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Abigail Williams, Octaves, Harvard, Sal Bando, and more

WEDNESDAY:

The 9, a newish singer/songwriter series, takes over the Metro Gallery with

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Justin Trawick

,

Michael Huckleberry

,

Jenny Leigh Freeman

,

Jason Ager

,

Victoria Vox

,

Adam Scott-Wakefield

,

Kevin Heider

,

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Garrett Anderson

, and

Tomas Pagan-Motta

of the Petticoat Tea Room. DJs

King Gilbert

and

Megan

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

THURSDAY: Octaves

bring their post-hardcore/metalcore/artcore napalm to the Ottobar with

Wren Llyod

,

Girlfight

, and more; upstairs, the Kowli Nights techno-plus dance-or-listen party returns. Texas dude-metal band

Oh, Sleeper

plays Sonar with

Skip the Foreplay

.

Miranda Lambert

, a modern country star of the rare actually pretty good variety, performs at 1st Mariner Arena with

Chris Young

and

Jerrod Niemann

.

Diego Garcia

, erstwhile frontman of early-aughts big-indie band Elefant, plays the 8X10. Baltimore whiskey-country outfit

June Star

celebrates a record release at the Windup Space with

Fancy Face

. Baltimore’s the

Manly Deeds

make their monthly old-time outing at Joe Squared Station North.

Don't miss:

Baltimore’s premier crate-digger ethnomusicologist

Ian Nagoski

(an erstwhile

City Paper

contributor) presents selections from his collection ranging in source from Louisiana to the Balkans to the Carpathians at 2640 Space.

FRIDAY: Harvard

brings its proggy out-rock to the Ottobar with

Vinny Vegas

and

Monteclair

; upstairs,

Antonio Harper

and

James Nasty

’s Physical Education weekly brings the beat back. The second edition of the Xscape club/dubstep/hip-hop dance party takes over the Talking Head with

DJ Cliffstarr

.

Crowded Streets

covers the Dave Matthews Band at Rams Head Live.

SuperSharpShooter

, a sax/guitar/drums trio advertised as the “world’s heaviest jam band,” takes aim at the Sidebar with

Attic Dancers

,

Orchester Praževica

, and the

Barrage Band Orchestra

.

Grammy-nominated

lutenist

Ronn McFarlane

performs at An die Musik.

SATURDAY:

Los Angeles black-metal band

Abigail Williams

gets the Talking Head hanged with

Torture Therapy

,

Butcher's Hill

, and more.

VibeSquaD

gets “crunkadelic” at Sonar with

BioDiesel

,

Bassdread

, and

Segway

. Washington, D.C., soul-fusion songwriter

Amij

performs at Rams Head Live with

VC7

. Philly grind-plus-rock band

Gash

lays into the Sidebar with

Human Waste

,

Haldol

, and yet even more heaviness. The

Dave Janesh Trio

does unexpected things with jazz and an accordion at An die Musik. Dub Nation celebrates three years at Baltimore Soundstage with

Vaski

,

Terravita

, and more.

J Pope and the Funk Friday

head up the second episode of the 10th-anniversary season of the Charm City Kitty Club at the Creative Alliance. The

Dialogue

, “a band that has helped spearhead Baltimore’s indie-rock scene,” performs at the Golden West Cafe with

Have Mercy

.

Don't miss:

In collaboration with the Contemporary Museum, the Soft House presents an all-night event of music for drifting/sleeping—“bring a sleeping bag”—with

Andrew Bernstein

,

Grayson Brown

,

Andrew Burt

, the

Bow-Legged Gorilla

,

Renee and Miles Clark

,

Run DMT

,

Meg Rorison

,

Owen Gaertner

, and a whole night’s worth more. The Ottobar hosts a benefit for hardcore scene figure Yury Sanchez with a good smattering of local ear cavers, including

Next Step Up

,

Ballistic

,

Sal Bando

,

Stout

, and lots more. The

Sterling Sisters

make perfectly alien folk music at the Windup Space with

Lurch and Holler

doing Homer’s

Odyssey

,

Omoo Omoo

, and

Jon Lipscomb

.

SUNDAY:

Baltimore garage trio

Sal Bando

, celebrating a record release, delivers its second Ottobar show of the weekend with support from

Squaaks

and

Monster Museum

.

Matt Nathanson

, a rock songwriter apparently quite well known on television, plays Rams Head Live.

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes’ regular singer/songwriter series Roots Cafe returns to An die Musik with Red Sammy’s

Adam Trice

and

Tony Denikos

.

Don't miss:

Dutch free-jazz heavy

Han Bennink

performs at the Windup Space in various collaborations with free-improv fiddle player

Mary Oliver

and suitably luminescent Baltimoreans

Lafayette Gilchrist

,

Michael Formanek

, and

John Dierker

.

MONDAY:

Guess not.

TUESDAY:

Weatherbox

, a “fifth wave emo band with second wave emo band tendencies,” plays the Talking Head with

Montpellier

,

Drunk Monk

, and

Holy Tongues

. Italian goth-metal band

Lacuna Coil

performs at Rams Head Live. The Out of Your Head Collective returns to the Windup Space for your weekly (or bi- or tri-weekly) free-improv fix. The Dig with

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

has you covered for good hardwood and funky breaks at Joe Squared Station North.

WEDNESDAY:

You Me at Six

, a young British major-label pop-punk band, plays the Ottobar. Early-days alt-metal band

Machine Head

burns red at Rams Head Live.

Don't miss:

1000 Fathoms, a new radio show created by

City Paper

Calendar Editor Erin Gleeson, throws a bash at the Windup Space with

Height With Friends

,

Mickey Free

,

Alan Resnick

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, and a live, puppet-based rendition of Dina Kelberman’s

Important Comics

.

IN THE WINGS:

Early-days punk/metal crossover great

Corrosion of Conformity

comes to Sonar March 2 with

Torche

,

Valient Thorr

, and

A Storm of Light

. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call [410] 783-7888.) Latter-day big-indie band

Cults

come to the Ottobar March 3. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Jam band object of affection

Umphrey's McGee

comes to Rams Head Live Feb. 12. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) And ’90s electronica powerhouse the

Crystal Method

comes to Baltimore Soundstage Feb. 23. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com.)

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