THURSDAY: Atlanta’s neo-soul Seek plays a 5 p.m. show at the War Memorial Plaza with truth-talking R&B man Frank McComb. Träd, Gräs, och Stenar psych up the Talking Head with the Miighty Flashlight, the Big Huge, and Entrance. The Thrones drone on with their lavalike sludge at the Ottobar with Sedan and Suckpig. The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra crams into the 13th Floor. Water School plays the Mojo Room with Your Imaginary Friend, the Summer We Went West, and Kelly Pardekooper. Jazz vocalist Tamm E. Hunt performs at Sacha’s 527. The Fabulous Thunderbirds wrap it up at Annapolis’ Rams Head Tavern. The Streets move things forward at Washington’s 9:30 Club with Dizzee Rascal. Youssou N’Dour comes to George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on the heels of his fascinating new Egypt.
FRIDAY: Travis Morrison plays a solo show at the Talking Head with the Aquarium. Karmella’s Game return from touring and hit the Ottobar with the Hypocrites. The duo of Scott Tiemann and Matt Belzer play a CD-release show for its Crypto at An die Musik. Comp headlines the Da Jump Off and Jamboree Fest at the Mojo Room with Tim Trees and Team 50. Fuck You All insults at the Sidebar Tavern with Losers Sometimes Win, Bring It On, Fight Everyone, and Scheduled Beatings. The James Weidman Quartet plays a CD-release party at the New Haven Lounge. Jimmie’s Chicken Shack represents at the Funk Box with Wes McDonough. The Fabulous Thunderbirds play a second night at the Rams Head.
SATURDAY: Cass McCombs gives the Talking Head his back with Jason Urick. The full-band Private Eleanor plays the Royal with the Seldon Plan and Von Stella. Saxophonist T.K. Blue kicks off the Jazz in the Sculpture Garden series at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Those Who Remain—One Dead, Three Wounded—Bled Across Miles into the Charm City Space with Craften Layers and Flowers and Cops. The James Weidman Quartet plays a second night at the New Haven. Night stalker Jimmy Van M controls the sound at Sonar Lounge with Deflector. The electronic music of William Solderberg charges the Red Room at Normals Books and Records. The Al Maniscalco Trio stops by Bertha’s. Submachine rocks the Sidebar with the Goons, Flat Stanley, the Overprivileged, Alleged Bricks, and National Razor f.d.i.c. Meatjack skins the sky at the Ottobar with Rwake, Solace, and the Devil You Know. Diana Krall is the girl in the other room at Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion.
SUNDAY: Triac flays the Talking Head with the New Flesh. Hall and Oates’ kiss is what you miss at the Pavilion at Pier Six. Earl Wilson and Phase One play a 4 to 8:30 p.m.show at the American Legion Post 19 (1502 E. Madison Ave.).
MONDAY: Jimmie Vaughan gets the blues at the Rams Head. Algerian vocalist Souad Massi heads into the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va.
TUESDAY: You wouldn’t believe what the country-rocking Oakley Hall has been up to at the Talking Head. Juliana Hatfield’s in town at Fletcher’s with the Damnwells.
WEDNESDAY: Moody rockers the Prids hit the Mojo Room with Green Circles. Black Sun Empire turns up the voltage at Sonar. Swarm of the Lotus buzzes the Talking Head with Unpersons and Trephine. The Bridge hits the Funk Box. Folk singer Danny Doyle sits a spell at Baldwin’s Station.
IN THE WINGS: The Secret Machines return to the Ottobar July 14 with the Helios Sequence. (For more information, call  662-0069 or visit www.theottobar.com.) Flowers in the Attic come back to life at the Sidebar July 19 with X-Treme Bad-Asses, Shellshag, and the Soma Solution. (For more information, call  659-4130 or visit www.sidebartavern.com.) Feelgood stops by Sonar July 17. (For more information, call  327-8333 or visit www.sonarlounge.com.) More Cowbell—no, really—hits the Royal July 16 with Artherius Johnson (For more information, call  783-7776 or visit www.theroyalbaltimore.com.)
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