performs at Towson University. Friends of the Short List Mobtown Studios and the Windup Space kick off their fourth annual NOVO Instrumental Music Festival, with
Echo Hey Hello
, and more.
tells you once again about Michael Jackson's greatest hits at Rams Head Live. The
Baltimore Composers Forum
holds a 20th Anniversary Alumni Concert at An die Musik. Grammy-winning a cappella ensemble
Sweet Honey in the Rock
performs at Morgan State's Murphy Fine Arts Center. Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts pianist
Ursula Ricks Project
. The Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival is coming in April, but in the meantime there's a festival pre-party at the 8x10 with
, and more. Rick Froberg of Hot Snakes and Drive Like Jehu, whose old bandmate John Reis was just in town a couple weeks ago, comes to the Golden West with his own new band,
play big riffs and sing big choruses at Joe Squared Station North. The Notorious B.I.G. was murdered on this day in 1997, and rappers like
will pay tribute with a Profitt Productions event at the Glass Grill.
, formerly of D.C. punk legends the Slickee Boys, plays the Metro Gallery with
Chelsea Graveyard and the Screams at Midnight
of Minimus the Poet plays solo at the Village Square Café with
. The Windup Space's NOVO festival continues with
. Jazz duo the
, with Sara on violin and Rachel on vocals, performs at An die Musik. The 8x10 holds a pre-party for the Camp Barefoot Festival, going down in West Virginia this summer, with performances from
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts the
Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra
, which is joined by soprano vocalist
Machine Gun Kelly
, the poor man's Yelawolf, performs at Baltimore Soundstage. Short List pals Mobtown Studios wind down this year's NOVO festival at the Windup Space with a night curated by Creative Differences, featuring
Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes
Michael Formanek Ensemble
brings the forgotten funk-glam metal of 1989 to the House of Rock in White Marsh. The Walters Art Museum features soprano
in its Early Music at the Walters series.
The wonderful North Carolina band
Birds and Arrows
preview their upcoming album at the Metro Gallery with
98 Rock's Noise in the Basement local showcase at the Ottobar features
Guns out at Sundown
Born of Kings
touches down at 1st Mariner Arena with opening act
Out of Your Head
collective improvises at the Windup Space.
, the worst mainstream-rock radio band out of all the terrible mainstream-rock radio bands, headlines Rams Head Live.
plays acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. Mario's Birthday Bash at the Ottobar features music from
This or the Apocalypse,
Air I Breathe
is gonna miss everybody that doesn't come to see them at Baltimore Soundstage.
IN THE WINGS:
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson will hold an open house on April 12 with free performances from Baltimore indie bands
. (For more information, visit creativealliance.org or call  276-1651.) Paganfest America will bring an international lineup of metal bands to Baltimore Soundstage on April 15, including
. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call  244-0057.)
just announced their Legends of the Summer joint tour, which will include a Baltimore date on Aug. 8, the first concert at M&T Bank Stadium since U2 in 2011. (For more information, visit