WEDNESDAY:

New York indie bands

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves

and

Sainthood Reps

perform at the Ottobar. South Carolina-based songwriter

Zach Deputy

performs at Cafe 611 in Frederick. Local rock quartet

Monster Museum

plays the Metro Gallery with

Sal Bando

and

Holy Fingers

.

House of Reprisal

and

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Heathen Stone

rock at the Sidebar.

Don't miss:

Seattle punks the

Wimps

play the Golden West with locals

Widows Watch

and

Blackwolf Beach

.

THURSDAY:

The

Taylors

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

Appetite for Destruction

,

Poison'd

, and

Red White and Crue

pay tribute to Guns N' Roses, Poison, and Motley Crue, respectively, at Rams Head Live. Local jam band

Drunken Camel

plays the 8x10. Reunited Memphis garage-rock vets the

Oblivians

play the Ottobar with the

Shirks

and

Advlts

.

Kill Lincoln

kicks off a tour at the Sidebar with

Dead End Lane

and

Protagonist

. Friend of the Short List the

Bowlegged Gorilla

performs at the Windup Space with

23 Psaegz

,

Immortal Jellyfish

, and

Snackmaster

. Austin hardcore band

For Want Of

performs at the Charm City Art Space with

Mahria

and

Neck First

.

Don't miss:

Talented local R&B singer

Rob Se7en

performs at Joe Squared.

FRIDAY:

Disgusting bigot

Ted Nugent

performs at Rams Head Live, go throw tomatoes at him.

Jeremiah Clark and the Charmers

get twangy at Joe Squared.

D-Pryde

, one of those rappers from Canada who is not Drake, performs at Baltimore Soundstage.

Friendbeast

and

Cop Problem

play a Humane League benefit show at the Sidebar. At the Windup Space,

4 Hours of Funk

throw down beats and breaks. Brooklyn psych-rockers

Naam

plays the Metro Gallery with

Radkey

and

Foghound

.

Don't miss:

The

Lak Wright Duo

and the

Carey O'Brien Duo

perform at the Red Room.

SATURDAY:

Baltimore indie-rapper

Cubbiebear

holds a release party for his new album at the Metro Gallery.

Grace Potter

,

Galactic

,

Antibalas

, and more perform at the Hot August Blues and Roots Festival in Oregon Ridge Park. California punks the

Swingin' Utters

perform at the Ottobar. Funky divas

En Vogue

sings its hits at Rams Head Live.

Gangstagrass

provides that fusion of hip-hop and bluegrass you've been waiting your entire life for at the 8x10. The

99 And 1/2 Blues Band

plays at Donna's Tavern and Restaurant in Dundalk.

PT Burnem

performs his dark, unique stripe of hip-hop at the Windup Space. Idle Hour celebrates its 10th anniversary with the all-vinyl Sound Ceremony night, with sounds from DJs including

Tyler Quinn

,

Newagehillbilly

, and more. Local Americana trio the

Lowgrounds

perform at Joe Squared.

Thievery Corporation

headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Sexgender

,

Mark Plasma

, and more perform at the Crown to benefit Bell Foundry.

SUNDAY: Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians

groove at the Cat's Eye Pub.

MONDAY: Naan Violence

gets the bread out at the Sidebar. The

Phill Cunneff New Quartet

plays jazz at the Cat's Eye Pub. Gaithersburg punk band

Braceface

plays the Charm City Art Space with

Caffiends

and

Let It Go

.

TUESDAY:

Texas heavy-metal band the

Sword

plays the Ottobar with

Castle

and

American Sharks

. An army of swoopy haircuts and piercings descends on Rams Head Live for a bill that includes

We the Kings

,

Breathe Carolina

, and

T. Mills

. The

Out of Your Head Collective

arranges a unique set of talented improvisers this week, as it does every other week, at the Windup Space.

Don't miss:

Maryland stoner-prog band

Admiral Browning

plays the Sidebar with

Pathogenic

and

My Bitter End

.

WEDNESDAY:

Atlanta punks the

Coathangers

perform at the Ottobar. Rap-rockers

Redlight King

performs at Baltimore Soundstage with

Icon for Hire

.

Don't miss:

Joe Squared holds the Screams and Whispers singer-songwriter showcase.

IN THE WINGS: Vampire Weekend

,

Robin Thicke

,

MGMT

, and many more will headline this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sept. 21. (For more information, visit virginmobilefeed.com/freefest or call [410] 715-5550.) Hometown hero

Dan Deacon

will play the Ottobar, along with

Future Islands

and

Video Hippos

, on Sept. 21. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Singer-songwriters

Matt Nathanson

and

Joshua Radin

will co-headline Rams Head Live on Nov. 1. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-1131.)

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