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ELM, Shitstorm, Blaqstarr, Itzhak Perlman, and more.

WEDNESDAY:

Local electronic rockers

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ELM

plays the second week of a monthlong residency at the 8x10, with the

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Manhattan Project

and

Cocktail Party Phenomenon

. The

Brinjal Band

brings exotic rhythms and belly dancers to Joe Squared.

Aaron Lewis

of Staind plays the country tunes of his solo career at Rams Head Live.

Don't miss:

San Francisco's

Kelly McFarling

and Baltimore's

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June Star

provide a night of alt-country at the Windup Space.

THURSDAY:

Miami grindcore kings

Shitstorm

plays a kegger at Barclay House. Maryland singer-songwriter

Matty Rockville

plays the Sidebar with

Electric Grandmother

,

Terrain,

and more. Philly punks

The Reckless Dodgers

play the Charm City Art Space with

Ahab's Revenge

and

Osprey

. Chicago trio

Future Rock

lays down electronic beats at the 8x10.

Don't miss: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

gets all apocalyptic and Canadian at the Ottobar.

FRIDAY:

Genre-blending Baltimore genius

Blaqstarr sings at Joe Squared under his

Jamal Loving

alias. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents Alabama blues singer-guitarist

George Kilby Jr.

The Sidebar holds a Moveable Feast benefit show with

Old Lines, Bouncing Betty

, and

Blood Horses.

NYC metalcore band

Tiger Flowers

plays the Charm City Art Space with

Bueno Crusher

and

Queensway

.

Wild Eyes

pay tribute to Tool at Rams Head Live with

Coda

,

Bound State

, and

Scarlet Angel

.

John Haywood

presents Kentucky Traditions, a night of art, music and square dancing at the Windup Space. Jazz vocalist

Beth McDonald

and pianist

Joe Holt

combine originals and classics for "Singing Our Stories" at The Cabaret at Germano's.

Don't miss:

The 11th annual MammoJam Festival at the 8x10, dedicated to preventing breast cancer, features performances by

Ursula Ricks

and

Bosley

.

SATURDAY:

World-renowned violinist

Itzhak Perlman

begins a weekend of performances at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Over a dozen local bands pack into Baltimore Soundstage, including the

Slanted Sound

and

Interstellar Soul

. The Cabaret at Germano's hosts an evening with pianist

Noah Berman

. New Jersey roots band

Railroad Earth

headlines Rams Head Live. Brooklyn klezmer soul punks the

World/Inferno Friendship Society

plays the Ottobar with another group with a long-winded name, the

Foxhole Prayer Tabernacle Choir

.

Good Morning Tides

bring funk punk from the swamps of Southern Maryland to Charm City Art Space with

Don't Look Down

and the

Lives To Come

. Locals the

Heads Are Zeros

and

Endless Bummer

open for New Jersey's

IDES

at the Sidebar.

SUNDAY:

Club K celebrates National Poetry Month with Speak Out, a spoken word event headlined by

Sylvantria Hawkins

. Saxophonist

Brian Settles

leads a quintet at the Windup Space for the Creative Differences 2nd Sunday Jazz series. Vocalist

Tony Ziesat

and

Stef Scaggiari

perform romantic standards in "The Roller Coaster of Love" at The Cabaret at Germano's. The Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series, hosted by

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes, welcomes

Victoria Vox

and

Karen Collins

to An die Musik Live.

Itzhak Perlman

performs the second of two nights at the Meyerhoff. Gorilla Music's Battle of the Bands at the Ottobar, with

Listen For the Light, Nylon Venus,

the

Think Tanks

, and many more. Pennsylvania pop punkers the

Wonder Years

headline Baltimore Soundstage with

Fireworks

and

Citizen

. Georgia indie pop group

Yip Deceiver

plays the Metro Gallery with

Bombadil

and

Eureka Birds

.

Don't miss:

Rams Head Live hosts "Rock Your Heart Out: a benefit for the Children's Heart Foundation," with music by

Here's To The Night

,

Anubis Unbound

, and more.

MONDAY:

98 Rock's Noise In The Basement brings local bands to the Ottobar. North Carolina rockers

Awkward Friends

stop at the Charm City Art Space as they travel up and down the East Coast. Baltimore prog metal band

Balor's Eye

plays the Metro Gallery with

Fallujah

and

Cognitive

.

TUESDAY:

Florida's

My Electric Heart

lays down dance beats at the Sidebar with

Proving Ground

and

Jess Cantley

. The

Out Of Your Head Collective

has a jam session at the Windup Space. South Carolina death metal band

Nile

headlines Baltimore Soundstage with

Exemptus

and

Metanium

.

WEDNESDAY:

Detroit post-punk quartet

Protomartyr

plays The Gold Bar.

White Shadow

and

Ded Shadow

cast darkness on the Sidebar.

Stupid Sexy Flanders

covers classic alt-rock hits at the Ottobar. Washington, D.C.-raised singer-songwrither

Eric Hutchinson

headlines Baltimore Soundstage.

IN THE WINGS:

If you're looking for a Mother's Day gift for a mom who loves soul and gospel,

Gladys Knight

and

Marvin Sapp

will headline "A Mother's Love" at the Baltimore Arena on May 11. (For more information visit baltimorearena.com or call [410] 347-2020.)

Off!,

the creative rebirth of Circle Jerks/Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris, will play the Ottobar on May 15. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Merriweather Post Pavilion has a killer country lineup with

Willie Nelson

,

Alison Krauss

, and

Kacey Musgraves

on June 14. (For more information visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.)

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