Built to Spill, White Hills, Oak Ridge Boys, Bachelor Boys


Either you bought tickets to see


Built to Spill

at the Ottobar ages ago or you're outta luck, unfortunately.



is at the Golden West Cafe, and the

Exit 17 Trio

is at Joe Squared Station North. Canadian grunge lowlifes

Theory of a Deadman

plays outdoors at Power Plant Live. Baltimore's

Dope Body

opens for


at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.

Don't miss:

Avant-garde improv heavyweights


Bill Orcutt


Chris Corsano

play an early show at the Windup Space.


Thrill Jockey space rockers

White Hills

kick off their tour at the Golden West Cafe with

Dead Mellotron


Wild Honey

. Florida jam band the

Heavy Pets

go off on a tangent at the 8x10. The Recher Theatre shines the local music spotlight on





Bye June

, and

Uncle Pio

. The Ottobar's own local underground showcase, Nu Fusion, features

Prime and the Suspects


Rites Of Ash


My Enemy Complete

, and

Community Cigarette


Don't miss:

Yo Slick

, also known as OOH from Brown F.I.S.H., plays a release party for his latest EP at NowChild Soundstage.



Oak Ridge Boys

play the Maryland Therapeutic Riding Farm in Crownsville. Good ol' boy

Joe Nichols

has a fistful of country radio hits at the Recher Theatre. The underrated

Vinny Vegas

plays complex, dramatic songs at the Metro Gallery. The Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington welcomes a bill full of great Baltimore bands:

J Roddy Walston and the Business


Gary B. and the Notions

, and

Silent Old Mtns

. Also in Washington,

Sunn O)))

brings the doom at the Black Cat, and

Sondre Lerche

makes 'em swoon at the 9:30 Club.

Don't miss:

Celebrated Summer Records marks its sixth anniversary with a party featuring performances from





White Wires

, and




Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents

Mobtown Moon

, a collective led by singer/songwriters ellen cherry and former

City Paper

writer Sandy Asirvatham that reinterprets Pink Floyd's

Dark Side Of The Moon

. The Middle Branch Waterfront Festival, featuring performances from

Joe Louis Walker


Yellow Dubmarine

, and

Eureka Birds

, will be held all day at Middle Branch Park.

Thomas Pandoffi

plays a piano recital in the afternoon at An die Musik, and

Allison Miller's Honey Ear Trio

plays in the evening.

Forgive the Fallen

play a CD release party with

Sky Came Falling



at the Recher Theatre. Women take over the 8x10 with a bill featuring

8 Ohms


Sweet Leda

, the

Scotch Bonnets


and the

Jenny Boyle Band


Atlas Moth

and Ireland's

Altar of Plagues

play upstairs at the Ottobar. Downstairs, an unofficial Baltimore Comic-Con after-party, "Metal Quest," features performances from

Rare Candy




A Sound of Thunder




Burning Shadows,


Ender's Game

. The


remember the '80s at Rams Head Live.

Bob Mould

plays his new album,

Silver Age

, as well as the Sugar classic

Copper Blue

at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Pure Junk

, a new band featuring members of Double Dagger and Thee Lexington Arrows, plays the Windup Space with

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

featuring (for disclosure, new

City Paper

columnist) Ed Schrader and

Mickey Free



Baltimore Red Jones

sings the blues at 1919. Gorilla Music presents a battle of the bands at the Baltimore Soundstage with



Hero Of The Hour


and many more. Super Art Fight at the Metro Gallery features performances from comic-book rapper

Adam WarRock

and others while artists create a mural between sets. The lovely classical guitarist

Ana Vidovic

plays at An die Musik.


Creative Differences brings together three respected improvisers,

Mark Dresser


Dave Ballou

, and

Michael Formanek

, at the Metro Gallery. Acacia Sears

hosts an open mic at Teavolve.

Owl City

gives Canada a bad name at the 9:30 Club in Washington.



Bachelor Boys

play an early show at the Windup Space, which will then make way for the

Out Of Your Head

Collective's usual Tuesday night residency. Bridging The Music presents a Baltimore showcase at the 8x10 with

Edison's Last Invention


Keef Rocket



, and more.

Symphony X

plays neoclassical metal at the Baltimore Soundstage, if you're into that kind of thing.

WEDNESDAY: Hymn for Her

, a duo that lives and tours in a trailer, finds a place to park at Cafe Nola in Frederick. The most awkwardly named band on planet Earth,

(Hed) P.E.

, plays the Recher Theatre with


. The HI-Baltimore hostel hosts the Music for Peace open mic.

Don't miss:

Kendrick Lamar


a Los Angeles rapper who hasn't waited for his major-label debut to build a rabid fanbase, headlines Rams Head Live.


Brit garage rockers

Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs

will be touring the States with a stop at the Metro Gallery on Oct. 3. (For more information visit themetrogallery.net or call [410] 244-0899.) The

Silversun Pickups

, the only indie band all over the radio that's on an actual independent label, come to Rams Head Live on Oct. 11. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Wu Tang Clan chessmaster the


celebrates the reissue of his 1995 classic,

Liquid Swords


, with a tour, featuring opening act

Killer Mike

, that comes to the Recher Theatre on Oct. 17. (For more information, visit rechertheatre.com or call [443] 337-7178.) The first-ever Baltimore Folk Fest has been announced to take place on Oct. 26 at the Windup Space and Joe Squared Station North; performers to be announced soon. (For more information, visit baltimorefolkfest.tumblr.com or call [410] 244-8855.)

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