WEDNESDAY: Local experimental-metal band Dead Yeti opens for ska bands the Evokatones and Mrs. Skannotto at the Sidebar. Don't miss: The Ottobar celebrates Black Sabbath with a performance by tribute band Bastards of Reality and a ticket giveaway to see the original article.
THURSDAY: Happy Fourth of July! WTMD's First Thursday Concerts in West Mount Vernon Park features the Wild Feathers and Clara Kelly and the Tell Tale. Country balladeers Lonestar performs at Baker Park in Frederick. Don't miss: Punks Picnic kicks off at the Sidebar with LA Fraction, Unstitched, Spoilage, and Old Lines.
FRIDAY: Virginia string band the Hackensaw Boys pick and grin at the 8x10. Teachers for Sale rock at Belvedere Square's Summer Sounds Concert Series. Philadelphia's This Frontier Needs Heroes plays the Golden West with Murderboats and Rising Wolf. John Rose and Steve Yankee play jazz at Joe Squared. Jacksonville, Fla. pop-punk band We Still Dream! comes to the Sidebar in advance of the August release of their next album. Don't miss: Wisdom Court Entertainment's 5th of July bash at Baltimore Soundstage features hip-hop and R&B from local acts including Jambrosia, Karron Johnson, Shepherd, Lonnie Moore, and more.
SATURDAY: Grunge is still alive at Pier Six Pavilion, with Daughtry and 3 Doors Down co-headlining. Washington alt-metal band Rites of Ash headline Rams Head Live with Dreamboat Armada and Poison to the Kool Kids. Johnny Balls hangs out at Joe Squared. Title Tracks, led by John Davis of Q And Not U, play the Metro Gallery with Sick Sick Birds and Jaabs. Zevious explores the outer limits of jazz at the Windup Space. The Maine, who are confusingly from Arizona, headline the 9:30 Club in Washington. Don't miss: Acclaimed San Francisco garage-rock trio the Mantles play Club K, with Juan Wauters of the Beets opening.
SUNDAY: Classical Revolution goes back in time at Joe Squared. Don't miss: MAGFest presents Game over Baltimore II, a night of video game-inspired music at the Metro Gallery with performances by Professor Shyguy, D&D Sluggers, Random Battles.
MONDAY: Reggae-rockers Pacific Dub headlines Baltimore Soundstage. California black-metal band Arizmenda, who according to Encyclopaedia Metallum favors the lyrical themes of "mental torment" and "derealization," plays the Sidebar with Volahn and Putrid Servant.
TUESDAY: Adler, led by the drummer who holds the distinction of being the first musician ever fired by Axl Rose, plays House of Rock. Canadian thrash band Fatality plays the Sidebar. Long-running art-rockers Japanther plays the Metro Gallery with Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt and Unstoppable Death Machines. Don't miss: Cali rap group Souls of Mischief chill from '13 till infinity at Baltimore Soundstage.
WEDNESDAY: Local hardcore band Class Picture plays the Charm City Art Space with Ages. The women of Wet Brain rock at the Sidebar with Gnat! and the Creature. The Vans Warped Tour trudges on for a 19th summer of punk rock in the sun, this year at Merriweather Post Pavilion with the Used, Motion City Soundtrack, Reel Big Fish, Black Veil Brides, and literally dozens of other bands. Shoegazers Highspire and Ceremony crank up the delay pedals at the Golden West. Don't miss: The Coors Light "Search for the Coldest" talent search at Baltimore Soundstage will feature appearances from rising rap star French Montana and the legendary Ice Cube.
IN THE WINGS: Styx will reenact all of your favorite interband conflicts from the best episode of Behind the Music ever on Aug. 23 at Pier Six Pavilion, with REO Speedwagon. (For more information, visit piersixpavilion.com or call  783-4189.) The Elvin Jones Project, led by bassist/bandleader Michael Feinberg, will perform at An die Musik on Sept. 7. (For more information, visit andiemusiklive.com or call  385-2638.) Indie-rock vets Pinback are headed to the Ottobar on Sept. 14. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.) If you're ready to make Christmas plans already, Mannheim Steamroller will be playing all the holiday favorites at the Lyric Opera House on Dec. 12. (For more information, visit lyricoperahouse.com or call  685-5086.)