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Small Sur, Marduk, Cloud 9, Ronald Pearl, and more

WEDNESDAY:

A Fallen Blue Police Benefit Concert takes over Baltimore Soundstage with

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Randy Jackson

,

AJ Pero

,

Steve Augeri

, and more.

Tatsuya Nakatani

reinvents percussion several times over at the Red Room at Normal’s Books and Records with

John Berndt

.

Don't miss:

Composers

Ronald Pearl

and

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Paul Moravec

deliver two different takes on Shakespeare’s The Tempest at An die Musik with help from the

Atlantic Guitar Quartet

and more for another edition of the Evolution Contemporary series.

THURSDAY:

Small Sur

brings its immersive, plaintive drone-folk to the Metro Gallery with

Touch

and

Dodgers

. Ladies and gentleman,

Spiritualized

is floating in space at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club.

Foghound

, a quality stoner-rock four-piece with some Baltimore vets in the cast, plays the Sidebar with

Orange Horse

and

Balor's Eye

. Charlottesville country-rock outfit

Sons of Bill

play the 8X10 with

Benny Marchant

and the

Preservation

.

June Star

goes unplugged at Joe Squared Station North.

Chris Lake

guests at the latest installment of the Bassdrop party at Baltimore Soundstage with

Cloud 9

. Baltimore pop-punk unit

Dead Mechanical

plays Charm City Art Space with

Dartagnan

,

Arms Aloft

, and

Widows Watch

. The Washington Jewish Music Festival takes over the Fillmore Silver Spring with headliner

Hadag Nahash

.

Don't miss: Tragedy

, the all-ruling crust band and not the Bee Gees tribute band of same name, is better than most other things at the Ottobar with

Occultist

,

Wargames

, and

TRIAC

; upstairs at the club, the Kowli Nights techno-plus dance party returns.

Pygmy Lush

, the closest living descendant of the late great Pg. 99, makes about the best folk translation of super-bleak early screamo you can imagine at the Golden West Cafe with

Screaming Females

and

Big Mouth

.

FRIDAY:

James Nasty

and

Antonio Harper

’s club-and-more weekly Physical Education takes over the Ottobar’s upstairs bar. Sci-fi hip-hop producer

Star Slinger

performs at Sonar with the

Hood Internet

.

Tideland

, the second Pg. 99 descendant to pass through in as many days, brings its gazey punk to the Golden West with

Unfair Roots

and

Heaviness of the Load

. Odenton post-grunge band

Enemy at the Gate

performs at Rams Head Live.

Amanda Otto

’s monthly mod bash Reaction! returns to the Sidebar with guests the

Stents

.

Nelly's Echo

brings its funk-groove-rock mix to the 8X10 with

Sticky Mulligan

.

Warren Wolf and Friends

, an ensemble indeed led by the Baltimore-based percussionist/vibes player Warren Wolf, perform at An die Musik.

Wing Dam

brings its way lo-fi bliss-pop/folk to the Windup Space with

Curse

and

Terrestrial Mass

. Postrock power-duo the

Water

plays Joe Squared Station North. Rather undersung new-folk outfit

Horse Feathers

(undersung at least in these here days of Bon Iver) perform at D.C.’s Black Cat. The M3 Rock Festival opens with the “Kix-Off Party” at Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion with, yes,

Kix

,

Night Ranger

,

Enuff Z'nuff

, and more.

SATURDAY:

Proto-nu-metal titan

Fear Factory

plays Sonar with

Shadows Fall

and many more. Drag City psych-folk unit

P.G. Six

plays the Golden West with

Sri Aurobindo

and ex-Madagascar project

Nest

.

Vinny Vegas

finds life and actual creative space in alt-pop at the Metro Gallery with

Via Lotus

,

Storm the Beaches

, and the

Matrimonials

. Boston grind band

In the Shit

provides the music for the one-year anniversary party of the Sidebar’s regular horror night More Gore.

ALO

brings “their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop and roll” to the 8X10. Baltimore jazz drummer-of-note

Eric Kennedy

returns to An die Musik with his quartet. David Lynchfest Baltimore takes over the Windup Space, Baltimore’s most Lynchian venue, with music from the

Badalamenti Project

,

IED-IUD

, and

Mr. Seaweed

. The

Machine

does Pink Floyd at Baltimore Soundstage. Baltimore’s most-vital queer cabaret the Charm City Kitty Club celebrates a full decade of existence with a program dubbed ApocoLez NOW! at the Creative Alliance. A Ride for the Feast benefit takes over Charm City Art Space with music from

Paper Dragons

,

South Carey

,

Hey Hon

Let's Go!

, and the

Skipjack

. The M3 Rock Festival is an almost too perfect postcard from a particular era of rock at Merriweather Post Pavilion with

Ratt

,

Queensrche

,

Skid Row

,

Warrant

, and many, many more.

Don't miss:

The fifth annual Boundary Block Party takes over Pennsylvania Avenue and Presstman Street with a, yep, fairly boundary-crossing—boundaries? in Baltimore? crazy, right—lineup of music from

Horse Lords

,

J Pope and Funk Friday

, the

Todd Marcus Trio

,

DJ Knight Magic

,

Expressions of Faith Gospel Choir

, and much more.

SUNDAY:

Sax player

T.K. Blue

plays with his fairly self-explanatory band

Mostly Monk

at An die Musik. Rising (risen?) MC

Yo Gotti

performs at Baltimore Soundstage. The “Metal Lords’ Day” takes over Merriweather with

Rob Zombie

,

Megadeth

,

Lacuna Coil

, and more.

Double-bassist and composer

Mario Pavone

keeps Creative Differences’ Second Sunday Jazz Series on its winning streak at the Windup Space with an all-star band of

Dave Ballou

,

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Eric Kennedy

, and

John Dierker

.

Don't miss:

True Widow

’s heavy, stoned gazing nicely offsets/balances

Secret Mountains'

folk-pop dream at the Golden West with

Wild Honey

.

MONDAY: Moon Hooch

brings its live band sax-and-drum take on house and dubstep to the Ottobar.

The soon-to-be-big

1,2,3

brings its ’70s-flavored pop-rock stylings to the Metro Gallery. Dubstep crossover pioneer

Rusko

is certainly better than a lot of things at Rams Head Live with

Sigma

.

Hear Hums

brings its post-Animal Collective drone-pop to the Golden West.

TUESDAY:

The Out of Your Head collective returns to the Windup Space for yet another round of improv exploration. The Dig party’s

DJ Napspace

and

Landis Expandis

take a much-needed week off. . . kidding! They’ll be at Joe Squared Station North but of course, fulfilling all of your weekly funk/breaks needs. All-female, all-Canadian metal band

Kittie

performs at Baltimore Soundstage. Psych-folk notables

MV and EE

play the Golden West.

Don't miss:

Baltimore’s

Eddie Brock

enacts power-violence upon Charm City Art Space with like-minded grind bands

D.O.C.

,

Six Brew Bantha

, and

Amputee

and punk-hop from

Napalm Def

.

WEDNESDAY:

Major-label indie-pop band

He Is We

plays the Ottobar with

Deas Vail

. Rob Perry’s monthly celebration of alt-Japanese culture Nippon Motion returns to the Sidebar. Singer/songwriter

Avi Wisnia

mixes up Brazilian bossa nova and americana at An die Musik. Remixologists-of-note the

Twelves

perform at Baltimore Soundstage. New York’s

Secret Music

shines some garage sun on the Golden West.

IN THE WINGS:

Right on the heels of the Maryland Death Fest, Swedish black-metal giant

Marduk

comes to Sonar with

1349

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

Dying Fetus

, the resurrected Maryland death-metal great, does awful things to Frederick’s Cafe 611 with

Revocation

and

Strong Intention

. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com.) Chicago glam mutant

Bobby Conn

comes to the Golden West May 21. (For more information visit goldenwestcafe.com or call [410] 889-8891.)

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