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Steve Miller Band, Mindless Behavior, Buckcherry, Out of Your Head Collective, and more

WEDNESDAY:

The

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Steve Miller Band

keeps on a-rock'n you at Pier Six Pavilion. Nashville garage-rockers

Turbo Fruits

play the Metro Gallery with Short List friends the

Woolly Moon

and

Thee Lexington Arrows

.

Qi Lo

plays acoustic modern-rock covers at the Hard Rock Café. Jazz guitarists

Mike Pope

and

Tom Guarna

collaborate at An die Musik.

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

get funky with

Twiddle

and the

Hornitz

at the 8x10.

THURSDAY:

R&B teen idols

Mindless Behavior

balls like them boys in Menudo at Pier Six Pavilion. Brooklyn buzz bands

Woods

and

Parquet Courts

play the Ottobar, with excellent locals

Sal Bando

opening. The

Guitar Brothers

and the

Manly Deeds

get rustic at Joe Squared. Boston singer/songwriter

Ellis Paul

performs at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville. Local rockers

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

performs at the Thursday night live music series at the Can Company in Canton.

FRIDAY:

Cock-rock revivalists

Buckcherry

loves the cocaine at Power Plant Live. Australian multi-instrumentalist

Xavier Rudd

performs at Rams Head Live. Nickelodeon favorites

Victoria Justice

and

Big Time Rush

bring their summer tour to the kids at Pier Six Pavilion. Baltimore-based jazz pianist

Mark Meadows

leads his quartet at An die Musik. The

Powell Younger Project

plays R&B at Joe Squared. The

Lumineers

have a pop-folk singalong under the stars at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Local black-metal band

Existentium

plays the Sidebar with

Hydra Kill

and

Area 52

. Brit soul singer

Lianne La Havas

headlines Baltimore Soundstage. San Francisco-based rockers

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

perform at the Ottobar with

Lady Lamb

the Beekeeper

. The coal miner's daughter,

Loretta Lynn

, is at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

SATURDAY:

Mealymouthed hipster-soul merchant

Citizen Cope

headlines Rams Head Live. Saxophonist

Paul Carr

performs in the Baltimore Museum of Art's Jazz in the Sculpture Garden concert series. Baltimore psychobilly trio

Carrie and the Dirty Pillows

perform at 1919. Annapolis singer-songwriter

Stephen Heller

performs at Joe Squared. The

99 and Blues Band

provides the evening's entertainment at Midtown BBQ & Brew in Mount Vernon.

Carolyn Malachi

combines jazz, hip-hop, and spoken word into a unique new sound at An die Musik. Virginia duo the

Sorrow Singers

perform at a Minas Gallery exhibit of photographer Jack Radcliffe's work.

Don't miss:

Nelly's Echo

, the Baltimore-based singer who competed on Christina Aguilera's team on NBC's

The Voice

last year, holds an album-release party at Baltimore Soundstage with the

Marc Evans Trio

and

Playground Etiquette

. The seventh annual Maryland Independent Label Festival at Fish Head Cantina features a full day of music from

Pasadena

,

Rebel Nation

, and many more.

SUNDAY: New Order

, minus Peter Hook, headlines Merriweather Post Pavilion. L.A. rockers

Nico Vega

and

Crash Kings

co-headline Rams Head Live.

Manuel Valera

brings his Grammy-nominated latest album,

New Cuban Express

, to An die Musik.

MONDAY:

Swedish metal band Ghost, known in the States as

Ghost B.C.

, plays Rams Head Live with

Skeletonwitch

. 98 Rock's Noise in the Basement local band showcase features

Brian Hardy

of the Midfields

,

Cryptic Matter

,

Fundamentals

, and

Too Drunk to Notice

at the Ottobar.

Beyoncé

performs the first of two nights at the Verizon Center in Washington.

TUESDAY: Out of Your Head Collective

brings back its wonderful "drum wars" night at the Windup Space, with Will Redman, Steve Olson, Mike Gambore, Jason Cohen, and Jim Hannah providing the percussion overload.

Don't miss:

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

play the Ottobar for the hundredth time, with more great songs than ever, with locals

Dope Body

opening.

WEDNESDAY:

Frederick jam band

Signs Point East

perform at Joe Squared. Unregistered Nurse presents

Natural Child

,

Dino's Boys

, and

Ravagers

at the Ottobar.

IN THE WINGS:

Rhode Island indie-rockers

Deer Tick

will headline the Ottobar on Sept. 18. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 662-0069.) Creative Differences will bring British free-jazz saxophone giant

Evan Parker

to the Windup Space, along with

Susan Alcorn

and

Michael Formanek

, on Sept. 28. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-8855.) "Cruise" hitmakers

Florida Georgia Line

performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sept. 29, Nelly cameo not included. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 715-5550.)

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