plays Rams Head Live on the first night of a tour in which they'll be revisiting their early experimental work. Buffalo punk trio
On The Cinder
plays the Sidebar. Local thrash band
(formerly Executioner) performs at Club K with
Old Man Savage
. Internet radio station idobi.com holds a local band showcase at the Ottobar.
The Windup Space celebrates the 21st birthday of the cinematic masterwork
, with performances by the New York experimental band
You Bred Raptors?
and a local group formed for the occasion called
One Big Pile Of Shit
. Maryland-based label Alchemical Records holds "An Alchemical Extravaganza" at Fishhead Cantina with
, and more.
The Boh Weevils
host a monthly acoustic open mic every third Thursday at Joe Squared. Richmond hardcore band
plays Club K with
. One-man band
Scott H. Biram
headlines the Ottobar. Pianist
performs at An die Musik Live. The
Honey Island Swamp Band
brings Louisiana grooves to the 8x10.
FRIDAY: The Cradle Theatre Company
holds its second annual cabaret at Germano's. The now de-bearded
performs at Power Plant Live.
continues the family business at Rams Head Live. Jazz vocalist
performs at An die Musik Live. Baltimore punks and horror movie buffs
Dead End Lane
play the Sidebar. Miami metal band
performs at Café 611 in Frederick, Maryland. Ethereal '80s rock-influenced Baltimore band
plays Club K with
Baltimore roots rockers
Bobby E. Lee & The Sympathizers
hold a release party for their new album,
The New Testament,
at the Ottobar, with
, a Thrill Jockey band led by So Percussion's John Colpitts, plays the Windup Space with
. At Club K, local metal label Grimoire Records hosts "666 Days On Mars," a celebration of the Curiosity Rover's 666th day exploring Mars, with performances by
. The fifth installment of rapper
's event KAHLON at The Crown, co-hosted by
contributor Lawrence Burney, features performances by
and DJ sets by
. West Coast funk ensemble
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Louisiana's
hold a black-pot dance party at the Patterson Theatre. Bluegrass band
play at Joe Squared. Philadelphia-based soul jazz organ trio
performs at The Cabaret at Germano's.
Skies In Chaos
, a local band that claims to have "sexy riffs and ‘wanna-go-fast' rhythms," plays Rams Head Live with
. Upstairs at the Ottobar, you can sing live punk rock karaoke with a full backing band.
Current Space holds a Summer Solstice party, with DJ sets by
as well as the "live" debut of
, performing rather than DJing.
The Avant-Trad Band
plays Dixieland as free jazz at An die Musik Live.
presents the Baltimore debut of a new show,
Cubicles: Singing Our Way Out Of The Box
, at Germano's.
The Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
plays Ellington, Basie, and Strayhorn at An die Musik Live. Indiana dream-pop band
headlines the Metro Gallery with
. Wisconsin punks
actually wear colorful ski masks while performing at the Sidebar.
Local folk band
The Manly Deeds
plays WYPR's Concerts In Patterson Park series in support of its new self-titled album. Boston hardcore band
plays the Sidebar with
. South African soul singer and international superstar
headlines Baltimore Soundstage.
plays Rams Head Live in support of its new album
deconstructs his drumset at the Red Room.
San Antonio band
fuses punk with Tex-Mex influences at the Ottobar.
IN THE WINGS:
The first Believe In Music Festival, which will benefit music education for underprivileged youth in Baltimore City, will be held in Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville on July 26, with performers including
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
. (For more information visit believeinmusicfestival.com.) The hard-rocking Wilson sisters of
will come to Pier Six Pavilion on August 9. (For more information visit piersixpavilion.com or call  783-4189.)
, the Louisiana rap star who recently finished a few years in prison, will triumphantly return to his sizeable Baltimore fanbase with a date at the Baltimore Arena on August 16. (For more information visit baltimorearena.com or call  347-2020.)