Bmore Music Picks is a weekly feature that highlights shows, concerts or events to check out in Baltimore (and the surrounding area). While it’s not a comprehensive events calendar, our picks are diverse and may highlight jazz, rock, folk, noise, punk, hip-hop, R&B, metal, experimental or just about any other sub-genre or style that helps make Baltimore’s music scene varied and vibrant. For a more comprehensive events calendar check out baltimorefunguide.com, showspace.tumblr.com or weekly.citypaper.com.

 

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Monday, March 31st – Metal Television for Metal Mondays (upstairs)
Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. at 9:00 PM – $7

Do you have a case of the Mondays? Ottobar’s Metal Mondays presents Metal Television:  all metal related videos all night long including Beavis and Butthead and Wayne’s World. Of course the DJ will spin a gamut of metal for your enjoyment (classics and contemporary).

More info here.

 

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courtesy of indyweek.com

courtesy of indyweek.com

Wednesday, April 2nd – Woodsman / Television Hill / Wing Dam / Raindeer
Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St. at 8 PM – $8 (Get tickets)

There are too many great bands on this bill to count. Okay, well I guess there are only four…but they all rock. Wing Dam are a perfect spring band and (hopefully) it’s right around the corner. You can never go wrong with the bill that Metro Gallery puts together – always top-level entertainment. And of course, Club Charles is right up the street for a pre-show PBR.

More info here.

 

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photo courtesy of jeffreedbass.com

photo courtesy of jeffreedbass.com

Thursday, April 3rd – Jeff Reed Jazz Trio
Bertha’s Mussels, 734 S. Broadway at 9 PM – free

This trio, which has Eric Kennedy on drums and Bob Butta on piano is a favorite of one of my jazz-head friends. I’ve been there a couple times and it was quite the treat. Get there early, because Jeff Reed is popular and you won’t get a seat. Plus you might want to enjoy some grub from “Baltimore’s Best Seafood Restaurant.”

More info here.

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image courtesy of Sam Morgan

image courtesy of Sam Morgan

Saturday, April 5th – Raindeer / Other Colors / Us and Us Only / Vacant Windows / Modern Girls
The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave doors at 8 PM – $8 (21+)

Five of the 21 bands that are featured on the upcoming compilation, Friends with Benefits, will be play to celebrate its release at The Windup Space. One of Baltimore’s most eclectic venues will feature this diverse palette of pop bands that sway somewhere between The Cure and Pavement. You can get the digital download code for the compilation at the show, so bring some extra cash. Other bands on the compilation include Sun Club, Weekends, Wildhoney, Surf Harp and more. All sales from compilation album go to Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.

More info here.

*Author Taylor DeBoer grew up in the Baltimore area and studied Writing and Sociology at Loyola University Maryland. He is a local writer, music lover, and edits a website that he co-founded, Manikmusic.net.   Follow him on Twitter at TayDeBoer23