The lowdown -- Reggae Got Soul, the Ottobar's tribute to Jamaican music, is tonight. Bands and DJs play ska, rocksteady and reggae. The Rootworkers, a Baltimore reggae band, and the Pressure Sounds, a ska/rocksteady/reggae band from Washington, will perform. DJs Mike and Ryan and Bobby Babylon will spin.
If you go -- The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Call 410-662-0069 or visit theottobar.com.
The lowdown -- The Bob Marley Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival comes to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap on Sunday. Two of Marley's sons - Ziggy, who just released his second solo album, and Stephen, who has an album in the works, will play. Bunny Wailer, an original member of the Wailers, as well as Ozomatli, a Latin/hip-hip/rock group, will perform.
If you go -- The Filene Center at Wolf Trap is at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, Va. The show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25-$42. Call 800-955-5566 or visit tickets.com.
Weir and RatDog
The lowdown -- As a founding member of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir helped pioneer the psychedelic movement of the '60s and '70s that centered around the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco, where the band made a name for itself playing Ken Kesey's famous acid tests. The band was the catalyst to the modern jam-band scene because of its improvisation-driven music. Weir's current band, RatDog, was born just before the death of Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead's lead guitarist, in 1995. RatDog, which plays a mix of Weir originals, Dead songs and covers, play Rams Head Live tomorrow and Saturday.
If you go -- Rams Head Live is at 20 Market Place. Tickets are $36.30 in advance and $38.50 the day of the show. Call 410-244-1131 or visit ramshead live.com.