Keyshia Cole -- 9:30 Club / Called the "new Mary J. Blige" by some critics, the gritty California-born R&B; star Keyshia Cole performs at the 9:30 Club, 815 V. St. N.W. in Washington, Tuesday night at 7:30. Tickets are $35.00. For more information, call 800-955-5566 or visit 930.com.
Josh Rouse -- Rams Head Tavern / Adventurous singer-songwriter Josh Rouse plays Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis, Monday night at 8. Tickets are $20.50. For more information, call 410-268-4545 or visit ramsheadtavern.com.
Steel Pulse -- Recher Theatre / The acclaimed reggae unit heats up Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or visiting ticketmaster.com.
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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, along with Damian Marley -- will perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Sept. 10. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
INXS -- is at Constitution Hall in Washington on May 2. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Citizen Cope -- plays the 9:30 Club in Washington on April 27. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.
Floetry -- performs at Rams Head Live on April 21. 410-244-1131.
Toots & The Maytals -- take the stage at the Recher Theatre in Towson on May 4. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.
Bill Engvall -- will perform at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda on Nov. 17. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Keiko Matsui -- at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on April 9. 703-549-7500.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -- at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on April 23. 410-268-4545.
Tony Bennett -- at the Hippodrome Theatre on May 6. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Anthony Hamilton and Heather Headley -- at the Lyric Opera House on May 10. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Andre Rieu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra -- at 1st Mariner Arena on May 18. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
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