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Double Duchess, Museum of Doorknobs, Jutin Jones, Zammuto, and more

WEDNESDAY:

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

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Universal Remonster

,

Infidel

, the

Hackish

,

Seventh Chaos

,

SwampHog

, and

Visceral Disgorge

. Queer-positive electro-hop duo

Double Duchess

performs at the Golden West Cafe with

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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

.

THURSDAY:

The Sidebar makes this really easy for me with a four-day/night DJ weekend, all DJs spinning punk and metal till Monday (Death Fest chillout tent, you might say). The Kowli Nights techno-plus dance party returns to the Ottobar. The

New Riders of the Purple Sage

, the Grateful Dead-affiliated country-rock band, push 50 years at the 8X10.

Museum of Doorknobs

, a new collaboration between John Berndt and tape-loop manipulator Joseph Hammer, performs at the Red Room at Normal’s Books and Records with

Speaker

, a recentish collaboration between Shana Palmer and Lexie Macchi (the Short List’s roommate, for disclosure’s sake). The

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

does Beethoven’s Ninth at the Meyerhoff tonight and tomorrow. The

Manly Deeds

do old-time at Joe Squared Station North.

Don't miss:

The Maryland Death Fest, one of the best weekends-plus of music anywhere, let alone in Baltimore, that you should all feel very lucky to have here, takes over the general Sonar environs tonight through Sunday with way more bands than I can even start to list. A sampling:

Godflesh

,

Napalm Death

,

Autopsy

,

Eyehategod

,

Saint Vitus

,

Morbid Angel

, and the list goes on and on.

FRIDAY:

Young party-country guy

Corey Smith

plays Rams Head Live.

Antonio Harper

and

James Nasty

’s Physical Education party celebrates its anniversary at the Ottobar with

Ponyo

.

Tamm E Hunt

does jazz and blues at An die Musik with the

Charles Etzel Trio

and

Chuck Holden

. New York hardcore band

Atlas

projectile vomits a lung at Charm City Art Space with

With Daggers

,

Instigate

, and

Bridges

.

Jeff Carey

,

Di Tu Pian Duan

, and

Sergio Luque

all guest at Baltimore Technology Overdrive’s RTFM night of recursive and stochastic music at the Red Room at Normal’s Books and Records.

Don't miss:

Stars and the Sea

bring their low, drawn indie-rock to the Windup Space with

Dead Frame

,

Diefenbaker

, and

E Joseph and the Phantom Heart

.

SATURDAY: Femi the Dri Fish and the Out of the Water Experience

bring their all-in hip-hop-as-performance-art to the Ottobar.

Twiddle

brings “complex arrangements that conjure up Coltrane, Ranglin, and Zappa” to the 8X10 with

Hangdog

and

Garret Anderson

. Italian symphonic power-metal band

Rhapsody of Fire

brings its, uh, rhapsody of fire to Baltimore Soundstage with

A Sound of Thunder

. The 95.1 Shine-FM Summer Blast gives it up for the lord at Pier Six Pavilion with

Steven Curtis Chapman

,

Natalie Grant

,

Ashes Remain

,

Beckah Shae

, and, quite possibly, some very bummed-out-looking teenagers.

Don't miss:

A quality collection of folks making ambience and other dreamstate music takes over the 5th Dimension, including

WKC

,

Saint Julien

, the

Bethany Disnick Band

, and

Liz Merideth

(the Short List’s violin teacher, for disclosure’s sake).

SUNDAY:

Baltimore garage trio

Sal Bando

does a free show upstairs at the Ottobar with

Balkan Falcon

and

Adults

. Heyday Blue Note pianist and Mingus sidearm

Freddie Redd

performs with his sextet at An die Musik.

Lalah Hathaway

, e.g. the “first daughter of soul,” performs at Baltimore Soundstage with

Avery Sunshine

.

MONDAY:

Washington, D.C., indie-rock songwriter

s

Ju

tin Jones

plays the Ottobar with the

Petticoat Tea Room

.

TUESDAY:

The

Dandy Warhols

bring their alt-psych swagger to D.C.’s 9:30 Club with

Psychic Ills

. Norwegian piano trio

In the Country

is far from it at An die Musik. The Out of Your Head collective returns to the Windup Space for another round of always-improvised music. Dig with

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

gives Joe Squared Station North its weekly dose. Pan-genre pop singer

Nikka Costa

performs at Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss: Unsacred

brings its most-worthy blackened crust/hardcore to the Sidebar with

Distances

and

Instigate

.

WEDNESDAY:

Canadian alt-folk songwriter

City and Colour

plays Rams Head Live with

David Bazan

. New York synth-pop band

Suckers

totally fall for it at the Ottobar with

Devin

and

Minimus the Poet

.

Don't miss:

Erik Deutsch

, the pianist, composer, and early Charlie Hunter Band member, celebrates a record release at An die Musik. DJ Rice’s art-punk/post-dub one-man project

Teenage Souls

performs at the Windup Space with

Jonathan Badger

,

Bard and Moustache

, and

French Kings

.

IN THE WINGS:

Zammuto

, a band sporting some members of the Books, comes to the Ottobar June 24 with the

Dialogue

. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) The

Sword

, the mass-appeal hard-rock/metal band, comes to Sonar June 21 with

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Red Fang

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

Santigold

probably proves at least a few people wrong at Rams Head Live June 19. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)

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