WEDNESDAY: Chappo

,

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Civil Twilight

, and the

Dunwells

headline WRNR's first annual Smorgasgourd concert. The Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts features

Dirk Hamilton

and

Georgie Jessup

in its Showcase Artists Series.

Torche

sludges it up at the Ottobar with

Radical Discharge

and

Passage Between

. Veteran Oakland rap duo

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Zion I

is at Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Baltimore human-beatbox virtuoso

Shodekeh

brings together a variety of fellow practitioners of his artform at the Metro Gallery for Embody Lab: A Catalyst of the Vocal Arts.

THURSDAY:

Paparazzi Club-the newly minted nightclub in the building that, until earlier this year, had housed Sonar-hosts its first event under the new name: Revolution, a rave featuring music from

Bassdread

,

Wetsteppers

, and more.

Yellowcard

plays that one awesome song that people know them for and probably a few others at Rams Head Live.

S.L.F.M.

strums a punk ukulele at the Charm City Art Space with the

Tinklers

and

Go Pills

.

FRIDAY: Tea Leaf Green

jams out at Baltimore Soundstage with

American Babies

. The Cellar Music Series presents a house concert in Laurel with

Naked Blue

and

Eric Scott

.

Don't miss:

The

MarchFourth Marching Band

packs a brass-band spectacle into the 8x10.

SATURDAY:

This year's MT6Fest puts 20 bands on two stages in the Windup Space, including

Bad Liquor Pond

,

Expanding Man

, and

Insane Clown Pussy

.

Deceased

,

Sacrificial Blood

,

Extermination Angel

, and

Necropsy

sing sunny tunes about kittens and rainbows at the Sidebar.

Secret Mountains

headline the Metro Gallery with

Saskatchewan

,

Wing Dam

, and

Smoke Bellow

. The hugely popular rap label Maybach Music Group brings its boss,

Rick Ross

, and his top lieutenants,

Meek Mill

and

Wale

, to 1st Mariner Arena, with Bad Boy Records loser

Machine Gun Kelly

in tow as a charity case. Meanwhile, Rick Ross hook girl

Chrisette Michele

headlines a few blocks away at Rams Head Live. Howard Markman debuts his new band,

Palookaville

, at An die Musik. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts the Streets of Baltimore: Songs Of Our City, an evening hosted by

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes, with singer/songwriters like

Victoria Vox

and

Tony Denikos

performing odes to their hometown.

BulletBoys

get smooth up in ya at the House of Rock in White Marsh.

Rebel, Inc.

plays an album-release party at the Ottobar with

Colonist

and

Political Animals

.

Dan Deacon

and

Height With Friends

bring some of that good old Baltimore weirdness to the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.

Don't miss:

Mullyman

headlines a homecoming show with an assortment of other Baltimore rappers at 5 Seasons.

SUNDAY:

One-hit wonder turned sulking internet cult hero

Joe Budden

raps at Baltimore Soundstage.

Conor Mulroy

plays bluegrass at Joe Squared Station North.

Don't miss:

Creative Differences presents

1032K

, a trio featuring trombone legend Frank Lacy, at the Windup Space.

MONDAY:

98 Rock's Noise in the Basement hosts local bands at Baltimore Soundstage.

TUESDAY:

Anti-folk singer and comic book artist

Jeffrey Lewis

plays the Golden West. The

Out Of Your Head

collective starts from scratch at the Windup Space.

Dance Gavin Dance

, one of those hilarious post-hardcore bands that credit different members with "clean vocals" and "unclean vocals," headlines Rams Head Live with

A Lot Like Birds

.

Landis Expandis

and

DJ Napspace

spin records at Joe Squared on North Avenue, while

James Nasty

spins different records at the other Joe Squared downtown.

Bob Dylan

, still the only Bob Dylan we've got, plays the Verizon Center down in Washington.

Don't miss:

Unorthodox violinist

Joey Molinaro

plays the Metro Gallery with

Impatience Machine

.

WEDNESDAY:

The

Baltimore Bass Connection

has a holiday homecoming at the Golden West for the BBC Turkey Party, with DJ sets by

Spank Rock

,

Musa

, and

Emily Rabbit

. YouTube rap jokesters

Turqouise Jeep Records

smang the Ottobar. Delightfully named rockabilly combo

Mark Whiskey and the Sours

play the Sidebar with

Chris Presley

and

Robert Mitchell

.

Don't miss:

'90s Baltimore rock workhorses

Laughing Colors

reunite to play a benefit show at Baltimore Soundstage to help pay medical expenses for 2-year-old Joey Duffy, who has myelodysplastic syndrome.

IN THE WINGS:

Maryland stoner-rock institution

Clutch

plays the 9:30 Club in Washington on Dec. 26. (For more information, visit 930.com or call [202] 265-0930.) The

xx

's October show at Rams Head Live, which was postponed by all that Hurricane Sandy business, has been rescheduled for Jan. 28, and all tickets for the previous date will be honored. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)

Barry Manilow

's 1st Mariner Arena date, also postponed-but due to Manilow's hip surgery-will be on April 20 of next year. (For more information, visit baltimorearena.com or call [410] 347-2020.)

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