8 p.m.-9:15 p.m. at Main Lot, 1712 N. Charles St.

From a technical perspective, there may not be another Baltimore rapper improving at the rate of DDm, and Underhill agrees. "I'm not sure if we can consider DDm a sleeper pick anymore, but I just think he's an exceedingly talented MC, and he's going to be going places in the near future," he said.

TT the Artist

9:30 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Main Lot

When A-list producer, Major Lazer member and all-around booty-shaking music connoisseur Diplo needed a female voice for his 2013 song, "Dat a Freak," he called upon TT the Artist to set off the track. Her set, which will likely include songs she did with another Scapescape artist, Murder Mark, will be sweaty, infectious and unabashed fun.

Weekends

12:15 a.m.-1 a.m. at the Crown

Before they were employees of the Crown, bartender Adam Lempel and manager Brendan Sullivan were Weekends, a noisy garage-rock duo with deceivingly complex songs. Scapescape will be the record release event of Weekends' third album, "New Humans."

• SATURDAY NIGHT

Chiffon

Midnight-1 a.m. at the Crown

Sensual, slow-drip R&B duo Chiffon is made up of Chase O'Hara (who plays solo shows as Winks) and Amy Reid (formerly of InEveryRoom). Their songs have a mesmerizing quality that places heavy emphasis on the beat and feeling of the track.

Ami Dang

8:45 p.m.-9:45 p.m. at the Crown

We haven't received a new album from singer and sitarist Amrita "Ami" Kaur Dang since 2011's "Hukam," but she's been busy nonetheless, most notably including a recent tour of Asia with critics' darling Grimes. Perhaps we'll hear new material from her next full-length, "Sun on Our Skins," Saturday night.

The Great American Canyon Band

8:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m. at the North Lot, 10 W. North Ave.

Praised by NPR and Stereogum, the husband-and-wife duo of Paul and Krystal Jean Masson quietly released "Lost at Sea" in April. With its channeling of Arcade Fire's early anthemic work and the naturalistic folk of Lost in the Trees, the four-track EP is one of the year's best releases by a Baltimore band.

The Lollipops

6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Main Lot