The Short List: Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Jason Alexander, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, more
By By Al Shipley
Jan 20, 2015 | 3:16 PM
WEDNESDAY: Brooklyn art-metal band Kayo Dot headlines the Metro Gallery with Genevieve and Naked. Local hardcore band Blackwolf Beach plays the Sidebar with The Combs, Ruby Buff, and The Gold-Bug. Flow Tribe brings the funk at the 8x10. Marilyn Manson, still going door-to-door trying to shock people, stops by The Fillmore Silver Spring.
THURSDAY: Christian metalcore band August Burns Red plays Baltimore Soundstage with Miss May I, Northlane, and Erra. The Sidebar has a bill of old-fashioned rock from local bands Lisa Doll & The Rock N Roll Romance, Thee Lexington Arrows, and Hairspray Blues. Groovy Baltimore rock bank Bond & Bentley plays the 8x10 with Atlas Road Crew. New Jersey indie band Hodera plays the Charm City Art Space with Entropy. DJ Normal spins music from 1999 upstairs at the Ottobar. South African electronic duo Goldfish headlines Rams Head Live with SOOHAN and Mr. Bonkerz. Don't miss: Ed Schrader's Music Beat does its very unique thing at the Metro Gallery with Yonatan Gat,Paperhaus, and Post Pink.
FRIDAY: The latest cover-themed benefit show for the Charm City Art Space features Braceface (in the musical guise of The Descendants), Schroeder (as Blink-182), Rooney's Shoe (as Against Me!), and more. Virginia gospel and soul legends The Holmes Brothers perform at the Patterson Theater. Multi-talented "Seinfeld" star and Broadway vet Jason Alexander sings with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerhoff for three nights beginning tonight. YouTube comedy rap weirdos Turquoise Jeep headline the Ottobar. The Windup Space features a bill of very loud local bandsSpecial People, Lifetime Shitlist, and ratboiler with West Virginia's Black Blizzard. Horror-punk band The Sonic Creeps plays the Fishhead Cantina with The Electric Prophets and The Collaterals. Jazz pianist Mark Meadows leads his quartet at An die Musik Live. Don't miss: City Beats, a benefit for Moveable Feast at the Metro Gallery, features forward-thinking local hip-hop acts DDm, Eze Jackson, Femi The DriFish, Kane Mayfield, and more.
SATURDAY: '90s local rock kings Jimmie's Chicken Shack play Rams Head Live with Egypt, Onespot Fringehead, and The Fishermen Band. Mount Airy rockers Broken Choice play Fishhead Cantina with Timeconsumer, StarFight,Runaway Shadow, and Reaction. Old-timey music duo Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle perform at the Creative Alliance. The Benito Gonzalez Trio plays world fusion jazz at An die Musik Live. Virginia death-metal bandShort Bus PileUp plays the Sidebar with Ground, Splitwig, Cryptodira, Universal Remonster, and Gnarkillian Battlecruiser. FLATOUT at the Windup Space will feature DJ sets from Neuport and Abdu Ali and a performance from Philly rapper Asaad. Acclaimed indie band Parquet Courts plays the Ottobar with D.C. punks Priests and Baltimore instrumental band Horse Lords. Nashville electro duo Cherub headlines Baltimore Soundstage with Mystery Skullsand ForteBowie. Don't miss: Trio Caliente blends flamenco, pop, and Brazilian jazz at The Cabaret at Germano's.
SUNDAY: Brooklyn experimental metal band Sannhet plays the Metro Gallery with Downfall Of Gaia and set and setting. The 8x10 hosts Kids Rock (as in a children-oriented music program, not the old guy who calls himself Kid Rock). New Jersey electronic group Nevada Rose performs at Fishhead Cantina with The Paramedic. City Paper contributor Geoffrey Himes hosts the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series at An die Musik Live featuring The Patapsco Delta Boys'Tom Chalkley (also a City Paper contributor) and Bob Friedman. Gary and Nuno get the band back together at Baltimore Soundstage for Extreme's tour for the 25th anniversary of "Pornograffitti."
MONDAY: Local indie bands Lucian Freud and Soft Peaks play The Crown. The Windup Space hosts the Kunst und Wahnsinn monthly industrial-music night.
TUESDAY: Boston indie-pop band The Coward Flowers play the Sidebar with Cursing Spree, Heavenly Nobodies, and Rattlewood. Don't miss: The Downtown Cultural Arts Center hosts an Aquarius-themed edition of Organic Soul Revolution with performers including Olu Butterfly and Jahiti of Brown F.I.S.H.
WEDNESDAY: Japanese pop-punk band Uzuhi plays the Charm City Art Space with Dead End Lane, Clockbreaker, and The Street Parade. Art-pop singer-songwriter Zola Jesus headlines the Ottobar with Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors opening.
IN THE WINGS: On Feb. 20 and 21, the Frozen Harbor Music Festival will bring more than a hundred bands, includingRDGLDGRN, The Cheaters, Jah Works, and RaceCarBed, to Rams Head Live and several other Inner Harbor venues. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) Swans will play Baltimore Soundstage on March 25 in support of their acclaimed 2014 album "To Be Kind." (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call 244-0057.) Crosby, Stills & Nash, without Young and without youth, will perform at the Hippodrome on May 10. (For more information visit france-merrickpac.com or call  837-7400.)