Baltimore City Paper

The Short List: Several Species, Weyes Blood, Death Cab for Cute, more

WEDNESDAY: Low Cut Connie, the Philadelphia rock band that was recently surprised to find itself on President Obama’s Spotify playlist, plays the Ottobar with The Stents and Mink Hollow. Bunk Buddha and Sol Frequency continue their Wednesday residency at the 8x10 with SOOHAN, Mr. Bill, and Bassdread. College Park punk band Broken Zippers play the Sidebar with Whiff and Loose Ends.

THURSDAY: New York City ska band Mephiskapheles plays the Ottobar in support of its first release since reuniting in 2012, a self-titled EP, with Hub City Stompers, The Evokatones, and Dead End Lane opening. Baltimore-based poet and musician Matthew Falk holds a release party at the Sidebar for his new chapbook, "Nihilist Kitsch." New York-based drummer and composer Paolo Cantarella leads a quartet at An die Musik Live. Singer-pianist Mark Nadler presents a one-man show at The Cabaret at Germano’s. Pennsylvania punk band Captain We’re Sinking plays the Charm City Art Space with In Between, Lilac Daze, and more. Chicago drone-metal band Locrian plays the Metro Gallery with Barbelith, Birth (Defects), and Curse

FRIDAY: The 8x10 holds a Patriots Day Hoedown with bluegrass from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Fried Pickin’, and the Hummingbyrds. Brazilian vocalist Cissa Paz makes her Baltimore debut at An die Musik Live. Ohio country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless plays the Ottobar with The Short List’s practice space roommates Among Wolves. British doom-metal band Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats headline Baltimore Soundstage. Warp Records producer Clark headlines the Metro Gallery with Benny Boeldt of Adventure.  Power Plant Live holds a Back From The Beach Bash with cover band Go Go Gadjet. Ten and RATM2 pay tribute to Pearl Jam and Rage Against The Machine, respectively, at Rams Head Live. Don’t miss: Jazz sludge-metal band Snakefeast, which features AK Slaughter rapper Aran Keating on saxophone, plays the Sidebar with Moon Tooth, Musket Hawk, and more.

SATURDAY: Weyes Blood, led by New York-based folk singer-songwriter Natalie Mering, performs at The Crown with Little Wings and Sick Lion. Baltimore soul band Sojourne plays a set at The Cabaret at Germano’s. City Paper contributor Geoffrey Himes hosts Roots Café’s The Night of 1000 Dylans at An die Musik Live, with singers including John Shock, Mike Barth, and Paul Margolis interpreting the Bob Dylan songbook. Austin garage-punk band OBN IIIs headline the Metro Gallery. The Ottobar holds a benefit for Mama Saray’s Food Track, with music by The Solicitors, The Gunson Roses, The 209 Band, and more. Oregon-based singer-songwriter ZZ Ward headlines Baltimore Soundstage with openers Marc Scibilia and The Young Wild. Pink Floyd tribute act Several Species shines on at Pier Six Pavilion. Alabama soul band St. Paul & The Broken Bones headline Rams Head Live. Montgomery County punk band Braceface plays the Sidebar with Dead End Lane, The Melon Farmers, and Hand In Hand. Reid Speed spins dubstep at the 8x10. The Metro Gallery hosts a screening of the punk documentary "Destroy Cleveland." Arts Barn in Gaithersburg’s Singer Songwriter Concert Series features a performance from Texas folk musician BettySoo. Ohio garage-rock band Heartless Bastards play the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. in support of their fantastic 2015 album "Restless Ones." Don't miss: Baltimore rapper B.Eveready performs at Taste Lounge with A-Mase and others.

SUNDAY: Death Cab For Cutie, whose Facebook page was recently hacked and filled with pornography, headlines Merriweather Post Pavilion. Chilean metal band Hetroertzen plays the Metro Callery with LvxCaelis and Ominous Resurrection. Don’t miss: The legendary Diana Ross performs her hits at Pier Six Pavilion. 

MONDAY: Northwest math-rock band The Fall Of Troy plays its 2005 album "Doppelgänger" in its entirety at the Ottobar. New Jersey metal band Old Wounds plays the Charm City Art Space with A Life Of Torment, Threads, and more. Nathan Hook, Alex Fournier, and Jonathan Baez perform in An die Musik’s Peabody Student Jazz showcase.

TUESDAY:  San Diego indie band The Donkeys headlines the Ottobar with Modern Nomad.

WEDNESDAY: Bethesda-born power-pop veteran Tommy Keene headlines the Metro Gallery. Don't miss: Seattle synth rock band Midday Veil performs at Holy Frijoles in support of its just-released album "This Wilderness."

IN THE WINGS: Reunited veteran punk band Down By Law plays the Metro Gallery on Oct. 12 with Radical Discharge, The Scandals, and more. (For more information visit or call [410] 244-0899.) British indie band Glass Animals is headed stateside this fall in support of their 2014 debut "Zaba," and will stop at Rams Head Live on Oct. 14. (For more information visit or call [410] 244-1131.) Finnish symphonic metal band Sonata Arctica plays Baltimore Soundstage on March 26, 2016. (For more information visit or call [410] 244-0057.)