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WEDNESDAY: Dermot and Flo

duet on accordion and harp at the Windup Space. The

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Billy Martin and Will Blades Duo

(the former of Medeski, Martin, and Wood fame) play an early show at the 8x10, while

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

hold down the late show.

Hero of the Hour

and

Dead Center

are at the Ottobar.

Neon Trees

play this year’s peppy alternapop single at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Awesome local “indie-soul” trio

Me and This Army

are at the Sidebar with

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Pinata

.

THURSDAY:

The bluegrassholes in the

Yonder Mountain String Band

pick and grin at the Baltimore Soundstage.

Black Byrds

and

Thee Lexington Arrows

(with

City Paper

illustrator Alex Fine) rock a Baltimore Tattoo Museum art show opening at Joe Squared at the Inner Harbor. The

David Murray Black Music Infinity Quartet

, featuring the Grammy-winning tenor saxophonist, comes to An die Musik. The

Scorpions

and

Night Ranger

take Merriweather Post Pavilion to power-ballad heaven.

Braceface

, the

Firecrackers

and the

Sheckies

make a racket at the Sidebar. Lo-fi locals

Monster Museum

kicks ass at the Windup Space.

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

rounds out the night’s entertainment at the 8x10.

Don't miss:

Believers

(featuring members of Future Islands and Double Dagger) plays the CONSTRUCT art exhibition at the Metro Gallery.

FRIDAY:

Mindless Behavior

, perhaps the most aptly named teen R&B sensation of all time, headlines the 92Q Summer Jam at Pier Six Pavilion.

June Star

unplugs for an acoustic set at Joe Squared Station North.

Extermination Angel

and

Necropsy

headline a heavy night at the Golden West. Atlanta singer/songwriter

Sonia Leigh

is at the Recher Theatre with

Mike McFadden

.

Bond and Bentley

throw a CD release party at the 8x10.

Saving Abel

and

Redlight King

play the hits that nobody who doesn’t listen to 98 Rock has ever heard at Rams Head Live. Get your indie rap fix down in Washington when

La Coka Nostra

and

Jedi Mind Tricks

co-headline the 9:30 Club, duddy.

SATURDAY:

Baltimore Shredfest 3 kicks off with

Spineshank

and

9 Electric

at the Recher Theatre. You know Axl and Slash will never share a stage again, so go ahead and bang your head with

Appetite For Destruction

at Rams Head Live.

The Matrimonials

, who are a very funny band, play with

Diarrhea Planet

, who definitely at least has a funny name, at the Golden West. The Southern Maryland Sun Music Fest kicks off at the Calvert County Fair Grounds with the

Kelly Bell Band

. The

Best Coast

brings a little California to Washington at the 9:30 Club. How about some hardcore with

a

Wilhelm Scream

and

the

Holy Mess

at the Ottobar?

Don't miss:

Letitia VanSant

plucks her banjo and celebrates the release of her debut album at the Windup Space.

SUNDAY:

The

Fabulous Thunderbirds

headline the second night of the Southern Maryland Sun Music Fest at the Calvert County Fair Grounds.

Jason Aldean

, the only singer in country music who can boast a Ludacris remix, headlines Merriweather Post Pavilion with

Luke Bryan

. British jazz veterans Varyan Weston and Trevor Watts make a very special stateside appearance at the Windup Space.

Don't miss:

Baltimore Shredfest 3 concludes with

Polkadot Cadaver

and

Sky Came Burning

at the Recher Theatre.

MONDAY:

Glen Burnie punks

Decayed Future

are at the Sidebar with

RF30

,

Union Boys

, and

ADFF

.

TUESDAY: Rusted Root

gets a hippie-drum circle happening at the Recher Theatre.

Neko Case

and

Kelly Hogan

make the boys swoon at Rams Head Live.

John Dierker

and

Jon Birkholz

head up a quartet for the

Out Of Your Head

collective at the Windup Space.

Carrie and the Dirty Pillows

dodge buckets of blood at the Sidebar.

Landis Expandis

spins at the Joe Squared on North Avenue, and

DJ Scottie B

spins at the Joe Squared at the Inner Harbor.

Don't miss:

Iowa psych rockers

Radio Moscow

are at the Golden West with

The Dirty Streets

and

Drunk Monk

.

WEDNESDAY:

John Dierker

is back at the Windup Space with his band

Leap.

Bet The Devil

screams in your face at the Ottobar with

Stout

and

Sand

.

IN THE WINGS

:

Dirty Projectors

are touring with Baltimore treasure

Wye Oak

this summer, and after their first Washington show at the 9:30 Club on Aug. 17 sold out, they added a second show on Aug. 18. (For more information, visit 930.com or call [202] 265-0930.) Sometime musical recording artist

Saul Williams

returns to his spoken word roots at the Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 1. (For more information, visit BaltimoreSoundstage.com or call [410] 244-0057.) The Ottobar celebrates Skalloween with

The Toasters

on Oct. 30. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.)

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