Turtle Tongue, R. Stevie Moore, Mr. Greengenes, Bob Log III


Towson psychedelic trio the


Turtle Tongue

plays the Ottobar with the

Knolly Moles

. "Adorn" crooner


kicks off his fall tour at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. The Windup Space gets all Lynchian with Black Lodge Karaoke. Resurgent rock-radio dark horses


plays Rams Head Live.


Lo-fi pioneer

R. Stevie Moore

headlines the Golden West with

Horse Lords



Spitting Images

. The

North Mississippi Allstars

get the blues at the Recher Theatre. Dramatic, experimental Philadelphia band

Grip Of The Gods

hit the Sidebar with

Blood Horses



Claire Boucher aka


plays the Coward Shoe Building. Guggenheim fellow and Grammy nominee

Fred Hersch

performs with his eponymous trio at An die Musik. Christian rocker

Mac Powell

headlines the Recher Theatre. Skillful Washington instrumental quartet


plays the Windup Space with locals

Sal Bando


Idle Gossip

. Seattle-based soul singer

Allen Stone

belts it out at Baltimore Soundstage.

DJ Rod Lee

spins at 7122 Sports Bar and Lounge. Country rockers the

Honest Mistakes

play upstairs at Dionysus. The Ottobar's New Wave Dance Party Battle pits the Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, and Duran Duran against each other. The reunited

Afghan Whigs

play for a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts singer/songwriter/accordionist

Anne Watts

and her eight-piece all-star backing band,




If you're still looking for more accordion, the

Dave Janesh Trio

is at An die Musik. BlocktoberFest, outside 1st Mariner Arena, features over a dozen bands including

Mr. Greengenes


Stroke 9


Powerman 5000

demonstrates that you can milk a very long career out of being related to Rob Zombie at Baltimore Soundstage. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson celebrates Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday with

Caleb Stine


Arty Hill

, and more. The


provides the fusion of deathcore and electronica you never knew you wanted at the Recher Theatre. Pink Floyd tribute band

Several Species

shoot an inflatable pig into the air at Pier Six Pavilion. Ohio thrash-metal band


bangs heads at the Ottobar with



Early Graves


Don't miss:

Baltimore jazz institution

Lafayette Gilchrist

with the

New Volcanos

play at the Windup Space.


Come to Baltimore Soundstage early in the afternoon to share a "Sunday Gospel Brunch" with the

Gospel Persuaders


David Gray

sings while wobbling his head in that funny way he does at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. The Roots Café, hosted by

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes, welcomes

Bob Kannenberg

(of the Barn Burners) and

Jay Filippone

(of The Beltways) to An die Musik.


sings the nine-times platinum single "Somebody That I Used To Know" and presumably some other songs at Merriweather Post Pavilion.


98 Rock's Noise In The Basement brings local bands to Baltimore Soundstage.


One-man band

Bob Log III

hits the Golden West with

Hard Dads


Cheap Time.

Animal Collective

might play some songs from their 2009 album whose name I can't remember at Merriweather Post Pavilion.


raises douchebaggery to its own genre of music at Rams Head Live. The charming

Regina Spektor

headlines at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. The

Out of Your Head

collective's lineup at the Windup Space consists of Zach Swanson, Mike Kuhl, Chris Pumphrey, and Jon Lipscomb. The Sidebar hosts the scariest bill of the week, with




, and

Forced Asphyxiation


Don't miss:

Baltimore punk saviors


plays the Ottobar with

Big Business


House of Lightning


WEDNESDAY: Godspeed You! Black Emperor

gets all apocalyptic and Canadian at Rams Head Live. Annapolis indie rockers

Rudder North

plays Joe Squared Inner Harbor. The

Baltimore Boom Bap Society

works the kick and the snare at the Windup Space. New York's

Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks

play the Charm City Art Space with

Hive Bent


Don't miss:

Local Americana supergroup

Television Hill

opens for

Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs

at the Metro Gallery.


Aesop Rock

will perform for at least a couple confused and disappointed A$AP Rocky fans at the Baltimore Soundstage on Oct. 31. (For more information, visit or call [410] 244-0057.)

Patti Smith

will probably be pissed off about that Levi's commercial that ripped her off at Rams Head Live on Dec. 1. (For more information, visit or call [410] 244-1131.)


's just-announced 2013 world tour will come to the 1st Mariner Arena on March 12. (For more information, visit or call [410] 347-2020.)