Much-loved latter-day indie-rock band
plays the Ottobar with
, the new band of Menomena’s Brent Knopf and folk guy Matt Sheehy, loses contact at the Golden West Café with
Track and Stream
of June Star. Chicago crust-metal band
does something something butt-flaps at the Sidebar with
At the Graves
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
, and more. Satirist and songwriter
performs at 2640 Space. Florida alt-emo outfit
plays Baltimore Soundstage.
at the Windup space with the seldom-seen
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.
New Orleans bounce champion
gets asses to the floor at the Golden West with
bring their WTMD-friendly rock/Americana/roots to the Ottobar with
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
, breather of fire
. Heavy psych unit
check out at the Golden West with
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
returns to said home club.
is “groovetronic” at the 8X10.
Seun Kuti and Fela's Egypt 80
keep the name and Afrobeat sound alive at Baltimore Soundstage.
brings its emo-meets-art-rock to Washington, D.C.’s Black Cat with
Cymbals Eat Guitars
. Alt-rock/country guy
plays Towson’s Recher Theater with
Norwegian legend of noise-and-beyond
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.
, 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
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
of the Bridge.
, poised to be the newest NPR musicland object of affection, plays Rams Head Live with
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
Carl Grubbs Jazz Ensemble
Peter Minkler String Ensemble
Inner Harbor Suite
at the Walters Art Museum.
does you know what (I hope) at the 8X10. Dub Nation Vs. Bassdrop Hyper Bass Edition takes over Baltimore Soundstage with
Spencer and Hill
, and more. The
Rhonda Robinson Trio
pays tribute to Billie Holiday on her birthday at 2640 Space.
helms an Afrobeat dance party at the Creative Alliance.
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
Garage-wave usual suspects
Hunx and His Punx
play the Windup Space with
Hank Levy Legacy Band
pays tribute to the big-band master at An die Musik.
Scottish indie-rock band
We Were Promised Jetpacks
is rather disappointed in the green-room offerings at Sonar.
is popular—the party star or teacher’s pet, if you will—at D.C.’s 9:30 Club.
, 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
, an Out of Your Head principle since relocated to New York, comes home to the Windup Space for another OOYH installment with
’s Dig weekly returns to Joe Squared Station North.
spin records (MP3s or what have you) at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.
Country star/total fucking winner
, 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.
French grind terror
makes hell at the Sidebar with
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  662-0069.) Juggalo big name
comes to Sonar April 25 with the
. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call  783-7888.)
, 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  244-1131.)