, a band signed to Secretly Canadian but who are themselves publicly and openly Canadian, perform at the Metro Gallery with
Club K hosts a night of underground hip-hop from around the region, including
No Sir E
Cornelius the Third
from Pennsylvania, and
from New Jersey.
, one of the many Baltimore bands featuring Roman Kuebler, plays a release party for their new album at the Ottobar. Pianist
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
plays the Metro Gallery with the
. The Sidebar presents a night of ska with New Jersey's
. Country veteran
comes way down yonder to Merriweather Post Pavilion with
Music to Your Gears!, a bike-themed event starting at 3
in Druid Hill Park, will feature free live music from
. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts the first of two nights of a staging of
1814: The Rock Opera
bring sumptuous slow jams to Pier Six Pavilion. New Jersey punks
Darrow Chemical Company
plays the Sidebar with locals
strums a ukulele at Joe Squared. Baltimore's own
at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville.
Black Angel Down
, the unlikely hard-rock band featuring Dru Hill vocalists Nokio and Tao, performs at Rams Head Live with
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
contributor Geoffrey Himes, welcomes
. Canadian rapper
and French producer
headline Baltimore Soundstage.
takes drugs to make music to take drugs to at the 9:30 Club in Washington.
brings his ubiquitous radio hit "Type of Way" to Baltimore for a performance at the Paparazzi Nightclub (formerly Sonar).
co-headline the 9:30 Club in Washington.
Powerful local Savannah
play the Crown alongside
plays the Windup Space with
. California folkies
play the 8x10 with the
. Cleveland avant-rock institution
plays the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington.
A band called
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
headlines the Metro Gallery with great local openers
. The Good Vibes Tour, featuring island grooves from
, comes to Pier Six Pavilion, while the 8x10 has the official afterparty for that show with performances by the
plays acoustic at Joe Squared.
co-headline a bill full of ear-bleeding country at the Ottobar.
IN THE WINGS:
take it to the streets at the Lyric Opera House on Oct. 12. (For more information, visit lyricoperahouse.com or call  900-1156.)
, 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  783-8000.)
Kurt Vile and the Violators
headline the Ottobar on Oct. 27 with
opening. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.) The Baltimore County boys of