WEDNESDAY:

The entire founding lineup of

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Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

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

Farewell Drifters

. Pennsylvania metalcore band

This or the Apocalypse

plays the Ottobar with the

Air I Breathe

and

Honour Crest

.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

and

UV Hippo

jam out at the 8x10. Freak folkie

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Wooden Wand

plays the Metro Gallery. Nippon Motion welcomes special guest

DJ Mikinu

to the Sidebar.

Don't miss:

Intriguing Baltimore lo-fi outfit

Romantic States

play tracks from their just-released album

Vessels of Devils

at Club K, with the

Big Ship

and

Ghost

.

THURSDAY:

Reunited Boston post-punk legends

Mission of Burma

plays the Ottobar with reunited Baltimore post-punk legends

Liquor Bike

.

Cris Jacobs

, formerly of the Bridge, performs at the Still. Aptly named one-man band

That 1 Guy

plays the 8x10 with

Wolff

.

June Star

performs an acoustic set at Joe Squared Station North. Jersey punk

Mikey Erg

plays the Metro Gallery with

Dead Mechanical

and

Sick Sick Birds

. Secret best pop star in the game

Pink

headlines the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Don't miss:

Baltimore poet Chris Toll, who passed away last September, is memorialized with a night of poetry and Bob Dylan songs at the Windup Space.

FRIDAY:

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

Deep Search

and

Bosley

. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents Let's Do It Spike Lee Style, a multimedia tribute to the filmmaker that includes jazz from

Jimmy Wilson

and hip-hop from

OOH

and

Jahiti

of Brown F.I.S.H. Celtic guitar god

Robin Bullock

has a St. Paddy's Day celebration at An die Musik.

Penny Pistolero

plays alt-country at Joe Squared Station North. Fools and Horses frontman-gone-solo

Matt Hutchison

plays the 8x10 with

Sons of Bill

and

Bret Mosley

.

Don't miss:

Llamadon, a pizza-party event at the Bell Foundry, features beats and/or rhymes from

Braider

,

Disturbed Individuals

, 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

,

Idle Gossip

, the

Cheap Hoods

, friends of the Short List

Thee Lexington Arrows

, and more. Internationally renowned jazz pianist

Eri Yamamoto

performs at An die Musik. MAGFest presents Game over Baltimore, with arcade games and live music from

Rare Candy

and

Random Battles

. The

Legwarmers

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

Sam Cregger

performs the Charm City Art Space with

Jay Ackley

and the

Woolly Moon

. Baltimore quartet

Batworth Stone

plays the Windup Space.

Adverse Attraction

and

Second Impulse

play downstairs at the Ottobar, while

Bastards of Reality

play Black Sabbath covers upstairs.

Don't miss:

The 12th annual MammoJam Music Festival raises funds for breast cancer screening and treatment at the 8x10 with the

Mike Dillon Band

,

Nelly's Echo

,

Bosley

, and more.

SUNDAY: Master

,

Sacrificial Slaughter

, and

Fisthammer

bring the metal to the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

Drive-By Truckers

and the

Old 97's

team up for a twangy twofer at Rams Head Live.

MONDAY:

Screamo locals

Tigerscout

plays the Charm City Art Space with

Prawn

and

Have Mercy

.

TUESDAY:

Milwaukee's

Narrow Hearts

headline the Sidebar with

Left Behind

and

Consumed with Hatred

.

WEDNESDAY: Blinding Eye Dog

drinks beer and plays punk rock at the Sidebar with

Fisticuffs

and the

Clamors

.

Krestovsky

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 [410] 704-2787.) Rock And Roll Hall of Famer

Percy Sledge

will sing at the Meyerhoff on May 11. (For more information, visit bsomusic.org or call [410] 783-8000.) The Preakness InfieldFest at Pimlico Race Course has announced its 2013 headliners, pop-rap sensations

Pitbull

and

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

, who will perform on May 18. (For more information, visit preakness.com or call [410] 542-9400.) Indie-rock big dogs the

National

and

Dirty Projectors

will play Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 6. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.)

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