WEDNESDAY: Long-running Tennessee indie-pop band The Features plays the Metro Gallery in support of its 2013 self-titled album with Public Access T.V. and The Grey A.
THURSDAY: Toronto jazz trio Myriad3 performs at An die Musik Live. Windhand and The Pilgrim play downstairs at the Ottobar, while Unregistered Nurse presents a bill upstairs with Vanish, Extended Release, and Drone Theory. West Coast punk band City Mouse plays the Sidebar with Blackwolf Beach and Hey Rube. Don’t miss: The Crown hosts a night of goth, industrial, and noise, with Oakland California’s Styrofoam Sanchez and locals Truth Serum and Newagehillbilly, and PonyMoon.
FRIDAY: Brooklyn indie band Ava Luna plays The Crown. It’s tribute band night at the Ottobar, with Bastard of Reality playing Black Sabbath, Follow The Led playing Zeppelin, Night Prowler playing AC/DC, and Arizona Bay playing Tool. Local blues/funk band Bond & Bentley plays Rams Head Live with The Golden Guns, Trekkie Jones, Early Recess, and more. Baltimore folk band The Manly Deeds plays the Windup Space. Festival Manouche plays two sets inspired by Django Reinhardt at An die Musik Live. Don’t miss: Local underground hip-hop luminaries Height With Friends and Eze Jackson kick off their joint tour with a release party for both of their respective new albums at the Metro Gallery, with DDm, Mickey Free, and Secret Weapon Dave opening.
SATURDAY: Bad Blood Records celebrates Emily Rabbit’s birthday with a celebration at the Metro Gallery with DJ sets from Rod Lee, Spank Rock, Normaling, Sylo, and more. Pop star Demi Lovato kicks off a big world tour, performing her very underrated recent string of hit singles like 'Heart Attack' and 'Really Don’t Care,' at Baltimore Arena. Annapolis roots rock band The Kings of Crownsville play the Cabaret at Germano’s. Full Moon Fever plays the songs of Tom Petty at Rams Head Live. Local pop-punk band Heavyweights plays a release party at the Ottobar for its new EP, with Chasing Morgan, Firestarter, The Old Line, Wander, and Post Season opening. Baltimore indie band Old Victrola also holds a release party, at the Windup Space. Creative Differences presents saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock at the Windup Space. Rene Marie pays tribute to Eartha Kitt at the Patterson Theater. Tootie Heath Trio carries the torch for bebop at An die Musik Live. British folk-pop singer Ed Sheeran brings his surprisingly good R&B-tinged new songs to Merriweather Post Pavilion. Don't miss: Abdu Ali’s KAHLON party returns to The Crown with Chiffon, Matic808, Vjuan Allure, KILBOURNE, C10 and an unnamed “local legendary performer.”
SUNDAY: Amazing Baltimore feminist punk band War On Women plays the Ottobar with Scotland’s Paws. Landlady, featuring members of Man Man, plays the Metro Gallery with Saint Rich and Goblin Mold. Don’t miss: Michael Miyazaki, Ron Squeri, and Maureen Kerrigan pay tribute to the musical legacy of Bob Hope at The Cabaret at Germano’s.
MONDAY: Experimental Olympia indie band Naomi Punk plays The Crown. L.A. pop/rock band R5 headlines Rams Head Live with Ryland opening. 98 Rock’s local band showcase Noise In The Basement hosts Aries, Smile Culture, Omnislash, and more at the Ottobar. Don’t miss: Nik Turner’s Hawkwind headlines the Metro Gallery with Witch Mountain and Hedersleben.
TUESDAY: Baltimore deathcore band I, Leviathan plays the Sidebar with Precipice and Artifacts. Semi-local band of brothers Pontiak plays the Ottobar with Dead Rider and Holy Fingers. Sub Pop band Papercuts headlines the Metro Gallery with Michael Nau and Sweepstakes opening. Don’t miss: DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist pay tribute to Afrika Bambataa when their Renegades of Rhythm tour comes to Baltimore Soundstage with Edan and Paten.
WEDNESDAY: Chet Faker, one of those incredibly creative musical acts that takes the name of another act and brilliantly replaces one letter, performs at the Ottobar. Connecticut emo band A Will Away plays the Charm City Art Space with Take Care, With Lying Eyes, and Halle Mud. Don't miss: Baltimore rock veteran Andy Bopp, of Love Nut and Myracle Brah fame, plays solo at the Sidebar with Robert Fireball Mitchell and Danny B Harvey.
IN THE WINGS: frnkiero andthe cellabration, a solo project from My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, will play the Metro Gallery on Oct. 9. (For more information visit themetrogallery.net or call  244-0899.) Baltimore Arena will host a bill full of hip-hop veterans, including DMX, Ja Rule, Kool Moe Dee, Rakim, and EPMD on Oct. 10. (For more information visit baltimorearena.com or call  347-2020.) Santana will perform at the Lyric Opera House on Oct. 13, with proceeds benefitting the Living With Cancer Resource Program at Johns Hopkins. (For more information visit lyricoperahouse.com or call  685-5086.) New Found Glory will headline Rams Head Live on Oct. 14 with We Are The In Crowd, Fireworks, and Candy Hearts. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.)