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Evokatones, Jimmy Ha Ha, Ozomatli, Black Angel Down, and more...

WEDNESDAY:

The Moombahton Massive takes over U-Street Music Hall with the postgenre genre’s originator Dave Nada’s project

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Nadastrom

,

Sabo

,

Bro Safari

, and

Pickster One

. Kinda confounding metal/punk/other band

Jucifer

plays Sonar with

Fortress

,

Harlequin Ichthyosis

, and

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Radical Discharge

.

Dar Stellabotta

brings her blend of hip-hop, folk, and punk (“Darstyle”) to the Sidebar with the Brown FISH’s

Jahiti

.

THURSDAY:

Baltimore reggae regulars the

Evokatones

might just do some skankin’ at the Ottobar with the

Players

; upstairs, punk-plus DJ night Terminal Love returns. DJs

Cliffstarr

and

Anchor

and hosts

Ambush

and

Penthouse

helm this month’s Welcome 2 the Court hip-hop mixer event at Soar.

Vlonde

, aka Chris Day of the band Witch Hat, makes post-ambient synthscapes at the Metro Gallery for the BOUM closing party with

Bamboo

and

Nest

. Jimmy Ha Ha—you know Jimmy Ha Ha—hosts the “Ha Ha Night of Acoustic Jams and Comedy” at the 8X10 with

Adverse Reaction

,

Nelly's Echo

, and more. Pianist

Olga Kern

guests with the

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

for a program centered around Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Maine folk duo the

Squid Jiggers

perform at Sykesville’s Baldwin’s Station.

Don't miss:

The

MANTRA Percussion Ensemble

does Michael Gordon’s

Timber

for six simantras—basically, pieces of wood as percussive instruments—to delirious effect at 2640 Space.

FRIDAY:

The Ottobar splits into two dance parties: downstairs, the Girls Rule! all-female artist/vocalist pop party takes over, while upstairs, Physical Education goes somewhat harder with DJs

James Nasty

and

Antonio Harper

.

Part Death

makes part-death-metal thrash metal at Sonar. Baltimore heavy-psych band

Bad Liquor Pond, celebrating an album release,

sticks to rail at Sonar with the

Flying Eyes

and the

Slow Jerks

.

Lush Farm

brings its sharp-enough groove-aware indie-rock take to the Metro Gallery with

Asexual Woods

,

Victims of Experience

, and

Orange Horse

. Brooklyn, N.Y.’s

Zvoov

marries postrock to postjazz at the Sidebar with

Time Columns

,

Troops of Echoes

, and the

Deaf Scene

. Chamber saxophonist

Jeremiah Baker

unleashes his

Inner Demon

(a composition) at An die Musik. Singer/songwriter

Garrett Anderson

celebrates a record release at the 8X10 with

3 Fifths

. Four Hours of Funk returns to the Windup Space for breaks/funk/future-funk sweaty good-times. The painful-to-type Schlongtasm: 29 mini-fest takes over Joe Squared courtesy of Airaid Records, with

Easy, Cowboy

;

El Sledge (+)

;

Jason and the Butchers

; and

OHO

. Baltimore’s

Bad Biology

makes good noise-rock at Charm City Art Space with

Tideland

,

Fire Bison

,

Unfair Roots

,

Christopher Nobody and the Nothing

, and

Sinclair

.

SATURDAY: Ozomatli

makes world-fusion music for the cools at 9:30 Club. A well-aged and reunited

Dru Hill

perform at Rams Head Live with

Sisqo

, who may or may not unleash the dragon, and

Black Angel Down

. If the Sidebar has a “crew” of Sidebar bands, it might look a little something like tonight:

S1ngleton

,

MisEuphoria

,

Save the Empire

,

A Life Less Ordinary

, and

Matt Pless

.

World Jazz Band Veronneau

is, indeed, all in a name at An die Musik. A band called

Hangdog

takes its “influences in rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, bluegrass, and even a touch of punk and country” to the 8X10. The Red Room at Normal’s Books and Records does something a little different with tonight’s Subtle Bodies program of “diffuse,” quiet music from the trios of

Andrew Hayleck, Paul Neidhardt, and Tyler Wilcox

and

Bonnie Jones, Kristian Weeks, and John Berndt

. Victory Records alt-grunge band

Taproot

plays Towson’s Recher Theatre.

Don't miss:

Erstwhile Baltimorean

Cass McCombs

makes another swing through town at the Ottobar with

Frank Fairfield

and

Walker and Jay

. The A389 Records anniversary bash takes over Sonar with an all-room, gonna-sell-out heavy music droolfest including luminaries

Eyehategod

,

Integrity

,

Gehenna

,

Pulling Teeth

,

Magrundergrind

, and lots and lots more.

SUNDAY:

There Where’s the Band? Tour takes over the Ottobar with a collection of various dudes—such as

Chris Conley

and

Matt Pryor

—from Saves the Day, Bayside, the Get Up Kids, and more. Piano virtuoso

Matthew Odell

performs at An die Musik.

Sabrina Chap

brings her “cabaret burlesque Americana” to the Windup Space with banjo player/yodeler

Curtis Eller

.

Don't miss:

The

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

does Richard Strauss’ tone poem

Also Sprach Zarathustra

—popularized via

2001: A Space Odyssey

—at the Meyerhoff.

MONDAY: Gardening Not Architecture

makes “soundtracky stuff” at the Ottobar with the

Baby Grand. DJ James Nasty

keeps Monday interesting at Joe Squared Power Plant.

TUESDAY:

Detroit pop-rock-hair outfit

Rocky Loves Emily

plays the Ottobar. Roots hero

Steve Earle

performs solo at the way-small Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis.

Brent Madsen

,

Dan Ryan

,

John Dierker

,

Mike Kuhl

, and

Mike Ross

go into the Out of Your Head new-music collider at the Windup Space.

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

’s Dig weekly returns to Joe Squared.

Scottie B

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spins old-school hip-hop at Joe Squared Power Plant.

WEDNESDAY:

DJs

King Gilbert

and

Megan

helm the Won’t Get Fooled Again omni-rock party late-night at the Ottobar.

IN THE WINGS:

Jimmie's Chicken Shack

does its “first headlining show in Baltimore in two years” at Rams Head Live Feb. 4 with

Lower Class Citizens

and the

Niki Barr Band

. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) Baltimore dance-pop insurgent

White Life

comes to the Ottobar Feb. 23 with

DDm

and

Dope Body

. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Drum’n’bass/electro-bass hero

Dieselboy

comes to Baltimore Soundstage Feb. 18. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com.)

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