Hero of the Hour
Over and Out
play hardcore at the Sidebar.
Brooklyn psych trio
plays Metro Gallery with
Baltimore one-man band and Short List friend
perform at the Sidebar with
King of Prussia
Texas Hippie Coalition
(also known as THC, naturally) plays Southern stoner metal at Baltimore Soundstage with
Pimps of Joytime
, a band who horrifyingly call their style of music "janxta funk" (because it is both janky and gangsta, you see), perform at the 8x10. Austin, Texas'
plays Metro Gallery with
. Nashville-based singer-songwriter
Nora Jane Struthers
performs at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. Brit-pop brat
, best known in America for the great 2011 single "Want U Back," headlines Rams Head Live with
play their final show at the Ottobar with
Yo No Say
performs at the Crown. New Jersey group the
fuse rockabilly, metal, and punk at the Sidebar with the
Virginia country singer-songwriter
performs at Cyclops Books and Music.
play the songs of the Dave Matthews Band at Rams Head Live. Buffalo, N.Y. jazz-rock band the
Reign of Kindo
plays the Ottobar. Oakland metal band
(formerly known as Yesterday & Today) headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Baltimore "psycho rock & roll" band
plays the Memories Nightclub and Bar in Waldorf.
NYC experimental trio
Pet Bottle Ningen
performs at the Red Room with guest member
The amazing reunited Washington, D.C. band the
headlines the Ottobar, with Baltimore feminist-punk asskickers
War on Women
opening. The Gold Bar hosts a great bill of local indie acts
. Another great Baltimore indie bill, with
, goes down nearby at the Windup Space. Metro Gallery hosts a Balkan dance party with New York's
Raya Brass Band
Dillinger Escape Plan
headlines Baltimore Soundstage, with Odd Future-affiliated punk band
debuts her new cabaret act, full of songs from Broadway musicals, at the Cabaret at Germano's. Rams Head Live hosts
Baby Loves Disco
in the daytime for the kids, and Saved by the '90s with the
at night for the nostalgic Gen Xers. The latest edition of Nu Fusion at the Sidebar features
Lords of Bedlam
Hour of Reprisal
Chelsey Green and the Green Project
play "classical soul" at An die Musik.
Tin Pan Alley revivalists
Three for a Song
holds a release party for its latest CD at the Cabaret at Germano's.
bellows the grunge anthems of his solo career and his work with Creed at Baltimore Soundstage. Florida punk bands
play the Charm City Art Space. Brooklyn avant-garde trio
perform at An die Musik.
North Carolina-based metalcore band
, who first began playing together in Baltimore and named itself after Aliceanna Street, returns to town to headline the Decade Tour with
Hearts and Hands
at Baltimore Soundstage.
The Sidebar hosts a night of extremely dramatic band names with
Baltimore experimental acts
Warm and Comfy
play one last hometown gig at Club K with
before taking off for a week of shows in Japan.
Bridging the Music presents a local artist showcase at Mex Tequila Bar with
, and more.
plays reggae at Baltimore Soundstage. Electro-pop band
performs at the Ottobar with
IN THE WINGS:
The Verge Campus Spring Tour, headlined by dance-pop group
and Gaithersburg-based rapper
, will come to Pier Six Pavilion on May 2. (For more information, visit piersixpavilion.com or call  783-4189.) R&B eccentric
, who released the excellent album
A Love Surreal
last year, will perform at Baltimore Soundstage on May 8. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call  244-0057.) British pop-rockers the
will play its stateside radio hit "Chocolate" at Rams Head Live on June 5. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.)