June 6 - 12 in Baltimore nightlife: Mumford & Sons, Joplin benefit concert, Phish, Raekwon
Phish's Maryland fans should be pleased. The band is only doing a handful of shows this summer, but two of them will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion this summer, a venue that's become something of a tradition for them.
On Monday, not quite suspended, Cullen Stalin and Scottie B's weekly No Rule party at Metro Gallery is taking a break for a while after tonight. 1700 N. Charles St. 10 p.m. Free.
On Tuesday, the Out of Your Head Collective performs at Windup Space for its weekly engagement. 9:30 p.m. Free.*
On Wednesday, Baltimore's The Bridge, out with new album, "National Bohemian," perform at the 8X10, 8-10 E. Cross St. 8 p.m. $15-23
On Thursday, Mumford & Sons, the band readers most want to see at Virgin Mobile FreeFest this summer, do the next best thing by playing early Merriweather, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy. In a shocker, the show is already sold out. 6 p.m. Also: Death Cab for Cutie performs at the 9:30 Club. For a preview, read Doree Shafrir's appreciative review. And: Scissor Sisters, who canceled their March show at the 9:30 Club, are making up for it at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. No doubt Pocket Gays will rent a party bus just like they did when Robyn played. 7 p.m. $40.
On Friday, Current Gallery hosts a benefit concert to help Joplin relief efforts. All proceeds will be donated to the Joplin public school system, according to the Facebook listing. Event will be held at Current's back yard, at 421 N. Howard St. 8 p.m. $5-10. Also: Thee Katatonix perform at Sidebar. 9 p.m.
On Saturday, Phish kick off a two-night residency at Merriweather. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45. Also: Cults, who release their self-titled, great new album Tuesday, will perform at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. 9 p.m. $12.
On Sunday, Raekwon performs at Dubai, 200 E Redwood St. 10 p.m. $25.
Photo: Phish performing at MPP (Baltimore Sun)
*Post previously gave the wrong date for the Scissor Sisters show. They will perform Thursday not Tuesday.