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Levi Stephens, Sole, Never Never, and more.

WEDNESDAY: Big Something

kicks off its weekly residency at the 8x10 for the month of October, with

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Moogatu

opening.

Levi Stephens

plays acoustic soul at Joe Squared. Industrial-rockers

Mushroomhead

plays the House of Rock. Reunited Memphis garage-rock vets the

Oblivians

play the Ottobar with the

Shirks

and

Advlts

. The

Baltimore Boom Bap Society

celebrates beats, rhymes, and life at the Windup Space.

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Marky Ramone's

Blitzkrieg

plays the Ramones songs you know and love with

Andrew W.K.

on vocals at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

D.C.-based R&B star

Raheem DeVaughn

headlines Baltimore Soundstage.

THURSDAY:

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

Esoteric

plays the Metro Gallery with

Saturnalia Temple

,

Velnia

, and

Oak

at the Metro Gallery. North Carolina's

Unifier

plays the Ottobar with

Old Victrola

and

Fundamentals

. Domestic-violence poster boys

Surfer Blood

plays the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington.

FRIDAY:

The

Flaming Lips

bring their empty spectacle of feel-good schtick to Merriweather Post Pavilion with

Tame Impala

.

ELM

plays a release party for its new album at the 8x10, while

Fallstreak

celebrates the release of a new EP at Charm City Art Space. Local classic-rock cover band

Never Never

plays Fish Head Cantina. Boston "future roots" band

John Brown's Body

plays Baltimore Soundstage with

Groundation

. Electronic producers

Gramatik

and

heRobust

headline Rams Head Live. Italian prog-rock legends

Goblin

plays the Ottobar. Friends of the Short List and excellent live band

Us and Us Only

opens for

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

at the Metro Gallery.

Don't miss:

New York trio

CACAW

and Baltimore quintet

Talking Points

combine jazz with disparate other influences at An die Musik.

SATURDAY:

One Koast Entertainment presents Maryland's Finest at Rams Head Live, with bands like Frederick's the

Knolly Moles

and Annapolis'

Little Bird

. Perry Hall United Methodist Church's folk-music night features a performance from

Rick Hill

. Jam band

Secret Language

performs at Joe Squared. Eight-piece New York funk band

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

headline the 8x10.

Joon Yoon

gives a piano recital at An die Musik. Japanese novelty-rockers

Peelander-Z

plays the Ottobar.

SUNDAY: AWOLNATION

, 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

Dave Stryker

and

Blue to the Bone

at Towson University's Kaplan Concert Hall. Italian experimental artist

Marta Zapparoli

performs at the Red Room with

Yannick Franck

and

Jenny Gräf Sheppard

.

Ben Ottewell

of Gomez goes solo at Baltimore Soundstage. Denver electro-industrial band

Velvet Acid Christ

plays the Ottobar with the

Twilight Garden

and

Cavale

.

Don't miss:

R&B legend, former Gap Band frontman, and current Kanye West sideman

Charlie Wilson

brings his incredible pipes to the Meyerhoff.

MONDAY:

The Red Room has a night of multimedia art and sound from two Baltimore-based artists,

Patrick McMinn

and

Margaret Rorison

, and two Brooklyn-based artists,

Byron Westbrook

and

Josh Millrod

. K Records band

Lake

plays the Metro Gallery with

Other Colors

and

Fell Band

. The

Voodoo Glow Skulls

and the

Toasters

skank it up at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington.

Don't miss:

The Ottobar's "Metal Monday" DJ night upstairs features special live performances this week from

Foghound

and

Mothership

.

TUESDAY:

Anticon Records artist

Baths

headline the Metro Gallery with

Groundislava

.

Avenged Sevenfold

, who has horrifyingly ascended to the status of the biggest young mainstream-metal band in America, headlines the Baltimore Arena with the far-better

Deftones

opening. New York "shitpunk" band

Mannequin Pussy

plays the Sidebar with

Lust-Cats of the Gutter

and

Sinnin' Man

.

Don't miss:

bAgg*fisH

, 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.

WEDNESDAY: Sole

, another artist from Anticon Records, perhaps the worst label ever, comes to the Metro Gallery to open for

Jel

. A band billed as the

Original Drifters

performs at the Timonium Fairgrounds, although the last surviving original member of the Drifters, Bill Pinkney, died in 2007.

Big Something

continues its 8x10 residency with

People's Blues of Richmond

and the

Golden Guns

opening. The mighty

Meat Puppets

, with both Kirkwood brothers back in action, play the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington.

Don't miss:

Latin jazz pianist

Manuel Valera

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,

Ethel Ennis

and

Cyrus Chestnut

, on Nov. 1 and 2. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 385-2638.)

Half Japanese

, 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 [410] 662-0069.) Canadian jam-rock institution

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Widespread Panic

will headline the Lyric Opera House on Nov. 12. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 685-5086.)

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