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By Michael Byrne | Posted 2/17/2010

Editor's Note: Due to a production error, an incorrect version of The Short List appeared in this week's paper and online edition. The correct version appears below.

WEDNESDAY: Jam unit Segway at Joe Squared is about all you're getting tonight.

THURSDAY: Sean K. Preston brings his roadhouse country-rock to the Ottobar with Billy Woodward and the Senders, the Garnet Hearts, and Thee Lexington Arrows. Cali pop-punk unit This Time Next Year plays Sonar with the Kindness of Strangers, Better Without You, This Is Our Fight, Rescue the Hero, and Little Foot. PT Burnem drops rhymes like anvils at the Zodiac with Mad Happy. Casting Crowns, pretty much the band you imagine when you hear the words "Christian rock," preaches to the choir at 1st Mariner Arena with Caleb. Postrock light show the Water makes for high drama at the Metro Gallery with Plumerai and Left Channels. The Disco Biscuits bring their electronic jammy jams to Rams Head Live. Baltimore hardcore standard Deep Sleep acts out at the Sidebar with Dead and Gone, the Schismatics, and Killed by the Bull. The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble returns to An die Musik with its now yearly Black History Month concert. NYC party starter Lovatron guests at Red Maple's house-music weekly Moog with Deep Sugar's Jerome Hicks.

FRIDAY: Quartet Offensive takes its barn-burning brand of improv jazz to the Golden West with Ahleuchatistas and Mind vs. Target. Rescheduled from last fall, Dan Deacon takes on the Ottobar with Sick Weapons, Nuclear Power Pants, and the Creepers. Annapolis bit-pop producer John Hobgood performs at the Hexagon with Lamp, Kimmie Way, Steamy Wolves, and Asian Tiger. Baltimore pop-punk standards Dead Mechanical and Sick Sick Birds play the Metro Gallery with Full of Fancy and A Study in Her. Baltimore death-metal band Marrow suffocates Charm City Art Space with Wrathcobra, Revolta, Eddie Brock, and Body Cop. Amanda Otto's monthly mod party Reaction takes over the Sidebar with guests the Black Hollies and DJ Justin. Soprano Olga Orlovskaya and baritone Peter Slutsky deliver an evening of opera arias at An die Musik. Local roots outfit Brass Uncle Band performs at Joe Squared with 4 Footer and S-Quire Trio.

SATURDAY: The Jennifers, an old-school cadre of Baltimore indie-poppers (including City Paper copy editor Joe Tropea) join folkstress Bean and the Slow Jets at the Golden West. Metalcore outfit Emmure gets it all out at the Ottobar with Terror, After the Burial, Miss May I, Thick as Blood, Poveglia, and Monoliths. The Visionary Solstice Gathering, rescheduled from last December's snowed-out event, turns Sonar inside out with Telesma, See-I, DJ Knowledge, DJ Who, Aligning Minds, Rob Paine and Lee Mayjahs, Lazerbitch, and Uncle Jesse. Fredrik, a duo of Swedes making lush pop soundscapes, puts a spell on the Metro Gallery with Eureka Birds and Bears Of Blue Weather. Philly jamtronica outfit Brothers Past brings on a twirly dance or two at the 8X10. Boston's Makanda Project take on the works of jazz composer Makanda Ken McIntyre. Punk great Mission of Burma goes for another round at Washington's Black Cat with the Office of Future Plans. The Charm City Art Space hosts a benefit for the United Nations' World Food Program fund for Haiti with folk songwriter Bean, Mr. Moccasin (featuring erstwhile CP contributor Jared T. Fischer), and a resurrected Forest Dwellers. R&B upstart Chrisette Michele performs at Rams Head Live.

SUNDAY: Screaming Females, an ace New Jersey punk outfit to watch closely in the coming year, straight own the Golden West with Jeff the Brotherhood and Dinowalrus. Local punk outfit Decayed Future plays the Ottobar with Angry and Broke, Press Black, and Rutabaga Suicide. Composer Matthias Kaul and pianist/flutist Astrid Schmeling perform at the Red Room at Normals Books and Records.

MONDAY: Cullen Stalin and Scottie B man the decks at dance weekly No Rule at the Metro Gallery. Eric Church shills for Jagermeister and "speaks plainly about the human condition" at Rams Head Live.

TUESDAY: Christian/"groove" metal band Living Sacrifice delivers the good word at Sonar with War of Ages, Shai Halud, Lionheart, the Great Commission, In These Dreams, and Monolith. Flogging Molly brings its Celtic punk-rock to Rams Head Live with Frank Turner and Architects. Landis Expandis and DJ Napspace return their crate-digger weekly the Dig to Joe Squared. The vanguard of latter-day IDM, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, and Jogger, connect dance music's brain to its feet at Bourbon Street.

WEDNESDAY: Multi-instrumentalist Franz Nicolay, formerly of the Hold Steady, performs at the Ottobar with Romania, the solo project of the Oranges Band's Roman Kuebler. Folk-cum-electro-pop chanteuse Lizz King plays the Golden West with the Demon Beat and Hammer No More the Fingers. Proto neo-ska band the English Beat keeps on keeping on (somehow) with Fishbone and Outlaw Nation at Rams Head Live.

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