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The Short List: 6/18/14

WEDNESDAY:

Devo

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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

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plays the Sidebar. Local thrash band

Exemptus

(formerly Executioner) performs at Club K with

Lillith

and

Old Man Savage

. Internet radio station idobi.com holds a local band showcase at the Ottobar.

THURSDAY:

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The Windup Space celebrates the 21st birthday of the cinematic masterwork

Jurassic Park

, 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

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. Maryland-based label Alchemical Records holds "An Alchemical Extravaganza" at Fishhead Cantina with

Battlefield Collective

,

Spencer Joyce

,

YellowTie Guy

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, and more.

The Boh Weevils

host a monthly acoustic open mic every third Thursday at Joe Squared. Richmond hardcore band

Bitchmouth

plays Club K with

Mensroom

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and

Wet Brain

. One-man band

Scott H. Biram

headlines the Ottobar. Pianist

George Colligan

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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

Matisyahu

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performs at Power Plant Live.

Hank3

continues the family business at Rams Head Live. Jazz vocalist

Kristin Callahan

performs at An die Musik Live. Baltimore punks and horror movie buffs

Dead End Lane

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play the Sidebar. Miami metal band

Black Tide

performs at Café 611 in Frederick, Maryland. Ethereal '80s rock-influenced Baltimore band

Drone Theory

plays Club K with

Jeff Malice

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,

Hybrid Baby

, and

Captive Sons

.

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Baltimore roots rockers

Bobby E. Lee & The Sympathizers

hold a release party for their new album,

The New Testament,

at the Ottobar, with

The Matrimonials

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and

Cubbiebear

opening.

SATURDAY:

Man Forever

, a Thrill Jockey band led by So Percussion's John Colpitts, plays the Windup Space with

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Microkingdom

and

Oh Hang

. 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

Torrid Husk

,

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Lifetime Shitlist

, and

Cavern

. The fifth installment of rapper

Abdu Ali

's event KAHLON at The Crown, co-hosted by

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City Paper

contributor Lawrence Burney, features performances by

Weekends

and

Buffa7o

and DJ sets by

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Sexoesthetic

and

Co La

. West Coast funk ensemble

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Louisiana's

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The Revelers

hold a black-pot dance party at the Patterson Theatre. Bluegrass band

The Wafflers

play at Joe Squared. Philadelphia-based soul jazz organ trio

Hambone Relay

performs at The Cabaret at Germano's.

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Skies In Chaos

, a local band that claims to have "sexy riffs and ‘wanna-go-fast' rhythms," plays Rams Head Live with

Conflict Within

and

Demeanor

. Upstairs at the Ottobar, you can sing live punk rock karaoke with a full backing band.

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Don't miss:

Current Space holds a Summer Solstice party, with DJ sets by

Scottie B.

and

Mark Brown

as well as the "live" debut of

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Schwarz

, performing rather than DJing.

SUNDAY:

The Avant-Trad Band

plays Dixieland as free jazz at An die Musik Live.

Uncorked Cabaret

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presents the Baltimore debut of a new show,

Cubicles: Singing Our Way Out Of The Box

, at Germano's.

MONDAY:

The Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band

plays Ellington, Basie, and Strayhorn at An die Musik Live. Indiana dream-pop band

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Stagnant Pools

headlines the Metro Gallery with

Surf Harp

and

Sean Wilson

. Wisconsin punks

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Masked Intruder

actually wear colorful ski masks while performing at the Sidebar.

TUESDAY:

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

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Matahari

plays the Sidebar with

Slow Mover

and

Dead Gods

. South African soul singer and international superstar

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Lira

headlines Baltimore Soundstage.

WEDNESDAY:

The amazing

Say Anything

plays Rams Head Live in support of its new album

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Hebrews

.

Ben Bennet

deconstructs his drumset at the Red Room.

Don't miss:

San Antonio band

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Pinata Protest

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

Thievery Corporation

,

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela

,

Jimmy Cliff

,

BoomBox

, and

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The Bridge

. (For more information visit believeinmusicfestival.com.) The hard-rocking Wilson sisters of

Heart

will come to Pier Six Pavilion on August 9. (For more information visit piersixpavilion.com or call [410] 783-4189.)

Lil Boosie

, 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 [410] 347-2020.)


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