Tonight at Fletcher's
The lowdown -- Film School, a San Francisco five-piece band, channels rock songs with soaring guitars and dreary, detached vocals. The band, which draws from '80s alt-rock groups like the Cure, captures a massive, melancholy sound. The quintet is at Fletcher's tonight at 8. Folk rockers Margot and the Nuclear So and So's co-headline.
If you go -- Fletcher's is at 701 S. Bond St. Tickets are $8. Call 410-558-1889 or visit fletch ersbar.com.
Death Fest At Sonar
The lowdown -- About 30 local, national and international metal acts fill the lineup of this weekend's Maryland Death Fest at Sonar. Bands include Disfear, Pungent Stench, Dismember, Vital Remains and Butcher ABC. The two-day event also includes vendors and band meet-and-greets and autograph signings. Expect to see plenty of black.
If you go -- Maryland Death Fest is Saturday and Sunday at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St. Doors open at 11:50 a.m. each day. Tickets for both days are $55 in advance and $60 at the door. Single-day passes are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Call 410-327-8333 or visit sonar baltimore.com.
Sounds at the Square
The lowdown -- Local blues boogie band the Junkyard Saints kicks off Summer Sounds at the Square tomorrow. Weather permitting, Belvedere Square's free concert series continues every Friday through mid-September. Future bands on the schedule include Mambo Combo, Totally Confused, the Mooks and the Players.
If you go -- Summer Sounds at the Square starts at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Belvedere Square is at the corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue. Free. Call 410-534-2358.