WEDNESDAY:

Baltimore riot grrrl band

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Wet Brain

plays the Sidebar with

DSA

and

Rukut

.

THURSDAY:

British dance producer

Zomboy

's American tour stops at Rams Head Live. Kentucky punk band

Messes

and Georgia's

Topbunk

stop by the Charm City Art Space on tour, with

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Schoeder & The Brillo-Pad

opening. Baltimore singer-songwriter

ellen cherry

performs at the Metro Gallery, debuting new songs from a recent artist-in-residence stint at The Studios of Key West, with Short List friends

Mink Hollow

opening. The Austin, Texas ska/reggae band

The Bandulus

plays the Sidebar with

The Shifters

and

Sammy K

. Local post-punk band

Stars And The Sea

plays the Windup Space with

Bombenkinder

and

Foghound

.

Don't miss:

Baltimore indie band Joy Classic, who recently released the excellent single "Metro," play the Ottobar with Raindeer and Tiny Victories.

FRIDAY:

The E.M.P. Collective hosts a release party for local indie folk band

The Manly Deeds

with

Letitia VanSant

and

The End Of America

. Baltimore rappers

Greenspan

and

Eze Jackson

headline the first Baltimore Indie Fest at the 8x10. Local double-drummer rockers

Echo Hey Hello

play the Windup Space with

Contra

and

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, which is presumably a band and not an actual explosion sound receiving billing at a rock club. New York hip-hop cult hero

Sean Price

headlines The Circuit in Essex with some excellent local openers, including

Dirt Platoon

and

Damond Blue

. Black Rose Metal Heart presents Face Melting Friday at the Sidebar with

Dogs & Day Drinkers

and

Cab Ride Home

. Maryland ska punks

Stacked Like Pancakes

play the Ottobar with

American Diary

and

Highest Honor

. The well-traveled Baltimore psych rockers

The Flying Eyes

open for

Scorpion Child

and

Crobot

at the Metro Gallery.

Thomas Rhett

plays his chart-topping country radio hits "It Goes Like This" and "Get Me Some Of That" at Power Plant Live.

Don't miss:

Baltimore punk band

Big Christ

plays a farewell show at the Gold Bar with

Yi

,

Old Lines

, and

The Deads

.

SATURDAY:

Gorilla Music presents a competition at the Ottobar in which over a dozen bands, including

The Weathermen

and

Friendly Fire

, compete for a prize package that includes $5,000 in cash and a yearlong management contract.

The Kings of Crownsville

, a rootsy Annapolis-based group led by New Orleans-raised singer-guitarist Steve Johnson, performs at The Cabaret at Germano's.

Tall In The Saddle

and

Fooled Again

headline Play It Forward: Concert to Benefit the Nikki Perlow Foundation.

Ten

pays tribute to Pearl Jam's blockbuster 1991 debut album of the same name at Rams Head Live. Washington, D.C. band

La Unica

blends Irish folk and Latin rhythms at Joe Squared. Nashville bands

Diarrhea Planet

and

Music Band

play the Gold Bar. Nashville rappers

kidDEAD

and

Sofa Brown

join locals

Something CompleX

and

Femi The Drifish

for Alternative Hip Hop In Hampden 2 at Gallery 788. New Orleans sludge vets

Eyehategod

play Café 611 in Frederick, Maryland with

Ringworm

and

Enabler

. Philadelphia's

Little Big League

and Calvert County's

Centerfield

play ball at Charm City Art Space. Irish dance punks

Nightbox

play the Metro Gallery with

Rush Midnight

and

Honest Haloway

. Baltimore anarcho-punks

Friendbeast

play the Sidebar with the delightfully named Pittsburgh band

Napalm Donut

.

Don't miss:

Creative Differences presents free jazz greats

Peter Brötzmann

,

William Parker

, and

Hamid Drake

at the Windup Space.

SUNDAY:

Harford County punks

Chasing Morgan

play the Charm City Art Space with

Something More

and

Post Season

.

Aux Den

,

Body Thief

,

Holy Crust

,

and more compete in a Gorilla Music battle of the bands at the Ottobar.

Don't miss:

Baltimore vinyl destination El Suprimo Records celebrates its anniversary with a party at the Metro Gallery with performances by

The Pilgrim

and

Wounded Giant

.

MONDAY:

Scottish band

Spook School

plays the Windup Space with Los Angeles's

Heathers

and locals

Romantic States

and

Expert Alterations

.

TUESDAY:

Brooklyn indie folk band

The Streets of Laredo

plays the Ottobar with

Mother

and

Big Hoax

.

The Out Of Your Head Collective

plays two sets of free improvisation at the Windup Space.

WEDNESDAY:

Singer-songwriter

Ray LaMontagne

and ex-Drive-By Trucker

Jason Isbell

play Merriweather Post Pavilion. Seattle folk rockers

The Head And The Heart

headline Rams Head Live.

IN THE WINGS:

Ed Sheeran and A Great Big World

will play their hits at Mix 106.5's Summer Blast at Power Plant Live on July 1. (For more information visit

.)

Beck

will headline at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 24 in support of his latest album,

Morning Phase

. (For more information visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.) Pier Six Pavilion will host The Summer Nationals Tour, with punk pop heavy hitters

The Offspring

,

Bad Religion

, and

Pennywise

, at Pier Six Pavilion on July 30. (For more information visit piersixpavilion.com or call [410] 783-4189.)

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