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Posted at 6:41 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Hot tickets: Big Boi, The xx, The Hold Steady

By Alex Baldinger

Big Boi steps out on his own and visits the 9:30 on Sept. 8 (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

Near the beginning of the aughts, the rap duo OutKast had everyone and their mom singing their apologies to Ms. Jackson and shaking it like a Polaroid picture. Man, those references feel dated. The group, which last recorded together in 2006, has long reveled in the dichotomy of styles between Andre 3000 and Big Boi, even releasing a double album, 2003's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," on which the members each had what amounted to separate discs. This year Big Boi came out with his first proper solo album, the universally praised "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty." Though it has yet to produce a hit for soccer moms, critics agree that "Lucious" is a bold and focused artistic statement. It ranks as the top album of 2010 on Metacritic. Big Boi comes to the 9:30 Club on Sept. 8. Tickets are $35 and go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.

More on-sale dates after the jump.

Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly for these shows a the 9:30 Club:
The Books and Black Heart Procession, Sept. 30 ($20).
Rogue Wave and Midlake, Oct. 1 ($20).
Teenage Fanclub and The Vaselines, Oct. 2 ($25).
The Hold Steady and Wintersleep, Oct. 4 ($30).
The xx, Warpaint and Zola Jesus, Oct. 5 ($25).

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for:
Sugarland, Little Big Town and Randy Montana, Sept. 25 at Jiffy Lube Live ($35.75-$65.75).
• Comedian Brian Regan, Nov. 12 at the Warner Theatre ($52-$62.45).

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly for Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch and Drowning Pool, Oct. 3 at Merriweather Post Pavilion ($40-$55).

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon through Ticketmaster for these shows at the Birchmere:
Alejandro Escovedo and His Sensitive Boys, Sept. 21 ($25).
Lizz Wright, Oct. 6 ($35).
Playing for Change Band, Nov. 22 ($49.50).
Citizen Cope, Nov. 23-24 ($35).
Mint Condition, Dec. 9-10 ($55).
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Dec. 29 ($39.50).
The Accidental Circus, Jan. 13 ($25).
Eddie From Ohio, Jan. 14-16 ($39.50).
Charles Ross' One Man Star Wars Trilogy, Jan. 28 ($35).
Suzanne Westenhoefer, Jan. 29 ($39.50).
Jake Shimabukuro, Feb. 8 ($25).
WAR, Feb. 10 ($49.50).
David Bromberg Big Band, Feb. 12 ($45).
Pat McGee Band, Feb. 25 ($26.50).
Maura O'Connell, Feb. 26 ($29.50).

Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for Ford's Theatre's 2010-11 season.

--Amy Orndorff and Brandon Weigel

By Alex Baldinger  | August 18, 2010; 6:41 PM ET
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