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The Short List: June 4-11

WEDNESDAY: The Brooklyn funk nontet Turkuaz kick off a weekly residency at the 8x10 for the month of June. Pop opera vocal group Il Divo performs at the Lyric. The Baltimore Boom Bap Society digs in the crates at the Windup Space. Sub Pop indie folk band The Head And The Heart headlines Rams Head Live. Berlin-based garage rockers King Khan & The Shrines play the Ottobar. Down in Washington, Leftover Salmon plays with Little Feat's Bill Payne at the Hamilton. Don't miss: Veteran singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello plays songs from her new album Comet Come To Me at Baltimore Soundstage.

THURSDAY: British pop/rock hitmakers The 1975 headline Rams Head Live. Philadelphia trio Damn Right plays the Metro Gallery with locals ELM. Laid back bros Jack Johnson and Amos Lee sing mellow tunes under the stars at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Fifth Harmony, a girl group formed on TV's The X Factor, sings at Baltimore Soundstage. Brooklyn folkies Spirit Family Reunion perform at the 8x10. L.A. alt-rockers Failure play the Fillmore in Silver Spring on their first tour since the '90s. Don't miss: Los Lonely Boys and LP perform at Canton Waterfront Park for WTMD's "First Thursday" concert series.

FRIDAY: Ladyfest Baltimore 2014 kicks off at the Windup Space with Philadelphia's Trophy Wife and locals including Big Mouth, Mr. Moccasin, and Crimson Wave. Girl Talk keeps milking the hot new "mash-up" fad of a million years ago at Power Plant Live. Bluesy Baltimore rockers Pushing Giants play the Ottobar with Not Blood Paint and Animal Years. Oregon's Self Proclaimed Narcissist plays folk punk at the Charm City Art Space. Heavy Chicago quartet Jar'd Loose plays the Sidebar with The Swan King. Erykah Badu and John Legend headline the first night of the Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Baltimore Soundstage holds a local showcase with Foster Avenue, Stone Heart, and more. Don't miss: Normals' Books & Records throws a 24th anniversary party at the Metro Gallery with music by Wume, Old Songs, and the Go Pills along with readings by Tim Paggi and Megan McShea.

SATURDAY: Extended Release and C10 play a release party for their split cassette together at The Candy Shoppe, along with Stress Orphan and more. Blind Man Leading and Dungeon Kids play at Joe Squared. The Ottobar holds an afternoon showcase for The School Of Rock Baltimore, and an evening show with Deaf Scene, Subtle Hustle, and Robotapotamus. The Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series, hosted by City Paper contributor Geoffrey Himes, brings Lea Gilmore to An die Musik Live. Baltimore teen thrash metal band Noisem plays the Charm City Art Space with Drugs of Faith and Holy Land. The 22nd annual Capital Jazz Fest continues at Merriweather Post Pavilion featuring Chaka Khan, Dwele, and a tribute to George Duke. The Metro Gallery celebrates Adam Savage's birthday party with Pig Destroyer, Inter Arma, Cemetery Piss, and Putrisect. Eclectic jazz fusion trio Adelante performs at The Cabaret at Germano's. New York celtic rockers Black 47 play Baltimore one last time on their farewell tour, with the gubernatorial O'Malley's March opening. If you want to hear a reasonable facsimile of a legendary British rock band tonight, Satisfaction are paying tribute to the Rolling Stones at House of Rock and Get The Led Out are jamming on Led Zeppelin favorites at Rams Head Live. Don't miss: Ladyfest Baltimore has Lzz Kng, Your Friend, and more at Liam Flynn's, and Amanda X, War On Women, and more at the Windup Space.

SUNDAY: The Nighthawks headline the Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival. Guitarist Glenn Jones performs at the Windup Space and author Steve Lowenthal reads from his John Fahey biography. Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams performs at Rams Head Live. Dubstep crossover star Skrillex brings his Mothership Tour with Dillon Francis to Pimlico Race Course. Don't miss: The Metro Gallery holds a showcase for Baltimore-based metal label Grimoire Records with Barbelith, Dweller In The Valley, and Dendritic Arbor.

MONDAY: Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo performs solo at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Don't miss: Atlanta rapper Future, fresh off the release of his second album Honest and the birth of his first child with fiancee Ciara, performs at Baltimore Soundstage with Rico Love and Que.

TUESDAY: Damon Albarn (of Blur, Gorillaz, and perhaps also Blurillaz) headlines Rams Head Live in support of his new solo album Everyday Robots. Portland's Needles & Pizza perform at the Sidebar. Don't miss: Morrissey performs at the Meyerhoff tonight, and while recent reports that he has joined Twitter have proven false, we recommend the Baltimore-themed parody account @Baltimorrissey.

WEDNESDAY: London-based folk rock band Treetop Flyers play the Ottobar with the Great American Canyon Band.

IN THE WINGS: King Buzzo of the Melvins will play solo acoustic at the Ottobar on July 17. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) The mighty Wye Oak will play their first Baltimore show in nearly two years at the Charles Street parking lot by the Metro Gallery, with Matmos and Wume opening, on July 26. (For more information visit themetrogallery.net or call [410] 244-0899.) Jackson Browne will bring his guitar and piano to the Hippodrome on August 23 as part of a solo acoustic tour. (For more information visit france-merrickpac.com or call [410] 837-7400.)

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