Baltimore riot grrrl band
plays the Sidebar with
British dance producer
's American tour stops at Rams Head Live. Kentucky punk band
stop by the Charm City Art Space on tour, with
Schoeder & The Brillo-Pad
opening. Baltimore singer-songwriter
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
opening. The Austin, Texas ska/reggae band
plays the Sidebar with
. Local post-punk band
Stars And The Sea
plays the Windup Space with
Baltimore indie band Joy Classic, who recently released the excellent single "Metro," play the Ottobar with Raindeer and Tiny Victories.
The E.M.P. Collective hosts a release party for local indie folk band
The Manly Deeds
The End Of America
. Baltimore rappers
headline the first Baltimore Indie Fest at the 8x10. Local double-drummer rockers
Echo Hey Hello
play the Windup Space with
, which is presumably a band and not an actual explosion sound receiving billing at a rock club. New York hip-hop cult hero
headlines The Circuit in Essex with some excellent local openers, including
. Black Rose Metal Heart presents Face Melting Friday at the Sidebar with
Dogs & Day Drinkers
Cab Ride Home
. Maryland ska punks
Stacked Like Pancakes
play the Ottobar with
. The well-traveled Baltimore psych rockers
The Flying Eyes
at the Metro Gallery.
plays his chart-topping country radio hits "It Goes Like This" and "Get Me Some Of That" at Power Plant Live.
Baltimore punk band
plays a farewell show at the Gold Bar with
Gorilla Music presents a competition at the Ottobar in which over a dozen bands, including
, 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
headline Play It Forward: Concert to Benefit the Nikki Perlow Foundation.
pays tribute to Pearl Jam's blockbuster 1991 debut album of the same name at Rams Head Live. Washington, D.C. band
blends Irish folk and Latin rhythms at Joe Squared. Nashville bands
play the Gold Bar. Nashville rappers
Femi The Drifish
for Alternative Hip Hop In Hampden 2 at Gallery 788. New Orleans sludge vets
play Café 611 in Frederick, Maryland with
Little Big League
and Calvert County's
play ball at Charm City Art Space. Irish dance punks
play the Metro Gallery with
. Baltimore anarcho-punks
play the Sidebar with the delightfully named Pittsburgh band
Creative Differences presents free jazz greats
at the Windup Space.
Harford County punks
play the Charm City Art Space with
and more compete in a Gorilla Music battle of the bands at the Ottobar.
Baltimore vinyl destination El Suprimo Records celebrates its anniversary with a party at the Metro Gallery with performances by
plays the Windup Space with Los Angeles's
Brooklyn indie folk band
The Streets of Laredo
plays the Ottobar with
The Out Of Your Head Collective
plays two sets of free improvisation at the Windup Space.
and ex-Drive-By Trucker
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
will headline at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 24 in support of his latest album,
. (For more information visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.) Pier Six Pavilion will host The Summer Nationals Tour, with punk pop heavy hitters
, at Pier Six Pavilion on July 30. (For more information visit piersixpavilion.com or call  783-4189.)