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WEDNESDAY:

Canadian alt-folk songwriter

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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

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performs at the Windup Space with

Jonathan Badger

,

Bard and Moustache

, and the

French Kings

.

THURSDAY:

The

Bryson Dudley Band

does garage-steeped pop songs for summer at the Windup Space with

Raindeer

. The

Zac Brown Band

brings its college-y fusion to Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Don't miss:

Prepared/improv guitar traveler

Janet Feder

reinvents folk music at An die Musik.

FRIDAY:

With Lions

, the orchestral-indie live-soundtrack project of Lake Trout’s Anthony “Woody” Ranere and Benzos’ Christian Celaya, performs at the Ottobar with the

Water

and

Among Wolves

. “Its Yourz Vol 3” takes over the Talking Head with

Stellar Stylee

and

Droosie

. Early-days Bad Bay Records MC

Black Rob

takes the mic at Sonar. Washington, D.C. alt-rock band

Kim Cameron

and the

Side FX

play Rams Head Live with

Eva Jade Landon

. Jazz vocalist and composer

Maria Neckam

performs with her quartet at An die Musik. Baltimore tough-guy/“beatdown” hardcore band

Stout

returns to the Sidebar with

Lifeless

and

Hardside

. New Orleans funk-rock band

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

play the 8X10. The

Bellevederes

, still Baltimore’s reigning all-in ’60s soul cover band, perform at the Windup Space with

Alma Tropicalia

. The

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

does a program centered around Mozart and Beethoven at the Meyerhoff. The Capital Jazz Fest takes over Merriweather Post Pavilion all weekend with

George Benson

,

Fourplay

,

India Arie

, and many, many more.

Don't miss:

Art-pop songwriter and great voice-haver

Joseph Mulhollen

celebrates a record release with a first-ever full-band show at the Golden West Cafe with

Amy Reid

. (For disclosure’s sake, I’m employed at the Golden West in a non-music-related capacity.)

SATURDAY:

DJs

Matt Walter

and

Craig Boarman

helm the Ottobar’s eighth annual “Pretty in Pink ’80s Prom.” Scandinavian black-metal heavies

Marduk

and

1349

make hell at Sonar.

Eureka Birds

bring their generally underappreciated baroque indie-pop to the Metro Gallery with

Dance for the Dying

and

Vasco

. Frontiers does Journey at Rams Head Live.

Misto di Voci

, a classical-plus trio dedicated to performing music from underserved communities, performs at An die Musik. The quirk-pop extraordinaires of

Squaaks

celebrate a record release at the Windup Space with the

Matrimonials

and

Thee The The

. Rock-rock guitarist

Steve Kimock

plays Baltimore Soundstage. The

Psyched

, a total rock blast with some DNA from ex-band of awesome mutants the Apes, plays the Golden West with

Horse Lords

and the

Thing With Two Heads

.

SUNDAY:

Hop Along

puts a spring in the Golden West’s step with the ’90s throwback dream-punk of

Dee and the Warlocks

and

Brendan Sullivan

. Electro-rock duo

Phantogram

plays Rams Head Live.

Arty Hill

and

Andrew Grimm

guest at this month’s edition of

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes’ Roots Cafe songwriters series at An die Musik.

Curren$y

brings his Jet Life Tour 2012 to Baltimore Soundstage with a long list of supporting names.

MONDAY:

Baltimore singer/songwriter

Mike McFadden

plays the Ottobar with

Justin Jones

.

TUESDAY:

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

’s Dig weekly doesn’t rest at Joe Squared Station North.

Don't miss:

The Out of Your Head collective goes in for another round of improv exploration at the Windup Space.

WEDNESDAY:

Man Man,

one of the more perfect encapsulations of weird-indie going, performs at the Ottobar with

Raleigh Moncrief

. The Boom Bap Society,

Wendel Patrick

and

Erik Spangler

’s monthly exploration of hip-hop’s outer limits, takes over the Windup Space.

Pusha T

, of Clipse fame and a still fairly fresh Kanye West GOOD Music signee, performs at Baltimore Soundstage with

Future

.

Don't miss:

Resurrected Maryland death-metal great

Dying Fetus

does awful things to Frederick’s Cafe 611 with

Revocation

,

Strong Intention

, and more.

IN THE WINGS:

D.C. ska band the

Pietasters

make their semiregular Baltimore outing at the Ottobar June 29 with the

Ducky Boys

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

Wordsmith

releases his next album June 22 at Sonar. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call [410] 783-7888.)

Nada Surf

is popular so popular at Rams Head Live July 5. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)

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