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Azarbayejani, Pleasant Living, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and more.

WEDNESDAY

:

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, the

Expanding Man

,

Azarbayejani

, and more play the Baltimore Electronic Music 2012 Fallfest Concert at the Windup Space.

Ken Gutberlet

and

Elk Rhythms

get folky at Joe Squared Station North.

Joel Weszka

and

Michael Deflin

play Brahms on clarinet and piano, respectively, at An die Musik.

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Beach House

does Baltimore proud at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

THURSDAY

:

Fractal Cat

holds an album-release party at the Metro Gallery with the

Megadrives

and

kataStatik

. Los Angeles-based jazz vocalist

Judy Wexler

makes her Baltimore debut with two shows at An die Musik.

FRIDAY

:

Pleasant Living

,

Stoked on Being Pumped

,

Passengers

, and

Let It Go

play a benefit for the Charm City Art Space.

Pig Destroyer

has a release party at the Ottobar with

Ilsa

,

Necropsy

,

Royal Thunder

, and

Wargames

.

Don't miss:

An die Musik kicks off Baltimore Lieder Weekend, an annual celebration of art song, with a Kurt Weill revue.

SATURDAY

:

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

's show tonight, originally booked at the now-shuttered Sonar, is at the Recher Theatre. The Metro Gallery holds the Literature Party, in which an assortment of poets shares the stage with musical performances by

Joe Drasal

and

Sea Couch

. Baltimore Lieder Weekend continues at An die Musik with a program focused on the works of Schoenberg.

District 97

and

IZZ

play on the outskirts of the city at Orion Sound Studios.

Brad Gunson

plays the music of Super Mario Bros. at Joe Squared Station North.

Indigo Girls

get even closer to fine than they were before at Rams Head Live.

All Mighty Senators

headline the 8x10 with

Sweet Leda

. The

Pietasters

and

Spring Heeled Jack

get skanky at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Catch

Michael Beresh

and others perform both albums of

Letters to Baltimore from the War

, the acclaimed project blending music and World War II correspondence, in full for the first time at the Windup Space.

SUNDAY

: The theme of the final day of Baltimore Lieder Weekend at An die Musik is French cabaret.

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound

play downstairs at the Ottobar, while

Fight Amp

and

Big Mouth

play a free show upstairs.

Alternative Press

' fall package tour, consisting of some of the magazine's favorite young bands, brings

Miss May I

,

Ghost Inside

,

Like Moths Flames

, and more to the Recher Theatre. Gorilla Music presents nearly a dozen bands at Baltimore Soundstage, including

Asleep with the Lights on

and

Hundred Acre

. Brilliant emo rockers

Say Anything

defends the genre at the Fillmore in Silver Spring.

Don't miss:

The Mid-Atlantic Battle Association presents the Cause of Death rap battle event at 5 Seasons, with

Ty Law

and

Killa Zeek

facing off in the night's top-billed competition.

MONDAY

: Geoff Tate's

Queensryche

, one of two versions of the veteran metal band currently on the road after an ugly split earlier this year, plays the House of Rock in White Marsh. Two local bands whose names cause editors confusion and headaches,

Into It. Over It

and

Make Do and Mend

, play the Ottobar.

Cat Power

apparently has its shit together now at the 9:30 Club down in Washington.

TUESDAY

: The

Out Of Your Head

collective's performance at the Windup Space features a rare appearance from collective co-founder Matt Frazão on guitar. The somebody that Gotye used to know,

Kimbra

, plays solo at the 9:30 Club.

WEDNESDAY

: Lo-fi heroines

Dum Dum Girls

play the Ottobar with

Devin

and

Dead Mellotron

. Usually annoying hard-rock hitmakers

Three Days Grace

play their surprisingly good new single, "Chalk Outline," at Baltimore Soundstage. England's the

Process

plays with

Tombs

and

-16-

at the Sidebar. One of those kids who got famous covering songs on YouTube,

Joseph Vincent

, plays the Metro Gallery.

Miike Snow

plays two back-to-back shows tonight at the 9:30 Club.

Don't miss:

Crimes

, this year's BOB award winner for "Best New Band," plays the Windup Space with

Northernmost

,

Drgn King

, and

Monster Museum

.

IN THE WINGS

:

Chrisette Michele

has rescheduled her Aug. 30 show at Rams Head Live, which will now be held on Nov. 17, and all tickets purchased for the first date will be honored. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) Rick Ross'

Maybach Music Group

, also including Wale and Meek Mill, comes to the 1st Mariner Arena on Nov. 17. (For more information, visit baltimorearena.com or call [410] 347-2020.) To celebrate

Salad Days

, the new documentary about Washington, D.C.'s 1980s punk scene, some of its most beloved bands will be playing at the Black Cat:

Black Market Baby

,

Dag Nasty

, and

Kingface

on Dec. 28, and

Scream

and

Government Issue

on Dec. 29. (For more information, visit blackcatdc.com or call [877] 725-8849.)

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