perform at the Thursday night live music series at the Can Company in Canton.
Appetite for Destruction
Red White and Crue
pay tribute to Guns N' Roses, Poison, and Motley Crue, respectively, at Rams Head Live. Local jam band
plays the 8x10. Reunited Memphis garage-rock vets the
play the Ottobar with the
kicks off a tour at the Sidebar with
Dead End Lane
. Friend of the Short List the
performs at the Windup Space with
. Austin hardcore band
For Want Of
performs at the Charm City Art Space with
Talented local R&B singer
performs at Joe Squared.
performs at Rams Head Live, go throw tomatoes at him.
Jeremiah Clark and the Charmers
get twangy at Joe Squared.
, one of those rappers from Canada who is not Drake, performs at Baltimore Soundstage.
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
plays the Metro Gallery with
Lak Wright Duo
Carey O'Brien Duo
perform at the Red Room.
holds a release party for his new album at the Metro Gallery.
, and more perform at the Hot August Blues and Roots Festival in Oregon Ridge Park. California punks the
perform at the Ottobar. Funky divas
sings its hits at Rams Head Live.
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.
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
, and more. Local Americana trio the
perform at Joe Squared.
headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington.
, 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
plays the Charm City Art Space with
Let It Go
Texas heavy-metal band the
plays the Ottobar with
. An army of swoopy haircuts and piercings descends on Rams Head Live for a bill that includes
We the Kings
Out of Your Head Collective
arranges a unique set of talented improvisers this week, as it does every other week, at the Windup Space.
Maryland stoner-prog band
plays the Sidebar with
My Bitter End
Atlanta punks the
perform at the Ottobar. Rap-rockers
performs at Baltimore Soundstage with
Icon for Hire
Joe Squared holds the Screams and Whispers singer-songwriter showcase.
IN THE WINGS: Vampire Weekend
, 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  715-5550.) Hometown hero
will play the Ottobar, along with
, on Sept. 21. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.) Singer-songwriters
will co-headline Rams Head Live on Nov. 1. (For more information, visit