get monosyllabic at the Ottobar.
play acoustic at Joe Squared on North Avenue. Down the street,
Localized Panic Device
are at the Windup Space.
looks to the far East for inspiration at the Sidebar.
THURSDAY: MC Chris
perform stale jokes for gamer dweebs at the Ottobar.
play their Rams Head Live show, moved up a few days from its original date on July 24. An die Musik holds an M3E fundraiser featuring
Ellicott City emo heroes the
plays a hometown show of sorts (home state, at least) at the Recher Theatre.
at the Sidebar.
Artscape kicks off with
headlining the Wells Fargo stage. The Station North stage gets one of the festival’s best rock bills with
Big In Japan with Katrina Ford
. And High Zero hosts an Artscape stage in the University of Baltimore Student Center with the
Femi The DriFish.
Elsewhere around town,
play a CD release party at the 8x10. The Ottobar holds a release party for
featuring a performance by the
Baltimore Rock Opera Society
, who is not to be confused with the
Baltimore Boom Bap Society,
to the Windup Space. Local Christian rockers
headline the Recher Theatre. The
scrapes the bottom of the indie-band reunion-tour barrel down in Washington at the 9:30 Club.
Dead n' Wasted
rock out at the Sidebar. And yes,
knows what you think of their name at Baltimore Soundstage.
returns to Rams Head Live with member Ian Hesford, three months after he suffered a heart attack on the very same stage.
on the Wells Fargo stage, and
on the Station North stage with
Three Red Crowns
gets down at the Baltimore Soundstage while Northern Virginia’s
retorts at the 8x10.
try to earn their exclamation point at the Ottobar.
Big-hearted bands, including the
, play the Callie’s Cause benefit show at the Sidebar to raise funds for a little girl named Callie and other children with pricey health problems.
Artscape winds down with
Rebirth Brass Band
on the Wells Fargo stage,
on the Station North stage, and
on the Festival stage.
Charm City Devils
get anthemic at Rams Head Live. Scenic Route Records holds a showcase featuring the
A Cat Called Cricket
. Insipid British synth poppers
headline Merriweather Post Pavilion with
swings a mean left hook at the Recher Theatre.
The English Beat
don’t save it for later, if “it” refers to lucrative reunion tours, at the Baltimore Soundstage.
MONDAY: Us and Us Only
betrays the premise of its name by sharing a bill at Charm City Art Space with
. 98 Rock’s Noise In The Basement brings local bands to the Baltimore Soundstage. Rising R&B star
is at the 9:30 Club in Washington.
The Vans Warped Tour takes over Merriweather Post Pavilion with literally dozens of bands, including
Taking Back Sunday
and the Lutherville boys-made-good
All Time Low
. Canadian rockers
hit the Recher Theatre. The Charm City Art Space has
, while the Ottobar has
Out Of Your Head
collective assembles their new lineup of the week at the Windup Space.
takes the alphabetical approach to assembling ’90s nostalgia package tours at Rams Head Live.
WEDNESDAY: Aaron Lewis
of Staind is finally on the inside, at Rams Head Live. Country rapper
twangs and swangs into the Recher Theatre.
gets folksy at the Baltimore Soundstage.
remember what “emo” used to mean at the Charm City Art Space.
Pretty Little Kennedy Curse
A Place In Time
are at the Ottobar.
IN THE WINGS:
Animated TV metal band
co-headlines with actual metal band
Lamb of God
at Pier Six Pavilion on Aug. 26. (For more information visit piersixpavilion.com or call  783-4189.) Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. comes to Baltimore Soundstage on Sept. 19. (For more information visit BaltimoreSoundstage.com or call  244-0057.)
returns to the venue they named an album after, Merriweather Post Pavilion, on Oct. 2. (For more information visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.)