WEDNESDAY:

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Marcus Dagan

interprets the Great American Songbook at the Cabaret at Germano's (see City Folk, page 16). The

Scotch Bonnets

play reggae grooves at the Sidebar. Emo dance-pop brats

Breathe Carolina

headlines the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

Divisio

plays a program of Turkish music at An die Musik to celebrate the Persian New Year.

THURSDAY: Corinthia Cromwell and the Evolution Band

perform gospel jazz at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Wisconsin's

Absolutely

plays the Charm City Art Space with

Eyelet

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. The long-running and perennially tacky

Mindless Self Indulgence

headlines Rams Head Live with

Kamikaze Kupcakes

and

Bunny the Bear

. Norwegian death-metal band

Obliteration

, on tour in the States, plays Metro Gallery with local openers

Cemetery Piss

.

Don't miss:

Local jazz trio

Thumbscrew

, who recently received a rave review in

Downbeat

, performs at the Windup Space.

FRIDAY:

Local band

Orange Horse

plays its last show ever at Metro Gallery with the

Jack Starr Band

,

Gezus Kake

, and

Goodbye New Plans

. Gallery 788 holds a "Rap Cats" benefit for Charm City Animal Rescue, with performances by

Femi the Drifish

,

Adam Selene

,

Rabbi Darkside

, and more. San Francisco sleaze-punks

Burnt Ones

play the Gold Bar with

Raw McCartney

.

Girlfriend in a Coma

sings the sad songs of Morrissey and the Smiths at the Ottobar, with openers

I'm the Man

interpreting the work of Joe Jackson. Dance party

4 Hours of Funk

is in the house and spinning house at the Windup Space. New York be-bop guitarist

Joshua Breakstone

performs at the Cabaret at Germano's.

Koji

,

Have Mercy

,

Centerfield

, and

Class Picture

play a benefit for the Charm City Art Space.

Don't miss:

R&B songstress

Marsha Ambrosius

, who this month released the excellent surprise EP

Fvck & Love

, performs at Baltimore Soundstage.

SATURDAY:

New York sludge-metal band

Mountain God

plays the Sidebar. Christian-rock phenomenon

Casting Crowns

headline the Baltimore Arena. The "Representing 2014 Spring Tour," with roots-reggae sounds from the

Tribal Seeds

,

New Kingston

, and

Inna Vision

, comes to Baltimore Soundstage.

Ava Luna

makes art-pop danceable at the Crown.

San Fermin

, an eight-piece band led by Brooklyn songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone, plays Metro Gallery with

Joy Classic

. Virginia Beach hardcore band

Pushing On

plays the Charm City Art Space with the

Mongoloids

,

Agitator

, and

Reality Check

. The Cabaret at Germano's celebrates the spring equinox with an evening of acoustic soul by

Sojourne

. The

Legwarmers

play the hits of the Reagan era at Rams Head Live. Fat Possum Records band

Solids

play the Gold Bar with local openers the

Matrimonials

and

Small Apartments

. The

Deen Ween Group

pushes the little daisies at the Ottobar. Brutal death-metal locals

Visceral Disgorge

plays the Sidebar with

Dehumanized

, the

Merciless Concept

, and

Coffin Dust

.

SUNDAY:

The Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series at An die Musik, hosted by

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes, features

Tony Denikos

and Kings of Crownsville's

Steve Johnson

.

MONDAY: 2 Chainz

and

August Alsina

rap tales of the trap at the 9:30 Club in Washington. 98 Rock's Noise in the Basement packs local bands into the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

San Francisco-based experimental musician

Greg Gorlen

(who's recorded under the aliases Black Thread and Vibrating Garbage) performs at the Red Room with

Painted Faces

and

Cory O'Brien

.

TUESDAY:

The "Take Action Tour," with regrettably named metalcore bands the

Devil Wears Prada

and

I Killed the Prom Queen

, comes to Baltimore Soundstage. The

Linda Oh Quartet

plays progressive jazz at An die Musik. Kalamazoo punks the

Hex Bombs

play the Sidebar.

Don't miss:

Gypsy Soul's Ear Candy series at Teavolve features Grammy-nominated Salisbury, Md. singer-songwriter

Aaron Camper

.

WEDNESDAY:

Brit Floyd

's latest tour, with a show spanning all 14 Pink Floyd albums, comes to the Lyric Opera House.

Leo and Cygnus

, formerly known as Daniel and the Lions, play the Sidebar. Seattle pop-punk band

Tacocat

plays Metro Gallery with

Dungeon Kids

and

Goblin Mold

.

IN THE WINGS:

The

Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival will kick off at Druid Hill Park with

Jerry Douglas

,

Chris Eldridge

,

Ken and Brad Kolodner

, and more on April 26. (For more information, visit charmcitybluegrass.com or call [888] 996-4774.) Soulful folk-rock bros

Jack Johnson

and

Amos Lee

will join forces to make Merriweather Post Pavilion mellower than it's ever been on June 5. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.)

Panic! at the Disco

, obnoxious with or without the exclamation point in the middle of their name, will headline Pier Six Pavilion on Aug. 10, with

Walk the Moon

opening. (For more information, visit piersixpavilion.com or call [410] 783-4189.)

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