WEDNESDAY:

Hard-rock radio hitmakers

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Halestorm

headlines Rams Head Live with

Redlight King

and

Stars in Stereo

. A block away,

Alestorm

(no relation) headlines Baltimore Soundstage with

Gypsyhawk

and

Fallen Martyr

. Canadian pop-punk band

Seaway

plays the Charm City Art Space with

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Highest Honor

and

Something More

.

DELTAnine

and

Soohan

play the 8x10. Baltimore singer/guitarist

Ken Gutberlet

performs at Joe Squared. The

Baltimore Boom Bap Society

makes the cipher complete at the Windup Space.

THURSDAY:

The 8x10 kicks off DEADcember, a month of Grateful Dead tribute shows, with

Reckoning

. Upstate New York punk-rockers

Of Fortune and Fame

plays the Sidebar with the

Traditional

and

Proving Grounds

.

Divisio

plays a diverse program of music from Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, and more at An die Musik.

Sac Au Lait

plays Dixieland jazz at Joe Squared.

FRIDAY: White Lodge

, featuring Ellen Cherry and members of the Out of Your Head collective and Quartet Offensive, pays tribute to Tom Waits at the Windup Space.

Celebration

headlines the Ottobar, with

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band

(featuring Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio) opening.

Spacehog

and

Sponge

relive an eternal 1996 at Baltimore Soundstage.

Bossalingo

merges Cuban and Brazilian music with classical and jazz at An die Musik.

Visceral Disgorge

, the

Merciless Concept

, and

Consumed with Hatred

sing wholesome pop songs, we assume, at the Sidebar.

Don't miss:

One Koast Entertainment presents Maryland's Finest Vol. X at Rams Head Live, with local favorites like singer

Chin-yer

and rappers

Wordsmith

,

GreenSpan

, and

O.G. Dutchmaster

.

SATURDAY:

Blow it out your brass, it's the

Raya Brass Band

and

Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory

at Metro Gallery. The Ottobar hosts solo sets by

Anthony Green

of Circa Survive and

Dave Davison

of Maps and Atlases. 5 Seasons holds an anti-bullying event featuring music from the band

Baltimotown

and producers

Blaqstarr

and

Don Trunk

. Creative Differences presents improv by the killer trio of

Ellery Eskelin

,

Michael Formanek

, and

Susan Alcorn

at the Windup Space. The Animal House Tour turns Baltimore Soundstage into an EDM frat house with

Bro Safari

,

Torro Torro

, and

MC Sharpness

.

Don't miss:

Local punk podcast Unmutual Radio presents Unmutual Fest at the Sidebar, with performances by

Two Man Advantage

,

Supreme Commander

,

Daycare Swindlers

, and more.

SUNDAY:

Students from the Baltimore School of Rock hold a winter showcase at Rams Head Live. Stoner rock's infinite dopes

Monster Magnet

plays Baltimore Soundstage with

Royal Thunder

. The sixth annual Roots Café Christmas Show at An die Musik, hosted by

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes, features

Mark Brine

and

Alan McEwen

.

Lea Gilmore

sings blues, gospel, jazz, and soul at the Patterson Theatre. New Jersey classic-rock traditionalists

Liquor Store

plays the Windup Space with

Nervosas

,

Advlts

, and

Hard Dads

.

Don't miss:

It's emo-band-lead-singer-solo-performance night at the Ottobar, with

Max Bemis

(Say Anything),

Matt Pryor

(the Get Up Kids), and

Sherri DuPree Bemis

(Eisley).

MONDAY:

YouTube alternative hip-hop sensation and Dunkirk, Md. native

Wax

headlines Baltimore Soundstage. The good folks at 97.5 WHFS celebrate the holidays this year with the HFSMas Nutcracker, a sold-out four-night event spread out over the next two weeks at Rams Head Live, beginning with tonight's show, headlined by

Panic! at the Disco

. Finnish black-metal band

Finntroll

takes you from Helsinki to hell at Café 611 in Frederick, Md.

TUESDAY:

The never-ending parade of middle-class white rappers headlining Baltimore Soundstage continues with

Chris Webby

.

Charm City Baroque

uses period instruments to bring music from the 17th and 18th centuries to life at An die Musik. The

Golden Guns

jam at the Sidebar with

Solipsis

and

Proboscis

.

WEDNESDAY:

Florida bands

Hot Water Music

and

Torche

join forces at Rams Head Live. Local indie-rock quartet the

Gus Visco Four

plays the Sidebar. Canadian progressive-metal band

Protest the Hero

and British progressive-metal band

Architects

play the Ottobar.

IN THE WINGS:

Local DIY label A389 Recordings will throw its anniversary bash at Baltimore Soundstage on Jan. 17 and 18, with bands including

Infest

,

Haymaker

,

All Out War

,

Weekend Nachos

, and more. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-0057.) Metro Gallery will host a

Sea Wolf

solo set, by the L.A. indie band's frontman Alex Brown Church, on Feb. 12. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-0899.)

Frankie Valli

and the Four Seasons

, going since 1962, will perform at the Hippodrome on Feb. 22. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 837-7400.)

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