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 Tuesday, D.R.I. (aka Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) performs at Baltimore Soundstage ($15). Pop-punk meets folk at the Recher Theatre when "The Revival Tour" stops at Towson. Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano and Hot Water Music's Chuck Ragan are two of the singer-songwriters performing ($15/$18).
On Wednesday, Van Halen (along with Kool & the Gang) perform at Verizon Center ($29.50-$149.50). (To coincide with Van Halen's performance, I caught up with a handful of members from Maryland hair-metal bands for this Sunrise piece.)
On Friday, rising rapper Dom Kennedy performs at Baltimore Soundstage ($15/$17). Fun fact: Rich Hil, son of Tommy Hilfiger, will sing about drugs beforehand. b hosts the '90s dance party Shoop! at Rams Head Live ($10/$13). Reckless Fest — featuring Asking Alexandria — comes to Sonar ($27/$30). Splintered Sunlight plays the 8x10 ($12). Patti LaBelle performs Friday and Saturday nights at the Music Center at Strathmore (available ticket info here).
On Saturday, the independently successful Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller performs at the Patriot Center ($25-$35). The Cool Kids and the Come Ups will perform before Mac.
On Sunday, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play a sold-out show at Verizon Center. Cloud Nothings, a Cleveland indie rock band with one of the year's best albums ("Attack on Memory"), headline the Ottobar ($10). I interviewed lead singer Dylan Baldi in the middle of his six-hour trek to Toronto last week. Expect the story to hit this blog soon. Blue October plays Rams Head Live ($25).