WEDNESDAY: Big Something
kicks off its weekly residency at the 8x10 for the month of October, with
plays acoustic soul at Joe Squared. Industrial-rockers
plays the House of Rock. Reunited Memphis garage-rock vets the
play the Ottobar with the
Baltimore Boom Bap Society
celebrates beats, rhymes, and life at the Windup Space.
plays the Ramones songs you know and love with
on vocals at the 9:30 Club in Washington.
D.C.-based R&B star
headlines Baltimore Soundstage.
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents
Cris Jacobs and the Union Men
, in which the Bridge frontman plays bluegrass with an all-star band of Baltimore roots-music luminaries. U.K. band
plays the Metro Gallery with
at the Metro Gallery. North Carolina's
plays the Ottobar with
. Domestic-violence poster boys
plays the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington.
bring their empty spectacle of feel-good schtick to Merriweather Post Pavilion with
plays a release party for its new album at the 8x10, while
celebrates the release of a new EP at Charm City Art Space. Local classic-rock cover band
plays Fish Head Cantina. Boston "future roots" band
John Brown's Body
plays Baltimore Soundstage with
. Electronic producers
headline Rams Head Live. Italian prog-rock legends
plays the Ottobar. Friends of the Short List and excellent live band
Us and Us Only
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
at the Metro Gallery.
New York trio
and Baltimore quintet
combine jazz with disparate other influences at An die Musik.
One Koast Entertainment presents Maryland's Finest at Rams Head Live, with bands like Frederick's the
. Perry Hall United Methodist Church's folk-music night features a performance from
. Jam band
performs at Joe Squared. Eight-piece New York funk band
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
headline the 8x10.
gives a piano recital at An die Musik. Japanese novelty-rockers
plays the Ottobar.
, whose fantastic debut single "Sail" recently peaked on the Hot 100 and went triple-platinum, despite having been on the charts for over two years already, headlines the Towson Center Arena with
Twenty One Pilots
. The Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society kicks off its 23rd season with performances by
Blue to the Bone
at Towson University's Kaplan Concert Hall. Italian experimental artist
performs at the Red Room with
Jenny Gräf Sheppard
of Gomez goes solo at Baltimore Soundstage. Denver electro-industrial band
Velvet Acid Christ
plays the Ottobar with the
R&B legend, former Gap Band frontman, and current Kanye West sideman
brings his incredible pipes to the Meyerhoff.
The Red Room has a night of multimedia art and sound from two Baltimore-based artists,
, and two Brooklyn-based artists,
. K Records band
plays the Metro Gallery with
Voodoo Glow Skulls
skank it up at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington.
The Ottobar's "Metal Monday" DJ night upstairs features special live performances this week from
Anticon Records artist
headline the Metro Gallery with
, who has horrifyingly ascended to the status of the biggest young mainstream-metal band in America, headlines the Baltimore Arena with the far-better
opening. New York "shitpunk" band
plays the Sidebar with
Lust-Cats of the Gutter
, a duo comprised of the Vienna-born Michael Fischer on saxophone and the Buenos Aires-born Marcos Baggiani on drums, performs at the Red Room.
, another artist from Anticon Records, perhaps the worst label ever, comes to the Metro Gallery to open for
. A band billed as the
performs at the Timonium Fairgrounds, although the last surviving original member of the Drifters, Bill Pinkney, died in 2007.
continues its 8x10 residency with
People's Blues of Richmond
opening. The mighty
, with both Kirkwood brothers back in action, play the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington.
Latin jazz pianist
performs at An die Musik to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
IN THE WINGS:
An die Musik will host a historic duo performance by two generations of Baltimore jazz legends,
, on Nov. 1 and 2. (For more information, visit
or call  385-2638.)
, the band formed by Jad Fair in Uniontown, Md. in 1975, will perform at the Ottobar on Nov. 7. (For more information, visit
or call  662-0069.) Canadian jam-rock institution
will headline the Lyric Opera House on Nov. 12. (For more information, visit
or call  685-5086.)