By Wesley Case
The Baltimore Sun
11:10 AM EST, February 6, 2012
Buzzing rappers, veteran metal acts, even a Seattle soul singer -- it's all happening in Baltimore nightlife this week. Here's a breakdown of the week's most notable concerts:
On Monday, underrated '90s rockers Third Eye Blind play a sold-out show at Rams Head Live. We'll have a review and photo gallery of the show on Tuesday. The Wintour 2012, featuring Society's Plague, comes to the Ottobar, too. Tickets are $12. Stylish rapper Theophilus London ($20) performs at 9:30 Club in D.C. as well.
On Tuesday, Harlem rapper-on-the-rise A$AP Rocky performs at Baltimore Soundstage. The show is sold-out. We'll have a review and photo gallery of the show on Wednesday. Metal vets Anthrax and Testament ($30) plays Rams Head Live.
On Wednesday, Wayne Static, lead singer of Static X, performs a solo set at Recher Theatre. Tickets are $20 now; $25 day of the show. At Golden West Cafe, War on Women ($7) celebrates its latest album release. Todd Snider ($27.50), a humorist with pointed social commentary, starts a two-gig stint at Rams Head on Stage.
On Thursday, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes headline the 8x10. Tickets are $10. Southern rockers Black Stone Cherry and Cavo ($12) perform at Rams Head Live. Looking to tear the club up? 12th Planet, Kill the Noise and Flinch ($18; 16 and over) will bring heavy beats to Baltimore Soundstage.
On Friday, the b-sponsored Who's Bad show (Michael Jackson tribute group) opens its doors at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. English Dogs and the Casualties ($22) perform at the Ottobar. Gerogia's Craig Campbell ($15) performs at Recher Theatre, too.
On Saturday, Sonar hosts two shows: the Manta Ray Death Festival ($10) takes place at the Talking Head Lounge while Voodoo Glow Skulls ($12) headline the Talking Head Club. Tickets are available at sonarbaltimore.com. The Deadmeat Tour ($35), featuring DJs Steve Aoki and Datsik, goes down at the Fillmore Silver Spring.
On Sunday, improg (short for improvisational progressive rock — their term, not ours) act Umphrey's McGee performs at Rams Head Live. Tickets are $25. Allen Stone ($10), the white soul kid with the wonderful voice, takes a break from his opening slot on theJack's Mannequin tour to perform a headlining set at the 8x10. We'll have a feature on Stone later this week.
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