WEDNESDAY: Guardian Alien
touches down in Baltimore with
headline the Sidebar, while
Nine Finger Discount
tries to steal the show.
Gone to the Buffalo
goes to the Ottobar with the
jams at the 8x10.
plays solo at Joe Squared Station North, while
are at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.
Right on through to Baltimore, you gotta love
, now at Rams Head Live.
(no relation to Eli) is at the 8x10.
plays acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. Stick with
and you will dance again at the Sidebar. Trumpeter
brings some friends to An die Musik.
takes Israeli psy-trance to Washington at the 9:30 Club.
go hard at the Ottobar with
At the Recher Theatre,
play punk rock the way they've been doing it since before the kids attending this year's Warped Tour were born.
The great, occasionally reunited D.C. band the
is only playing two shows this summer, and one is sold out at a very packed Metro Gallery. Rockville's own
comes back to Maryland to headline Merriweather Post Pavilion. Singing rapper
raps but mostly sings at the 9:30 Club in Washington. Jazz bassist
takes his quartet to An die Musik. Local folkies the
Dead Whale Ramblers
are at the Windup Space.
tries to provoke one at the Sidebar with the
gets gory at Rams Head Live. The
funk it up at the 8x10 with
Height With Friends
play a release party for their new album at Floristree with
stops back in town on his summer tour with the
Honey Dew Drops
at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. The cleverly named
knock back drinks at the Sidebar.
celebrate the release of a new 7-inch single (yes, people still make those) at the Windup Space.
We Might Collide
celebrate a new CD release (yes, people still make those too) at the Recher Theatre.
Full of Promise
mixes jazz and classical at An die Musik.
is among us at the Ottobar.
DJ Sal Flip
holds his Saturday Summer Social at the Baltimore Soundstage. The
John K. Band
, which is presumably not fronted by the creator of
Ren and Stimpy
, plays the 8x10.
Grand Funk Railroad
rock you back to the '70s at the Shine Sports Field in Aberdeen, Md.
play at a Maryland Experimental, Electronic, Electroacoustic (M3E) fundraiser at An die Musik.
flips that house at the 9:30 Club in Washington.
crowd upstairs at the Ottobar.
do it big at the Charm City Art Space. The Recher Theatre hosts a bonanza of hideously cheesy band names that are probably metal but might be emo:
For Fear Itself
In Dying Arms
They Rode on Horses
Along These Shores
MONDAY: Eyes Wide
bug out at the Sidebar with
. 98 Rock's Noise In The Basement showcase is at the Baltimore Soundstage
TUESDAY: This Century
headlines the Ottobar with
and this year's bassist come to the Lyric Opera House.
Marina and the Diamonds
sparkle at the 9:30 Club in Washington. The
Out Of Your Head
reassembles at the Windup Space. New York-based pianist
's Baltimore stint continues at An die Musik. Insipid top-40 band
Hot Chelle Rae
headlines Rams Head Live with British Britney-soundalike
Sons of Young
are the bastards of none at the Sidebar.
blows up at the 8x10 with
is the special guest at the Sidebar's monthly Nippon Motion party.
IN THE WINGS:
, or "Bonnie Bear" to countless confused viewers during this year's Grammy telecast, comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sept. 15. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.) Blocktoberfest returns downtown on Sept. 29, with performances outside 1st Mariner Arena by
Bad Boy Bill
. (For more information, visit blocktoberfest.com or call  333-4422.) The
will play the underrated songs you have loved at the Ottobar on Oct. 10. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.)