The Short List
Super City, Mammoth Indigo, Flack, DJ Bohfunk, and more
Published: February 12, 2014
WEDNESDAY: New local indie-folk band Super City opens for New York’s Ken South Rock at Club K. Cosby Sweater plays the 8x10, while Electric Grandmother, a Washington band also named after ’80s TV kitsch (the 1982 TV movie), performs at the Sidebar with Catscan. Florida blues-rock combo JJ Grey and Mofro headline Rams Head Live. Don’t miss: Metro Gallery hosts a solo Sea Wolf performance by the L.A. band’s frontman Alex Brown Church, with Baltimore-based ukelele strummer Victoria Vox opening.
THURSDAY: Virginia indie-rockers Mammoth Indigo plays the Sidebar with Heavy Lights. Short List pals Mink Hollow and Tiny Timbers open for Rosemary Stretch at Metro Gallery. June Star performs unplugged at Joe Squared. Don’t miss: The Dirty Bourbon River Show brings a New Orleans gypsy-brass circus to the 8x10.
FRIDAY: Meetwood Flack, a Fleetwood Mac cover band composed of Baltimore musicians like Jason Butcher and Timothy Bracken, plays its first show in two years for Valentine’s Day at the Windup Space with Gunwife Gone. Local husband-and-wife-led indie band the Honest Mistakes celebrate the holiday with a show at Joe Squared. All Star Sports Bar hosts Love and Light 2, an amorous night of dance music with Lady Shah, Domino FX, and more. Canadian blue-eyed soul singer Gino Vannelli sings his pop hits of the ’70s and ’80s at Rams Head Center Stage in Hanover. North Carolina funk-rockers the Mantras play the 8x10 with Moogatu. Lisa Doll and the Rock N Roll Romance rock out romantically at the Sidebar with Mad Doctors. Sick Thoughts plays Holy Frijoles with Advlts, Ar-Kaics, and Flesh Wounds.
Local indie-jazz band Floral Fauna celebrates the release of its debut EP at the Afrodite Symposium: A Musical Happening, an event at the Ottobar with Kevin Yost and Life on Planets. Don’t miss: Kanye West brings the mountain, the masks, the hits, and the legendary speeches of his Yeezus tour to the Baltimore Arena.
SATURDAY: DJ Bohfunk throws a birthday bash at the 8x10 with a performance by Big Something. Who’s Bad tells you once again that Michael Jackson is the baddest at Rams Head Live. Now-NYC-based singer-songwriter Reina Williams stops back home in Baltimore for a performance at Joe Squared. Scranton, Pa. punk band the Menzingers headline the Ottobar with Off with Their Heads and Elway. Jason Ajemian and the High Life, led by the double bass improvisor, play the Windup Space with Windhorse. Don’t miss: Local thrash band Radical Discharge plays the Sidebar in support of its recently released self-titled album, with Pure Junk and Fantasy Panther.
SUNDAY: The Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series, hosted by CP contributor Geoffrey Himes, welcomes the Patapsco Delta Boys’ Tom Chalkley, another CP contributor, and Bob Friedman to An die Musik. Short List friends Us and Us Only play tracks from their upcoming 7-inch at the Ottobar with Dungeon Kids and Goblin Mold. Emancipator Ensemble, the quartet led by Oregon-based electronic producer Doug “Emancipator” Appling, headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Don’t miss: Triage, a new band featuring Baltimore-based saxophonist and composer Jarrett Gilgore, kicks off an East Coast tour at the Windup Space with Solenoid.
MONDAY: 98 Rock’s Noise in the Basement features local bands at the Ottobar.
TUESDAY: Local rock trio Outram plays the Sidebar with Giants of Genesis and Friendly Fire. The Out of Your Head collective presents two one-off improv ensembles at the Windup Space.
WEDNESDAY: Angelic Felon Entertainment presents a live hip-hop, gospel, and R&B showcase at Good Times Bar and Lounge. Philadelphia band Bardus plays hardcore sludge at the Sidebar with At the Graves. Jacob Panic plays banjo and sings “pop-grass” at Joe Squared.
IN THE WINGS: Three 6 Mafia rapper and Katy Perry collaborator Juicy J’s Never Sober tour, with Travis $cott and Project Pat, will hit Rams Head Live on March 4. (For more information, visit ramsheadlive.com or call  244-1131.) Grammy-winning Christian rockers Casting Crowns will spread the gospel at Baltimore Arena on March 22. (For more information, visit baltimorearena.com or call  347-2020.) Long-running Texas indie Okkervil River will play the Ottobar in support of its 2013 album, The Silver Gymnasium, on March 27. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.)
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