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WEDNESDAY:

You Me at Six

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

Machine Head

burns red at Rams Head Live.

THURSDAY:

Sacramento progcore band

A Lot Like Birds

is “nothing like fish” at the Ottobar with

Just Like Vinyl

,

Decoder

, and more. California thrash band

Warbringer

brings war, one supposes, to Sonar.

Post Freedom

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makes straight-ahead Fat Wreck-y punk at the Sidebar with

Widow's Watch

,

Whiff

(of Westminster), and

Dead Women

. The flute-led

Trio Chiaroscuro

brings its “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” four-century-spanning program to An die Musik. Omni-pop singer/songwriter

Raul Midón

performs at Baltimore Soundstage.

Sac Au Lait

does Dixieland at Joe Squared Station North.

Don't miss: Alexander Trust

, a new solo project from Polygons Miguel Sabogal, makes foggy, early-days Warp-y beats at the Metro Gallery with

Winks

,

NARC

, and

Brother Simon

.

FRIDAY:

A new Ped-X party kicks off at Sonar called Itsyourz with

Ruckus

,

Snax

,

Ajaax

,

P-Cef

,

Fatality

, and

Skrobe

. The

Bryson Dudley Band

brings its barroom indie-rock take to

Among Wolves

and

Desert Boys

. Baltimore punk trio

Disarmer

celebrates the release of its aptly titled new tape

This Is Crunch

at the Sidebar with

Glocca Mora

,

Balkan Falcon

, and

GOAT

. Jazz percussionist

Eric Kennedy

performs with his quartet at An die Musik. Georgia college-rock/reggae band

Passafire

needs to fix its web site because its flagged by Chrome for spyware at the 8X10 with

Tomorrow's Bad See

and

Pacific Dub

.

Bosely

does his soul shtick/persona/thing at the Windup Space with

Miss Tess and the Bon Bons

. Jamgrass band

Cornmeal

, uh, mixes with water at Baltimore Soundstage with

Cris Jacobs

.

Straight-Up Tribal

speaks for itself, hopefully, at Joe Squared Station North.

Ballyhoo

, a Baltimore “party band” in that same general category as Sublime, et al, plays Towson’s Recher Theatre. Postrock duo the

Water

comes out of hiding with a new record in tow at the Metro Gallery with

Yeveto

.

SATURDAY: Let the Monkey Go

, a Baltimore-based band with some membership in the Funkadelic family, delivers a “funk experience for adult audiences” at the Ottobar. Alt-metal band

Eye Empire

plays the Talking Head. HeidnSeek Ent. moves its monthly Rock and Soul showcase to the Metro Gallery. Pittsburgh hardcore tough

Killer of Sheep

has blood on its hands at the Sidebar with

Sacri-Fidelis

,

Spoilage

,

Endless Bummer

, and

Hammerthrow

. The

Ebony and Irony Divas

brings their Un-Natural Disasters program to An die Musik.

Splintered Sunligh

t does the Grateful Dead again at the 8X10. The Baltimore Electronic and Techno Electronica Dance Music 2012 Concert is all in a name and then some at the Windup Space with

Hal Schmulowitz

,

Safe2

, the

Synth Tech Project

,

This Is Your Signal

, and more. Late night at the Windup Space finds Brooklyn, N.Y. folk-pop band

Cuddle Magic

.

Papadosio

“attempts to create an inspirational environment for progress and positivity” at Baltimore Soundstage. Soprano

Joy Greene

does “My Funny Valentine” at Germano’s. The

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

does a program center around Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 at the Meyerhoff. Last season’s

The Voice

runner-up Dia Frampton makes this a—hot damn, two—

The Voice

week (see also next Wednesday) here in little ol’ Baltimore at Towson’s Recher Theatre.

Billy B

does nature/science-themed kids-rock at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson.

Don't miss:

Post-Vincent Black Shadow punk band

Murder

celebrates a record release at the Golden West with

Double Negative

,

Triac

, and

Wargames

.

SUNDAY:

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

does its hits at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club,

MONDAY:

Thurston Moore

has already sold out D.C.’s Black Cat with

Kurt Vile

and

Hush Arbors

, but search the usual ticketing alternatives.

Don't miss:

Baltimore death metal great

Misery Index

delivers a seriously intimate mosh pit experience upstairs at the Ottobar for free with

Bet the Devil

.

TUESDAY:

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

make for a fine mid-winter pick-me-up at D.C.’s 9:30 Club. The

Atlantic Guitar Quartet

guests at the first 2012 installment of the Evolution Contemporary Series at An die Musik, titled “Sounds and Sweet Airs” and doing two different musical takes on Shakespeare’s

The Tempest

. The Out of Your Head collective returns to the Windup Space with another round of improv fun.

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napsapce

’s Dig weekly doesn’t rest at Joe Squared Station North.

Scottie B

DJs at Joe Squared Power Plant.

Don't miss:

Heavily buzzed about rapper

A$AP Rocky

takes the mic at Baltimore Soundstage.

WEDNESDAY:

Stray From the Path

makes “alternative hardcore” at the Ottobar with

Cruel Hand

,

Structures

, and more.

Sweet Suicide

, “a heavy melodic female fronted rock/metal band” from Baltimore, plays the Sidebar with

Forbidden Mission

,

No Divide

, and the

Control

.

Saleem

,

Max Beats

, and

Brian Brunsmann

guest at this month’s Boom Bap Society at the Windup Space with residents

Wendel Patrick

and

DJ Dubble8

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. Soul/R&B singer/songwriter

Javier Colon

, of

The Voice

fame, performs at Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Female-fronted hardcore band

War on Women

plays an album release show at the Golden West with

Big Mouth

and readings from

Alice Bag

(of the Bags, yes) and

Donna Lethal

.

IN THE WINGS:

Cults

, kinda the newest indie-pop very big deal, come to the Ottobar March 3 with

Mrs. Magician

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

Boyz II Men

will make love all over you at Rams Head Live March 2. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)

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