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WEDNESDAY:

This is the day of the

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Expanding Man

at the Ottobar, opening for

England in 1819

.

PT Burnem

brings his mad scientist vision of hip-hop to the Charm City Art Space.

Segway

and

Jesters of Kindness

pay tribute to Jerry Garcia at the 8x10.

Bombay Bicycle Club

pedals down to the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The bill rhymes when

Old Lines

and

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Stripmines

get together at the Sidebar.

THURSDAY:

Electric Fireworks

go off at the Sidebar.

Slaves on Dope

push two envelopes at the same damn time at the Recher Theatre with the also vaguely edgy

Saint Diablo

.

Savage Sons

rock out upstairs at the Ottobar.

Sac Au Lait

brings a bit of Dixieland to Joe Squared Station North.

FRIDAY:

Local power trio

Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children

kicks ass at the Windup Space with

June Star

. Dubstep douches appropriate Southern rap slang galore when Throwed and Faded present

Trap Mob Invasion

at the Sidebar with

Maximilian

and

Fhaarles Craanklin

.

John Rose

and

Steve Yankee

show their bright lights and their city lights at Joe Squared Station North. Pianist

Todd Simon

comes to An die Musik.

King Gilbert

and

Action Pat

spin records at Save Your Soul at the Lithuanian Hall, and

Deep in the Game

do the same at Club Hippo.

Toy Soldiers

all fall down at the 8x10 with the

Grand Wagoneers

. Maryland-based rapper

Logic

brings his national headlining tour to the Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

The

Jennifers

snap, jangle, and pop at the Metro Gallery with

Goodbye New Plans

and

Widows Watch

.

SATURDAY:

The Summer Spirit Festival, co-headlined by former power couple of the neo-soul nation

Erykah Badu

and

Common

, comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion along with a tribute to Chuck Brown, featuring the late Go-Go pioneer's band. Legendary California punks

Fang

bite down at the Sidebar. Local roots rockers the

Stone Hill All-Stars

are at An die Musik. Anthemic Canadian alt-rockers

Our Lady Peace

are at the 9:30 Club down in Washington.

Ed Lauer

and

Frank Florence

jam down at the Horse You Came in On.

Hunger Strike

don't mind stealin' bread from the mouths of decadence at Joe Squared Station North. Teen-girl group sensation

Say Chance

is at Rams Head Live. The Perry Hall United Methodist Church hosts a folk-music open mic. Frontmen gone solo

Scott Reynolds

of ALL and

Fred Mascherino

of Taking Back Sunday play an early show at the Charm City Art Space.

Don't miss:

Balti Mare

brings its gypsy dance party to the Creative Alliance at the Patterson with Ben Frock's

Love Unit

.

SUNDAY:

Gorilla Music's Battle of the Bands holds its finals, featuring a dozen bands, including

Hundred Acre

and

Too Drunk to Notice

, competing at the Baltimore Soundstage.

City Paper

contributor

Geoffrey Himes

presents the Roots Cafe at An die Musik with

Victoria Vox

and

Karen Collins

.

Aesop Rock

disappoints kids who were expecting A$AP Rocky at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

12 Stones

get 75 percent of the way to a Bush album at the Recher Theatre.

MONDAY:

98 Rock's Noise In The Basement lets local rockers sound off at the Baltimore Soundstage.

Wild Nothing

rides the dream-pop wave at the Ottobar with

Dead Mellotron

.

TUESDAY:

Hard bop legend

Freddie Redd

continues his summer residency at An die Musik Live. The

Out Of Your Head

collective rips it up and starts again at the Windup Space. The

Mighty Mighty Bosstones

campaign to add a third "mighty" to their name at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Lovey

and

Animous

get sweet and spirited at the Sidebar.

Don't miss:

Ava Luna

hits Baltimore with ace local support from

Weekends

as well as

Lands and Peoples

at the Metro Gallery.

WEDNESDAY:

The always-amazing

Little Feat

returns to the city where they recorded one of their greatest albums, 1974's

Feats Don't Fail Me Now

, at Rams Head Live. The

Technicians

play the Sidebar with

Nine Finger Discount

.

Eli August

celebrates what must surely be his favorite month at Joe Squared Station North.

Dopapod

gets funky at the 8x10. These are

the

Breaks

, at the Ottobar, with

Gone To The Buffalo

.

Don't miss:

Guardian Alien

, featuring Greg Fox (Teeth Mountain, Dan Deacon), plays Floristree with

Starring

.

IN THE WINGS:

Creative Differences bring improv heavyweights Bill Orcutt and Chris Corsano to the Windup Space on Sept. 5. (For more information, visit thewindupspace.com or call [410] 244-8855.)

The first Charm City Music Festival comes to Harbor East with

Weezer

,

Flogging Molly

, and the

All Mighty Senators

on Sept. 15. (For more information, visit charmcitymusicfestival.com or call [800]745 -3000.) And Pier Six Pavilion's warm-weather concert season winds down with the

Avett Brothers

on Sept. 23. (For more information, visit piersixpavilion.com or call [410] 783-4189.)

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