After a couple of slow weeks, this one is again packed with events and concerts. The big one is Artscape, which lasts kicks off Friday with performers in three different stages. Matisyahu, E Major, and Fantasia are the headliners this year.
But that same night, there's also lots of other Artscape events that aren't concerts - like the Nina Hagen ballet tribute at the 1982 stage. And, unrelated to Artscape, there's a Cass McCombs show at Golden West Cafe. Elsewhere this week: Soundgarden, Miranda Lambert, Pat Benetar, the Get 'Em Mamis, and a Stillwater Ales beer launch at Brewer's.
On Tuesday, Soundgarden performs at the Patriot Center - 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax City - in their first tour since they reunited last year. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50.
On Wednesday, Curtis Eller, hysterically billed as New York's angriest yodeling banjo player, performs at Cyclops Bookstore, 30 West North Avenue. 8 p.m. No cover listed. Also: the Get Down hosts party Peer Pressure.
On Thursday, Jonny Lang performs at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. 7 p.m. $35. Also: K.D. Lang performs at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. And! The Get 'Em Mamis perform at Red Maple's new Thursday night party. And! - I told you, it's a busy week - Stillwater Ales launches its new beer Debutante at the Brewer's Art.
On Saturday, Cass McCombs performs with Lower Dens at Golden West Cafe, 1105 W. 36th Street. Expect an interview later this week. 9:30 p.m. $12.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun