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  1. The act of rising from the dead or returning to life.
  2. One of Baltimore’s finest microbrews.

Definition 1 is most operative in this situation. I am not dead, but I am sorry I’ve been M.I.A. Prepping and then going to Mexico on business was more time-taxing than I anticipated. But here’s this week’s potent contenders for your time in the Bmore area. And things will just keep heating up heading into winter.

Wednesday Aug 13th

Terror, Death Before Dishonor @ Sonar

You either had one of two reactions to reading the name Terror. Either you were insanely curious/spastically excited or you made some sort of dismissive noise with your mouth/eye-rolling motion and continued reading. The former should be at Sonar and the latter should stay out of the former’s way.

Thursday Aug 14th

The Ex with Ethiopian Jazz legend Getatchew Mekurya, Double Dagger @ the Ottobar

The Ex with D.D. is self-explanatory awesomeness. Let’s hope for some cameos between artists.

Friday Aug 15th

Melvins, Big Business @ the Ottobar

Seems this is already on the radar. Look no farther than BYT’s exclusive interview for your salivary stimulus.

Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts @ the Nerve Center

So you guys got this show in DC, at the DC9. But this one’s in a rowhouse in Baltimore…the choice is obvi, natch.

Blank Artists’ Summer Tour 08 @ the Hexagon

So the Lo-Fi Social Club is now a collective run club called the Hexagon. And it’s hosting some sweet, diverse line-ups. This bill is bmore-electro approved, if you are into that kind of thing. I’m told it really can’t be beat.

Saturday Aug 16th

Darkest Hour @ Sonar

DC’s own metalcore slayers Darkest Hour hit Baltimore with some delicious double-axe riffage.

32-Bit Gen Fest feat. Entertainment System @ Creative Alliance

Prepare to indulge yourself in a plethora of assorted video-game inspired nerdery, the likes of which probably hasn’t been seen since Otakon last weekend. Baltimore’s own Entertainment System plays the role of host/end-stage boss.

Sunday Aug 16th

G. Love & Special Sauce, John Butler Trio @ Pier 6

Regional G Love fans get their seasonal fix.

Thursday & Friday

Filth City Fest @ Talking Head

All things heavy get their chance to make some ears bleed at this new locals-laden music festival.