How was HFstival this weekend? Were there as many bugs as during FreeFest? Did the Avett Brothers make it at least worthwhile? There are no festivals in Baltimore this weekend, but there are a handful of excellent shows. And Deadmau5 is performing in the area again. I'm looking forward to The Walkmen at Merriweather, who are opening for Fleet Foxes. Elsewhere, there is: Moby at the Hippodrome (of all places), Big in Japan at Ottobar, Matmos, a Height with Friends tour kick-off show, Wilco and Brad Paisley.
On Monday, the horror zine Tales of Blood and Roses releases its second issue at Cyclops Bookstore, 30 W. North Ave. 7 p.m. Free. Also: Matmos performs their first show in Baltimore in a long time at The Bank. They'll go on before Sudden Infant. 9 p.m. $5-$7.
On Tuesday, the amazing New Orleans bounce artist Vockah Redu performs for the second time in Baltimore, this time at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles Street. 9 p.m. $5 over 21. Also: the High Zero Foundation hosts a dance performance at 2640. 7 p.m. $5. The line-up here. For more on the High Zero Festival, which officially begins Tuesday, go here.
On Wedneday, Deadmau5 appears at the new Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., for the first of two nights. 7 p.m. $50.
On Thursday, Moby and singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega perform at the Hippodrome for a live taping of the syndicated radio show E-Town. 12 North Eutaw Street. 8 p.m. $29.
On Friday, Fleet Foxes perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway. The Walkmen, who released "Lisbon" last Fall, are opening. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $25.