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Shodekeh,Insubordination Fest, Mongrel, and more

WEDNESDAY: Shodekeh

spreads the gospel of beatboxing with Embody: A Catalyst of the Vocal Arts at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center. Massachusetts punks

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Gator King

plays the Sidebar with locals

Above All

,

Nekota

, and

Seven Seas Champion

.

John Rose

and

Ron Saxton

play jazz at Joe Squared.

Don't miss:

The funky tag-team of

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Bosley and J Pope

play the last night of their weekly residency at the 8x10.

THURSDAY:

Insubordination Fest 2013 kicks off at the Ottobar with

Steinways

and

Kepi

. Dutch jazz pianist

Peter Beets

performs at An die Musik. Baltimore rockabilly combo

Carrie and the Dirty Pillows

play the Sidebar with

Assemble

and

Sister Ex

. Washington singer-songwriter

Colin Warren

performs at Joe Squared. Philly orchestral-pop band

Grandchildren

headline the Metro Gallery with

Paint Branch

. The

Shack Band

gets funky at the 8x10 with

Ultra Violet Hippopotamus

and

Second Self

. Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents Hungarian octet

Parno Graszt

, playing authentic gypsy music, with

Orchester Prazevica

opening.

Don't miss:

North Carolina's twangy

Birds and Arrows

return to the Windup Space in support of their excellent new album,

Coyotes

.

FRIDAY:

Bluesy garage-rockers

Mongrel

plays at Mum's. Local weirdos

Baklavaa

plays a release party for its album at Myspace, with

Sexgender

and

Needle Gun

opening. The

Shrapnels

play jazz and funk at Joe Squared. Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents Italian septet

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

. Belvedere Square's Summer Sounds Concert Series features rock from

Mister Wilson Bank

. The

Mahoney Brothers

pay tribute to the Beatles at the Dundalk Heritage Fair. The truly terribly named Texas band

Lance Herbstrong

opens for the

Greyboy Allstars

at Baltimore Soundstage. Baltimore rockers

Sons of the Radio

play Rams Head Live with

Frenamie

.

Don't miss:

Screaming Females

headline the second night of Insubordination Fest at the Ottobar.

SATURDAY:

Baltimore Club vets

Rod Lee

,

K-Life

, and

Rod Braxton

hold a throwback party for the 30-and-over crew at the United Steelworkers Union Hall.

Batworth Stone

makes lovely atmospheric rock at the Windup Space with

USSA Pleasuredome

and

Pallid

. The Metro Gallery packs in a bill of local indie-rappers

Mickey Free

,

Eze

, and

Rapdragons

. The Lunar Bay Music and Arts Festival kicks off at the Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace, with

Sol Driven

and the

Stooges Brass Band

. The

Ariel Wickham Group

jams at Joe Squared.

Three Dog Night

headlines the second night of the Dundalk Heritage Fair. '90s New Jersey punks

Broken Heroes

reform at the Sidebar with

Enemy Insects

. Insubordination Fest 2013 winds down at the Ottobar with the

Mopes

and

Plow United

.

Don't miss:

Baltimore-based R&B diva

Maysa

celebrates the release of her 10th album,

Blue Velvet Soul

, at Baltimore Soundstage.

SUNDAY: Jefferson Starship

built this city at the Dundalk Heritage Fair. New local band

Hybrid Baby

plays with New Jersey's

Huge Pupils

at Club K. The House of Rock goes New Wave with

Bow Wow Wow

and

Gene Loves Jezebel

. San Antonio garage-rockers the

Rich Hands

headline the Ottobar.

Keller Williams

and

Bumpin' Uglies

headline the Lunar Bay Music and Arts Festival at the Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace.

Don't miss:

New Baltimore, a showcase of the city's young hip-hop talent, kicks off at the Broom Factory with

OG Dutch Master

,

Black Zheep DZ

,

Butch Dawson

, and more.

MONDAY:

California metal band

Holy Grail

's national tour comes to the Metro Gallery.

TUESDAY:

The

Out of Your Head Collective

presents two combos at the Windup Space, both of which feature drummer

Jason Cohen

. North Carolina emo band

Oddczar

plays the Sidebar with

Kato

and

Passengers

.

WEDNESDAY:

The

Bruce Jacobs Duo

improvises at Joe Squared. The

Evokatones

and

Mrs. Skannotto

skank it up at the Sidebar.

IN THE WINGS:

Local indie-rap institution

Height with Friends

will celebrate the release of a new album at the Metro Gallery on Aug. 3, with

Other Colors

,

Mickey Free

, and more opening. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-0899.) Aging punchline

Ted Nugent

brings the music he used to be best known for to Rams Head Live on Aug. 16. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-1131.) Newly ubiquitous alt-rock hitmakers

Imagine Dragons

will headline Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sept. 20. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 715-5550.)

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