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Jacob Panic, Colora, Lone Bellow, Vinny Vegas, Johnny Marr, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Thurston Moore's

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Chelsea Light Moving

gives you that old indie-guitar swing at the Ottobar.

Jacob Panic

performs at Joe Squared. Jam band the

Mantras

perform at the 8x10 with

Consider the Source

.

Don't miss:

Rams Head Live hosts country-radio fixtures the

Eli Young Band

.

THURSDAY:

Dino Stomp Booking and Feed the Scene present a bill at the Charm City Art Space featuring punk- and garage-rock from the local bands

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Colora

,

Solid Citizens

, and

Boy Spit

.

June Star

plays acoustic at Joe Squared. The

Cris Jacobs Trio

performs at the 8x10 with the

Quick and Easy Boys

. Tokyo doom-metal band

Church of Misery

plays the Ottobar with the

Gates of Slumber

and

Against the Grain

.

FRIDAY:

Brooklyn folkies the

Lone Bellow

plays Baltimore Soundstage with

Greg Holden

.

DJ Fleg

and

DJ Exclaime

dig deep in the crates for 4 Hours of Funk at the Windup Space.

Yellow Dubmarine

puts a little reggae in the songs of the Beatles at the 8x10, with opening act

Funktapuss

. Indiana math-rock quartet

Native

plays Metro Gallery with

Solids

.

Don't miss:

Given the recent police raid on the Coward Shoe building, tonight's show with

Juiceboxxx

,

Extreme Animals

, and

Schwarz

will now take place at the Crown.

SATURDAY:

Friends of the Short List

Vinny Vegas

plays a release party for its album at Metro Gallery with the excellent North Carolina band

Hammer No More the Fingers

. The Ottobar hosts a killer psych-rock bill including

Wooden Shjips

,

Purling Hiss

, and local fixtures

Arbouretum

. Baltimore's

Telesma

throws a celebration of music and art at the 8x10, with opening band

Galaxy Dynamite

, a DJ set from

Soohan

, visuals from

VJ Hylantown

, and even the

Indra Lazul Bellydancers

.

Zach Myers

of Shinedown performs solo at Baltimore Soundstage, with

Silvertung

and

Cyrenic

opening. Washington, D.C. band

La Unica

plays, ahem, Irish salsa at Joe Squared. The

James Weidman and Oleg Kiyerev Quartet

, featuring the New York-based pianist and the Russian saxophonist, respectively, performs at An die Musik. Philadelphia band

Dr. Dog

, who is probably not named after the dog who was a doctor of being a dog in the 2002 horror movie

Cabin Fever

, performs at Rams Head Live.

Don't miss:

Kid Shelleen

, the new project from Fools and Horses frontman Matt Hutchison, plays the Windup Space with the

Honest Mistakes

and

Hollywood Blanks

.

SUNDAY:

Former Smiths guitarist

Johnny Marr

brings his solo material to Rams Head Live, with

Meredith Sheldon

opening. Canadian singer-songwriter

Serena Ryder

plays Baltimore Soundstage with

Laura Tsagarris

and

Kentavius Jones

.

Gwar

wears silly costumes and plays silly heavy metal at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Rap star and ruler of make-believe criminal empires

Rick Ross

tours in advance of his upcoming album,

Mastermind

, at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington.

Don't miss:

Deleted Scenes

, one of the most exciting young bands in Washington, D.C. which also makes frequent welcome trips to Baltimore, brings old songs and the acclaimed new track "Stutter" to Metro Gallery.

MONDAY:

Massachusetts skate-punks

A Wilhelm Scream

plays Metro Gallery with great loud locals

War on Women

and

Widows Watch

.

TUESDAY:

Baltimore Soundstage's endless stream of frat-rap headliners continues with

Hoodie Allen

. Vermont's the

Devil Makes Three

plays acoustic folk-punk at the 8x10 with

Shakey Graves

. Brooklyn hardcore-punk band

Go Deep

goes to the Charm City Art Space with

Sharptooth

. The legendary

Slayer

plays the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Don't miss:

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

can't stop eating sugar at the Ottobar with

Shannon and the Clams

.

WEDNESDAY:

Hugely popular Blue Note recording artist

Amos Lee

headlines the Lyric Opera House.

IN THE WINGS:

On Dec. 20, Metro Gallery will host Psych'd, an event featuring an array of local dance DJs and producers including Baltimore Club favorite

Blaqstarr

,

Thunderbird Juicebox

,

Shawn Smallwood

, and more. (For more information, visit themetrogallery.net or call [410] 244-0899.) Long-running pop-punk novelty act

Reggie and the Full Effect

plays the Ottobar on Jan. 17 of next year. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Your tykes may be excited to hear that the

Fresh Beat Band

is headlining the Baltimore Arena on Jan. 18. (For more information, visit baltimorearena.com or call [410] 347-2020.)

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