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Duel Jam, Mike Dillon Band, Ke$ha, Florida Georgia Line, and more

WEDNESDAY:

The Windup Space hosts Duel Jam, a night of improvisation, with music by the

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Friday Night Book Club

and movement by the

Deep Vision Dance Company

. The Mixology dance-music festival presents

Accelerate

at Paparazzi Nightclub, with additional events at Red Maple and Paradox from Tuesday to Saturday this week.

THURSDAY:

Golden West Fest kicks off three days of free music at the Hampden eatery with sets by

Joseph and the Beasts

,

American Folklore

, and Short List friends the

Woolly Moon

. Offbeat Brooklyn sextet

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Less Magnetic

performs at An die Musik. Virginia Celtic-rock band and regional live favorite

Carbon Leaf

headlines Rams Head Live. Local prog-rockers

Migration of the Herd

plays the Ottobar with

Defiant Children

and

All Rights Reserved

. The

Guitar Brothers

sing the blues at Joe Squared. Greyboy Allstars saxophonist

Karl Denson

plays the 8x10 with the

Mike Dillon Band

. San Diego punk band

Some Kind of Nightmare

plays the Sidebar with

Terror Inc

. Long-running Baltimore experimental duo

USSA Pleasuredome

plays the Metro Gallery with

Jason Sage

and

Clementine O'Donnel

.

Don't miss:

Baltimore Club prodigal son

DJ Blaqstarr

is back in town and throwing a party at the Paparazzi Nightclub with

DJ K-Meta

,

DJ Thunderbird Juicebox

, and others.

FRIDAY:

Declining pop starlet

Ke$ha

headlines Pier Six Pavilion. Locals the

Honest Mistakes

and

Hybrid Baby

play Club K. An die Musik's Joe Bird Jazz Series presents

Brooks Tegler

paying tribute to Benny Goodwin. Ska-punk sellouts

Reel Big Fish

performs at Power Plant Live. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts a night of the blues with singer/guitarist

Corey Harris

and harmonica virtuoso

Phil Wiggins

. Electronics-friendly Washington band

My Enemy Complete

plays the Ottobar with

Rites of Ash

and

Stars and the Sea

. New York "alternative world fusion" band

Khaled

plays the Windup Space with

goatFISH

and

Playground Etiquette

.

Don't miss:

Golden West Fest features free performances by local indie-rappers

Mickey Free

and

Jones

.

SATURDAY:

Ascendant Baltimore-based rap star and Bad Boy Records signee

Los

headlines a homecoming gig at Paparazzi Nightclub. Maryland hard-rock institution

Kix

takes another trip to Rams Head Live, with

Nightsbridge

opening. "Llamadon," a pizza party and local-music showcase at the Crown, features rappers

Black Zheep DZ

and

Al Rogers

. World-renowned jazz pianist

Eri Yamamoto

performs solo at An die Musik. The third night of Golden West Fest wraps up with the

Matrimonials

,

Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats

, and

Sweepstakes

. New Jersey's

Capacities

play the Charm City Art Space with the

Usual

and

Pessimist Hangs the Optimist

. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents a multimedia experience featuring new music videos by the band

Telesma

while

Adam Scott Miller

paints live onstage. Japanese garage-rockers

Guitar Wolf

headlines the Ottobar. The

Soundchecks

play bluegrass at Joe Squared. Psychedelic California punks

Lecherous Gaze

plays the Metro Gallery with

Brainoil

,

Cemetery Piss

, and

Dopecopper

. The Rock the Bells hip-hop festival brings veterans acts like

Wu Tang Clan

and

Common

, along with contemporary chart-toppers like

J. Cole

and

Wale

, to the festival grounds at RFK Stadium in Washington.

Don't miss:

Creative Differences brings Brit free-jaz saxophone great

Evan Parker

to the Windup Space.

SUNDAY: Gary Allan

,

Florida Georgia Line

,

Randy Houser

, and other hitmakers play WPOC's Sunday in the Country concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion. One of indie rock's greatest bands,

Superchunk

, play their excellent new album,

I Hate Music

, at the 9:30 Club in Washington. Kendrick Lamar's

Black Hippy

crew and A$AP Rocky's

A$AP Mob

headline the Rock the Bells festival at RFK Stadium.

Don't miss:

Queens gangsta-rap institution

Mobb Deep

comes to the Paparazzi Nightclub on its 20th anniversary tour, with locals

Skarr Akbar

,

Comp

, and

Dirt Platoon

opening.

MONDAY:

Odd Future-affiliated punk band

Trash Talk

headlines the Metro Gallery. Montreal band

Hold a Grudge

plays the Sidebar. Local quartet

Electric Fireworks

play the Charm City Art Space with

Velma

,

Gamble Cosmos

, and

Sun Club

. 98 Rock's Noise in the Basement local-music program showcases bands at the Ottobar.

TUESDAY:

The

Out of Your Head

collective presents two sets of improv at the Windup Space.

WEDNESDAY: Donald Lawrence

and

Yolanda Adams

host How Sweet the Sound, a celebration of gospel music at the Baltimore Arena. San Francisco buzz band of a decade ago

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

plays Rams Head Live.

IN THE WINGS:

Chillwave fave

Teen Daze

plays the Golden West on Oct. 25 with

Camp Counselors

. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 889-8891.) The House of Rock in White Marsh will be presenting its second Rock Harvest festival on Nov. 7, 8, and 9, with bands including

Flotsam and Jetsam

,

Leatherwolf

, and

Circle II Circle

. (For more information, visit

or call [888] 718-4253.) Former Smiths guitarist

Johnny Marr

goes solo at Rams Head Live on Nov. 17. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-1131.)

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