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Interstate Rivals, Marc Avon Evans, Demiz, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Beltsville ska/punk band

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Interstate Rivals

play the Sidebar with

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Cutsail

and

LanDlaDy

.

Don't miss:

Guitarist Adam Levin and violinist William Knuth, collectively known as

Duo Sonidos

, play chamber music at An die Musik.

THURSDAY:

Baltimore singer-songwriter

Marc Avon Evans

performs at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

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Ringworm

and

Frightened Teeth

play a pre-show at the Sidebar for the weekend's A389 X Anniversary Bash. It's

Ghostbusters

Night at the Windup Space, with screenings of the movies,

Ghostbusters

-related stand-up comedy, and music from the

Proton Pack

(formerly known as the All Queef Patties). Virginia alt-country artist

Stephen Lee

performs at Joe Squared. Local pop/soul band

Last to Fire

plays the Fish Head Cantina with

Stacked Like Pancakes

.

Jay-Z

, whose name will always have a hyphen in it no matter what he says, headlines the Verizon Center in Washington.

Don't miss:

The Creative Alliance at the Patterson welcomes famed Romanian gypsy brass band

Fanfare Ciocarlia

, with local openers

Balti Mare

providing their own twist on Balkan gypsy styles.

FRIDAY:

Local thrash band

Demiz

plays the Sidebar with

Crimson Orchard

and

Visceral Violation

. Boring post-grunge hitmakers

Stone Sour

headlines Rams Head Live with

Pop Evil

and

Stolen Babies

. Local band

Sun Club

opens for

Reggie and the Full Effect

at the Ottobar.

Kavoossi Music

performs acoustically at Joe Squared.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

holds a CD-release party at Fish Head Cantina with

Tragic Blame

,

Surrender the Shores

, and more.

Eric Benet

sings R&B radio hits like "News for You" at Rams Head Center Stage in the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover. Baltimore punks

Dead End Lane

and D.C. punks

Kill Lincoln

play Metro Gallery. Brooklyn-based producer

Sweater Beats

headline the 8x10.

Don't miss:

Baltimore DIY label A389 Recordings celebrates 10 years of punk and metal with the A389 X Anniversary Bash at Baltimore Soundstage, with

Haymaker

,

Infest

, and

In Cold Blood

performing on the first of two nights.

SATURDAY: Integrity

,

All Out War

, and

Bloodlet

headline the second night of the A389 X Anniversary Bash at Baltimore Soundstage, with

Ilsa

and

Like Rats

playing an A389 matinee at the Sidebar in the afternoon. Nickelodeon's the

Fresh Beat Band

entertains your tykes at the Baltimore Arena. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts the

Soul Serenaders

, featuring Billy Price and Tommy Lepson, providing a night of blue-eyed soul with members of the

Nighthawks

. The Ottobar has a fine night of rootsy local rock from

Among Wolves

and the

Great American Canyon Band

.

Over N Out

plays a release party for their new album at the Charm City Art Space while

Playground Etiquette

holds its own release party at Metro Gallery. The

Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra

, led by Baltimore bass clarinetist Todd Marcus, performs at An die Musik.

Don't miss:

Creative Differences presents guitarist

Anthony Pirog

, with

Michael Formanek

and

Ches Smith

, at the Windup Space.

SUNDAY:

Russia's

Nureyev State Ballet Theatre

presents "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Hippodrome. Local post-rock trio

Phantom Lanterns

play the Charm City Art Space with New Jersey's

Au Revoir

.

Don't miss:

Something CompleX

holds a release party for its new album at the Windup Space, with a host of other local underground hip-hop artists like

P.T. Burnem

and

Eze Jackson

opening.

MONDAY:

The

Phil Cunneff New Trio

plays jazz at the Cat's Eye Pub. Long-running Pittsburgh jam band

Rusted Root

performs at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis.

TUESDAY:

Virginia band

Hope for the Dreamer

plays the Sidebar with

Breckenwood

and

Blind Man Leading

. The

Out of Your Head

collective presents two improv ensembles at the Windup Space.

WEDNESDAY: Penny Pistolero

performs alt-country at Joe Squared. Baltimore's

Lisa Doll and the Rock n Roll Romance

perform in Washington at the Velvet Lounge with Chicago's

Thunders

.

IN THE WINGS: Kanye West

recently extended the tour in support of his 2013 album,

Yeezus

, into the new year with nine additional dates, including a Feb. 14 stop at the Baltimore Arena. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 347-2020.) The Sing-Off Live Tour, featuring the stars of NBC's hit reality competiton, brings a night of a cappella entertainment to Baltimore Soundstage on March 2. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-0057.)

Ani Difranco

, who recently canceled a songwriting retreat amidst outcry that it was to take place at a former slave plantation in Louisiana, will perform at the much less controversial Rams Head Live on April 26. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 244-1131.)

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