The Short List
Teepee, Brit Floyd, They Might Be Giants, Ghostface Killah, and more.
Published: April 3, 2013
WEDNESDAY: Miami drone-rockers Teepee plays the Golden West with local openers Natural Velvet. The Baltimore Boom Bap Society celebrates beats, rhymes, and life at the Windup Space. Don’t miss: Boston rockers Big Wreck plays its new hit, “Albatross,” at Baltimore Soundstage.
THURSDAY: Brit Floyd, a really stupidly named Pink Floyd tribute act, because, hey, the original Floyd were British too, headlines the Lyric Opera House. The Sticky Mulligan and David Alderdice Duo, a pair of Maryland natives who’ve since relocated to Colorado, comes back home to perform at An die Musik. Philly folk singer Kwesi Kankam performs at Joe Squared.
FRIDAY: Appalachian Jamwich magazine celebrates its first anniversary at the 8x10 with performances from Kings of Belmont and Moogatu. Wobbly, aka San Francisco experimental/electronic musician John Leidecker, performs at the Red Room. Friends of the Short List Minimus the Poet performs at Joe Squared. Heidi Martin and the Simon Brothers perform an evening of standards at An die Musik. You may as well check out the Journey tribute act Voyage Featuring Hugo at Rams Head Live instead of paying more to see the “real” Journey that doesn’t have Steve Perry either. Jersey screamo stars Senses Fail play the Ottobar with Such Gold and Real Friends. Reunited Washington, D.C. “Gospel Yeh-Yeh” punks the Make-Up is the special guest at the Save Your Soul dance party at the Lithuanian Hall. Florida’s Feral Babies play the Charm City Art Space with Stout and This Is Your Life. June Star and Among Wolves offer some of Baltimore’s finest twangy rock ’n’ roll at the Windup Space. Don’t miss: The Creative Alliance at the Patterson holds a release party for singer-songwriter Victoria Vox, whose new album, Key, features the best of her 52 Song Project, in which she wrote a tune every week of 2012.
SATURDAY: They Might Be Giants play Rams Head Live, where TMBG’s John Flansburgh once mused, “So, is Rams Head Live like, you cut off a ram’s head, and the head is still alive?” Tzadik Records band Lés Rhinoceros performs at Orion Sound Studios. Baltimore beatbox dynamo Shodekeh’s Embody series at the Patterson Theatre features Tuvan throat-singing ensemble Alash. Pianist Robert Hitz leads a workshop on improvisation at An die Musik. D.C. blues rockers and The Wire soundtrack alumni the Nighthawks play the Bel Air Moose Lodge #1952. Burning Axe and Axe Ripper chop it up at the Sidebar. Secret Language plays Joe Squared as part of a monthly residency. “Best of the Worst” rockers Charm City Devils headline Baltimore Soundstage. New York rapper Saigon headlines a birthday bash for local MC Profitt at the 5 Seasons. Power trio Balkan Falcon and power quartet LandSpeedRecord! play the Windup Space. Philly lo-fi band Purling Hiss headlines the Metro Gallery. Don’t miss: The first Baltimore Popfest will be held at the Charm City Art Space, with visiting UK acts Jowe Head and Golden Grrrls as well as locals Wildhoney and Crimson Wave.
SUNDAY: Bridging the Music’s finals at the 8x10 will feature bands like Fractal Cat and Noble Animals competing for a national tour slot. Cellist Frances-Marie Uitti performs at the Red Room. Kowloon Walled City and Ancient Shores play downstairs at the Ottobar, while the People’s Temple and Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children rock upstairs. Laudon Schuett will give you the lute at An die Musik. Baltimore Soundstage’s Gorilla Music presents Battle of the Bands with Indian Casino and Against Six. Don’t miss: The Metro Gallery hosts local Americana quintet the Sterling Sisters, who are neither Sterlings, nor sisters. Discuss.
MONDAY: Texan occult-metal masters Absu plays the Windup Space with Extermination Angel.
TUESDAY: Boston emo band Transit plays the Ottobar with Seahaven and Young Statues.
WEDNESDAY: NWOBM forefathers Diamond Head plays the House of Rock. Completely terrible hard-rock radio hitmakers Volbeat headlines Rams Head Live. Don’t miss: An die Musik’s Ciné-Concert features Hesperus performing an improvised score for the 1912 film adaptation of Richard III.
IN THE WINGS: Rap veteran Ghostface Killah and producer Adrian Younge will bring their new collaborative album, Twelve Reasons to Die, to Baltimore Soundstage on May 14. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call  244-0057.) Country stars the Band Perry and Easton Corbin co-headline Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 18. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.) We’re not sure if “chillwave” or “witch house” is still a thing, or if they call it something else now, but oOoOO is coming to the Metro Gallery on May 25. (For more information, visit themetrogallery.net or call  244-0899.) The Creative Alliance at the Patterson will host the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival on June 15, with performances from Lafayette Gilchrist, the Swallows, the Carrol County Ramblers, and many more. (For more information, visit creativealliance.org or call  276-1651.)
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