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Upcoming shows: Week of May 7th, 2012 (Highlights!)

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This article first needs to address the fact that I am now 3 days late from letting you know of the great shows hitting Maryland this week, I truely apologize. I have been swamped with school work since I will be graduating with a Bachelor's in about two weeks. I'm going to try to have the next two weeks on time for you as well, however know I might be a little late pushing them out since I'm writing many papers to get out of school in time. After that, I'll be making many more articles for you to check out here! Again, very sorry. I will continue to start my articles with the shows that happened on Monday (not give much detail), then move on to the rest that haven't happened yet!

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Monday 5/07: Phone Calls From Home with Glory Days, My Girl Friday, Mitchy C – ALL AGES (Sonar)

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Tuesday 5/08: The Go-Go's - ALL AGES (Rams Head Live!)

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Wednesday 5/09: Heritage Hunter Tour featuring Mastodon and Opeth - ALL AGES - Show at 7:30pm (The Fillmore)

I have unfortunately, never had the chance to see Opeth peform. However, I have seen Mastodon before and they put on a great show. Last time I saw the band was a few years back in Baltimore at Rams Head Live! The openers that night were Converge and The Bronx. Great show, great night! I highly suggest you check out the show.

Openers for the night: Ghost

Tickets: $37.50 online | $42 day of show

The Fillmore is located at 8656 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Unable to provide you with parking information since I have personally never been to The Fillmore. However, the website does provide you with all the parking information you may need.

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Thursday 5/10: Dead Mechanical - ALL AGES - Doors at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm (Charm City Art Space) (event info)

Opener for the night: Dartagnan, Arms Aloft, and Widow's Watch

Charm City Art Space is located at 1731 Maryland Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201.

Street parking and nearby garages. (Watch for meters and signs when street parking)

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Friday 5/11: Star Slinger and The Hood Internet - 18+ - Doors at 8pm (Sonar)

I've always wanted to see the Hood Internet, I think I actually did last year at Bamboozle 2011, but I really can't remember. There were a ton of acts. Looks like this week, I still won't be seeing the group, however I think you should go check them out for me and then let me know what you think!

Opener for the night: Chrissy Murderbot

Tickets: $12 in advance | $15 day of show

Sonar is located at 407 E. Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21202.

Parking lot, street parking, and nearby garages available.

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Saturday 5/12: DC Chili Cook Off featuring: Twin Atlantic, Civil Twilight, Neon Trees, AWOLNATION, Angels and Airwaves, Airborne Toxic Event, Cake, Incubus - ALL AGES - Doors at 11am - RFK Stadium

Tickets: Ranges from $46 to $218

For directions to DC Chili Cook Off.

Set Times Schedule

Gates: 11:00AM

Twin Atlantic: 11:35AM-12:10PM

Civil Twilight 12:35AM-1:15PM

Neon Trees 1:40PM-2:20PM

AWOLNATION 2:45PM-3:25PM

The Airborne Toxic Event 3:50PM-4:35PM

Cake: 5:00PM-6:00PM

Incubus: 6:30PM-8:00PM

* All times subject to change

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Sunday 5/13: The Metal Lords’ Day featuring Rob Zombie and Megadeth with Lacuna Coil - Doors at 3pm - ALL AGES - Merriweather

Openers for the day: Lacuna Coil, Battery (tribute to Metallica), Santuary (tribute to Iron Maiden), and Moon Baby (tribute to Godsmack)

Tickets: Range from $40 - $55

Merriweather is located at 10475 Little Patuxent Pky Columbia, MD.

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Remember when parking anywhere, lock up your vehicle and hide all your valuables. If you don't do this, you might be hurting yourself in the end. I feel like this should be common sense, but just in case you don't have that, here's your advice.

More advice, this is my opinion of where you should be. All information listed for the above shows was taken directly from the venues respective websites. Prices, times, and more can all change - so please check out the websites before heading down to the show!

The music scene is alive and well in Baltimore and you should support it!

SPOTIFY MIX (including some of the artists I listed below and didn't highlight): Week of May 7th, 2012.

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1st Mariner Arena | 8x10 | Baltimore Soundstage | Cancun Cantina | Charm City Art Space | Fillmore - Silver Spring | Merriweather Post Pavilion | Nightcat | Pier Six Pavilion | Rams Head Live! | Rams Head Tavern | Recher Theatre | Sidebar Tavern | Sonar/Talking Head Club | The Lyric | The Metro Gallery | The Ottobar

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SOME MORE SHOWS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK

(and a million more that are listed on the venues websites)

5/07: 98 Rock's Noise In The Basement with Drift Plan, Down To Nothing, My Useless Self, and Sepiak Absinthe - Baltimore Soundstage
5/09: Andrew Bird – SOLD OUT – Rams Head Live!
5/09: Mike Doughty – Rams Head Tavern
5/10: Pigymy Lush with Screaming Females and Big Mouth – Golden West
5/11: Atomsmash with Edisun, Test Pattern Radio, Skitzo Calypso, and more – Recher

5/11 Josh Gracin – Cancun Cantina
5/11 M3 Rock Festival Official Kix-Off Party with Night Ranger, Kix, and more - Merriweather
5/11 Tideland (ex pg. 99) – Golden West
5/12 DMX - Dubai
5/12 Fear Factory with Shadows Fall and more – Sonar
5/12 GIVE with Diamond, Daylight, Praise, and Big Mouth – Talking Head Club (FREE)
5/12 HFS presents Eve 6 with The Audition and Fall From Grace - Recher
5/12 M3 Rock Festival with Ratt, Queensryche, Skid Row, Warrant, Quiet Riot, M3 All-Star Jam, LA Guns, Great White, Dokken, Stryper, and more - Merriweather
5/12 PG Six – Golden West
5/12 The Legwarmers – SOLD OUT – Rams Head Live!
5/12 The Maine – The Fillmore
5/12 Vinny Vegas with Via Lotus, Storm the Beaches, The Matricmonials – Metro Gallery
5/13 Lit with Thousand Horses, Domino Falls, The Risk, and Yesterdays War – Recher
5/13 True Widow with Secret Mountains and Wild Honey – Golden West
5/13 Yo Gotti with D Shep and Zed Dilla – Baltimore Soundstage

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