The lowdown -- Monday, the Sidebar Tavern hosts Girls Rock Girls Rule Fest. The female-centric lineup includes Odd Girl Out, Grandma's Mini, Emiko, Loki the Grump, RewBee and headliner G Spot. Expect some driving punk rock delivered with plenty of moxie.
If you go -- Doors open at 8 p.m. For ticket prices and more information, call 410-659-4130 or go to sidebartavern.com. The venue is at 218 E. Lexington
St.STS9 at Sonar
The lowdown -- West Coast electro-jammers Sound Tribe Sector 9 come to Sonar's main stage Saturday. The band's sometimes-spacy grooves are anchored by break-beat rhythms and a cohesive percussion section. Its fan base is loyal and follows the band across the country, and the group's vibrant lighting display and tight musicianship make for a solid live show.
If you go -- Doors open at 8 p.m. The club is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Tickets are $21 and include access to the club stage and lounge. Call 410-327-8333 or go to sonarbaltimore.com.
WZT Hearts' CD release
The lowdown -- Four-piece experimental ambient group WZT Hearts has a new album out called Threads Rope Spell Making Your Bones. Saturday is the official CD release party at the recently reopened Talking Head.
If you go -- Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. The venue is at 203 Davis St. $7. Go to talkingheadclub.com.