August 25-31


Yairms (NC), AlhhlA (NC) and Infinite Honey @ Holy Frijoles 

Emulsified with Rob Macy. 9 pm, free @ Joe2



LA Font (LA), Silence Kid, Pompeii Graffitti Acoustic. 10 pm, free @ Holy Frijoles

North by North, Wyoming Exploded, Pour the Pirate Sherry, and Dataloaf. 8 pm, $7 @ Club K 


Grass Grinder and Shenandoah Alley @ 1919 (1919 E. Fleet St.)

Darsombra, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children, and ryanSmithTHOTH. 9 pm @ Sidebar

Kevin Morby, Steve Gunn, Little Rib and Vayda. 9 pm, ye$ @ The Ottobar (Upstairs)

Opening reception for The Gallery Takeover - Monthly Showcase (Dragnet). 8 pm @ Gallery 788 

Everything Will Be Okay (A stand-up comedy show). 8 pm, $3 @ The Crown (blue) 

I’ve Got Your Number: Bingo Night presented by Nolen Strals, Rowen Frazer, and Samantha Dolores with DJ King Gilbert. 10:30 pm @ Golden West

Smoke Bellow, Other Colors, and Devotional. 9 pm, ye$ @ The Crown

Life on the Sideline, Blue Food, Harmonic Blue, Brooks Long and Cosmic Lust. 7:30 pm, $8 @ Club K


DJ iMac (John Bowman), DJ Chris Balint, and DJ Hummingbird Feeder (James Ford). 9:45, $5 donation @ Holy Underground

Trunkweed, Wishlist, Sea Life, and Squibs with installation/video pieces by Tom Faison, Rayne O’May, Tara Patronik, and Miles Engel-Hawbecker. 8 pm, $5 suggested donation @ Believesham

Night of Satie with performance by Josh Nukem and featuring work by Daniel Guinness, Curtis Stith, Colin Foster, Lucas Haroldson and Fiona Sergeant. 7 pm @ Lil’ Gallery

Crocodiles, Sisu, Black Sage and Natural Velvet. 8 pm @ Metro Gallery

The Set Up, Wage Slave Underground and the Idle Gossip. 8 pm, $5 @ The Sidebar

Anything Goes Art Show and Five Foot Assassins Closing Reception with Bad Moon (WV). 7 pm @ Gallery 788

Total Hipster Crusher, Hyperemesis, Bludgeoned, Castration Rites, and Clay Davis. $7 @ Club K

Opening reception for Plate Vol. 1 feat 7 artists. 7 pm @ 219 E. Preston Street 

Alloverstreet: E Oliver Art Walk @ many locations


Vague Output 1 Year Anniversary Party with Max Eilbacher, C10, Transgender VHS, Pulsewidthmod, BWO, DJ Paypal, DJ Earl, A’phreaq, Latex Bodice, and DJ Mark Brown. 10 pm, $5 before 11 pm, $10 after @ The Crown

Radical Discharge, Black Wine, Blackwolf Beach and Ratboiler. 8 pm @ Metro Gallery

Stephen Lee and Robert “Fireball” Mitchell @ Dangerously Delicious Pies (2839 O’Donnell St.)

Monomyth, Dream Boyz, Nap Lives, Expanding Man and Drone Theory. 8 pm, $7 @ Club K

Opening reception for Love Tap and Bozo Needs a Tissue. 7 pm @ Current Space


Stephen Lee, Hyster Majesty, 20ooo, Matt Monta (OH). 8pm, $7 @ Club K

Time Ghost, Reverse Baptism, and Power Masters. $5 @ MySpace 


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August 18-24


Adventure, Golden Donna, Sweet William, Stacian, Magic Key and M.C. Dazzlestorm. 8 pm, ye$ @ The Crown 

Earring (IL), Rosemary Krust, Katrina Stonehart (IL), and Plake 64 and the Hexagrams. 8 pm, $5 @ Club K

George Cessna, Scout Paré-Phillips, and Blood & Sun. 9:30 pm, free @ Holy Frijoles

Crunk Witch and Starlight Natives. 9 pm, free @ Joe Squared


Nephila, Jerome, Phemale, Gene Pick/Vasculae, and Gxnt Valentine. 9 pm @ Tribel Haus

Crimson Wave, Hollow Boys, Baklavaa, and Big Mouth. 8 pm, ye$ @ The Crown (Red)

Jonathon Badger, Clear Channel, Newagehillbilly, and Teach Me EqualsTeach Me Equals (PA). 8 pm, $7 @ Club K

Doyle, Ashylus, Ravengers, Flag of the White Rose, and Enemy Insects. 7 pm @ Metro Gallery


Assategue (CA), Viking Moses, Boats and Opal Wood @ Bleachhouse (2714 Maryland Ave)

Squarewave Vol. VI. 10 pm, free @ The Crown (Blue)

The Sneaks (DJ set) @ The Crown (Red)

vo vs sw DJ night. 9 pm, free @ Club K

Demo Studio: Teaching as a Design Process. 5 pm @ D Center Baltimore


Club Mnemonic with Gula Gila, Melkbelly, Tha Wild Card Line, Google Talk and Gxnt DJ. 9 pm, $5 @ The Crown

Baltimore Baseball, Barbecue and Boog. 7 pm, free @ Atomic Books

Jeff Brunell, Music Bones, Precious Solo, and Cara White. 8 pm, free @ Club K

The Lavender Tone, Feral Sway, The Cleaners Association, and Flashlight O. 8:30 pm, free @ The Windup Space


Fields Festival featuring 60+ bands, performance art, dance, plays, comedy, sound and visual installations + more. 3 pm, $65 adv, $85 dos @ Camp Ramblewood

Glitter Thighs presents Hot Mesh @ Fields Festival (Camp Ramblewood)

The Sit and Watch Talk-Barn @ Fields Festival (Camp Ramblewood)

Wet Brain, No One and the Somebodies, Turbosleaze and Infinite Pizza. 8 pm, $6 @ The Crown

Western Star, Thomas Macdonald, Telegraph Wires and Old Blue Eyes. 8 pm, $7 @ Club K

Bang, Satan’s Satrys, The Pilgrim and DJ El Suprimo. 9 pm @ Metro Gallery


Fields Festival featuring 60+ bands, performance art, dance, plays, comedy, sound and visual installations + more. 11 am, $65 adv, $85 dos @ Camp Ramblewood

The Sit and Watch Talk-Barn @ Fields Festival (Camp Ramblewood)

Jelly with Sugar Shane, Jon Kwest, James Nasty and Hoss. 9 pm, $5 before 11:30, $9 after @ The Crown

Shiloh, Hybrid Baby, Root and the Basilik, Grayling Sky, and Easy Number. 8 pm, $7 @ Club K 

The Clean, Small Apartments and Expert Alterations. 8 pm @ Metro Gallery (SOLD OUT)

Nick Flora and Chris & Jenna. $8 @ Gallery 788

Baltimore Time Travel 2. 7 pm, free @ Atomic Books


Fields Festival featuring 60+ bands, performance art, dance, plays, comedy, sound and visual installations + more. 12 pm, $65 adv, $85 dos @ Camp Ramblewood

The Sit and Watch Talk-Barn @ Fields Festival (Camp Ramblewood)

Benny’s Video. 8 pm, free @ The Crown

Iji, Chester Endersby Gwazda, Marvalous Good Fortune and Butch Dawson. 8 pm @ The Bahamas (Copycat B403)

August 11-17


Club Mnemonic with Kyle Mabson, Schwarz (live set), Bow Legged Gorilla, and Mark Brown. 9 pm, $5 @ The Crown

Population, Corpse Light, and Boys Cry a Lot. 8 pm, $5 @ Club K

Emulsified with DJ Rob Macy. 9 pm @ Joe2


Sweepstakes, Flag Day, Shimmer, and Sherman Whips. 10 pm, free @ Holy Frijoles

That One Eyed Kid, 3rd Grade Friends, Mashallah, and Slydog. 8 pm, $7 @ Club K

Sight Unseen presents Creative Destruction. 8 pm, $5 @ The Windup Space

Start a band night. 9 pm, free @ The Crown


Reagan Cats, Tin Tin, the Kips, and Sweet Talk. 8 pm, $7 @ Club K

DJ James Ford. 9 pm, free @ The Crown (Red)

DJ A New Hope and DJ Dead Body @ The Crown (Blue)

Stars and the Sea, Weeknight, Bootblacks, and Drone Theory. 8 pm @ Metro Gallery


Xiuscape (Xiu the rat benefit show) with Catholicism, Clear Channel, Friend Beast, Transgender VHS, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Dj Christ Superstar. 9 pm, $6 @ The Crown (Red)

Potty Mouth, an evening of comedy with Don’t Tell Mom, Maire Witt O’Neil, Jordan Card, and Katya Tepper. 9 pm, free @ The Crown (Blue)

Endless, Musket Hawk, Bukkake Moms, and Load In. 8 pm, $8 @ Club K

Baltimore King of the Ring night. 8 pm, $5 @ Windup Space


Idling at Dusk with CoLa, Ro, and DJ Blazia_Foxx. 5 pm @ Penn Station

Dead Mellotron, Teen Body and more. 9 pm, ye$ @ The Crown

United Nations, Old Lines, Frameworks and When Skies Are Gray. 7 pm @ The Ottobar

Blinding Eye Dog, Wwix, Bukkake Party Tonight, and Scismatics. 8 pm, $7 @ Club K

Brenmar, Matic 808, Schwarz, Uncle Jess, and Hoss. 8 pm, $10 adv, $13 dos @ Metro Gallery

Opening reception for Poetry Unlimited #2. 7 pm @ rock512devil

Opening reception for The Closet, a group exhibition featuring 10 artists. 7 pm  @ The H&H Building (4th floor)

Sight Unseen presents Rituals of Restoration: a program of moving image work by Steve Cossman. 8 pm @ The Station North Chicken Box


Roomrunner, Greys, Romantic States, and the Dirty Nil. 8 pm, ye$ @ Holy Underground

Friends Records presents Weekends, Deep Green, Dave Heumann, Will Redman, and Bliss. 9 pm, ye$ @ The Crown (Blue)

Dirty Soul Dance Party with DJ Landis Expandis. 10 pm @ The Crown (Red)

Propagandhi, RVIVR, and War on Women. 7:30 pm @ The Ottobar

Time Columns, Hotel Neon, Hollywood Banks, and Ishmael. 8 pm, $8 @ Gallery 788

Hot Blood, Vansaders, Mickey and Mallory, Sister City, and Valet. 8 pm, $8 @ Club K


Dentist, Colora and 1 more. 8 pm, $7 @ Club K

Benny’s Video presents Toys, Jack, and Jumanji. 8 pm @ The Crown

August 4-10


Emulsified with DJ Rob Macy. 9 pm @ Joe2

The Merry Go Rounds, Neck First, Polypony and Dreggs. 8 pm, $5 @ Club K


Celebrated Summer Records 8 Yr Anniversary Party! 7 Seconds, The Copyrights, WarXgames, and Praise. 7 pm @ Ottobar

Stanley And The Search, No Tide, My Heart, My Anchor, Changing Scene, and Suburbs. 7 pm @ Charm City Art Space

Argentinum Astrum, Citadel, Elagabalus, The Heads Are Zeros and DJ Soft Pink Truth. 10 pm @ The Crown

Whores, American Sharks, Passage Between and Ratboiler. 8 pm @ Metro Gallery

Juventud Podrida, Porkeria, Moloso and Pleasure Industry. $7 @ Club K

Normaling and Hootie B @ Luckies Liquors


The return of music played at a reasonable volume with DJ Team Alien Vs. Predator. 9 pm, free @ The Crown (Red)

Jazz Lunch presents Cartoon Jazz. 9 pm, free @ The Crown (Blue)


Hey You, Come Back!: August reading feat. Emmett Buckley and Jenny Xie. 7 pm, free @ The Crown (Red)

Anything Goes Art Show featuring music by Drone Theory. 7 pm, suggested donation $5 @ Gallery 788

Next Step Up, Sand, Stout, and Queensway. 6 pm @ Charm City Art Space

Blowfly, Lazlo Lee and the Motherless Children, Slow Jerks and more TBA. 8 pm @ Metro Gallery

Neftoss, Andrew Bernstein, Good Willsmith, Sugarm. 9:30 pm, $5 @ The Bank

Nick Hope, Zoo Brother, Twin Cabin and more TBA. 9 pm @ The Crown (Red)

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night. 8 pm, free @ The Crown (Blue)

Jebiotto, Dream Boyz, New Gods, Fevers, Worthless Homestead, and Jeff Carey. 8pm, $8 @ Club K


Closing reception for Base Period: Print/Collect and Color Wheel Collaboration featuring Alan Resnick and Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez. 7 pm, free @ Springsteen

Living Spaces #2 with Emily Reo, Ricky Eat Acid, Suno Deko, Infinity Crush and Soft Cat. 8 pm, $8 @ The Crown

The Wayward, Gnarwhal, and Pinecones. 7 pm @ Charm City Art Space

Raw Power, Wartorn, Pain and more TBA. 8 pm @ Metro Gallery

Chrissy Vasquez’ Sola’moor release with Hi$to, Rakim Miles, Jujuan Allen, TT the Artist, 83 Cutlass, and Al Rogers. 8 pm @ Windup Space

Station North Salon Show Opening/After Party with DJ Book of Morrin @ The Crown 

Gross, Ahabs Revenge, Neat Freak, Soul Truck, Plague Czar, Waller, and Castration Rites. 8 pm, $8 @ Club K


Marian McLaughlin and Ethan Foote, Susan Alcorn, and Ccord Ensemble. $5-$10 suggested donation @ Church & Company

Wing Dam (record release), Sherman Whips, Sweepstakes, and DJ Omega 3s. 9 pm, $6 @ The Crown (Red)

The Sterling Sisters, Wailin Storms, and Morels. 8 pm, $10 @ Metro Gallery

This is Baltimore #2 with Holy Tongues, Arrabers, and The Set-Up. 9 pm @ Windup Space

Shark Week, My America, and Diamond State. 8 pm, $5 @ Club K


Killerwinds, Id’ve, Drawback, The Great Dismal, and Phantom Lanterns (EP release) @ Club K

Narc, Zula, Leaping and more TBA. 9 pm, ye$ @ The Crown

Phantom Lanterns, Great Dismissal, Drawback and Killerwinds. 8 pm, $7 @ Club K