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John Fogerty, River Bomma, Sneaks, Kate Nash, and more

WEDNESDAY: John Fogerty

sings the songs he wrote for everyone at the Lyric Opera House. Boston ska-punk vets

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Big D and the Kids Table

headline Baltimore Soundstage. The

Baltimore Boom Bap Society

celebrates beats, rhymes, and life at the Windup Space. Long Island emo band

Taking Back Sunday

takes back Wednesday at Rams Head Live with

Polar Bear Club

and

Transit

. NYC retro-rockers

Izzy and the Catastrophics

perform at the New Deal Café in Greenbelt, Md.

THURSDAY: Ashes of Ares

and

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River Bomma

help kick off the second annual Rock Harvest festival at the House of Rock in White Marsh. Midwestern emo band

Tiny Moving Parts

play the Charm City Art Space with locals

Class Picture

and

Centerfield

. At the Ottobar, Jad Fair continues the adventures of the inimitable

Half Japanese

, which began in Maryland over nearly four decades ago, with the

Dot Wiggin Band

(featuring Dot Wiggin of the Shaggs) opening. Florida ska quintet

Less than Jake

co-headlines Rams Head Live with

Anti-Flag

.

Sac Au Lait

plays Dixieland jazz at Joe Squared.

Lucero

and

Titus Andronicus

bring a very loud tour to Baltimore Soundstage. San Diego punk band

Weatherbox

plays Metro Gallery with

Have Mercy

and

Restorations

.

Don't miss:

Baltimore favorites

J. Roddy Walston and the Business

headline the 9:30 Club in Washington as part of their national tour in support of the excellent new album,

Essential Tremors

.

FRIDAY: Gage

plays a release show for its strange new EP,

Better Harrassment

, with the

Sneaks

at the Holy Underground.

Heathen

and

Raven

headline the second night of the Rock Harvest festival at the House of Rock. Local rockers

Pasadena

celebrates the end of its recent tour with a homecoming show at Angel's Rock Bar in Power Plant Live. Awful gross douchebags

Black Lips

perform at the Ottobar.

Kayo Dot

, the Boston avant-garde band spun off from the metal band maudlin of the Well, plays the Windup Space. New York lo-fi rockers

LVL UP

plays the Charm City Art Space with

Pile

and

Two Inch Astronaut

.

Scythian

plays Celtic rock at the Maryland Irish Festival on the State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Japanese metal band

Dir En Grey

headlines Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Gallery 788 hosts a night of alternative hip-hop in Hampden with

Eze Jackson

(also of Soul Cannon),

Something CompleX

,

Adam Selene

, and more.

SATURDAY: Marco Benevento

comes to the 8x10 with a variety of pedals and effects and a rhythm section.

Morbid Angel

plays its death-metal touchstone, the 1993 album

Covenant

, in its entirety at Baltimore Soundstage. dc Talk alumnus

TobyMac

spreads the Christian-pop gospel at the Baltimore Arena. Local label MT6 Records hosts its ninth annual MT6Fest at the Windup Space, spanning a wide range of underground and experimental sounds from bands including

Mongoloidian Glow

,

Bad Liquor Pond

, and

Heroin UK

's first performance since 2009. Cellist

Carolyn Rosinsky

performs Beethoven and Schubert at An die Musik. Upstate New York post-hardcore band

Polar Bear Club

jumps into the cold water at the Ottobar with

Citizen

and

Diamond Youth

.

Don't miss:

White Trash

,

Reverence

, and

Michael Angelo Batio

rock out for the final night of House of Rock's Rock Harvest.

SUNDAY:

An die Musik's Roots Cafe singer-songwriter series, hosted by

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes, features Austin, Texas folk duo

Jim Patton and Sherry Brokus

as well as

John Lilly

. New Jersey ska band

Streetlight Manifesto

caps off a very ska-heavy week in local concerts at Baltimore Soundstage. Creative Alliance's Big Sky dinner and music event in Monkton features music from

Caleb Stine

along with a meal under the stars.

MONDAY:

Brit singer-songwriter

Kate Nash

headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington. Canadian indie-rock all-star Dan Bejar's

Destroyer

plays the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, also in D.C.

TUESDAY:

Rams Head Live welcomes

Manchester Orchestra

, who are neither from Manchester nor are an orchestra. Discuss.

Widespread Panic

jams at the Lyric Opera House.

Don't miss:

Regional rap hitmakers

Yo Gotti

,

YG

, and

Ca$h Out

perform their respective club bangers at Baltimore Soundstage.

WEDNESDAY:

The

Eli Young Band

plays country chart-toppers like "Crazy Girl" and "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" at Rams Head Live. New York indie quartet

These Animals

play the Sidebar. Jazz quartet

SOLENOID

(featuring Mike Cerri, Will Redman, Jake Leckie, and Anthony Pirog) plays the Windup Space.

Don't miss:

Chelsea Light Moving

, the newish band led by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, lays down the riffs and noise at the Ottobar.

IN THE WINGS:

101.9 Lite fm's Mistletoe Meltdown will bring pop-radio staples like the

Backstreet Boys

,

Avril Lavigne

, and

Sara Bareilles

to Towson University's SECU Arena for the holidays on Dec. 13. (For more information, visit ticketmaster.com or call [800] 745-3000.) The '90s R&B hitmakers

Mint Condition

will headline Baltimore Soundstage on Dec. 15. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call [410] 244-0057.) Rapper/performance artist

Mykki Blanco

will perform at the Ottobar on Dec. 28. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.)

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