NEW ALBUMS
David Crowder Band, “Give Us Rest”
Red Wanting Blue, “From the Vanishing Point”
Young London, “Young London”

NOTABLE AREA SHOWS

RAMS HEAD LIVE: Medicine Lake (Thursday); G. Love & Special Sauce (Friday); In Flames (Saturday)

BALTIMORE SOUNDSTAGE: Eric Johnson Electric Band (Tuesday); Bootsy Collins (Wednesday); Charm City Devils (Saturday); Battle of the Bands finals (Sunday)

SONAR: Ice Jam pre-show party (Friday); Ice Jam (Saturday-Sunday)

GOLDEN WEST: Simon’s Birthday Party w/ Simon Phoenix, Stereo Faith (Friday); Lost Tribe (Saturday); Graveyard (Sunday)

OTTOBAR: The HarDDads, Hank (Wednesday); the Independents (Thursday); School of Rock (Saturday); Girlfriend in a Coma (Saturday); Blind Til Now (Sunday)

METRO GALLERY: Yip Deceiver (Friday); Save Your Soul presents: I Heart Toubin benefit (Saturday)

RECHER: Havoc, 93 Buick (Thursday); E Joseph and the Phantom Heart (Friday); Anthony Green (Saturday); Wake Up Monday, Ape Riot (Sunday)’

RAMS HEAD ON STAGE: The Music of ABBA (Tuesday); the Smithereens (Friday); Christopher Cross (Saturday); Burton Cummings (Sunday)

FILLMORE SILVER SPRING: Live Lava Live (Friday); Rebelution (Sunday)

9:30 CLUB: Thievery Corporation (Wednesday-Friday; sold out)

ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL: Fear of Virginia (Friday); Pants Velour (Saturday)

BLACK CAT: The Chariots (Wednesday); Jonny Grave and the Tombstones (Thursday); Tabi Bonney (Friday); Cults (Saturday); Oh So Peligroso (Sunday)

NOTABLE AREA EVENTS
Itzhak Perlman (Thursday and Sunday; Meyerhoff)
Baltimore County Restaurant Week (Thursday through Jan. 21; various locations)