is floating in space at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club.
, a quality stoner-rock four-piece with some Baltimore vets in the cast, plays the Sidebar with
. Charlottesville country-rock outfit
Sons of Bill
play the 8X10 with
goes unplugged at Joe Squared Station North.
guests at the latest installment of the Bassdrop party at Baltimore Soundstage with
. Baltimore pop-punk unit
plays Charm City Art Space with
. The Washington Jewish Music Festival takes over the Fillmore Silver Spring with headliner
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
; upstairs at the club, the Kowli Nights techno-plus dance party returns.
, 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
’s club-and-more weekly Physical Education takes over the Ottobar’s upstairs bar. Sci-fi hip-hop producer
performs at Sonar with the
, the second Pg. 99 descendant to pass through in as many days, brings its gazey punk to the Golden West with
Heaviness of the Load
. Odenton post-grunge band
Enemy at the Gate
performs at Rams Head Live.
’s monthly mod bash Reaction! returns to the Sidebar with guests the
brings its funk-groove-rock mix to the 8X10 with
Warren Wolf and Friends
, an ensemble indeed led by the Baltimore-based percussionist/vibes player Warren Wolf, perform at An die Musik.
brings its way lo-fi bliss-pop/folk to the Windup Space with
. Postrock power-duo the
plays Joe Squared Station North. Rather undersung new-folk outfit
(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,
, and more.
plays Sonar with
and many more. Drag City psych-folk unit
plays the Golden West with
and ex-Madagascar project
finds life and actual creative space in alt-pop at the Metro Gallery with
Storm the Beaches
, and the
. Boston grind band
In the Shit
provides the music for the one-year anniversary party of the Sidebar’s regular horror night More Gore.
brings “their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop and roll” to the 8X10. Baltimore jazz drummer-of-note
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
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
, and the
. The M3 Rock Festival is an almost too perfect postcard from a particular era of rock at Merriweather Post Pavilion with
, and many, many more.
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
J Pope and Funk Friday
Todd Marcus Trio
DJ Knight Magic
Expressions of Faith Gospel Choir
, and much more.
plays with his fairly self-explanatory band
at An die Musik. Rising (risen?) MC
performs at Baltimore Soundstage. The “Metal Lords’ Day” takes over Merriweather with
, and more.
Double-bassist and composer
keeps Creative Differences’ Second Sunday Jazz Series on its winning streak at the Windup Space with an all-star band of
’s heavy, stoned gazing nicely offsets/balances
folk-pop dream at the Golden West with
MONDAY: Moon Hooch
brings its live band sax-and-drum take on house and dubstep to the Ottobar.
brings its ’70s-flavored pop-rock stylings to the Metro Gallery. Dubstep crossover pioneer
is certainly better than a lot of things at Rams Head Live with
brings its post-Animal Collective drone-pop to the Golden West.
The Out of Your Head collective returns to the Windup Space for yet another round of improv exploration. The Dig party’s
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
performs at Baltimore Soundstage. Psych-folk notables
MV and EE
play the Golden West.
enacts power-violence upon Charm City Art Space with like-minded grind bands
Six Brew Bantha
and punk-hop from
Major-label indie-pop band
He Is We
plays the Ottobar with
. Rob Perry’s monthly celebration of alt-Japanese culture Nippon Motion returns to the Sidebar. Singer/songwriter
mixes up Brazilian bossa nova and americana at An die Musik. Remixologists-of-note the
perform at Baltimore Soundstage. New York’s
shines some garage sun on the Golden West.
IN THE WINGS:
Right on the heels of the Maryland Death Fest, Swedish black-metal giant
comes to Sonar with
. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call  783-7888.)
, the resurrected Maryland death-metal great, does awful things to Frederick’s Cafe 611 with
. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com.) Chicago glam mutant