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May 19, 2011

Concert news: IDentity Festival, Tom Tom Club, Return to Forever

The traveling electronic music festival IDentity will stop at Jiffy Lube Live August 18, it was announced Wednesday.

The Virginia show, the festival's only regional show, will feature three stages. Kaskade, Rusko, Disco Biscuits, Chuckie, Booka Shade, Datsik will perform at Skullcandy.

Hercules and Love Affair, Holy Ghost!, Steve Aoki, DJ Shadow, the Crystal Method, and others will play the Dim Mak Stage. It's not clear if Hercules will play a live or a DJ set. 

Steve Lawler, White Shadow, LA Riots, and others will play at the third stage, Beatport. 

Tickets will go on sale Friday via Livenation.

Return to Forever, now featuring a new line-up of Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White. Jean-Luc Ponty, and Frank Gambale, will perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion August 9 with Zappa plays Zappa. Tickets, starting at $40, go on sale Friday at

Tom Tom Club, which went on tour last year for the first time in a decade, is coming to Baltimore.

The 30-year-old duo will perform at Rams Head Live June 5 to promote new album "Genius of Love." Tickets are already on sale.

Another longtime group that's now on tour is Cibo Matto. The band has reunited and announced on Monday that it's going on a couple of small tours, including a show at Washington's Rock 'n' Roll Hotel July 19.Tickets, at $20, are on sale Friday.

Toro y Moi, who performed at the Talking Head last month with Adventure, is coming back to the area. He will perform at Washington's Black Cat September 11. Tickets, at $10, are on sale at

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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