WEDNESDAY: Flyleaf and Adelitas Way headline the Snocore Winter Music Tour, which comes to Rams Head Live with Framing Hanley and Fit For Rivals. Boston indie rockers The Field Effect play the Sidebar with The Color & The Effect. Local lo-fi punks Teen Suicide play the Metro Gallery withAlex G and Us And Us Only. Short List friends Minimus The Poet play The Crown with Joseph & The Beasts. The Baltimore Boom Bap Society throws its monthly underground hip-hop party at the Windup Space.
THURSDAY: Zoso pays tribute to Led Zeppelin at Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover. San Francisco dance producer Viceroy plays feel-good jams at the 9:30 Club in Washington. Don't miss: Artistland and Glitter Thighs, partially organized by CP contributor Michael Farley, kick off "Queer-ology," a new monthly LGBT film and dance party series at The Crown, with music provided by Mighty Mark, Schwarz, and TT The Artist.
FRIDAY: The Ottobar celebrates Bob Marley's birthday with Unity Reggae Band, Strykers Posse, The Scotch Bonnets, and DJ Rasta Rod. Cris Jacobs of The Bridge plays a night of bluegrass at The Cabaret at Germano's with fiddler Patrick McAvinue and banjo player Mike Munford. Prolific Baltimore rapper Skarr Akbar throws a release party for his new album "Passion, Pain & Progress" at The Circuit in Essex, Maryland with opening acts Greenspan, Tha Profitt, and more. Local metalcore band Void Of Kings also holds an album release party at Baltimore Soundstage with Carthage,Dregs, Ensnared Humanity, I Plead Insanity, and Start The Scene. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts blues veteran Guy Davis. South Dakota singer-songwriter Rachel Ries performs at the Windup Space with Party Bones. PSYCH'D, an audio/visual experience at The Crown, features music from Hi$to, No Sir E, Destrukshawn, TT The Artist, and more. Baltimore-based jazz vocalist/flutist Rhonda Robinson performs at An die Musik Live. Piano great Garrick Ohlsson plays Rachmaninoff and Respighi with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerhoff tonight and tomorrow night. Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute moonwalks into Rams Head Live. Don't miss: The amazing Baltimore feminist punk band War On Women holds a release party for its first full-length album at the Metro Gallery with Big Mouth.
SATURDAY: The celebrations of Bob Marley's birthday continue with Yellow Dubmarine at the Patterson Theater. Sheeeeeit: Clay Davis, a band named after "The Wire's" memorable crooked Baltimore politician, plays the Sidebar with Drugs Of Faith and Enemy Insects. Local throwback rockersAMFMS play the Metro Gallery with What Moon Things and Skull Theft. The BANANAS party at the Windup Space features bass music from Jubilee and Lady Prowl + Lara. Local Grateful Dead tribute band Better Off Dead plays the 8x10. The No Scrubs dance party remembers the '90s at Rams Head Live. An die Musik Live hosts a celebration of African-American composers, performed by pianist James Weidman. Don't miss: Local supergroup Plurals (featuring members of Squaaks, Buttsteak, and Gunwife Gone, including CP contibutor Rachel Anne Warren) holds a vinyl album release party at the Ottobar with City Paper's own Baynard Woods' band Barnyard Sharks.
SUNDAY: New Orleans sludge-metal vets Eyehategod play the Ottobar with Saint Vitus and the Cro-Mags. New Jersey hardcore band Every Minute Can Kill plays the Fishhead Cantina. Don't miss: The Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society brings septuagenarian saxophonist Houston Person to the Baltimore Museum of Art to play selections from his acclaimed 2014 album "The Melody Lingers On."
MONDAY: The Ottobar has live bands for the Noise In The Basement showcase downstairs and DJs playing loud riffs at the Metal Monday party upstairs.
TUESDAY: Florida post-punk band Hypoluxo plays the Sidebar with Washa, King Clone and Naked. J Pope And Funk Friday bring the funk to the Ottobar with Sidewalk Chalk, Black Root, and DJ James Nasty.
WEDNESDAY: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, led by the ex-frontman of the recently disbanded Black Crowes, plays the 9:30 Club in Washington.