WEDNESDAY:

South Africa’s

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MartyParty

starts a bass party at Baltimore Soundstage with

Eliot Lipp

. New Jersey pop-punk five-piece

Man Overboard

circles back at the Ottobar with

Handguns

and

Seahaven

.

Lock Up

, a UK grindcore supergroup with folks from bands such as 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.

THURSDAY:

Punk-plus DJ night Terminal Love returns to the Ottobar with some combination of residents

Little Dana

,

Tony Pence

,

Adam Savage

, and

Simon Phoenix

. A dubstep/electro-y-looking night called ELXR:REMIX takes over the Talking Head with

Uncle Jesse

,

Beast

,

DJ McBunce

,

Cho-Li

, and

Jessi Love

. Oregon indie-folk six-piece

Blind Pilot

aborts landing at Rams Head Live with Maryland folk-pop outfit

Cotton Jones

. The

Mandroids

guest at the newest edition of the Sidebar’s More Gore horror-flick series, tonight showing Chris LaMartina’s

President's Day

and

Chopping Mall

.

IRIS

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

Jumpcuts

celebrate an album release at the Windup Space with

Ichitcuts

and the

Sneaks

. Undersung Baltimore singer/songwriter

Reina Williams

performs at Joe Squared Station North.

Cedric Gervais

guests at Mosiac’s fairly self-explanatory Bassdrop party. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner brings her

Flock of Dimes

solo/side project to Washington, D.C.’s Black Cat with

Other Colors

and

Foul Swoops

.

Zola Jesus

brings her full-throated darkside electro-pop to D.C.’s U Street Music Hall.

Biohazard

and

Madball

make hell at Towson’s Recher Theatre.

Don't miss:

For fans of quadrophonic sound and the Nondeterministic Synthesis Engine, Baltimore Technology Overdrive hosts RTFM at the Red Room at Normal’s Books and Records, a night of musical future-tech and otherwise experimentation, featuring

Andrea Pensado

,

Jesse Stiles

,

Morten J Olsen

, and

Patrick McMinn

.

FRIDAY:

Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner brings her

Flock of Dimes

solo/side project to the Soft House tonight. The Girls Rule! “all-female artist/vocalist dance party” takes over the Ottobar downstairs, while weekly club night Physical Education bangs on upstairs with resident DJs

Antonio Harper

and

James Nasty

.

They Might Be Giants

are pretty much just giants at Rams Head Live with

Corn Mo

. Local horror-punk quartet

Dead End Lane

plays the Sidebar with the

Scotch Bonnets

, the

Converted

, and the

Rockaway Beach Boys

.

Third Millennium Ensemble

sticks to contemporary chamber compositions at An die Musik.

Bonerama

makes “New Orleans brass funk rock” at the 8X10 with

Dawgone

.

Bobby E. Lee and the Sympathizers

grab Joe Squared by the balls (thanks for that one, gents). Bassist/improviser/composer

Thomas Helton

performs at the Red Room with support from

Jesse Haas

,

Nicholas Horner

, and

Kate Porter

. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra does its “Genius of Mozart” program at the Meyerhoff. Goth-pop violinist

Emilie Autumn

performs at Towson’s Recher Theatre.

DJ Guillermo Brown

keeps 2640 Space moving with a salsa fundraiser for Casa Baltimore/Limay.

Ama Chandra

,

Bashi Rose

,

Dance and Bmore

,

DishiBem Traditional Contemporary Dance Group

,

Jonathan Gilmore

, and many more pay tribute to the great Nina Simone—through a variety of media and art forms—at the Creative Alliance. Baltimore hip-hop collective

Height With Friends

performs at the Golden West Café with Food for Animals affiliates

Disturbed Individuals

,

Ceschi

, and

Collectible Humans

. The

Hot Club of Detroit

makes gypsy jazz at Germano’s Trattoria.

Don't miss:

Four Hours of Funk returns to the Windup Space for SAD therapy fun with DJs

Exclaime

and

Fleg

.

SATURDAY: No Divide

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

Border State

and

Gus's Goatee

. Saxophonist

Tim Berne

’s new band

Snakeoil

plays two shows at An die Musik. Pirate Rob’s Birthday Bash brings a whole bunch of Baltimore-and-beyond alt-type bands to Rams Head Live, including

Pasadena

,

Bond and Bentley

,

Minlus and McCracken

, the

Grilled Lincolns

, and many more. The Sidebar hosts the fifth edition of its annual Clash tribute night with

Thee Lexington Arrows

, the

Evokatones

,

Blinding Eye Dog

, and more.

Psycho Killers

do the Talking Heads at the 8X10 with the

14th Circuit

. D.C.’s

Bellflur

makes “thinking man’s indie rock” at the Windup Space with

Yellow Raincoat

and

Joseph Mulhollen

. Drum ‘n’ bass hero

Dieselboy

headlines a new edition of Dub Nation at Baltimore Soundstage with

Numbernin6

and

Big Chocolate

. A now 20-year-old

Less Than Jake

keeps on keeping on at the Recher Theatre.

Don't miss:

Detroit MC and J Dilla collaborator

Guilty Simpson

headlines the “Forever Shining” tribute to said legendary producer at the Ottobar with

Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey

—J Dilla’s mom—

DJ Harvey Dent

,

Ronnie Don

,

DJ Mills

, and many more.

SUNDAY:

The indie-rock-tilted Issac.Shane Fest 5 takes over the Ottobar downstairs with the

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Doopadooz

,

Wren Lloyd

,

Deuce Deuce

, the

Dialogue

, the

Sneaks

, and more; upstairs,

Gary B

performs sans Notions with

Lettis

and

Charlie Jamison

. The cello/percussion duo of

Fernando Rocha and Elise Pittenger

do a range of contemporary classical/chamber pieces at An die Musik for a late-afternoon show. Philly’s

Gods and Queens

make heyday post-hardcore at the Windup Space with

Highway Cross

,

Crimes

, and

We Are Black Birds

. Hey Monday’s

Cassadee Pope

goes solo at Baltimore Soundstage.

Eddie Brock

delivers several minutes of screaming, grindy hell to Charm City Art Space with

Swamps

,

Unite Resist

,

Lapse

,

American Womanhood

, and

Caust

. Nashville garage-rock trio

Natural Child

plays the Golden West with the

Slow Jerks

,

Nightmare Boyzzz

, and

Habibi

.

MONDAY: Chris Webby

, yet another college-guy MC, takes the mic at the Ottobar.

Yasiin Bey

, the artist/actor formerly known as Mos Def, performs at D.C.’s 9:30 Club.

TUESDAY:

Bronx MC and 2011

XXl

Freshman Class member

Fred the Godson

performs at the Ottobar with

Gist

, the

Essence

, and more. The Out of Your Head Collective returns to the Windup Space for another round of improv/new-music spontaneous collaboration.

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

satisfy all of your breakdancing/watching breakdancing needs at Joe Squared Station North.

Scottie B

spins his weekly pizza party at Joe Squared Power Plant.

WEDNESDAY

:

Don't miss:

Psych throwback

Amen Dunes

perform at the Golden West with

Mountains

and

Vlonde

.

IN THE WINGS:

Boyz II Men

are, 20 years later, firmly men at Rams Head Live March 2. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)

Jon Anderson

of Yes comes to Baltimore Soundstage March 8. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com.) The NOVO festival of instrumental music returns to the Windup Space March 9 and 10 for its third year, with

Ike Shark

,

Hard Knox

,

Time Columns

,

We Used to Be Family

, and more. (For more information visit thewindupspace.com or call [410] 244-8855.)

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