plays acoustic at Joe Squared, which reopens following a week of renovations.
at the Metro Gallery. Virginia Beach band
plays the 8x10 with locals
, featuring members of Breaking Benjamin and Lifer, plays the House of Rock in White Marsh.
and the horror of "nerdcore" rap are visited upon the Ottobar.
Virginia metal band
plays the Sidebar with
. L.A. synth-pop project
headlines the Ottobar.
, 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
play a semi-local gig at the 9:30 Club on Dec. 1. (For more information, visit 930.com or call  265-0930.)