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A Ton of Music in Baltimore Tonight

So, basically, every place that has ever had music is having music tonight. There’s no shortage of choices, and there’s too much to talk about in detail, so we’ll just give you our picks and let you decide what kind of show you want to go see. Still not sure where we’ll end up tonight, but probably at one of these places.

Future Islands headlines Spring Fair tonight, one of may musical options in town.

The Philly Invades Baltimore Fest is kicking off at 3 pm today over at the Charm City Art Space. We went to this last year and had a great time watching bands like Algernon Cadwallader and 1994! who are both returning this year along with a ton of other acts.

The JHU Spring Fair is happening all weekend, but tonight’s music bill is the one to catch, featuring Future Islands and Lands and Peoples, among dozens more. Spring fair is also your best bet for dinner, with offerings like funnel cake and fried Oreos.

Just a few blocks south of the JHU Campus the 2640 Space is hosting the homecoming show for music media darlings Wye Oak with Callers and a favorite of ours, Secret Mountains. Unfortunately, this is a Dry show with no BYOB.

Down at Sonar local label Fan Death Records is having their annual showcase show featuring Pleasure Leftists and Heroin Sucks, a Charm City Suicides tribute band.

If you’re looking for something smaller scale, Dionysus is hosting a rare live show with former Iron Cross frontman and local author Sab Grey along with surf-garage dudes Sal Bando.

And if you want to go even more old school and off the radar than that, you can check out the rockabilly stylings of local pie-man extraordinaire Rodney Henry with local roustabouts Danny Kay and the Nightlifers at Fell’s Point’s 1919.

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The Orioles & Horseshit in Downtown Baltimore Tonight

You know you live in a fine town when you’re turning up your nose at the chance to see incredibly talented, nationally acclaimed bands from your city for no other reason than ‘meh.’ But that’s exactly what we’re up to.

We skipped Sick Sick Birds and the other openers on the canceled Leatherface bill last night, and we also couldn’t be bothered to go see that show at Floristree yesterday featuring Arboretum and Pontiak. Tonight we ought to be going to see Wye Oak at their EP release show, but we probably won’t.

The Budweiser Clydesdales are part of the Preakness Parade of Lights on Pratt Street tonight.

Other than that show, there’s not much doing in Baltimore tonight, so we’re probably going to say ‘Fuck it, let’s go down to Camden Yards.’ The most hated team in baseball is coming to town, so we’re going to make sure we sneak into some seats far, far away from the student night sections, and hope the rain-pocalypse breaks long enough to get in the post-game fireworks.

Of course there’s also the danger of rain on the parade, since the Preakness Parade of Lights is going off tonight as well. Between the two events happening at the same time, downtown is probably going to be a very festive clusterfuck tonight.

Word has it the parade is very equine heavy, being horse themed and all, featuring everything from the Budweiser Clydesdales to police horses and more, so we’re definitely going to be watching our step on the way back to the light rail, and we suggest you do the same.


The Orioles play the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards tonight. Jeremy Guthrie vs. Justin Masterson. 7:05 on MASN.


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