WEDNESDAY: Bosley

and

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J Pope

begin a

Funk Friday

residency at the 8x10.

Toad the Wet Sprocket

's

Dulcinea

was on the low kind of a jam, which their audience at Baltimore Soundstage surely knows.

"Weird Al" Yankovic

's funhouse-mirror image of the last three decades of pop hits comes to Rams Head Live.

Don't miss:

An die Musik presents a "Ciné-Concert," with

Hesperus

improvising a score for the 1914 silent film serial

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Judex, The Mysterious Avenger

.

THURSDAY:

WTMD's First Thursday Concerts in West Mount Vernon Park features

Alpha Rev

,

Goldspot

, and

Ivan and Alyosha

. Indie boldface names the

National

and

Dirty Projectors

co-headline Merriweather Post Pavilion. Vocalist

Kristen Callahan

performs at An die Musik. Boston quartet

Pretty and Nice

plays the Ottobar with

Balkan Falcon

.

Sac Au Lait

gets jazzy at Joe Squared. Northampton, Mass.'s

Potty Mouth

plays the Golden West with the

Waverly Giant

. Brit punks

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls

headline Rams Head Live.

Kill Lincoln

leaps from the balcony at the Sidebar. The pride of Baltimore,

Beach House

, headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington.

FRIDAY: Emy Tseng

plays Brazilian jazz at An die Musik. West Coast jam band

Tea Leaf Green

headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Friend of the Short List

Alex Champagne

of a Cat Called Cricket begins a monthly residency at Joe Squared. Canadian alt-rock hitmakers

Metric

plays Rams Head Live. The

Bryson Dudley Band

rocks at the Windup Space. The

School of Rock Baltimore

presents a tribute to Pink Floyd at the Ottobar. The first night of the Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion features

Will Downing

and

Avery Sunshine

.

Donegal Xpress

plays Irish rock at Belvedere Square's Summer Sounds Concert Series. Massachusetts grindcore band

Hivesmasher

plays the Sidebar with

Cognitive

and

Bury the Memories

.

Don't miss:

Celebration

headlines the Metro Gallery with

Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang

.

SATURDAY:

With the last-minute cancellation of the Moonrise Festival, which was to take place this weekend, many of the fest's acts have made arrangements for other shows in the area, including

Pretty Lights

at Pier Six Pavilion and

Infected Mushroom

at Baltimore Soundstage.

Mint Condition

fulfills all your '90s slow-jam needs at Rams Head Live.

Telesma

gets groovy and tribal at the 8x10 with

Consider the Source

.

Herd of Main Street

plays Americana rock at Joe Squared. Creative Differences takes over the Windup Space for the weekend with

Gerald Cleaver

and

Lafayette Gilchrist

. Danish bassist

Anne Mette Iversen

performs at An die Musik. The Capital Jazz Fest carries on at Merriweather Post Pavilion with

Chaka Khan

and the

Robert Glasper Experiment

.

Don't miss:

Treefort

,

Julia Weldon

,

Careers

, and more play a benefit for Charm City Art Space.

SUNDAY: Lotus

, another act originally scheduled to perform at the Moonrise Festival this weekend, takes their show to Baltimore Soundstage.

Social Distortion

, still hoarse and grizzled after all these years, plays Rams Head Live. Local punks

Sea Patterns

play Charm City Art Space with

Ex Wife

,

Arab Spring

, and

USSA Pleasuredome

. Jazz guitarist

Rafal Sarnecki

performs at An die Musik. Indie folkie

Father John Misty

headlines the Ottobar, with the

Red Vines

opening.

Ledisi

and the

Whispers

serenade you at the Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather.

Don't miss:

The Windup Space's Creative Differences Weekend Edition continues with

Lucian Ban

and

Mat Maneri

.

MONDAY:

English indie-rockers

Foals

and American indie-rockers with an unsettling arrest record

Surfer Blood

play Rams Head Live together.

Wild Nothing

and

Wildhoney

get presumably wild at the Metro Gallery.

Animal Collective

begins a three-night run at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

TUESDAY: Ariel Pink's

Haunted Graffiti

headlines the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

Lisa Doll and the Rock N Roll Romance

shred at Golden West with

Bad Coyotes

and

Whiff

.

WEDNESDAY: Sting

brings his current, bass-centric tour to Pier Six Pavilion. Local rockers the

Stalking Horses

and the

Honest Mistakes

play the Ottobar.

Bosley

and

J Pope

and

Funk Friday

are back at the 8x10. Blake Schwarzenbach's

Mobile Disco Decathlon

, featuring the former Jawbreaker frontman, plays the Metro Gallery with

Us and Us Only

, who played a show with the Short List recently and were amazing. Vermont folk-rockers

Alpenglow

plays Joe Squared. Pianist

Irina Nuzova

performs at An die Musik.

Don't miss:

The Lyric Opera House hosts the Kings of the Mic Tour, with hip-hop legends including

LL Cool J

,

Ice Cube

,

Public Enemy

, and

De La Soul

.

IN THE WINGS:

Dorky alt-rock institutions

Barenaked Ladies

,

Ben Folds Five

, and

Guster

will join forces at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 15. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.) This year's Artscape, running from July 19 to July 21, will feature R&B from

Kem

and

Bridget Kelly

, blues from the

North Mississippi All-Stars

, and reggae from the

Wailers

on the main stage. (For more information, visit artscape.org or call [410] 752-8632.) Noise-rap provocateurs

Death Grips

will come to the Ottobar on Aug. 9, if they don't fuck around and cancel a whole tour at the last minute, like they did last year. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.)

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