wednesdays: Dance party with DJ Code Bleuu. Thursdays: Brian Jack Band.
Talking Head -- 203 Davis St. / 410-962-5588. Club features live music, DJ music and dance events. Mondays: Taxidermy Lodge dance party.
Tee-Bee's Place -- 7122 Darlington Road, Parkville / 410-663-3300. Theme-oriented lounge catering to the 30-plus crowd. Open Tuesdays-Sundays. Dress code after 10 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Cover charge. Happy hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Sundays: NFL games on big-screen TV, beer specials. Tuesdays: Game night with DJ Rich. Wednesdays: Karaoke with Michelle and Kid Karriem, 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursdays: Ladies' night with DJs Jake Claxton and Platinum. Fridays: Party night with DJs Fella, Notch and Miss Tiff, $2 martinis. Saturdays: Hot Saturday with DJs Rich and McDollar Bill, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays: DJ Platinum, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Treehouse -- 9926 York Road, Cockeysville / 410-628-2190. Restaurant/bar features live music from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturdays. Happy hour, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. No cover. Mondays: Monday Night Madness.
Turf Inn -- 2306 York Road, Timonium / 410-252-4911. Casual sports-theme establishment features live music Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Happy hour, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. Sundays: All NFL games. Tuesdays: Ladies' night with AJ the DJ. Thursdays: $1.50 beer specials, AJ the DJ.
Uno -- 5803 Pulaski Highway / 410-483-4111. "South Beach" theme nightclub and concert hall. Proper dress and ID required. Open 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Wednesdays: Latin jazz night with Ricki Loza and friends. Fridays: International night, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays: Latin night, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Perry Hall United Methodist Church -- 9515 Belair Road / 410-529-7176.
Jan. 7: Open-mike night. 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Free.
St. John's United Methodist Church of Hamilton -- Cellar Stage Concert Series, 5315 Harford Road / 410-922-5210.
Jan. 6: Bill Staines.
Saturday Sundown Coffeehouse -- 1419 Odenton Road / 410-336-8383. Jim Ballard Trio and guests perform Saturdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free.
Jazz and blues
Aida Bistro -- 7185 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia / 410-953-0500. Restaurant offers jazz music Wednesdays from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. with bassist/vocalist Paul Scimonelli.
An die Musik -- 409 N. Charles St. / 410-385-2638. Mondays: Peabody Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., $5-$8.
Bentz Street Raw Bar -- 6 S. Bentz St., Frederick / 301-694-9134. Raw bar and restaurant offers live music. Occasional cover charge. Mondays: Open-mike night. First Tuesday of month: Blues jam session. Last Tuesday of month: Frederick open blues jam.
Bertha's -- 734 S. Broadway / 410-327-5795. Tuesdays: Paul Wingo Trio.
Bushwallers -- 209 N. Market St., Frederick / 301-694-5697. Bar and restaurant in historic area. Live music Fridays and Saturdays starting at 9:30 p.m.
Cafe Hon -- 1002 W. 36th St. / 410-243-1230. Thursdays: Michael Raitzyk Trio.
Cafe Troia -- 28 W. Allegheny Ave., Towson / 410-337-0133. Wednesdays: Charlie von Nordeck Trio.
Club 13 -- 13th floor at the Belvedere, 1 E. Chase St. / 410-347-0888. Club hot line: 410-783-1332. All shows at 9:30 p.m. Live music almost every night. Cover charge on some nights. Happy hour, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays. Wednesdays: Live jazz.
Copra -- 313 N. Charles St. / 410-727-6080. Tuesdays: Jazz jam session with Todd Marcus, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Donna's -- 5850 Waterloo Road, Columbia / 410-465-2399. Restaurant and coffee bar features live jazz from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays.
Ebb Tide -- 985 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis / 410-269-1500. Live music Saturdays and Sundays.
Frazier's On the Avenue -- 919 W. 36th St. / 410-662-4914. Wednesdays: RSB Trio.
Full Moon Saloon -- 1710 Aliceanna St. / 410-276-6388. Live blues seven days a week. Afternoon shows Fridays-Sundays. Occasional cover charge on Friday and Saturday nights. Mondays: Mike Pursley. Tuesdays: Feinstein & Wood. Wednesdays: Bonnie Bilz. Thursdays: Old Man Brown.
Holiday Inn Jazz Lounge -- 1800 Belmont Ave., Woodlawn / 410-265-1400. Wednesdays: Happy hour, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays: Karaoke, 7 p.m.
Kaufmann's Restaurant -- 329 Gambrills Road, Gambrills / 410-923-2005. Sundays: Jazz brunch with the Michelle Walker Trio.
Kiss Cafe -- 2400 Boston St. / 410-558-CANC. Thursdays: Ryan Diehl Trio.
LaFitte's -- 213 International Circle, Hunt Valley / 410-527-4700. Tuesdays-Thursdays: Live jazz.
Marriott Waterfront Hotel -- 700 Aliceanna St. / 410-385-3000. Saturdays: Michael Raitzyk Trio.
New Haven Lounge -- 1552 Havenwood Road / 410-366-7416. Jazz club features live music. Sundays: DJ.
Pearl's Restaurant -- 3301 Boston St. / 410-276-8900. Restaurant/pub features live jazz Tuesdays-Saturdays.
Rusty Scupper -- 402 Key Highway / 410-727-3678. Sundays: Sunday jazz brunch with the Anthony Villa Trio, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; food and drink specials. Mondays and Thursdays: Pianist Alan Blackman, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Pianist Frank Weisberg, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: Pianist Otis Stoup, 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Silver Shadows -- 5550 Sterrett Place, Columbia / 410-730-0111. Thursdays: Spice.
Simon's of Butchers Hill -- 2031 E. Fairmount Ave. / 410-534-7100. Live jazz Fridays and Saturdays.
Ze Mean Bean Cafe -- 1739-41 Fleet St. / 410-675-5999. International restaurant presents live music Mondays-Fridays. Sundays: Guitarist Alex McNamee, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays: Slavic night.
Rock and pop
All American Sports Bar -- 1205 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie / 410-766-1266. Venue features live music, pool tables and big-screen TVs. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Wednesdays: Ladies' night, $5 drink specials. Thursdays: Karaoke, 7 p.m.-midnight. Saturdays: Happy-hour special, noon-7 p.m. Sundays: NFL games, drink specials.
Anchor Inn -- 7617 Water Oak Point Road, Pasadena / 410-437-0696. Casual waterfront restaurant with live music, trivia, big-screen TV and pool tables. Tuesdays: Maryland Idol contest, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursdays: DJ or karaoke.
Cheshire Crab Restaurant -- 1701 Poplar Ridge Road, Pasadena / 410-360-2220. No cover. Live music Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Corner Stable Inn -- 3321 Eastern Blvd., Middle River / 410-238-7204. Neighborhood lounge features rock music and large dance floor.
Firehouse Tavern -- 2800 E. Joppa Road, Carney / 410-661-3555. Neighborhood tavern offers live rock and blues bands Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Thursdays: Ladies' night, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sundays: Karaoke.
Fish Head Cantina -- 4802 Benson Ave., Arbutus / 410-247-2474. Neighborhood venue features live bands with DJs Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Open-mike night, 8 p.m.-midnight. Thursdays: Party Girl and Dude night with DJ Tom.
Golden Sports Bar -- 8801 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City / 410-480-2994. Sports-theme bar/restaurant with live music Fridays and Saturdays. Occasional cover charge. Sundays: NFL games; food and beer specials. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $1.95 domestics. Tuesdays: Ladies' night; karaoke, 8 p.m. Thursdays: "Team Trivia," 7:30 p.m.
Hal Daddy's -- 4119 E. Lombard St. / 410-342-3239. Two-story bar features live rock bands. $5 cover. Thursdays: Ladies' night.
The Horse You Came In On -- 1626 Thames St. / 410-327-8111. Club reflects the historic area of Fells Point with its brick walls, wood floors and bar. Sundays: Rob Fahey, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Alan Has Radar, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays: Brian Comotto, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesdays: Ben Sherman, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesdays: Todd Miller Band, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays: Vox, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays: Shaunna Bolton, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays: Kevin & Paul (early), Ed & Frank (late).
The House of Rock -- 11445 Pulaski Highway, White Marsh / 410-335-7111. Wednesdays: Ladies' night, DJ dance party. Thursdays: Country line dancing with DJs and bands, 8:30 p.m. Fridays: Deck party with live bands starting at 7 p.m. and DJ dance party inside until closing.
Judge's Bench -- 8385 Main St., Ellicott City / 410-465-3497. Neighborhood bar and restaurant in historic area offers pop acoustic music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. No cover.
L.A.'s Nite Club -- 3612 S. Hanover St. / 410-354-4700. Concert hall has live music Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Cover charge varies. Sundays-Tuesdays: Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight. Thursdays: Krazy Jack's Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Leadbetter's -- 1639 Thames St. / 410-675-4794. Small pub features live music every night. Open until 2 a.m.
Loafer's Lounge -- 6518 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville / 410-744-3434. Restaurant/lounge with pub-style atmosphere. Live music Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. $3 cover. Mondays-Fridays: Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Longshots -- 4017 Philadelphia Road, Abingdon / 410-893-5016. Local pub features live music at 9 p.m. Friday is karaoke night. Saturdays: DJ music.
MacGregor's Restaurant and Tavern -- 331 St. John St., Havre de Grace / 410-939-3003 or 410-575-6900. Waterfront bar and restaurant with live music 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fridays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays. No cover.
Mellow Beach Sunset Bar -- 46th Street, Ocean City / 410-723-1144. Live music Fridays and Saturdays.
Nottingham's -- 8850 Stanford Blvd., Columbia / 410-290-0077. Tavern with outside Tiki bar, party rooms and live entertainment. Happy hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. Sundays: NFL games; food and drink specials.
The Royal -- 1542 Light St. / 410-783-7776. Rock 'n' roll venue is open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Admission fee.
Sonoma's -- 7284 Cradlerock Way, Columbia / 410-381-7220. Restaurant and sports bar with large dance floor features live rock music Fridays and Saturdays.
Sportz -- 8712 Loch Raven Blvd., Towson / 410-825-9800. Sports bar and entertainment venue features live music, pool tables, darts and a 90-inch TV. Mondays: Monday Nite Madness with $2 domestic bottles. Wednesdays: Live rock bands. Thursdays: Karaoke. Fridays-Saturdays: Top-40 dance bands. Sundays: All-day happy hour.
Towne Tavern -- 10257 York Road, Cockeysville / 410-667-0774. Rock club features live music.
Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge -- 1710 Thames St. / 410-327-4886. Local musicians play acoustic rock Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Wednesdays: Wes and Paul. Sundays and Thursdays: Matt Rocks.
The Zu -- 216 German Hill Road, Dundalk / 410-284-9754. Live rock bands Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., cover charge varies. Open seven days a week. Tuesdays: Open-mike night, 9 p.m.