starts a bass party at Baltimore Soundstage with
. New Jersey pop-punk five-piece
circles back at the Ottobar with
, a UK grindcore supergroup with folks from bands such as Napalm Death and Cradle of Filth, plays Sonar with
. Nippon Motion, a new monthly night celebrating all things indie-Japan, takes over the Sidebar with host Rob Perry.
Punk-plus DJ night Terminal Love returns to the Ottobar with some combination of residents
. A dubstep/electro-y-looking night called ELXR:REMIX takes over the Talking Head with
. Oregon indie-folk six-piece
aborts landing at Rams Head Live with Maryland folk-pop outfit
guest at the newest edition of the Sidebar’s More Gore horror-flick series, tonight showing Chris LaMartina’s
, a most-impressive collection of jazz, chamber, and electro-acoustic forward-thinkers led by accordion player Andrea Parkins, performs at An die Musik.
celebrate an album release at the Windup Space with
. Undersung Baltimore singer/songwriter
performs at Joe Squared Station North.
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
brings her full-throated darkside electro-pop to D.C.’s U Street Music Hall.
make hell at Towson’s Recher Theatre.
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
Morten J Olsen
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
They Might Be Giants
are pretty much just giants at Rams Head Live with
. Local horror-punk quartet
Dead End Lane
plays the Sidebar with the
, and the
Rockaway Beach Boys
Third Millennium Ensemble
sticks to contemporary chamber compositions at An die Musik.
makes “New Orleans brass funk rock” at the 8X10 with
Bobby E. Lee and the Sympathizers
grab Joe Squared by the balls (thanks for that one, gents). Bassist/improviser/composer
performs at the Red Room with support from
. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra does its “Genius of Mozart” program at the Meyerhoff. Goth-pop violinist
performs at Towson’s Recher Theatre.
DJ Guillermo Brown
keeps 2640 Space moving with a salsa fundraiser for Casa Baltimore/Limay.
Dance and Bmore
DishiBem Traditional Contemporary Dance Group
, 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
Hot Club of Detroit
makes gypsy jazz at Germano’s Trattoria.
Four Hours of Funk returns to the Windup Space for SAD therapy fun with DJs
SATURDAY: No Divide
brings its prog-hued indie-rock to the Metro Gallery with
’s new band
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
Bond and Bentley
Minlus and McCracken
, and many more. The Sidebar hosts the fifth edition of its annual Clash tribute night with
Thee Lexington Arrows
Blinding Eye Dog
, and more.
do the Talking Heads at the 8X10 with the
makes “thinking man’s indie rock” at the Windup Space with
. Drum ‘n’ bass hero
headlines a new edition of Dub Nation at Baltimore Soundstage with
. A now 20-year-old
Less Than Jake
keeps on keeping on at the Recher Theatre.
Detroit MC and J Dilla collaborator
headlines the “Forever Shining” tribute to said legendary producer at the Ottobar with
Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey
—J Dilla’s mom—
DJ Harvey Dent
, and many more.
The indie-rock-tilted Issac.Shane Fest 5 takes over the Ottobar downstairs with the
, and more; upstairs,
performs sans Notions with
. 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
We Are Black Birds
. Hey Monday’s
goes solo at Baltimore Soundstage.
delivers several minutes of screaming, grindy hell to Charm City Art Space with
. Nashville garage-rock trio
plays the Golden West with the
MONDAY: Chris Webby
, yet another college-guy MC, takes the mic at the Ottobar.
, the artist/actor formerly known as Mos Def, performs at D.C.’s 9:30 Club.
Bronx MC and 2011
Freshman Class member
Fred the Godson
performs at the Ottobar with
, and more. The Out of Your Head Collective returns to the Windup Space for another round of improv/new-music spontaneous collaboration.
satisfy all of your breakdancing/watching breakdancing needs at Joe Squared Station North.
spins his weekly pizza party at Joe Squared Power Plant.
perform at the Golden West with
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  244-1131.)
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
We Used to Be Family
, and more. (For more information visit thewindupspace.com or call  244-8855.)