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By Bret McCabe | Posted 1/19/2005

WEDNESDAY: Matt Sanborn and Ken Lazee declare Sonar Section 8 with Adam T. Rush. Local trio Daggerhearts cut into the Ottobar with Vincent Black Shadow. Bluegrass banjoist Tony Trischka brings his band to Sykeville's Baldwin's Station.

THURSDAY: Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes play some new tunes at the Ottobar with the Financial Group. Filthy Rotten Sex Machine rages the Inaugural Bawl at the Talking Head with Darling Nikki and the Abortions. Krucial and Impulse juice up the hip-hop party at Sonar. The Schismatics split the Sidebar Tavern with DUI and Gringos de las Muerte. The Smithereens go to Annapolis' Rams Head Tavern. Noise Against Fascism takes over Washington's Black Cat with the Believers, Metalux, Double Leopards, 16 Bitch Pileup, Monotract, Nautical Almanac, Buzzardstain (Wolf Eyes' Nate Young and Nautical Almanac's Twig Harper), Chris Corsano and Paul Flaherty, To Live and Shave in LA, and Magik Markers.

FRIDAY: Sunrise, no sunrise for local ensemble Wax and Wane at the True Vine (co-owned by City Paper contributor Ian Nagoski) with Paper Canoe. The Tip of the Iceberg comes to the Ottobar featuring Billo, Cutthroat, Yuk, Bear, EJ, Stanley Ipcus, Hulio, and Benny. J. Roddy Walston and the Business work, want, whine at the Talking Head with the Ostrogoths, Sons of Buford, and the Side Projects. The Spark is bored in D.C. at the Charm City Space with Bad Business, Never Enough, I Object, Bail Out!, and the Flying Eyes. The Saviours cross the Sidebar with the Filthy Rotten Sex Machines and the Science Fiction Idols. The Benito Gonzalez Quartet plays a CD-release show at the New Haven Lounge. Singer/songwriter John Gorka is past the joint of no return at the Cellar Stage at St. Johns United Methodist Church of Hamilton with loaded duo Jeff and Vida. If you want Bob Mould to go to the Rams Head Tavern, you should just say so. The Gibson Brothers do the bluegrass at Easton's Avalon Theatre. Those aren't the droids Jedi Mind Tricks is looking for at Washington's 9:30 Club with Immortal Technique.

SATURDAY: Modesto is not that sweet for the Hold Steady at the Talking Head with Man Man and Plans Plans. The Jolly Boat Pirates visit An die Musik (see No Cover). The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra plays the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. The Screws put it to the Charm City Space with the Muddles and the Phibes. Saxophonist Harold Adams, organist Greg Hatza, drummer Vance James, trumpeter Wendell Sheppard, and guitarist Alan Thomas play a birthday party for Caton Castle owner Ronald Scott at the Castle. Audio Terror Regime changes the Sidebar with Irate, H8 Inc., Fuck You All, and Deadeverything. Shy FX shakes your body at Sonar with Halo. Jah Works establishes truce independence with the Funk Box with Jay Jay. The Benito Gonzalez Quartet continues its CD-release weekend at the New Haven. The Peabody Institute's Preparatory Sinfonietta plays a free concert at Friedberg Hall. The Nightmare Scenario plays its final show ever at Towson's 10 Car Pile Up with the Fall Line, Ruiner, Diamonds in the Rough, and Downside Risk. The Kelly Bell Band, Voodoo Blue, 7 Days Torn, Second Self, Fifth Avenue, and Kim Hall and Jodi Harman play the Annie's Playground Benefit at Towson's Recher Theatre. O'Malley's March was educated by the Jesuits and Wolfe Tones, emboldened by Shane MacGowan, and seasoned by Christy Moore at the Rams Head Tavern. Hoover luridly traverses the Black Cat with the Medications and Citygoats.

SUNDAY: Local guitarist Dave Cipriani plays a CD-release show for his new America and Other Faraway Places at the True Vine, joined by guitarists Steve Michaelson, Joe Stone, Joe Dinolt, and Roger Farwell. The working-class heroes in Agnostic Front run riot into the Ottobar with H2O, Stretch Armstrong, and With Honor. The Hantai Brothers Trio--harpsichordist Pierre Hantai, viola da gamba player Jerome Hantai, and flutist Marc Hantai, joined by violinist Ryo Terakado--will perform Jean-Philippe Rameau's complete ŇPieces en ConcertÓ at An die Musik at 2 p.m. The Thinking Toys play Mark Anderson's art opening at the Charm City Space. Young singer/songwriter Katie Melua is gorgeous, I'm a sexist pig, so let's be the closest thing to crazy at the Rams Head Tavern. Hometown hammer Misery Index is the exception to the ruled at Washington's Warehouse Next Door with the Wayward, Drugs of Faith, and Durga Temple.

MONDAY: The Isle of View makes noise in the basement at Fletcher's with Victory Twin and Exposed by Light. Bob Schneider hits the Rams Head Tavern with up and coming singer/songwriter Aslyn.

TUESDAY: Dog Fashion Disco plays a CD-release show for its The City is Alive Tonight (Live in Baltimore) at Fletcher's with Catatonik, King Snyder, and Under Every Stone.

WEDNESDAY: How long do I have to wait for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at the Funk Box? This Is Hell at the Charm City Space with Today and Everything After, Nick X Fury, and In My Way. Cutting-edge house man Jonny Kaboom--the man behind the Safe in Sound label and the Stompy.com web site--holds the future at Sonar. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony teaches the world at the 9:30 Club.

IN THE WINGS: The Roots Café starts up its spring 2005 season at Seidel's Bowling Center on Jan. 28 with the Silos and Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3. (For more information, call [410] 880-3883 or visit www.rootscafe.org.) Local outfit Secret Crush Society plays a CD-release show for its Atomic Twang (owned by sometimes City Paper contributor Benn Ray) debut Feb. 4 at the Ottobar with Chester Stacey and the Twin Six. (For more information, call [410] 662-0069 or visit www.theottobar.com.) The North Mississippi Allstars' Hill Country Revue: Live at Bonnaroo was one of 2004's most fab live albums, and the Dickinson brothers shake 'em down at the Recher on Feb. 5. (For more information, call [410] 337-7178 or visit www.rechertheatre.com.) Low's newest, The Great Destroyer, wins best death-metal title for a nonmetal album at the Black Cat on Feb. 7 with Pedro the Lion. (For more information, call [206] 667-7960 or visit www.blackcatdc.com.)

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