Carbon Leaf -- Rams Head Tavern / Celtic rockers Carbon Leaf, hailing from Richmond, Va., head to Rams Head Tavern for a series of concerts starting Wednesday. The group performs Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $23.50, and the tavern is at 33 West St. in Annapolis. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramshead tavern.com.
Twisted Sister -- Rams Head Live / The New York metalheads of Twisted Sister stop by Rams Head Live tonight for a show featuring their hits of yore as well as songs from their CD called, we kid you not, A Twisted Christmas. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $35. For more information, call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.
Hydra FX -- Rams Head Live / The Night Before the Nightmare Before Christmas concert features rocking music from Southern Maryland's Hydra FX, Baltimore's Blackout Thursday and Denton-based Niki Barr. $10. Doors open 8 p.m.; show at 9:30 p.m. at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place in Power Plant Live. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.
New Edition and Keith Sweat -- 1st Mariner Arena on March 24. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Gladys Knight -- Lyric Opera House on March 10. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
"Let's Do It Again -- starring Raheem DeVaughn and Fertile Ground, The 9:30 Club in Washington on Jan. 12. 800-955-5566 or tick ets.com.
Badfish -- A Tribute to Sublime -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on Jan. 18. 800-955-5566 or tick ets.com.
Johnny Winter -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Jan. 10. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on Dec. 31. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
The Mahoney Brothers -- Recher Theatre in Towson on Dec. 31. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.
Jimmy Cobb's Mob -- Baltimore Museum of Art on Feb. 18. Presented by the Chamber Jazz Society. 410-385-5888.
[NATHAN M. PITTS]