, the almost four-decade-old proto-new-wave band, plays Rams Head Live with the
. Baltimore death-metal band
carves up the Sidebar with
. Sax player and Herbie Hancock sidearm
joins forces with composer and pianist
at An die Musik. The
Cris Jacobs Band
, featuring the erstwhile Bridge frontman, returns to the 8X10 with the
Quick and Easy Boys
brings its quite-good, just-left-of-center folk-pop to the Windup Space with
. Colorado quad big name the
plays Baltimore Soundstage.
Straight Up Tribal
returns to Joe Squared Station North. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra does Beethoven’s Violin Concerto at the Meyerhoff.
Don't miss: Quintron and Miss Pussycat
bring their New Orleans-bred techno-punk-boogie whatchamacallit back to the Golden West with
. The 5th Dimension hosts a benefit dance party for this year’s High Zero festival (a most worthy cause, by the by) with music from Baltimore out-music finery
John Berndt's Multiphonic Choir
, and DJs
, and the
Baltimore postpunk band
does a 20th-anniversary/reunion show at the Ottobar with
Office of Future Plans
. Noisecore-qua-proper-screamo band
lays into the Golden West with
, the Nashville-by-way-of-Baltimore country duo, play Rams Head Live with the
. Wretch Fest 2012 takes over the Sidebar with a whole day’s worth of regional heaviness from
As the Kingdom Falls
, and more. Neurologist turned poet
teams with composer
at An die Musik. Alt-/jam-world singer/songwriter
performs at the 8X10. Featuring a wide range of Irish music big names, the Baltimore Irish Traditional Music Festival takes over Liam Flynn’s during the day and evening, and the Windup Space during the afternoon, including
, and more. The Sweetlife Food and Music Festival kicks off a new season at Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion with
Explosions in the Sky
Fitz and the Tantrums
, and much, much more. Maryland straight-edge hardcore band
celebrates a record release at Charm City Art Space with the
, and more.
perform at the Power Plant Live Plaza.
perform music at Towson’s Recher Theatre.
Oregon noise-rock outfit
plays the Golden West with
. Baltimore alt-pop unit
Me and This Army
play the Metro Gallery with
. The alt-rock big names of the
perform at Rams Head Live. Sax man
plays with his quartet at An die Musik.
of Slipknot DJs dubstep at Baltimore Soundstage.
Don't miss: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
make for a great reason to drive to D.C., on a Sunday night with
, celebrating 15 years as a band, brings its “patented groove-driven war cry” to the Ottobar. The rather self-explanatory
Peabody Classic Modern Jazz Ensemble
performs at An die Musik.
Toronto punk band
, of Cursed and Left for Dead lineage, makes for a damn good reason to get out on a Monday at Charm City Art Space with
Generally unfuckwithable songwriter
performs at Annapolis’ Rams Head Tavern. The Out of Your Head collective returns to the Windup Space for yet more new-music exploration. Dig with
doesn’t miss a beat at Joe Squared Station North;
spins at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.
Ex-Baltimore heavy-rock/psych outfit
plays the Golden West with
Chicago punk band
play the Sidebar with
’s monthly night of hip-hop exploration the Boom Bap Society returns to the Windup Space.
IN THE WINGS:
, for whatever that could be worth in the year 2012, comes to Sonar May 17 with the
. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call  783-7888.) Proto-nu-dubstep pioneer
comes to Rams Head Live May 14 with
. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) Kitsune remixologist duo the