Summer Concerts Heating Up

It’s a good time to be a live music fan in Baltimore.

Hot weather and hotter shows are coming in fast and furious, so it’s time to get out of the air conditioning and go break a sweat dancing in the aisles. Here’s a sampling of some shows this week worth catching:

Slightly Stoopid with Stick Figure and Pepper, Thursday, 6 p.m. at MECU Pavilion

Slightly Stoopid plays at MECU Pavilion on Thursday. (Courtesy of Slightly Stoopid)

Slightly Stoopid out of Ocean Beach, Calif., returns to the pavilion formerly known as Pier 6 for their School’s Out For Summer Tour.

An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly Stoopid, now in its second decade of making music, continues to manufacture an energizing and multifaceted sound that has been described as “a spiritual bath of positive party energy.”

“Everyday Life, Everyday People,” the band’s ninth studio album, was released earlier this month.

Trifecta Food Truck & Music Festival, Saturday, 12 p.m. – 9.m. at Maryland State Fairgrounds

Good food, good music – what more do you need, summer fun seekers?  The festival offers yummy food from over 35 food trucks, local craft beer, 40+ local artisans and vendors and a day full of music from six bands.

The musical lineup for the day includes Steal Your Peach, a mashup of music from the Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead, Kelly Bell Band, Jah Works, Never Never, Reverend Smackmaster & The Congregation of Funk and The Heard of Main Street.

David Byrne witht Benjamin Clementine, Saturday, 8 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion

David Byrne (Instagram)

The former Talking Heads vocalist and all-around clever guy is playing Merriweather on Saturday. You should probably go if you have the chance. He doesn’t tour that often and he’s been playing a bunch of Talking Heads songs along with his solo stuff this tour.

Byrne’s latest album, “American Utopia,” is out now.