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He Is We, Screeching Weasel, James Nasty, Hackish

WEDNESDAY:

Major-label indie-pop band

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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 Café.

THURSDAY:

Screeching Weasel

, the loathsome-by-design punk band, plays Sonar with the

Queers

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.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

, featuring the son of Willie Nelson, bring their roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll to the Metro Gallery.

Steel Panther

marks its territory at Rams Head Live with

James Durbin

. Vocalist

Dyana Neal

and pianist

Douglas Brandt Byerly

present their Mezzo at the Movies program of Gershwin and Gershwin-y things at An die Musik.

Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons

sneak a drink at the 8X10 with the duo of

Cris Jacobs

and

Mookie Siegel

. A bunch of ska and ska-like things take over Charm City Art Space, including

Kill Lincoln

,

Lightning Killed My Parents

, and

May Weather

. Singer/songwriters

Stephanie Corby

and

David Glaser

watch trains at Sykesville’s Baldwin’s Station.

Don't miss:

Starting tonight and running through Sunday, the Transmodern Festival, DIY Baltimore’s yearly all-in celebration of transgressive art, takes over a few different spaces, including the Current Space, 14Karat Cabaret, the Maryland Art Place, and locales less expected, with way too much to list here. A sampling of the more music-leaning things:

Dazzlestorm

,

DJ Jason Willett

,

Weekends

,

DJ Josh Van Horn.

FRIDAY:

The Ottobar’s Girls Rule! party takes over the downstairs room of the club; upstairs,

Antonio Harper

and

James Nasty

’s Physical Education party returns. Baltimore college-funk band the

Grilled Lincolns

celebrate a record release at Sonar with

Pasadena

. The Welcome to the Court MC battle returns to the Talking Head. The

Things

could really use a lesson in SEO at the Metro Gallery with

Sister Ex.

2 Skinnee J's

, the dormroom weed-party favorites circa 1998, perform at Rams Head Live with

All Mighty Senators

. Reedsman

Benny Russell

plays with his band (“and Friends,” properly) at An die Musik.

Ivan Neville

brings his

Dumpstaphunk

to the 8X10. The

Beautiful Swimmers

, a Washington, D.C., duo making most-excellent house/groove music, guest at this month’s Four Hours of Funk party at the Windup Space with resident DJs

Exclaime

and

Fleg

.

Thomas Gold

guests at the new edition of Baltimore Soundstage’s Bassdrop party with

DJ Who

and

Mike T

. The

Black Keys

bring their diet take on White Stripes-y blues-rock to Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion with the

Arctic Monkeys

. The

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra SuperPops

does the first of three shows this weekend of the Beat Goes On! Music of the Baby Boomers at the Meyerhoff.

Don't miss:

Hoax

makes the bloodiest sort of hardcore at the Golden West with

Give

and

Sewn Leather

.

SATURDAY: Spineless Swine

and

Speedway Operators

pay tribute to Morrissey on his birthday at the Ottobar. The Sidebar’s third annual Ramones tribute night takes over the club with the

Pinheads

, the

Quarantines

, and more. Venezuelan-American classical piano notable

Vanessa Perez

performs an afternoon show at An die Musik. Boundary-blurring avant-garde unit

Quartet Offensive

does unholy things to jazz at the Windup Space with

Shaking Ray Levis

and

Evan Lipson

. Neo-soul guy

Rahsaan Patterson

performs at Baltimore Soundstage with

Yahzarah

. The

Herd of Main Street

gets corralled into Joe Squared Station North. The Route 29 Revue takes over Merriweather Post Pavilion with the

Drive-By Truckers

,

Lucinda Williams

, and

Justin Jones

. The

Baltimore Men's Chorus

, the city’s oldest gay chorus, presents its Time and Elements program at the Creative Alliance.

Don't miss: Dope Body

and

Roomrunner

, a couple of the best things to come out of guitar-Baltimore, like, ever, celebrate dual album releases at a new venue called Coward Shoe, with recent Baltimore import

Hume

.

SUNDAY:

The

Adicts

, the English punk band by now at it almost four decades, play the Ottobar with

World/Inferno Friendship Society

. Baltimore thrash crossover band

Radical Discharge

soundtracks free pizza at the Sidebar with

Heaviness of the Load

and

Most Heinous

. Cool-jazz sax player

Lee Konitz

plays with his quintet at An die Musik.

Sabaton

, the Swedish power-metal band, plays Baltimore Soundstage. Pop-country trio

Lady Antebellum

plays Merriweather Post Pavilion with

Darius Rucker

.

Don't miss:

Audrey Chen

, the cornerstone avant-garde cellist and vocalist who has moved from Baltimore, comes home to the Windup Space with

Man Forever

.

MONDAY:

Baltimore indie-pop favorites

Gary B and the Notions

celebrate the release of their new record

How Do We Explode

at the Ottobar with

Justin Jones

. Pittsburgh hardcore band

Girlfight

lays into the Talking Head with

Mountpellier

. Folk-punk big-band

Dead Whale Ramblers

play the Sidebar with

Signs Of Iris

,

Crushed Purple

, and

Turtle Tongue

. The

Saltarello

trio does 1,000 years of folk music at An die Musik.

Don't miss:

Glam mutant

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Bobby Conn

performs at the Golden West.

TUESDAY:

Baltimore hardcore band

Bet the Devil

, sporting some Next Step Up lineage, peels the paint at the Sidebar. The Out of Your Head collective returns to the Windup Space. Dig with

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

doesn’t miss a beat at Joe Squared Station North.

WEDNESDAY:

A whole bunch of local and localish metal bands take over the Ottobar, including

Universal Remonster

,

Infidel

, the

Hackish

,

Seventh Chaos

,

SwampHog

, and

Visceral Disgorge

. Queer-positive electro-hop duo

Double Duchess

performs at the Golden West with

Lemz

. Alt-country big name

Todd Snider

performs at Rams Head Live. Baltimore black-metal band

Xeukatre

comes out of hiding at the Sidebar with

Horde of the Eclipse

.

Don't miss:

Gary B

heads up a lineup of young DIY talent, folk and otherwise, at the Windup Space, including

Wild Moccasins

,

Neutron Bomb

, and

American Folklore

.

IN THE WINGS:

California sludge band

Black Cobra

comes to the Ottobar June 27 with

Gaza

. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) D.C. singer/songwriter-done-good

Eric Hutchinson

comes to Rams Head Live June 27. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)

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