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Allison Moorer

By Bret McCabe | Posted 3/16/2005

WEDNESDAY: George Figgs and Eric Rose will dance, will dance, will dance when they return to the True Vine (co-owned by City Paper contributor Ian Nagoski) for their weekly sermons. Indie-ground rapper Atmosphere big-ups his hometown, his territory, his state at the Ottobar with P.O.S. and Grayskul. Lucas Abela and Justice Yeldham make music to drive by at Tarantula Hill with the Dynamic Ribbon Device and Quad Muth. The Psychopathic All-Stars pick out some Brazilian nuts for your engagement at the Towson’s Recher Theatre with Anybody Killa, Esham, Blaze the Dead Homey, and Jumpsteady. Check the expiration date, the Bridge, it’s later than you think at the Funk Box with Black River Circus. Slipknot gets off on the candelabra at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.

THURSDAY: Seductive 1970s staple Maria Muldaur, she’s a-changing her tune at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. The local punks in Bag of Humans felt like rattlesnakes were walking at the Ottobar with Pandemuertos, the Heirs of Rockefeller, and New Age Hillbillies. O’Malley’s March counts to 10 and reads until the lights begin to bleed at the Recher with the Crawdaddies. Nashville country stalwart George Jones is wrestling with the elements up on the trail high at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

FRIDAY: It’s so funny: The boys in local trio Rain the Shining went right down to Fletcher’s with All the Dead Pilots, Blue Toxin, and Skyline Rodeo, and sang, “We got the money so we’ll put you down.” Superhumanly prolific guitarist Elliott Sharp and drummer Bobby Previte suspend disbelief at An die Musik. Local songwriter Rob Wilson’s Television Hill stops by the True Vine. The Burnt Earth Ensemble plays the opening reception at Maryland Art Place. Billy Wirtz was force-fed integration from the corporation at the Mojo Room. Flat-picker Robin Bullock will never leave your serpentine pad at the Cellar Stage at St. John’s United Methodist Church of Hamilton with Ken Kolodner and Elke Baker. The Ethel Ennis Trio plays a CD-release show at Laurel’s Montpelier Cultural Arts Center.

SATURDAY: Motion suggests itself for ebb ’n’ flow laptop duo Twine at the Talking Head with TV Pow and Johnny Beverly. Mindside 19 rocks my wheelbarrow with a a CD-release show at Fletcher’s with the Gamma Rays, Quarry, and Ten Watch. Texas improviser Terry Horn won’t need someone to let him be at the Red Room at Normals Books and Records. The Monument Piano Trio could captivate your senses at An die Musik. Expect fun: Chelsea Graveyard and the Screams at Midnight might learn how it runs at the Mojo Room with Hellgrammites, Fascist Fascist, and Trailer Park Opera. Room service calls Bad Company at Sonar with Pendulum and Jimmy Van M. Hope Murphy’s Law doesn’t floor you before you go to the Royal with Slumlords, Mental, 86 Mentality, and Scheduled Beating. Spritzer on ice in New York City, isn’t it a pity Citizen Cope never had anything to mix with that at the Recher. Styles, they come and go, but versatile saxophonist David Sanborn isn’t gonna let you go at Annapolis’ Rams Head Tavern. Senegal’s fiery Orchestra Baobab fights this generation at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va. Steve Earle and the Dukes look up to people so tall to you at Washington’s 9:30 Club with Allison Moorer.

SUNDAY: Big D and the Kids Table up chuck, break luck at the Ottobar with Whole Wheat Bread, Charly Horse, and Spirit of Resistance. Riistetyt, Finland’s total hardcore, won’t let you fall down at the Charm City Space with Magrudergrind and Shitdogs of War. What you gotta lose: The Baltimore Mandolin Quartet am here at An die Musik. The Wire Orchestra wait for the mellow-ration at the Mojo Room with Passiou, Jakuta and Carl, Steve Dracula, and Mildew. Toots and the Maytals makes way, way far away at the Recher.

MONDAY: Improvisers Trevor Dunn and Shelley Burgon stay where you play at the True Vine. Fairfax, Va., singer/songwriter Carol Bui has a license for her petty, petty crimes at Washington’s Black Cat with Collar Hollis.

TUESDAY: Playing Enemy at the talking Head with the Old God Is Dead, the Wayward, and Roma Delenda Est. Susanna and Paul Wuppert keep it under your best friend’s arm at An die Musik. Come on in: Bassist Victor Wooten is at the Funk Box. Electric blues guitarist Buddy Guy walks the marble walls at Rams Head Live. And the hood so rad and I’m fucking glad Robyn Hitchcock is at Rams Head Tavern. Glad to see that Slint knows what it means at the 9:30 Club (see Music).

WEDNESDAY: ’Cause too much George Figgs and Eric Rose will leave you at the True Vine. New Zealand punk trio the Coolies are calling the bluffs, talking so tough at the Charm City Space with Partyline. 7 Days Torn plays a reggae-rock benefit for the Baltimore chapter of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society at Fletcher’s with Ballyhoo and the Soldiers of Jah Army. You’re so mystic, Papa Roach, tell me what I want to hear at Rams Head Live with the F-Ups and Skindred. Hold on tight, Victor Wooten wears the suit at the Funk Box.

IN THE WINGS: Shit Baby: Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven hit Rams Head Tavern March 30. (For more information, call [410] 268-4545 or visit www.ramsheadtavern.com.) Gavin DeGraw, Jem, and Michael Tolcher rock the UMBC Fieldhouse in Catonsville April 2. (For more information, call [410] 455-1000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.) Glenn Tilbrook takes coffee in bed at the Funk Box April 8. (For more information, call [410] 625-2000 or visit www.thefunkbox.com.)

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