Bmore Music Picks: Baltimore Music, Concerts and Events for December 15 – December 21

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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 Culture FlyShow Space, or




Thursday, December 18th – Lord Grunge / Future People / Mickey Free / Glittoris / Echo
The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. at 10:00 PM – $5

A very eclectic blend of rappers round out the Thursday night bill at Windup Space including Baltimore’s own Mickey Free and Glittoris. It’ll be an awesome way to lead-off the weekend so do it up.

More info here.



Friday, December 19th – The Rodney Kelley Jazz Experience
Phase 10, 885 N. Howard St. at 8:00 PM – FREE 

How about some jazz on a Friday night? Head over to Howard St. in Mount Vernon and enjoy The Rodney Kelley Experience, led by a jazz guitar virtuoso.  With some creativity and proper planning, you can make it to both this and the Friends Records Anniversary just up the road at Ottobar.

More info here.



Friday and Saturday, December 19th/20th – Friends Records 5th Anniversary
Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. 2nd floor at 8:00 PM – $20 for both nights on missiontix (single passes available)

Two nights. Nearly 40 bands. Over twelve hours of music. This Friday and Saturday night Friends Records will celebrate it’s five-year anniversary with a boatload of fantastic Baltimore bands including Celebration, Sun Club, Eze Jackson, Wing Dam, Raindeer, Small Apartments, Television Hill, Weekends, Goblin Mold (their last show!) and many more.

Buy your tickets ahead of time on and you can get both nights for just 20 bucks. Essentially, you’re paying about 50 cents per band and you’ll see the best night of music all year. See you there!

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.

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