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Alcest, Lazerbitch, Guitar Wolf, Lost Lander, and more

WEDNESDAY:

France’s

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Alcest

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

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Grace Shryock

does a classical program at An die Musik with

Paul Carroll

on piano. R&B songwriter

Van Hunt

performs at Baltimore Soundstage.

THURSDAY:

The

Sneaks

make quality dub-punk at the Ottobar with

Lazerbitch

,

Violent Vickie

, and

Polaroid Rage

. Paganfest takes over Sonar with Viking metal warrior

Turisas

, Scottish (pirate-metal) band

Alestorm

, Russian pagan-metal band

Arkona

, and many more.

The Sterling Sisters

bring their quite-excellent gothic folk take to the Windup Space with

Charlie Rauh and Concetta Abbate

,

Janel and Anthony

, and the

Expanding Man

. The Metro Gallery hosts a ninth-anniversary bash for El Suprimo records with most-worthy sounds from

DJ El Suprimo

,

Big in Japan

, and

Rob Girardi

. Jazz pianist and composer

Chihiro Yamanaka

leads her trio at An die Musik.

Jimi Ha Ha

—you know Jimi Ha Ha—heads up the Ha Ha Night of Acoustic Jams and Comedy at the 8X10. The

Manly Deeds

do old-time at Joe Squared Station North.

Mr. Greengenes

does a benefit for Catherine’s Fund for Cystic Fibrosis at Towson’s Recher Theatre. Baltimore figures of transgressive and experimental music

Jason Willett

and

Martin Schmidt

DJ an event called I Missed My Flight! at the Golden West. Nice-bro hero

Trevor Hall

plays Baltimore Soundstage.

FRIDAY:

Japanese garage-rock object-of-much-affection

Guitar Wolf

bares teeth at the Ottobar with the

Transistors

and

Murder

. UK nü-metalcore band

Asking Alexandria

heads up the Reckless Fest at Sonar with

Trivium

and more. The

Dewtons

make barroom pop-punk good times at the Sidebar with

Trashkanistan

, the

Firecrackers

,

Braceface

, and

Hank

. Classical-guitar heavyweight

David Starobin

duos with baritone vocalist

Patrick Mason

at An die Musik.

Splintered Sunlight

does the Grateful Dead at the 8X10. The

Convocation

returns to the world after what seems like another longish break, with psych-rock outfit the

Pilgrim

and

Northernmost

, at the Golden West. Rising MC

Dom Kennedy

takes the mic at Baltimore Soundstage.

SATURDAY: Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg

does precisely 32 Ramones songs at the Talking Head. Victory Records death-metal band

Jungle Rot

needs to get that looked at ASAP at Sonar.

Sick Sick Birds

, one of a spare few pop-punk bands in Baltimore, celebrate a record release at the Metro Gallery with

Thee Lexington Arrows

and

Adults

. Baltimore party band the

All Mighty Senators

make a rare surfacing at the 8X10 with

Hangdog

. The

Fresh Beat Band

teaches feelings at the Lyric.

Mord Fustang

,

Rednek

, and the

Bolivian Marching Affair

do Dub Nation at Baltimore Soundstage.

Jazz Lunch

celebrates a CD release at 2640 Space with

Lafayette Gilchrist

.

Don't miss:

Goth-leaning postpunk outfit

Balaclavas

are not to be missed at the Golden West with

Sprayer

and

Holy Ghost Party

. Baltimore singer/songwriter leading light

ellen cherry

celebrates the release of her new

Please Don't Sell the Piano

at An die Musik tonight and tomorrow.

SUNDAY:

Cloud Nothings

make lo-fi pop-punk for the future at the Ottobar with

A Classic Education

and

Dead Mellotron

. Belgian garage-rock/Blues Hammer band the

Black Box Revelation

plays the Golden West with

Foghound

and

Late to the Party

. Alt-grunge band

Blue October

plays Rams Head Live with

Girl in a Coma

and

Justin Furstenfeld

. Big-room jazz trio the

Bad Plus

performs at Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Cleveland hardcore band

Ringworm

makes hell at Sonar with

Full of Hell

,

Hatewaves

, and

Xibalba

.

MONDAY:

Endangered Blood

, the freak-jazz collaboration between Trevor Dunn and an all-star cast of Oscar Noriega, Jim Black, and Chris Speed, plays the Creative Differences series at the Windup Space.

Don't miss:

Metalcore overlord

Converge

draws blood at the Ottobar with

Loma Prieta

,

Git Some

, and

Regents

.

TUESDAY:

Ben Frock

,

Blake Cramer

,

Janel Leppin

,

Christina Blomberg

, and

Alex Weber

get all kinds of mixed up at Out of Your Head’s weekly improv session at the Windup Space. New York’s

International Contemporary Ensemble

performs at another round of the Evolution Contemporary Series at An die Musik.

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

’s Dig party delivers Joe Squared Station North its weekly funk fix.

Scottie B

spins at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.

Don't miss:

Nat Baldwin

, a most peculiar and excellent singer/songwriter doing wonderful things with a double-bass and bent pop music, performs at the Metro Gallery with

Co La

and

Lexie Mountain

(the Short List’s roommate, for disclosure’s sake).

WEDNESDAY:

Latter-day indie-rock band-of-much-affection

Real Estate

plays the Ottobar with

Twerps

and

Weekends

.

Lost Lander

, the new band of Menomena’s Brent Knopf and folk guy Matt Sheehy, loses contact at the Golden West with

Track and Stream

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and

Timothy Bracken

, of June Star. Chicago crust-metal band

Welkin Dusk

does something something butt-flaps at the Sidebar with

Hitokiri

,

At the Graves

,

Endless Bummer

, and

Putrid Servant

.

The World Is a Beautiful Place and I'm No Longer Afraid to Die

should be fairly self-explanatory at Charm City Art Space with

Deer Leap

,

Stillglow

,

Eyes Wide

, and more. Satirist and songwriter

Roy Zimmerman

performs at 2640 Space. Florida alt-emo outfit

Go Radio

plays Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Post-pop/post-folk singer/songwriter

Ember Schrag

duos with

Susan Alcorn

at the Windup space with the seldom-seen

Rosemary Krust

and

MacGregor Burns

.

IN THE WINGS:

The

Motet

, e.g. the most “Colorado college town” band in history, comes to Baltimore Soundstage on April 27. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com.) Alt-contemporary big name

Augustana

comes to Rams Head Live April 18. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)

Acid Mothers Temple

takes another trip at the Ottobar May 3. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.)

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