The Short List
Gabrielle Goodman, Knolly Moles, The Bridge, Stone Hill All Stars, and more
Published: February 19, 2014
WEDNESDAY: At the Graves, a local trio featuring members of Revolta and Dry Clouds, play the Sidebar with Philadelphia’s Bardus.
THURSDAY: Gabrielle Goodman, who’s sung backup for stars like Patti Labelle and Mary J. Blige, performs songs from her latest solo release, Spiritual Tapestry, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Ohio metal band the Beast And His Image plays the Sidebar with Conquerors and Consumed with Hatred. Local bands Golden Gurls and Your Solar, both friends of the Short List, play the Ottobar. Don’t miss: Greg Fox of Guardian Alien, a New York-based musician who’s played with Baltimore acts like Dan Deacon and Teeth Mountain, performs compositions from his new album, Mitral Transmission, at the Red Room, with Twig Harper and Carly Ptak opening.
FRIDAY: One Koast Entertainment kicks off the first Frozen Harbor Music Festival at Rams Head Live, with Higher Education, the Knolly Moles, Little Bird, and more. Texas quintet the Unlikely Candidates play their burgeoning radio hit “Follow My Feet” at the Ottobar with openers the Vagabonds. Talking Heads tribute band Psycho Killers will burn (or Byrne) down the house at the 8x10. Brooklyn EDM band Savoy headlines Baltimore Soundstage with the fancy light show of their Get Lazer’d Tour. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson celebrates Nina Simone’s birthday, with Maysa paying tribute to the high priestess of soul. The trio of Duncan Moore/Morgan Evans-Weiler/Jesse Collins improvises at the Red Room. Brooklyn drone artist Insect Ark plays the Sidebar with Barbelith and Terence Hannum. Don’t miss: Sex Gender (featuring members of Baklavaa and Wet Brain) performs at Isis in the Copycat Building with Weekends and Wildhoney.
SATURDAY: The Bridge plays Baltimore Soundstage’s Concert for Hope 8 benefit with Hippy Sheiks. The band goatFISH rocks out at Teavolve Café & Lounge, with group members Mosno and Sahffi also performing solo sets. Mark Whiskey and the Sours play rockabilly at Joe Squared. Midtown BBQ & Brew’s music event GALLOP returns with performances by Marian McLaughlin, Zimby, and some Short List friends, the unique rapper/drummer duo Yellow North. Splintered Sunlight plays some tunes by the band that inspired their name, the Grateful Dead, at the 8x10. Self-described “rhythm section with vocals” New Turks play the Sidebar with Arab Spring. Long-running Long Island death-metal band Suffocation headlines the Metro Gallery. Keytar innovator Edgar Winter performs at Rams Head Center Stage at Maryland Live Casino in Hanover. It’s a white Saturday in Washington as White Lies headline the 9:30 Club and White Denim plays the Black Cat. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of their formation, perform at the Hippodrome. Don’t miss: The Frozen Harbor Music Festival wraps up at Rams Head Live with a diverse lineup of local acts like Pasadena, the Grilled Lincolns, Billy Lyve, and ONLY.
SUNDAY: The Stone Hill All Stars begin an informal residence at the Patterson Theatre with a night of arrangements of songs by local songwriting heavyweights. NBC a cappella reality competition The Sing-Off brings its first concert tour to Baltimore Soundstage. Local quartet Carry the Banner, who took the name of its latest EP, I’m No Hero, I’m Just Bad with Matches, from an episode of Boy Meets World, performs at the Ottobar with Highest Honor and Bad Case of Big Mouth. Don’t miss: Baltimore future folk band Other Colors return from a tour of the deep South with a show at the Gold Bar with Smoke Bellow and Cigarette.
MONDAY: The wonderfully named Long Island emo band Iron Chic plays the Windup Space with Dead Mechanical and Sinclair. Justin Timberlake performs the hits from his first two albums and the underwhelming filler from his last two albums at the Verizon Center in Washington.
TUESDAY: Young the Giant, one of the most popular bands on alt-rock radio with the word “the” in the middle of a three-word name, headlines Rams Head Live with Cayucas opening.
WEDNESDAY: That 1 Guy, a Las Vegas-based musician who plays solo (obviously) with a variety of homemade instruments, performs at the 8x10. Don’t miss: Local experimental band USSA Pleasuredome plays the Sidebar with Patrick McMinn, the Sound of Rescue, and Robotopotamus.
IN THE WINGS: Former Floetry singer and current solo star Marsha Ambrosius headlines Baltimore Soundstage on March 21. (For more information, visit baltimoresoundstage.com or call  244-0057.) Veteran Athens, Ga., indie-rock group Of Montreal will play the Ottobar on May 10 in support of their 12th album, 2013’s Lousy with Sylvianbriar. (For more information, visit theottobar.com or call  662-0069.) Teenage New Zealand pop sensation Lorde will headline InfieldFest at Preakness this year, May 17 at Pimlico Race Course. (For more information, visit preakness.com or call  542-9400.)
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