WEDNESDAY:

ELM

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's April residency at the 8x10 comes to an end. Philadelphia singer-songwriter

Kwesi Kankam

performs at Joe Squared. Washington, D.C. punks the

Idle Gossip

plays the Sidebar with

Flesh Panthers

and the

Morons

.

Don't miss:

L.A. rapper

YG

and his hitmaking producer

DJ Mustard

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headline Baltimore Soundstage, with up-and-coming D.C. rapper

Fat Trel

now added to the bill.

THURSDAY:

Baltimore's hometown heroes

Future Islands

and

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

play a sold-out show at the 9:30 Club in Washington. TV and film actress and Baltimore native

Tracie Thoms

presents the second annual Baltimore School for the Arts Alumni Cabaret at Germano's Piattini.

Blame Canada

pays tribute to Rush and

Selling Fairfax by the Pound

pays tribute to Genesis at the 8x10. North Carolina metal band

To Speak of Wolves

performs at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church. Another metalcore band (wow, there's a lot of them!), Australia's

Capture the Crown

, plays the Ottobar with

Dance Gavin Dance

. World-fusion electronic group

Beats Antique

headline Rams Head Live.

Dopapod

and

Deaf Scene

jam at Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Joan Osborne

kicks off a new season of WTMD's First Thursday concerts, now held at Canton Waterfront Park on Boston Street.

FRIDAY:

Reunited '90s indie trailblazers

Slint

performs at the Ottobar. Unregistered Nurse holds a two-room show at the Crown and the Gold Bar, with the

Skull Defekts

,

Asa Osborne

,

Horse Lords

,

Microkingdom

, and more. Johns Hopkins brings the Verge Campus Spring Tour to Pier Six Pavilion with

Krewella

and Montgomery County-raised rap star

Logic

.

Andy Belt and Friends

bring their twist on bluegrass to the Cabaret at Germano's. Nu-metal band

Sevendust

goes unplugged at Baltimore Soundstage. Eighties hitmakers

Berlin

performs at Rams Head Center Stage in the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover. Local pyschedelic-metal duo

Darsombra

plays the Windup Space with

Drone Theory

. Chicago roots and bluegrass band

Cornmeal

plays the 8x10 with

Trace Friends Mucho

. The

Both

, the duo formed by veteran singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington.

Don't miss:

Against Me!

plays Rams Head Live in support of their recent masterpiece,

Transgender Dysphoria Blues

.

SATURDAY:

Baltimore garage-rocker

Lisa Doll

holds a backyard BBQ show with

Skull Theft

and

Brian Schneider

at 6503 Hazelwood Court in Rosedale. Local rapper

Jay Wyse

holds a release party for his new

Choose Wysely

EP at SkyLofts Gallery, with additional performances by

Greenspan

and

Al Great

. Hard-rock mooks

Saliva

goes click click boom at Fish Head Cantina. Baltimore soul quartet

Sojourne

performs at the Cabaret at Germano's. The DC101 Kerfuffle at Merriweather Post Pavilion features rock-radio staples like

311

,

Cage the Elephant

, Baltimore favorites

J Roddy Walston and the Business

,

and many more. Blandly named garage-rockers the

Men

headline the Ottobar with

Nude Beach

and the

Convocation

opening. Alabama Americana singer-songwriter

Peter Bradley Adams

performs at Eutaw Place. Carroll County blues-rockers

Los Swamp Monsters

play Joe Squared. Baltimore County pop-punk rock stars

All Time Low

plays a sold-out show at Rams Head Live. Grateful Dead tribute band

Splintered Sunlight

plays the 8x10. Pennsylvania hardcore sextet

Strength for a Reason

plays the Charm City Art Space with

Rock Bottom

and

Crosscheck

. Local experimental-rockers the

Wayward

plays the Sidebar with

Imbroglio

and

Bleak

. Disco Biscuits' side project

Conspirator

headlines Baltimore Soundstage.

Don't miss:

Creative Differences brings the brilliant

Nels Cline Singers

back to the Windup Space.

SUNDAY:

Each ticket purchased for Ohio metal band

Miss May I

's show at the Ottobar comes with a copy of the band's new album. The Tuvan throat-singing band

Alash

ensemble collaborates with Baltimore beatbox artist

Shodekeh

at Towson University's Asian Arts and Culture Center, along with a screening of the documentary

Genghis Blues

.

Ledisi

and the Robert Glasper Experiment

get soulful at Pier Six Pavilion. Michigan hard-rockers

Pop Evil

headlines Rams Head Live.

MONDAY:

The 9:30 Club hosts a birthday celebration for Trouble Funk's

Big Tony Fisher

, with performances by Fisher's band and the Washington, D.C. supergroup the

Don't Need It's

, featuring Dave Grohl and members of Bad Brains. 98 Rock's Noise in the Basement features local bands at the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

Rob Zombie

performs anthems for the walking, rocking dead at Rams Head Live.

TUESDAY:

The Evolution Contemporary Music Series at An die Musik spotlights the music of

Sarah Kirkland Snider

. South African grunge-revivalists

Seether

headlines Rams Head Live. The

Out of Your Head

collective improvises at the Windup Space. L.A. hardcore band

letlive.

headlines the Ottobar. Florida psych-rockers

Sons of Hippies

play the Sidebar with

Goodbye New Plans

.

Don't miss:

Baltimore duo

Wye Oak

doesn't currently have a hometown show scheduled in support of its excellent new album,

Shriek

, so make sure to catch them tonight at the 9:30 Club in Washington.

WEDNESDAY:

Alt-rockers

Big Something

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kicks off its spring residency at the 8x10. Singer-guitarist

Ken Gutberlet

performs at Joe Squared.

IN THE WINGS: Brandy

,

Johnny Gill

, and

Mint Condition

headline the 38th Annual African American Festival at Camden Yards on June 21 and 22. (For more information, visit africanamericanfestival.net or call [410] 244-8861.) The great

Say Anything

will release a new album,

Hebrews

, this summer and will stop at Rams Head Live on June 25. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call [410] 244-1131.) Veteran underground rapper

Cage

will headline Metro Gallery on July 11 with local openers

Cubbiebear

and

PT Burnem

. (For more information, visit themetrogallery.net or call [410] 244-0899.)

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