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By Bret McCabe | Posted 9/15/2004

WEDNESDAY: The Mayan Factor hosts an open-mic night at the Royal with Bed Space. Celtic-folk ensemble Teada plays Sykesville's Baldwin's Station.

THURSDAY: Ex-Replacement Tommy Stinson gets unplugged and electric at the Ottobar with Alien Crime Syndicate and Cordalene. Basehead protege Citizen Cope brings his bricolage of R&B, soul, hip-hop, reggae, and blues to the Funk Box. The roots-rocking Silos hold onto life at the Mojo Room (see Music). Darius Scott and the Resolution Jazz Trio hit Sascha's 527. Standards jazz-pop singer Karrin Allyson gets wild for you at Annapolis' Rams Head Tavern.

FRIDAY: From the country under Canada: The Slow Jets make the Talking Head's dreams come out with Capitol Years, Park Police, and Blue Van. New Orleans' the Subdudes rock the kitchen-sink Cajun funk and country-gospel blues at the Funk Box with Jr. Cline and the Recliners. Local alt-punk outfit O.B. States hits Fletcher's with Mindside 19 and Brat. Darediablo plays the King Crimson-cum-Don Cab metal at the Sidebar Tavern with Wolly Mammoth, Ex-Potentials, and Wretched. Skitsytem--total Swedish hardcore--beat-attacks the Broasis with Blown to Bits, String Intention, Triac, Never Enough, and Nux Vomica. Skylark Graffiti swallows this pill down at the Royal with Durden. Mofofunka plays the New Haven Lounge. Local crowd-pleaser the Bridge hits Towson's Recher Theatre with MacGregor. Ex-Surfer/current guitar-jock singer/songwriter Jack Johnson goes on and on at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia with Donavon Frankenreiter and G. Love and Special Sauce. With third eye wide open: No false suns singe Lungfish at the Black Cat with Et at It and Entrance.

SATURDAY: The Sound Foundation kicks off its fall 2004 season with Songwriters Invasion 2: Invasion of the Duos at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, featuring Naked Blue, Cletus Kennelly and Lori Kelley, and Vyktoria Pratt Keating and Joanne Juskus; a portion of the proceeds benefits Earl's Place, a transitional housing program for homeless men in recovery from substance abuse. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings roots-rock the Royal with Mike Plume. Angie Stone and Anthony Hamilton bring the soul to Morgan State's Murphy Fine Arts Center. Alicia Keys plays a benefit for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture at the Concert Pavilion at Pier Six, and for that she is our crush of the week. DB pulses Sonar Lounge with Jon E. Kwest and Joey Migraine. Washington's Dead Meadow parts your hair right down the middle and feathers it back at the Ottobar with rock-destroying beast Oneida and the New Flesh. Canadian musique concr¸te beat sculptor Fly Pan Am levitates the Talking Head with Mono. Marilyn Crispell starts off the An die Musik Point of Departure series (see Music). Kids love it: Kix plays a reunion show at the Thunder Dome. Indie-rock outfit Velvetene plays the Vault with Solarcult, playing a CD-release show. Strong Intention strong-arms the Sidebar with Irate, Audio Terror Regime, Perro Enfermo, and Scream Hello. Jangly, jammy rock combo Emmet Swimming hits Fletcher's. Soulfly buzzes the Recher with Twelve Tribes and Agents of the Sun. Good Charlotte, the Waldorf tattoo-punk combo of Another Loser Anthem fame, plays a benefit for youth-empowerment organization Positive Force at Washington's 9:30 Club.

SUNDAY: Underground hip-hop producer Sixtoo chews on glass at the Ottobar with DJ Signify and Blockhead. Travis Tritt tells tales from his honky-tonk history at Merriweather Post. The Chamber Jazz Society of Baltimore presents the Terrell Stafford Quintet at the Baltimore Museum of Art sculpture garden. The Financial Group gets the Talking Head dancing with Sharkquest, Garland of Hours, and Spizm. Deicide brings the good, old grindcore to the Thunder Dome with Goatwhore, Cattle Decapitation, and Diabolic. Local folkie SONiA plays the Music Monthly 20th anniversary party at the Funk Box with the Kelly Bell Band, Deanna Bogart, and more (see No Cover, page 39). The Carl Grubbs Quintet plays a tribute to John Coltrane at the Epworth Chapel United Methodist Church in Gwynn Oaks with Ashley Khan, author of A Love Supreme: John Coltrane's Signature Album.

MONDAY: The Peabody Jazz Orchestra inaugurates its weekly Monday night jam sessions at An die Musik. Her Space Holiday sighs dreamily and dramatically at the Ottobar with Neotropic, Octavius, and Thavius Beck. Singer/songwriter Julia Fordham shares her dulcet voice with the Rams Head.

TUESDAY: Active Sac--straight-up punk rock at the Charm City Space with the Rainman Suite and Compliance. Don't touch Calvin Johnson's bikini at the Ottobar with Mount Eerie and Dan Deacon. You don't have to love Heart yet but stay at Pier Six a little while and try, try, try to understand, it's a magic band. Take that, Velvet Revolver: Ex-Guns 'N Roses guitarist Dizzy Reed drives his Hollywood Bulldozer into the Funk Box with Rotoglow. Black Nasa rockets into the Sidebar with American Centaur and Ass Rockers.

WEDNESDAY: Shitting you not: Old-school British metal mainstay UFO lands at the Thunder Dome. Singer/songwriters Lisa Moscatiello and Rosie Shipley play Baldwin's Station.

IN THE WINGS: Eric Ambel and the Roscoe Trio opens the Roots Cafe's fall 2004 season at St. John's Church. (For more information, call [410] 880-3883 or visit The Charm City Space holds a benefit for the Arabber Preservation Society Oct. 2 featuring True if Destroyed and Proteus. (For more information, visit Big Daddy Chrome plays a CD-release party at the Sidebar Oct. 9. (For more information, call [410] 659-4130 or visit

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