THURSDAY: Local hip-hop artist Eyekon lights up the Latin Palace for its premiere Emblem night. Smell the magic: Nashville Pussy lets them eat Fletcher's with Artemis Pyledriver and American Centaur. Can's Holger Czukay bombs the bass at the Ottobar with Leprechaun Catering and John Dierker (see No Cover, page 30). Perverted monks in the house: Jeru the Damaja sprays his mind around Sonar. Alabama's garage-rocking Dan Sartain walks among the cobras at the Talking Head with Tipping Point and Your Imaginary Friend. Philly cheese steak-rocking jam band Brothers Past hits the Royal. Leftover Salmon hits the Funk Box with Dexter Grove. The Fantastic Lovers give it the Mojo Room. Who followed who to see Default at Towson's Recher Theatre with Edgewater and Fourth Element? Singer/songwriter Steve Forbert heads into Annapolis' Rams Head Tavern with Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. Ginuwine gets in those jeans at Washington's D.A.R. Constitution Hall with Joe.
FRIDAY: Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet--performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor") with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Saturday--visits An Die Musik (407 N. Charles St.) from 3 to 5 p.m. for a free CD-signing and Q&A session. Later that night, vocalist Andy Bey plays 8 and 10 p.m. shows at the CD store/venue (see Music, Page 28). Japanther dumps the body in Rikki Lake at the WHYU (visit www.dead-city.org/whyu/ for information) with Double Dagger, Barr, and Bow 'n' Arrow. Lake Trout plays Camden Yards before the Orioles take on the Cleveland [Native Americans]. Tribulation tracks Bled Across Miles into the Charm City Space with Craften Layer, Derringer, and Rain Made Innocence. Los Angeles industrial-metal outfit Orgy gets inside your head at the Thunder Dome. LandSpeedRecord! runs over the Supreme Imperial with the Slow Jets and Brachiation. Uptown Stomp hits the Vault with Soul Lip and Run Silent Run Deep. Cave-In goes prog at the Ottobar with Meatjack, Triac, and Karma Payment Plan. Eat Your Neighbors plays a CD-release show at Fletcher's with the Happy and the Sad and Eleven 54. The fabulous Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra starts its weekend at the New Haven Lounge. Strangefolk's Reid Grenauer brings his Assembly of Dust to the Funk Box with Percy Hill. 10 Years Gone visits the Royal with Media Riot. The Rude Staircase ends at the Talking Head. Just how cool is Patterson Hood, guitarist/vocalist of the Drive-By Truckers? He cites Wilson Pickett's 1969 Hey Jude as one of his essential Southern rock albums of all time, that's how cool he is; the Truckers celebrate women without whiskey at the Recher tonight. Former Commotions leader Lloyd Cole sings the negatives solo at the Rams Head.
SATURDAY: The Peabody Institute's Preparatory Sinfonietta plays Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 at Friedberg Hall. Vocalist Andy Bey plays another set of 8 and 10 p.m. shows at An Die Musik. Conductor Keith Lockheart leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra through Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor") with guest soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Lungfish lays itself aside at the Ottobar with the Quails and Entrance. Max Graham shines his airtight trance into Sonar with Geoffrey Budsworth and DJ Sun. Z Man likes white girls with ass at the Talking Head with Grand Buffet, Height, Vale, and Year. Zuul shocks the Sidebar Tavern with Buck 20, Die Cheerleader Die, and Ballast. Guitarist Earl Wilson and the Winston Middle School Band play the Caton Castle. The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra plays another night at the New Haven. The Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble performs at the Murphy Fine Arts Center. Everything's alright when the Raveonettes are down at Fletcher's with the purely evil Rogers Sisters and Baltimore's Equus. Just in case you didn't get enough at the City Paper brewfest, Woodswork plays a CD-release show at the Funk Box with Last Train Home and Matt Clifford. Free-jazz trio the Eastern Seaboard plays Easton's Rabbit Hill Music Hall. Guitarist Carl Filipiak plays a tribute to Jimi Hendrix at the Rams Head.
SUNDAY: The Sharon Clark Quintet plays a Mothers' Day jazz brunch at 5 p.m. at the Caton Castle. Texas gospel ensemble the Mighty Clouds of Joy play Michael's Eighth Avenue (Eighth Avenue at Greyburn Drive in Glen Burnie) with Kenny Davis and the Melodyaires at 5 p.m. Your Imaginary Friend hits the Mojo Room for an 5 p.m. show with Sandman, Ivan Clipstein, and Juicebox Heroes.
MONDAY: The Economist hits the Charm City Space with We Versus the Shark, Coulier, and Pterodactyl. Gotham Road brings its seasons of the witch to the Sidebar with Cheerleaders of the Apocalypse and Stillborn.
TUESDAY: Eyedea and Abilities get along at the Ottobar with Blueprint, Illogic, Grayskul, and Mercury Waters. K.d. lang performs with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Jump, Little Children plays between the dim and the dark at the Funk Box with the Features. The Roseanne Cash Duo tells 44 stories at the Rams Head.
WEDNESDAY: K.d. lang once again performs with the BSO at the Meyerhoff. The Close indie-rock the Talking Head. Stretch Armstrong engages the Ottobar with Terror, Between the Buried and Me, and Out to Win. Breakbeat scientist Juju takes over Sonar with Actual Fact and Rev-E. Jah Works brings the love to the Funk Box with the Soldiers of Jah Army. The Malvinas--the feisty kitchen-sink trio of able-bodied spunky jazzbo-folkies Lisa Markley, Gina Forsyth, and Beth Cahill--motor into Baldwin's Station.
IN THE WINGS: Dream-pop gal Petracovich eases into the Mojo Room May 19. (For more information, call  325-7427 or visit www.mojobalto.com.) The Supersuckers play one country set and one rock set at the Ottobar May 20. (For more information, call  662-0069 or visit www.theottobar.com.) Local label Beechfields holds a music and art showcase at the Supreme Imperial May 21 featuring the Seldon Plan, the Throwaway Society, the Chris and Jolene Show, and Private Eleanor. (For more information, visit www.thehush.net/supremeshows.htm) The Dickies still got live, even if you don't want it at the Sidebar May 21 with Slumlords, High School Hellcats, and Fishnet Stalkers. (For more information, call  659-4130 or visit www.sidebartavern.com.) The Jarflys have so much fun at the Funk Box May 21 with Of Broken and Ashed Remain. (For more information, call  625-2000 or visit www.thefunkbox.com.) The mighty Clancy Six fuck up the Charm City Space with Exosus, Sequoia, and the Catalyst. (For more information, visit www.ccspace.org.) David Byrne plays Annapolis' Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts May 22. (For more information, call  268-4545 or visit www.ramsheadtavern.com.)
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