Offbeat local singer/songwriter
plays the Golden West with the
American Canyon Band
brings a theremin, a turntable, and more toys to An die Musik. Norwegian black-metal veterans
plays the Ottobar with
plays acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. The awkward phrase "members of Of Montreal" rears its ugly head when
headlines the Golden West, with excellent local support from
. Brooklyn duo
plays Rams Head Live-and can you fucking believe that anyone would pay $125 for a VIP ticket to see this fucking guy?
Two great Baltimore-based pianists,
, play solo sets at the Bertha's second floor studio.
Reel Big Fish
continues to reap the benefit of selling out in a self-conscious and ironic way at Rams Head Live with the
. An die Musik holds an Applause for a Cause benefit for Peabody Preparatory, with performances by
Full House Brass
Carlos Manuel Zabala
. Overly dramatic band names continue to reign supreme at the Recher Theatre when
Straight Line Stitch
All That Is Corrupt
play the Towson venue.
The Golden West hosts three of Baltimore's finest up-and-coming rawk bands,
Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children
The Sidebar hosts the Baltimore Punk Rock Benefit for the Animals, featuring
Carrie and the Dirty Pillows
Cris Jacobs Band
, led by the titular ex-member of the Bridge, plays its usual spot at the 8x10.
sings Brazilian jazz at An die Musik. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson celebrates Bob Marley's birthday with
play a record-release party at the Windup Space with
Of Mice and Men
, which makes some kind of awful music called "metalcore," plays the Recher theatre with
Woe Is Me
Texas in July
Capture the Crown
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
play a sold-out show at Rams Head Live. Singer/songwriters
perform at Eutaw Place. Bass Nation presents
, and the
at Baltimore Soundstage.
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
play soulful Southern rock at the Golden West with
brings punk anarchy to the Charm City Art Space with
, 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
: It's Super Bowl Sunday-of course nobody's putting on a show tonight.
Local power-pop standbys
Gary B and the Notions
Love as Laughter
at the Metro Gallery.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
play a second night at Rams Head Live.
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.
gets the kids skanking at the Sidebar with the
. An die Musik's Evolution Contemporary Music Series welcomes
holds it down for the underground with
at Baltimore Soundstage. Portland indie rockers
plays the Golden West with
Joe Mulhollen and the Problematical Animals
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:
, still one of the most entertaining bands on the planet, hits Rams Head Live March 4. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.)
, who recorded their 2010 album,
, in Baltimore, come back to town, to the Ottobar on April 5. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.) Two generations of bluesmen,
, 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  783-4189.)