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The Short List: June 4-11

WEDNESDAY:

The Brooklyn funk nontet

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Turkuaz

kick off a weekly residency at the 8x10 for the month of June. Pop opera vocal group

Il Divo

performs at the Lyric.

The Baltimore Boom Bap Society

digs in the crates at the Windup Space. Sub Pop indie folk band

The Head And The Heart

headlines Rams Head Live. Berlin-based garage rockers

King Khan & The Shrines

play the Ottobar. Down in Washington,

Leftover Salmon

plays with Little Feat's

Bill Payne

at the Hamilton.

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Don't miss:

Veteran singer-songwriter

Meshell Ndegeocello

plays songs from her new album

Comet Come To Me

at Baltimore Soundstage.

THURSDAY:

British pop/rock hitmakers

The 1975

headline Rams Head Live. Philadelphia trio

Damn Right

plays the Metro Gallery with locals

ELM

. Laid back bros

Jack Johnson

and

Amos Lee

sing mellow tunes under the stars at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Fifth Harmony

, a girl group formed on TV's

The X Factor

, sings at Baltimore Soundstage. Brooklyn folkies

Spirit Family Reunion

perform at the 8x10. L.A. alt-rockers

Failure

play the Fillmore in Silver Spring on their first tour since the '90s.

Don't miss:

Los Lonely Boys

and

LP

perform at Canton Waterfront Park for WTMD's "First Thursday" concert series.

FRIDAY:

Ladyfest Baltimore 2014 kicks off at the Windup Space with Philadelphia's

Trophy Wife

and locals including

Big Mouth

,

Mr. Moccasin

, and

Crimson Wave

.

Girl Talk

keeps milking the hot new "mash-up" fad of a million years ago at Power Plant Live. Bluesy Baltimore rockers

Pushing Giants

play the Ottobar with

Not Blood Paint

and

Animal Years

. Oregon's

Self Proclaimed Narcissist

plays folk punk at the Charm City Art Space. Heavy Chicago quartet

Jar'd Loose

plays the Sidebar with

The Swan King

.

Erykah Badu

and

John Legend

headline the first night of the

Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Baltimore Soundstage holds a local showcase with

Foster Avenue

,

Stone Heart

, and more.

Don't miss:

Normals' Books & Records throws a 24th anniversary party at the Metro Gallery with music by

Wume

,

Old Songs

, and the

Go Pills

along with readings by

Tim Paggi

and

Megan McShea

.

SATURDAY:

Extended Release

and

C10

play a release party for their split cassette together at The Candy Shoppe, along with

Stress Orphan

and more.

Blind Man Leading

and

Dungeon Kids

play at Joe Squared. The Ottobar holds an afternoon showcase for

The School Of Rock Baltimore

, and an evening show with

Deaf Scene

,

Subtle Hustle

, and

Robotapotamus

. The Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series, hosted by

City Paper

contributor Geoffrey Himes, brings

Lea Gilmore

to An die Musik Live. Baltimore teen thrash metal band

Noisem

plays the Charm City Art Space with

Drugs of Faith

and

Holy Land

. The 22nd annual Capital Jazz Fest continues at Merriweather Post Pavilion featuring

Chaka Khan

,

Dwele

, and a tribute to George Duke. The Metro Gallery celebrates Adam Savage's birthday party with

Pig Destroyer

,

Inter Arma

,

Cemetery Piss

, and

Putrisect

. Eclectic jazz fusion trio

Adelante

performs at The Cabaret at Germano's. New York celtic rockers

Black 47

play Baltimore one last time on their farewell tour, with the gubernatorial

O'Malley's March

opening. If you want to hear a reasonable facsimile of a legendary British rock band tonight,

Satisfaction

are paying tribute to the Rolling Stones at House of Rock and

Get The Led Out

are jamming on Led Zeppelin favorites at Rams Head Live.

Don't miss:

Ladyfest Baltimore has

Lzz Kng

,

Your Friend

, and more at Liam Flynn's, and

Amanda X

,

War On Women

, and more at the Windup Space.

SUNDAY:

The Nighthawks

headline the Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival. Guitarist

Glenn Jones

performs at the Windup Space and author

Steve Lowenthal

reads from his John Fahey biography. Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter

Lucinda Williams

performs at Rams Head Live. Dubstep crossover star

Skrillex

brings his Mothership Tour with

Dillon Francis

to Pimlico Race Course.

Don't miss:

The Metro Gallery holds a showcase for Baltimore-based metal label Grimoire Records with

Barbelith

,

Dweller In The Valley

, and

Dendritic Arbor

.

MONDAY: Jeff Tweedy

of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo performs solo at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Don't miss:

Atlanta rapper

Future

, fresh off the release of his second album

Honest

and the birth of his first child with fiancee Ciara, performs at Baltimore Soundstage with

Rico Love

and

Que

.

TUESDAY:

Damon Albarn

(of Blur, Gorillaz, and perhaps also Blurillaz) headlines Rams Head Live in support of his new solo album

Everyday Robots

. Portland's

Needles & Pizza

perform at the Sidebar.

Don't miss:

Morrissey

performs at the Meyerhoff tonight, and while recent reports that he has joined Twitter have proven false, we recommend the Baltimore-themed parody account @Baltimorrissey.

WEDNESDAY:

London-based folk rock band

Treetop Flyers

play the Ottobar with the

Great American Canyon Band

.

IN THE WINGS:

King Buzzo

of the Melvins will play solo acoustic at the Ottobar on July 17. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) The mighty

Wye Oak

will play their first Baltimore show in nearly two years at the Charles Street parking lot by the Metro Gallery, with

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Matmos

and

Wume

opening, on July 26. (For more information visit themetrogallery.net or call [410] 244-0899.)

Jackson Browne

will bring his guitar and piano to the Hippodrome on August 23 as part of a solo acoustic tour. (For more information visit france-merrickpac.com or call [410] 837-7400.)

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