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ROBOKOP, Gladys Knight, Great Train Robbery, Bell Foundry Summer Ender celebration, and more

WEDNESDAY:

ROBOKOP

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, featuring members of the Disco Biscuits and BioDiesel, plays the 8x10 with

Stokeswood

. Linda Cain presents the weekly Acoustic Night Open Mic at Fish Head Cantina.

Don't miss:

Maryland-raised R&B icon

Toni Braxton

performs at Pier Six Pavilion.

THURSDAY:

Gladys Knight

sings that song about how she'd rather live in his world with him than live without him in her own at Pier Six Pavilion with the

O'Jays

. Canadian skate-punk trio the

Rowley Estate

performs at the Charm City Art Space with

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Daniel West

and

Gifthorse

.

Don't miss:

Femi the DriFish and the Out of Water eXperience

really are a fish out of water when they perform at 98 Rock's summer concert series at the Hard Rock Café.

FRIDAY: Great Train Robbery

performs on the first night of the Maryland State Fair, at the fairgrounds in Timonium. Veteran jazz pianist and composer

Billy Colucci

performs at An die Musik with

John Leonard

accompanying him on bass. Rams Head Live presents a Priddy Music Academy showcase with

Rumor Suit

,

Autumn Haze

,

Downside Up

, and many more.

Second Impulse

holds a release party for its new album at Baltimore Soundstage with

Anoxia

and a reunited

Spark to Inferno

.

Styx

and

REO Speedwagon

relive the AOR glory days at Pier Six Pavilion. The

Dangerous Summer

and

Rare Monk

play downstairs at the Ottobar, while the Physical Education party carries on upstairs. The Baltimore boys of

Dru Hill

headline the Howard Theatre in Washington.

Don't miss:

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts a night of innovative folk percussion with the

Bumper Jacksons

(featuring washboard percussion), human beatbox

Christylez Bacon

, and

Steve Hickman

on the spoons.

SATURDAY:

The Bell Foundry holds a Summer Ender celebration of reaching the goal for their recent fundraiser, accepting school-supply donations for Baltimore City Public Schools, and hosting live performances by local hip-hoppers

7th Floor Villains

and

Rapdragons

. New Jersey band

Harper's Follow

performs at Joe Squared before it closes for over a week of renovations. Steez Promo presents One More Time, a tribute to Daft Punk, at Baltimore Soundstage. An die Musik holds its second annual Jazz Clarinet Summit, with

Bob Jacobson

,

Ben Redwine

, and

Dave Rybczynski

playing a range of selections from over the past century. The

99 And ½ Blues Band

lays down some grooves at Midtown BBQ and Brew in Mount Vernon. The Girls Rule dance party runs downstairs at the Ottobar, while the punk supergroup the

Kid Congo Power Hour

plays upstairs.

Lao Tizer

performs in the Baltimore Museum of Art's Jazz in the Sculpture Garden series. Frederick, Md. grindcore band

Strong Intention

plays the Sidebar with

Wehrmacht

,

Noisem

, and more.

Goodie Mob

, the veteran Atlanta rap group that CeeLo Green started out in before he was a goofball pop-culture icon, brings their reunion to the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Experimental audiovisual duo

Darsombra

plays a free "gratitude show" at the Windup Space to celebrate getting back its stolen equipment, along with

Yeveto

,

Height

, and

Carly Ptak

.

SUNDAY:

Nashville's

Diarrhea Planet

heads up a bill of, ahem, memorable band names at the Metro Gallery with

Big Christ

and

Skull Theft

.

Divisio

, a trio of Peabody musicians on viol, lute, and percussion, performs at An die Musik.

Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys

bring a little Louisiana zydeco flavor to the Patterson Theatre. Madman Productions' Summer Throwdown kicks off at 4 p.m. with nearly a dozen bands at the Ottobar including

Bleu

,

Turtle Tongue

,

Left Stronger

, and

Giants of Genesis

.

Don't miss:

Carly Rae Jepsen

sings That Song and some other good ones at the Maryland State Fair.

MONDAY:

Cali punks and former Epitaph Records band

Union 13

plays the Sidebar with locals

Pure Junk

and

Enemy Insect

. Another Nashville band,

Plastic Visions

, plays Club K with

Bad Cop

.

TUESDAY: Stolen Identity

and

Dave DeMarco

perform at the Maryland State Fair.

Don't miss:

Celebrated Summer

's Seven-Year Anniversary Party at the Ottobar features

Zero Boys

,

Night Birds

,

Give

,

WarXGames

, and

Ravagers

.

WEDNESDAY: Luke Bryan

, the celebrated new sex symbol of country music who sounds like Gomer fucking Pyle, plays Merriweather Post Pavilion with

Thomas Rhett

Akins

and

Kelleigh Bannen

.

ELM

, formerly known as Segway, grooves at the 8x10 with

Arpetrio

and the

Golden Guns

.

IN THE WINGS: Ke$ha

will drink toilet water and inject barbecue sauce into her veins or whatever she does, and possibly also sing and dance, at Pier Six Pavilion on Sept. 27. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 783-4189.) Indie-rock warhorses

Superchunk

will continue to rock at the 9:30 Club in Washington on Sept. 29. (For more information, visit

or call [202] 265-0930.) How Sweet the Sound, a gospel celebration hosted by

Donald Lawrence

and

Yolanda Adams

, will get holy at the Baltimore Arena on Oct. 2. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 347-2020.) The

Flaming Lips

will close out the warm season of outdoor shows at Merriweather Post Pavilion with

Tame Impala

on Oct. 4. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 715-5550.)

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