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Dirty Fences, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Cory Gunz, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Baltimore punk bands

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Dirty Fences

and

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Ravagers

play Metro Gallery. Canada's

Doomsquad

and Boston's

TeleVibes

play Club K with locals

Creepy Murdle

and

Heavenly Nobodies

. The

Baltimore Boom Bap Society

makes the cypher complete at the Windup Space.

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THURSDAY:

The

Beet Trip

collective of local producers and MCs holds an event at the Living Well, with performances by Feldt, Jumbled, Wam Say, and more. Minnesota pop weirdo

Har Mar

Superstar

performs at Metro Gallery with great local band the

Sneaks

and a DJ set from

Spank Rock

. New Jersey rapper

Floco Torres

headlines Club K with openers

New Age Hillbilly

,

Submerged

, and

Adam Selene

. Pick It Up Booking presents a bill at the Sidebar featuring

Dregs

,

Infamy

,

Corporate Agenda

, and more. New York avant-prog band

Cloud Becomes Your Hand

and Boston punks

Guerilla Toss

play Tribal Haus.

Don't miss:

Ex Hex

, the new band led by indie-rock hero Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag, Autoclave), plays the Ottobar with

Bobby Donnie

and

Natural Velvet

.

FRIDAY:

Young Money rapper

Cory Gunz

headlines Paparazzi, with local MCs like

Bossman

,

Sonny Reddz

, and

Lesgo

opening. The

Steel Wheels

headline the first night of the Americana Festival at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. Straight-edge vegan metalcore crusaders

Earth Crisis

plays the Charm City Art Space with

Hard Stripes

and

Reality Check

. Celtic guitar god

Robin Bullock

holds his annual St. Patrick's Day celebration at An die Musik. Local funk-rock band

Carl Reef

plays Rams Head Live, opening for

Stout Seven

. Avant-indie bands

USSA Pleasuredome

, of Baltimore, and

Bent Knee

, of Boston, perform at Club K. Long-running Detroit rockers the

Dewtons

play the Sidebar with

Trashkanistan

and

Beatnik Termites

. Howard County's

Dreamboat Armada

plays the House of Rock with

Outram

. Wisconsin bedroom-pop band

Fenster

performs at the 5th Dimension.

Don't miss:

The second year of the Baltimore Popfest moves up to a bigger venue, the Ottobar, this time around with headliners the

Pains of Being Pure at Heart

, along with

Eternal Summers

,

Literature

, and locals

Wildhoney

and

Expert Alterations

.

SATURDAY:

BaltSoundManagement presents March Metal Meltdown at Rams Head Live, with

Bag of Humans

,

Whiskey and the Kidney Stones

,

Dead Yeti

,

Ten Feet Thick

, and more. Chicago punk band the

Lawrence Arms

play Baltimore Soundstage in support of their new Epitaph Records album,

Metropole

, with tour mates the

Copyrights

and

Elway

. Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents New York/Dallas-based jazz-fusion band

Snarky Puppy

. Austin alt-rockers

Ringo Deathstarr

plays Metro Gallery with

Purple

,

Crimson Wave

, and the

Small Apartments

.

Don't miss:

The

Steep Canyon Rangers

and the

Black Lillies

perform on the closing second night of the Americana Festival at the Weinberg Center For the Arts in Frederick.

SUNDAY:

Gorilla Music welcomes over a dozen groups-including the

Weathermen

and

Tomorrow as Today

-to the Ottobar for a battle of the bands. Baltimore Soundstage hosts a local showcase featuring the bands

Through the Ashes Prevail

,

Twin Radio

, the

Solicitors

, and more.

Don't miss:

The Creative Differences Second Sunday Jazz series at the Windup Space presents vocalist

Fay Victor

, backed by an all-star band including

Lafayette Gilchrist

,

John Dierker

, and

Michael Formanek

.

MONDAY:

98 Rock's Noise in the Basement lets local bands rock out onstage at the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

The Alumni Marketing Network's bimonthly Monumental Mondays showcase at the Depot features

Dom Villa and Smiz

,

Maximus

,

Tay Cool

, and more.

TUESDAY:

Local pop-punk band

Like You to Me

plays the Sidebar with

Avenue

,

Highest Honor

, and

Gottem

.

Don't miss:

The

Tossers

, a Celtic-punk sextet from Chicago, play the Ottobar with

Continental

and the

Skipjack

.

WEDNESDAY:

Columbia jazz band

Blue Sky Deep

plays the Ottobar with

Ivan Figgs

.

IN THE WINGS:

Thrill Jockey avant-jazz combo the

Chicago Underground Duo

will perform at the Windup Space on April 23. (For more information, visit thewindupspace.com or call [410] 244-8855.)

Rob Zombie

will sing his anthems for the rocking dead at Rams Head Live on May 5. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) Baltimore indie duo

Wye Oak

hasn't scheduled a hometown gig yet in support of their highly anticipated album

The Shriek

, but they will headline the 9:30 Club in Washington on May 6. (For more information, visit 930.com or call [202] 265-0930.)

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