WEDNESDAY: Pennsylvania's The Big Time and Chicago band 7 Minutes In Heaven play the Ottobar. Baroque cellist Wade Davis plays a concert of Bach suites at An die Musik Live. Fishhead Cantina holds an acoustic open-mic night. Folk pop duo Johnnyswim headlines Rams Head Live. Don't miss: Awesome local punk band Canker Blossom plays the Sidebar with Rooney's Shoe and Crab Legs.
THURSDAY: Kingsfoil, the indie band that Frankie Muniz played drums for until recently, plays the Ottobar with Dreamcatcher, Rookie of the Year, and Captive Son. New Orleans punk rockers and spoonerism enthusiasts Lock Robster & The Unidahmer play the Sidebar with Doom Siren and Nude Massacre. Gaithersburg punk band BraceFace plays the Charm City Art Space with Parasite Diet, Fur Coats, and Prince (presumably not the Prince you're thinking of). Local bands Feral Sway, Cleaner Association, and Lavender Tone play the Windup Space. Don't miss: Baltimore-based jazz pianist J.J. Wright performs at An die Musik Live to celebrate the release of his new album "Inward Looking Outward," which includes interpretations of songs written by Phil Collins and Jon Brion.
FRIDAY: The Creative Alliance at the Patterson celebrates the opening of the "Chicanismo y Latinismo" art show with a musical performance by Pablo Antonio y La Firma. Black Rose Metal Heart presents Face Melting Friday at the Sidebar, with Cab Ride Home, Feritas, Dead Iron, and more. The Yonder Mountain String Band jams on some bluegrass at Rams Head Live. Recently reunited '70s hard rockers Bang play the Metro Gallery with Satan's Satyrs and DJ El Suprimo. Local ska band The Evokatones plays the Ottobar with Swing Love, Ducru, and Capes. Christian rockers Ashes Remain headline Baltimore Soundstage with Black Angel Down opening. The Jake Silverman Hammond Organ Quintet performs at An die Musik Live. Don't miss: Hold on loosely to your tickets for the Maryland State Fair when .38 Special play their southern rock hits at the Timonium Fairgrounds.
SATURDAY: Influential New Zealand indie band The Clean headlines the Metro Gallery with Small Apartments and Expert Alterations opening. An die Musik Live hosts the third annual Jazz Clarinet Summit, with performances by Bob Jacobson, Todd Marcus, and more. Baltimore-based punk label Insubordination Records holds an "End of Summer Soiree" at the Sidebar. Chicago garage-rock band Shiloh plays Club K with Hybridbaby, Grayyling Sky, Easy Number, and more. High Voltage and kRush pay tribute to AC/DC and Rush, respectively, at Fishhead Cantina. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts the No Fuss And Feathers Road Show, a showcase of the singer-songwriters ellen cherry, Karyn Oliver, and Carolann Solebello. An all-star cast featuring members of R.E.M. and Wilco pays tribute to Big Star's seminal album "Third/Sister Lovers" at the 9:30 Club in Washington. Harford County lo-fi band Sailor's Mouth plays the Charm City Art Space with Aviator, Lovechild, and Abset. Don't miss: The Ottobar holds a Hardcore Cares benefit show, with Stout, Dead End Lane, Monger, and many more bands playing to help stop animal abuse and dog-fighting.
SUNDAY: The Ottobar hosts another Gorilla Music battle of the bands, with Yours Truly, Eminent Domain, Amber Sands, and many more competing for local rock supremacy. Portland, Oregon experimental band U SCO plays the Charm City Art Space with Kitsune Rad and Time Columns. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic play the 9:30 Club in Washington, the city for which they named their 1975 album "Chocolate City."
MONDAY: Noise In The Basement hosts an assortment of bands featured on the 98 Rock local showcase at the Ottobar. The Windup Space holds its industrial night, Kunst and Wahnsinn.
TUESDAY: Pennsylvania hard rockers Crobot play the Ottobar in support of their recent self-titled EP for Wind-up Records. Don't miss: '70s rock hitmakers Boston and '70s rock cult heroes Crack The Sky share the Pier Six Pavilion stage.
WEDNESDAY: California rockers Emily's Army play the Ottobar with Desert Sharks and Bad Seed Rising. Don't miss: Maryland doom legends Iron Man play the Sidebar with Vaporizer and Corpse Light.