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April 25, 2011

April 25 - May 1 in nightlife: Stone Temple Pilots, Sweetlife Festival, Annual Brew Fest

This week is stuffed with music events. On a night when acts that rarely come through the region - like Yelle - plays the 9:30 club, Neil Young kicks off a two-night residency at the Hippodrome Theater. And on the weekend, City Paper throws its annual brew fest, Kylie Minogue performs in Virginia, and while the Transmodern Festival is taking place in several locations downtown, Sweetlife will go down Sunday* at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

On Monday, toast William Donald Schaefer as a motorcade carries his body through Baltimore on a farewell trip. Mama's on the Half Shell, 2901 O'Donnell St., might be a good place to do it.

On Tuesday, Stone Temple Pilots kick-off the summer concert season at Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. Tickets for the show, at 6:30 p.m., start at $35. Also: Portland band Agesandages performs at Golden West Cafe, 1105 W 36th St. 10 p.m. $7. Look for reviews of both shows Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Neil Young begins a two-night residency at the Hippodrome Theater, 12 N. Eutaw St. 8 p.m.  Tickets start $65. Also: Yelle, out now with the great "Safari Disco Club" makes her only regional appearance on her new tour at the 9:30 Club. 10 p.m. $20.

On Thursday, the Transmodern Festival  - described as "Four Days of Avant Performance, Installation, Sound, Film, Mayhem, Ecstasy, and Radical Culture!" - kicks off with an opening reception at 7 p.m. at the 14Karat Cabaret, 218 W. Saratoga St. Celebration performs Saturday as part of the festival at the H&H Building, 405 West Franklin Street. A full schedule of the festival is here. Also: Wiz Khalifa plays the first of several upcoming regional dates at Pier Six Pavilion

On Friday, Brooklyn punks Parts & Labor and Baltimore's Double Dagger perform at Golden West Cafe. Starts at 10 p.m. $7.

On Saturday, City Paper throws the 15th Annual Brew Fest at Broadway Square, where some 50 regional beers will be available to sample. Starts at 1 p.m. $35. Also: in Virginia, proto-Gaga pop star Kylie Minogue performs at GMU Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax City. 8 p.m. $55.

On Sunday, Merriweather Post Pavilion hosts the one-day festival Sweetlife, which will feature Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, Crystal Castles and headliners the Strokes. Look for a preview of the festival in Friday's paper, including an interview with Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes. Also: artists Joe Denardo, Kari Altman and Jim Drain, whose knitted sculptures appeared at the 2002 Whitney Biennial, will speak at Mattin 101 of Johns Hopkins' Homewood Campus, 3400 North Charles Street. More information on this talk here. 4:30 p.m. Free.

*An earlier post referred to the festival's original announced date. 

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Posted by Erik Maza at 12:47 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Nightlife Pocket Guide


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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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