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Teepee, Brit Floyd, They Might Be Giants, Ghostface Killah, and more.

WEDNESDAY:

Miami drone-rockers

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Teepee

plays the Golden West with local openers

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Natural Velvet

. The

Baltimore Boom Bap Society

celebrates beats, rhymes, and life at the Windup Space.

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Don't miss:

Boston rockers

Big Wreck

plays its new hit, "Albatross," at Baltimore Soundstage.

THURSDAY:

Brit Floyd

, a really stupidly named Pink Floyd tribute act, because, hey, the original Floyd were British too, headlines the Lyric Opera House. The

Sticky Mulligan and David Alderdice Duo

, a pair of Maryland natives who've since relocated to Colorado, comes back home to perform at An die Musik. Philly folk singer

Kwesi Kankam

performs at Joe Squared.

FRIDAY:

Appalachian Jamwich

magazine celebrates its first anniversary at the 8x10 with performances from

Kings of Belmont

and

Moogatu

.

Wobbly

, aka San Francisco experimental/electronic musician John Leidecker, performs at the Red Room. Friends of the Short List

Minimus the Poet

performs at Joe Squared.

Heidi Martin and the Simon Brothers

perform an evening of standards at An die Musik. You may as well check out the Journey tribute act

Voyage Featuring Hugo

at Rams Head Live instead of paying more to see the "real" Journey that doesn't have Steve Perry either. Jersey screamo stars

Senses Fail

play the Ottobar with

Such Gold

and

Real Friends

. Reunited Washington, D.C. "Gospel Yeh-Yeh" punks the

Make-Up

is the special guest at the Save Your Soul dance party at the Lithuanian Hall. Florida's

Feral Babies

play the Charm City Art Space with

Stout

and

This Is Your Life.

June Star

and

Among Wolves

offer some of Baltimore's finest twangy rock 'n' roll at the Windup Space.

Don't miss:

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson holds a release party for singer-songwriter

Victoria Vox,

whose new album,

Key

, features the best of her 52 Song Project, in which she wrote a tune every week of 2012.

SATURDAY:

They Might Be Giants

play Rams Head Live, where TMBG's John Flansburgh once mused, "So, is Rams Head Live like, you cut off a ram's head, and the head is still alive?" Tzadik Records band

Lés Rhinoceros

performs at Orion Sound Studios. Baltimore beatbox dynamo Shodekeh's Embody series at the Patterson Theatre features Tuvan throat-singing ensemble

Alash

. Pianist

Robert Hitz

leads a workshop on improvisation at An die Musik. D.C. blues rockers and

The Wire

soundtrack alumni the

Nighthawks

play the Bel Air Moose Lodge #1952.

Burning Axe

and

Axe Ripper

chop it up at the Sidebar.

Secret Language

plays Joe Squared as part of a monthly residency. "Best of the Worst" rockers

Charm City Devils

headline Baltimore Soundstage. New York rapper

Saigon

headlines a birthday bash for local MC Profitt at the 5 Seasons. Power trio

Balkan Falcon

and power quartet

LandSpeedRecord!

play the Windup Space. Philly lo-fi band

Purling Hiss

headlines the Metro Gallery.

Don't miss:

The first Baltimore Popfest will be held at the Charm City Art Space, with visiting UK acts

Jowe Head

and

Golden Grrrls

as well as locals

Wildhoney

and

Crimson Wave

.

SUNDAY:

Bridging the Music's finals at the 8x10 will feature bands like

Fractal Cat

and

Noble Animals

competing for a national tour slot. Cellist

Frances-Marie Uitti

performs at the Red Room.

Kowloon Walled City

and

Ancient Shores

play downstairs at the Ottobar, while the

People's Temple

and

Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children

rock upstairs.

Laudon Schuett

will give you the lute at An die Musik. Baltimore Soundstage's Gorilla Music presents Battle of the Bands with

Indian Casino

and

Against Six

.

Don't miss:

The Metro Gallery hosts local Americana quintet the

Sterling Sisters

, who are neither Sterlings, nor sisters. Discuss.

MONDAY:

Texan occult-metal masters

Absu

plays the Windup Space with

Extermination Angel

.

TUESDAY:

Boston emo band

Transit

plays the Ottobar with

Seahaven

and

Young Statues

.

WEDNESDAY:

NWOBM forefathers

Diamond Head

plays the House of Rock. Completely terrible hard-rock radio hitmakers

Volbeat

headlines Rams Head Live.

Don't miss:

An die Musik's Ciné-Concert features

Hesperus

performing an improvised score for the 1912 film adaptation of

Richard III.

IN THE WINGS:

Rap veteran

Ghostface Killah

and producer

Adrian Younge

will bring their new collaborative album,

Twelve Reasons to Die

, to Baltimore Soundstage on May 14. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-0057.) Country stars the

Band Perry

and

Easton Corbin

co-headline Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 18. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 715-5550.) We're not sure if "chillwave" or "witch house" is still a thing, or if they call it something else now, but

oOoOO

is coming to the Metro Gallery on May 25. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-0899.) The Creative Alliance at the Patterson will host the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival on June 15, with performances from

Lafayette Gilchrist

, the

Swallows

, the

Carrol County Ramblers

, and many more. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 276-1651.)

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