WEDNESDAY:

Baltimore power-poppers the

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Firecrackers

shimmy and shake at the Ottobar with

Polaroid Rage

, the

Coathangers

, and

Hip-hop McDougal

. New York country-rock band

YARN

gets tangled up at the Metro Gallery. Veteran blues-hammer band the

Fabulous Thunderbirds

play Rams Head Tavern. Baltimore’s most excellent screamo/electro/WTF duo

Abiku

loses a lung at the Windup Space with

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Worms of the Earth

, and (heh)

Syphilis Sauna

.

U2

performs at M&T Bank Stadium. Soprano

Amy Alvarez

and music director

Jefferson Turner

deliver two nights, tonight and tomorrow, of “Nothing Like a Dame: The Women of Rodgers and Hammerstein” at An die Musik. The husband/wife folk/Americana guitar duo of

Stacey Earle

and

Mark Stuart

make the trip to Sykesville’s Baldwin’s Station.

Don't miss:

Regents

, a most excellent screamy punk band with some Frodus and Sleepytime Trio blood in it, peels the paint at Charm City Art Space with

Pansori

,

Mothercountry Motherfuckers

(awesome and weird), and

Crisco Thunder

.

THURSDAY:

The Baltimore hardcore/punk rioters of

Octaves

find their perfect pitch at the Ottobar with

Girlfight

,

Canyons

, and

Taigon

; upstairs, omni-beat dance party Kowli Nights returns. Guitar force

Robin Trower

wails all over Rams Head Live.

Stout

brings its straight-up brute-force hardcore back to the Sidebar with Japan’s

Sand

and

Bet the Devil

. The

Manly Deeds

make their monthly bluegrass outing at Joe Squared. Washington, D.C., emo band

Monument

returns to Charm City Art Space with

For Serious This Time

,

Giant Peach

,

Paranoia Agent

, and

Ground Is Lava

. Jazz/rock unit

Quartet Offensive

comes out of hiding at the Windup Space with a new collaboration between Oxes/Microkingdom’s

Marc Miller

and Whoarfrost’s

Jon Lipscomb

.

Joey Belladonna

does Anthrax songs at Bourbon Street with

Ghost of War

, the

Skies Have Shattered

,

Chopper Trike Rebels

, and

Tolerance for Tragedy

.

Don't miss:

An unfuckwithable lineup of electronic ambient/ambientish musicians takes over the Soft House, including the slowly stepping minimal lo-fi melodies of

Zomes

, former Black Dice/Lightning Bolt fellow Hisham Akira Bharoocha performing as

Soft Circle

, Kranky artist

Lichens

, and Baltimore’s

Eachothers

.

FRIDAY:

James Nasty

and

Antonio Harper

’s Physical Education party returns to the Ottobar with guests

Brock Lee

and

Disrupt the Scene

.

Millionaires

get paid, laid at Sonar with

Breathe Electric

,

Christian TV

,

Big Heed and Alien

, and

Set it Off

. DJs

Lil Peazy

and

Illah

control the decks at the Talking Head’s “Hey Ladies” party. Baltimore’s

Monteclair

brings its brightly colored pop-rock to the Metro Gallery with

Me and This Army

,

Gloria Adios

, and

A Cat Called Cricket

. New York’s

Anne Mette Iversen Quartet

celebrates the release of its

Milo Songs

record, jazz tunes inspired by the world of children, at An die Musik.

Jukebox Zeros

, the “Loud-Fast-Rules Garage Punk Rawk ‘N’ Roll band,” play the Sidebar with the

Ripovs

, the

Hi-Gains

, and

Jacob Panic

. Old Teddy Pendergrass sidearm

Karter Jaymes

brings his

Jaymes Gang Band

to the 8X10 with

Dynomites on Planet Earth

and

Andreya Triana

.

Chris Botti

, trumpet player and confirmed beautiful person, performs at Pier Six Pavilion. Baltimore band-of-yore

Dog Fashion Disco

reunites for two nights at Bourbon Street.

Don't miss:

A heaping pile of old-school Maryland weirdness takes over the Windup Space, including

CooCooRockinTime

,

Spidercake

,

Happy Houlihans

,

Go Pills

, the

Tinklers

,

Lurch and Holler

,

Old Songs

, and the

I Don't Cares

.

SATURDAY: Sloan

, the Canadian indie-rock band of yore, takes another lap at the Ottobar with

Hot Kid

,

Gary B and the Notions

, and

Title Tracks

. San Diego gazey lo-fi trio

Tape Deck Mountain

epitomizes something at the Golden West Café with

Grooms

and

Brendan Sullivan

.

Jacob Panic

,

Sweatpants

, and

She Bites

soundtrack the release party for The Disinformation Phase, local poet Chris Toll’s newest collection, at the Metro Gallery. The Ravens Cheerleaders host a benefit for the Ronald McDonald Charities of Baltimore at Rams Head Live with unfunny hater of pit bulls

Mickey Cucchiella

,

Thrill

, and

Breaking Reign

.

Eric Kennedy

, jazz drummer and An die Musik’s current artist in residence, leads a quartet rounded out by Craig Alston, Tarus Marten, and Lafayette Gilchrist. Winnipeg’s

Blackout Brigade

is bruised and broken at the Sidebar with

Point Blank

,

Shelter Shock

,

Kill the Car

, and

Just for Now

. New Orleans band

Papa Grows Funk

sows its seeds at the 8X10 with Island Rebels.

Jerseyband

brings its “lungcore” melange of metal and horn-driven jazz to the Windup Space with

Dr. Nerve

and

Turn Around Norman

.

SUNDAY: Cannabis Corpse

rips some undead bong hits at the Golden West with

Short Bus Pileup

and

Marrow

.

MONDAY:

Oddball indie-pop band

Rosemary Stretch

plays Joe Squared with

Roadside Graves

and

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Community Center

.

Sunlight Ascending

, an awfully pretty postrock band from Detroit, drifts into Charm City Art Space with the

End of the Ocean

, the

Orchid

,

Until Sunrise

, and

Sea of Words

.

TUESDAY: Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

’s weekly party Dig is right on time at Joe Squared.

WEDNESDAY:

Eastern Shore band

Taking Action™

—“if you think our music is too loud your too old,” says its web site—plays the Ottobar with

Dying Design

,

Commonwidit

, and

Beyond Dishonor

. Christian rock band

Red

plays Rams Head Live with

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

,

Taddy Porter

, and

Abused Romance

. Tuscon guitar virtuoso

Aaron Gilmartin

performs at the Creative Alliance.

Don't miss:

Pretty great D.C. death-rock/screamo/other-core band the

Gift

celebrates a record release at the Black Cat with

Lady Piss

and

Suns of Guns.

IN THE WINGS:

The Hard Summer tour hits Bourbon Street July 17 with

Digitalism

,

Caspa

,

Switch

,

Destructo

, and

Dillon Francis

. (For more information visit bourbonstreetbaltimore.com or call [410] 528-8377.)

Ted Nugent

is an all-around awful human being at Rams Head Live July 23. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) Erstwhile Baltimore songwriter

Cass McCombs

comes to the Golden West July 16 with the

Lower Dens

. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call [410] 783-7888.)

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