The Windup Space hosts a night of avant improv from
. Baltimore rock-and-soul combo
play the Sidebar with the
from Atlanta play the Ottobar with
The First Thursday Concert Series at West Mount Vernon Park features
Kopecky Family Band
. Philly folk singer
performs at Joe Squared. Local metal bands
Ghosts of Idols
play the Sidebar. Jazz drummer
celebrates the release of his new album,
, at An die Musik. The
Dale Coleman Trio
performs at the Thursday night live music series at the Can Company in Canton. Maryland boys done good
headlines Merriweather Post Pavilion.
of the Bridge performs at the 8x10.
The Mad Decent Block Party features a wide variety of party-starting beats from
, and more at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Ska sextet the
Sovereign Sound System
plays the Sidebar with the
. Jazz vocalist
performs at An die Musik. Country singer
headlines Rams Head Live. Local rapper
performs at the Golden West with
Foxhole Prayer Tabernacle Choir
. Embarrassingly named psych-rockers
headline the Metro Gallery.
puts a Jamaican twist on the Beatles at the 8x10.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band
get funky at the 9:30 Club in Washington.
celebrate three decades of ear-bleeding sludge at the Ottobar.
SATURDAY: Height with Friends
play a release party for their new album at the Metro Gallery with
. Local underground label Spleencoffin celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Windup Space with performances by
, and more. Keyboardist
performs at the Baltimore Museum of Art's Jazz in the Sculpture Garden series. The Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion features neo-soul geniuses
. Garage-rockers the
play Joe Squared. Talented R&B singer and reality-TV spectacle
performs at Baltimore Soundstage. Post-hardcore band
Voyage in Coma
plays a release party for their new EP at Chapala's Blue Beetle Rock Bar in Burtonsville. Veteran singer-songwriter
performs at the 8x10.
, and more gospel stars sing to the heavens at Pier Six Pavilion. Virginia Celtic-rockers
performs at Rams Head Live. Long-running Philly punk band
plays the Sidebar.
King Illah's annual Illahpalooza festival is at Fish Head Cantina.
An die Musik presents the
Hot Club of Baltimore
with special guests playing the music of Django Reinhardt.
Pier Six Pavilion is full of the good-time grooves of
, as well as
performs at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis.
headlines Rams Head Live. The
Out of Your Head Collective
tries something new, just like it always does, at the Windup Space.
The Red Room hosts an improv set by the trio of
The Joe Byrd Jazz Series at An die Musik presents guitarist
. Critical darling
headlines Rams Head Live. Pennsylvania's
play songs from their new split-release at the Sidebar.
plays acoustic at Joe Squared.
IN THE WINGS:
Local-music bonanza Scapescape has announced its 2013 lineup, which will sprawl across several Station North venues from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, including
, and literally dozens of others. (For more information, visit
or call  982-0799.) The red-headed stranger,
, will ride into town one day, Sept. 22 to be exact, to perform at Pier Six Pavilion. (For more information, visit
or call  783-4189.) Legendary rap duo
brings their 20th-anniversary tour with Prodigy collaborator the
to Paparazzi Nightclub on Sept. 29. (For more information, visit
or call  341-7049.)