brings its 20th-anniversary tour to the Ottobar with
; upstairs at the club, Terminal Love returns with some combination of DJs
spinning punk and various other heavy-side stuff. Los Angeles alt-rock outfit the
Airborne Toxic Event
plays Rams Head Live. World-jazz quartet
performs at An die Musik.
, a newish Baltimore heavy-surf band (notably outside of the shit-fuck everything-surf trend) drawn from a bunch of other bands including the Baltimore Spoke Ensemble and Marrow, plays the Sidebar with
, the English funk four-piece, perform at Baltimore Soundstage. Roots-rap ensemble
Saleem and the Music Lovers
take over Joe Squared Power Plant. Desert-rock heavy
is naturally touring behind a classic album,
In Search Of . . .
, at Washington D.C.’s Black Cat with
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Joan of Arc at the Stake
at the Meyerhoff.
Secret Weapon Dave
bring their Down To Funk party back to the Golden West Cafe for cold-weather dance good times. France’s
takes beatboxing to strange and unique places for a vocal artist—drone, avant-noise—at Floristree with
. The bluegrass/old-time duo of
David McLaughlin and Joe Herrmann
plays Sykesville’s Baldwin’s Station.
, Baltimore garage-pop duo and perpetual local opener, gets a moment in the sun at the Metro Gallery with
Baltimore synth-wave trio
comes off hiatus at the Ottobar with
. Local hip-hop collective
Height With Friends
packs into the Golden West with
Mickey Free and Secret Weapon Dave
. Nashville-by-way-of-Baltimore indie duo
Judd and Maggie
have a homecoming of sorts at the Metro Gallery with
Romania and the Jaabs
. Folk-pop singer-songwriter
performs at Rams Head Live. The
Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble
makes chamber-jazz at An die Musik. The
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
knows its audience at the 8X10. The
Peabody Symphony Orchestra
provides the score for
The Rake's Progress
opera at the Lyric tonight and Sunday.
Four Hours of Funk returns to the Windup Space with house music collective
and resident DJs
The Super Art Fight live art competition returns for another edition at the Ottobar with music from
. The Flight Of the Valkyries female-fronted metal festival takes over Sonar with
, and two rooms worth more. Fugazi’s
performs solo at the Golden West with
. Pedal steel high-master
to Rams Head Live with
. Jazz pianist
performs with her quartet at An die Musik. Baltimore out-psych notables the
Solar Temple Suicides
bring their swirl to the Sidebar with
Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor
Old Man Brown
plays “original rock, blues, soul, and funk” at the 8X10.
, of Dysrhytmia and Gorguts technical/prog-metal fame, goes solo at the Windup Space with
Feast of the Epiphany
. Celtic Thunder’s
also goes solo at Baltimore Soundstage.
guest at vol. 31 of Dub Nation at Towson’s Recher Theatre. Cuneiform Records’ avant-garde celebration Cuneifest takes over Orion Studios for its “rock day” with
Alec K. Redfearn and the Eye Sores
Old hardcore standard
stirs up the pit at the Ottobar with
Bet the Devil
Behind the Madness
bring their fuzz-rock throwback to the Golden West with
. The Smokers Club Tour [insert weed joke here] at Rams Head Live with
, and more. Benefitting the Music 4 More program, the Windup Space hosts the Band to Band Combat competition, with the winner going on to play the 2011 Downtown Countdown at the Hyatt Regency.
Cuneiform Records’ Cuneifest takes over Metro Gallery for its second day with avant-jazz/alien-jazz from
Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown
Carlo De Rosa's Cross-Fade
, and the
plays the Ottobar with
Clear for Takeoff
, the chain-wallet, cowpunk icons, return to the Ottobar with
. The Out of Your Head collective delivers yet another night of improv exploration at the Windup Space.
’ weekly boombox/funk/breakdance party Dig returns to Joe Squared.
Anti-folk big name
to the Golden West with the
Tay-land Promo brings in another batch of local MCs for its Trend Setters night at the Talking Head, including
, and many more. Fairly solid DFA new-disco unit
plays D.C.’s 9:30 Club. The
says farewell at Rams Head Live. The
just can’t stop it at Baltimore Soundstage.
IN THE WINGS:
Erykah Badu and the Cannabinoids
bring New Amerykah to Rams Head Live Dec. 2. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) Noted Juggalo
(Anybody Killah, to the government) takes his Holiday Blast to Sonar Dec. 4. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call  783-7888.) Baltimore super-favorites