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WEDNESDAY: Kendrick Lamar

headlines Rams Head Live with Black Hippy compatriots

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Ab-Soul

and

Jay Rock

. Local Americana rockers

June Star

plays the 8x10 with

Jerry Joseph

.

THURSDAY: Dong Johnson

, the new band from Ted Leo sideman Chris Wilson, plays the Charm City Art Space with

Lemuria

and the

Ghostwrite.

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts alt-country veteran-led

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Dale Watson and the Lone Stars

. Christian contemporary music phenomenon

Hillsong Live

brings the gospel to 1st Mariner Arena. Smooth rockers

Jaabs

have a "haappy hour" at the Metro Gallery.

Skerik's Bandalabra

, led by the Seattle-based saxophonist Skerik (of Tuatara, Critters Buggin, Les Claypool), plays the 8x10.

Don't miss:

Storied Chicago indie label Thrill Jockey Records celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert at Rams Head Live featuring

Tortoise

and many of its Baltimore signings, including

Future Islands

,

Arbouretum

, and

Pontiak

.

FRIDAY: Pasadena

plays a CD release party at Rams Head Live with

Minlus and

McCracken

, the

Grilled Lincolns

,

Bumpin' Uglies

,

Neutron Bomb

,

Skribe

, and more. At Joe Squared Station North, the

Powell Younger Project

plays R&B and

Jumpcuts

translate synth pop into live rock.

Technicolor Motor Home

, a 10-piece Steely Dan tribute band featuring Crack The Sky's Glen Workman, plays the Recher Theatre. Another tribute act,

Girlfriend in a Coma

, covers the Smiths to celebrate the 25th anniversary of

Strangeways Here We Come

at the Ottobar. Jazz pianist

Roberta Piket

plays solo at An die Musik. Brotherly Indiana duo

Stagnant Pools

come to the Golden West.

Galactic

, now featuring Corey Glover of Living Colour, headlines at the Baltimore Soundstage. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson welcomes California-based world music group the

Fishtank Ensemble

.

Don't miss:

Anthony Hamilton

and his beautifully weathered voice come to Pier Six Pavilion with

Estelle

and

Antoine Dunn

.

SATURDAY:

The first Charm City Music Festival hits the Harbor East waterfront, with headliners

Weezer

and

Flogging Molly

, and local support from the

All Mighty Senators

and

Jah Works

. Meanwhile,

Trashkanistan

plays the songs of Weezer at a cover-themed Charm City Art Space benefit, which also features

Let It Go

paying tribute to Foo Fighters, and

Kevin Cale

covering New Found Glory.

Dan Deacon

makes a hometown stop on the national tour in support of his new album at the Ottobar, along with tourmates

Height with Friends

,

Chester Endersby Gwazda

, and

Alan Resnick

. Creative Differences brings

Sync

, a jazz trio led by Ned Rothenberg, to the Windup Space along with

Susan Alcorn

. Ellicott City pop-punk band the

Dangerous Summer

plays the Cellar Stage at the United Methodist Church of Hamilton with the

Getaways

and

Mike McFadden

.

Barry Manilow

writes the songs that make the whole 1st Mariner Arena sing. Prog rocker and former Zappa sideman

Mike Keneally

plays at Orion Sound Studios. If the phrase "jam-tronica" doesn't make you want to run for the hills, run to Federal Hill to see

Jimkata

,

Sounduo

, and The

Manhattan Project

at the 8x10.

Copstabber

plays an album release party with

Common Enemy

and

Blackout Brigade

at the Sidebar. You know

Bon Iver

is totally going to bring his Grammy statuettes onstage with him at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Don't miss:

Baltimore native

Reina Williams

, who recently relocated to New York City, comes home to celebrate her birthday with a special full band show at Joe Squared Station North.

SUNDAY:

Philly emo band

Circa Survive

headlines Rams Head Live with

Touche Amore

and

O'Brother

.

Sao Paulo Underground

combines jazz with electronics at the Windup Space. 93.1 WPOC throws its annual Sunday in the Country concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion with

Eric Church

,

Thompson Square

,

David Nail

,

Justin Moore

, and

Jana Kramer

.

Don't miss:

Internationally renowned pianist

Matthew Shipp

plays solo at An die Musik.

MONDAY:

Chicago indie quartet

Maps and Atlases

play the Ottobar with locals

Among Wolves

. Estonian sensation

Maria Minerva

plays at the Metro Gallery with

Father Finger.

Nashville singer/songwriters

Jessica Campbell

and

Heather Morgan

play Joe Squared Station North.

Don't miss:

the perennially underrated

Firewater

plays backstage at the Black Cat in Washington.

TUESDAY:

This week the

Out Of Your Head

collective consists of Blake Cramer, Jake Leckie, Dan Ryan, and Sam Balcom at the Windup Space. Santa Cruz acoustic trio the

Devil Makes Three

plays the 8x10 with

Brown Bird

.

WEDNESDAY:

Bland peddler of tasteful '90s Southern rap cliches

Big K.R.I.T.

headlines the Baltimore Soundstage. "Electro sex hop hip pop punk rock rap duo"

Scream Club

plays the Metro Gallery with

Nicky Click

and

Blood Horses

.

Florence and the Machine

and the

Weeknd

make for one of the hipper big tickets of the season at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

IN THE WINGS:

Death-metal institution

Deicide

comes to the Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 6. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call [410] 244-0057.) Country superstar

Carrie Underwood

will be at 1st Mariner Arena on Nov. 7. (For more information, visit baltimorearena.com or call [410] 347-2020.)

Deerhoof

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will be promoting their new album,

Breakup Song

,

at the Ottobar, with Baltimore's own

Dope Body

opening, on Nov. 13. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.)

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