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Blood Horses, Argonne, Pure Bathing Culture, Three Days Grace, and more

WEDNESDAY: Route 66

and the

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Patty Reese Band

perform at the Maryland State Fair. Merriweather Post Pavilion gets a little bit country with

Luke Bryan

and

Thomas Rhett Akins

.

Don't miss:

The pretty awesome, newish Baltimore punk quartet

Blood Horses

play the Sidebar with

Sea Glass

,

Sin

,

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Blackwolf Beach

, and the

Stents

.

THURSDAY:

This year's Scapescape festival kicks off at Station North Chicken Box with

Argonne

and the

Situation

.

Golden Gurls

play the Windup Space, with new local quintet

Mink Hollow

opening.

Zedd

, the dance-music producer currently riding high on the pop-radio hit "Clarity," brings his global tour to Rams Head Live. Captured Tracks band

Soft Metals

play the Metro Gallery with

Curse

and

L'Avenier

. New Jersey's

Pale Angels

and Baltimore's

Dead Mechanical

both play loud at the Charm City Art Space. Portland's

Pure Bathing Culture

plays the Ottobar with

Feathers

and the

Jennifers

.

Don't miss:

Sugar, we're going down to Timonium to see

Fall Out Boy

headline the Maryland State Fair.

FRIDAY:

Scapescape kicks into high gear with great bills at several locations, including

Joan of Arc

at the Metro Gallery,

Weekends

at the Crown,

Lizz King

at Liam Flynn's Ale House, and

Rye Rye

at the Charles Street parking lot. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson says farewell to the summer with a concert by the bands

Community

,

Matt Beale and the Shakes

, and

PBJamz

.

AfroZep

combines the music of Led Zeppelin with Fela Kuti and other afrobeat artists at the Ottobar.

Telesma

puts on a multimedia extravaganza of music and visual arts at Rams Head Live, with

See-I

and

Deaf Scene

opening.

Don't miss:

The revitalized

Mic Life Magazine

presents Quest for Fire, an evening of hip-hop and spoken word at the Arena Players with

Kane Mayfield

,

Shodekeh

,

E the Poet-Emcee

,

Jahiti

, and more.

SATURDAY:

The Homegrown Back 2 School Concert at the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center kicks off at 1

p.m.

, with performances by local rappers such as

Greenspan

and

Don Trunk

. Greenspan also performs later in the evening at PEDX's event Glory: A Night of Art and Fashion.

TT the Artist

,

Schwarz

,

83 Cutlass

, and more perform at Leon's for the latest Guttah Ball event, hosted by Abdu Ali and

City Paper

contributor Lawrence Burney. Scapescape festivities tonight include

Murder Mark

and the

Get 'Em Mamis

at the Windup Space,

Blaqstarr

at the Broom Factory Factory, and the

Great American Canyon Band

and

Small Sur

at the North Avenue parking lot. Trombonist

Reginald Cyntje

holds a release party for his new album,

Love

, at An die Musik. Gorilla Music presents a battle of the bands at the Ottobar.

Young Jaguars

and the

Evil Streaks

play a matinee at the Sidebar, while the

Sound of Security

and

Pandas

have a show there later that evening. The Red Room features a duo performance by

T.J. Borden

on cello and

Paul Cain

on homemade instruments.

Don't miss:

Baltimore-based producer

Nicholas Sjostrom

performs with an all-star band at the Patterson Theatre, with

Caleb Stine

opening.

SUNDAY:

Rock-radio hitmakers

Three Days Grace

perform at the Maryland State Fair, minus the singer you hear on all their radio hits.

John Lamkin II

, the director of bands and coordinator of music education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, celebrates his birthday with a trumpet and flugelhorn performance at An die Musik. Maryland heartland rockers

Chris Reynolds

and His Fantastic Steam Powered Orchestra

headline Rams Head Live with

Joint Effort

and

Harlen Simple

.

Don't miss:

Scapescape 2013 finishes up, with perhaps the best bill of the year's fest tonight at the Windup Space, with

Mt. Royal

,

Arbouretum

,

Soul Cannon

, and more.

MONDAY:

Local zydeco band the

Crawdaddies

performs at the Maryland State Fair.

TUESDAY:

Joe Squared reopens after over a week of renovations with

Dig

,

Landis Expandis

, and

DJ Napspace

's dance party. Symphonic power-metal band

Kamelot

headlines Baltimore Soundstage with

Delain

and

Eklipse

.

WEDNESDAY: Wolf Eyes

headline the Metro Gallery, with great local weirdos

Horse Lords

and

Twig Harper

opening. Worthless nerdcore rapper

MC Chris

headlines the Ottobar and possibly acts like a baby and ejects his own fans from shows like he often does.

IN THE WINGS:

Timeless Gap Band frontman and resurgent solo star

Charlie Wilson

will sing his hits at the Meyerhoff on Oct. 6. (For more information, visit bsomusic.org or call [410] 783-8000.) It's really hard to say what's more depressing: that metal shlockmeisters

Avenged Sevenfold

are big enough to headline the Baltimore Arena, as they will on Oct. 8, or that the far superior

Deftones

have to suffer the indignity of being their opening act. (For more information, visit baltimorearena.com or call [410] 347-2020.) Unregistered Nurse Booking has announced the lineup for U+Nfest 2, on Oct. 17 at the Metro Gallery and Oct. 18 and 19 at the Ottobar, including

Pissed Jeans

,

Weekend

,

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

, and many more. (For more information, visit

and

or call [410] 244-0899.) Washington D.C.'s the

Dismemberment Plan

recorded their new album,

The Uncanney Valley

, in Baltimore, but you'll have to drive down to their hometown to see them this fall at the 9:30 Club on Oct. 19 and 20. (For more information, visit

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or call [202] 265-0930.)

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