The 9, a newish singer/songwriter series, takes over the Metro Gallery with
Jenny Leigh Freeman
of the Petticoat Tea Room. DJs
helm the Won’t Get Fooled Again omni-rock party late-night at the Ottobar.
bring their post-hardcore/metalcore/artcore napalm to the Ottobar with
, and more; upstairs, the Kowli Nights techno-plus dance-or-listen party returns. Texas dude-metal band
plays Sonar with
Skip the Foreplay
, a modern country star of the rare actually pretty good variety, performs at 1st Mariner Arena with
, erstwhile frontman of early-aughts big-indie band Elefant, plays the 8X10. Baltimore whiskey-country outfit
celebrates a record release at the Windup Space with
. Baltimore’s the
make their monthly old-time outing at Joe Squared Station North.
Baltimore’s premier crate-digger ethnomusicologist
contributor) presents selections from his collection ranging in source from Louisiana to the Balkans to the Carpathians at 2640 Space.
brings its proggy out-rock to the Ottobar with
’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
covers the Dave Matthews Band at Rams Head Live.
, a sax/guitar/drums trio advertised as the “world’s heaviest jam band,” takes aim at the Sidebar with
, and the
Barrage Band Orchestra
performs at An die Musik.
Los Angeles black-metal band
gets the Talking Head hanged with
, and more.
gets “crunkadelic” at Sonar with
. Washington, D.C., soul-fusion songwriter
performs at Rams Head Live with
. Philly grind-plus-rock band
lays into the Sidebar with
, 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
, 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
, “a band that has helped spearhead Baltimore’s indie-rock scene,” performs at the Golden West Cafe with
In collaboration with the Contemporary Museum, the Soft House presents an all-night event of music for drifting/sleeping—“bring a sleeping bag”—with
Renee and Miles Clark
, 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
, and lots more. The
make perfectly alien folk music at the Windup Space with
Lurch and Holler
Baltimore garage trio
, celebrating a record release, delivers its second Ottobar show of the weekend with support from
, a rock songwriter apparently quite well known on television, plays Rams Head Live.
contributor Geoffrey Himes’ regular singer/songwriter series Roots Cafe returns to An die Musik with Red Sammy’s
Dutch free-jazz heavy
performs at the Windup Space in various collaborations with free-improv fiddle player
and suitably luminescent Baltimoreans
, a “fifth wave emo band with second wave emo band tendencies,” plays the Talking Head with
. Italian goth-metal band
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
has you covered for good hardwood and funky breaks at Joe Squared Station North.
You Me at Six
, a young British major-label pop-punk band, plays the Ottobar. Early-days alt-metal band
burns red at Rams Head Live.
1000 Fathoms, a new radio show created by
Calendar Editor Erin Gleeson, throws a bash at the Windup Space with
Height With Friends
, and a live, puppet-based rendition of Dina Kelberman’s
IN THE WINGS:
Early-days punk/metal crossover great
Corrosion of Conformity
comes to Sonar March 2 with
A Storm of Light
. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call  783-7888.) Latter-day big-indie band
come to the Ottobar March 3. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.) Jam band object of affection
comes to Rams Head Live Feb. 12. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) And ’90s electronica powerhouse the
comes to Baltimore Soundstage Feb. 23. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com.)