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Charm City Devils, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Saxophonist Mark Gross, and more

WEDNESDAY:

The surviving members of '80s Baltimore hard-rockers

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Child's Play

salute a late bandmate with the Brian Jack Memorial Concert at Baltimore Soundstage, which will also feature a headlining set from the

Charm City Devils

. Local horror movie-loving punk band

Dead End Lane

plays the Sidebar with the

Sonic Creeps

and

Sicktightnastynasty

. The

Bastards of Reality

bastardize the songs of Black Sabbath at the Ottobar.

Cara Kelly

, formerly of Old Man Brown, performs at the 8x10.

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Jaheim

and

Chrisette Michele

fill the Lyric Opera House with soulful slow jams. The Windup Space hosts Duel Jam, a union of improvised music and interpretive dance. Baltimore bands the

Bridge

and

Freedom Enterprise

jam at Rams Head Live. Even

Rob Zombie

is sick of hearing about zombies at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Bad Blood Records and Emily Rabbit present a Thanksgiving party at Metro Gallery, with performances by

Hoff

,

Baby Eagle

, and a DJ set from Baltimore prodigal son

Spank Rock

.

THURSDAY:

It's Thanksgiving, hopefully you can spend your evening with some people and/or food that you love.

FRIDAY:

New Orleans, La.'s

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

plays the first of a three-night run at the Meyerhoff. Washington, D.C. alterna-rockers

Poison to the Kool Kids

plays Rams Head Live with

All Rights Reserved

and

Conflict Within

. Father-and-son hammered dulcimer luminaries

Ken and Brad Kolodner

perform at An die Musik.

Strange Design

-a tribute band that recreates Phish shows in their entirety, presumably minus the spontaneity and improvisation that Phish fans love-performs at the 8x10. Baltimore's the

Idle Gossip

and Washington's the

Beat Stylists

play the Sidebar.

SATURDAY:

Saxophonist

Mark Gross

holds a release-party concert at An die Musik for his new album,

Blackside

, featuring Cyrus Chestnut in his quintet. The

Vomit Arsonist

plays "death industrial" music at the Sidebar with

Immortal Jellyfish

and

Seaton XOXO

. Tool cover band

Wild Eyes

headlines Rams Head Live. The

99 1/2 Blues Band

hosts a jam session at Midtown BBQ and Brew, with singers and instrumentalists welcome to join the band on some covers and standards. Drum/bass/trumpet trio the

Shrapnels

perform at Joe Squared. Philly indie band

Brothers Past

play the 8x10. Country singer

Brett Eldredge

and his winning summer hit "Don't Ya" come to the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Local rap genius

DDm

celebrates his birthday at Metro Gallery's Winterfresh party with

Amber Valentine

,

Lemz

, and

James Nasty

.

SUNDAY:

Rams Head Live hosts a Detective Shane Volk Memorial Concert to benefit the family of the Baltimore police officer who was killed in a car crash last summer, with performances by

Red Sky Riot

, the

A Team

and

Roll It Over

. Jazz pianist

Tom Reyes

celebrates his birthday at An die Musik. Gorilla Music presents a battle of the bands at the Ottobar, with

Listen for the Light

,

Fusion in the Flux

,

Severing Souls

, and other alliteratively named groups fighting for supremacy. The

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

ends its weekend of shows at the Meyerhoff. In Demand Records' showcase at Baltimore Soundstage features

Ashes of Rebirth

,

Great Expectations

,

Giants of Genesis

, and more.

Don't miss:

Guardian Alien

and

Pontiak

, both of whom are releasing new records on Thrill Jockey at the top of 2014, bring their current joint tour to Metro Gallery.

MONDAY:

Scott Bazar

performs with electric guitar, amplified pitchfork, sampler, and animated films at the Red Room.

TUESDAY:

The

Out of Your Head

collective improvises at the Windup Space. Washington, D.C. punk band

Copstabber

plays the Sidebar with the

Business

and the

Attack

.

Don't miss:

Rufus Roundtree and Da B'More Brass Factory

have a "Balti Gras" celebration at Club 347.

WEDNESDAY:

Try not to get too confused by this: Scottish metal band

Alestorm

plays Baltimore Soundstage tonight, and Pennsylvania hard-rock band

Halestorm

plays Rams Head Live.

Don't miss:

Local atmospheric dream-pop trio the

Sound of Rescue

performs at the Sidebar.

IN THE WINGS:

Local rock institution

Jimmie's Chicken Shack

will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the album

Bring Your Own Stereo

at Rams Head Live on Jan. 10, 2014. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-1131.)

Tom Chapin

, son of Jim and brother of Harry, will perform children's music at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church on Feb. 7. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 377-7232.) If you missed

Justin Timberlake

's stadium show in Baltimore this year, you'll get another chance to see him at an, ahem, more intimate venue next summer when he headlines the Baltimore Arena on July 14. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 347-2020.)

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