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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Friday, June 12th – Michael Nirenberg and the Brazil Project
An Die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. at 8:00 PM – $18

How about some Brazilian jazz to ring in the weekend with The Brazilian Project, featuring guitar virtuoso, Dani Cortaza.

More info here.

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Friday, June 12th – Brothers Music Grand Opening w/ Raindeer and others
The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St. at 9:00 PM – $5

Brothers and local musicians, Ian and Brian Goldstein celebrate the opening of Brothers Music in Old Goucher on the 21st block of Charles St, just a couple blocks from The Crown. The store has instruments and used gear for any local musician or hobbyist in the area. It’s not only awesome to have a musician run music store in Baltimore but also in Station North. Come out to the show Friday with Raindeer and others TBA.

 

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Saturday, June 13th – Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. at 11:00 AM – FREE

Come out to Highlandtown to celebrate Maryland folk tradition and heritage with the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival at Creative Alliance. Enjoy West African drumming, a crab picking competition, and a dance battle at all on Saturday afternoon.

More info here.

 

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Sunday, June 14th – Heartless Bastards / Craig Finn
The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. at 8:00 PM – $18

Only occasionally do I step outside of Baltimore when recommending shows to check out but I just can’t resist the rock n’ rollers Heartless Bastards and everyone’s favorite stumbling bar-band poet, Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady). Get your tickets ahead of time because there’s a chance it could sell out.

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.