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Rockin' homecoming

The lowdown -- After spending weeks on the road crisscrossing the country, local rock outfit J-Roddy Walston and the Business comes back to Baltimore tomorrow for a gig at the Ottobar. Want some raw and dirty rock 'n' roll? Go see these guys live. Their debut album, Hail Mega Boys, came out earlier this year.

If you go -- Doors open at 9 p.m. and the music starts at 10 p.m. The venue is at 2549 N. Howard St. For more information, call 410-662-0069 or go to the

Rooney at Recher

The lowdown -- Rooney, a Los Angeles rock band known for a sound reminiscent of the British invasion and 1980s pop, visits the Recher Theatre on Saturday. The group released a second album, Calling the World, in July.

If you go -- The band performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Recher, 512 York Road in Towson. Tickets are $15. Call 800-551-7328 or go to

Last laughs

The lowdown -- Washington native Rob Cantrell, who made his debut as a comedian on NBC's hit show Last Comic Standing, will make his third appearance at the Baltimore Comedy Factory tonight through Saturday.

If you go -- Cantrell's performance is at 8 tonight; 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight tomorrow; and 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday at the Baltimore Comedy Factory, 36 Light St. Call 410-547-7798 or go to

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