WEDNESDAY: Don't miss:
perform at the Golden West Cafe with
put indie-rock in amber at the Metro Gallery with
. Washington D.C. ska-punk band
plays a tour kickoff show at the Sidebar with
, and more. Roots/bluegrass band
plays the 8X10 with
Andy Belt and Friends
performs pan-ethnic jazz at An die Musik with her sextet. The
heads up a new edition of the Bassdrop at Baltimore Soundstage. The
make their monthly old-time outing at Joe Squared Station North. With guest violinist
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
does a program centered around Fantasy on Bizet’s
at the Meyerhoff. Baltimore bluegrass finery the
Satyr Hill Band
plays Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville.
, the exceedingly vital Baltimore MC formerly known as Midas, performs at the Ottobar with
; upstairs, the techno-plus dance-plus party Kowli Nights returns.
FRIDAY: Antonio Harper
’s Physical Education dance party weekly makes the Ottobar go thump.
does that thing with the crabbing at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club.
deliver “Back to the Beach” to Rams Head Live, for those way mad stoked to hit Dewey Beach this summer.
Strength for a Reason
is the hardcore band you’d expect at the Sidebar with
, and more. Vocalist/flutist
does Brazilian and Latin jazz at the fourth edition of An die Musik’s Hot Winter Nights series. The
Stoney Run String Band
does bluegrass at Joe Squared Station North. Way old-school Washington, D.C. barroom blues band the
play the Creative Alliance with
, another solid band involving Whoarfrost guitarist Jon Lipscomb, makes anti-gravity dub-punk at the Windup Space with
Dead Whale Ramblers
Dave P and Sammy Slice
, of Making Time fame, guest at a TaxLo party at the Golden West with regulars
Baltimore house music heavyweights
keep Paradox true-school for a new seasonal party called Respekt, with DJs
of Four Hours of Funk and
The Ottobar goes all-party with another of those Prince vs. Michael Jackson vs. Madonna all-pleasers downstairs, and the A.D. party bringing industrial darkness to the upstairs bar courtesy DJs
Us, From Outside
“have exactly the right mix of melody and aggression you need to get through a Friday” at the Talking Head, so there. Brake Fast Records, one of the owningest rap labels in town, puts on the Speaker Boxin’ MC battle in Sonar’s main room with Cannibal Ox’s
guesting; on the main stage, the massive hippy/raver party Manifest takes over with
Baltimore rock outfit
Goodbye New Plans
celebrates a record release at the Metro Gallery with
, and the
. Dub Nation DC moves over to the 9:30 Club with
brings “the Pink Floyd Experience” to Rams Head Live.
, a singer/songwriter with an impressive cast of New Orleans collaborators, including Anders Osborne and Ivan Neville, plays the 8X10. Classical pianist and great-name-haver
delivers a free show at An die Musik.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
does Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 at the Meyerhoff.
Technicolor Motor Home
pays tribute to Steely Dan at Towson’s Recher Theatre.
Big in Japan
, with Celebration’s Katrina Ford guesting, do two sets for the Creative Alliance’s yearly resident’s open house.
of the Legendary Roots Crew and
head up a benefit for the quite worthy Civic Frame non-profit at the Windup Space.
SUNDAY: Buckwheat Zydeco
brings his legendary celebration of said New Orleans party genre to Rams Head Tavern.
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
delivers its eighth annual Black History Month show at An die Musik. Psych-rock outfit the
does its second show this week at the Windup Space, this time with Tonie Joy’s band
and Baltimore country big name
. New Jersey straight-edge hardcore band
tears into Charm City Art Space with
fronts the BET Music Matters Tour at Baltimore Soundstage with
Ohioan garage rockers
come bearing a new record to the Ottobar with
. A bunch of psychobilly/punkabilly-freak-out sorta bands come home to the Sidebar with some actual country in tow, including
Tex Railer's Doomtown
Don't miss: Shearwater
, a rainy day indie-folk outfit from Austin, plays the Metro Gallery with
Baltimore quirk-pop outfit
performs at the Ottobar with
Thee The The
We Might Collide
the proto-indie-folk band and ‘90s alt-radio shining lights, do two nights at Annapolis’ Rams Head Tavern. Bel Air straight-edge band
Call Me a Dreamer
calls it quits at the Sidebar with the
Art of Creation
. The Out of Your Head collective returns to the Windup Space for yet more improv good times.
think you should move a little more at their Dig weekly at Joe Squared Station North.
spins at Joe Squared Power Plant.
Hard rock band
, né Yesterday and Today, performs at Baltimore Soundstage.
Heaviness of the Load
mixes pummel with pretty at the Sidebar with a ruling cast of other locals, including
IN THE WINGS: Kurt Vile and the Violators
become a big ticket item at Rams Head Live March 22. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) Generally uncatagorizable Throbbing Gristle descendent
comes to the Talking Head March 23. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call  783-7888.) The
It's a Shame About Ray
at the Ottobar March 10. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.)
- Public Transportation Disasters
- Disc Jockeys
- Bars and Clubs
- Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
- African-American History Month
- Black Entertainment Television (tv network)
- Kurt Vile and the Violators (music group)
- Bare (music group)
- Steely Dan (music group)
- Michael Jackson
- Heartless Bastards (music group)