WEDNESDAY:

Glen Burnie prog-rockers

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plays the Sidebar with

Ender's Game

and

Inviolate

.

THURSDAY:

The opening night of Videopolis 2013 at the Metro Gallery features audiovisual music performances from

Darsombra

and

Sassoon

.

Michael Feinstein

performs a tribute to the Gershwins at the Lyric Opera House. North Carolina metal band

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Lifecurse

plays the Sidebar with

Void of Kings

and

Polaris

.

Jenny Chai

gives a piano recital at An die Musik.

June Star

plays acoustic at Joe Squared. Indie guitar hero

Marnie Stern

headlines the Black Cat in Washington. The

Beautiful Ones

want you at the Charm City Art Space, with

Alpha and Omega

.

FRIDAY:

Three 6 Mafia veteran and ascendant solo star

Juicy J

headlines Baltimore Soundstage, with newcomer

A$AP Ferg

opening. Local psych-rockers the

Flying Eyes

play the Golden West with

Drgn King

and

Drunk Monk

. This ole boy

Craig Morgan

sings country hits at Rams Head Live. Baltimore alto saxophonist

Tim Green

performs at An die Musik. Flock Baltimore presents

Nu Fusion

at the Sidebar, with

LITZ

,

Sanhedron

, and

E.N.V.Y.

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts the

Baltimore Bluegrass Band

.

Don't miss:

Local reggae institution

Jah Works

celebrate their 20th anniversary at the 8x10 with

Can't Hang

. DNL presents Maryland's Finest Vol. VII at Rams Head Live, with rapper

Kane Mayfield

, singer

Chris Bivins

from The CW's

The Next

reality competition, and more.

SATURDAY:

Country singer

Phil Vassar

kicks off Preakness week with "Get Your Preak On" at Pier Six Pavilion. Country, er, rapper

Colt Ford

headlines the Dream City Music Festival in Ridgely, Md. Brooding '80s revivalists

Red This Ever

and

Stars and the Sea

play the Sidebar.

Cara Kelly and the Tell Tale

play a release party at the 8x10.

Percy Sledge

and his big voice come to the Meyerhoff.

Neon Falcon

plays party jams at Joe Squared. Violinist

Ji-Won Song

performs Mozart and Brahms at An die Musik. Sweet Honey in the Rock founder

Bernice Johnson Reagon

and daughter

Toshi Reagon

perform at the Patterson. Canadian duo

Crystal Castles

headline Rams Head Live with

Pictureplane

. French dubstep band

Dirtyphonics

headline Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

The Sweetlife Music and Food Festival comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion for the third year, with

Phoenix

,

Passion Pit

,

Kendrick Lamar

, the

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

,

Gary Clark Jr.

,

Solange

, and many more.

SUNDAY:

In the afternoon, Baltimore Soundstage hosts a Mother's Day gospel matinee with

Y'Anna Crawley

, and at night

Airbourne

and

Bleeker Ridge

take over the club. Roots Café, hosted by

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes, presents singer/songwriters

John Shock

and

Mike Barth

at An die Musik. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts

Mary Halvorson

and

Stephan Crump

, with an opening set from

Susan Alcorn

on pedal steel and

Dave Ballou

on trumpet

MONDAY:

Local anglophiles the

Idle Gossip

plays the Sidebar with the

Sky We Scrape

. Iraqi-Cuban duo

Backpack Jax

performs at the Patterson. 98 Rock's Noise in the Basement, at the Ottobar, features

Horizon Set High

, the

Hearts of Men

, and

Fatman Carbite

.

TUESDAY:

An die Musik presents "An Italian Feast," a spicy menu of harpsichord and violin arrangements of pieces by Italian composers.

Ghostface Killah

and

Adrian Younge

bring their new collaborative album,

12 Reasons to Die

, to Baltimore Soundstage. Blues guitarist

Joe Bonamassa

plays at the Hippodrome. Salisbury, Md. punk-rockers

It's Not Rocket Science

plays the Sidebar with

Arkhaven

and

Failure by Design

.

WEDNESDAY: Chicago

plays a thick songbook of hits at the Meyerhoff. Justin Trawick's 9 Songwriters Series returns to the Metro Gallery.

Monteclaire

plays indie rock at Joe Squared. Rising soprano sax star

Tineke Postma

performs at An die Musik.

IN THE WINGS:

Country star and erstwhile Hootie

Darius Rucker

will play Pier Six Pavilion on June 15 with country star and erstwhile TV actress

Jana Kramer

. (For more information, visit piersixpavilion.com or call [410] 783-4189.) Awesome emo underdogs

Say Anything

will play Rams Head Live on June 16, with

Eisley

and

HRVRD

opening. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) On June 23, the Ottobar will host perhaps the summer's best bill of Baltimore indie bands:

Roomrunner

,

Pure Junk

,

Peals

, and

Small Sur

. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Kids' TV sensations the

Fresh Beat Band

is coming to 1st Mariner Arena on January 18, 2014. (For more information, visit baltimorearena.com or call [410] 347-2020.)

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