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WEDNESDAY:

The Bell Foundry hosts a punk-rock show with

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Cerce

,

Pray for Teeth

,

Eddie Brock

, and

Call Me a Dreamer

.

Ross Chait

and

Myles Emmons

improvise at the Red Room.

THURSDAY:

Worn in Red

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plays the Charm City Art Space with friends of the Short List

War on Women

.

June Star

plays acoustic at Joe Squared Station North.

Brokenland Parkway

, whose namesake is the most poignantly named road in Howard County, plays the Ottobar with

Red November

and

Starfight

. The Metro Gallery hosts the latest episode of the

Ed Schrader

Show.

Don't miss:

Local band

Advlts

, who until about a month ago were called Adults, play the Golden West with Austin, Texas'

Act Rights

.

FRIDAY:

Pompeii Graffiti

assembles a nine-piece band to cover Neutral Milk Hotel's

In The Aeroplane over the Sea

at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson.

Sujay Pathak

plays acoustic soul at Joe Squared Station North. The Golden West's Save Your Soul dance party welcomes back

Action Pat Griffin

, plus live music by the

Kid Congo Powers Hour

. The School of Rock

Baltimore presents students paying tribute to Van Halen and Rush at the Ottobar. Long Island rockers

Blameshift

plays the Recher Theatre with

Apparitions

and the

Monsters I've Met

.

Don't miss:

Maryland's '90s breakout alt-rockers

Jimmie's Chicken Shack

celebrates its 20th anniversary at Rams Head Live.

SATURDAY:

Baltimore singer/songwriter

Karter Jaymes

, whose long, illustrious career includes penning hits for the Whatnauts and Teddy Pendergrass, performs at An die Musik with soul songstress

Chaquis Maliq

. Awesome newish local bands

Pure Junk

and

Crimes

play the Golden West. The

School of Rock Baltimore's program at the Ottobar today includes a tribute to local alt-rock radio institution WHFS.

Bloc Party

, one of those British bands that Americans long ago unburdened themselves of caring much about, headlines Rams Head Live.

USSA Pleasuredome

and

Daft Spleen

get experimental at Joe Squared Station North. The

BulletBoys

play "Smooth up in Ya" and, presumably, other songs they probably have written at the House of Rock in White Marsh. Celtic punks the

Charm City Saints

play the Recher Theatre with the

Snallygasters

and the

Relics

.

Frenamie

plays ugly music for pretty people at the Sidebar with

Eva Jade Landon

and

Victim of Experience

. The frat-rap epidemic continues to spread as Connecticut rapper

Chris Webby

headlines Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Baltimore hard-rock badasses the

Pilgrim

holds a release party for its long-awaited debut album at the Windup Space, with

Windhand

and the

Convocation

.

SUNDAY:

The Windup Space hosts Creative Difference's 2nd Sunday Jazz Series. The Charm City Art Space has music by

Hollow Earth

and

Reservoir

, and spoken word by Trial frontman

Greg Benneck

.

MONDAY:

Pennsylvania punks

Black Mask

brings its fury to the Charm City Art Space.

TUESDAY:

The

Darkness

' inherently redundant caricature of hair metal comes to Rams Head Live. Philly indie-pop band a

Sunny Day in Glasgow

plays the Golden West with

Dead Mellotron

. Tonight's

Out of Your Head

collective performance at the Windup Space features OOYH co-founder Matt Frazao with Alex Weber, Mike Kuhl, Chris Pumphrey-Rhodes and Erik Spangler. The Metro Gallery hosts Justin Trawick's 9 Songwriter Series. Critical darlings

Purity Ring

and

Young Magic

play the Ottobar.

Start the Tab

gets the clever-band-name-of-the-week award at the Sidebar.

Don't miss:

Judy Dunaway

performs free improvisations and compositions using latex balloons as her instrument at the Red Room.

WEDNESDAY: Nippon Motion

, Rob Perry's monthly celebration of Japanese music, is at the Sidebar. Washington, D.C. singer/songwriter

Collin Warren

plays Joe Squared Station North. The nationally popular Baltimore band

Car Party

plays the Ottobar with the

Baby Grand

and the

Eleventh Hour

.

IN THE WINGS:

Veteran weirdo rapper

Kool Keith

will appear at the Metro Gallery on Feb. 15. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-0899.)

Mission of Burma

, a decade into a very productive reunion, is playing the Ottobar on March 14. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) YouStreamRadio's Spring Jam has been announced to take place at the Paradox on March 30, with Baltimore Club

DJ Diamond K

, local rap veterans

Tim Trees

and

K-Mack

, and more. (For more information, visit

or call [443] 604-9153.) Pier Six Pavilion has begun announcing some 2013 shows for when the weather gets warm again, starting with

Foreigner

on May 3. (For more information visit

or call [410] 783-4189.)

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