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, July 8th – The Yellow Dress / Viking Moses / Vayda / Amanda Glasser
Loners Club at 9:00 PM – $5

What a lineup on Wednesday at the DIY space in Charles Village. Viking Moses has been making music and touring the world for two decades and only recently settled in Batimore. We should consider ourselves very lucky to have him. Vayda and Amanda Glasser are also fantastic songwriters that each play a nice mix of beautiful, dreamy pop and folk tunes.

More info here.

 

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Thursday, July 9th – Dale Watson
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave at 8:00 PM – $18

Yes, you read that correctly. Honky tonk country legend, Dale Watson, will be gracing Baltimore with his presence at The Creative Alliance Thursday evening. He’s a throwback Outlaw figure with more Grand Ole Opry in him than CMT, that’s for sure. Get your tickets ahead of time to save some money.

More info here.

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Friday, July 10th – Monument Quilt Benefit / TT the Artist EP Release
The Crown, . at 9:00 PM – $10 (RED & BLUE ROOMS)

Full disclosure: I helped organize this event. The Monument Quilt, a public healing space for survivors of rape and abuse, is hosting a benefit at The Crown along with TT The Artist who is releasing her, “Gimme Yo Love” EP. Come party in both rooms all night long. Outer Spaces, Surf Harp, Schwarz, Holy Ghost Party, Mighty Mark, Elon, TT The Artist and MORE are performing.

More info here.

 

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Sunday, July 12th –Normal’s 25th Anniversary Show w/ Microkingdom & others
Normals Books & Records, 425 E. 31st St. at 3:00 PM – FREE

Celebrate 25 years of Baltimore’s best book and record store with some great music right at Normals. It’s FREE and includes Microkingdom, Michael, Mark, Liz & Don, Owen Gardner, Kristen Toedtman, and The Baltimore Shape Note Singers.

 

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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.