The Short List: June 11-18

Sevey performs at Club K with Jacob Panic and The Lilly Kills. British folk band Treetop Flyers headline the Ottobar. Local art rock band Mongoloidian Glow plays the Sidebar with Puddle and 4 Footer.

THURSDAY: New York's Swearin' and Massachussetts' Potty Mouth throw around some loose language at the Ottobar. Some real potty mouths, Detroit's Shitfucker, plays the Sidebar. Country star Brad Paisley plays summer anthems like "Water" and "River Bank" at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Bossalingo Duo explores Latin and gypsy jazz sounds at The Cabaret at Germano's. Annapolis-based singer-songwriter Michael Kelly performs at Joe Squared. North Carolina sextet Big Something plays Café 611 in Frederick. Electro-pop duo WhoaBear plays Club K with Gamble Cosmos and Midnight Society. Don't miss: The Effects, a new Washington, D.C. trio featuring members of Faraquet and Deleted Scenes, plays the Windup Space with My Gold Mask and Jaabs.

FRIDAY: Baltimore psychedelic bliss rockers Fractal Cat celebrate the release of their new album at the 8x10 with Rufus Roundtree & TheB'More Brass Factory and Brooks Long. Jazz pianist Mark Meadows also holds a release party, for his new album Somethin' Good, at An die Musik Live. Georgia metal band Savagist plays the Sidebar. Alt-rock cover band Sonic Daze plays the Fishhead Cantina in Arbutus. The School of Rock Baltimore holds a showcase at the Ottobar with tributes to Pearl Jam and Sun Records. Bastards of Reality play Black Sabbath classics at the Metro Gallery. The 5th Dimension in the H&H Building hosts a BYOB party with great local bands The Bellevederes, Modern Girls, Among Wolves, and June Star.

SATURDAY: Homeboy Sandman, a rapper who recently stated, "I don't want black people at my events anymore, because black people are cowards" in a Gawker editorial about the black community's response to the Donald Sterling controversy, performs at the Metro Gallery. New Wave of British Heavy Metal vets Grim Reaper headlines Fishhead Cantina. Local rapper E-Dubble collaborates with the band 27 Lights at the 8x10. Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes return to one of their favorite haunts, the Windup Space. Country icon Willie Nelson performs at the Merriweather Post Pavilion with Alison Krauss and Union Station and great upstart singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves. Don't miss: Baltimore chamber opera company Rhymes With Opera concludes its 2013-2014 season with the premiere of Erik Spangler's latest work in an outdoor performance at Gwynns Falls Leakin Park.

SUNDAY: Long-running underground rap group People Under The Stairs headline the Metro Gallery with local openers OG Dutchmaster, Eze Jackson, and Rapdragons. Indie pop band Craft Spells play the Ottobar with Queens-based singer-songwriter Juan Wauters (not to be confused with John Waters). Melanie Martinez, a finalist on the NBC singing competition The Voice, performs at Baltimore Soundstage with Dresses and Mike Squillante. The reggae/rock band Iration will perform at Pier Six Pavilion with Rebelution and Stick Figure. Popular YouTube performers Sandy and Richard Riccardi perform at The Cabaret at Germano's. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts Todd Marcus and Wayne Escroffrey's tribute to John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy. Orlando alt-rockers Blaine The Mono plays Fishhead Cantina with Aries and The Faceless One. Don't miss: An die Musik Live holds a Father's Day concert featuring father and son collaborations including Warren Wolf Jr. with Warren Wolf Sr. and John Lamkin II with John Lamkin III.

MONDAY: The Cabaret at Germano's hosts an evening with veteran sideman Frank Vignola. Georgia sludge band Jucifer headlines the Metro Gallery. Virginia Beach hardcore band Paper Trail plays the Charm City Art Space with Strife and Queensway.

TUESDAY: Philly emo band Modern Baseball plays the Metro Gallery with Tiny Moving Parts and The Hotelier. Pianist Marc Irwin performs at The Cabaret at Germano's. Don't miss: Teavolve Café & Lounge's Ear Candy showcase hosts Dontae Winslow, a Baltimore native who's worked with numerous superstars as a producer and songwriter, and recently released his own album, Enter The Dynasty.

WEDNESDAY: The Out Of Your Head Collective, usually holding its nights of avant garde improv on Tuesday nights at the Windup Space, moves to Wednesday for one week. Don't miss: The incomparable Devo kicks off a tour dedicated to the memory of founding member Robert "Bob 2" Casale.

IN THE WINGS: Queens Of The Stone Age, still touring in support of 2013's …Like Clockwork, will headline Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 17, with St. Vincent and Brody Dalle opening. (For more information, visit or call [410] 715-5550.) The announced headliners for this year's Artscape, July 18 through 20, include Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Anthony Hamilton, and Galactic. (For more information, visit Arizona cowpunks The Supersuckers are coming to Baltimore Soundstage on Aug. 4. (For more information, visit or call [410] 244-0057.)

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