Tony Nickolas and the Nicotines, Dom Kennedy, Melon Farmers, and more.


Local folk-rockers


Tony Nickolas and the Nicotines

play the Sidebar with


Crash Sight


Ordinary Gentlemen

. Fish Head Cantina hosts an acoustic open mic.

Don't miss:

Little River Band

allows you to reminisce about its 1978 hit "Reminiscing" at Rams Head Center Stage at the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover.


West Coast rap cult hero

Dom Kennedy

headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Sacramento post-hardcore band

A Lot Like Birds


play the Sidebar with


and the

Venetia Fair


Farewell Ember

performs acoustically at Joe Squared. Local shoegazers

Golden Gurls

and New York's

Infinity Girl

play Club K with

Soft Peaks

and some concert calendar writer's misguided musical hobby (

Western Blot

). Austin-based Americana singer-songwriter

Bonnie Whitmore

performs at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. Baltimore indie-pop band

Sun Club

opens for

Los Campesinos!

at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Floristree hosts an all-star tribute to Gene Clark's 1974 album

No Other

with members of Beach House, Lower Dens, Celebration, and more.


Milwaukee's the

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

mixes a range of influences from African and Latin-American music at the Patterson Theatre. Tennessee post-grunge rockers

10 Years

visit Baltimore Soundstage on their first acoustic tour. Short List friends

Batworth Stone

performs at Joe Squared. Washington's the


get loud at the Windup Space. Reunited '80s Queens punk-rockers

Reagan Youth

plays the Sidebar with

Dust Angel

, the


, and

Nude Massacre

. Local jam band

Freedom Enterprise

plays the 8x10 with Richmond, Va.'s the

Shack Band


Don't miss:

Local stoner-rockers


holds a release party for its debut album,

Quick, Dirty & High

, at the Ottobar, with



SATURDAY: Kill Lincoln

and the

Melon Farmers

skank it up at the Charm City Art Space. Jam band


-who's been aggravating newspaper editors with a lowercase name that ends with a period for a couple decades longer than fun. has-headlines Rams Head Live. The Crown holds the second installment of the new music celebration Kahlon, which features performances by

Abdu Ali


Butch Dawson

, and


, and doubles as a release party for

City Paper

contributor Lawrence Burney's True Laurels zine.

Bobby E. Lee And the Sympathizers

strip the paint at the 8x10 with the

Country Devils

and the

Chris Pumphrey Sextet

. The

99 Blues Band

hosts a blues/jazz jam session at Midtown BBQ and Brew, where you can sign up to sit in with the band on some standards and popular favorites.

Sujay Pathak

performs acoustic soul at Joe Squared.

Patti Issues

, singer

Ben Rimalower

's one-man play about finding solace in Broadway star Patti LuPone, comes to the Creative Alliance. The Ottobar's impressive bill of Baltimore indie bands tonight includes



Small Apartment

, and

Wing Dam


Don't miss:

The sixth year of Friends Fest, the long-running celebration of, well, a group of friends with birthdays around the same time of year, features bands like the




, and

Pure Junk

tearing it up at the Sidebar.


The Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series features

Letitia VanSant


Mac Walter

at An die Musik.

New Politics

, the vile Danish band with the alt-rock radio hit about "shak[ing] it like a bad girl in Harlem," perform at the Rock And Roll Hotel in Washington.


Brandon Boyd of Incubus and his new band

Sons of the Sea

perform at the 9:30 Club.


Goth-punk radio stars


headlines Baltimore Soundstage with

Youth Code




WEDNESDAY: Tom Reyes and Friends

play jazz at Joe Squared.


, who made the impressive transition from being annoying on YouTube to being annoying on pop radio, headlines Baltimore Soundstage.


, the New York indie band featured on J. Cole's current single "She Knows," play the Ottobar.

IN THE WINGS: Ernie Halter

, a singer-songwriter who's been sampled by Burial as well as covered by Justin Bieber, will come to Eutaw Place on March 1, with

Victoria Vox

opening. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 484-9110.)

Tough Day Tubing

, an experimental quartet from New York and Massachusetts whose instruments include "tupperware guitar" and "objects," will perform at the Red Room on March 15. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 243-6888.)

Fall Out Boy



, both of whom released great comeback records in 2013, will unite for a co-headlining tour this summer, hitting Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 18. (For more information, visit

or call [410] 715-5550.)

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