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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 06/10/2005

Last Minute Music Plans

By washingtonpost.com

Okay, it's Friday afternoon and you still haven't finalized plans for the weekend, have you? Well, don't give up hope. There are a pile of promising concerts/shows that haven't sold out yet. So instead of pleading with some soulless scalper on craigslist, you can actually just go to the venue and pick up a ticket yourself.

Tonight the oddball and inventive hip-hop producer and rapper Prince Paul headlines at the Black Cat. Tickets are $15. Gritty singer-songwriter Greg Brown, one of the most underrated of his ilk, will be at the Birchmere. Tickets are $25. Tomorrow, the always-entertaining Old 97s and Bobby Bare Jr. play the 9:30. Tickets are $20. This seems like a show that is likely to sell out, so be sure to call ahead and double-check.

Wolf Trap hosts its annual Louisiana Swamp Romp on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2 p.m. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and zydeco great Geno Delafose are among the artists who will perform. Tickets are $25 on the day of the show. On Sunday night, the Ditty Bops are at Iota. The harmonizing L.A. duo -- Amanda Barrett and Abby DeWald -- play hipster folk music and are quite the rage in their hometown. Tickets are $12. Also, jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard headlines all weekend long at Blues Alley with two shows each night. Tickets are $24.

Finally, I'd like to start a rumor that has absolutely no basis in anything other than conjecture. On Monday, the Wallflowers, led by Jakob Dylan, will play at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. On Tuesday, Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, will perform at Prince George's Stadium with Willie Nelson. Bob doesn't have any show scheduled for Monday night so it seems like a perfect opportunity for him to catch one of Jakob's shows. Like I said, it's just conjecture.

-- Joe

By washingtonpost.com  | June 10, 2005; 12:57 PM ET
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ANy ideas where in MD or DC to watch the Tyson fight (other than MCI arena?)...any bars/clubs that will air this?

Posted by: Bren | June 10, 2005 2:20 PM | Report abuse

ANy ideas where in MD or DC to watch the Tyson fight (other than MCI arena?)...any bars/clubs that will air this?

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