WEDNESDAY: Tragwag (also known as That Really Awesome Guy With A Guitar) plays the Charm City Art Space with Boatwater, Skeleton Baby, and more. Arizona folk-punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad headlines Baltimore Soundstage with excellent New York punk-pop band Chumped opening. Local indie rockers Widows Watch play the Sidebar with Cutters and Ninety Six Ghosts. Don’t miss:The 8x10’s March DJ/Producer residency continues with the Boomdocks, Prismatic, and Highland.
THURSDAY: Creative Differences presents the Kalmanovitch Maneri Viola Duet at Bertha’s 2nd Floor Studio. Hard-rock hitmakers Drowning Pool let the bodies hit the floor at Fish Head Cantina. Baltimore indie band Super City plays the Sidebar with Perennial Reel and Noah Kain. Brooklyn funk band Turkuaz plays the 8x10 with Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. The Metro Gallery begins screening the documentary "Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington, DC (1980-1990)" for the first of two nights. The reunited Sebadoh headlines the Black Cat in Washington. Don't miss: New York quartet Patrick J. Breiner’s Double Double makes its Baltimore debut at Carriage House with Chris Pumphrey opening.
FRIDAY: The 8x10 holds finals for its “play-off” for a chance to perform at the Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival, with Colebrook Road, Man About A Horse, Fried Pickin’, and Bald Mountain Bandcompeting. Grammy-nominated drummer Matt Wilson performs at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson with keyboardist John Medeski. BaltSoundManagement presents “March Metal Madness” at Rams Head Live with Black Letter Law, Bridge To Divide, Hejira, and many more. Marin Alsop conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a night of Haydn and Ravel at the Meyerhoff. Manhattan Transfer vocalist Erin Dickins and pianist Stef Scaggiari perform at The Cabaret at Germano’s. The women of The Rocket Queens play the songs of Guns N Roses at Fish Head Cantina. Baltimore boys done good J. Roddy Walston & The Business headline the 9:30 Club in Washington. Don’t miss: Local horror-punk band Dead End Lane plays the Sidebar with Professional Victim, Friendbeast, andBullets.
SATURDAY: The Ursula Ricks Project headlines the 12th-annual MammoJam Music Festival for breast cancer awareness at the 8x10 with Brooks Long And The Mad Dog No Good. Baltimore jazz giants Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes perform at the Windup Space. Tribute band Badfish plays Sublime’s 1992 album "40oz. To Freedom" in its entirety at Rams Head Live. The Ottobar holds a benefit for Renaldo, a friend of the local music scene who has some big medical bills to pay, with performances from Maloso, Citadel, Putrisect, Population Zero, Incisor, and Plaguewielder. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson rings in the Kurdish and Persian new year with traditional Kurdish music from Ghazi Kurdistani. West Virginia post-rock band Embracer plays the Charm City Art Space with Eminent Domain, Day Dreams, and Wasted Year. Westminster, Maryland punk quartet Whiff plays the Sidebar with Dinged Up and Langor. Don’t miss: Baltimore club music legend Rod Lee holds the first-annual celebration for his new Club Nation label at Paparazzi with DJ Sean Marshall.
SUNDAY: Organ Trio, led by Pennsylvania keyboardist Greg Hatza, performs at An die Musik Live.
MONDAY: Norwegian extreme metal band Enslaved headlines Baltimore Soundstage with YOB and Ecstatic Vision.
TUESDAY: Portland disco rockers Loud Sex play the Sidebar with Humanmania, Yojimbe, and more.
WEDNESDAY: New York experimental post-punk comeback kids Swans headline Baltimore Soundstage with Little Annie. British shoegazers Swervedriver play the Rock & Roll Hotel down in Washington.
IN THE WINGS: 98 Rock’s first Baltimore LOUD Festival at Rams Head Live will feature hometown rockers Charm City Devils, Bad Seed Rising, Skies In Chaos, and more on April 17. (For more information visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) Reunited Michigan punk veterans The Meatmen play the Metro Gallery on May 1 with Against The Grain and Copstabber. (For more information visit themetrogallery.net or call  244-0899.) If you missed the kickoff of the Rap Round Robin national tour in Baltimore earlier this month, rappers Height Keech, Eze Jackson, Passalacqua, PT Burnem, and more will return to conclude the jaunt on May 2 at the Windup Space. (For more information visit thewindupspace.com or call  244-8855.)