This is the day of the
at the Ottobar, opening for
England in 1819
brings his mad scientist vision of hip-hop to the Charm City Art Space.
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
get together at the Sidebar.
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
rock out upstairs at the Ottobar.
Sac Au Lait
brings a bit of Dixieland to Joe Squared Station North.
Local power trio
Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children
kicks ass at the Windup Space with
. Dubstep douches appropriate Southern rap slang galore when Throwed and Faded present
Trap Mob Invasion
at the Sidebar with
show their bright lights and their city lights at Joe Squared Station North. Pianist
comes to An die Musik.
spin records at Save Your Soul at the Lithuanian Hall, and
Deep in the Game
do the same at Club Hippo.
all fall down at the 8x10 with the
. Maryland-based rapper
brings his national headlining tour to the Baltimore Soundstage.
snap, jangle, and pop at the Metro Gallery with
Goodbye New Plans
The Summer Spirit Festival, co-headlined by former power couple of the neo-soul nation
, comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion along with a tribute to Chuck Brown, featuring the late Go-Go pioneer's band. Legendary California punks
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.
jam down at the Horse You Came in On.
don't mind stealin' bread from the mouths of decadence at Joe Squared Station North. Teen-girl group sensation
is at Rams Head Live. The Perry Hall United Methodist Church hosts a folk-music open mic. Frontmen gone solo
of ALL and
of Taking Back Sunday play an early show at the Charm City Art Space.
brings its gypsy dance party to the Creative Alliance at the Patterson with Ben Frock's
Gorilla Music's Battle of the Bands holds its finals, featuring a dozen bands, including
Too Drunk to Notice
, competing at the Baltimore Soundstage.
presents the Roots Cafe at An die Musik with
disappoints kids who were expecting A$AP Rocky at the 9:30 Club in Washington.
get 75 percent of the way to a Bush album at the Recher Theatre.
98 Rock's Noise In The Basement lets local rockers sound off at the Baltimore Soundstage.
rides the dream-pop wave at the Ottobar with
Hard bop legend
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.
get sweet and spirited at the Sidebar.
hits Baltimore with ace local support from
as well as
Lands and Peoples
at the Metro Gallery.
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
play the Sidebar with
Nine Finger Discount
celebrates what must surely be his favorite month at Joe Squared Station North.
gets funky at the 8x10. These are
, at the Ottobar, with
Gone To The Buffalo
, featuring Greg Fox (Teeth Mountain, Dan Deacon), plays Floristree with
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  244-8855.)
The first Charm City Music Festival comes to Harbor East with
, and the
All Mighty Senators
on Sept. 15. (For more information, visit charmcitymusicfestival.com or call 745 -3000.) And Pier Six Pavilion's warm-weather concert season winds down with the
on Sept. 23. (For more information, visit piersixpavilion.com or call  783-4189.)