The Short List: Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Noisem, more
By By Al Shipley
Apr 08, 2015 | 2:09 AM
WEDNESDAY: Los Angeles indie-pop singer-songwriter Colleen Green performs at the Metro Gallery with Upset, DJ Dad Weed, and Sweepstakes. New Jersey hardcore band Old Wounds play the Charm City Art Space with Go Deep, Bereave, and Earth & Stone. Boston punk band OC45 plays the Sidebar with Ain't No Mountain High Enough. Diarrhea Planet doesn't care how terrible its name is at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. Don't miss: The Windup Space hosts an evening with the Baltimore trioMicrokingdom.
THURSDAY: Bmore BeatClub, a hip-hop production mixer and open mic at Terra Café presented by local studio The Lineup Room, features Wendel Patrick, J8S, and more. Creative Differences presents trios led by Detroit-based jazz drummer Gerald Cleaver and Baltimore trumpeter Dave Ballou at The Windup Space. The first of two nights of the Artscape Sound Off Live Competition is held at the Metro Gallery, with local acts performing for the chance to get a spot at the Artscape festival this July. Matt Pond PA plays the Ottobar for the 10th anniversary of its 2005 album "Several Arrows Later" with opener Young Buffalo. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony at the Meyerhoff. Alexis Tantau sings Cole Porter at An die Musik Live. Maryland/Virginia rock trio The Wayward plays the Sidebar with Yeesh. Boston hip-hop band Aer headlines Baltimore Soundstage with Jez Dior and Packy. Jazz pianist and vocalist Diane Marino performs at The Cabaret at Germano's. Don't miss: Stevie Wonder performs his landmark 1976 album "Songs In The Key Of Life" in its entirety at Royal Farms Arena.
FRIDAY: Reunited Rockville band Dog Fashion Disco plays the Ottobar with Beebs. An die Musik Live screens the 1921 silent film "The Three Musketeers" with a live score of French renaissance music performed by Hesperus. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents the 4th Annual Irish Trad Fest, with performers including James Kelly, Kevin Crawford, and festival founder Laura Byrne. California alt-rock band Swimmers, who were known for a decade until recently as Emily's Army, perform at the Sidebar. Canadian indie-pop band Stars headline Rams Head Live. Don't miss: The Windup Space hosts David Lynchfest X, with all manners of Lynch-related entertainment, including music from Badalamenti Project, Eraserheadbaby, DJ Diane, and more.
SATURDAY: Baltimore-based bass clarinetist Todd Marcus leads his quartet at An die Musik Live. Local art-rock band RÊVE plays the Metro Gallery with The Go Around and more. Veteran political rappers Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique co-headline Baltimore Soundstage. Brazilian tap dancer Leo Sandoval and American bassist Greg Richardson come together for "Music From The Sole" at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Jack Russell's Great White, which is the current lineup of the '80s metal band and not some kind of terrier, plays Fish Head Cantina. Local thrash band Queen Wolf plays the Windup Space with Infinite Knives and Wet Brain. Washington, D.C. death-metal band Summer's End plays the Sidebar with The Sonic Creeps, Enemy Insects, and more. Local quartet Civil City plays the Ottobar in support of its new single "Selfish." Funk fusion bands Kung Fu and Twiddle plays Rams Head Live. Local death/thrash-metal band Noisem plays Charm City Art Space. Baltimore-based avant electro genius Dan Deacon stops through the area on his world tour in support of his new album "Gliss Riffer" and headlines the 9:30 Club in D.C. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is still No. 1 at the Black Cat. Don't miss: The one and only Bob Dylan's never-ending tour once again stops through Baltimore for a concert at the Lyric Opera House.
SUNDAY:OK Go perform at Rams Head Live without the viral video props. Baltimore's Sarah Sullivan & The New Old Fashioneds play jazz standards at The Windup Space. Massachusetts alt-rock band The Venetia Fair plays the Ottobar with The Great Heights Band, Take Care, and more.
MONDAY: An die Musik Live's showcase of Peabody jazz students features bassist Alex Fournier, percussionist Jonathan Baez, and more.
TUESDAY: Georgia-based songwriter Zach Deputy plays and loops multiple instruments at the 8x10. Brad Linde's STRAIGHTHORN, a soprano-saxophone quartet celebrating the centennial of Billy Strayhorn's birth, performs at An die Musik Live. Ohio indie-folk band The Lighthouse and the Whaler play the Metro Gallery with Blind Man Leading. Baltimore alt-rock band The Last Year, who just released the very catchy single "Mania," plays backstage at the Black Cat in D.C. with Sick Of Sarah.
WEDNESDAY: Texas folk-rock band Whiskey Shivers play Holy Frijoles with The Swedish Fist and Robert "Fireball" Mitchell.
IN THE WINGS: Preakness InfieldFest at Pimlico Race Course covers all the rap, EDM, and country bases this year with Childish Gambino, Armin van Buuren, and Easton Corbin on May 16. (For more information visit preakness.com or call  542-9400.) The third wave of '90s nostalgia brings third-wave ska bands Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish to Baltimore Soundstage on June 5. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call  244-0057.) Huey Lewis & The News play hits that have held up better than your tired Patrick Bateman quotes at Pier Six Pavilion on June 21. (For more information visit piersixpavilion.com or call  783-4189.)