Quick — let's get a post up to forget about that loss from the weekend. As plenty of Baltimoreans pick up their hearts from the ground, we turn to the city's live music scene to get us to the Ravens' next training camp. Taking it a week at a time, here's what you have to look forward to in this final full-week of January.
On Tuesday, Widespread Panic starts its two-day stint at Fillmore Silver Spring. Both shows are sold out. There's another sold-out show Tuesday: Roots veteran Steve Earle performs a solo acoustic show at Rams Head on Stage.
On Wednesday, Nashville singer-songwriter Griffin House performs at Rams Head on Stage. Matthew Perryman Jones also opens. 21+. Tickets are $20. The Metro Gallery hosts a night of local singer-songwriters titled The 9 Showcase. Justin Trawick, Victoria Vox and more perform. 18+. Tickets are $10.
On Thursday, things pick up. Country superstar Miranda Lambert takes the 1st Mariner Arena stage, marking the first notable concert at the old Baltimore Arena of the year. I interviewed Lambert for Monday's Sunrise section of the Sun. Tickets for her "On Fire" concert are $25.75-$49.75. If well-written country isn't your thing, Ugly Oranges perform an afternoon set (3 p.m.) at Recher and Oh Sleep plays Talking Head Club.
On Friday, Dave Matthews Band tribute band Crowded Streets brings the populist, D.M.B.-chillness to Rams Head Live. Tickets are $10. Local acts Fiction 20 Down and Can't Hang play Federal Hill's 8x10 club. Tickets for that show are also $10, and Fiction 20 will be a music video shot that night.
On Saturday, Vaski, Terravita and Crizzly will bring their takes on dubstep to Baltimore Soundstage. We'll have a preview to the show this week. 18+. Tickets are $10-$15. AMIJ's "fusive-soul" merges with Baltimore's VC7 for a night of experimentation. Tickets are $12.
On Sunday, singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson brings his "All Night Noise" tour to Rams Head Live, an in-between spot as he supports Kelly Clarkson's upcoming tour. Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound also perform. Tickets are $20.