Man Man, Dying Fetus, Puddle, Bridges


Dying Fetus


brings death metal and fetal death to Frederick for a show at Cafe 611 with



Strong Intention


The Rumble and Team Rocket

rock and rumble at the Sidebar. Philly weirdos

Man Man

headlines the Ottobar. The

Baltimore Boom Bap Society

holds its monthly party at the Windup Space.


Justin Levy

of the local chamber-pop combo


Eureka Birds

plays a solo set at Joe Squared Inner Harbor. Gaithersburg jazz/funk/rock renegades


play the Sidebar with


and the

Dry Sea.

Don't miss:

Killer local power trio


opens for

Cheap Girls

and the

Max Levine Ensemble

at the Golden West Cafe.


Exotic Animal Petting Zoo



(those are two different band names) get cuddly at Towson’s Recher Theatre. New Jersey and Philly noisemakers

Fight Amp



, respectively, get loud at the Charm City Art Space. The Sidebar’s swinging ’60s throwback night

Amanda Otto's Reaction!

showcases Norfolk, Va.’s the


. Washington, D.C., instrumental rockers

Les Rhinoceros

open for


at the Windup Space. The

Samuel King Quintet,

led by the titular Baltimore alto saxophonist, performs at An die Musik.


School of Rock presents an afternoon matinee of tributes to MTV’s Unplugged and Weezer at the Ottobar, and

I the Breather

plays a show later that evening.


have a release party for their new album at the Sidebar. Baltimore blues rockers

Old Man Brown

play some sweet licks at the Recher Theatre. The Celtic-rock heroes of Virginia’s

Carbon Leaf

bring their penny whistle and their drinking songs to Rams Head Live. The

Love Below

expresses an apparent preference for the wrong half of that Outkast album at the Golden West Cafe.

Don't miss:

If you have to see yet a ‘90s alt-rocker play one of his old albums in its entirety, you could do a lot worse than

Matthew Sweet

running through the power-pop classic


at D.C.’s 9:30 Club.


Last year’s one-hit wonders

Foster the People

finally play that big Merriweather Post Pavilion gig they booked back when their song was still on the radio. And if that’s not enough hard-core VH1 action for you,

Gavin Degraw


Colbie Caillat

are teaming up at Pier Six Pavilion.

Jeff Roland

and local avant human-beatbox genius

Bow-Legged Gorilla

play the Metro Gallery; up the street,

Tony Malaby

’s monthly jazz showcase is going down at the Windup Space. School of Rock reprises its ’90s-themed matinee at the Ottobar, while later that night

Aesthetic Perfection

headlines the club. Screamo dullards

Hawthorne Heights

play the Recher Theatre and reminisce about that brief moment six years ago when they were a big deal. The local rap showcase “Come and Get It” includes



Jay Verze

at the Talking Head. Baltimore Soundstage hosts a battle of the bands with such auspicious names as

Phat Janis


Break Glass in Case of Zombies.

Don't miss:

Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children

do scuzzy, nasty blues-rock the way it was meant to be done at the Golden West Cafe with

Dan Sartain


MONDAY: Survey Says!


Hawaiian Shirt Day

skank their way into the Charm City Art Space. Pennsylvania alt-country band the

Pale Barn Ghosts

twang it up at the Ottobar with

Nom de Plume



Insufferable Northern Ireland indie band

Two Door Cinema Club

is apparently popular enough to perform at Rams Head Live and then ask fans to pay a separate ticket price for a DJ set across the street at Baltimore Soundstage later the same night. The

Out of Your Head

improv collective’s Windup Space showcase this week brings together a quartet of

Mike Ross


Peter Formanek


Jake Leckie

, and

Sean Wilson


Nice Package

sponsors the 8X10’s weekly open mic contest.

Lady Piss



, which surely go together like peas and carrots, play the Ottobar.


headlines the Ottobar (appropriately one night after Lady Piss).

Nippon Motion


Rob Perry's

monthly DJ night celebrating Japanese music, is at the Sidebar.


British popsters the

Scissor Sisters

are touring the United States with Baltimore dance-rap firebrand

Rye Rye

, and their July 2 show at the 9:30 Club has already sold out. Fortunately, they just added a second night on July 3. (For more information visit or call [202] 265-0930.)

Def Leppard



dare you to run through your inventory of spandex and Aqua Net references when they co-headline Merriweather Post Pavilion July 10. (For more information visit or call [410] 715-5550.) And the greatest band of the ’70s that you never hear on the radio, Little Feat, stretches into its fifth decade at Rams Head Live Aug. 8 (For more information visit or call [410] 244-1131.)