WEDNESDAY: The entire founding lineup of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is back in harmony at the Baltimore Soundstage. The Showcase Artists Series at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts welcomes alternative-funk band the Farewell Drifters. Pennsylvania metalcore band This or the Apocalypse plays the Ottobar with the Air I Breathe and Honour Crest. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and UV Hippo jam out at the 8x10. Freak folkie Wooden Wand plays the Metro Gallery. Nippon Motion welcomes special guest DJ Mikinu to the Sidebar. Don't miss: Intriguing Baltimore lo-fi outfit Romantic States play tracks from their just-released album Vessels of Devils at Club K, with the Big Ship and Ghost.
THURSDAY: Reunited Boston post-punk legends Mission of Burma plays the Ottobar with reunited Baltimore post-punk legends Liquor Bike. Cris Jacobs, formerly of the Bridge, performs at the Still. Aptly named one-man band That 1 Guy plays the 8x10 with Wolff. June Star performs an acoustic set at Joe Squared Station North. Jersey punk Mikey Erg plays the Metro Gallery with Dead Mechanical and Sick Sick Birds. Secret best pop star in the game Pink headlines the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Don't miss: Baltimore poet Chris Toll, who passed away last September, is memorialized with a night of poetry and Bob Dylan songs at the Windup Space.
FRIDAY: The Recher Theatre's days are numbered for hosting live music, but one of the best shows you can still catch before the Towson venue is closed and reinvented features soulful locals the Deep Search and Bosley. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents Let's Do It Spike Lee Style, a multimedia tribute to the filmmaker that includes jazz from Jimmy Wilson and hip-hop from OOH and Jahiti of Brown F.I.S.H. Celtic guitar god Robin Bullock has a St. Paddy's Day celebration at An die Musik. Penny Pistolero plays alt-country at Joe Squared Station North. Fools and Horses frontman-gone-solo Matt Hutchison plays the 8x10 with Sons of Bill and Bret Mosley. Don't miss: Llamadon, a pizza-party event at the Bell Foundry, features beats and/or rhymes from Braider, Disturbed Individuals, and more.
SATURDAY: O'Malley's March, with our Governor back in front of the mic, will celebrate St. Paddy's Day at the Patterson. The Sidebar holds a the Clash vs. the Jam tribute night, with covers from Sovereign Sound System, Idle Gossip, the Cheap Hoods, friends of the Short List Thee Lexington Arrows, and more. Internationally renowned jazz pianist Eri Yamamoto performs at An die Musik. MAGFest presents Game over Baltimore, with arcade games and live music from Rare Candy and Random Battles. The Legwarmers take hits from the '80s and make them sound so crazy at Rams Head Live. The Ariel Wickham Group plays jazz at Joe Squared Station North. Virginia singer-songwriter Sam Cregger performs the Charm City Art Space with Jay Ackley and the Woolly Moon. Baltimore quartet Batworth Stone plays the Windup Space. Adverse Attraction and Second Impulse play downstairs at the Ottobar, while Bastards of Reality play Black Sabbath covers upstairs. Don't miss: The 12th annual MammoJam Music Festival raises funds for breast cancer screening and treatment at the 8x10 with the Mike Dillon Band, Nelly's Echo, Bosley, and more.
SUNDAY: Master, Sacrificial Slaughter, and Fisthammer bring the metal to the Ottobar. Don't miss: Drive-By Truckers and the Old 97's team up for a twangy twofer at Rams Head Live.
MONDAY: Screamo locals Tigerscout plays the Charm City Art Space with Prawn and Have Mercy.
TUESDAY: Milwaukee's Narrow Hearts headline the Sidebar with Left Behind and Consumed with Hatred.
WEDNESDAY: Blinding Eye Dog drinks beer and plays punk rock at the Sidebar with Fisticuffs and the Clamors. Krestovsky plays acoustic at Joe Squared Station North.
IN THE WINGS: Towson University's Towson Center will get emo with Pierce the Veil and Baltimore County's own All Time Low on April 28. (For more information, visit towson.edu or call  704-2787.) Rock And Roll Hall of Famer Percy Sledge will sing at the Meyerhoff on May 11. (For more information, visit bsomusic.org or call  783-8000.) The Preakness InfieldFest at Pimlico Race Course has announced its 2013 headliners, pop-rap sensations Pitbull and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who will perform on May 18. (For more information, visit preakness.com or call  542-9400.) Indie-rock big dogs the National and Dirty Projectors will play Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 6. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.)