WEDNESDAY: Atlanta sludge rockers Pretty Please play the Sidebar with Bandit, Street Feet, Universal Remonster, and more. New York ambient electronic project Skytree gets earthy at the 8x10 with Erothyme and Megadrives. ‘90s alt-rock hitmakers Third Eye Blind and early ‘00s emo heartthrobs Dashboard Confessional join forces at Pier Six Pavilion.
THURSDAY: New Orleans cult favorites Quintron & Miss Pussycat perform at the Metro Gallery. Big Thief, a.k.a. Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker, performs at Church & Co. 'Possum Kingdom' rockers Toadies play Baltimore Soundstage with VLMA and Shark Week. The Crown hosts Deli Fantasy, a pop/punk/electronic/indie DJ event featuring Stargazing CM/AMV"s. Neldöreth, a Pennsylvania black metal band named after the forests of Middle Earth, plays the Sidebar with Vesterian, The Noctambulant, and more. AWOLNATION, best known for the sextuple platinum alt-rock hit 'Sail,' headline the Fillmore Silver Spring. Indie bands Viet Cong and Girl Band play a rhetorical duel between shitty band names and merely lazy band names at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington. Soul Asylum and the Meat Puppets co-headline the 9:30 Club. Don’t miss: LOVE Baltimore, a new concert series to benefit Habitat For Humanity of the Chesapeake’s rebuilding efforts in Baltimore, kicks off at the 8x10 with performances from Jimi Haha of Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Silence No More, The Evokatones, and more.
FRIDAY: Shonen Knife, whose current American tour features founding member Atsuko Yamano, temporarily back in the band for the first time in years, plays the Metro Gallery with CJ Ramone. Florida death metal band Deicide headlines the Ottobar with Black Crown Initiate, Hate Eternal, and more. Rhode Island thrash band Sangus plays the Sidebar with Churchburn and Krieg. Midnight North, featuring Phil Lesh’s son Grahame, plays the 8x10 with the Quimby Mountain Band. California producer Tycho plays downtempo beats at Rams Head Live. Paulie Z, of the band ZO2 and the IFC series about them, Z Rock, plays Fish Head Cantina. Annapolis indie folk band Koala Tea Time plays the Charm City Art Space with Naked, Jive Rhombus Coalition, Garbage Run, and Modern Argonauts. DJ Benny Stixx spins at The Depot for the monthly Play Time party. Baltimore Soundstage hosts a James Brown dance party. Rising pop star Tori Kelly, of the bubbly Hot 100 hit 'Nobody Love,' performs at the Fillmore Silver Spring.
SATURDAY: The 2015 African American Festival kicks off another weekend at Camden Yards with headliners including Stephanie Mills, Faith Evans, Will Downing, and Sheila E. The Kidz Bop Kids makes pop hits safe for kindergartners at Rams Head Live. Texas pop punk band Bowling For Soupheadlines Baltimore Soundstage. Hip hop band Femi The DriFish & The Out Of Water eXperience perform at The 14 Karat Cabaret with Mr. Buford Siggers. Virginia’s Save The Arcadian and locals The Honest Mistakes play a free show at Teavolve Cafe & Lounge. The Creative Alliance presents Baltimore’s World Refugee Day, a street festival on Conkling Street and Eastern Avenue, with musical performances from Sudan’s Mosno Al-Moseeki & The Internationals, Kurdistan’s Ghazi Kurdistani, and Sabah Aziz, and more. Rapper Butch Dawson and vocalist Elon hold a release party for their new collaborative EP, "PVRVLLELS," at the Windup Space. The Baltimore Wine Fest at Canton Waterfront Park features party music from Mambo Combo and Jah Works. Hozier sings 'Take Me To Church' and, presumably, some other songs he must have at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela headline Pier Six Pavilion. Meters bassist George Porter Jr. performs at the 8x10. Hurray For The Riff Raff and Mechanical River kick off the Summer Sessions concert series at Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick. Don’t miss: Baltimore pop punk band Canker Blossom holds a release party for its new album, "That’s So Killer," at the Sidebar.
SUNDAY: Huey Lewis & The News go back in time to their ‘80s hitmaking heyday at Pier Six Pavilion. Frederick punk trio Lilac Daze plays the Charm City Art Space with Shirt/Pants, Tomato Dodgers, and Two Inch Astronaut. Don’t miss: Members of the Apple Scruffs pay tribute to The Everly Brothers at The Cabaret at Germano’s.
MONDAY: John Fogerty celebrates 1969, the year Creedence Clearwater Revival released three classic albums, at Pier Six Pavilion.
TUESDAY: Local ska/reggae band The Evokatones plays the 8x10 with T.E.A.M. Long-running Washington, D.C. band The Max Levine Ensemble plays the Sidebar with RVIVR, Blood Ruse, and more.
WEDNESDAY: Local grindcore band Musket Hawk plays the Sidebar with Primitive Man, Celeste, Ilsa, and more.
IN THE WINGS: Artscape 2015 has announced its lineup of musical performers for the weekend of July 17-19, which includes headliners George Clinton, Michael Franti, and Trombone Shorty, along with many excellent local acts including Brooks Long, Telesma, Bond St. District, and Flying Eyes. (For more information visit artscape.org or call  752-8632.) Death Cab For Cutie will play Merriweather Post Pavilion in support of their 8th album, "Kintsugi," with Explosions In The Sky on September 13. (For more information visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.) Soulfly, led by Sepultura’s Max Cavalera, is headed to the Ottobar on October 21 with Soilwork, Decapitated, and more. (For more information visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.)