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Jumpcuts, Scott Weiland, Un-Holiday Cabaret, and more

WEDNESDAY: James

Fortune

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and

Jessica Reedy

sing gospel and holiday favorites at Baltimore Soundstage.

Jumpcuts

rock with a string section at the Sidebar with

Your Solar

.

Kaija Saariaho

performs as part of An die Musik's Evolution Contemporary Music Series.

THURSDAY: Scott Weiland

, in that awkward phase where the band's back together but he's still doing the solo thing nobody cares about, headlines Rams Head Live. Jazz vocalist

Kristin Callahan

sings at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.

Sinatra

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(not

that

Sinatra) plays at the Sidebar with

Young and Heartless

. Cajun rockers

Donna the Buffalo

makes up their postponed October date at the Recher Theatre. The Annapolis septet

Afro Bop Alliance

plays Latin jazz at An die Musik.

Don't miss:

Baltimore's

Eureka Birds

play their own unique twist on chamber pop at the Ottobar.

FRIDAY:

Local workaholic

MC Tyree Colion

plays a release party for his new mixtape at the 5 Seasons, with performances from other Baltimore hip-hop luminaries like

Verb

and

Bar Cardy

.

Loving the Lie

and

Adverse Attraction

hold a joint release party for their new EPs at Rams Head Live.

Marc Rizzo

of Soulfly brings his solo project to the Recher Theatre with

ZFL

and

Ten Feet Thick

. Singer/songwriters

Alex Peters

and

Van Meter

's names rhyme with each other at Joe Squared Station North. Pianist

Kevin Hays

and his

Prana Trio

play at An die Musik.

Don't miss:

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

, our pick for the city's "Best Live Band," blows the roof off the Ottobar with

Trillions

and

Toy Soldiers

.

SATURDAY:

The Sidebar holds a tribute to late local skateboarder Nick Montanez and a benefit for his family, with performances by

Dawn Treader

,

Scum Again

,

Pansori

, and others. Reunited early-'90s Baltimore bands

Liquor Bike

and

Helikopter

take old friends and fans down memory lane, so to speak, at the Ottobar.

Whoarfrost

, the

Water

,

Jonathan Badger

, and the

Expanding Man

play on the fifth floor of the H&H Building. The

Tommy Joy Trio

sings and swings at the 13th Floor at the Belvedere.

Patti Smith and Her Band

, including CBGBs-era sidemen Lenny Kaye and Jay Dee Daugherty, plays at Rams Head Live. The

Moody Blues

are just singers in a rock and roll band, even on the stage of the Lyric Opera House. The

Donny McCaslin Group

plays a release party for the tenor saxophonist's latest CD at An die Musik.

Cannibal Corpse

sings "Fucked with a Knife" and other love songs at the Rock And Roll Hotel down in Washington, D.C.

Don't miss:

The Metro Gallery holds a Moveable Feast Fundraiser, featuring performances by

Tim Kaye

, the

Firecrackers

,

and the

Honest Mistakes

.

SUNDAY:

An die Musik presents Unwrapped: An Un-Holiday Cabaret with vocalists

Dyana Neal

and pianist

Diane Kinsley

. Gospel singer

Donald Lawrence

performs at the Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State. Creative Differences presents

Jason Robinson's Janus Ensemble

at the Windup Space.

Don't miss:

The one-of-a-kind

Blowfly

plays the Metro Gallery with Baltimore's own one-of-a-kind the

All Mighty Senators

.

MONDAY:

Noise in the Basement brings local rock to Baltimore Soundstage.

TUESDAY:

A cappella quintet

Pentatonix

, winners of NBC's

The Sing-Off

, harmonizes at Baltimore Soundstage. The

Out Of Your Head

collective improvises at the Windup Space.

DJ Scottie B

spins at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.

WEDNESDAY: X

and the

Reverend Horton Heat

bring their co-headlining tour of two very different strains of twangy punk to Baltimore Soundstage. Another musical clergyman,

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

, plays at the 8x10.

Ari Baranson

and

Matt Graboski

go acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. Minnesota alt-country combo

Trampled by Turtles

headline Rams Head Live with

Spirit Family Reunion

. The

Faint

does that thing where they play the old album people actually liked by them in its entirety at the 9:30 Club.

Don't miss:

Mark Eitzel

of American Music Club plays the Golden West with Baltimore power-pop combo the

Jennifers

.

IN THE WINGS:

Zappa Plays Zappa

, in which son Dweezil pays tribute to his dad Frank, comes to Rams Head Live on Feb. 6. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) A trio of bands that anyone who doesn't listen to rock radio long ago learned to ignore-

Shinedown

,

Three Days Grace

, and

P.O.D

.-will be at 1st Mariner Arena on Feb. 19. (For more information, visit baltimorearena.com or call [410] 347-2020.)

They Might Be Giants

, who have enjoyed a second wind as children's entertainers, will be playing a concert geared at adults, albeit very childlike adults, at Rams Head Live on April 6. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)

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