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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Thursday, June 18th – Turn Up for Justice w/ 99 Cents / Schwarz & more
The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St. at 9:00 PM – $5+

Head out to The Crown on Thursday night for a Bmore United for Change Benefit (BUC). The lineup features Schwarz, 99 Cents, RIP Knoxx, Che Parlay, and DJ Waterzz.

More info here.

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Thursday, June 18th – Big Thief / Black Sage /Natural Velvet / Pellars
Church & Company, 3647 Falls Rd. at 8:00 PM – $5

Church & Company is a relatively new venue in Hampden on Falls Road. I’ve been once and it’s quite a pleasant concert experience, usually complete with candles and great vibes. Come out Thursday night for two of Baltimore’s best: punk rockers Natural Velvet and the synth pop duo, Blacksage.

More info here.

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Saturday, June 20th – Punk Rock Karaoke
The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. at 8:00 PM – $5 (suggested donation)

The $5 donation sure goes to a good cause: to help support Tess and Scott Collins as Tess continues her battle with cancer. Come out on Saturday and celebrate the weekend with some punk rock karaoke.

 

 

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Saturday, June 20th – World Refugee Day Street Festival
Creative Alliance, 400 block of Conkling St. at 12-3 PM – FREE

This annual international family showcase, celebrates Baltimore as a home to talented refugees and immigrants of all ages with dance, music and art activities as well as food, hand-made jewelry and crafts for sale.

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.