WEDNESDAY: Lute-and-drums duo Xylouris White plays the Metro Gallery with Smoke Bellow and Dave Heumann of Arbouretum. Priory, the Portland band with the naggingly catchy rock radio hit 'Weekend,' open for The Kooks at Rams Head Live. Baltimore experimental musicians Jason Sloan and Lonnie Jordan perform at The Windup Space’s Autumn + Ambience event.
THURSDAY: New York hardcore band Gas Chamber, Washington, D.C. grindcore band D.O.C., and Baltimore death-metal band Putrisect play a very loud bill at DisHaus. The Boban and Marko Markovic Orkestra performs Serbian folk music at Baltimore Soundstage. Don’t miss: frnkiero andthe cellabration, a band led by ex-My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero that just released an excellent debut album, plays the Metro Gallery with Modern Chemistry and The Raised By Wolves.
FRIDAY: The Royal Farms Arena (formerly Baltimore Arena) hosts the Hip Hop Legends Tour, with performers including DMX, Ja Rule, Rakim, EPMD, and Kool Moe Dee. Gypsy jazz group Hot Club Of Baltimore performs at The Cabaret at Germano’s with Chanteuse Alexis Tantau. WTMD in Towson will be displaying concert posters designed by frequent City Paper illustrator Alex Fine, in an event that will also feature musical performances by Jaabs and Sara Kryscio of Ms. Sara And The Help. Appetite For Destruction, Red White & Crüe, and Poison’d pay tribute to Guns ‘N Roses, Motley Crüe, and Poison, respectively, at Rams Head Live. The Cold Spring Jazz Quartet performs the music of 1940s and ’50s film noir at An die Musik Live. James Nasty’s Physical Education parties upstairs at the Ottobar while Super City and Gloria Adios perform downstairs. Mississippi garage-rock band Bass Drum Of Death plays the Metro Gallery with The People’s Temple. Don't miss: Baltimore dream-pop band Crimson Wave has a release party for its new 7-inch single at the Windup Space with other excellent local bands Wildhoney, Romantic States, and Boy Spit.
SATURDAY: Surprisingly popular career mumbler Citizen Cope headlines Rams Head Live. Daptone Records jazz/funk ensemble The Budos Band performs at Baltimore Soundstage. Danish punk band Iceage plays the Metro Gallery in support of its latest Matador Records album out this week, "Plowing Into The Field Of Love." The Ottobar holds a tribute and fundraiser for Tom Malenski, with early performances by Rodney Henry, Ole Blue Eyes, and Swarm the North, and late performances by Asthma Castle, Triac, Passage Between, and more. Don’t miss: Maryland jazz guitarist Tom Lagana celebrates both his birthday and a new album with a performance at An die Musik Live.
SUNDAY: The Ottobar holds the finals for Gorilla Music’s battle of the bands, with competitors including Ragged Mile, Body Thief, The Stone Wall Vessels, Party Poison, and more. The Roots Café, hosted by City Paper contributor Geoffrey Himes, welcomes singer-songwriters John Shock and Mike Barth to An die Musik Live. Don't miss: Baltimore soul band Sojourne gives an acoustic performance at The Cabaret at Germano’s.
MONDAY: Ziggy Marley, eldest scion of Bob, continues to carry the family legacy at Baltimore Soundstage. Rock legend Santana performs at the Lyric Opera House one night only to benefit the Living With Cancer Resource Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. 98 Rock’s Noise in the Basement showcases Baltimore bands at the Ottobar. Australian indie-folk band Boy & Bear plays the 8x10 with Run River North. K Records surf-rock band The Shivas from Portland performs at The Crown.
TUESDAY: Local synth-pop band and Short List buddies Jumpcuts open for Brooklyn jazz/post-punk band Slothrust at the Metro Gallery. Florida punk-pop band New Found Glory re-emerges from a hiatus and lineup change to tour for its latest album at Rams Head Live.
WEDNESDAY: Baltimore’s Abdu Ali and Schwarz and Jersey’s Kilbourne kick off their monthlong Motivational Tour at the Crown. Don't miss: Guy Blakeslee, the Baltimore-born leader of The Entrance Band, performs solo at the Metro Gallery.
IN THE WINGS: Bleachers will play suprisingly good songs written about Lena Dunham at Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 22. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call  244-0057.) New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends Raven play the Metro Gallery with Night Demon and DJ El Suprimo on Nov. 23. (For more information visit themetrogallery.net or call  244-0899.) The Queers and Dwarves, two veteran punk bands with varying opinions on using the definite article in their names, will both play the Ottobar on Nov. 25. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.) Also on Nov. 25, R&B songstress Chrisette Michele headlines Rams Head Live. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.)