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The Short List: 6/24/14

Harmonic Blue headlines the Ottobar on June 27.
Harmonic Blue headlines the Ottobar on June 27. (Promo)

WEDNESDAY:

Great local punk trio

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Canker Blossom

plays the Sidebar with

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Schroeder & The Brillo Pads

. Nine-piece Brooklyn funk band

Turkuaz

concludes its June residency at the 8x10. Pittsburgh progressive punk band

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Onward Progress

plays Club K with

Old Victrola

and

They Move On The Threads

. Ohio experimental percussionist

Ben Bennett

performs at the Red Room.

Don't miss:

Say Anything

plays loud guitars at Rams Head Live in support of their new album

Hebrews

, which has no guitars at all.

THURSDAY:

Local indie greats

Dope Body

and

Horse Lords

play the Metro Gallery. Southern rock heroes the

Drive-By Truckers

headline Rams Head Live.

Jack Wright

,

Andrew Drury

, and

Patrick Crossland

improvise at the Red Room.

Tiesto

and

Krewella

headline the Thank You Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Long-running British space-rock band

Ozric Tentacles

performs at the 8x10. Brooklyn/Toyko duo

Ken South Rock

performs at Club K with local noisemaker

Newagehillbilly

.

Don't miss:

Atomic Books holds a special event for the theremin-themed novel

Us Conductors

, with a reading by the author

Sean Michaels

and a performance by Baltimore-based thereminist

Robby Neubauer

and the band

Fulton Lights

.

FRIDAY:

Legendary New York death-metal band

Malignancy

plays The Circuit in Essex, Maryland with

Sexcrement

and

Virulence

. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson holds a release party for Baltimore singer-songwriter

Kristen Toedtman

's new double album. Maryland reggae/rock band

Ballyhoo!

plays at Power Plant Live. Philadelphia-based saxophonist

Keir Neuringer

performs at the Red Room. Baltimore/Washington band

Harmonic Blue

combines blues, soul, rock, and jazz at the Ottobar. Atlanta hardcore band

Criminal Instinct

plays the Charm City Art Space with

Turnstile

and

Hard Stripes

. Baltimore psychedelic troubadours

Gamble Cosmos

play Club K with

Nouveau-Expo

,

Mild Child

, and

Robert Mitchell

. Frederick indie pop band

Lilac Daze

performs at the Windup Space with

Joy Classic

and

Dead Monks

.

SATURDAY:

The one and only

Diana Ross

performs at the Lyric Opera House. Friend of the Short List

Vinny Vegas

throws a release party for the vinyl edition of its excellent 2013 album

The Big White Whale

at the Metro Gallery with

Dreamcatcher

,

Mals Totel

, and

Stillglow

. Electropop haircuts

Blood On The Dancefloor

and

The Millionaires

co-headline Baltimore Soundstage. Floridian blues rockers

J.J. Grey & Mofro

play the Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick with

Thomas Wynn & The Believers

. Grammy-winning saxophonist

Gary Bartz

performs the second of two nights at An die Musik Live.

Edward J. Peters

and

Shannon Wollman

perform at a benefit for The Motor Neuron Disease Foundation and The Robert J. Rhinehart Foundation at The Cabaret at Germano's. Philadelphia singer-songwriter

Kwesi Kankam

performs at Joe Squared. Annapolis band

Five Seconds To Freedom

plays its final show at the Ottobar with

Sin 4 Sin

and

Stacked Like Pancakes

. Australian doom metal band

Mournful Congregation

plays the Sidebar with

Begrime Exemious

and

Prosanctus Inferi

.

Don't miss:

Landis Expandis's new band

The Funky Bass And Beat Group Known As "F"

opens for

Telesma

at the 8x10.

SUNDAY:

The Ottobar hosts a night of political punk with

Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School of Medicine

and locals

War On Women

(see page 34). Soulful singer-songwriter

Brandon Reeves

performs at The Cabaret at Germano's. Pianist

Alon Nechushtan

holds a CD release party at An die Musik Live.

MONDAY:

New Jersey fuzz-pop band

Pale Angels

plays the Metro Gallery with locals

Dead Mechanical

and

Telegraph Wires

. Maryland crust punks

Chaos Destroy

play Club K with

Coltranes

and

Rosemary Crust

.

Don't miss:

98 Rock's Noise In The Basement local showcase at the Ottobar features a pop punk heavy bill including

Lisa Doll & The Rock N Roll Romance

,

Skull Theft

, and

The Melon Farmer

.

TUESDAY:

Musician in music

Neko Case

performs at Rams Head Live. Pop balladeers

Ed Sheeran

and

A Great Big World

headline Mix 106.5's Summer Blast at Power Plant Live. The

Out Of Your Head Collective

plays two sets of avant garde improv at the Windup Space.

Don't miss:

The Crawdaddies

play zydeco for WYPR's Concerts In Patterson Park series.

WEDNESDAY:

Pennsylvania's

All In

rocks the Ottobar. Parisian black-metal band

Hell Militia

plays the Sidebar with

Lord Mantis

and

Putrisect

.

IN THE WINGS:

Catch

Phish

two nights in a row at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 26 and 27. (For more information visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.) Alt-rock hitmakers

Panic At The Disco

and

Walk The Moon

will perform at Pier Six Pavilion on August 10. (For more information visit piersixpavilion.com or call [410] 783-4189.) The Hot August Music Festival will return to Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville on August 16 with headliners

Old Crow Medicine Show

,

Nickel Creek

, and

Dr. Dog

. (For more information visit hotaugustmusicfestival.com.)

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