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Dance Disaster Movement

By Bret McCabe | Posted 7/27/2005

WEDNESDAY: Baroness takes a bite out of the Talking Head with Medic, Flowers in the Attic, and Severed Head. I ran out of lame jokes months ago with respect to the Bridge playing at the Funk Box. D.C.'s indie-poppy Washington Social Club catches looks at the Ottobar with the Hint and Cascade in Blue. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers don't come around Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion no more.

THURSDAY: Q-Burns Abstract Message hits Mosaic with Dan Soda. Beans rapes silence with the Holy Fuck at the Talking Head with Bow N Arrow and Christopher Freeland. Chicago heavyweight Pelican beckons the thaw at the Ottobar with Big Business, Panthers, and Trephine. Noise-groove mood generator New Age Hillbilly puts a hex on the Mojo Room with the Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad and the Jumping Off Point and Other Moments of Grace. New York's Slingshot Dakota delivers indie-rock and comedy to Charm City Space.

FRIDAY: He's still Jason from the bloc: The original J. Lo, Jason Lowenstein—the one behind all of Sebadoh's screamy songs—is not too amused at the Talking Head with Dark Water Transit and All the Dead Pilots. Spank Rock busts the megamix Yeahs at the Ottobar with Kudu. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band sounds off at the Funk Box.

SATURDAY: Thee Lexington Arrows play the Sidebar's Red Light Special fashion/rock benefit for Ann Metz with Headwounds and Mongoloidian Glow. The Al Maniscalco Quartet plays An die Musik with guest saxophonist Bunky Green. Scott Alexander plays a free 2 p.m. show at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Wheeler Auditorium with Citizen Rhane, Temp Sound Solutions, and Mossyrock. The Fading Son rocks the Talking Head with Skeletons and the Girl Faced Boy, Sejayno, and Fa She Monde (see No Cover, page 28). The Red Room at Normals Books and Records hosts a night of solos featuring Forbes Graham, Max Eisenberg, Chris Pumphrey, Cory Kasprzyk, and Kate Porter. Explosive, tautly wound hardcore outfit Hot Cross spends a weekend askance at Charm City Space with Gospel. Tim Berry headlines a Skatepark of Baltimore benefit at the Mojo Room with Tenwatch, Monger, Bleeder Resistor, and the Body Electric. Singer/songwriter Jamie O'Neal cranks out the polished country pop at Rams Head Live.

SUNDAY: Dance Disaster Movement whips up an anarchistic dance-punk at the Ottobar with Kill Me Tomorrow and Kiskill Destroyer. Gal-rocker Val Yumm hits the Talking Head with the Benzos and Litterbug. Jarrettsville's thrash-punk Downside Risk wages a regression campaign at Charm City Space with Hank Jones, Mission Shifter, and XsummertimefunbandX. Ben Lee leaves you with something to remember him by at Sonar with Tim Kaye. The media-whore hat-mailing punks in Mindside 19 punk up the Mojo Room with the Mansfields, One Hero, and Every Night Lies. The $52.50-$77.50 ticket price to see Destiny's Child at Washington's MCI Center would pay a lotta bills, bills, bills (see Music).

MONDAY: Fascist Fascist is alright at the Ottobar with the Wives, the Navies, and the New Flesh. SoCal's hardcore hitter the Valley Arena paints it red at the Sidebar with Monet and Secret Crush Society. Local punk fireball the Spark sets fire to Charm City Space with the Breaks, the Mishaps, and Break the Silence. Erin McKeown plays Annapolis' Rams Head Tavern with Judd and Maggie.

TUESDAY: No, not at Red Emma's: New Society of Anarchists unites the kids, unites the scene at the Sidebar with Virulent Strain, the Despised, and the Cult Classics. Dead Poetic brings its melodic hardcore new medicines to the Ottobar with the Beautiful Mistake, As Cities Burn, and Classic Case.

WEDNESDAY: Henry Barnes' electronic-folk wigginess as Amps for Christ reached a bizarrely obtuse sublime on 2004's The People at Large, part Indian-inflected angry-hippie mantra, part Butthole Surfers "22 Going on 23" you'd-be-scaring-the-living-fuck-outta-me-were-I-tripping spoken-word noise affronts; get down with the AFC scene at the Supreme Imperial with with Convocation Of . . . and Wzt Hearts with Dan Higgs. Lamb of God destroys Towson's Recher Theatre with Unearth and Life Once Lost. Austin's garage-rocking Those Peabodys unite tonight at the Talking Head with Jason Dove. The Bridge—you know where—with Tishamingo.

IN THE WINGS: The Shout Out Louds get Swedish on Sonar Aug. 10; a few days later the Hieroglyphics Tour rolls into the club Aug. 13 with Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual, Pep Love, Non Phixion, OC, and Boom Bap Project. (For more information, call [410] 327-8333 or visit Juliana Hatfield plays the Mojo Room Aug. 12 with Celia Kipp; (For more information, visit Bury Smog in water and he will geyser at the Ottobar Aug. 14 with Feathers and Low Moda; the Black Halos are alive without control at the space Aug. 15 with Brand New Sin. (For more information, call [410] 662-0069 or visit Double Dagger gets post-typographical on the Sidebar Aug. 11 with Hunchback and Come Wander With Me; two nights later the Sidebar hosts a benefit for abandoned animals featuring Out to Win, the Shemps, the Spark, Hoods, In My Way, Wisdom in Chains, Pulling Teeth, and Stop, Drop, and Roll—admission is free, but please bring pet food, cat litter, and pet toys and supplies to be donated. (For more information, call [410] 659-4130 or visit

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