Bar/None Records dream-pop band
Eros and the Eschaton
play Club K.
Exit 17 Trio
plays Latin jazz at Joe Squared.
headline the reggae-powered Good Vibes Tour at Pier Six Pavilion. Great noisy locals
at the Metro Gallery. The
get twangy at the Ottobar.
plays the Sidebar, but not the same Zuul that the Short List played in at the Sidebar nine years ago, which is a funny coincidence.
THURSDAY: June Star
plays acoustic at Joe Squared. The Windup Space hosts a night of loud psych-rock from Alabama's
. Alt-rock hitmakers the
Airborne Toxic Event
plays Rams Head Live.
New Riders of the Purple Sage
, featuring David Nelson and Buddy Cage from the band's '70s heyday, play the 8x10.
hosts an acoustic open mic at Joe Squared. Pennsylvania punk-rockers
engages in fisticuffs with
at the Ottobar.
The Sidebar hosts L.A. punk institution the
show at the Ottobar is still on as of press time, although it's the band's first scheduled performance since the death of drummer Joey LaCaze last month, so double-check whether the show will go on.
Los Swamp Monsters
play rockabilly at Joe Squared.
headlines Baltimore Soundstage with a violin-driven approach to indie pop. Local "extreme R&B" combo the
plays the Sidebar with
. Memphis band
jams with an electronic sensibility at Rams Head Live. Portland instrumental psych-rockers
play the Metro Gallery with
Lilacs and Champagne
. Indispensible Washington club the Black Cat celebrates its 20th anniversary with two nights of great D.C. bands, starting with
Girls Against Boys
SATURDAY: Jake Starr and the Delicious Fullness
plays garage-rock at the Sidebar. Hampdenfest 2013 features performances from
Sick Sick Birds
, and many more. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts traditional music from Irish brothers
Cillian and Niall Vallely
Dave Janesh Trio
plays jazz at Joe Squared. The
remember the '80s, or some cliched neon caricature thereof, at Rams Head Live. San Diego indie-rockers
headlines the Ottobar with opening act
. The Black Cat's 20th-anniversary celebration in Washington continues with
Shudder to Think
The Shindig, a new festival in Carroll Park in Pigtown, is jam-packed with great rock bands like the
seeks to reinvent the lute at An die Musik.
plays acoustic soul at Joe Squared. Arizona garage-rock collective
plays the Ottobar with
Christopher Nobody and the Nothing
98 Rock's Noise in the Basement showcases local bands at the Ottobar.
, featuring personnel and songs from hardcore legend Black Flag, plays Baltimore Soundstage with fellow Cali punk veterans
The Red Eye Tour, featuring rappers like
from Curren$y's Jet Life collective, comes to Baltimore Soundstage. California thrash punks
plays the Charm City Art Space with
Fire and Ice
Out of Your Head
collective presents a pair of one-time-only improv ensembles at the Windup Space. New Jersey power trio
play the Black Cat in Washington.
Baltimore indie-folk duo
, still going after more than 25 years, holds a release party for their new album,
, at the Patterson Theatre.
Excellent rootsy Rhode Island band
plays the Ottobar with friends of the Short List
Robert Randolph and the Family Band
get funky with pedal steel at Rams Head Live. Alt-rockers
plays Baltimore Soundstage with Washington's
. Indie band
, which hails all the way from Sydney, Australia, plays Joe Squared.
IN THE WINGS:
co-headline the Ottobar on Oct. 19. (For more information, visit
or call  662-0069.)
, whose hit collaboration "Act Right" is one of the best things on hip-hop radio at the moment, will bring their national tour to Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 12. (For more information, visit
or call  244-0057.) Christian-pop superstar
will get holy at the Baltimore Arena on Nov. 9. (For more information, visit
or call  347-2020.)