Nadastrom performs at Moonrise Festival on Aug. 8.
Nadastrom performs at Moonrise Festival on Aug. 8. (Courtesy/Nadastrom)

WEDNESDAY: Philly punks Beach Slang play the Metro Gallery with Advlts and Spill. Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot's 50 Years On The Carefree Highway Tour stops at Pier Six Pavilion.

THURSDAY: The Rebirth Brass Band fuses traditional New Orleans brass band music with more modern styles at Rams Head Live. Baltimore grindcore band Musket Hawk plays the Sidebar with Cave Swimmers, Sunburster, and more. Don't miss: Ohio garage-rock band Heartless Bastards, whose recent release "Restless Ones" is among The Short List's favorite albums of 2015, headline WTMD's First Thursday concert series at Canton Waterfront Park with Saint Motel and Jesse Malin.


FRIDAY: Lauryn Hill will either remind everyone why she was a superstar in the '90s or show up late and piss everyone off at Pier Six Pavilion, with industry plant Raury opening. Aberdeen pop-punk band Ballyhoo! performs at Power Plant Live. London-based '90s shoegaze throwbacks Yuck play the Metro Gallery with Hurry and Joy Classic. Texan country singer-songwriter Granger Smith a.k.a. Earl Dibbles Jr. at Rams Head Live. Local reggae rockers Bumpin' Uglies play the 8x10 with Pasadena. The Thurston Moore Band plays indie guitar swing at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. Don't miss: Baltimore rapper King Los, whose album "God, Money, War" recently debuted at No. 68 on the Billboard 200, opens for Machine Gun Kelly at Baltimore Soundstage.

SATURDAY: Invisible Majority* presents Pangeafest, an outdoor festival at the Y Not Lot (at 4 W. North Ave.), with headlining sets from Brooklyn underground rap veteran Jean Grae and Baltimore beat genius Blaqstarr, who just released the new album "Element Paranormal." Pimlico Race Course hosts the EDM-heavy Moonrise Festival this weekend, kicking off tonight with Bassnectar, Nadastrom, Big Gigantic, Zomboy, and dozens more. California rap duo Audio Push, who evolved from the Jerkin' scene to become one of the more interesting rap groups on the West Coast, performs at Baltimore Soundstage with Snow Tha Product, Cypher Clique, and more. Alive '75 pays tribute to Kiss at Rams Head Live with Rush cover band kRUSH. One of Baltimore indie rock's more powerful live acts, Us And Us Only, plays the Metro Gallery with Teen Suicide and Amanda Glasser. The 2015 Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion features a killer lineup of soul music from the inimitable Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Floetry, Estelle, and more. Sublime With Rome, the nasty little cash grab featuring only one member of the popular '90s band Sublime, headlines Pier Six Pavilion with Rebelution, Pepper, and Mickey Avalon. Tonight the Ottobar is headlined by Brazilian Girls, who are neither Brazilian nor all women . . . discuss. Don't miss: British boy-band phenomenon One Direction is not a guilty pleasure, has an absurdly high number of great pop/rock songs on its four blockbuster albums, and is headlining M&T Bank Stadium tonight.

SUNDAY: Above & Beyond headline the second night of the Moonrise Festival at Pimlico Race Course along with Dillon Francis, Dieselboy, and, surprisingly, R&B star Ty Dolla $ign. Radiohead drummer Phil Selway brings his solo material to the Fillmore Silver Spring. Don't miss: Catch a matinee show at noon at Charm City Art Space with local thrash band Enemy Insects along with Foreseen, Noisem, and more.

MONDAY: Your Short List correspondent's new band Golden Beat (with members of Monument, They Move On Threads, and Private Eleanor) makes its live debut in a happy hour show at Zissimos Bar with veteran Washington, D.C. band The Caribbean. An die Musik hosts its Monday night Peabody Student Jazz showcase.

TUESDAY: Washington, D.C.-based Americana band The Bumper Jacksons perform at Pagoda Hill in Patterson Park. Louisville, Kentucky indie band The Quiet Hollers play the Sidebar with Ol' Blue Eyes. Don't miss: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band mix up blues, gospel, folk, and country at the Hippodrome.

WEDNESDAY: Brooklyn punk quartet Chumped plays the Metro Gallery with Cayetana, Thin Lips, and Natural Velvet. Gaithersburg jam band LITZ continues its August residency at the 8x10. Don't miss: Prog rock legends Yes, minus brilliant bassist Chris Squire, who passed away in June, co-headline Pier Six Pavilion with Toto.

IN THE WINGS: Brit psych rockers Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats will come to Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 11. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call [410] 244-0057.) The Luna Light Music & Arts Festival will feature dance music under the stars from Papadosio, Michael Menert, Zoogma, and more on Darlington, Maryland festival grounds Oct. 1- 4. (For more information visit lunalightfestival.com.)

*A previous version of the Short List misnamed the organizers of Pangeafest. City Paper regrets the error.