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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Tuesday, August 3rd – Two For Tuesday at Ottobar
The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. at 9:00 PM – FREE

Dance your ass off to britpop, electro and new wave while drinking TWO PBR tallboys for $4. Ottobar is still a ton of fun when they isn’t a show, so check it out.

More info here.

 

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Friday, August 7th – Chiffon / Wing Dam / Sherman Whips / Elon
The Crown, 1910 N. Charles St. at 9:00 PM – $8 (bands in the Blue Room as well)

This lineup is STACKED. Wing Dam is one of the best bands in Baltimore and I recently had the opportunity of seeing Elon perform to a crowd at The Crown who were all completely entranced by his unbelievably voice. Chiffon is dance-y, 80s influenced pop and are also boatloads of fun.

More info here.

 

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Friday, August 7th – Yuck / Hurry / Joy classic
Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St. at 8:00 PM – $14

Yuck burst onto the indie music scene a few years back with a very distinct, 90s era college rock/grunge vibe and it was no miracle why they became so popular. With a slight departure in style on their second album, their popularity dipped a bit. This show, featuring local surf-rock band, Joy Classic, will be a fun show for a Friday night.

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.