The Short List: Rap Round Robin, Screaming Females, The Church, more

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WEDNESDAY: The 8x10 begins a Wednesday night DJ/producer residency, featuring Graham Hatke, Paul Palombo, and Mikie Love. Rockford, Illinois quartet Sleeze plays songs like 'They Saved Hitler’s Brain' at the Sidebar. Gaithersburg-born rapper Logic’s tour in support of his 2014 major label debut "Under Pressure" brings him back to Maryland for the first of two nights at The Fillmore Silver Spring. The reunited Juliana Hatfield Three play the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. Philadelphia instrumental power trio Stinking Lizaveta plays the Metro Gallery with Felix Martin and Dyse.

THURSDAY: Local indie pop Dreamcatcher plays the Sidebar with Brighter The Moon. Matthew Kenworthy sings the songs of Broadway at The Cabaret at Germano’s. Don't miss: Baltimore drone folk band Boat Water plays Zissimos Bar with Freaky J & The Bears, Invincible Summer, and more.

FRIDAY: Rap Round Robin, a deliriously entertaining concert that has happened sporadically in Baltimore’s underground hip-hop scene over the past decade, kicks off a national tour with a hometown gig at The Crown featuring local MCs like Height Keech, Eze Jackson, Symantyx, Drew Scott, and many more. Washington, D.C. ska institution The Pietasters headline Baltimore Soundstage withKill Lincoln and The Evokatones. The Lyric Opera House hosts One Night Of Queen, a tribute to the British rock quartet’s mighty catalog. Local rock trio Tony Nickolas & The Nicotines play the 8x10 with Belo Oso, Fiction 20 Down, and more. New York-based bebop guitarist Joshua Breakstone performs at The Cabaret at Germano’s. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents the North Carolina bluegrass ensemble Chatham County Line with The Herd of Mainstreet. Philly noise band Nightfall plays the Sidebar with Humanmania, Dronez, and more. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents “Shakespeare In Love,” a night of works inspired by the Bard including Tchaikovsky’s "Romeo and Juliet." PG County indie-pop trio Prinze George plays the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington. Don’t miss: Bmore Dilla’s ninth annual “Forever Shining” tribute to the late great hip-hop producer J Dilla at the Windup Space features appearances from his Slum Village groupmate Elzhi, Baltimore jazz legend Lafayette Gilchrist, and local rappers including Greenspan, Rickie Jacobs, and Tislam The Great.

SATURDAY: New Jersey rock trio Screaming Females play the Windup Space in support of their acclaimed new album, "Rose Mountain." Baltimore soul man Bosley plays the 8x10 with MH & His Orchestra. Annapolis roots rockers The Kings Of Crownsville play The Cabaret at Germano’s. Carpark Records, the Washington, D.C.-based label that has issued numerous great records by Baltimore artists, celebrates its 16th anniversary with a concert at DC9 featuring Lexie Mountain Boys, Adventure, Greys, Jimmy Whispers, and more. Also down in D.C., of Montreal headlines the 9:30 Club and Murder By Death play The Black Cat. Don't miss: KAHLON, the genre-bending music showcase curated by rapper Abdu Ali and City Paper contributor Lawrence Burney, returns to The Crown with Juliana Huxtable, Al Rogers Jr., Sunatirene, and more.

SUNDAY: The Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series at An die Musik Live, hosted by City Paper contributor Geoffrey Himes, features Dominick Murray, who has played Irish folk music with Celtic Thunder and was also, up until a few weeks ago, the secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. 

MONDAY: California psych rockers Cobalt Cranes play a free show at Holy Frijoles with locals Stars And The Sea. Australian alt-rock legends The Church headline the 9:30 Club. Don’t miss: R&B belter Jazmine Sullivan performs songs from her wonderful new album "Reality Show" at the Fillmore Silver Spring.

TUESDAY: Washington, D.C. piano pop band Jukebox the Ghost headlines the 9:30 Club on the occasion of the Interscope/Cherrytree Records reissue of its 2014 self-titled album.

WEDNESDAY: San Francisco-based band Moon Duo headlines the Metro Gallery in support of its new album "Shadow Of The Sun," out this week. It’s a big night for slide guitar in D.C., with Rocco DeLuca at the Black Cat and G. Love & Special Sauce at the 9:30 Club.

IN THE WINGS: Mobb Deep will be performing at Baltimore Soundstage on May 21, a few hours after the day’s Maryland Deathfest festivities, and Deathfest ticket holders will be allowed into the show for free to enjoy some more songs about violence from a different genre. (For more information visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call [410] 244-0057.) Retro guitar heroes George Thorogood and Brian Setzer will co-headline Pier Six Pavilion on May 31. (For more information visit piersixpavilion.com or call [410] 783-4189.) 'Take Me To Church' hitmaker Hozier will perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 20. (For more information visit merriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.) Mötley Crüe’s farewell tour will include one last trip to Baltimore, at Royal Farms Arena, on Aug. 26. (For more information visit baltimorearena.com or call [410] 347-2020.)

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