Spring 2013 Washington concert listings

(Charles Sykes/ AP ) - John McVie and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. The band will perform in D.C. in April.

(Charles Sykes/ AP ) - John McVie and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. The band will perform in D.C. in April.

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JANUARY

27Bach 2 Rock (early show) and Christopher Owens (late show) at 9:30 Club. Insect Factory, Red Spells Red at Galaxy Hut. The Association at Rams Head Tavern.

**27 — Chelsea Wolfe at Rock & Roll Hotel. Garland Jeffreys at the Hamilton. Baauer, Obeyah at U Street Music Hall. Cherry Tree, East Coast Secondaries, Viminas at Velvet Lounge.

28The Used at 9:30 Club. Jesse Cook at Birchmere. Above the Silence, Akris at DC9. North of Canada, Caustic Casanova at Galaxy Hut. Undercurrent, The Knew Colour, Rabid Flash MoB, Bellicose at Jammin’ Java.

29Feed Me, Teeth, Mord Fustang at 9:30 Club. Quicksand, Cymbals Eat Guitars at Black Cat. Rene Marie, Christylez Bacon at the Hamilton. Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall.

30Reel Big Fish, The Pilfers, Dan P at 9:30 Club. Robert Earl Keen, Andrea Davidson at Birchmere. The Lumineers, Y La Bamba at DAR Constitution Hall. The Delta Saints, Black Girls at Jammin’ Java. Deborah Bond at the Mansion at Strathmore. Jane Monheit at the Hamilton. Prodigy at The Howard Theatre. Crazibiza, 2rip vs. DJ Obscure, Malphunktion, Christian Dope, Shawn Lucas at U Street Music Hall. The Relics, 211Joe, Toad Head at Velvet Lounge.

31Walk The Moon, Pacific Air at 9:30 Club.

**31 — Ty Segall at Black Cat. Fun. at DAR Constitution Hall. Let Live, HRVRD, This Is Hell, Conditions, Rescuer at Empire. Citizen Cope at Rams Head Live. The Traveling Imaginary at Rock & Roll Hotel. David Wilcox at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Musiq Soulchild at the Howard Theatre. Jacques Greene, FaltyDL, R4NS0M at U Street Music Hall. Funkmnkyz, DC Flow, Anthony Fowler at Velvet Lounge.

FEBRUARY

1The Vaccines at 9:30 Club. →Avicii at D.C. Armory. Brett, Misun at DC9. I See Stars, For All Those Sleeping, Get Scared at Empire. The Vaccines, San Cisco at George Mason University, Patriot Center. Midnite at The Howard Theatre. Like You to Me, The Occupants, The Oddities, Start the Tab at Jammin’ Java (early show). Dub Campaign, Machet, Bimini Rd. at Jammin’ Java (late show). Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Ambrose Akinmusire at Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater. Bellflur’s Ghosts of the Handsome Skin at the Mansion at Strathmore. H2O, Terror, Backtrack, Code Orange Kids at Rock & Roll Hotel. The Persuasions at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Strange Design at the Fillmore. Jessica Boykin-Settles, Allyn Johnson at Twins Jazz. Alexi Delano, Connie, Jubilee at U Street Music Hall. Over the Limit at Zoo Bar.

2Corey Smith, Connor Christian and Southern Gothic at 9:30 Club. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at Artisphere. Deleted Scenes, Hume, Imperial China, Buildings at Black Cat. Ideal Forms, Sunwolf, Very Americans at Comet Ping Pong. Buke & Gase, Ahleuchatistas at DC9. Misery Signals, I the Breather, Fit for an Autopsy at Empire. The Pharcyde at The Howard Theatre. Birdland Big Band at Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall. Lindi Ortega, Dustin Bentall & the Smokes at Jammin’ Java. Wakey! Wakey!, Suzanna Choffel at Jammin’ Java. Dee Dee Bridgewater master class at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. Kris Bowers at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at Rams Head Live. Luray at Rock & Roll Hotel. Ambrosia at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Jessica Boykin-Settles, Allyn Johnson at Twins Jazz. Luca Bacchetti, George K. at U Street Music Hall. Footwerk at Velvet Lounge.

3Kishi Bashi, Plume Giant at 9:30 Club. Gemini Club, Hits at Black Cat. Doro at Empire. Kishi Bashi at George Mason University, Patriot Center. Baltimore Blast at Westminster Church.

4Coheed and Cambria, Between the Buried and Me, Russian Circles at 9:30 Club. Joe Alterman at Blues Alley. Memory Tapes, TEEN at DC9. Pocket Vinyl, Wendell Kimborough at Galaxy Hut. Company of Thieves, von Grey at Jammin’ Java. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at Rams Head Live. Gold Fields, A Silent Film, American Authors at U Street Music Hall.

5Coheed and Cambria, Between the Buried and Me, Russian Circles at 9:30 Club. Alfie Boe at Birchmere. Kim Jordan at Blues Alley. Kopecky Family Band, The Eastern Sea, Silent Old Mtns at DC9. Turisas, Firewind, Stolen at Empire. G-Eazy, Skizzy Mars, Hi-Rez, Vonnegutt at Jammin’ Java. John Denver Tribute at Music Center at Strathmore. A Silent Film, Gold Fields at Rams Head Live. Flogging Molly, Dave Hause at the Fillmore.

6Alfie Boe at Birchmere. Lahla Hadiya at Blues Alley. Akua Allrich at The Howard Theatre. Zappa Plays Zappa at Rams Head Live. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. at Rams Head Tavern. Trio Ode at Twins Jazz. Bit Funk, Remote Ctrl, Ozker, Mr. Bonkerz, William DeVon, DJ Provoke, Smudge, Brian Billion at U Street Music Hall.

7Punch Brothers at 9:30 Club. Kathleen Edwards at Birchmere. Man Man, Murder By Death at Black Cat. Brown Bird, Joe Fletcher at Black Cat. Joshua Redman at Blues Alley. Jesse Fisher at Bohemian Caverns. Ricardo Arjona at George Mason University, Patriot Center. Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, The Stooges Brass Band, The Main Squeeze at The Howard Theatre. Aaron Weinstein Trio at Mansion at Strathmore. DC Choro at Phillips Collection. Gojira, The Atlas Moth, Devin Townsend Project at Rams Head Live. Solas at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Lee Brice at The Fillmore. The Time Jumpers at the Hamilton. Philip Lassiter at Twins Jazz. Terravita at U Street Music Hall.

8Punch Brothers at 9:30 Club. Carrie Rodriguez at Artisphere. Arlo Guthrie at Birchmere. Joshua Redman at Blues Alley. Ralph Peterson at Bohemian Caverns. Avant (early show) at The Howard Theatre. Bobby V (late show) at The Howard Theatre. Chris Ayer, Jesse Ruben at Jammin’ Java (early show). Derek Evry, Ditched by Kate, Tommy Gann at Jammin’ Java (late show). Matt Wilson at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. Stone Kawala & the Trees at Mansion at Strathmore. Crowded Streets, Moogatu, Blame Canada, Bari Leigh, Redline Addiction at Rams Head Live. Solas at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Blackberry Smoke at the Fillmore. Emy Tseng at Twins Jazz. Lee Foss, Beautiful Swimmers at U Street Music Hall. The Love Load, Black Checker, The 27s, Beach Week at Velvet Lounge.

9Pedrito Martinez Group, Ariacne Trujillo at Artisphere. Arlo Guthrie at Birchmere. Crawdaddies at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Joshua Redman at Blues Alley. Ralph Peterson at Bohemian Caverns. Zoogma at Empire. EOTO, Crizzly at The Howard Theatre. Empresarios, Nappy Riddem at Jammin’ Java. Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington at Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Jason Moran & the Bandwagon at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. Mr. Greengenes at Rams Head Live. Chris Smither at Rams Head Tavern. Eternal Summers at Rock & Roll Hotel. Taj Mahal Trio at State Theatre. Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Carbonstone, Fatally Yours, Millionproof, Sextacy at the Fillmore. Emy Tseng at Twins Jazz. Stacey Pullen, Pentamon, Chris Nitti at U Street Music Hall.

10Toro y Moi, Wild Belle, Dog Bite at 9:30 Club. 10,000 Maniacs at Birchmere. Joshua Redman at Blues Alley. Kris Davis Quintet at Bohemian Caverns. Willy Mason, Nina Violet at DC9. Unto Thee, Color Me Valiant at Empire. Onward Chariots, Harris Face at Galaxy Hut. Punch Brothers, Anais Mitchell at Jefferson Theater. The Washington Performing Arts Society Gospel Choir and the Choral Arts Society of Washington at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Drop Electric, Galaxy Dynamite!, Deltanine, G&TCH, DJs Bassdread and Conway, Jennings at Rock & Roll Hotel. Vusi Mahlasela at The Hamilton. Joy Orbison, Encryption vs. Refuge at U Street Music Hall. Dirty Destroyers, Action Camp, Thundermilk at Velvet Lounge. Bon Jovi at Verizon Center.

11George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at 9:30 Club. John Mayall at Birchmere. Ida Campbell at Blues Alley. Holopaw, the Sea Life, Bella Russia at Comet Ping Pong. Art Daniels Band at Galaxy Hut. Albert Lee at Jammin’ Java. Tab Benoit at Rams Head Tavern.

12Mice Parade at Black Cat. Miss Jessica at Blues Alley. Frontier Ruckus, Lady Lamb & the Beekeeper at DC9. Eric Lindell at Jammin’ Java. Tab Benoit at Rams Head Tavern. Soul Asylum at State Theatre. Testament, Overkill at the Fillmore.

13Lindsey Stirling at 9:30 Club. Carol Morgan Quartet at Atlas Performing Arts Center. Tab Benoit at Birchmere. Hilly Eye at Black Cat. K’Jon at Blues Alley. Bleeding Rainbow at DC9. Mumford & Sons at George Mason University, Patriot Center. Caleb, The Vespers, Jillian Edwards at Jammin’ Java. Dead Kennedys, The Welch Boys, The Cryptics, Nervous Impulse at Rock & Roll Hotel. Sharon Rae North at Twins Jazz.

**14 — Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves at 9:30 Club. The Iceman at Blues Alley. U.S. Girls, Slim Twig at Comet Ping Pong. Retribution Gospel Choir, Deathfix at DC9. Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, The Contortionist at Empire. Mumford & Sons at George Mason University, Patriot Center. Pink Martini at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Kill Lincoln, Boardroom Heroes at Rock & Roll Hotel. Tim Reynolds and TR3 at State Theatre. Allstar Weekend, Cute Is What We Aim For, Tiffany Alvord at the Fillmore. Cody Chesnutt at the Hamilton. Abby Nightingale at Twins Jazz. Haim, the Virgins, Robert Delong at U Street Music Hall.

15Yo La Tengo at 9:30 Club. Texas Is the Reason, Title Fight at Black Cat. Jerry “The Iceman” Butler at Blues Alley. Branford Marsalis at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The Caribbean, Talk It, the Plums at Comet Ping Pong. The Air That I Breathe, For All I Am, Famous Last Words, Sirens and Sailors at Empire. The Bigger Picture at Empire. Street Corner Symphony at Jammin’ Java. Kirk Whalum, Chante Moore at Lincoln Theatre. Ra Ra Rasputin, Miyazaki at the Mansion at Strathmore. Big Head Todd & the Monsters at Rams Head Live. Why? at State Theatre. Anthony Raneri, Jon Foreman, Steven McMorran, Will Anderson and Now, Now at the Fillmore. Sine Qua Non at Twins Jazz. Eddie from Ohio at Birchmere.

16Desaparecidos, Joyce Manor, States & Kingdoms at 9:30 Club. Jerry “The Iceman” Butler at Blues Alley. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Maysa at The Howard Theatre. The Nighthawks at Jammin’ Java (early show). Hannah Georgas, Lucius at Jammin’ Java (late show). Oz, the Grilled Lincolns, Minlus & McCracken at Rams Head Live. The Smithereens at State Theatre. Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders at the Fillmore. Joe Pug at The Hamilton. Sine Qua Non at Twins Jazz. Audiojack, Two McFlys, the Elders at U Street Music Hall. Lindsey Buckingham Palace, the Treading Lemmings, the Remaindermen at Velvet Lounge. Eddie From Ohio at Birchmere.

17Wicked Winterfest at 9:30 Club. The Maccabees, Reputante, Gambles at Black Cat. Jerry “The Iceman” Butler at Blues Alley. Jeff Larroca, Will Croxton, Diamond Macker at Galaxy Hut. DJ Twin at The Howard Theatre. Arlo Guthrie at Hylton Performing Arts Center. All You Need Is Love at Jammin’ Java. Cutt Throat and Sayne, Bond & Bentley, Billy Lyve at Rams Head Live. Sol Driven Train, the Shack Band at the Hamilton. We Free Strings at Twins Jazz. Eddie from Ohio at Birchmere.

18Muddy & the Wolf, Fabulous Thunderbirds at Birchmere. Mike Kamuf’s Little Big Band at Blues Alley. Tim Noyes of Aunt Martha at DC9. The Piecycles, Cartesian Theater at Galaxy Hut. Liz Longley, Jesse Terry at Jammin’ Java. Pentatonix at The Fillmore.

19Shinedown, Three Days Grace, P.O.D. at 1st Mariner Arena. Alouette, the Lark at Blues Alley. The Spinto Band at DC9. Silverstein, Like Moths to Flames, Secrets, Glasscloud, Issues, Mortify the Scythian at Empire. Freedy Johnston, Aaron Lee Tasjan at Jammin’ Java.

20Tame Impala at 9:30 Club. Kenny Rittenhouse Septet at Blues Alley. Balance and Composure, the Jealous Sound, Daylight at DC9. Marduk, Moonspell, Inquisition, the Foreshadowing, Deathwolf at Empire. Good Old War, Bronze Radio Return, Dreamboat Armada at Ottobar. Dirty Heads, Shiny Toy Guns, Midi Matilda, Oh No Fiasco at Rams Head Live. Isamu Acoustic Duo at Twins Jazz. The Dunwells at U Street Music Hall.

21Madeon at 9:30 Club. Solange at Black Cat. Jon Carroll Band at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Kim Waters at Blues Alley. New York Festival of Song at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Dope, Souls of the Afterlife, Blood Corps, Death From Massive Damage, Embers From the Altar at Empire. Third Day, Colton Dixon, Josh Wilson at George Mason University, Patriot Center. M.O.P., Smif-N-Wessun at The Howard Theatre. Wale at Rams Head Live. Dada at State Theatre. Big Gigantic at The Fillmore. Capitol City Voices Choir at Twins Jazz. Martyn, Youngsta at U Street Music Hall.

22Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, Karl Jobe at 1st Mariner Arena. Jonathan Richman at 9:30 Club. C.J. Chenier, the Red Hot Louisiana Band at Artisphere. Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun, Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock at Birchmere. Kim Waters at Blues Alley. Jenny Owen Youngs at DC9. Huey Mack and OCD at Empire. Olli Hirvonen Quartet at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. Drop Electric at the Mansion at Strathmore. Imagine Dragons, Atlas Genius, The Royal Concept at the Fillmore. Juan MacLean, JMack at U Street Music Hall. Kate Moran Band, Round About, Wes Tucker & the Skillets at Velvet Lounge.

23Railroad Earth at 9:30 Club. Harmony Sweepstakes 2013 at Birchmere. Kim Waters at Blues Alley. The Ringers at The Howard Theatre. Pierre Bensusan at Jammin’ Java (early show). Leagues at Jammin’ Java (late show). Terje Isungset at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra at McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre. Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium. Telesma & All Mighty Senators, Swampcandy at Rams Head Live. Roy Clark at Rams Head Tavern. Octavia at State Theatre. Rocknoceros at the Fillmore (early show). The Dirty Jacks, Chris Reynolds and His Fantastic Steam Powered Orchestra, Harmonic Blue, Rich Mahogany, the Relics, Watermelon at the Fillmore (late show). Commander Cody at the Hamilton.

24Maura O’Connell at Birchmere. Kim Waters at Blues Alley. Localpalooza at Empire. Dawn Richard, Aaron Camper, Bridget Kelly at The Howard Theatre. Swingin’ With the Strings at Hylton Performing Arts Center. Richard Shindell at Jammin’ Java. XXYYXX, Teen Daze at U Street Music Hall.

25Vocal Workshop Graduation Concert at Blues Alley. Derek Evry at Galaxy Hut. Wake Owl at Jammin’ Java. Lady Gaga, Zedd, Lady Starlight at Verizon Center.

26Benjamin Francis Leftwich at Black Cat. V.Rich at Blues Alley. Mod Sun, Cisco Adler, Tayyib Adler, Pat Brown at Jammin’ Java. Elliot Yamin at the Hamilton.

27Mary Gauthier at Arts Barn. Bobby Radcliff & the Nighthawks at Blues Alley. Rhythms of Japanese Drums and Flutes at Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium. The Skatalites at The Howard Theatre. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, Wampire at Rock & Roll Hotel. Celtic Crossroads at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Isamu Electric Trio at Twins Jazz. DJ Zinc, Fort Knox Five, Slant, Malphunktion at U Street Music Hall.

28Bebel Gilberto at 9:30 Club. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Birchmere. Mike Stern & Dave Weckl at Blues Alley. Gjermund Larsen Trio at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. Ramsey Lewis at The Howard Theatre. Efterklang at Rock & Roll Hotel. The 9 Songwriter Series at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Celtic Crossroads at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Florian Hoefner Group at Twins Jazz. Orchard Wall, This Old Ghost, Caravela, Norman Rockwell at Velvet Lounge.

MARCH

1Randy Rogers Band at 9:30 Club. The Bacon Brothers at Birchmere. Mike Stern & Dave Weckl at Blues Alley. Naughty By Nature at The Howard Theatre. PigPen Theatre Co. at Jammin’ Java (early show). Big Something at Jammin’ Java (late show). Jazz With Thiefs at the Mansion at Strathmore. Drumline Live! at Music Center at Strathmore. Yasiin Bey at Rams Head Live. Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Vanna, Hundreth, No Bragging Rights at Rock & Roll Hotel. James McMurtry at the Hamilton.

2Yasiin Bey at 9:30 Club. The Bacon Brothers at Birchmere. Mike Stern & Dave Weckl at Blues Alley. Sandra Bernhard at The Howard Theatre. John Eddie at Jammin’ Java. Dub City Renegades, the Archives, DJ Castro at Jammin’ Java. Flyleaf, Drowning Pool at The Fillmore.

3Eels at 9:30 Club. The Bacon Brothers at Birchmere. Mike Stern & Dave Weckl at Blues Alley. Fishbone, The Alan Evans Trio at The Howard Theatre. Tord Gustavsen Ensemble at Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater. Bobby Muncy at Twins Jazz.

4ZZ Ward, Martin Harley at 8x10 Club. Alt-J at 9:30 Club. Chloe Sunshine at Galaxy Hut. Shawn Mullins at Jammin’ Java. Fishbone at Rams Head Live.

5The Ruby Suns at Black Cat. Mouse on Mars at U Street Music Hall.

6→Veronica Falls, Cold Showers, Cheatahs at Black Cat. Nile, Cannabis Corpse at Empire. Peter Bradley Adams at Jammin’ Java. Lunasa at Reston Community Center at Hunter Woods, CenterStage. Jenny Igoe at Twins Jazz. Daedelus, Shlohmo, Salva, Ryan Hemsworth at U Street Music Hall.

7Elaine Paige at Birchmere. Single Mothers, Paws at DC9. Mushroomhead at Empire. Sweet Honey in the Rock at The Howard Theatre. The Fabulous Dialtones at Jammin’ Java. Caroline Henderson at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. DJ Neville C at Phillips Collection. Stars, Milo Greene at Rams Head Live. Helen Reddy at The Barns at Wolf Trap. Lahla-Hadiya at Twins Jazz. The Postelles, Arkells, Ambassadors at U Street Music Hall.

8Peter White at Blues Alley. Luke Brindley & Friends at Jammin’ Java. Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. Heavy Breathing at the Mansion at Strathmore. Helen Reddy at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Project Natale at Twins Jazz.

9Django Django at 9:30 Club. Peter White at Blues Alley. Enter the Haggis at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Circa Survive, Minus the Bear at The Fillmore. Steve Kimock, Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram, Andy Hess at The Hamilton. Jacob Anderskov at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. Project Natale at Twins Jazz. Honest Haloway, Rain Tears at Velvet Lounge.

10Dropkick Murphys at 9:30 Club. Night Beds, Indians, Cat Martino at Black Cat. Peter White at Blues Alley. Israel Vibration at The Howard Theatre. Aaron Carter at Jammin’ Java. The Saw Doctors at the Fillmore. Tristan Prettyman at the Hamilton. Dan Tepfer, Ben Wendel at the Mansion at Strathmore. Bobby Muncy at Twins Jazz. Dubfire at U Street Music Hall.

11Dropkick Murphys at 9:30 Club.

12Rihanna, A$AP Rocky at 1st Mariner Arena. Soilwork, Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, Wretched at Empire. Tag Cloud/Guillermo Pizarro/Violet Collaboration, White Suns, Degollado, Curses at Velvet Lounge.

13Starf-----, Blackbird Blackbird at 9:30 Club. Shakers ’n’ Bakers at Atlas Performing Arts Center. Paul Thorn at The Barns at Wolf Trap. Cowboy Junkies at Birchmere. Integriti Reeves at Mansion at Strathmore.

14Tom Paxton at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Cowboy Junkies at Birchmere. Iona at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Stanley Jordan at Blues Alley. This Or The Apocalypse, Your Memorial at Empire. Finch at the Fillmore. El Gran Combo at The Howard Theatre. The Chieftains at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Kash Wright at Twins Jazz. →Pink at Verizon
Center.

15Stanley Jordan at Blues Alley. Leo Lucini and Friends at Georgetown University, McNeir Hall. That 1 Guy, Wolff at Jammin’ Java. The Chieftains at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Anthony Nelson at Twins Jazz. The Average White Band at Birchmere.

16Jukebox The Ghost, Matt Pond, The Spring Standards at 9:30 Club. The Depue Brothers Band at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Stanley Jordan at Blues Alley. Heather Mae, Taylor Carson, Dave Farah, Crys Matthews at Jammin’ Java. Jack DeJohnette at Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater. The Chieftains at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. The Legwarmers at Rams Head Live. Justin Jones, Rachel Kate, Wheelie at Rock & Roll Hotel. Tribute to Chrissie Hynde & the Pretenders at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, Swift Technique at The Hamilton. Anthony Nelson at Twins Jazz. The Average White Band at Birchmere.

17Deathfix at Black Cat. Stanley Jordan at Blues Alley. Natalie MacMaster at George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Danu at Hylton Performing Arts Center. Drive-By Truckers at Rams Head Live. Yacht Rock Revue at The Hamilton. Jason Yeager at Twins Jazz.

18KMFDM at State Theatre.

19Balkan Beat Box, Delhi 2 Dublin at 9:30 Club. Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories at Jammin’ Java.

20Lucero, Shovels and Rope at 9:30 Club. Riders in the Sky at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside at Black Cat. Anuhea, Justin Young at Jammin’ Java. Jazz Ahead at Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage. →Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Music Center at Strathmore.

21Jazz Ahead at Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage. Jeff Antoniuk at Twins Jazz.

22Sinkane at Black Cat. Jazz Ahead at Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage. Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, Zakir Hussain, Eric Harland, Maria Farantouri at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Kip Williams & Bop Nation at Twins Jazz. →Disclosure at U Street Music Hall.

23Tom Rush at Birchmere. Kate Nash at Black Cat. Excision, Paper Diamond, Vaski at Echostage. Jonny Craig at Empire. Anberlin at the Fillmore. James Cotton Super Harp at The Howard Theatre. Steve Forbert at Jammin’ Java (early show). Ballyhoo!, Feed God Cabbage at Jammin’ Java (late show). Lynda Carter at Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater. The Expendables, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds at Rams Head Live. Kip Williams & Bop Nation at Twins Jazz.

24Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Handguns, Statechamps, City Lights at Empire. Sigur Ros at George Mason University, Patriot Center. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, You Me and Apollo at The Hamilton. The Afro-Cuban All Stars at The Howard Theatre. Allen Jones Group at Twins Jazz.

25Patti LaBelle at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Wishbone Ash at Rams Head Tavern.

26Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato at Black Cat. DC-CAPital Stars at Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater. Flosstradamus at U Street Music Hall.

27Washington Women in Jazz Festival at Atlas Performing Arts Center. The Pietasters at Black Cat. Mount Moriah at DC9. The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Hostage Calm, Misser at Empire. Honor Society at Jammin’ Java. Integriti Reeves at Mansion at Strathmore. Dan Wallace Quartet at Twins Jazz.

28Catie Curtis at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Javelin at Black Cat. Wu Man at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall. Boy at Jammin’ Java. Sote Brazilian Jazz at Twins Jazz.

29The Iguanas at the Barns at Wolf Trap. The Manhattan Transfer at Birchmere. Kix the Roadducks at Empire. Caitlin Rose at Jammin’ Java (early show). Joshua James at Jammin’ Java (late show).Chuck Redd at the Mansion at Strathmore. Tensnake at U Street Music Hall.

30Cleve Francis at Birchmere. David Guetta at Echostage. Romeo Santos at George Mason University, Patriot Center. Marcus Foster, Sean Rowe, Ruston Kelly at Jammin’ Java.

31Bobby Muncy at Twins Jazz.

APRIL

2Fol Chen at Black Cat.

3Al Di Meola, Gonzalo Rubalcaba at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Tony Lucca at Jammin’ Java. Melvin Jones at Twins Jazz. Maroon 5, Neon Trees, Owl City at Verizon Center.

4 Al Di Meola, Gonzalo Rubalcaba at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Chelsea Light Moving at Black Cat. Green Day at George Mason University, Patriot Center. Tyrone Wells, Brendan James, Brett Young at the Hamilton. John Scofield at The Howard Theatre. Project Natale at Phillips Collection. Melvin Jones at Twins Jazz.

5Rachelle Ferrell at Birchmere. Darwin Deez, Caged Animals, Me & This Army at Black Cat. Al Caldwell at Georgetown University, McNeir Hall. Incognito at The Howard Theatre. Dopapod at Jammin’ Java. Jason Moran at Kennedy Center, Atrium. Second String Band at the Mansion at Strathmore.

6Rachelle Ferrell at Birchmere. Afro Blue, Jazztet at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Soulive at Kennedy Center, Atrium. Asphalt Orchestra at McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre. They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch at Rams Head Live. Hapa at the Barns at Wolf Trap.

7 Hapa at the Barns at Wolf Trap. 2 Cellos at Birchmere. Mason Chorale at Hylton Performing Arts Center. Trio Ode at Twins Jazz.

9Caveman at Black Cat. Hot Club of Cowtown at Jammin’ Java. Fleetwood Mac at Verizon Center.

10 Edwin McCain at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Bonobo at Black Cat. Isabelle De Leon at Mansion at Strathmore. Diana Krall at Music Center at Strathmore. Volbeat, Danko Jones, Spoken at Rams Head Live.

11Holly Near at The Barns at Wolf Trap. Stereo Total at DC9. Alejandro Escovedo at the Hamilton. Garnet Rogers at Jammin’ Java. Mindless Self Indulgence at Rams Head Live. Shayna Dulberger Quartet at Twins Jazz.

12Brad Mehldau and Chris Thile at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Hugh Masekela at George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium. The Band of Heathens at Jammin’ Java. Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet at Kennedy Center, KC Jazz Club. Memphis Gold and Bob Israel at Mansion at Strathmore. Jamie Lidell, Ludwig Persik at Rock & Roll Hotel.

13Frederic Yonnet at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Tylan at Jammin’ Java. The New Orleans Bingo! Show at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Under the Streetlamp at Music Center at Strathmore. Crack the Sky at Rams Head Live.

14Kim Richey, Darden Smith at Jammin’ Java. Anthrax, Exodus at the Fillmore.

15Jeff Lorber Fusion at The Hamilton. Julie Fowlis at Mansion at Strathmore. The Appleseed Cast at Rock & Roll Hotel.

17Peppino D’Agostino at Jammin’ Java. Great Big Sea at Warner Theatre.

18Melissa Manchester at the Barns at Wolf Trap. John Hammond at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Cosy Sheridan at Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring. Chris Botti at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Upton Blues Band at Twins Jazz.

19Paula Cole at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Raven, A Sound Of Thunder, Cab Ride Home, Antique Asylum at Empire. Ellis Paul at Jammin’ Java. Chris Botti at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Deanna Bogart at State Theatre.

20Barry Manilow at 1st Mariner Arena. Najee at Birchmere. Steven Wilson at The Howard Theatre. Willy Porter at Jammin’ Java. Chris Botti at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Michael Feinstein at Music Center at Strathmore.

21Shuggie Otis at The Howard Theatre. Amon Tobin at U Street Music Hall.

22Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Kogod Courtyard. Esperanza Spalding at Warner Theatre.

23Harry Schnipper, Blues Alley Jazz Society at National Garden Amphitheater. Jake Shimabukuro at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

24Modatt at Atlas Performing Arts Center. Mason Jazz Ensembles at George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Michael Rose, Sister Carol at The Howard Theatre. Eilen Jewell at Jammin’ Java. Isabelle De Leon at Mansion at Strathmore. Harry Schnipper, Blues Alley Jazz Society at National Garden Amphitheater. Joe Sample at The Barns at Wolf Trap.

25Gladys Knight at Music Center at Strathmore. Harry Schnipper, Blues Alley Jazz Society at National Garden Amphitheater. Trio Ode at Twins Jazz.

26Robbie Schaefer at The Barns at Wolf Trap. Junior Brown at Birchmere. David Grisman, John Sebastian at The Howard Theatre. Frank Wess Quintet at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery. Daryl Davis at Mansion at Strathmore (early show). The Sweater Set at Mansion at Strathmore (late show). Gladys Knight at Music Center at Strathmore. Harry Schnipper, Blues Alley Jazz Society at National Garden Amphitheater. Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium.

27Kenny Barron & Dave Holland at Kennedy Center, Family Theater. Teetotalers at Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center.

28Boney James at Birchmere. Rockapella at The Howard Theatre. Noa at Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center. All Time Low, Pierce The Veil at Towson University, Towson Center. Kurtis Adams at Twins Jazz.

29→A$AP Rocky, opening for Rihanna at Verizon Center.

MAY

1David Knopfler at Jammin’ Java. Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko at the Fillmore.

2Patty Larkin at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Asian Pacific Heritage Month Concert at George Mason University, Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Chelsy Green and the Green Project at Mansion at Strathmore. Marshall Keys Quartet at Phillips Collection.

3Fred Hersch & Julian Lage at Kennedy Center, KC Jazz Club.

4The SteelDrivers at the Hamilton. Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous at Herndon Town Green. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys at Hylton Performing Arts Center. Julian Lage at Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery.

5Steve Tyrell at Birchmere. Lila Downs at Hylton Performing Arts Center.

8The Carl Palmer Band at The Howard Theatre. Daisy Castro at Mansion at Strathmore.

10Josh Ritter, The Felice Brothers at 9:30 Club. Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio at the Mansion at Strathmore. Bela Fleck and The Marcus Roberts Trio at Music Center at Strathmore.

11Luciana Souza Duo at Atlas Performing Arts Center. Tom Paxton at BlackRock Center for the Arts. Crystal Castles at Rams Head Live. Donna the Buffalo at State Theatre. →Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran at Verizon Center.

12The Choral Arts Society of Washington at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. Martin Taylor at The Hamilton. →Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran at Verizon Center.

13Bobby McFerrin at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall.

16Fishtank Ensemble at Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring. Sheila E. at The Howard Theatre. Women in Jazz Festival at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. NSO Pops at Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater. As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada at the Fillmore. Charley Gerard Quintet at Twins Jazz.

17The Fab Faux at Birchmere. Women in Jazz Festival at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. NSO Pops at Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater.

18Jackie Evancho, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at 1st Mariner Arena. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at Atlas Performing Arts Center. The Fab Faux at Birchmere. Women in Jazz Festival at Kennedy Center, Concert Hall. NSO Pops at Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater. Kathleen Battle at Music Center at Strathmore. Ute Lemper at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

22Daisy Castro at the Mansion at Strathmore.

24Fishtank Ensemble at Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center.

25James McCartney at Jammin’ Java.

29Rickie Simpkins at Mansion at Strathmore.

30BSO at Music Center at Strathmore.

31Manassas Chorale at Hylton Performing Arts Center.

 
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