Ed Schrader’s Music Beat with guests Metro Gallery, 8 p.m.
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat is a theatrical punk duo from Baltimore. They have been touring North America and Europe nonstop since the release of their first album Jazz Mind, which features collaborations with artists like Randy Randall of No Age. They’re an extremely unique and distinctly Baltimore group, definitely worthy of your Thursday night.
Homecoming Comedian: Hannibal Buress The RAC at UMBC, 7 p.m. (doors)
Actor, writer and comedian Hannibal Buress will be performing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) for their 2015 Homecoming weekend. He hosts Why? with Hannibal Buress and is a cast member on both Broad City and The Eric Andre Show. He is also a noted stand-up comedian, and this show is part of his Comedy Camisado Tour. Tickets are available to the public for $15 on showclix.com.
Saturday & Sunday
Open Studios Weekend Various locations, various times
This weekend marks the 27th annual Open Studios Tour. The School 33 Open Studios Tour is a free self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout Baltimore. It is a great opportunity to interact with over 100 extremely diverse Baltimore artists. Alloverstreet will kick off Open Studios Weekend on Friday night. Alloverstreet is an annual event in Station North featuring openings and events at galleries around the 400 block of E. Oliver Street. It begins at 7 p.m.
Waxahatchee with guests Ottobar, 8 p.m.
Waxahatchee is an indie rock project fronted by singer-songwriter-guitarist-badass Katie Crutchfield. Crutchfield is known for writing raw, emotive music, but she certainly does not lack range. She has been featured on NPR Music, Pitchfork Music Festival, The New Yorker and elsewhere. Tickets are $13 (trust me, it’s well worth it).
Sean Nicholas Savage with guests The Crown, 9 p.m.
Sean Nicholas Savage is an experimental lo-fi pop-y musician from Montreal. His music is tender, dreamy and charmingly odd. His newest album, Other Death, was recently released on Arbutus Records, whose artists include Grimes, Braids, Doldrums and Magical Cloudz. His music is beautiful and seriously addicting.