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Xeres, New Media, Pleasure Wizard, and Trapped Under Ice

WEDNESDAY:

Don't miss:

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Baltimore doom/thrash/noise/black-metal band

Pleasure Wizard

makes hell at the Sidebar with

Left and Right

,

Atlas

, and

Tendrills

.

THURSDAY:

Baltimore’s

New Media

“creates a unique landscape of sound and word” at the Ottobar with

Car Party

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and

Like the Stars

. An event called “ELXR: Bass Rush” takes over Sonar with

Kyur4 Gl!tch

,

DJ Beast

, and more.

Sac Au Lait

does Dixieland at Joe Squared Station North.

FRIDAY:

Pianos Become the Teeth

, some of Baltimore’s finest in true-school screamo, celebrates a record release at the Ottobar with

Tiger's Jaw

,

Balance and Composure

, and more. Baltimore MC

Bar Cardy

takes the mic at Sonar with

DJ Sugar Bear

,

Miss Cream

,

Only

, and many more. Los Angeles lo-fi/out-folk project

Emperor X

plays the Golden West with

Other Colors

.

Badfish

pays tribute to Sublime, which is a touring and recording band again, at Rams Head Live with

Yellow Dubmarine

,

Scotty Don't

, and the

Substance

. Baltimore jazz drummer

Eric Kennedy

returns to An die Musik with backing lineup TBA. J

ack Everly and the Brothers Gershwin

do two nights and a Sunday day show at the Meyerhoff.

ZO2

, of the American television series

Z Rock

, performs at Towson’s Recher Theatre.

Don't miss:

Baltimore queer-art-rock-lo-fi-fuzz-pop finery the

Degenerettes

celebrate an album release at the Metro Gallery with

Saddle of Centaur

,

Schwervon!

, and

Snacks

. Guests

Rapdragons

,

Rip Knoxx

, and

Phoebe Jean

make for a packed night at this month’s Deep in the Game party at the Hippo, with DJ residents

Cexman

,

Mark Brown

, and the

Schwarz

.

SATURDAY:

Mass Movement

, an indeed massive and free night of tough-guy hardcore (and a bit beyond) big names, inspires many a sketchy circle pit at Sonar with

Trapped Under Ice

,

Next Step Up

,

Down To Nothing

,

Rival Mobs

, and many more. The

Legwarmers

do the ‘80s at Rams Head Live. Blues guitar hero Johnny Winter does two nights (with his band, making the proper billing the

Johnny Winter Band

) at Annapolis Rams Head Tavern.

Duo Amaral

do omni-classical guitar compositions at An die Musik. Baltimore live band hip-hop standard

Soul Cannon

performs at the Windup Space with the

Water

. Charm City Art Space hosts two shows today with an afternoon of hardcore from

Poison Planet

,

In Between

, and

Ragdoll

, and a regular evening hours show from Baltimore pop-punk bands of varying stripes including

D'Artagnan

,

Paul Newman and the Ride Home

,

Letteropener

,

Atlas At Last

, and

Sweat Life

.

Balti Mare

brings its Balkan dance party good times to the Creative Alliance with the

Barrage Band

.

Don't miss:

Baltimore postpunk band-of-yore the

Grey March

plays another reunion show at the Ottobar with

Condor

and the

Unknown

.

SUNDAY:

Arbouretum’s

Dave Heumann

DJs upstairs at the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

New York reeds heavy

Marty Ehrlich

leads an all-star band for the 2012 2nd Sunday Jazz Series opener at the Windup Space, including

Dave Ballou

,

John Dierker

,

Michael Formanek

,

Lafayette Gilchrist

, and

Eric Kennedy

.

MONDAY:

The Bohemian Coffee Shop hosts its weekly jazz duet, performers as yet unknown.

TUESDAY:

D.C. chamber-core band

Star FK Radium

plays the Sidebar with

Adelyn Rose

,

Adrian Mathenia

, and

Kalispell

. Pop-rock guitar champ

Eric Johnson

brings his

Electric Band

to Baltimore Soundstage with

Dreamboat Armada

.

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

’s weekly Dig breaks/funk party returns to Joe Squared Station North.

Scottie B

mans the decks at Joe Squared Station North.

Don't miss:

Xerxes

, a pretty great Louisville hardcore/screamo outfit sounding kinda like Orchid or Pg. 99, plays Charm City Art Space with

Code Orange Kids

,

Tigerscout

, and

Voyage in Coma

.

WEDNESDAY:

Boston punk band

Burning Streets

lays into the Sidebar with

Universal Remonster

,

Trashkanistan

, and

Ahab's Revenge

.

Bootsy Collins

brings the funk to Baltimore Soundstage. Baltimore-bred cellist

Esme Devra West

performs solo at 2640 Space.

IN THE WINGS:

Way early-days punk/metal crossover band

English Dogs

comes to the Ottobar Feb. 10 with the

Casualties

and

Toxic Holocaust

. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.)

Voodoo Glow Skulls

are still a band at Sonar Feb. 11 (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call [410] 783-7888.) Newish Baltimore heavy music meeting-of-the-minds

Murder

celebrates a record release at the Golden West Feb. 4 with

Double Negative

,

Triac

, and

Wargames

. (For more information visit goldenwestcafe.com.)

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