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Bmore Music Picks: Baltimore Music, Concerts and Events for May 12 – May 18

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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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Tuesday, May 13th – An Industrial Industry Night
Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave, 8:00PM – FREE

Fix – The Ministry Movie is a film all about the industrial band, Ministry, and it will be playing at Windup on Tuesday followed by old Wax Trax! vinyl, one of the most well known industrial punk labels in America.

More info here.

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Wednesday, May 14th –  Benjamin Booker
Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., 8:00PM – $8:00 (missiontix.com link)

Benjamin Booker is a songwriter from New Orleans who blends elements of bayou jazz, rock n’ roll, blues, folk and punk. His forthcoming debut was produced by Andrija Tokic  of Alabama Shakes fame. Go see him rock the Ottobar on Wednesday – the show is eight bucks and you may never get the opportunity to see him at a smaller venue again. He’s that good.

More info here.

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Thursday, May 15th – Ami Dang / Impatience Machine / Amy Reid / Slag Ralden
Gold Bar, 1910 N. Charles St. (2nd floor) at doors at 8:30PM – $8

Ami Dang is a local world/electronic musician who blends styles of Indian sitar and Baltimore-electro into sweeping, soulful, dance-y tunes. Unfortunately, Gold Bar has announced via their Facebook page that they will be shutting their doors, so this may be one of the last chances to get there to see a show. It’s a great venue that we’ve all been lucky to enjoy for the few short months it was open.

More info here.

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Friday, May 16th – Lafayette Gilchrist – Solo Piano
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. at 8PM – $18 ($15 for members) 

The recently transplanted, Lafeyette Gilchrist, and his tremendous, jazz chops practically make him a Baltimorean as he embodies much of that rich jazz history that has made Baltimore one of the jazz meccas. He moved here in January, so we will claim him as our own, either way. This show will most likely sell out, so get your tickets ahead of time. And $18 to see Gilchrist is a steal –  he’s a legend.

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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