Moderne trio makes the rock moves bigger and yet the sentiments more vulnerable on their second album; stardom caught them by surprise (a classic tale) but they're survivors.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Hard Rock Live, $23
Doom metal quartet from the ever-fertile Baltimore underground that injects an undercurrent of stark ambient dread into their distorted trudges (a la the mighty Grief).
9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at Uncle Lou's, $5
O.G. Brit punx embark on a 40th anniversary tour with three original members and snotty valentine "Baby Baby" in their back pocket, so we'd say it's a win-win scenario.
6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at West End Trading Company, $12
Reggae on the Block
Maybe the lineup isn't exactly the most stellar representation of the rich legacy of reggae, but it's an outdoor party downtown with live music, so we're into it.
4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Social Pavilion, $20-$100
Philippe Lemm Trio
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Why don't you ask heavily feted percussionist Lemm, when he brings his crack trio to the Blue Bamboo.
3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, $20
Maryland weirdo collective gets pared down to one member for this gig supporting Kitty (dropped the Pryde surname); expect skewed and collaged outsider folk, electronics and fried rock.
8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Will's Pub, $10-$12
Baltimore avant-rapper Height hits town for the first time with Sign One and a posse of Illuminated Paths fiends backing him up.
10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Sandwich Bar, $10