WEDNESDAY: Local horror-punk band Dead End Lane plays the Charm City Art Space with Uzuhi, Clockbreaker, and The Street Parade. Oakland metal band Machine Head headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Bassist duo Julie Slick and Marco Machera perform at the 8x10. Deradoorian, the new solo project of Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian, opens for Zola Jesus at the Ottobar. Don't miss: Embody, A Festival of The Vocal Arts at the Windup Space features Wendel Patrick, LOVE the poet, and DJ Chuck Maddox.
THURSDAY: The Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women's Chorus and the Peabody's Children's Chorus join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 at the Meyerhoff. Newly formed local band Weather Dreams play their first Baltimore show at the Sidebar with Wander and Fury. Brooklyn cabaret punks World Inferno Friendship Society headline the Ottobar with Everymen, Moist, and Eli August & The Abandoned Buildings. Don't miss: Drew Daniel's brilliant reimagining of black metal via house music,The Soft Pink Truth, opens for Pharmakon at the Metro Gallery.
FRIDAY: "Face Melting Friday" at the Sidebar features Isenmore, Queen Wolf, Throwdown Syndicate, and more. Brickyard Road pays tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at Fishhead Cantina withNo Tell Motel and Kristy Wright. Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts 79-year-old rockabilly singer Sleepy LaBeef and the Stone Hill All-Stars. James Nasty's Physical Education at the Ottobar holds a Winter Party Meltdown with Mista Selecta and DJ Glittoris. Don't miss: Local hardcore band Turnstile holds a release party for its new album, "Nonstop Feeling," at the Metro Gallery with Down To Nothing, Incendiary, Blind Justice, and Protester.
SATURDAY: Anti-street-harrassment organization Hollaback! Baltimore holds a benefit at the Sidebar with Wet Brain, Friendbeast, Hive Bent, and more. R&B stars and Virginia nativesChris Brown and Trey Songz bring their co-headlining tour, Between The Sheets, to Royal Farms Arena. Washington, D.C.'s Karen Collins & The Backroads Band play old-fashioned honky-tonk country at The Cabaret at Germano's. Fiery Fiddles at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson features Ken & Brad Kolodner, Patrick McAvinue, Jim Eagan, and Daisy Castro. The Face Off Battle League presents a rap battle throwdown at the Atrium Event Center, with Troy Brown vs. Ammo Da Savage as the top-billed competition, as well as a featured performance from battle rap vet A-Class. Tryptophunk, a New Orleans supergroup featuring members of The Meters and Bonerama, plays the 8x10. Trailblazing metal bands Napalm Deathand Voivod co-headline Baltimore Soundstage. Washington, D.C. funk rock fusion band B Side Shuffle plays the Metro Gallery with The Northerners and Edjacated Phools. Rams Head Live presents Rock Your Bones with seven local bands, including Pale Discretion, Seventh Seal, and Cryptic Matter. Don't miss: Prolific Baltimore indie-rap vet Height Keech drops the "Height With Friends" moniker for the release of a new solo album, "Talk Singer," at the Windup Space with Gavin Riley Smoke Machine, Bookhouse, and special guests.
SUNDAY: Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando performs at the Black Cat in D.C. with Sara Johnston.
MONDAY: 98 Rock's Noise In The Basement features local bands at the Ottobar.
TUESDAY: Local indie rockers Infinite Honey play the Sidebar with Yairns and Drag Sounds. The Out Of Your Head Collective presents two sets of free improvisation, often with a conceptual twist, at the Windup Space.
WEDNESDAY: The SnoCore Tour, a winter alt-rock package tour still going strong since 1996, brings Flyleaf, Adelitas Way, and Framing Hanley to Rams Head Live. Local pop/rock bandsJoseph & The Beasts and Minimus The Poet play The Crown. Short List friends Us And Us Only play the Metro Gallery with Alex G and Teen Suicide. The Baltimore Boom Bap Society lays down beats and rhymes at the Windup Space.