curses those revamped
country chart rules that kept her new single from going to No. 1 at the 1st Mariner Arena. Percussionist
gives a recital at An die Musik.
plays acoustic at Joe Squared Station North.
plays traditional Scottish music on bagpipes at Guitars of Pikesville.
, or at least the current incarnation, in which frontman Kim Wilson is the only original member, play the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover. Ohio bands the
swing into the Charm City Art Space. Upstairs at the Ottobar,
Call of the Wild
play a pre-party for Unregistered Nurse Fest, while
Adrienne and the Merrylanders
get jazzy at Joe Squared Station North. The
Carolina Chocolate Drops
play the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick.
, or at least the current incarnation, in which frontman Jack Russell is the only original member, plays the House of Rock in White Marsh. The Baltimore Composers Forum presents Sound Connections II, with performances from pianist
and others at An die Musik. Unregistered Nurse Fest kicks off with
and more at the Metro Gallery.
, the new project from Soul Cannon keyboardist Jon Birkholz, opens for
at the Ottobar.
arrives at Rams Head Live with her recent comeback hit, "Put It Down." Meanwhile, another staple of '90s R&B radio,
, is across the street at Baltimore Soundstage.
Rocky Loves Emily
Late Nite Reading
play a matinee at the Ottobar. The Recher Theatre hosts Rock Harvest 2012, the annual Fallen Blue police benefit, with a hard-rock all-star lineup including
, and more. Alabama garage rockers the
plays at Joe Squared Station North. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents the
Sweet Sweetback Sisters
. Awesome Welsh trio the
plays an intimate show at St. Stephen's Church in Washington, D.C.
The second and final night of Unregistered Nurse Fest features
, and a very special reunion set from
Baltimore psych rockers the
open for one of the sound's forefathers,
, at the Ottobar. Gorilla Music presents a battle of the bands, featuring formidable opponents like
Axe the Stache
, at Baltimore Soundstage. An die Musik's Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series (hosted by
contributor Geoffrey Himes) features
Hank Levy Legacy Big Band
digs into the late Baltimore jazz composer's unusual time signatures and harmonies at An die Musik.
, another internet-beloved female rapper who released her debut album this year, at the Recher Theatre. WTMD brings singer-songwriters
Justin Townes Earle
to Rams Head Live.
, two New Orleans rappers who moved on from No Limit Records to much more interesting current careers, play at Baltimore Soundstage.
at the Ottobar. Nonsensically rebellious major-label rap-rockers
rage against the machine at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington.
plays music from his score for the 1959 Jack Gelber play,
at An die Musik.
The Metro Gallery presents Embody Lab: a Catalyst of the Vocal Arts, with Baltimore beatbox talents like
Chuck Da Mad Ox.
Baltimore indie band
plays a release party for its new album at the Windup Space with
contributor Michael Shank).
, the pathetic Bradley Nowell wannabe who sometimes pretends to be a member of the band Sublime, plays solo at the Recher Theatre.
brings sludge-metal from Miami to the Ottobar.
The first annual WRNR holiday season Smorgasgourd concert brings
, and Maryland's own
to Rams Head Live.
IN THE WINGS:
Innovator of filth
comes to the Metro Gallery on Dec. 2. (For more information, visit themetrogallery.net or call  244-0899.) Baltimore's inimitable '80s hard-rock heroes
will have their annual Kix-mas holiday celebration at Rams Head Live on Dec. 29. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) Maryland Deathfest X has been announced for 2013, with four days of heaviness from May 23 to May 26 at both Baltimore Soundstage and the "former Sonar compound," where the festival has been held the last seven years, featuring bands like
. (For more information, visit marylanddeathfest.com or call  244-0057.)