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Burnham, Secret Music, Sleeping With Sirens, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Burnham

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, a trio of Vermont teenagers cut from the Justin Bieber mold, fronts the Catch Me If You Can tour at the Ottobar, which appears to be unaffiliated with the Broadway play currently touring under the same name. New York shoegaze-qua-punk band

Me You Us Them

plays the Talking Head with

Screen Vinyl Image

and

Dead Mellotron

.

Dead Leaf Echo

makes “nouveau wave” at the Metro Gallery with the

Water

and

Fan-Tan

.

Boyce Avenue

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, still another YouTube/Justin Bieber band, plays Rams Head Live with Secondhand Serenade.

Don't miss: Scott Kelly

, of Neurosis fame, delivers a different sort of heavy by his lonesome at the Golden West Cafe with Oxbow brawler

Eugene Robinson

.

THURSDAY:

Plenty-catchy synth-pop band

Secret Music

glitter bombs the Metro Gallery with

Raindeer

,

Youngster

, the

Gentleman

.

Balkan Beat Box

makes “new Mediterraneo” at Rams Head Live with

Palenke Soultribe

. North Carolinian doom unit

Sourvein

makes several tons worth of hell at the Sidebar with

Order of the Owls

,

Heaviness of the Load

, and

Oak

. Composer and vocal avant-gardist

Nicholas Horner

leads his

Large Ensemble

, nine musicians including at least a few out-jazz familiar faces, at the Windup Space with

Beep Honk

and

Tuth Baar

. Prog bard

Jon Anderson

goes solo at Baltimore Soundstage. Local No Depression usual suspect

June Star

goes unplugged at Joe Squared Station North.

Don't miss:

Arbouretum

, the quietly great heavy-rock-for-lack-of-a-better-term quartet, plays the Ottobar with

Secret Mountains

and

Sri Aurobindo

.

Barrow

makes quality post-hardcore/screamo, i.e. awesome angry vegan kids not the contemporary Florida variety, at Charm City Art Space with

Fires

,

Montpellier

, and

Voyage in Coma

.

FRIDAY:

Sleeping With Sirens

, another Florida alt-hardcore band with great hair, plays the Ottobar. Ped-X hosts the second edition of its It’s Yourz party at the Talking Head with

Eikkon

,

Fractal

, and more.

Billy Lyve

“powers” a Biggie Smalls tribute at Sonar with the

Bangladesh Project

.

Spank Rock

comes home to Baltimore at the Golden West with

PoPo

. Proggy, shreddy noisecore outfit

Pandas

celebrate a record release at the Metro Gallery with

Radical Discharge

,

Simon

, and

Diary and Azael

. Texas country star

Pat Green

plays Rams Head Live.

Jake Starr and the Delicious Fullness

and

DJ Rob Fearless

guest at

Amanda Otto

’s monthly mod party Reaction at the Sidebar. Sax player

Jeremiah Baker

curates a night at An die Musik celebrating sensuality through saxophone with the

AM/PM

saxophone quartet, pianist

Julia Wilcox

, and violist

Martiros Shakhzadyan

. The

Cris Jacobs Band

, indeed featuring the erstwhile Bridge frontman, returns to the 8X10 with

Dangermuffin

. Philly duo

Kindred the Family Soul

performs at Baltimore Soundstage. A whole lot of a lot of varieties of music crowd into Charm City Art Space, including death metal from

Disette

, “emoviolence” from the

Usual

, powerpop from

Coxey Brown

, and much more. The Lyric Opera House returns once again to opera with Mozart’s

Le Nozze di Figaro

, with help from the

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

. Dub Nation returns to Towson’s Recher Theatre with

Gemini

and

Koan Sound

.

Lands and Peoples

, the quite-pretty and sufficiently gazey free-pop duo, celebrate an album release at the Soft House with

Spanish Prisoners

,

Fenster

, and

Dead Mellotron

.

Don't miss:

The NOVO festival of instrumental music returns to the Windup Space for its third year, featuring

Ike Shark

,

Hard Knox

,

Time Columns

,

Three Red Crowns

, and more.

SATURDAY:

The

Lemonheads

do their classic

It's a Shame About Ray

at the Ottobar with

Meredith Sheldon

. Sleaze-rock big-name

Faster Pussycat

plays Sonar with

King Belvedere

. Jam favorite

moe.

packs ’em into Rams Head Live with the

Founding Fathers

. The Sidebar’s monthly local band showcase Nu Fusion returns with

Kalevra

,

On Standby

,

Sweet Suicide

, and

Annedel

. Jazz innerspace explorer/pianist

Matthew Shipp

leads his trio at An die Musik, backing his

new

new record,

Elastic Aspects

. Big-name/big-label country-rock outfit

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

play the 8X10 with

Native Run

and

Katrina

. The second night of the NOVO fest takes over the Windup Space with the

Dry Sea

,

Scrotolope

,

Tone

, and

Young Jaguars

.

Dada Life

guests at Baltimore Soundstage’s Bassdrop party. The

Body Electric

, another ensemble this week involving Nicholas Horner doing often otherworldly things with his voice, performs at the Red Room at Normal’s Books and Records with

Tuth Baar

. NYHC outfit

Losers Sometimes Win

goes ballistic at Charm City Art Space with

Ballistic

and more. The More or Less crew takes over Club Orpheus with Detroit-loving techno and assorted things related from

Techno Bro

,

Joe Lentini

,

A'Phreaq

, and

love/hate

.

SUNDAY:

Los Angeles alt-rock band

Orgy

plays Rams Head Live. The

West Shore Piano Trio

treks inland to An die Musik. The Creative Differences Second Sunday Jazz Series hosts trombonist

Samuel Blaser

and drummer

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Pierre Favre

, along with local notables

Lafayete Gilchrist

,

Dave Ballou

, and

John Dierker

. Slow, brutal sludge band

Ilsa

punishes the Golden West with

Hollow Leg

and

Passage Between

.

Don't miss:

Ruling London punk band

Throwing Up

makes it to the toilet at the Ottobar with

Sick Sick Birds

and

Widow's Watch

.

MONDAY:

Goth/EBM standard

VNV Nation

plays Rams Head Live with

Straftanz

. Florida alt tragedy

Shinedown

plays Baltimore Soundstage.

DJ Napspace

and

Landis Expandis

’ weekly Dig party takes it to the floor at Joe Squared Station North.

TUESDAY:

The

Lunar Ensemble

brings Baltimore-rooted chamber/contemporary classical composition to the stage at An die Musik. A lot of new/newish names fill out the Out of Your Head lineup at the Windup Space, including

Andrew Delclos

,

Anthony Pirog

,

Lauren Shusterich

,

Jason Cohen

,

Brian Brunsman

, and

Patrick McAvinue

. The

Lak Wright Duo

bends voice, electronics, and drums into new shapes at the Red Room.

DJ Scottie B

spins at Joe Squared Inner Harbor/Power Planet.

WEDNESDAY:

Baltimore’s

Expansive Eye

makes lo-fi hip-hop upstairs at the Ottobar with

Melaphyre

. Nippon Motion, a newish monthly night celebrating all things indie-Japan, returns to the Sidebar with host Rob Perry.

IN THE WINGS:

Cleveland hardcore band

Ringwom

gets, uh, under your skin at the Talking Head April 1 with

Xilbala

,

Hatewaves

, and

Full of Hell

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

Converge

comes to the Ottobar April 2 with

Loma Prieta

,

Git Some

, and

Regents

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

Blue October

plays Rams Head Live April 1. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)

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