WEDNESDAY:

Offbeat local singer/songwriter

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MacGregor Burns

plays the Golden West with the

Great

American Canyon Band

.

THURSDAY:

The quartet

Duc D'Angelos

brings a theremin, a turntable, and more toys to An die Musik. Norwegian black-metal veterans

Enslaved

plays the Ottobar with

Pallbearer

and

Royal Thunder

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.

Jen Mack

plays acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. The awkward phrase "members of Of Montreal" rears its ugly head when

Yip Deceiver

headlines the Golden West, with excellent local support from

Raindeer

and

DJ Cexman

. Brooklyn duo

Javelin

plays Floristree.

Citizen Cope

plays Rams Head Live-and can you fucking believe that anyone would pay $125 for a VIP ticket to see this fucking guy?

Don't miss:

Two great Baltimore-based pianists,

Lafayette Gilchrist

and

Billy Colucci

, play solo sets at the Bertha's second floor studio.

FRIDAY:

Reel Big Fish

continues to reap the benefit of selling out in a self-conscious and ironic way at Rams Head Live with the

Pilfers

. An die Musik holds an Applause for a Cause benefit for Peabody Preparatory, with performances by

Full House Brass

and

Carlos Manuel Zabala

. Overly dramatic band names continue to reign supreme at the Recher Theatre when

Fallen Martyr

,

Forgotten Truth

,

Straight Line Stitch

,

All That Is Corrupt

, and

Conflict Within

play the Towson venue.

Don't miss:

The Golden West hosts three of Baltimore's finest up-and-coming rawk bands,

Flying Eyes

, the

Pilgrim

, and

Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children

.

SATURDAY:

The Sidebar hosts the Baltimore Punk Rock Benefit for the Animals, featuring

Carrie and the Dirty Pillows

,

Friendbeast

,

Night Moves

, and

Station

.

Cris Jacobs Band

, led by the titular ex-member of the Bridge, plays its usual spot at the 8x10.

Emy Tsent

sings Brazilian jazz at An die Musik. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson celebrates Bob Marley's birthday with

Jah Works

.

Paper Dragons

play a record-release party at the Windup Space with

Pure Junk

,

Advlts

, and

Widow's Watch

.

Of Mice and Men

, which makes some kind of awful music called "metalcore," plays the Recher theatre with

Woe Is Me

,

Texas in July

,

Volumes

, and

Capture the Crown

.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

play a sold-out show at Rams Head Live. Singer/songwriters

Jesse Ruben

and

Austin Ellis

perform at Eutaw Place. Bass Nation presents

Skism

,

Mantis

, and the

Killabits

b2b

with

CRNKN

at Baltimore Soundstage.

Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires

play soulful Southern rock at the Golden West with

Hard Dads

and the

Gutterhooks

.

Chaos Destroy

brings punk anarchy to the Charm City Art Space with

Jess Kelly

and

Scarboro

.

Don't miss:

Mt. Royal

, the newly christened collaboration between Katrina Ford of Celebration and the members of Big In Japan, plays its first show under its new name at the Metro Gallery, with

Sri Aurobindo

and

Wing Dam

.

SUNDAY

: It's Super Bowl Sunday-of course nobody's putting on a show tonight.

MONDAY:

Local power-pop standbys

Gary B and the Notions

open for

Holopaw

and

Love as Laughter

at the Metro Gallery.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

play a second night at Rams Head Live.

TUESDAY:

The

Out of Your Head

collective is stocked with a fresh new combination of improvisers, which this week includes cellist Michael Ronstadt, at the Windup Space.

Sweat Life

gets the kids skanking at the Sidebar with the

Melon Farmers

and

Thirteen Towers

. An die Musik's Evolution Contemporary Music Series welcomes

Gyorgy Kurtag

.

WEDNESDAY:

Indie-rap veteran

Aesop Rock

holds it down for the underground with

Rob Sonic

and

DJ Big

Wiz

at Baltimore Soundstage. Portland indie rockers

Ramona Falls

plays the Golden West with

Joe Mulhollen and the Problematical Animals

.

Don't miss:

Dweezil Zappa

brings his Zappa Plays Zappa stage show, in which he interprets the music of his dear old Baltimore-born dad, Frank, to Rams Head Live.

IN THE WINGS:

Fishbone

, still one of the most entertaining bands on the planet, hits Rams Head Live March 4. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.)

Senses Fail

, who recorded their 2010 album,

The Fire

, in Baltimore, come back to town, to the Ottobar on April 5. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Two generations of bluesmen,

George Thorogood

and

Buddy Guy

, will find common ground when their co-headlining tour comes to Pier Six Pavilion on Aug. 13. (For more information, visit piersixpavilion.com or call [410] 783-4189.)

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