The Short List: Scapescape, Jimmy Webb, Mumford & Sons, more

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WEDNESDAY: Guitarist and electronic composer David Torn performs at The Windup Space. College Park death-metal band Condemn The Infected plays the Sidebar with Cognitive, Bound To The Grave, and more. Local hardcore trio Whenskiesaregray plays the Charm City Art Space with You’ll Live, Eyelet, and more. Rusted Root plays global grooves at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. 

THURSDAY: Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb performs from a songbook that includes classics such as 'Wichita Lineman' and 'MacArthur Park' at The Cabaret at Germano’s. San Francisco’s Cold Beat, featuring members of Grass Widow, plays The Windup Space with Romantic States,Outer Spaces, and Boy Spit. WTMD’s First Thursday concert series at Canton Waterfront Park features Fat Possum Records punk band The Districts along with Rubblebucket and The Lone Bellow. Popular YouTube a cappella group Cimorelli headlines Rams Head Live. The Decemberists and Father John Misty are clever, so clever, at Merriweather Post Pavilion. North Carolina groove rockers Big Something play the 8x10 with Moogatu and Threesound. Political hip-hop veterans Michael Franti and Spearhead perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Absolutely contemptible comedy rapper Lil Dicky headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. Don’t miss: 98 Rock celebrates the retirement of local radio legend Sarah Fleischer, a DJ at the station for its entire 38-year history, with a farewell concert at Power Plant Live featuring Baltimore hard-rock luminaries Charm City Devils, Child’s Play, Kix's Steve Whiteman, and more.

FRIDAY: After taking a year off in 2014, Scapescape returns to several Station North venues this weekend with performers including Arbouretum, Sun Club, Ami Dang, and Al Rogers Jr. on opening night. The Park West Bazaar at 520 Park Ave. brings together street art, food trucks, and live music from ELM and Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good. Philadelphia thrash-punk band Dopestroke plays the Sidebar with Short Leash. Old Soul Revival pays tribute to the Allman Brothers Band at the 8x10. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson hosts an album release party for Washington, D.C. Americana band Bumper Jacksons. Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish keep the ’90s ska punk dream alive at Baltimore Soundstage. The sounds of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly waft through the air constantly every summer in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., but the actual group will perform tonight at the Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Don’t miss: J. Roddy Walston & The Business play at Power Plant Live.

SATURDAY: Moving The Earth Fest III, a celebration of stoner rock and psych at the Sidebar, features Mos Generator, Wounded Giant, Borracho, and more. Scapescape continues at The Windup Space, The Crown, The Metro Gallery, and other venues with Kane Mayfield, Raindeer,Microkingdom, Mighty Mark, and more. Baltimore rapper Young Champ performs at the Vanity Room in Rosedale. The Depot’s monthly UKG Social party welcomes special guest and Baltimore club legend DJ Scottie B. Los Angeles emo band Bleed The Dream headlines the Ottobar. Get The Led Out goes in through the out door at Rams Head Live. Don’t miss: The 4th Annual Spring Jam Festival at Baltimore Soundstage features local rap stars Young Moose, Damond Blue, and more. 

SUNDAY: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Fifth at the Meyerhoff. City Paper contributor Geoffrey Himes hosts the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series at An die Musik Live. Julie Kurzava and Diane Kinsley perform the songs of George and Ira Gershwin at The Cabaret at Germano’s. North Carolina hardcore band Society Sucker plays the Charm City Art Space with Paper Trail, Detain, Iron Price, and A Life Of Torment. Don’t miss: The last night of Scapescape at Station North features DDm, Lent, Among Wolves, War On Women, and many more.

MONDAY: 98 Rock’s Noise In The Basement showcases local bands at the Ottobar.

TUESDAY: Virginia pop-punk band Set To Sail plays the Sidebar with The Social Mishaps, Your Anthem, and more. Florence + The Machine, whose third album "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" is out this week, headline Merriweather Post Pavilion. Detroit rockers Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas play the Ottobar with Cara Kelly & the Tell Tale

WEDNESDAY: Mumford & Sons go electric, and nobody cares enough to yell “Judas,” at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Don’t miss: Andy Bopp plays songs from his many previous bands (including Love Nut, Myracle Brah, and Alto Verde), with a backing band that includes All Mighty Senators guitarist Warren Boes, at the Ottobar. 

IN THE WINGS: Brooklyn black-metal band Liturgy headlines the Metro Gallery on July 22. (For more information visit or call [410] 244-0899.) The Shindig Music Festival will cater to Baltimore hard-rock fans for the third year on Sept. 19 at Carroll Park, with bands includingGodsmack, Anthrax, Stone Temple Pilots, Helmet, and Clutch. (For more information visit Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band play the classics at the Lyric Opera House on Oct. 28. (For more information visit or call [410] 685-5086.)

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