opens for Brooklyn psych-rock duo
at the Windup Space.
Exit 17 Trio
plays Joe Squared Station North. Beltway punk institution
plays the Ottobar with the
Rising Baltimore rap star
promotes his new Bad Boy Records mixtape with a hometown show at Baltimore Soundstage, also featuring local MCs
Dboi Da Dome
Local emo trio
play the Ottobar with
perform at Joe Squared Station North. Electronica jam band
lays down beats at the 8x10 with
. Down in Washington,
yells and wears silly costumes at the 9:30 Club.
Tonight's shows are evenly divided between Christmas and Mayan Apocalypse themes. The first night of the Gunson Roses Holiday Spectacular kicks off at Joe Squared Station North. Ellicott City alt-rockers the
brings its 2012 Holiday Tour to the Recher Theatre with
. 8x10's End of the World Party features
of Perpetual Groove and
. Ram's Head Live presents Maryland's Finest: End Of The World Edition, in which bands like
get in one last gig before the supposed end. Wisconsin hardcore band
Of Noble Blood
plays the Charm City Art Space with
Call Me a Dreamer
. Bass Nation Baltimore presents
at Baltimore Soundstage. Local punks
Sick Sick Birds
are at the Ottobar with
John Lamkin III
and legendary tenor saxophonist
play with friends at An die Musik.
Tonight, we finally put a year of unfunny Mayan calendar jokes to rest with 8x10's World Didn't End Party, featuring
Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra
celebrates the bass clarinet at An die Musik. Girl group
performs at Rams Head Live with the
try to gross you out with their names alone at the Ottobar. The
Gail Marten Trio
plays the 13th Floor at the Belvedere Hotel. The
sing at the Lyric Opera House. The
Carl Filipiak Jazz Band
is back at their favorite Fells Point haunt, the Cat's Eye Pub. The Golden West throws an Xmas dance party with beats by
DJ Safe Sex
DJ Dad Weed
. Recher Theatre's Ugly Sweater Xmas Show, in which attendees are encouraged to wear their worst holiday sweaters, features music from
Goucher College's 27th Annual Reunion Winter Solstice Concert at Kraushaar Auditorium features master of the hammered dulcimer
The Baltimore Bass Connection's Xmas party at the Ottobar includes performances from
, formerly of SR-71, plays the Recher Theatre. The
Corey Wallace DUBtet
experiments with trombone at An die Musik.
Baltimore Soundstage hosts Exile on Pratt Street, a benefit for Young Audiences of Maryland, featuring an all-star cast of members of bands like the
All Mighty Senators
Crack the Sky
playing the music of the Rolling Stones.
It's Christmas Eve, stay home and drink some eggnog and trim the tree.
The only club in town featuring live music for the holiday is the Windup Space, who have the
Out of Your Head
collective doing their regular Tuesday residency. This week it's a "band raffle," literally picking the names of musicians from their repertory of players out of a hat.
Hannah Brothers Sextet
at the Windup Space. Towson goofballs the
Herman Melville Experience
plays the Ottobar with
play jazz and funk at Joe Squared Station North.
Maryland stoner-rock favorites
plays the 9:30 Club in Washington.
IN THE WINGS:
On Feb. 8, Creative Alliance at the Patterson will host Blues in the Night, a tribute to Johnny Mercer presented by
, with an all-star ensemble including Baltimore icon
. (For more information, visit creativealliance.org or call  276-1651.) Neo-soul singer
will celebrate the release of his new album,
A Love Surreal
, at Baltimore Soundstage on Feb. 15. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call  244-0057.) The lineup for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour hasn't been announced yet, but tickets are available cheap and early now for the July 10 date at Merriweather Post Pavilion. (For more information, visit
or call  715-5550.)