Sound check

Queen, featuring Paul Rodgers -- Verizon Center / '70s rock band Queen, which brought such well-known tunes as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions" to musical culture, heads to Washington with Paul Rodgers singing tonight at 8. The concert is at the Verizon Center, formerly the MCI Center, 601 F St. N.W. in Washington. Tickets are $38-128. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit tick to order.

W.A.S.P. -- Rams Head Live / Heavy-metal band W.A.S.P. performs at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, with openers aFreudianSlip and Falls Ending, on Monday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 410-244-1131 or visit for more information.


Buddy Guy -- Rams Head Live / Buddy Guy, winner of four Grammy awards, plays his famous blues with opening act Kelly Bell Band tonight at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. This 18-and-older show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 410-244-1131 or visit

Just announced


Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band -- takes the stage at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., on Aug. 3. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. 410-547-SEAT or

Kirk Franklin and guest Mary Mary -- play Constitution Hall in Washington on April 21. 410-547-SEAT or

Average White Band -- performs at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on April 2. 410-268-4545 or

Korn -- plays 1st Mariner Arena on March 25. 410-547-SEAT or

Sean Paul -- will perform at Rams Head Live on March 19. 410-244-1131 or

The Greyboy Allstars -- play the Recher Theatre in Towson on April 9. 410-547-SEAT or

Still available

The Bacon Brothers -- at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on March 17. 703-549-7500, 410-547-SEAT or


Stereolab -- at the 9:30 Club in Washington on March 21. 800-955-5566 or

Jonathan Edwards -- at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., on March 23. 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566.

Ethel Ennis -- at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel on March 24. 410-792-0664 or 301-953-1993.

Black Eyed Peas -- at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on April 22. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster. com.