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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

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

Timothy Bracken

of June Star. Chicago crust-metal band

Welkin Dusk

does something something butt-flaps at the Sidebar with

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Hitokiri

,

At the Graves

,

Endless Bummer

, and

Putrid Servant

.

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

,

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

.

THURSDAY:

U.K. band

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

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

Schwarz

and

Lemz

.

FRIDAY:

The

Dirty Guv'nahs

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

Dreamboat Armada

and the

Lombards

.

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

,

Teddy Faley

, and

Oz

. Heavy psych unit

Psychic Ills

check out at the Golden West with

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Carl Grubbs Jazz Ensemble

and the

Peter Minkler String Ensemble

perform their

Inner Harbor Suite

at the Walters Art Museum.

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

,

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.

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

Hunx and His Punx

play the Windup Space with

Natural Child

and

Nobunny

.

MONDAY:

The

Hank Levy Legacy Band

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

TUESDAY:

Scottish indie-rock band

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

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

,

Mike Ross

, and

John Dierker

.

Landis Expandis

and

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.

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

,

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

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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