The Short List: The Soft Pink Truth, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Wet Brain, and more

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WEDNESDAY: Local horror-punk band Dead End Lane plays the Charm City Art Space with UzuhiClockbreaker, and The Street Parade. Oakland metal band Machine Head headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Bassist duo Julie Slick and Marco Machera perform at the 8x10. Deradoorian, the new solo project of Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian, opens for Zola Jesus at the Ottobar. Don't miss: Embody, A Festival of The Vocal Arts at the Windup Space features Wendel PatrickLOVE the poet, and DJ Chuck Maddox.

THURSDAY: The Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women’s Chorus and the Peabody’s Children’s Chorus join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 at the Meyerhoff. Newly formed local band Weather Dreams play their first Baltimore show at the Sidebar with Wander and Fury. Brooklyn cabaret punks World Inferno Friendship Society headline the Ottobar with Everymen, Moist, and Eli August & The Abandoned Buildings. Don’t miss: Drew Daniel’s brilliant reimagining of black metal via house music,The Soft Pink Truth, opens for Pharmakon at the Metro Gallery.

FRIDAY: “Face Melting Friday” at the Sidebar features IsenmoreQueen WolfThrowdown Syndicate, and more. Brickyard Road pays tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at Fishhead Cantina withNo Tell Motel and Kristy Wright. Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts 79-year-old rockabilly singer Sleepy LaBeef and the Stone Hill All-StarsJames Nasty’s Physical Education at the Ottobar holds a Winter Party Meltdown with Mista Selecta and DJ Glittoris. Don’t miss: Local hardcore band Turnstile holds a release party for its new album, “Nonstop Feeling,” at the Metro Gallery with Down To NothingIncendiaryBlind Justice, and Protester.

SATURDAY: Anti-street-harrassment organization Hollaback! Baltimore holds a benefit at the Sidebar with Wet BrainFriendbeastHive Bent, and more. R&B stars and Virginia nativesChris Brown and Trey Songz bring their co-headlining tour, Between The Sheets, to Royal Farms Arena. Washington, D.C.’s Karen Collins & The Backroads Band play old-fashioned honky-tonk country at The Cabaret at Germano’s. Fiery Fiddles at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson features Ken & Brad KolodnerPatrick McAvinueJim Eagan, and Daisy Castro. The Face Off Battle League presents a rap battle throwdown at the Atrium Event Center, with Troy Brown vs. Ammo Da Savage as the top-billed competition, as well as a featured performance from battle rap vet A-ClassTryptophunk, a New Orleans supergroup featuring members of The Meters and Bonerama, plays the 8x10. Trailblazing metal bands Napalm Deathand Voivod co-headline Baltimore Soundstage. Washington, D.C. funk rock fusion band B Side Shuffle plays the Metro Gallery with The Northerners and Edjacated Phools. Rams Head Live presents Rock Your Bones with seven local bands, including Pale DiscretionSeventh Seal, and Cryptic Matter. Don’t miss: Prolific Baltimore indie-rap vet Height Keech drops the “Height With Friends” moniker for the release of a new solo album, “Talk Singer,” at the Windup Space with Gavin Riley Smoke MachineBookhouse, and special guests.

SUNDAY: Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando performs at the Black Cat in D.C. with Sara Johnston.

MONDAY: 98 Rock’s Noise In The Basement features local bands at the Ottobar.

TUESDAY: Local indie rockers Infinite Honey play the Sidebar with Yairns and Drag SoundsThe Out Of Your Head Collective presents two sets of free improvisation, often with a conceptual twist, at the Windup Space.

WEDNESDAY: The SnoCore Tour, a winter alt-rock package tour still going strong since 1996, brings FlyleafAdelitas Way, and Framing Hanley to Rams Head Live. Local pop/rock bandsJoseph & The Beasts and Minimus The Poet play The Crown. Short List friends Us And Us Only play the Metro Gallery with Alex G and Teen Suicide. The Baltimore Boom Bap Society lays down beats and rhymes at the Windup Space.

IN THE WINGS: The Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival will return to Druid Hill Park on April 25 with performers including The Travelin’ McCourysFrank SolivanThe Seldom Scene,Grand Ole Ditch, and Bumper Jacksons. (For more information visit charmcitybluegrass.com or call [888] 996-4774.) Divisive pop rapper Iggy Azalea will headline Royal Farms Arena on May 13 with a couple of very talented opening acts, Nick Jonas and Tinashe. (For more information visit baltimorearena.com or call [410] 347-2020.) The Boys Of Zummer Tour, in which rock stars Fall Out Boy and rapper Wiz Khalifa bond over a shared love of skinny jeans and hair dye, comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 27. (For more information visitmerriweathermusic.com or call [410] 715-5550.) Broadway vet and "Frozen" soundtrack star Idina Menzel will perform at the Hippodrome on July 8. (For more information visit france-merrickpac.com or call [410] 837-7400.)

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