present seemingly contradictory concepts at the Sidebar.
The first day of the annual Insubordination Fest kicks off at the Ottobar with a small army of punk bands, including Baltimore’s own
headlines the second day of Insubordination Fest at the Ottobar. Release parties ahoy:
celebrates its latest album at the Charm City Art Space, and
drops a new one at Sonar.
Brad Gunson and Gunson Roses
get a tip of the hat for most amusing band name of the week at Joe Squared Station North.
plays Rams Head Live with local soul man
. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts a special World Refugee Day event, including a film screening and music from international performers including Kurdish refugees
Baltimore power-pop supergroup
rocks the Golden West with North Carolina’s excellent
Hammer No More the Fingers
The ninth annual MammoJam Festival fights breast cancer with
of Baltimore and
of New Orleans at the 8X10. Charming comedic actor Donald Glover brings his utterly charmless emo-rap alter ego
to Pier Six Pavilion with fellow skinny-jeans rapper
. Local rockers
play selections from their synth-driven debut album Electrickery with a string section at the Metro Gallery. Up the street, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner hits the Windup Space with her solo project
Flock of Dimes
Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman Duo
perform the music of John Zorn at An die Musik.
totally gives up on this whole “coming up with a name” thing at the Sidebar. Insubordination Fest winds down at the Ottobar with
. Fast-rising local punks
blasts off at the Golden West with
Don't miss: Scab Labour
, a Poison Idea cover band of Baltimore punk all-stars, plays its “only show ever” at the Charm City Art Space.
It’s probably not a good sign that the Beatles tribute band
, which plays at Pier Six Pavilion tonight, is named after the song that Oasis copped their sound from. The Windup Space hosts a great night of instrumental rock from
(featuring club owner Russell de Ocampo) and
Three Red Crowns
plays downstairs at the Ottobar, while the
The Flamenco Soul Project
plays a seated event that will make you feel like dancing at the Baltimore Soundstage. Jazz flutist
performs selections for summer lovers at An die Musik Live.
Don't miss: Lord Baltimore
’s Celebrity Concert features awesome local rap acts like
at the Talking Head.
The Baltimore Soundstage hosts Noise in the Basement, 98 Rock’s local music showcase hosted by Matt Davis. A quartet of Peabody jazz students performs at An die Musik.
TUESDAY: Los Campesinos!
force us to appear to be enthusiastic about them with the punctuation embedded into their name at the Ottobar.
The Out of Your Head collective
makes something out of nothing like it does every Tuesday at the Windup Space. Alt-rock radio hitmakers
plays acoustic at the Recher Theatre, whose web site describes them as “one of the hardest rocking bangs around”—whose responible? An die Musik hosts Djangofolies, in which gypsy-jazz singer
reinvents the music of Django Reinhardt.
WEDNESDAY: Eric Hutchinson
, a rock singer so bland his big hit is called “Rock and Roll,” plays Rams Head Live.
IN THE WINGS:
The Summer Spirit Festival, which is headlined by former power couple of the neo-soul nation
and includes a tribute to Chuck Brown by the late Go-Go legend’s own band, comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion Aug. 4. (For more information visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.) The same day,
dodges bad zombie jokes at Sonar. (For more information visit sonarbaltimore.com or call  783-7888.) The