The Short List: The New Pornographers, Kacey Musgraves, Foghound, and more

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WEDNESDAY: Local hip-hop duo Bass. Love. Treble performs a charity show at Looney’s in College Park. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington.   

THURSDAY: Canadian indie-rock power players The New Pornographers headline Rams Head Live. R&B slow-jam masters Mint Condition sing their ’90s hits at Baltimore Soundstage. Local indie-rock trio Balkan Falcon plays the Ottobar with Lovebug Junkies3rd Grade Friends, and Auxiliary Mammals. DFA Records producer and multi-instrumentalist Sinkane performs at the Patterson Theater. Baltimore experimental metal band The Wayward plays the Sidebar with Bassoon. Michigan dream-pop band His Name Is Alive plays the Black Cat in Washington on a tour celebrating its 25th anniversary. Don't miss: Local studio The Lineup Room’s Bmore BeatClub comes to a new venue, Terra Café, with producers Mighty MarkDrew Scott, and Leginproviding the soundtrack.

FRIDAY: 99 ½ Blues Band and Los Swamp Monsters play a blue Valentine show at Donna’s Tavern & Restaurant in Dundalk. Foghound plays fuzzed-out riffs at the Metro Gallery withCarouselOld IndianCold Blue Mountain, and Mantis Toboggan. Hip-hop DJs Harvey DentDJ Osagie, and DJ Addikt break out their record crates for “B-Boys, B-Girls, and Vinyl . . . OH MY!” at the Windup Space. Baltimore-born pianist Benny Russell leads a trio at An die Musik Live. String band Old Buck picks and grins at the Patterson Theater. West Virginia jazz singer and “America’s Got Talent” champion Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. headlines Baltimore Soundstage. The Sidebar hosts a Baltimore Free Farm benefit concert featuring the Highland Hill Boys,Coat Rack Keener, and Grass Grinder. Don’t miss: Gypsy jazz group Hot Club Of Baltimore runs through romantic selections from Edith Piaf and Ella Fitzgerald with guest chanteuse Alexis Tantau at The Cabaret at Germano’s.

SATURDAY: Local label Space Is The Place Records takes over the Metro Gallery for “Space Is The Place . . . For Lovers” with Baltimore club vet Debonair Samir, hip-hop duo Bond St. DistrictEllie HerringKate Boss, and more. Showspace and Unregistered Nurse booking present a Valentine’s Day Dance Party at the Ottobar to benefit A Moveable Feast, featuring DJ sets by William Cashion of Future Islands and Jana Hunter of Lower Dens. Jazz vocalist Tessa Souter and pianist Alan Blackman perform at An die Musik Live. Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents a night of yoga and live music with Charm City Yoga and artist and cellist Paul Rucker. The Windup Space hosts a “This Is Baltimore” local music showcase. “The Voice” contestantTony Lucca performs at Eutaw Place, with a free wine tasting included with the show. Don't miss: Kacey Musgraves, whose 2013 debut "Same Trailer Different Park" was one of the finest country albums in recent memory, headlines Rams Head Live. 

SUNDAY: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents a night of Bach at the Meyerhoff. Gorilla Music presents the Baltimore Battle of the Bands at the Ottobar. Roots Café, hosted by City Paper contributor Geoffrey Himes, brings Steve Johnson and Tony Denikos to An die Musik Live. Illinois pop-punk band Ship Captain Crew plays Charm City Art Space with K Sean Long,Suburbs, and Maid Myriad. Don’t miss: Gap Band frontman and hip-hop hook singer Charlie Wilson headlines Royal Farms Arena with fellow R&B balladeers Kem and Joe

MONDAY: The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents Love Songs of the Presidents, a merging of Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day with the Dan Meyer Choir. 98 Rock’s Noise In The Basement features local bands at the Ottobar. Don’t miss: R&B songstress K. Michelle headlines Rams Head Live in support of her fantastic new album "Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?"

TUESDAY: It’s Aaron Carter’s party at Baltimore Soundstage, and he suggests that you come get it. 

WEDNESDAY: Prhyme, the duo composed of hip-hop veterans DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9", comes to Baltimore Soundstage with Baltimore’s Kane Mayfield opening. Buffalo, New York post-hardcore band The Bunny The Bear plays the Ottobar with Minds Like Mirrors

IN THE WINGS: Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, the latest vehicle for the erstwhile Stone Temple Pilots frontman, comes to the Ottobar on March 13. (For more information visittheottobar.com or call [410] 662-0069.) Christian rap superstar Toby Mac performs at SECU Arena at Towson University on March 27. (For more information visit towson.edu/secuarena/com or call [855] 888-4437.) Creative Differences will bring Detroit-based jazz drummer Gerald Cleaver to the Windup Space to perform with trumpter Dave Ballou on April 9. (For more information visit thewindupspace.com or call [410] 244-8855.) The women of hard-rock radio invade Baltimore on May 2 when Halestorm and The Pretty Reckless co-headline Pier Six Pavilion. (For more information visit piersixpavilion.com or call [410] 783-4189.)

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