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.

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Friday, September 5th – Tribute Night

Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. at 8:30 PM – $10
Friday night will be a fun one at Ottobar with Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Tool tribute bands. There are deals on Brewer’s Art’s Ozzy all night long.
More info here.







Saturday, September 6th – Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra 
Caton Castle, 20 S. Caton Ave. at 6:00 PM – $20 

So many Baltimore music fans are unaware of the gem that is Caton Castle. While it’s a bit outside of the city, it’s a monument in Baltimore’s jazz tradition. The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra, along with Caton Castle’s soul food, will make for a fantastic Friday night.

More info here.



Saturday, September 6th – DJ Rod Lee / Spank Rock
Metro Gallery,
 1700 N. Charles St. at 9:00 PM – $8

“Dance your pain away” on Saturday with DJ Rod Lee, one of Baltimore’s most famous club DJs. You might be able to see Todd Marcus at Caton Castle and get to Metro in time for Rod Lee’s set.

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,  Follow him on Twitter at TayDeBoer23