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The Vans Warped Tour, Local alt-rockers Defiant Children, Zydeco Blues and Roots Music Festival, and more

WEDNESDAY:

The Vans Warped Tour, with headliners including

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Hawthorne Heights

and

Never Shout Never

, returns to Merriweather. The Golden West hosts a night of shoegaze with

Highspire

and

Ceremony

. Washington, D.C.-based singer-songwriter

Matt Tarka

performs at Joe Squared. Modern-rock cover band

QiLo

plays the HFS hits at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Don't miss:

Lubbock,

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a 10-piece ensemble of some of Baltimore's finest improvisers led by Dave Ballou and Adam Hopkins, performs at the Windup Space.

THURSDAY:

You will know

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

by the trail of broken instruments at the Metro Gallery. Maine-based folk duo the

Squid Jiggers

perform at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville. Deathcore band

Bury the Memories

perform at the Sidebar.

Don't miss:

Two great bass-heavy bands, New York's

Ichicuts

and Baltimore's the

Sneaks

, play the Ottobar.

FRIDAY:

Former Titus Andronicus guitarist

Andrew Cedermark

plays the Golden West with

La Luz

. Local quintet and friends of the Short List

Vinny Vegas

plays the Metro Gallery with

Molehill

and

Sooner or Later

.

TGT

, the R&B supergroup comprising Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank, sings hits together and apart at Pier Six Pavilion. Portland's

Hockey

headlines Baltimore Soundstage.

Mike Pinto and Natural Vibrations

bring reggae grooves to Rams Head Live. Baltimore New Wave revivalists the

Perfects

play the Ottobar with

Midnight Spin

and the

Last Year

. Early '90s hard-rockers

Warrior Soul

plays the House of Rock. Long-running indie-cult heroes

Belle and Sebastian

and

Yo La Tengo

play at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Mad Sweet Pangs

jam at the 8x10.

SATURDAY:

Dig this sentence right there that's coming at ya: Christian rap star

Da' T.R.U.T.H.

performs at the Holiday Inn in Timonium. Jam-band standard bearers

Phish

plays the first of two nights at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Local jazz institution

Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes

play the Windup Space.

Rusted Root

grooves at the Carroll Creek Ampitheater in Frederick.

Red Baraat

comes from Brooklyn with the sounds of India at Rams Head Live. Moody Atlanta quintet

Mood Rings

play the Metro Gallery. R&B solo act and occasional Maroon 5 backing musician

PJ Morton

performs at Baltimore Soundstage.

OMD

makes maneuvers in the dark of the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Baltimore's

Rhymes with Opera

ensemble (which has collaborated with

CP

senior editor Baynard Woods) stages David Smooke's "non-opera,"

Criminal Element

, at Area 405.

SUNDAY:

The Zydeco, Blues and Roots Music Festival is held at the Carroll County Farm Museum, with performances by

Buckwheat Zydeco

,

CJ Chenier

, and

Little Queenie

.

Phish

is back at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Don't miss:

Local singer-songwriters

Adam Trice

of Red Sammy and

Letitia VanSant

perform at An die Musik.

MONDAY:

98 Rock's Noise in the Basement brings local rockers

Drew Stevyns

and

Community Center

to the Ottobar. Nerds who remember the '90s descend on Merriweather Post Pavilion en masse for

Barenaked Ladies

,

Ben Folds Five

, and

Guster

.

TUESDAY:

Drummer

Will Redman

is one of the featured players in the

Out of Your Head Collective

tonight at the Windup Space.

WEDNESDAY:

Local alt-rockers

Defiant Children

and

Semi Mori

play the Ottobar.

Pennywise

, still holding onto most of its founding members, open for

Sublime with Rome

, who is just barely hanging onto one member of the original Sublime, at Pier Six Pavilion. Even more SoCal punks

Rx Bandits

are at Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Longtime Southern rap superstars

Lil Wayne

and

T.I.

headline 1st Mariner Arena with newly minted star

2 Chainz

, who's older than both of them.

IN THE WINGS:

Chillwaver

Toro Y Moi

will headline the Ottobar on Oct. 22, with

Classixx

opening. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.)

John Fogerty

will bring his catalog of recently re-recorded American classics to the Lyric Opera House on Nov. 6. (For more information, visit lyricoperahouse.com or call [410] 685-5086.) Looking forward to 2014, the

Blue Man Group

will perform concerts at the Hippodrome on Jan. 10, 11, and 12. (For more information, visit france-merrickpac.com or call [410] 837-7400.)

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