WEDNESDAY: Cryptic Matter
plays exotic groove metal at the Sidebar with
Above the Silence
performs Beethoven and Chopin at the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Singer/songwriter
performs at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.
(of American Music Club) plays the Golden West with the
Reverend Horton Heat
co-headline Baltimore Soundstage.
The HFS Keg Nog celebrates the holidays with '90s hits from
at Rams Head Live. The
need your skull at the Recher Theatre with
. Rochester punks
plays the Ottobar with
. Party band
plays the hits at the Sidebar.
Australian thrash-metal band
hits the Golden West with
Baltimore-based solo artist
play together and apart at An die Musik.
plays a release party at Rams Head Live with the
Ashes to Embers
Teachers for Sale
plays acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. Atlanta metalcore sextet
mixes "clean vocals" with "unclean vocals" at the Ottobar. The Lyric Opera House hosts Disney Live, with tunes from
and friends. North Carolina country singer/songwriter
sings at the Cellar Stage at Faith Community United Methodist Church. The Church Of Bass Tour with
brings the bass gospel to Baltimore Soundstage. A band called the
likes to screw with people who write concert listings at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.
Another band that likes to screw with people who write concert listings,
Tonights Special Guest
, plays the Recher Theatre. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson holds a Hanukkah dance party with
Charm City Klezmer
. Disney Live gives two more afternoon performances of family favorites at the Lyric Opera House.
Femi the DriFish and the Out of Water eXperience
play their unique brand of live hip-hop at the 14 Karat Cabaret. The seventh annual Baltimore Hardcore End of Year Bash at the Sidebar features not one but two bands who share names with Notorious B.I.G. albums: New Jersey's
Ready to Die
Life After Death
. Inimitable political rap satirists the
headlines Baltimore Soundstage with
Roy Campbell Jr.
, master of the pocket trumpet, plays at An die Musik. The
Robert Cray Band
persuades, strongly, at Rams Head Live.
Creative Differences presents the Baltimore debut of
Unfold Ordinary Mind
, an all-star quintet led by clarinetist Ben Goldberg and featuring Nels Cline and Ellery Eskelin, at the Windup Space
celebrates Messiaen's early works at An die Musik in the afternoon, and in the evening,
perform at the fifth annual Roots Café Christmas Show.
sings something shrill and awful in unison at Rams Head Live, opening for
Marina and the Diamonds
98 Rock's Noise in the Basement showcases local bands at Baltimore Soundstage.
, the rare beardo seen in the top 10 of the pop charts, headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
Vestiges of emo's boom years
New Found Glory
plays the Recher Theatre with the
Story So Far
. Epitaph Records hardcore lifers
Every Time I Die
headlines the Ottobar with the
Kills and Thrills
As I Lay Dying
are shills for disgusting green fluid as part of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour at Rams Head Live.
spin old school hip-hop at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.
Out of Your Head
collective brings together a new combination of musicians to improvise, as it does every week, at the Windup Space.
WEDNESDAY: Emma White
sings soul and country at Joe Squared Inner Harbor.
IN THE WINGS:
A band you may reminisce about partying with in the '90s, Annapolis rockers
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
, will return in its latest incarnation to play Rams Head Live on Jan. 11. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) Swedish death-metal vets
will be coming to the States next year and headlining Baltimore Soundstage on April 30. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call  244-0057.) Classical vocalist prodigy
will perform at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall next year on May 18. (For more information, visit bsomusic.org or call  783-8000.)