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Unstitched, Modern Girls, Clockbreaker, Joy on Fire, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Patriarchy-smashing Pennsylvania punk band

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Unstitched

plays the Sidebar with

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Citadel

and

Endless Bummer

. Lock up your dads:

Paul Simon

and

Sting

bring their co-headlining tour to the Strathmore in Bethesda.

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THURSDAY:

Wrongfest

kicks off at Ottobar with

Boister, Andy Bopp, Softeyes,

and

J. Robbins.

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All proceeds go to erstwhile CP designer and Mr. Wrong, Joe MacLeod (see page 49).

Uncle Kracker

continues his unlikely transition from Kid Rock's DJ to easy-listening crooner at Baltimore Soundstage. D.C. instrumental band

Les Rhinoceros

plays the Windup Space with

Will Redman

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and

Name Numbertet

. Vermont singer-songwriter

Ryan Power

performs at the Crown.

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Local rockabilly band the

Recently Deceased

returns from touring up and down the East Coast for a homecoming gig at the Sidebar.

FRIDAY:

Toronto-based band the

Keys

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play Club K with

Modern Girls

and

Vacant Windows

. Skull-crushing local bands

Headwounds

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and

Saddle of Centaur

play Metro Gallery. R&B singer

Dwele

looks back on his breakthrough album, 2003's

Subject

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, at Baltimore Soundstage. Emo band the

Great Dismal

plays the Charm City Art Space with

Thanks

. Pianist

Cesar Orozco

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plays jazz informed by experiences living in Cuba, Venezuela, and America tonight at An die Musik. Hard-rockers

Kill Betty

performs at the House of Rock in White Marsh.

DJ Dredd

presents "Carter Vs. Carter," a Jay-Z/Beyonce dance party, at Rams Head Live. Baltimore grindcore band

Sokushinbutsu

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plays the Sidebar with

Enemy Insects

. Pennsylvania indie-rockers

Dr. Dog

headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington.

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Baltimore Folk Fest presents a bill at the Windup Space including locals

Sweet Saro

and

Josephine Olivia

and the New York/Philly group the

End of America

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SATURDAY: Clockbreaker

plays a CD-release party at Rams Head Live with

Canker Blossom

.

Tough Day Tubing

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improvises with violins, reeds, and "tupperware guitar" at the Red Room (see page 34). Flock Baltimore presents

Nu Fusion

at the Sidebar with

Chitin

, the

Driftwood Renegades

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, and

Lovey

. Awesome local garage-rock quartet the

Stents

play the Windup Space with

Jake Starr

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and the

Delicious Fullness

. Grateful Dead band

Beggars Tomb

performs at the 8x10.

Outreach

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plays a reunion show at Baltimore Soundstage with

Others May Fall

and

When Embers Ignite

. Brit band

Dinosaur Pile-Up

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crosses the pond to play the Ottobar. Local indie-folk duo

Super City

plays songs from its recent self-titled debut EP at Metro Gallery with

Blind Man Leading

and Short List friends

Minimus the Poet

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.

Don't miss:

North Carolina/Baltimore avant-rock ensemble

Three Red Crowns

perform at Mum's in the midst of work on their upcoming second album.

SUNDAY:

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It's "A Night of Three Trios" at the Windup Space, with

Joy on Fire

(formerly SuperSharpShooter), the

Mondawmen

, and

Hoes Heights

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. It's "Pack the House Night" at Baltimore Soundstage, with local bands

Shadowburn

and

Unknown Promises

filling the room. The band

Leland Palmer

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turns the Charm City Art Space into a black lodge with

Estates

and

Body Parts

.

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Acclaimed Boston singer-songwriter

Marissa Nadler

headlines Metro Gallery.

MONDAY:

Buffalo, N.Y. punk band

Head North

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plays Charm City Art Space on its current tour, in support of the new

Scrapbook Minds

EP, with

Something More

and

My Heart, My Anchor

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TUESDAY:

Local neo-soul/jazz group

ReFreshed Band

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

Body

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plays the Gold Bar in support of their recent Thrill Jockey debut.

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The

Out of Your Head

collective, which recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of its residency at the Windup Space, keeps the tradition going.

WEDNESDAY: Nothing

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is playing at the Gold Bar, no really, it's a band called Nothing. "Sweater Weather" hitmakers the

Neighbourhood

plays a show at Rams Head Live. Electro-rock douchebags

Breathe Carolina

headlines the Ottobar. Baltimore band

Sister City

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plays a show at Club K with

Doozies

, from Baltimore's own sister city of Washington, D.C.

Don't miss:

Local reggae rockers the

Scotch Bonnets

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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

William Fitzsimmons

headlines Metro Gallery on April 21. (For more information, visit themetrogallery.net or call [410] 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

Tesla

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,

Queensryche

,

Stryper

,

Extreme

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, and Baltimore favorites

Kix

. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.) Creative Differences will bring West Coast avant-jazz instrumental trio the

Nels Cline Singers

back to the Windup Space on May 3. (For more information, visit thewindupspace.com or call [410] 244-8855.)


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