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Black Stone Cherry, English Dogs, Toy Store Riot, Die Antwoord

WEDNESDAY: Wayne Static

, aka the dude with the hair from Static X, performs at Towson’s Recher Theatre.

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THURSDAY:

Dude-rock band

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Black Stone Cherry

plays Rams Head Live with

Cavo

. Bridge 9 hardcore band

Death Before Dishonor

unloads all over the Sidebar with

Barricade

,

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Get Railed

, and

Shedding Skin

. New Orleans funk band

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

plays the 8X10. A bunch of local folk and folk-like things fill out the Windup Space for an Epiphysis Foundation showcase—said foundation being a New York-based record label of sorts—including the

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Woolly Moon

,

American Folklore

,

Viking Moses

, and more.

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Don't miss:

I.R.I.S.

, a most-impressive collection of jazz, chamber, and electro-acoustic forward-thinkers led by accordion player Andrea Perkins, performs at An die Musik.

FRIDAY:

Early-days punk/metal crossover band

English Dogs

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hump the Ottobar’s leg with the

Casualties

,

Toxic Holocaust

, and more. The Welcome to the Court hip-hop scene mixer-type-thing returns to Sonar with

DJ Cliffstarr

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. Who’s Bad:

The World's #1 Michael Jackson Tribute Band

is at Rams Head Live. The

GTVs

and

DJ Matt Walter

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guest at

Amanda Otto

’s monthly mod party at the Sidebar. The

Third Millennium Ensemble

does new/present-day chamber music at An die Musik. The

John K Band

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, featuring the guy from the band Further, performs at the 8X10. Rarely seen local out-rock gem

Lo Moda

comes out of hiding with a new EP at the Windup Space with

Monster Museum

. New Orleans bounce star

Big Freedia

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makes the Golden West Cafe a very sweaty place to be with

Schwarz

and

Lemz

. Italy’s

Drekka

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and Indiana’s

Canid

make haunted soundtracks, drones, and other things less nameable at the Red Room at Normal’s Books and Records with

Gay Shapes

and

Them, There

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. The

BSO Superpops

does three nights of its Valentine’s Day program at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with conductor

Jack Everly

and pianist/vocalist

Tony DeSare

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Don't miss:

Baltimore country singer Arty Hill does a program of duets at the Creative Alliance with such folks as Susan Alcorn, Michael Raitzyk, Mink Stole, and more.

SATURDAY:

German deep-house duo

Âme

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makes its first-ever Baltimore appearance at newish Mount Vernon club E-Villa’s Valentine’s Day bash.

Eldersburg pop-punk band

Playtime Revenue

heads up the Ottobar’s Valentine’s Day “bashacre” with Younger Years and

Ninety Six Ghosts

. The Manta Ray Death Festival takes over the Talking Head with

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Chopper Trike Rebs

,

Purgatory Earth

,

True Unholy Death

,

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Carthage

, and

Hell in Attica

.

Voodoo Glow Skulls

are still a band at Sonar with

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Skyfox

,

Idleminds

, and

Toy Store Riot

.

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No Divide

brings its prog-hued indie-rock to the Metro Gallery with

Border State

and

Gus's Goatee

.

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Roomful of Blues

is pretty self-explanatory at Rams Head Live with the

Nighthawks

.

Snakeoil

, saxophone deep-thinker/out-jazz heavy Tim Berne’s new band, performs at An die Musik. Drum ‘n’ bass hero

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Dieselboy

headlines a new edition of Dub Nation at Baltimore Soundstage with

Numbernin6

and

Big Chocolate

. Baltimore country singer

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Robert Mitchell

plays Joe Squared Station North. Philly hardcore band

Reign Supreme

is not even fucking around at Charm City Art Space with

Agitator

,

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Cop Problem

,

Carrying the Fire

, and

Debtor

. New York singer/songwriter

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Sharon Van Etten

plays Washington D.C.’s Black Cat with

Shearwater

.

Don't miss:

A bunch of locals do their favorite love songs at the Windup Space for the Slow Down, including such folks as Lower Den

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Jana Hunter

, Wye Oak’s

Jenn Wasner

, the

Creepers

,

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Lexie Mountain

(the Short List’s roommate), and many more.

SUNDAY: Die Antwoord

hopes you’re still paying attention at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club. Jam favorite

Umphrey's McGee

plays Rams Head Live. The cello/percussion duo of

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Fernando Rocha and Elise Pittenger

do a range of contemporary classical/chamber pieces at An die Musik for a late-afternoon show. Seattle blue-eyed soul guy

Allen Stone

performs at the 8X10 with

Tommy and the High Pilots

and

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Mark Hopkins and the Hotel

. New York jazz sax heavy

Darius Jones

does Creative Differences’ Second Sunday Series at the Windup Space. Hey Monday’s

Cassadee Pope

goes solo at Baltimore Soundstage. The Bassdrop party returns to Mosaic with guest DJ

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Peace Treaty

.

Don't miss:

Baltimore psych-rock rising star the

Pilgrim

delivers a free show upstairs at the Ottobar with

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Slow Bull

.

MONDAY:

Blues guy

Tab Benoit

does two nights at Annapolis Rams Head Tavern. Indie-rolk singer/songwriter

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Ariel Rubin

puts a hush over the Sidebar with

Victoria Vox

,

Letita Van Sant

, and

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Sea Couch

. Chicago punk band

All Eyes West

is going the total wrong direction at the Sidebar with

Sal Bando

and

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TNV

.

TUESDAY:

The Out of Your Head collective goes all-in for improv once again at the Windup Space.

Landis Expandis

and

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DJ Napspace

’s funk/breaks party the Dig returns to Joe Squared Station North. Scottie B is apparently now a weekly fixture at Joe Squared Power Plant.

Don't miss:

Pianist

Adam Tendler

does John Cage’s masterwork

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Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano

at 2640 Space as part of the Mobtown Modern series.

WEDNESDAY:

New Jersey pop-punk five piece

Man Overboard

circles back at the Ottobar with Handguns and

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Seahaven

.

Lock Up

, a UK grindcore supergronp with folks from bands like Napalm Death and Cradle of Filth, plays Sonar with

Goatwhore

,

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Strong Intention

, and

Krass Judgement

. Nippon Motion, a new monthly night celebrating all things indie-Japan, takes over the Sidebar with host

Rob Perry

.

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IN THE WINGS: Secret Mountains

and

Arbouretum

, both of which are sitting on new material, come to the Ottobar March 8 with

Sri Aurobindo

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

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Suffocation

comes to Frederick’s Cafe 611 with

Shotgun Surgery

,

Strong Intention

, and

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Inhumation

. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call [410] 783-7888.)

Balkan Beat Box

cuts the sounds of Eastern Europe with American punk at Rams Head Live March 8. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)


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