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Clamors, Orgy, Aaron Lewis, The Feelies, and more.

WEDNESDAY:

Local pop-punk quintet the

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Clamors

play the Sidebar with

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Blinding Eye Dog

and

Fisticuffs

. Alabama rockers

BoomBox

headlines Baltimore Soundstage. The soon-to-be-shuttered Recher Theatre hosts the

Summer Set

,

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We Are the In Crowd

, and

Go Radio

. New York-based instrumental trio

Consider the Source

jams at the 8x10 with

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

and

MG3

.

THURSDAY:

The House of Rock in White Marsh, which usually hosts bands who peaked in the '80s, features nu-metal band

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Orgy

, who peaked in the '90s (albeit with a cover of an '80s New Order song).

New Riders of the Purple Sage

ride again at the 8x10.

Twiztid

,

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(Hed) P.E.

, and

Lil Wyte

give you a triple helping of goofy white-rap acts at Rams Head Live. Flock Baltimore presents

Avid Avis

,

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Chaquis Maliq

, and

Litz Brothers Band

at the Sidebar.

Don't miss:

The

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Billy Hart Quartet

, led by the veteran jazz and soul sideman (Otis Redding, McCoy Tyner), performs at An die Musik.

FRIDAY:

Aaron Lewis

offers terrible music from both his Staind catalog and his solo career as a country artist at Rams Head Live.

Ravagers

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,

Cheap Thrills

, and the

Sniffs

rock out at the Metro Gallery. Rap legend

Doug E. Fresh

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opens for comedian

Mike Epps

at the 1st Mariner Arena.

Fake Flowers Real Dirt

gets funky at Joe Squared Station North.

Road to Graceland

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flips through the Paul Simon songbook at the 8x10. Friend of the Short List

Bricklayer

gets loud at the Charm City Art Space with

Up for Nothing

and

Step Aside

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. Colorado crust-punks

Call of the Void

plays the Sidebar with

Fortress

and

Ambassador Gun

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.

SATURDAY:

Singer/songwriter and Peabody graduate

Cameron Blake

holds a release party for his latest album at An die Musik, with the

Manly Deeds

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opening. The

Feelies

lay down crazy rhythms at the Ottobar. Reunited '70s hard-rock band

Y&T

headlines Baltimore Soundstage. The

Shrapnels

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play jazz and funk at Joe Squared Station North. Lutherville-based radio-rockers

Cinder Road

plays the Recher Theatre with

Nightsbridge

and

Cyrenic

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.

JM/WAVE

,

Dreadlords

, and

Liveshitbingepurge

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play live shit at the Sidebar. The

Expendables

and

Pacific Dub

bring a little reggae to Rams Head Live.

SUNDAY:

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All-female Irish-music ensemble

Celtic Woman

plays at the Hippodrome. The Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series, hosted by

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes, welcomes

Larissa Smith

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and

Brechyn Chance

to An die Musik. New England bands

Ghost Thrower

and

Foreign Tongues

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bring their new split 7-inch to the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

Ivan Neville

, son of Aaron, returns to Baltimore Soundstage with his band,

Dumpstaphunk

.

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MONDAY:

Gaithersburg punks

Braceface

plays the Charm City Art Space with

BOATS!

and

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Thee Lexington Arrows

.

TUESDAY:

Rhode Island indie-rockers the

Dear Hunter

plays the Recher Theatre with

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Naive Thieves

. The

Out of Your Head

collective improvises at the Windup Space. Long-running hardcore band

Hero Dishonest

plays the Sidebar with

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Enemy Insects

and

Cold Inside

.

WEDNESDAY:

Florida avant-rockers

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Permanent Makeup

plays Club K.

Travin Systems

play acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. Spoken-word poet and rapper

George Watsky

performs at Baltimore Soundstage.

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Don't miss:

Adventure

previews material from the upcoming album

Weird Work

at the Windup Space with

Stacian

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and

Braille

.

IN THE WINGS:

This year's M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion will feature a host of '80s hitmakers, including

Twisted Sister

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,

Firehouse

,

W.A.S.P.

, and Maryland's own

Kix

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on May 3 and 4. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.) Canadian synth-punks

Crystal Castles

will headline Rams Head Live on May 11. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) The

Marshall Tucker Band

will perform at the Old Glory Harley Davidson in Laurel on May 25. (For more information, visit oldgloryhd.com or call [301] 575-0575.) Pop-folkies the

Lumineers

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continue playing bigger and bigger venues as "Ho Hey" becomes more ubiquitous, hitting Merriweather Post Pavilion this summer on July 26. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.)


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