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Jumpcuts, SOJA, Among Wolves, Santana

WEDNESDAY:

Indie rockers

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Jumpcuts

and rappers

AK Slaughter

get down at the Sidebar.

Colt Ford

mixes country and rap at the Recher Theatre, while

Aaron Lewis

of Staind mixes country with crappy grunge rock at Rams Head Live.

Girlyman

sings sweet harmonies at the Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Greg Ginn and the Royal We

, an electronic project from Black Flag’s founding guitarist, is at the Golden West.

THURSDAY: SOJA

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brings its own idea of folk music to Rams Head Live, while the

Manly Deeds

take theirs to Joe Squared Station North. 98 Rock’s Rock The Dock summer concert series hosts the tribal psychedelia of

Telesma

outside the Hard Rock Cafe.

88MPH

risks a speeding ticket at the Charm City Art Space. If the Michael Jackson-shaped hole in your heart can only be filled by a symphony orchestra, then you’re in luck: The

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

is taking on the King of Pop’s catalog at Pier Six Pavilion.

FRIDAY: Among Wolves

get drunkenly transcendent, or transcendently drunk, at the Windup Space with the

Honest Mistakes.

Novelty rockers the

Dan Band

get silly at Rams Head Live. Iceland’s

Mrs. Malfridur Markan

performs at the Queer Is Where the Heart Is art exhibition at the Metro Gallery. Coastal bar-band lifers

Love Seed Mama Jump

play somebody else’s hits at Power Plant Live.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

returns to Pier Six Pavilion to play the music of Led Zeppelin. Terrible band names abound at the Sidebar:

Belie My Burial

,

Sirens and Sailors,

Beheading of a King

,

Failure in Vanity

, and

Blessings in Disguise

. Jazz drummer

Eric Kennedy

brings a few friends to An die Musik Live.

Trace Blam

and

A Cool Stick

head up a rare hip-hop bill at the 8x10.

SATURDAY:

Putting “the” in the middle of band names (Foster the People, Young the Giant) is super-hot right now, so catch

86 the Effort

at the 8x10 or

This the Rescue

at the Recher Theatre. Meanwhile,

Yellow Dubmarine

and

Psycho Killer

perform their own tributes to the Beatles and the Talking Heads, respectively, at Rams Head Live. The intensely named

Consumed With Hatred

plays appropriately intense “blackened hardcore” at the Charm City Art Space.

DJ Sal Flip

hosts his weekly Saturday Summer Social at the Baltimore Soundstage. Ex-Avail frontman

Tim Barry

comes to the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

The Baltimore An die Musik 2012 Electronica Fest closes out with

Jonathan Badger

and

Stargazer 21

.

SUNDAY: Alexei Tartakovski

tickles the ivories at An die Musik Live.

Don't miss:

The Ottobar holds a listening party for

J Dilla

’s

The Rebirth of Detroit

, with performances by

Eze Jackson

of Soul Cannon,

B-Fly

,

Sean Toure

,

and other Baltimore rap fixtures.

MONDAY: Santana

and the

Allman Brothers Band

bring their co-headlining tour of epic jams to Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Cryptodira

comes out of its shell at the Sidebar.

TUESDAY:

The

Out Of Your Head

collective

features

Ben Frock

and

Will Redman

this week at the Windup Space.

Amadou and Mariam

try to put the hardship of being sampled by

Maroon 5

behind them at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Universal Remonster

and

Station

are at the Sidebar. Rams Head Live welcomes

Bombay Bicycle Club

, who is neither from Bombay nor a bicycle club. Discuss.

Don't miss:

Hard-bop legend

Freddie Redd

continues his summer residency at An die Musik Live.

WEDNESDAY:

Segway

and

Jesters of Kindness

celebrate Jerry Garcia’s birthday at the 8x10.

England In 1819

reads its favorite sonnets at the Ottobar with

Expanding Man

.

Don't miss:

Baltimore rap rebel

PT Burnem

opens for the bands

Something CompleX

and

Collectible Human

at the Charm City Art Space.

IN THE WINGS:

If you missed

Rebirth Brass Band

’s set at Artscape, they’ll be back in town on Aug. 31 to headline at the Baltimore Soundstage. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call [410] 244-0057.) Veteran Chicago indie label Thrill Jockey is celebrating its 20th anniversary in multiple cities, including Baltimore, where

Tortoise

heads up a bill full of Mobtown signings like

Future Islands

,

Arbouretum

and

Pontiak

at Rams Head Live on Sept. 13. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) And the Ottobar will surely have a packed house for

Propaghandi

on Oct. 6. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.)

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