Skid Row's Sebastian Bach headlines Rams Head Live on July 7.
Skid Row's Sebastian Bach headlines Rams Head Live on July 7. (J.M. Giordano)

WEDNESDAY: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, delayed from its original May date by the Baltimore Uprising, will finally take place at the Meyerhoff tonight. The Evokatones skank the night away at the Sidebar with Dead End Lane, Community Service, Rooney's Shoe, and Hand In Hand.

THURSDAY: Indiana folk rockers Houndmouth headline WTMD's First Thursday Concert this month at Canton Waterfront Park, with Scars On 45 and Ryley Walker also playing. Northwestern sludge grunge pioneers The Melvins play the Ottobar in support of their 2014 album "Hold It In," with Le Butcherettes opening. Florida punk band Bad Luck and Indiana punk band Sudden Suspension bring their summer tour together to the Metro Gallery, with Take Care, Westfield, and Suburbs. The Hood Internet, whose mash-ups of indie rock and hip-hop were so edgy in 2007, spins at the 8x10. North Carolina punk band Sinai Vessel plays the Charm City Art Space with locals Sailor's Mouth, Sister City, and Class Picture. Don't miss: Sibling country trio The Band Perry play their morbid hits 'If I Die Young' and 'Better Dig Two' at Pier Six Pavilion.


FRIDAY: One Koast Entertainment kicks off the Fourth of July weekend with The Independence Eve Meltdown at Rams Head Live, with performances by Survival of the Sickest, From Nothing, Cryptic Matter, The Electric Prophets, and more. The Metro Gallery hosts Phenomenon: A Celebration of No Wave, Post Punk, Mutant Disco and More with Anastasia Crisis and Christian Sturgis. The annual Baltimore Punx Picnic returns to the Sidebar with Mea Culpa, The Sicks, Station, and more.

SATURDAY: Annapolis roots rockers Kings of Crownsville play The Cabaret at Germano's. Don't miss: Foo Fighters celebrate their 20th anniversary with a blowout at RFK Stadium in Washington with Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J, Trouble Funk, Buddy Guy, and more.

SUNDAY: Say Anything sets frontman Max Bemis' logorrheic oversharing to catchy riffs and killer choruses at Baltimore Soundstage with Modern Baseball and Cymbals Eat Guitars. Don't miss: The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents an evening with Baltimore's world-renowned author and musical researcher Ian Nagoski and some records from his incredible collection.

MONDAY: Belgian punk band Surge Of Fury stops by the Charm City Art Space on its current trek through America, with CDC, Queensway, High Water, and Iron Price. Terrible alt-rock crossover stars Imagine Dragons soldier through their sophomore slump, still playing big venues on the strength of their first album, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Jim Adkins (of Jimmy Eat World) and J. Robbins (of Jawbox and Burning Airlines) go solo at the Metro Gallery. Early English punk band Slaughter & The Dogs play the Ottobar.

TUESDAY: Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach headlines Rams Head Live. Quebecois math emo band Gulfer plays the Charm City Art Space with People Like You, Body Thief, and Fine, Fine. Another Canadian emo band, Vancouver's Marianas Trench, headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Local acoustic alt-rock solo project My Heart, My Anchor plays the Sidebar with Cross Town Train, Sailor's Mouth, Krispy Kareem, and Take Care. The Out Of Your Head Collective presents two sets of free-form improvised music at The Windup Space. Seattle punk legends Mudhoney play the Black Cat in D.C.  Don't miss: Philadelphia psych-rock band Creepoid plays the Ottobar in support of its new album released last week, "Cemetery Highrise Slum."

WEDNESDAY: Broadway vet and "Frozen" voice-cast star Idina Menzel lets it go at the Hippodrome. Baltimore instrumental band DELTAnine continues its weekly residency at the 8x10 throughout the month of July. Raekwon celebrates his landmark 1995 solo debut "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. . ." with the album's co-star, Ghostface Killah, at the Fillmore Silver Spring. Baltimore noisecore trio Castration Rite plays the Sidebar with Electro Insides.

IN THE WINGS: On Aug. 29, Pier Six Pavilion will host Windjammer, an all-day festival to benefit the Believe in Music education program in Baltimore, with an absurdly stacked lineup of great local acts including Future Islands, Beach House, Dan Deacon, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, and Bond St. District. (For more information visit or call [410] 783-4189.) Country singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson will come to Rams Head Live on Sept. 25 in support of his acclaimed 2014 album "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music." (For more information visit or call [410] 244-1131.) The Who's farewell tour, for the 50th anniversary of the band's debut (and the 33rd anniversary of its first farewell tour), comes to the Verizon Center in Washington on Nov. 1. (For more information visit or call [202] 628-3200.)