Swamp Sistas Songwriter Circle
Incredible free show featuring Zoya Zafar, E-Turn, Beth McKee and many more, all in the same room.
8 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Imperial Wine Bar, free
Kate Bush- and Twin Peaks-sampling local beat collagist headlines an eclectic evening also featuring Transcendental Telecom and personnel from hip-hop imprint On God Records.
10 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Sandwich Bar, $5
ECM-indebted "house band" of Blue Bamboo mixes solid grooves and wild improv, Mingus covers and original tunes. For adventurous ears.
8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, $15
Control This!, Abandon the Midwest and Summer Spiders join together to show off their influences onstage with full cover sets. Expect, well, everything.
8 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Will's Pub, $10
Orlando Gay Chorus
The second show of a two-night stand at the Plaza from this local institution promises a relentlessly sunny mix of jazz, pop and Broadway standards all delivered with total verve.
4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at Plaza Live, $25-$30
Press the eject and give me the tape. Baltimorean tape-op creates warm, lush lullabies from Frankensteined reel-to-reel units and loop freeways.
9 p.m. Monday, May 15, at Uncle Lou's, $5
Expect the unexpected with local noise legend Dan Reaves; last time we saw him live his set was painting on a contact-mic'd canvas, operating a theremin with his free hand.
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at Uncle Lou's, free