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 the Culture FlyShow Space, or Weekly.Citypaper.com.

 

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Wednesday, April 15th – Jeff Zagers / Amy Ried / Ami Dang / Comeback Ranch
Bahamas at 9:00 PM – $5

I went to my first show at Bahamas last week for the Soft Cat album release and it was a great time. It was low-key, friendly and mellow and I would recommend the space for any show, especially one with sitarist Ami Dang on the bill.

More info here.

 

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Friday, April 17th – Raindeer / Surf Harp / Sean Michael Wilson / Pelvis Presley
Hosteling International – Baltimore, 17 W. Mulberry St. at 9:00 PM – Donation

This rad dude, James Lane (Pelvis Presley) has been putting on these shows at HI- Baltimore where he works. The idea is to expose travelers to Baltimore music while also provide a great spot for locals to see shows. So far he’s had some pretty good acts but this bill, which includes Raindeer, Surf Harp, and Sean Michael Wilson, is definitely the best. Bring some bills to donate.

More info here.

 

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Saturday, April 18th – Marquee Ball TO THE MAX
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. at 5:30 PM – $35

I had the chance to go to the Marquee Ball a few years ago through work and it was a blast. There are various price points and packages available, including the $185 ticket that gets you into the VIP dinner as well as the dancing and music. Bosley is playing and there will be a special performance of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Dress in your Apocalypse inspired, Mad Max best.

More info here.

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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.