Reading

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

Previous Story
Article Image

Art I’d Buy: Creative Alliance Auction pick [...]

Next Story
Article Image

Photos from Everything On It at WTMD Studios

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.

 ………………

thumbnail
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.

 ………………

Screen-shot-2011-01-09-at-4.45.10-PM-540x360

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.

 ………………

860432_636849366386562_763245576662519431_o (1)

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.

 ………………

Untitled-1_31

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

Related Stories
Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

This week's news includes: a tribute to Valerie Maynard, two Maryland lawmakers introduce The National Council of African-American History and Culture Act, Midway's last days on The Block, and more reporting from WYPR, Maryland Matters, The AFRO and other local and independent news sources.

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week:  a reception for Baltimore Community Foundation Gallery's inaugural exhibition, Lavett Ballard, Monica Ikegwu, and Megan Lewis give an artist talk for Galerie Myrtis, Open Works 6th anniversary, 2022 Doors Open Baltimore kick-off celebration, William Cordova at the BMA, and more!

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

This week's news includes: the passing of Valerie Maynard, Diamon Fisher, actress Moses Ingram, Adnan Syed released from prison, and more reporting from Baltimore Beat, Serial Podcast, Baltimore Brew, Baltimore Fishbowl, and other local and independent media sources

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: Kevin Tervala lectures on Abstraction and African Art, BmoreArt’s Jeffrey Kent and Cara Ober in conversation with Devin Allen and Bill Gaskins, Jo Smail opening reception at Goya Contemporary, Plein Air Painting at Evergreen, John Waters at MCHC, Sister Corita Kent at Goucher, and more!