The entire founding lineup of
is back in harmony at the Baltimore Soundstage. The Showcase Artists Series at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts welcomes alternative-funk band the
. Pennsylvania metalcore band
This or the Apocalypse
plays the Ottobar with the
Air I Breathe
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
jam out at the 8x10. Freak folkie
plays the Metro Gallery. Nippon Motion welcomes special guest
to the Sidebar.
Intriguing Baltimore lo-fi outfit
play tracks from their just-released album
Vessels of Devils
at Club K, with the
Reunited Boston post-punk legends
Mission of Burma
plays the Ottobar with reunited Baltimore post-punk legends
, formerly of the Bridge, performs at the Still. Aptly named one-man band
That 1 Guy
plays the 8x10 with
performs an acoustic set at Joe Squared Station North. Jersey punk
plays the Metro Gallery with
Sick Sick Birds
. Secret best pop star in the game
headlines the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Baltimore poet Chris Toll, who passed away last September, is memorialized with a night of poetry and Bob Dylan songs at the Windup Space.
The Recher Theatre's days are numbered for hosting live music, but one of the best shows you can still catch before the Towson venue is closed and reinvented features soulful locals the
. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents Let's Do It Spike Lee Style, a multimedia tribute to the filmmaker that includes jazz from
and hip-hop from
of Brown F.I.S.H. Celtic guitar god
has a St. Paddy's Day celebration at An die Musik.
plays alt-country at Joe Squared Station North. Fools and Horses frontman-gone-solo
plays the 8x10 with
Sons of Bill
Llamadon, a pizza-party event at the Bell Foundry, features beats and/or rhymes from
, and more.
SATURDAY: O'Malley's March
, with our Governor back in front of the mic, will celebrate St. Paddy's Day at the Patterson. The Sidebar holds a the Clash vs. the Jam tribute night, with covers from
Sovereign Sound System
, friends of the Short List
Thee Lexington Arrows
, and more. Internationally renowned jazz pianist
performs at An die Musik. MAGFest presents Game over Baltimore, with arcade games and live music from
take hits from the '80s and make them sound so crazy at Rams Head Live. The
Ariel Wickham Group
plays jazz at Joe Squared Station North. Virginia singer-songwriter
performs the Charm City Art Space with
. Baltimore quartet
plays the Windup Space.
play downstairs at the Ottobar, while
Bastards of Reality
play Black Sabbath covers upstairs.
The 12th annual MammoJam Music Festival raises funds for breast cancer screening and treatment at the 8x10 with the
Mike Dillon Band
, and more.
bring the metal to the Ottobar.
team up for a twangy twofer at Rams Head Live.
plays the Charm City Art Space with
headline the Sidebar with
Consumed with Hatred
WEDNESDAY: Blinding Eye Dog
drinks beer and plays punk rock at the Sidebar with
plays acoustic at Joe Squared Station North.
IN THE WINGS:
Towson University's Towson Center will get emo with
Pierce the Veil
and Baltimore County's own
All Time Low
on April 28. (For more information, visit towson.edu or call  704-2787.) Rock And Roll Hall of Famer
will sing at the Meyerhoff on May 11. (For more information, visit bsomusic.org or call  783-8000.) The Preakness InfieldFest at Pimlico Race Course has announced its 2013 headliners, pop-rap sensations
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
, who will perform on May 18. (For more information, visit preakness.com or call  542-9400.) Indie-rock big dogs the
will play Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 6. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.)