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Big Mouth, Clay Davis, The Blue Man Group, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Syracuse noise-rockers

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Perfect Pussy

plays Metro Gallery with

Big Mouth

and

Multicult

.

Ken Gutberlet

plays casual tunes at Joe Squared. Local indie-pop band

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Dreamcatcher

plays the Ottobar with

Modern Chemistry

. Weird shoegaze-folk punk Virginia band

Die Curious

plays the Sidebar with

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Little Cricket

and

Johnny Commoner

.

THURSDAY:

Clay Davis

, a band named after

The Wire

's infamous crooked politician, plays the Sidebar with

Pandas

and

Cousin Sleaze

.

Rich and Hannah

harmonize at Joe Squared. The

Baltimore Boom Bap Society

begins another year of beats and rhymes at the Windup Space. Local singer-songwriter duo

Super City

plays the Ottobar with

Penny Pistolero

and

Pushing Giants

.

Don't miss:

The fifth installment of Club K's Baltimore Boredom, an experimental-music event inspired by the Tokyo Boredom festival, features the

Deckards

,

Echo Hey Hello

, and Kyoto, Japan's own

Ultra Bide

.

FRIDAY:

The

Blue Man Group

makes experimental music accessible to the masses with a little blue paint at the Hippodrome. Maryland rock institution

Jimmie's Chicken Shack

plays their 1999 album,

Bring Your Own Stereo

, at Rams Head Live, with

Pressing Strings

opening. Actual Maryland rock institution of learning

School of Rock Baltimore

presents its fall 2013 students at the Ottobar, with a program of covers ranging from funk to Green Day. Frederick indie-pop band

Ghost Hotel

plays Metro Gallery with

Joy Classic

,

Heavy Lights

, and the

Soothsayers

. Baltimore cover band

Doc's Holliday

(not to be confused with Georgia's Doc Holliday) plays Southern-rock favorites at Fish Head Cantina. Acoustic gypsy-jazz trio

Orchester Prazevica

performs at Joe Squared.

DELTAnine

and

Bunk Buddha

lay down electronic grooves at the 8x10. The Common Ground on the Hill concert series at the Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church presents long-running Virginia folk duo

Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group

(and no, it's not that Robin Williams).

Don't miss:

Local indie-pop band

Eureka Birds

, whose animated video for the song "Fastest" has been making waves on the internet, play the Windup Space with

Josephine Olivia

.

SATURDAY: Shark Week

, the Washington, D.C. band that was controversially featured in the "Baltimore" episode of Geico's Indie Across America web series, comes back to town to play Metro Gallery with the

Whigs

and

Lushfarm

. Brooklyn's

Chris Ayer

and Baltimore's

ellen cherry

perform at Eutaw Place. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts a winter luau with the

Hula Monsters

playing a Hawaiian swing-dance party. Baltimore's

Rhymes with Opera

ensemble brings a new, surreal and ambitious opera, "Red Giant," to the Windup Space for two shows, tonight and tomorrow afternoon. The

Dave Janesh Trio

plays jazz at Joe Squared. Saved by the '90s: A Party with the

Bayside Tigers

pays tribute to the decade you're still a little uncomfortable being nostalgic about at Rams Head Live.

School of Rock Baltimore

gets bluesy playing the music of Led Zeppelin and Jack White at the Ottobar. Downtempo EDM producer

Michal Menert

headlines Rams Head Live, with

Zoogma

opening. Both of David Lowery's beloved alt-rock bands,

Cracker

and

Camper Van Beethoven

, play an early show at the 9:30 Club.

SUNDAY:

The

Blue Man Group

finishes out a three-night run at the Hippodrome.

Don't miss:

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson holds a Cajun dance party with the

Pine Leaf Boys

.

MONDAY:

Baltimore pop-punk quintet

Pretty Little Kennedy Curse

plays sad songs about girls at the Sidebar with

Audiostrobelight

and

Count to Four

.

TUESDAY: Sal Bando

, presumably not the Milwaukee Brewers third baseman but the Baltimore band named after him, plays the Sidebar with

Sink Tapes

.

WEDNESDAY:

Internationally popular chamber ensemble

Duo Sonidos

performs at An die Musik. R&B singer

Sojourne

performs at Joe Squared. Linda Cain presents an acoustic open mic night at Fish Head Cantina.

IN THE WINGS: Fantasia

, whose

Side Effects of You

was one of the finest R&B albums of 2013, will continue her tour in support of the effort at the Meyerhoff on Feb. 28. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 783-8000.) Also on Feb. 28, Los Angeles rapper

Hopsin

will bring his Knock Madness Tour to the 8x10. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 625-2000.)

Scott Stapp

, "The Voice of Creed," as he is billed, will emanate pure grunge-messiah douche vibes at Baltimore Soundstage on April 6. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-0057.) Stapp's on-again-off-again bandmates in

Alter Bridge

will also be visiting Baltimore a couple weeks later, playing Rams Head Live on on April 21. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-1131.)

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