The Short List: Light Up Lexington, D'Angelo, Blonde Redhead, more

City Paper

WEDNESDAY: Dublin’s Girl Band, who are actually all guys because that joke never ever gets old, plays the Ottobar. Rockabilly singer-songwriter Caroline Rose performs at the Metro Gallery with Rodney Henry. The Station North Jazz Orchestra blows its horns at The Windup Space. Washington, D.C. punk/metal band Ilsa plays the Sidebar with Primitive Man, Musket Hawk, and more. Ayreheart perform an eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, classical and jazz at The Cabaret at Germano’s. Don't miss: The third quarterly Light Up Lexington event at Lexington Market features good food, beer and wine, and live music from Lafayette Gilchrist And The New Volcanoes, Shodekeh, DJ James Nasty, the Ursula Ricks Project, and more. 

THURSDAY: New York-based jazz pianist George Colligan performs solo at An die Musik Live. Indiana alt-rock band The Ataris plays its 1999 album “Blue Skies, Broken Hearts . . . Next 12 Exits” in its entirety at the Ottobar. Gogol Bordello’s gypsy punk and Flogging Molly’s Irish punk find common ground at Pier Six Pavilion. It hasn’t been a while since Staind frontman and frequent Baltimore visitor Aaron Lewis headlined Rams Head Live. Two Baltimore bands that mix hip-hop and soul in a live-band context, Femi The DriFish & The Out Of Water eXperience and J Pope & Funk Friday, play The Crown. The Quebe Sisters harmonize and play western swing at the Patterson Theater. New Jersey ska-punk band Survay Says! performs at the Sidebar with New Minority. California alt-rockers The Mowgli’s headline Baltimore Soundstage. Olympia shoegaze band Broken Water plays The Windup Space with Post Pink and more. Virginia jamtronica band Definition Of One plays the 8x10, because the 8x10 will never run out of jamtronica bands, and we will never stop rolling our eyes at the term jamtronica. Long-running New York alt-rock band Blonde Redhead plays the Black Cat in D.C. Don’t miss: D’Angelo And The Vanguard perform songs from the resurgent R&B star’s fantastic recent album "Black Messiah" at the Fillmore Silver Spring.

FRIDAY: The Maryland Doom Fest kicks off at Café 611 in Frederick with The Skull, Unorthodox, Weed Is Weed, and more. Chin-yer & That Planet play rock, reggae, and soul at Power Plant Live with Bumpin’ Uglies, The Substance, and more. Negative Space Studios throw a six-year anniversary party at The Crown with music from Sherman Whips, Little Leaguer, and Heavy Friends. Mark Sultan (of King Khan & BBQ Show) plays the Metro Gallery with Dirty Fences, Lazlo Lee & The Motherless Children, and more. Local garage rockers The Stents play the Sidebar with The Delusionaires and The Plurals featuring City Paper contributor Rachel Anne Warren. The Creative Alliance at The Patterson hosts Baltimore activist and singer Lea Gilmore’s Big Fat Blues Cabaret. California ska band Voodoo Glow Skulls play the Ottobar with Slow Children. Don’t miss: The Windup Space hosts Sound Ceremony, a night of obscure vinyl spun by New Age Hillbilly, Dr. Tuborg, and Tyler Quinn, with live sets by Hollywood Blanks, Old Indian, and more. 

SATURDAY: Vibraphonist Warren Wolf performs for the second night in a row at An die Musik Live. The Creative Alliance at The Patterson presents a bachata dance party with Bachata Plus. Chart-topping rapper Wiz Khalifa and chart-topping emo band Fall Out Boy bond over a shared love of tight jeans on their The Boys Of Zummer Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Harford County powerviolence duo Uncle Buck plays the Sidebar with Clay Davis, Organ Trail, and more. Black Rose Metal Heart Promotions presents Flight Of The Valkyries 7: Summer Scorcher at the Metro Gallery with bands Brave, Flames Of Fury, Sekengard, and Palaceburn. Spirit Caravan and Apostle of Solitude play the second night of the Maryland Doom Fest at Café 611. Lukey The Bird, a Philadelphia singer whose bio horrifyingly describes him as “If John Mayer, Frank Ocean & Macklemore built a nest and laid an egg,” performs at the 8x10. Don't miss: Pasadena, the reggae rock band from Pasadena, Maryland, holds a release party for its new album "Hurricane" at Tin Roof. 

SUNDAY: Pianists Felicia Clarke and Robert Hitz and baritone Lee Moore dip into Schubert at An die Musik Live. Merle Allin, brother of GG Allin, plays the Windup Space with Zane Campbell and Sean P. Preston. Don’t miss: The final night of the Maryland Doom Fest at Café 611 features Iron Man, Foehammer,Mind’s Eye, and more. 

MONDAY: Arizona post-punk band Destruction Unit plays the Metro Gallery with Wish List and Lavender Tone. Peabody jazz students Nathan Hook and Alex Fournier perform at An die Musik Live. 

TUESDAY: Georgia prog-rock band Royal Thunder plays the Metro Gallery with Wild Throne and Queen Wolf

WEDNESDAY: DELTAnine begins a weekly residency for the month of July at the 8x10. 

IN THE WINGS: 2015 Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion gets soulful with Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Floetry, Estelle, Junkyard Band, and more on Aug. 8. (For more information visit or call [410] 715-5550.) Croatian classical guitar sensation Ana Vidovic returns to An die Musik Live on Sept. 19. (For more information visit or call [410] 385-2638.)

Copyright © 2019, Baltimore City Paper, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Privacy Policy