provides an evening of accordion, violin, and glockenspiel at Dangerously Delicious Pies in Canton. Club Orpheus presents sexy goth-gazers
and punishing digi-noise master
. Chicago's the
Nate Van Allen
play Club K with local support from
and Short List pals
Minimus the Poet
throw a gypsy dance party at Metro Gallery. Indiana alt-country quintet
Murder by Death
plays the Ottobar with
plays symphonic goth metal at the Sidebar. Los Angeles rapper/producer
headlines the Baltimore Soundstage (instead of the 8x10, where his Baltimore tour stop was originally announced). The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts a night of guy-gal harmonies with the
Letitia Van Sant and the Bonafides
. Virginia band
plays rock, funk, blues, and soul at Rams Head Live.
belts out songs from her fantastic 2013 album,
Side Effects of You
, at the Meyerhoff.
Fuwa Hina Maid Café, a Japanese pop culture-themed event at Club K, features special performances from
Warm and Comfy
, also known as the "Cuboslavian," performs at Eutaw Place. Jazz singer
pays tribute to Abbey Lincoln at An die Musik. The second annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball Tour with
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
comes to Baltimore Soundstage. Rising star
headlines Rams Head Live. Pittsburgh grindcore band
plays the Sidebar with
leads a beginner banjo workshop at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. MAGFest presents Game Over Baltimore at Metro Gallery, with performances by
, plus arcade games.
, still spreading traditional Irish music around the world after more than 50 years, headline the Lyric Opera House. NBC a cappella reality competition
brings its live tour to Baltimore Soundstage, with Season 4 winners
along with the
. Disbanded local emo band
plays a reunion show at the Ottobar with
, featuring Gwar's erstwhile Todd Evans out of his "Beefcake the Mighty" costume, performs at the House of Rock in White Marsh.
The Crown hosts an eclectic night including New York nu-metal priestesses
and Baltimore Club/rap rebel
TT the Artist
headlines the 9:30 Club.
Evolution Contemporary Music Series at An die Musik explores music and politics with a performances of works by
David T. Little
and a pre-concert conversation.
Rufus Roundtree and Da B'more Brass Factory
get horn-y at Club 347. Extreme R&B band the
plays the Sidebar with
Against the Grain
and, yeesh, a band called
Out of Your Head
collective throws a big party to celebrate the five-year anniversary of its residency at the Windup Space.
, the Southern rap veteran who recently scored an unlikely No. 1 pop hit with Katy Perry, headlines Rams Head Live on his "Never Sober" tour, with
Canadian experimental group
stops at Club K on its current tour. The
Randy Rogers Band
plays country music, Texas-style, at Rams Head Live.
Baltimore punk quartet
play songs from their recent debut EP,
Livin in Oblivion
, at Metro Gallery with
IN THE WINGS:
will celebrate a new album and 20 years as a group at Baltimore Soundstage on March 30. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call  244-0057.) Acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter
Nora Jane Struthers
performs at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick on April 3. (For more information, visit weinbergcenter.org or call  600-2828.) The Sweetlife Food and Music Festival returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 10 with the incongruous lineup of