Sound check


Ryan Cabrera -- 9:30 Club /Singer/songwriter Ryan Cabrera picked up a guitar out of boredom, teaching himself Beatles songs in the process. After hearing the Dave Matthews Band, he decided to focus on music. He plays the 9:30 Club in Washington tonight with R&B; singer Josh Hoge and rocker Jay Buchanan. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The 9:30 Club is at 815 V St. N.W. 800-955-5566 or

Little Feat -- Rams Head Live / Often hailed as one of America's greatest and most-groundbreaking rock bands, Little Feat was formed by two members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention after Zappa gave them the boot. The band -- at Ram's Head Live tonight -- is known for its unclassifiable sound that combines elements of blues, country, R&B;, rock, folk and jazz. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $31. Rams Head Live is at 20 Market Place. Call 410-244-1131 or visit

Peaches -- Recher Theatre / Raunchy rocker Peaches performs Monday along with former members of Hole and Le Tigre. The show is at the Recher Theatre, and punk-rockers Eagles of Death Metal and recent Bonnaroo favorites Deadboy and the Elephantmen are also billed. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20. The Recher Theatre is at 512 York Road in Towson. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit


Just announced

Virgin Festival -- featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Who, Gnarls Barkley, Wolfmother, Drive-by Truckers, the Killers, Raconteurs, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Scissor Sisters, Keane, Thievery Corporation, the New Pornographers, Brazilian Girls, the Flaming Lips and Kasabian, Pimlico Race Course on Sept. 23. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. 410-547-SEAT or

Kenny G -- Hippodrome Theatre's France-Merrick Performing Arts Center on Aug. 12. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow. 410-547-SEAT or

Annual benefit concert for Cystic Fibrosis starring Alan Jackson -- 1st Mariner Arena on Sept. 16. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. 410-547-SEAT or

Bob Weir & Ratdog -- Rams Head Live on Aug. 25. 410-244-1131 or

Buckethead -- Recher Theatre in Towson on Sept. 30. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.

Still available

Widespread Panic -- Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 4. 410-547-SEAT or

Summer Funk Festival -- featuring Morris Day and the Time, Average White Band, Mother's Finest and Jas Funk, Constitution Hall in Washington on Aug. 11. 410-547-SEAT or

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, with Umphrey's McGee -- Cavalier Telephone Pavilion at Pier Six Aug. 14. 410-547-SEAT or


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