WEDNESDAY: Massachusetts hardcore band Bane plays the Ottobar on a farewell tour in support of its final album, 2014’s "Don’t Wait Up." Local improvisational electronic band ELM takes over the 8x10 for a weekly residency throughout April with Jelly Bread and Schwizz opening tonight. Linda Cain Productions presents an acoustic night at Fishhead Cantina. Rochester, New York punk band Such Gold plays the Charm City Art Space with Koji, Slingshot Dakota, and Tommy Boys. Local psychedelic space-rock band Drone Theory plays the Sidebar with Nearest, Thieves Of Shiloh, and more.
THURSDAY: New York-based Americana band Spirit Family Reunion plays the 8x10 in support of its new album "Hands Together." L.A. groove-metal band Butcher Babies play Rams Head Live with In This Moment and Upon A Burning Body. Michael Mwenso & The Shakes evoke the roaring ’20s with an 11-piece big band at the Patterson Theater. Troubadour Brian Kay performs at The Cabaret at Germano’s. Silver Spring reggae rockers Lionize and Nashville's The Delta Saints play the Metro Gallery with Meghann Wright & The Green Gallows. Baltimore emo band The Social Mishaps play the Sidebar with The Ricecookers and The Split Seconds. Don’t miss: Genre-blurring Baltimore rappers and producers TT The Artist, Schwarz, Mighty Mark & AGH, and Bond St. District perform at The Windup Space to benefit Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MdVLA).
FRIDAY: Country veteran Dwight Yoakam headlines the Lyric Opera House, playing songs from his new album "Second Hand Heart." Shinedown guitarist Zach Myers performs at Baltimore Soundstage. Pianist Tommy Joy and vocalist Sara Jones play their regular gig at 13th Floor. Salt Lake City atmospheric metal band Huldra plays the Sidebar with locals Enemy Insects. Grateful Dead tribute band Splintered Sunlight sets the ray to Jerry at the 8x10. Annapolis rock quintet Start The Scene plays the Charm City Art Space with wolves & wolves & wolves & wolves. Stone Temple Pilotscontinue in their weird current incarnation with Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington singing lead at the Fillmore Silver Spring. They Might Be Giants, who released their 17th album "Glean" this week, headline the 9:30 Club. Don't miss: Baltimore-based rapper Kane Mayfield performs at the Metro Gallery to celebrate the recent release of his excellent debut album "The Return Of Rap."
SATURDAY: New York avant-jazz saxophonist Tim Berne brings his quintet Snakeoil to An die Musik Live in support of their new ECM release "You’ve Been Watching Me." Bay Area rap star IamSu! and rising Atlanta rapper Rome Fortune perform at Baltimore Soundstage. Nelly’s Echo, led by singer-songwriter Nelson Emokpae, plays at Fishhead Cantina. The Short List’s alma mater, Towson University, continues to disappoint its students when Krewella and G-Eazy headline this year’s Tigerfest Concert at SECU Arena. There are release parties all over town for local groups tonight: Rap group Dirt Platoon celebrates a new album at the Windup Space, industrial band Mindless Faith releases a record at the Ottobar, and experimental duo Blacksage unveils an album at the Metro Gallery. Don't miss: The Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival will take over Druid Hill Park for a full day of performances from The Travelin’ McCourys, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Seldom Scene, Grand Ole Ditch, and The Bumper Jacksons with an after-party concert at the 8x10.
SUNDAY: Vocalist Karla Chisholm pays tribute to Anita O’Day at The Cabaret at Germano’s. Long-running Georgia jam band Widespread Panic headlines Pier Six Pavilion. Jazz clarinetist Ben Goldberg, who just released the album "Orphic Machine," performs at the Patterson Theater. YouTube teen singing sensation Taylor Caniff performs at Baltimore Soundstage. Brooklyn glitch-pop band Life Size Maps play upstairs at the Ottobar with Gothic Tropic and Us And Us Only. Philly prog-rock band Mo Lowda & The Humble headlines the Metro Gallery. Don't miss: Local pool-party punk bandPrettyboy Tapwater plays Zissimos Bar with Princess Reason, Jonathan Badger, and more.
MONDAY: London power-metal band Dragonforce plays Baltimore Soundstage with Kamelot.
TUESDAY: Ken Lam conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s midweek concerts at the Meyerhoff. British rock legend Steve Winwood headlines the Lyric Opera House. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents folk duo Lowland Hum. Valencia frontman Shane Henderson and Spitalfield frontman Mark Rose play solo at the Ottobar. Don't miss: The Short List’s favorite live band in Baltimore of late, surf-rock slackers Trunkweed, play the Metro Gallery with Creepoid, Wet Brain, and mostly only.
WEDNESDAY: The men of the former boy band O-Town perform at Baltimore Soundstage.
IN THE WINGS: 93.1 WPOC presents Hot Country Nights on May 29 at Power Plant Live, with Dustin Lynch and Logan Mize. (For more information visit ticketfly.com.) The alternative-rock has-been touring circuit makes strange bedfellows when Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional co-headline Pier Six Pavilion on June 17. (For more information visit piersixpavilion.com or call  783-4189.) The Maryland Doom Fest will bring the bands The Skull, Spirit Caravan, Apostle Of Solitude, and many more to Café 611 in Frederick on June 26, 27, and 28. (For more information visit cafe611.com or call  631-1460.)