The Short List
Windmill of Corpses, Twiddle, Bink Baghdad, and more
Published: February 5, 2014
WEDNESDAY: The delightfully named Arizona sludge band Windmill of Corpses plays the Sidebar with the also delightfully named locals Nude Massacre. Two-thirds of the French trio Ensemble Toss the Feathers perform traditional Irish and Scottish music at An die Musik as part of their current American tour. The reunited Sebadoh gives you indie rock at the Ottobar. The Baltimore Boom Bap Society spins bangers at the Windup Space. Don’t miss: Metro Gallery hosts a night of forward-thinking rap from Memphis’ Cities Aviv and Baltimore’s Abdu Ali.
THURSDAY: Vermont band Twiddle jams at the 8x10. Don’t miss: Texas country singer Eric Paslay, who released his major-label debut this week and is riding high on the charts with his single “Friday Night,” headlines Rams Head Live.
FRIDAY: Prolific young Baltimore rapper Bink Baghdad performs at Club K. Feed the Scene kicks off its annual three-day RABTFest at the Sidebar. The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble celebrates Black History Month at An die Musik. Local duo Chiffon (featuring members of INEVERYROOM) returns to Baltimore for the final date of its tour at the Crown, with Schwarz and Abdu Ali opening. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Tom Chapin, brother of Harry, performs at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church. Baltimore Americana quintet the Sterling Sisters play Metro Gallery with Weekends and Goblin Mold. Crowd-pleasing cover band Element K plays Rams Head Live. Toubab Krewe melds the music of Mali with the music of the American South at the 8x10. Don’t miss: Beloved local record shop True Vine will be holding a fundraiser concert at the 5th Dimension in the H&H Building, with performances from Asa Osborne, Liz Durette, Owen Gardner, and Strange Times People Band, so please bring donations for a good cause.
SATURDAY: Creative Differences brings legendary guitarist Peter Walker to the Windup Space for his first-ever performance in Baltimore. Day two of RABTFest at the Sidebar features performances from Western Star, Ma Jolie, the Melon Farmers, and more. Masked singer-songwriter Nobunny performs at the Golden West with the Hussy and the Plurals. The Ottobar hosts “Soul Saturday,” with local bands J Pop and Funk Friday and Brooks Long and the Mad Dog No Good moving your feet. Jazz pianist Mark Soskin, best known for his work as a sideman for Sonny Rollins, performs solo at An die Musik. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson welcomes Arkansas rockabilly icon Sleepy LaBeef. Brooklyn indie-pop band Snowmine plays Metro Gallery with Sun Club. Don’t miss: Future Islands preview their highly anticipated new album, Singles, out in March on 4AD, at Floristree.
SUNDAY: Dyana Neal and Ta-Wei Tsai perform love songs in a pre-Valentine’s Day cabaret at An die Musik. Local grunge-influenced band Unstable Heights play the 8x10 with Dreamboat Armada. Don’t miss: Creative Differences’ Second Sundays series at the Windup Space features saxophonist Oscar Noriega leading an all-star sextet that includes John Dierker and Lafayette Gilchrist.
MONDAY: Alumni Marketing Network’s Monday artist spotlight at the Depot features performances from Money Mone, Yung Erk, Francis May, and many more.
TUESDAY: Local rock quintet Too Drunk to Notice plays the Sidebar with Braver. The Windup Space hosts a variety show put on by the band Barnyard Sharks (featuring City Paper’s own Baynard Woods) with special guest Phoebe Jean and the Airforce. Don’t miss: Gypsy Soul’s Ear Candy Live series returns to Teavolve Café and Lounge, with performances from Laurin Talese and Rob Milton.
IN THE WINGS: London band Loop will come to America in the spring for its first performances in over two decades, playing Metro Gallery on April 18, with Baltimore psych-rockers Flying Eyes opening. (For more information, visit themetrogallery.net or call  244-0899.) Rising L.A. rapper Schoolboy Q will headline Baltimore Soundstage on April 27. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call  244-0057.) The Vans Warped Tour continues its annual summer parade of pop punk and emo bands at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 22, with Saves the Day, Attila, and Mayday Parade among the bands on this year’s bill. (For more information, visit merriweathermusic.com or call  715-5550.)
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