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Bmore Music Picks: Baltimore Music, Concerts and Events for April 28 – May 4

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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 Baltimore Fun GuideShow Space, or Weekly.Citypaper.com.

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Monday, April 28th –  Jazz Jam Session
Club 347, 347 N. Calvert St., 9PM – FREE

Every Monday night, Club 347 hosts a live jazz jam session and it’s usually off-the-hook. 347 is a tiny, little place right on Calvert by the Baltimore Sun headquarters and Mercy Hospital. If you’re not looking for it, you might go flying by.

More info here.

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Tuesday, April 29th – Out of Your Head – Improvised Experimental Music Collective
Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. at 9:30 PM – FREE

Free shows are usually always good shows, but when it’s the Out of Your Head collective then it’s always stellar. A rotating cast of improvisational musicians playing a blend of free jazz and experimental noise makes for a unique experience every time you see it. There isn’t a place in Baltimore that supports a wider range of musical styles than the Windup Space.

More info here.

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Friday, April 2nd – The Skull Defekts / Zomes / Horse Lords / Microkingdom / Multicult / Wume
Gold Bar and the Crown (two bar show), 1910 N. Charles St., 2nd floor doors at 8:00 PM – $10 (link to tix)

Wowzer, this bill is a doozy. Six bands spanning two bars, which happen to be across the hall from each other, will make this a Friday night psychedelic extravaganza. A few of these bands are from Baltimore, like Microkingdom, but headliner The Skull Defekts are Swedish and could even trigger a sell-out, so get your tickets ahead of time.

More info here.

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Saturday, May 3rd – Baltimore Irish Trad Fest Concert
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave 8PM – $25 ($20 for members)

Sixteen of the world’s most renowned traditional Irish musicians will grace the Creative Alliance stage on Saturday night. While it ain’t cheap, it is a must-see and a rare opportunity for any music fan. No need to buff up on Irish music prior to attending, they’ll give you a nice blend of anything you’ve missed out on for, I don’t know, the past several hundred years.

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

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