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Jacob Panic, Slow Jerks, Lost Tribe, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Banjo-playing local singer-songwriter

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Jacob Panic

performs at Joe Squared. The Windup Space features an eclectic bill including

LAZERBITCH

,

AbRock

,

Adam Selene

, and

Jonny October

. The Fish Head Cantina holds an acoustic open mic.

THURSDAY:

Metro Gallery holds an U+Nfest pre-party with

Slow Jerks

,

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Second Best Western

(featuring members of Pure Junk), and Misfits cover band

Asstro Zombies

. The current incarnation of San Francisco country-rock legends

New Riders of the Purple Sage

play Rams Head Live with

Cris Jacobs

. The Ottobar's Physical Education party features the YouTube rap jokesters from

Turquoise Jeep Records

. Pianist

Aaron Parks

celebrates the release of his new album,

Arborescence

, at An die Musik. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts a "Party Gras" dance party with zydeco band

Mo Mojo

. Joe Squared hosts the Screams and Whispers singer-songwriter showcase.

Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone

perform at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick.

FRIDAY:

Harford County country band

Denim n Lace

plays the Fish Head Cantina. At Rams Head Live,

Abba the Concert

pays tribute to the Swedish pop superpower, while

Splintered Sunlight

plays the music of the Grateful Dead at the 8x10.

DJ Fleg

and

DJ Exclaime

throw down a connoisseur's selection of beats at the Windup Space's Four Hours of Funk monthly party.

Nine Inch Nails

headline the Verizon Center in Washington.

Don't miss:

Unregistered Nurse Booking's U+Nfest 2 kicks off at the Ottobar with

Pissed Jeans

,

Roomrunner

,

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

, and more

SATURDAY:

U+N Fest 2 has an afternoon show at the Windup Space with punk bands

Lost Tribe

,

In School

, and

War on Women

, and an evening show at the Ottobar with the

Gories

and

Weekend

. Jazz songstress

Diana Krall

headlines the Lyric Opera House. The

Nighthawks

(you know, the band in the second season of

The Wire

) play the Padonia Park Club in Cockeysville. U.K. superstar

Emeli Sande

crosses the pond to win some stateside fans at the Meyerhoff. Blues singer

John Németh

performs at the Rosedale American Legion Hall. An die Musik's Joe Byrd Jazz Series kicks off with the

Lenny Marcus Trio

interpreting Beethoven.

Phutureprimitive

brings some moody beats to the 8x10 with

Unlimited Gravity

. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents Malian singer/guitarist

Vieux Farka Toure

, son of Ali Farka Toure. German producer

Boys Noize

spins at Baltimore Soundstage. Math-metal band the

Chariot

stops by the Knights of Columbus in Annapolis on their farewell tour, with

To the Wind

opening.

Don't miss:

Reunited Washington indie-rock royalty the

Dismemberment Plan

plays the first of two nights at the 9:30 Club, with fellow D.C. band

Deleted Scenes

opening.

SUNDAY:

Yip Deceiver

, featuring members of Of Montreal, plays the Golden West with

Wild Moccasins

and

Real 2 Real

. Nu-metal band

Otep

plays the House of Rock with

New Years Day

.

Exile Parade

opens for Australia's the

Novacaines

at the Metro Gallery, while

Mayday Parade

marches into Baltimore Soundstage.

MONDAY: Coheed & Cambria

and

Balance & Composure

rock with ampersands at Rams Head Live. Japanese punk band

Ultra Bide

plays the Metro Gallery.

P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.

(featuring members of Resist and Poison Idea) headlines the Sidebar.

TUESDAY:

Washington funk-rockers

Thaylobleu

plays the Sidebar with

Blue Moon Harem

and

New Canada

.

Loadbang

headlines the latest installment of the Evolution Contemporary Music Series at An die Musik.

Toro Y Moi

and

Classixx

raid retro grooves for hipsters at the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

Baltimore-based R&B star

Mario

performs at The Fillmore in Silver Spring in support of the current radio hits "Somebody Else" and "Fatal Distraction."

WEDNESDAY:

Houston psych-rockers the

Tontons

play the Metro Gallery.

American Idol

's 2008 winner,

David Cook

, headlines Rams Head Live.

Big Something

continues its residency at the 8x10 every Wednesday in October, with

Deaf Scene

opening.

Don't miss:

The Baltimore Composers Forum brings Germany's

Trio Mus

to An die Musik.

IN THE WINGS:

Father-and-son hammer-dulcimer luminaries

Ken and Brad Kolodner

, fresh off a performance at the Baltimore Folk Fest, will return to town to play An die Musik on Nov. 29. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 385-2638.) Baltimore jazz cornerstone

Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes

plays at one of their favorite haunts, the Windup Space, on Nov. 30. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-8855.) Electronic-rock quintet

Papadosio

will ring in the new year with performances at Baltimore Soundstage on Dec. 30 and 31. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-0057.)

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