WEDNESDAY: Local pop-punk quintet the Clamors play the Sidebar with Blinding Eye Dog and Fisticuffs. Alabama rockers BoomBox headlines Baltimore Soundstage. The soon-to-be-shuttered Recher Theatre hosts the Summer Set, We Are the In Crowd, and Go Radio. New York-based instrumental trio Consider the Source jams at the 8x10 with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and MG3.
THURSDAY: The House of Rock in White Marsh, which usually hosts bands who peaked in the '80s, features nu-metal band Orgy, who peaked in the '90s (albeit with a cover of an '80s New Order song). New Riders of the Purple Sage ride again at the 8x10. Twiztid, (Hed) P.E., and Lil Wyte give you a triple helping of goofy white-rap acts at Rams Head Live. Flock Baltimore presents Avid Avis, Chaquis Maliq, and Litz Brothers Band at the Sidebar. Don't miss: The Billy Hart Quartet, led by the veteran jazz and soul sideman (Otis Redding, McCoy Tyner), performs at An die Musik.
FRIDAY: Aaron Lewis offers terrible music from both his Staind catalog and his solo career as a country artist at Rams Head Live. Ravagers, Cheap Thrills, and the Sniffs rock out at the Metro Gallery. Rap legend Doug E. Fresh opens for comedian Mike Epps at the 1st Mariner Arena. Fake Flowers Real Dirt gets funky at Joe Squared Station North. Road to Graceland flips through the Paul Simon songbook at the 8x10. Friend of the Short List Bricklayer gets loud at the Charm City Art Space with Up for Nothing and Step Aside. Colorado crust-punks Call of the Void plays the Sidebar with Fortress and Ambassador Gun.
SATURDAY: Singer/songwriter and Peabody graduate Cameron Blake holds a release party for his latest album at An die Musik, with the Manly Deeds opening. The Feelies lay down crazy rhythms at the Ottobar. Reunited '70s hard-rock band Y&T headlines Baltimore Soundstage. The Shrapnels play jazz and funk at Joe Squared Station North. Lutherville-based radio-rockers Cinder Road plays the Recher Theatre with Nightsbridge and Cyrenic. JM/WAVE, Dreadlords, and Liveshitbingepurge play live shit at the Sidebar. The Expendables and Pacific Dub bring a little reggae to Rams Head Live.
SUNDAY: All-female Irish-music ensemble Celtic Woman plays at the Hippodrome. The Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series, hosted by City Paper contributor Geoffrey Himes, welcomes Larissa Smith and Brechyn Chance to An die Musik. New England bands Ghost Thrower and Foreign Tongues bring their new split 7-inch to the Ottobar. Don't miss: Ivan Neville, son of Aaron, returns to Baltimore Soundstage with his band, Dumpstaphunk.
MONDAY: Gaithersburg punks Braceface plays the Charm City Art Space with BOATS! and Thee Lexington Arrows.
TUESDAY: Rhode Island indie-rockers the Dear Hunter plays the Recher Theatre with Naive Thieves. The Out of Your Head collective improvises at the Windup Space. Long-running hardcore band Hero Dishonest plays the Sidebar with Enemy Insects and Cold Inside.
WEDNESDAY: Florida avant-rockers Permanent Makeup plays Club K. Travin Systems play acoustic at Joe Squared Station North. Spoken-word poet and rapper George Watsky performs at Baltimore Soundstage. Don't miss: Adventure previews material from the upcoming album Weird Work at the Windup Space with Stacian and Braille.
IN THE WINGS: This year's M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion will feature a host of '80s hitmakers, including Twisted Sister, Firehouse, W.A.S.P., and Maryland's own Kix on May 3 and 4. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.) Canadian synth-punks Crystal Castles will headline Rams Head Live on May 11. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) The Marshall Tucker Band will perform at the Old Glory Harley Davidson in Laurel on May 25. (For more information, visit oldgloryhd.com or call  575-0575.) Pop-folkies the Lumineers continue playing bigger and bigger venues as "Ho Hey" becomes more ubiquitous, hitting Merriweather Post Pavilion this summer on July 26. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.)