returns from touring up and down the East Coast for a homecoming gig at the Sidebar.
Toronto-based band the
play Club K with
. Skull-crushing local bands
Saddle of Centaur
play Metro Gallery. R&B singer
looks back on his breakthrough album, 2003's
, at Baltimore Soundstage. Emo band the
plays the Charm City Art Space with
plays jazz informed by experiences living in Cuba, Venezuela, and America tonight at An die Musik. Hard-rockers
performs at the House of Rock in White Marsh.
presents "Carter Vs. Carter," a Jay-Z/Beyonce dance party, at Rams Head Live. Baltimore grindcore band
plays the Sidebar with
. Pennsylvania indie-rockers
headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington.
Baltimore Folk Fest presents a bill at the Windup Space including locals
and the New York/Philly group the
End of America
plays a CD-release party at Rams Head Live with
Tough Day Tubing
improvises with violins, reeds, and "tupperware guitar" at the Red Room (see page 34). Flock Baltimore presents
at the Sidebar with
. Awesome local garage-rock quartet the
play the Windup Space with
. Grateful Dead band
performs at the 8x10.
plays a reunion show at Baltimore Soundstage with
Others May Fall
When Embers Ignite
. Brit band
crosses the pond to play the Ottobar. Local indie-folk duo
plays songs from its recent self-titled debut EP at Metro Gallery with
Blind Man Leading
and Short List friends
Minimus the Poet
North Carolina/Baltimore avant-rock ensemble
Three Red Crowns
perform at Mum's in the midst of work on their upcoming second album.
It's "A Night of Three Trios" at the Windup Space, with
Joy on Fire
(formerly SuperSharpShooter), the
. It's "Pack the House Night" at Baltimore Soundstage, with local bands
filling the room. The band
turns the Charm City Art Space into a black lodge with
Acclaimed Boston singer-songwriter
headlines Metro Gallery.
Buffalo, N.Y. punk band
plays Charm City Art Space on its current tour, in support of the new
My Heart, My Anchor
Local neo-soul/jazz group
performs at the Sidebar. Cirque du Soleil brings its tribute to the king of pop, "Michael Jackson: The Immortal," to the Baltimore Arena. Avant-metal band the
plays the Gold Bar in support of their recent Thrill Jockey debut.
Out of Your Head
collective, which recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of its residency at the Windup Space, keeps the tradition going.
is playing at the Gold Bar, no really, it's a band called Nothing. "Sweater Weather" hitmakers the
plays a show at Rams Head Live. Electro-rock douchebags
headlines the Ottobar. Baltimore band
plays a show at Club K with
, from Baltimore's own sister city of Washington, D.C.
Local reggae rockers the
play the Sidebar before heading on the road for a few dates down South.
IN THE WINGS:
Pittsburgh indie-folk singer-songwriter and network-TV-soundtrack regular
headlines Metro Gallery on April 21. (For more information, visit themetrogallery.net or call  244-0899.) The M3 Rock Festival will bring a variety of veteran hard-rock bands to Merriweather Post Pavilion on April 25 and 26, including
, and Baltimore favorites
. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.) Creative Differences will bring West Coast avant-jazz instrumental trio the