WEDNESDAY: Local jam band DETLAnine begins its weekly August residency at the 8x10. New York band Hooray For Earth plays the Black Cat in Washington.
THURSDAY: Otakon weekend kicks off with an outdoor concert at the West Shore Park with performances by the Japanese-American bands Peelander-Z and The Ricecookers. Oklahoma rockabilly singer-songwriter JD McPherson performs at WTMD’s First Thursday concert series at Canton Waterfront Park. Connecticut doom-metal band Sea Of Bones plays the Sidebar with The Oracle and Earth Mover. British troubadour David Gray headlines Merriweather Post Pavilion. Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley, and G Love and Special Sauce perform at Pier Six Pavilion, and presumably some marijuana will be there too. Dixieland jazz band Sac Au Lait plays at Joe Squared. Brooklyn alt-country band Gasoline Heart plays the Ottobar with The Dead Tapes and Solid Citizens. Tokyo band Jebiotto plays Club K with Jeff Carey, Dream Boyz, Worthless Homestead, and more. Don’t miss: 75-year-old cult performer Blowfly sings dirty words at the Metro Gallery with Slow Jerks and Lazlo Lee & The Motherless Children.
FRIDAY:The Girls From Mars throw a swing dance party at the Patterson with a repertroire of ’30s and ’40s classics. Cowabunga Pizza Time gets radical at the Sidebar with Pandas and Dead End Lane. Italian hardcore legends Raw Power play the Metro Gallery with Wartorn and Pain. Tribute act HmfO sings the songs of Hall & Oates at the 8x10. The Pier Six Pavilion hosts the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, featuring Warren Haynes and members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Jazz siren Kelly Delaveris performs at The Cabaret at Germano’s. The Nintedo-influenced California group Horse The Band performs at Rams Head Live. Local indie folk duo Super City plays the Ottobar with Talking Points and Blacksage.
SATURDAY: Local band Trashkanistan celebrates a band member’s nuptials with a “wedding punx show” at the Sidebar with The Dewtons, Wringer, and more. Kaskade headlines the first day of the Moonrise Festival at Pimlico Race Course. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts a bluegrass show with Michael Beresh and the Country Devils. Landis Expandis’s Dig party rages on at Joe Squared. The Maryland Independent Label Festival, or MILFest (hey, stop laughing), is being held at Fishhead Cantina, with performances by Pasadena, Skribe, and more. North Carolina southern gothic rockers Wailin’ Storms play the Metro Gallery with The Sterling Sisters and Goblin Mold. Nikia holds an album release party at the 8x10 for an early show, while North American Scum plays the late show. Don’t miss: The Wilson sisters of Heart play unfuckwithable classic-rock radio staples like ‘Barracuda’ and ‘Magic Man’ at Pier Six Pavilion.
SUNDAY:Bassnectar and Zoogma are among the EDM and hip-hop performers on the bill for the second day of the Moonrise Festival at Pimlico Race Course. Alt-rock hitmakers Panic At The Disco and Walk The Moon play Pier Six Pavilion. New Jersey blues rockers Quincy Mumford And The Reason Why play the Ottobar with Squid Inc.Sleeping Giant, a Christian metal band from Salt Lake City, performs at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church with This Or The Apocalypse, Those Who Fear, and Silent Planet.
MONDAY: 98 Rock’s Noise In The Basement showcases local bands at the Ottobar. Brit boy-band sensation One Direction performs at Nationals Park in Washington.
TUESDAY: Singer-songwriters Gavin Degraw and Matt Nathanson bring their co-headlining tour to Pier Six Pavilion. New Jersey EDM band Cash Cash headlines Rams Head Live. Don’t miss: Feed The Scene presents a bill at the Sidebar featuring local bands Seaway, Highest Honor, Carry The Banner, and more.
WEDNESDAY: Fishhead Cantina hosts an acoustic open-mic night. New York synth-pop band Weeknight plays the Metro Gallery with locals The Stars And The Sea. Don’t miss: Atlanta indie band Bear Girl plays the Sidebar with Capital Arms and VLMA.
IN THE WINGS: The Great Frederick Fair will be held on the Frederick Fairgrounds from September 12 to September 20, with musical performances including The Beach Boys and Martina McBride. (For more information visit thegreatfrederickfair.com.) Pale, grumpy Jack White performs at Merriweather on September 14. (For more information visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.) Baltimore rock institution Kix releases its first album in nearly two decades this week, “Rock Your Face Off,” and will play a hometown show at Rams Head Live on September 20. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.)