Here's our round-up of the week's most notable concerts. For more shows, check out FindLocal. Ticket prices do not reflect any additional surcharges and taxes.
On Monday, the wonderfully named I Set My Friends on Fire plays Sonar ($11/$13).
On Wednesday, Rammstein performs at 1st Mariner Arena ($47-$90). mainstream hard-rockers Shinedown headline the Avalanche Tour at Rams Head Live ($35). Twiztid and Kottonmouth Kings perform at Sonar ($20/$23).
On Thursday, Mac Miller and the Cool Kids kick off Pier Six Pavilion's season ($30). Expect a review and photo gallery from the show. The colorful duo Blood on the Dance Floor performs at Baltimore Soundstage ($16/$18). The Michigan five-piece La Dispute plays the Ottobar ($12).
On Friday, the Pat McGee Band kicks off a two-night stint at Rams Head on Stage ($29.50 each night). The first night, titled "Steel," will feature McGee's more raucous songs. Saturday's "Wood" performance will be more like an episode of VH1's "Storytellers." Squeeze and the English Beat perform at Rams Head Live ($35).
On Saturday, Sweetgreen's Sweetlife Food & Music Festival — featuring Avicii, Kid Cudi, the Shins, ASAP Rocky and Fun. (who we'll have a feature on as a preview) — takes place at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the venue's first show of the season ($75).
On Sunday, the All-American Rejects bring their sugar-rush pop-rock to Rams Head Live ($30). Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs "Beethoven's Last Night 2012" at 1st Mariner Arena ($39-$59). Creepy industrial-metal band Mushroomhead and (hed)pe perform at Fillmore Silver Spring ($18).