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Excision, Alex Goot, Deleted Scenes, and This Century

WEDNESDAY:

Third-wave dubstep heavy

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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*

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. Violinist

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.

THURSDAY:

The DigiTour, seeming to consist mainly of musicians famous-via-YouTube, takes over Sonar with

DeStorm

,

Ricky Ficarelli

,

Alex Goot

, and more.

Bad Biology

makes noise-rock to benefit Team Bikeage in this year’s Moveable Feast at the Talking Head, along with

Holy Tongues

,

Old Lines

, and

At the Heart of the World

.

Kurt Vile and the Violators

, one of the lo-fi movement’s biggest success stories, performs at the rather high-fi Rams Head Live with

Supreme Dicks

and

Sore Eros

. Philly jamtronica band

Brothers Past

play the 8X10 with

Second Self

.

Infinite Honey

makes indie-rock as dreamy as it is grubby at the Windup Space with

You Won't

and more. Welsh drum ‘n’ bass guy

High Contrast

performs at Baltimore Soundstage with

Netsky

and

MC Dynamite

. Maryland-bred cellist

Valerie Kuehne

mixes in a bit of everything at 2640 Space with

Clara Engel

and the

Oops!

Singer/songwriter

Katie Herzig

plays Baltimore Soundstage with

Bison

and

Andy Davis

.

FRIDAY:

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

El Ten Eleven

finds ample room to land at the Talking Head with

Deleted Scenes

and

Race of Robots

.

Psychic TV

, the long-running A/V psych-punk band of Throbbing Gristle’s Genesis P-Orridge, plays Sonar with

Celebration

and

Psychic Teens

.

New Riders of the Purple Sage

, an old affiliate band of Jerry Garcia now sporting zero of its founders since the 2009 death of other co-founder John Dawson, keeps the flame alive at Rams Head Live with

Devon Allman's Honeytribe

and

Sweet Leda

. The giant brain of

Thomas Dolby

leads the Time Capsule Tour through Annapolis’ Rams Head Tavern with

Aaron Jonah Lewis

and

Ben Belcher

.

Charm City Saints

make Celtic-fueled hard rock at the Sidebar with

Ramshackle Army

. Swiss sonic freethinker

Christian Kobi

does strange, new things with a saxophone and water at the Red Room with a lineup of local fellow travelers including

John Berndt

on saxophone,

David Smooke

on toy piano, and more. The

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

does a program centered around Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 with guest percussionist

Colin Currie

.

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band

do throwback honky-tonk at the Creative Alliance with

Sweet Sweetback Sisters

and the

BlueMoon Cowgirl

.

Railroad Earth

brings its newgrass/jam/roots to Baltimore Soundstage. New York’s Jason Anthony Harris, aka

Public Speaking

, creates semiabstract, densely packed soundscapes at the 5th Dimension with

Microkingdom

,

Whoarfrost

, and

Andrew Bernstein

.

SATURDAY:

Polkadot Cadaver other-band

Knives Out!

plays the Ottobar with

Orange Horse

and

El Grande

. The by-now rather ancient prog band

Crack the Sky

is joined by the

Crack Pack Horns

at Rams Head Live; the

LutherVillains

open. Pianist

Robert Hitz

does a more populist sort of improvisation for his Equinox Concert at An die Musik.

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

presumably makes some kind of funk at the 8X10.

Tall in the Saddle

heads up a benefit for the Nikki Perlow Foundation at Towson’s Recher Theatre with

Mister Wilson

.

Rhyton

, drawn from outfits such as No Neck Blues Band and Psychic Ills, makes instrumental rock for healthy brains at the Golden West Café.

SUNDAY:

Phoenix alt-hair band

This Century

plays the Ottobar. Mathcore/death-jazz/something-else band

Dysrhythmia

makes extremely nerdy extreme metal at the Talking Head with

Cleric

.

Kevin Seconds

, of BYO and 7 Seconds fame (among others), plays the Golden West with

Kepi Ghoulie

and

Franz Nicolay

. The

Frankenstein Brothers

, e.g. superguitarist Buckethead and superbassist That 1 Guy, do super things at Rams Head Live. The Flying Other Brothers other band,

Moonalice

, plays the 8X10. Larry Ochs’

Kihnoua

puts traditional Korean folk music through the Western jazz improv blender at the Windup Space. Joe Budden’s supergroup with Royce Da 5’9”,

Slaughterhouse

, takes on Baltimore Soundstage.

MONDAY:

Speedwolf

puts NWOBHM together with hardcore and punk at the Sidebar with

Ilsa

,

Bad Biology

, and more.

TUESDAY:

The Out of Your Head collective goes in for another round of improv spontaneous creation at the Windup Space. Dig with

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

returns to Joe Squared Station North.

Dead Mechanical

, one of a precious few local quality pop-punk outfits, returns to Charm City Art Space with

Girlcrush

. Thrash band

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D.R.I.

, aka Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, gives Baltimore Soundstage a taste of something a little different.

WEDNESDAY:

France’s

Alcest

brings its blackened post-metal-qua-shoegaze to the Golden West with

Deafheaven

and

Arbouretum

. The Sidebar gets swamped by doom-y sludge of all varieties from

At the Graves

,

Highpriest

,

Wall of Sleep

, and

Fortress

. Oboe player

Grace Shryock

does a classical program at An die Musik with

Paul Carroll

on piano. R&B songwriter

Van Hunt

performs at Baltimore Soundstage.

IN THE WINGS:

Poison guitarist turned fusion singer/songwriter

Richie Kotzen

comes to Baltimore Soundstage April 18. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com.) Indie-folkstress

Sharon Van Etten

comes to the Ottobar April 19 with

Flock of Dimes

, aka Wye Oakstress Jenn Wasner. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.)

GWAR

sprays stuff all over Sonar April 21 with

Kylesa

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

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