, and the
headline WRNR's first annual Smorgasgourd concert. The Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts features
in its Showcase Artists Series.
sludges it up at the Ottobar with
. Veteran Oakland rap duo
is at Baltimore Soundstage.
Baltimore human-beatbox virtuoso
brings together a variety of fellow practitioners of his artform at the Metro Gallery for Embody Lab: A Catalyst of the Vocal Arts.
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
, and more.
plays that one awesome song that people know them for and probably a few others at Rams Head Live.
strums a punk ukulele at the Charm City Art Space with the
FRIDAY: Tea Leaf Green
jams out at Baltimore Soundstage with
. The Cellar Music Series presents a house concert in Laurel with
MarchFourth Marching Band
packs a brass-band spectacle into the 8x10.
This year's MT6Fest puts 20 bands on two stages in the Windup Space, including
Bad Liquor Pond
Insane Clown Pussy
sing sunny tunes about kittens and rainbows at the Sidebar.
headline the Metro Gallery with
. The hugely popular rap label Maybach Music Group brings its boss,
, and his top lieutenants,
, to 1st Mariner Arena, with Bad Boy Records loser
Machine Gun Kelly
in tow as a charity case. Meanwhile, Rick Ross hook girl
headlines a few blocks away at Rams Head Live. Howard Markman debuts his new band,
, at An die Musik. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts the Streets of Baltimore: Songs Of Our City, an evening hosted by
contributor Geoffrey Himes, with singer/songwriters like
performing odes to their hometown.
get smooth up in ya at the House of Rock in White Marsh.
plays an album-release party at the Ottobar with
Height With Friends
bring some of that good old Baltimore weirdness to the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.
headlines a homecoming show with an assortment of other Baltimore rappers at 5 Seasons.
One-hit wonder turned sulking internet cult hero
raps at Baltimore Soundstage.
plays bluegrass at Joe Squared Station North.
Creative Differences presents
, a trio featuring trombone legend Frank Lacy, at the Windup Space.
98 Rock's Noise in the Basement hosts local bands at Baltimore Soundstage.
Anti-folk singer and comic book artist
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
spin records at Joe Squared on North Avenue, while
spins different records at the other Joe Squared downtown.
, still the only Bob Dylan we've got, plays the Verizon Center down in Washington.
plays the Metro Gallery with
Baltimore Bass Connection
has a holiday homecoming at the Golden West for the BBC Turkey Party, with DJ sets by
. YouTube rap jokesters
Turqouise Jeep Records
smang the Ottobar. Delightfully named rockabilly combo
Mark Whiskey and the Sours
play the Sidebar with
'90s Baltimore rock workhorses
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
plays the 9:30 Club in Washington on Dec. 26. (For more information, visit 930.com or call  265-0930.) The
'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  244-1131.)
'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  347-2020.)