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Total Slacker, Jorge Luis Pacheco, Korpiklaani, and more

WEDNESDAY:

Brooklyn garage-rockers

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Total Slacker

plays Metro Gallery with locals

Weekends

and

Raindeer

. Creative Differences presents the

Chicago Underground Duo

at the Windup Space. Pittsburgh female blues duo

Sun Hound

plays the Sidebar with

Music Bones

and

Slydog

.

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Don't miss:

It's a major night for noise and experimental music at the Current Gallery, with

Black Dice

,

Wolf Eyes

, and Baltimore's own

Nautical Almanac

.

THURSDAY:

Acclaimed Cuban jazz pianist

Jorge Luis Pacheco

performs at the Cabaret at Germano's. Oakland DJ and funky diplomat the

Polish Ambassador

headlines Rams Head Live with

Liminus

and

Saqi

. Local punks

Ravagers

and

Slow Jerks

play the Gold Bar.

John's Brown Body

plays futuristic dub reggae at the 8x10.

FRIDAY:

J Pope and Funk Friday

play a benefit for the Holistic Life Foundation at the Windup Space, along with

Eze Jackson

(of Soul Cannon) and

Jahiti

(of Brown F.I.S.H.).

J. Cole

headlines and

Bas

opens the 2014 Johns Hopkins Spring Fair at the Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center. Black Rose Metal Heart presents Face Melting Friday at the Sidebar with

Death Penalty

,

Trihexyn

, and

Croatoan

. Experimental NYC trio the

Miz'ries

play the Red Room with

Jonathan Badger

. Rams Head Live hosts a release party for

Bar Cardy and DJ Myzter Hurd

's

We Bring the City Out

EP.

LARK

, a jazz quartet led by German saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, performs at An die Musik. This year's M3 Rock Festival kicks off at Merriweather Post Pavilion with

Extreme

,

Lita Ford

, and the obligatory appearance from Baltimore favorites

KIX

. The

Redwine Jazz Band

, led by Ben Redwine, performs at the Cabaret at Germano's. Indie synth-pop one-hit wonders

Hellogoodbye

headlines the Ottobar, with

Vacationer

and

Heavenly Beat

. The 8x10 has a bill full of Baltimore rappers including

E-Dubble

,

OG Dutchmaster

, and

Greenspan

. Neo-soul-power couple

Kindred the Family Soul

headlines Baltimore Soundstage. New York psych-rockers

White Hills

and Baltimore psych-rockers

Sri Aurobindo

play Metro Gallery.

Don't miss:

The

Death Set

holds a release party for its new EP at the Gold Bar with the

Sneaks

,

Wax Witches

, and

Judge Mental

.

SATURDAY:

'Tis the weekend for hard-rock and metal festivals. Paganfest 2014 at the Ottobar features performances from

Korpiklaani

,

Turisas

,

Chthonic Varg

, and

Winterhymn

. The M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion has yesteryear MTV staples like

Tesla

,

Queensryche

, and

Stryper

. And Wretchfest at the Sidebar has locals

Queensway

and

Bereave

,

Dead Gods

,

Stillglow

, and more. Baltimore soul man

Bosley

holds a release party for his new album,

The Dirty Dogs Radio Show

, at Metro Gallery with

Brooks Long and the Mad Dog No Good

and

DJ Secret Weapon Dave

.

Rabbit Rabbit

(featuring Carla Kihlstedt of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Tin Hat Trio) headlines the Windup Space. Baltimore Club king

Rod Lee

hosts a throwback Teamsters Reunion party at the Steelworkers Union Hall. Punk-folk vet

Ani DiFranco

headlines Rams Head Live.

Gary Rubin

sings and swings through the classics of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett at the Cabaret at Germano's. Ohio jam band the

Werks

headline Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

The Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival features performances from

Jerry Douglas

,

Chris Eldrige

, and more at Druid Hill Park, with an afterparty at the 8x10.

SUNDAY:

Local weirdo-genius the

Bowlegged Gorilla

holds a release party for his new video at the Crown, also featuring

Brendan Sullivan

,

Little Rib

, and a

Small Sur

solo set. The Gold Bar holds a goth and industrial night, SQUARE/WAVE. New Orleans sludge kings

EYEHATEGOD

headlines the Ottobar. Local metalcore band

In Dying Arms

play the House of Rock. The New York-based Cajun roots group

Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires

make their Baltimore debut at the Cabaret at Germano's.

Don't miss:

West Coast rap star

Schoolboy Q

's show at Baltimore Soundstage sold out weeks ago, but an additional late show was recently added, with both shows featuring opening acts

Isaiah Rashad

and

Vince Staples

.

MONDAY: Lzz Kng

and Maine duo

Crunk Witch

perform at Joe Squared. 98 Rock's Noise in the Basement features local bands at the Ottobar. Nineties R&B singer

Jon B

belts out his hits at Baltimore Soundstage.

TUESDAY:

Portland garage-rockers

Havania Whaal

plays the Sidebar with

Crimson Wave

and

Jail Solidarity

. The

Out of Your Head

collective mixes and matches musicians at the Windup Space. German power-metal vets

Primal Fear

headlines Baltimore Soundstage.

WEDNESDAY:

West Coast rap-radio heroes

YG

and

DJ Mustard

set the party off at Baltimore Soundstage in support of one of the year's best albums, YG's Mustard-produced major-label debut,

My Krazy Life

. Japanese acid-punk quartet

Bo Ningen

plays the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

Eclectic local quartet

ELM

finishes up its weekly residency for April at the 8x10.

IN THE WINGS: Titus Andronicus

will be packing into the small small room at the Charm City Art Space on May 21 with

Baked

and

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Pure Junk

. (For more information, visit ccspace.org.) Ladyfest is coming to Baltimore for the first time on June 6 and 7 at the Windup Space and the Crown/the Gold Bar with locals, including

War on Women

and

Mr. Moccasin

, as well as Philly's

Trophy Wife

and Washington, D.C.'s

Puff Pieces

. (For more information, visit unbooking.tumblr.com.) Miami rapper and self-proclaimed baddest bitch,

Trina

, will perform at Baltimore Soundstage on June 22. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call [410] 244-0057.)

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