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Catherine Grason, Windhand, Cornelius the Third, E. Joseph and the Phanton Heart, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Catherine Grason

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plays acoustic at Joe Squared, which reopens following a week of renovations.

Horse Lords

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and

Twig Harper

open for

Wolf Eyes

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at the Metro Gallery. Virginia Beach band

Woodwork

plays the 8x10 with locals

DELTAnine

and

Moogatu

.

Stardog Champion

, featuring members of Breaking Benjamin and Lifer, plays the House of Rock in White Marsh.

MC Chris

and the horror of "nerdcore" rap are visited upon the Ottobar.

THURSDAY:

Virginia metal band

Windhand

plays the Sidebar with

Savagist

,

Musket Hawk

, and

Ophidian

. L.A. synth-pop project

Cold Cave

headlines the Ottobar.

Suuns

, a band signed to Secretly Canadian but who are themselves publicly and openly Canadian, perform at the Metro Gallery with

Rose Windows

.

FRIDAY:

Club K hosts a night of underground hip-hop from around the region, including

Taylo

from Maryland,

No Sir E

from Delaware,

Cornelius the Third

from Pennsylvania, and

Done4

from New Jersey.

Jaabs

, one of the many Baltimore bands featuring Roman Kuebler, plays a release party for their new album at the Ottobar. Pianist

Daniel Tepfer

performs his celebrated interpretation of Bach's Goldberg Variations at An die Musik.

Battery: Masters of Metallica

thrill 'em all at Rams Head Live. Washington, D.C. Afropop band

Elikeh

plays the Metro Gallery with the

Bellevederes

. The Sidebar presents a night of ska with New Jersey's

Survay Says!

and Virginia's

Murphy's Kids

. Country veteran

Alan Jackson

comes way down yonder to Merriweather Post Pavilion with

Gloriana

opening.

SATURDAY:

Music to Your Gears!, a bike-themed event starting at 3

p.m.

in Druid Hill Park, will feature free live music from

Soul Cannon

,

Nelly's Echo

, and

Greasy Hands

. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts the first of two nights of a staging of

1814: The Rock Opera

.

Anthony Hamilton

and

Marsha Ambrosius

bring sumptuous slow jams to Pier Six Pavilion. New Jersey punks

Darrow Chemical Company

plays the Sidebar with locals

Booze Riot

and

Enemy Insects

.

Johnny Balls

strums a ukulele at Joe Squared. Baltimore's own

ellen cherry

opens for

Donovan

at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville.

Don't miss:

Black Angel Down

, the unlikely hard-rock band featuring Dru Hill vocalists Nokio and Tao, performs at Rams Head Live with

ILL LuCK

and

Billy Lyve

.

SUNDAY:

Brooklyn electro duo

Hank and Cupcakes

play the Metro Gallery with local power-poppers

E. Joseph and the Phanton Heart

. An die Musik's Roots Cafe singer-songwriter series, hosted by

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes, welcomes

Phil Wiggins

and

Max Ochs

. Canadian rapper

Buck 65

and French producer

Wax Tailor

headline Baltimore Soundstage.

Spiritualized

takes drugs to make music to take drugs to at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Atlanta rapper

Rich Homie

Quan

brings his ubiquitous radio hit "Type of Way" to Baltimore for a performance at the Paparazzi Nightclub (formerly Sonar).

MONDAY: Blondie

and

X

co-headline the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Powerful local Savannah

Cusses

play the Crown alongside

Slow Jerks

and

Eze Jackson

.

TUESDAY:

Bombshelter

plays the Windup Space with

Jazz Lunch

. California folkies

Tumbleweed Wanderers

play the 8x10 with the

Revivalists

. Cleveland avant-rock institution

Pere Ubu

plays the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington.

WEDNESDAY:

A band called

Zuul

plays the Sidebar tonight, which is interesting because the Short List played drums in a band by the same name that gigged at the same venue almost a decade ago but there's no relation. Drag City recording artist

Scout Niblett

headlines the Metro Gallery with great local openers

Dope Body

and

Wildhoney

. The Good Vibes Tour, featuring island grooves from

Rebelution

,

Matisyahu

,

Collie Budz

, and

Zion I

, comes to Pier Six Pavilion, while the 8x10 has the official afterparty for that show with performances by the

Heavy Pets

and

Mr. Bonkerz

.

Noah Kain

plays acoustic at Joe Squared.

Don't miss:

The

Supersuckers

and

Hellbound Glory

co-headline a bill full of ear-bleeding country at the Ottobar.

IN THE WINGS:

The

Doobie Brothers

take it to the streets at the Lyric Opera House on Oct. 12. (For more information, visit lyricoperahouse.com or call [410] 900-1156.)

Emeli Sandé

, a superstar in her native U.K. and a rising star here, performs at the Meyerhoff on Oct. 19. (For more information, visit bsomusic.org or call [410] 783-8000.)

Kurt Vile and the Violators

headline the Ottobar on Oct. 27 with

Beach Fossils

opening. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) The Baltimore County boys of

Animal Collective

play a semi-local gig at the 9:30 Club on Dec. 1. (For more information, visit 930.com or call [202] 265-0930.)

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