WEDNESDAY:

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Adam Lempel And the Heartbeats

are at the Golden West with

Wilder Maker

and the

Wooly Moon

. So-so Southern rapper

Big K.R.I.T.

and

Slim Thug

rock the mic at Baltimore Soundstage. Common Ground On The Hill's Baltimore Concert Series brings Irish singer-led

Nuala Kennedy Band

to the Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church.

Don't miss:

Veteran noise rockers

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Lightning Bolt

play at Floristree.

THURSDAY:

The 2012 High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music kicks off this year's concerts at the Theatre Project with musicians including

N. Podgurski

and

Jimmy Joe Roche

.

Jaabs

has its 'haappy hour' at the Metro Gallery, and later in the evening (

City Paper

contributor)

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

headlines a show with

Koonda Holaa

and

Sky way

. 98 Rock winds down the season with the last show of its Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series of the year outside the Hard Rock Café.

FRIDAY: Avicii

heads to Pier Six Pavilion to press play on his big beat machine. The Bu$$ted Dance Party gets down with Baltimore Club/rap renegades

Murder Mark

and

TT the Artist

at the Golden West.

Cortez Mission,

featuring members of June Star and Among Wolves, opens for Washington D.C.'s

Shark Week

at Mums. Utterly tiresome Japanese schtick rockers

Peelander-Z

plays the Ottobar. Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents a tribute to Nina Simone, featuring a program of music, dance, spoken word, and film assembled by playwright Rosiland Cauthen.

Silence Kid

plays a CD release party at the Metro Gallery with the

Firecrackers

and the

Degenerettes

.

Leon Russell

plays an early show at Baltimore Soundstage while

Zedd

and

Lucky Date

play a late show. Improvisers at tonight's High Zero Festival show at the Theatre Project include

John Dierker

and

Owen Gardner.

SATURDAY:

Today's High Zero Festival program at the Theatre Project includes a midday matinee, featuring comics artist

Mazen Kerbaj

drawing live with musical accompaniment, as well as an evening concert. 98 Rock's Autumn Equinox features some of the station's heavy rotation staples

Seether

and

Sick Puppies

along with local faves the

Charm City Devils.

The (mostly) instrumental Baltimore ensemble

Three Red Crowns

play selections from their upcoming album at the Windup Space.

Thee Lexington Arrows

(with

City Paper

illustrator Alex Fine) and the

Stents

play garage rock at Joe Squared Station North. Loopy indie-pop artist

Run DMT

plays at the Paradox, of all places.

Ghost Of War

plays an album-release party at the Recher Theatre with

10 Feet Thick

and

Wellshot

.

Don't miss:

Baltimore hard-rock legends

KIX

promotes their new

Live in Baltimore

CD/DVD with a set at the same venue where it was recorded, Rams Head Live.

SUNDAY:

The Walters Art Museum hosts a brass quintet playing festive baroque music as part of its Early Music at the Walters program, starting at 5:30

P.M.

Third Eye Blind

plays "Graduate" for the new Towson University undergraduates at the Towson Center Arena. Modern-day Third Eye Blind equivalents the

All-American Rejects

and

Boys Like Girls

coheadline at Rams Head Live.

WIN WIN

(featuring Spank Rock producers XXXChange and Chris Devlin) plays the Golden West with

BRAIDER

and

Simon Phoenix

. Baltimore's

Wye Oak

plays the Black Cat down in Washington.

Don't miss:

The 2012 High Zero Festival winds down at the Theatre Project with a new experiment, the Night of Randomization, in which performers will be randomly divided into unplanned groups.

MONDAY:

The Recher Theatre hosts a benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, headlined by

Rodney Atkins

and

Emma White

.

TUESDAY:

An die Musik hosts Tim Brady's

24 Frames

, which combines guitar, electronics, and video.

Necropsy

,

Wolfnuke

,

Nachzehrer

,

and

Martyrvore

compete for most badass band name at the Sidebar. Australia's the

Native Cats

come halfway around the world to play the Golden West with

Gutterhooks

.

Paul Doffing

, who is touring the country via bicycle, pedals up to Joe Squared Station North. Tonight's

Out Of Your Head

collective ensemble includes cellists Zach Branch and Michael Rondstadt.

Wild Nothing

plays the Rock and Roll Hotel down in Washington.

Bridging the Music

presents a Baltimore showcase at the 8x10.

WEDNESDAY:

Reliable rock-radio singles act

Switchfoot

headline Rams Head Live with

Paper Route.

West Coast rapper

Hopsin

headlines the Funk Volume 2012 tour at Baltimore Soundstage. Brilliant chart-topping R&B singer

Miguel

previews his upcoming album

Kaleidoscope Dream

at the Howard Theatre in Washington.

IN THE WINGS:

Lutherville pop-punk stars

All Time Low,

who just released the single "For Baltimore," plays Rams Head Live on Nov. 23. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) Early '90s Baltimore rock scene staples

Liquor Bike

and

Helikopter

return two decades later for a night at the Ottobar on Dec. 1. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Creative Differences hosts an evening of improv from an all-star quintet including

Nels Cline

,

Ellery Eskelin

,

Ben Goldberg

,

Ches Smith

, and

Rob Sudduth

at the Windup Space on Dec. 8. (For more information, visit thewindupspace.com or call [410] 244-8855.)

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