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Expansive Eye, Hank 3, Oranage Horse, This Century, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Baltimore’s

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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.

THURSDAY:

Hank 3

, né Hank Williams III, goes straight to hell at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club.

Leslie and the Ly's

, the Iowan art-mutant pop outfit, play the Golden West Café with

Pennyhawk

and

Ramona and the Swimsuits

. Philly rock big-name

Dr. Dog

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plays Rams Head Live.

The Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

makes good-times roots-rock at the 8X10.

Autoerotique

guests at Mosaic’s Bassdrop party. Guns ‘n’ Roses keyboardist

Dizzy Reed

does Guns ‘n’ Roses songs at Towson’s Recher Theatre. Folk songwriter

Garnet Rogers

stops off at Sykesville’s Baldwin’s Station.

The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

does gypsy-jazz at Germano’s Trattoria’s Django Fest. Baltimore’s

Fires

make true-school screamo upstairs at the Ottobar with

Radical Discharge

and

Universal Remonster

.

Perpetual Groove

does a thing you can pretty easy guess at Baltimore Soundstage with the

John Mancini Band

.

Don't miss:

Barnyard Sharks

, a too-big to list ensemble of local country/folk brains/luminaries (including

City Paper

contributor Baynard Woods), goes into battle Appalachian style at the Windup Space with another newish country band,

Oella

(featuring erstwhile

CP

contributor Shelly Blake-Plock);

Bobby E Lee and the Sympathizers

open.

FRIDAY:

The Ottobar’s Girls Rule! party, in which pop music from female-centric music organizations is DJ-ed, returns to said club.

Sirens and Sailors

run aground at Sonar with

Handed to the Thousands

, and

Set to Reflect

. Alt-rock band

Pop Evil

plays Rams Head Live. A possibly all-in-a-name bass-centric dance party called ELXR: Immortality! takes over the Sidebar with

Daedigital

,

Beast

,

Amiel

, and more. Celtic guitar hero

Robin Bullock

performs at An die Musik. Brooklyn alt-rock band

Midnight Spin

plays the 8X10. Four Hours of Funk returns to the Windup Space with DJs

Fleg

and

Exclaim

, wobbly legs ensue.

Brad Gunson and Gunson Roses

does Radiohead at Joe Squared Station North.

Burdens

, a kinda awesome (after a short Short List listen anyway) hardcore/metalcore band from around Philly, lays into Charm City Art Space with

Passenvers

,

Refiner

,

Hard Feelings

, and more. The

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

does a program centered around Beethoven and Dvorák at the Meyerhoff.

Celtic Thunder

, the late-’70s Baltimore band and not the current adult-contemporary phenomenon, reunite at the Creative Alliance.

Don't miss:

A Baltimore/D.C. DJ/producer talent buckshot takes over the Golden West with

Starks and Nacey

,

Uncle Jesse

,

Murder Mark

, and

Denman

.

SATURDAY:

DJs

John Eaton

and

Landis Expandis

take charge of the “Moveable Feets” Movable Feast fundraiser at the Metro Gallery. The

Shillelagh Brigade

does traditional Irish music at the Sidebar with a bunch of punks (and so forth), including

Copstabber

,

Blackout Brigade

, and more. Jazz vocalist and composer H

eidi Martin

performs with her ensemble at An die Musik.

Bond and Bently

bring their roadhouse alt-rock to the 8X10 with the

Grilled Lincolns

and

Steel Chin Jimmy

. The second annual BRO-down takes over the Windup Space, benefitting the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, with music from the

Motorettes

, the

Matrimonials

,

Neutron Bomb

, and the

Beerded

doing music from the BROS upcoming

Valhella: The Ragnarokkoperetta

.

EMA

, a newish/blogish/experimentalish pop project the Short List both hates and loves, performs at the U-Street Music Hall.

O`Malley`s March

, the gubernatorial Irish-folk band, does two shows at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson.

DDm

, occupying a very high spot on the list of Baltimore MCs who should be paid attention, gives you another shot at the Ottobar with

Eze Jackson

(performing with Wendel Patrick),

Get Em Mamis

, and

Rootword

.

Don't miss: Sister Mantos

, a properly weird, charmingly lo-fi funk/pop project from Los Angeles, delivers something a little different to Charm City Art Space with

EX. By V

.,

Silence Kid

, and

Hivebent

.

SUNDAY:

Blood of the Martyrs

make Christian metalcore at Sonar.

Casting Crowns

makes Christian soft-rock at 1st Mariner Arena.

Anne Mette Iversen

brings her Poetry of Earth program of jazz art songs, e.g. spoken-word poetry plus jazz, to An die Musik. Gaithersburg pop-punk band

Braceface

plays Charm City Art Space with

FFN

,

South Carey

, and

96 Ghosts

.

The-Dream

brings his Kill the Lights tour to Baltimore Soundstage with

CJ Hilton

and

Sterling Simms

.

MONDAY:

Arizona alt-rock boy band

This Century

plays the Ottobar.

Toots and the Maytals

bring some ska-reggae history to D.C.’s 9:30 Club.

Natura Morta

makes improvised sound-sculptures/soundscapes with viola, drums, and bass at the Red Room at Normal’s Books and Records with

Andy Hayleck

.

Brit Floyd

does Pink Floyd at the Lyric.

TUESDAY:

Seattle folk-pop band the

Head and the Heart

plays Rams Head Live with

Drew Grow and the Pastors Wives

.

Ahabs Revenge

makes “whale punk” at the Sidebar with

Yellow Tie Guy

,

Old Indian

, and

Dream Gallows

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.

DJ Napspace

and

Landis Expandis

provide for all of your breakdancing needs at Joe Squared Station North.

Scottie B

spins at Joe Squared Inner Harbor, né Joe Squared Power Plant.

David Choi

, a singer/songwriter who’s found a kind of YouTube-stoked meta-internet fame, plays Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Resurgent Maryland death-metal great

Dying Fetus

plays Sonar as part of the Metal Alliance tour, also including such heaviness as

Devildriver

,

Job for a Cowboy

,

Three Inches of Blood

, and more.

WEDNESDAY:

American dubstep heavy

Excision

performs at Rams Head Live. The

Contagion Effect

, a Baltimore-based death-metal band drawn from ex-band Whisteria Cottage, performs at the Sidebar with

Disette

,

Distances

,

Legions

,

Prevail

,

Waves

, and, hey look,

Vagina*

. Violist

Er-Gene Kahng

and pianist

Sheng-Yuan Kuan

join forces for a classical program at An die Musik.

Wringer

makes proper skate-punk at Charm City Art Space with

Red Exit

and

Trashkanistan

. Nu-dude-rock band

Adema

plays Towson’s Recher Theatre.

Don't miss: Kimya Dawson

, the Moldy Peach turned punk-folk heartbreaker turned unlikely mainstreamer, sees only the good in 2640 Space.

IN THE WINGS:

The folk-punk greatness of

Andrew Jackson Jihad

hates everyone but not really at the Ottobar April 18 with

Joyce Manor

and

Treasure Fleet

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

Raekwon

takes his Unexpected Victory Tour to Sonar on April 13. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call [410] 783-7888.)

Fela's Egypt 80

keeps the name alive at Baltimore Soundstage April 6. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com.)

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