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Guardian Alien, Jordan August,Caleb Stine, Eyes Wide, and more

WEDNESDAY: Guardian Alien

touches down in Baltimore with

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Starring

at Floristree.

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Technicians

headline the Sidebar, while

Nine Finger Discount

tries to steal the show.

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Gone to the Buffalo

goes to the Ottobar with the

Breaks

.

Dopapod

jams at the 8x10.

Eli August

plays solo at Joe Squared Station North, while

Andrew Leahey

and the

Homestead

are at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.

Don't miss:

Right on through to Baltimore, you gotta love

Little Feat

, now at Rams Head Live.

THURSDAY:

Jordan August

(no relation to Eli) is at the 8x10.

June Star

plays acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. Stick with

Casanova Frankenstein

and you will dance again at the Sidebar. Trumpeter

Nico Sarbanes

brings some friends to An die Musik.

Infected Mushroom

takes Israeli psy-trance to Washington at the 9:30 Club.

Young Statues

go hard at the Ottobar with

Have Mercy.

Don't Miss:

At the Recher Theatre,

Agent Orange

and the

Queers

play punk rock the way they've been doing it since before the kids attending this year's Warped Tour were born.

FRIDAY:

The great, occasionally reunited D.C. band the

Dismemberment Plan

is only playing two shows this summer, and one is sold out at a very packed Metro Gallery. Rockville's own

O.A.R.

comes back to Maryland to headline Merriweather Post Pavilion. Singing rapper

Aloe Blacc

raps but mostly sings at the 9:30 Club in Washington. Jazz bassist

Jeron White

takes his quartet to An die Musik. Local folkies the

Dead Whale Ramblers

are at the Windup Space.

Reaction!

tries to provoke one at the Sidebar with the

Stars Explode

.

Blood Corps

gets gory at Rams Head Live. The

14th Circuit

funk it up at the 8x10 with

Dawgone

.

Don't miss:

Height With Friends

play a release party for their new album at Floristree with

Co La

,

AK Slaughter

,

and

Which Magic

.

SATURDAY:

Baltimore's

Caleb Stine

stops back in town on his summer tour with the

Honey Dew Drops

at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. The cleverly named

Mark Whiskey

and the

Sours

knock back drinks at the Sidebar.

Special People

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.

Ringworm

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.

Don't miss:

Grand Funk Railroad

,

Boston

, and

Kansas

rock you back to the '70s at the Shine Sports Field in Aberdeen, Md.

SUNDAY:

Dan Breen

and

John Berndt

play at a Maryland Experimental, Electronic, Electroacoustic (M3E) fundraiser at An die Musik.

Real Estate

flips that house at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Tideland

and the

Lovey Dovies

crowd upstairs at the Ottobar.

Big Kids

and

Big Mouth

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

,

Within Wolves

, and

Along These Shores

.

MONDAY: Eyes Wide

bug out at the Sidebar with

Class Picture

. 98 Rock's Noise In The Basement showcase is at the Baltimore Soundstage

.

TUESDAY: This Century

headlines the Ottobar with

Austin Gibbs

.

Jane's Addiction

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

collective

reassembles at the Windup Space. New York-based pianist

Freddie Redd

's Baltimore stint continues at An die Musik. Insipid top-40 band

Hot Chelle Rae

headlines Rams Head Live with British Britney-soundalike

Neon Hitch

.

Sons of Young

are the bastards of none at the Sidebar.

WEDNESDAY:

The

Manhattan Project

blows up at the 8x10 with

Alpha Data

. Japan's

Mugen Hoso

is the special guest at the Sidebar's monthly Nippon Motion party.

IN THE WINGS:

Bon Iver

, 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 [410] 715-5550.) Blocktoberfest returns downtown on Sept. 29, with performances outside 1st Mariner Arena by

Bad Boy Bill

,

Jen Lasher

, and

Paul Lewis

. (For more information, visit blocktoberfest.com or call [571] 333-4422.) The

Mountain Goats

will play the underrated songs you have loved at the Ottobar on Oct. 10. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.)

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