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Baltimore City Paper

Real Estate, Schwarz, Sterling Sisters, Natural Child, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Much-loved latter-day indie-rock band

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Real Estate

plays the Ottobar with

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Twerps

and

Weekends

.

Lost Lander

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

Track and Stream

and

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Timothy Bracken

of June Star. Chicago crust-metal band

Welkin Dusk

does something something butt-flaps at the Sidebar with

Hitokiri

,

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At the Graves

,

Endless Bummer

, and

Putrid Servant

.

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

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

Deer Leap

,

Stillglow

,

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Eyes Wide

, and more. Satirist and songwriter

Roy Zimmerman

performs at 2640 Space. Florida alt-emo outfit

Go Radio

plays Baltimore Soundstage.

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Don't miss:

Post-pop/post-folk singer/songwriter

Ember Schrag

duos with

Susan Alcorn

at the Windup space with the seldom-seen

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Rosemary Krust

and

MacGregor Burns

.

THURSDAY:

U.K. band

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich

does more new-folk at the Metro Gallery with

House and Home

.

Sac au Lait

does Dixieland at Joe Squared Station North. Folk/country songwriters

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Pierce and Grace Pettis

perform at Sykesville’s Baldwin’s Station.

dON'T MISS:

New Orleans bounce champion

Big Freedia

gets asses to the floor at the Golden West with

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Schwarz

and

Lemz

.

FRIDAY:

The

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Dirty Guv'nahs

bring their WTMD-friendly rock/Americana/roots to the Ottobar with

Dreamboat Armada

and the

Lombards

.

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Matty G

brings hip-hop to dubstep at a new edition of Always Dope at Sonar. A party called Divisions of Labor takes over the Talking Head with some proper names on the bill, including producer extraordinaire

Tom Delay

, breather of fire

A-Class

,

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Teddy Faley

, and

Oz

. Heavy psych unit

Psychic Ills

check out at the Golden West with

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Night Beats

and the

Flying Eyes

.

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute

to the Bee Gees does just that at Rams Head Live (a City Paper-sponsored event). The OMG! #LASTNIGHT dubstep party is the precise opposite of punk at the Sidebar. Jazz drumming powerhouse and An die Musik artist-in-residence

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Eric Kennedy

returns to said home club.

Youngster

is “groovetronic” at the 8X10.

Seun Kuti and Fela's Egypt 80

keep the name and Afrobeat sound alive at Baltimore Soundstage.

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Cursive

brings its emo-meets-art-rock to Washington, D.C.’s Black Cat with

Cymbals Eat Guitars

. Alt-rock/country guy

Shooter Jennings

plays Towson’s Recher Theater with

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Cody Canada

.

dON'T MISS:

Norwegian legend of noise-and-beyond

Lasse Marhaug

performs at the Red Room at Normal’s Books and Records with

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C. Spencer Yeh

(of Burning Star Core fame).

SATURDAY: Let the Monkey Go

, a band boasting some current and former Funkadelic DNA, does not in fact let the monkey go at the Ottobar.

Frankie Rose

, ex-member of garage-rock power bands such as the Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and the Vivian Girls, goes solo at the Golden West with

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Dive

and the

Sterling Sisters

.

Joe Keyes "The Late Bloomer" and the Late Bloomer Band

celebrate two years of being Joe Keyes “The Late Bloomer” and the Late Bloomer Band at the Metro Gallery with

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Cris Jacobs

of the Bridge.

Alabama Shakes

, poised to be the newest NPR musicland object of affection, plays Rams Head Live with

Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires

. The

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Carl Grubbs Jazz Ensemble

and the

Peter Minkler String Ensemble

perform their

Inner Harbor Suite

at the Walters Art Museum.

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Yellow Dubmarine

does you know what (I hope) at the 8X10. Dub Nation Vs. Bassdrop Hyper Bass Edition takes over Baltimore Soundstage with

Spencer and Hill

,

Cyberoptics

,

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Helicopter Showdown

, and more. The

Rhonda Robinson Trio

pays tribute to Billie Holiday on her birthday at 2640 Space.

Elikeh

helms an Afrobeat dance party at the Creative Alliance.

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dON'T MISS:

The

Baltimore Scratch and Sniff Orchestra

, a big band made up of a multi-genre Baltimore all-star cast along with improv-plus drummer Randy Peterson and mutant trombone master Wolter Wierbos, takes over the Windup Space for a new installment of the Creative Differences series

SUNDAY:

Garage-wave usual suspects

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Hunx and His Punx

play the Windup Space with

Natural Child

and

Nobunny

.

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MONDAY:

The

Hank Levy Legacy Band

pays tribute to the big-band master at An die Musik.

TUESDAY:

Scottish indie-rock band

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We Were Promised Jetpacks

is rather disappointed in the green-room offerings at Sonar.

Nada Surf

is popular—the party star or teacher’s pet, if you will—at D.C.’s 9:30 Club.

Kaiser Chiefs

, the anthemic alt-indie big deal from several years ago, perform at Rams Head Live. Rob Perry’s monthly all-in celebration of alt-Japan culture Nippon Motion returns to the Sidebar. Bassist

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Adam Hopkins

, an Out of Your Head principle since relocated to New York, comes home to the Windup Space for another OOYH installment with

Jarrett Gilgore

,

Jon Birkholz

,

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Mike Ross

, and

John Dierker

.

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and

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DJ Napspace

’s Dig weekly returns to Joe Squared Station North.

DJ Bluebird

and

Cian Noteman

spin records (MP3s or what have you) at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.

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WEDNESDAY:

Country star/total fucking winner

Rodney Atkins

, recently cleared on charges of trying to suffocate his now ex-wife in front of their son by taking anger management classes (gotta love Tennessee), is somehow a free man at Rams Head Live.

Don't miss:

French grind terror

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Escarres

makes hell at the Sidebar with

Station

,

Universal Remonster

,

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Shakeface

, and

Necropsy

.

IN THE WINGS: Lower Dens

play a hometown show at the Ottobar May 5. (Lower Dens drummer Nate Nelson is the Short List’s roommate, for disclosure’s sake; for more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Juggalo big name

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Twiztid

comes to Sonar April 25 with the

Kottonmouth Kings

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

Slash

, set to release a second solo album later this spring, comes to Rams Head Live May 3. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)


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