Friday, August 1, 2008



The District

AVENUE Allure Fridays, Friday; College Night, Thursday. 649 New York Ave. NW. 202-347-8100.

BAMBULE Ricardo Marlow and Miguel Bard, Friday-Saturday; Trio Caliente, Thursday. 5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-966-0300.

BLACK CAT Bon Iver, Bowerbirds and Nick Schillage, Friday; Sorted, Friday; Wag, Saturday; We Are Scientists, Oxford Collapse and Apache Beat, Saturday; Pontiak and Orphan, Sunday; Deleted Scenes, the Never and the Bee Team, Monday; Neil Hamburger and Daiquiri, Wednesday. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960.

CAFE CITRON Miguelito & friends, Monday; Alfredo Mohuca & friends, Tuesday. 1343 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-530-8844.

CAFE MOZART Temur Tsaguria, Friday and Thursday. 1331 H St. NW. 202-347-5732.

CAFE SAINT-EX DJ Eskimo, Friday; DJ DK, Saturday. 1847 14th St. NW. 202-265-7839.

CARDINAL'S NEST The KGB Band, Wednesday. 3748 10th St. NE. 202-269-6378.

CLYDE'S/GEORGETOWN Tim Metz, Tuesday; Fran Scuderi, Wednesday. 3236 M St. NW. 202-333-9180.

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday; Taint, Saturday; Poor but Sexy, Sara Azzara, Antennas Up and Bad Squares, Sunday; the Mother Truckers, Monday; Educated Consumers, Dezmatic, Minds One and Cubbiebear, Tuesday; Matt White, Sparky's Flaw and Joppa, Wednesday; Michael Jantz & the Davenports, the Pocket Band and the Petticoat Tea Room, Thursday. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000.

FORT RENO PARK Exit Clov and Cobra Collective, Monday; Julie Ocean, Thursday. Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. 202-550-7393.

FUR Global Saturdays, Saturday. 33 Patterson St. NE. 202-842-3401.

GROG & TANKARD Rockhard, Sunday; open mike, Wednesday. 2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-3114.

H2O Patio Happy Hour, Sunday; Comedy Happy Hour, Thursday. 800 Water St. SW. 202-895-7371.

RIOT ACT Jazz jam session, Wednesday-Thursday. 1610 14th St. NW. 202-625-6229.

IRISH TIMES Pete Papageorge, Thursday. 14 F St. NW. 202-543-5433.

JAMES HOBAN'S IRISH RESTAURANT & BAR The Oren Polak Duo, Thursday. 1 Dupont Cir. NW. 202-223-8440.

KRAMERBOOKS Dave Goodrich, Saturday. 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.

LOVE Jay-Z with Clipse and Mad Skillz, Friday. 1350 Okie St. NE. 202-636-9030 or 202-397-7328.

MADAM'S ORGAN Eric Culberson, Friday-Saturday; the Johnny Artis Band, Sunday; One Nite Stand, Monday; Lucky Dog and Larry Melsse, Tuesday; Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass Band, Wednesday; Patrick Alban & Noche Latina, Thursday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

9:30 CLUB Tantric, Fosterchild and Bob, Friday; Aimee Mann and the Submarines, Saturday; Flobots, People Under the Stairs and Busdriver, Sunday; Gnarls Barkley, Hercules and Love Affair, Tuesday; 2 Skinnee J's, Tragedy and the Peculiar Pretzelman, Wednesday. 815 V St. NW. 202-393-0930.

PLATINUM Platinum Fridays, Friday; Beautiful Saturdays, Saturday; Platinum Sundays, Sunday. 915 F St. NW. 202-393-3555.

THE RED AND THE BLACK Sister Ex, Otley!, Lisa Said and the New Standard, Friday; U.B.U. Dance Party, Saturday; the Interiors, Red Racer and Roma Condor, Sunday; Bad Panda, Mostly Bears, Tuesday; Alina Simone, Wednesday; Great Lakes, Thursday. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201.

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL Justin Jones & the Driving Rain, Olivia & the Housemates, Meredith Bragg and Andy Zipf, Friday; Butros Butros, Borden Grant, the High Signs and Lissy Rosemont & Friends Bluegrass Bonanza, Saturday; Milkmachine, Sean McArdle, Marcel & the Truth and Tamu, Wednesday. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625.

VELVET LOUNGE Stella Schindler and Jim Dempsey, Friday; Salome, Kung Fu Killers, Ambition Burning and Vox Populi, Saturday; My Pal Foot Foot, the Male Gaze, Paul Joyner Band and Joseph Gates, Tuesday; Hellbound Glory, Wednesday; No More Bush, Thursday. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213.

ZANZIBAR ON THE WATERFRONT Caribbean First Fridays, Friday; John Holt with Ruff Stuff Band, Merritone and Winston Blake, Saturday. 700 Water St. SW. 202-554-9100.


BRIAN BORU Pete Papageorge, Wednesday. 489 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park.

BUSHWALLER'S Train of Thought, Friday; Josh Burgess Band, Saturday; Rocky Guttman, Sunday; Kevin James, Wednesday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAT'S EYE PUB Bad Neighbors, Friday; Erik Olsen & Friends, Saturday early show; Ursula Ricks' Project, Saturday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday early show; Patty Reese and Dave Chappell, Sunday late show; the Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday; No Polka, Tuesday; Automatic Slim, Wednesday; the Pete Kanares Blues Project, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866.

CHAMPIONS/FREDERICK Star 69, Friday; ICU, Saturday. 5205 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 301-846-0089.

CLYDE'S/CHEVY CHASE BG & the Mojo Hands, Friday. 5441 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-951-9600.

COUNTRY STORE Blues jam open mike, Thursday. 41566 Medley's Neck Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6820.

CROSSROADS Escape Happy Hour and Dance Party, Friday; Energy Dance Party with DJ Chick, DJ Book, DJ Supa Scotty and Mr. Majestic, Saturday; Dancehall Sundays with DJ Jason Steele, DJ Supa Scotty and DJ Chick, Sunday; Early Mondays with DJ Ghost, Monday; Jamaica Me Crazy Happy hour with live reggae, Thursday. 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg. 301-927-1056.

FLANAGAN'S Ronan Kavanagh, Friday-Saturday; Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday; Leonard Stevens, Tuesday; Ted Garber, Wednesday; Sean Chyun, Thursday. 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-0115.

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS VILLAGE CENTER The Martin Family, Wednesday. 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.

MOON CAFE Open mike, Thursday. 137 Prince George St., Annapolis. 410-280-1956.

OUTTA THE WAY CAFE Acoustic open mike, Wednesday. 7503 Redland Rd., Rockville. 301-963-6895.

QUARRY HOUSE TAVERN J.P. McDermott and Western Bop, Saturday. 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-587-9406.

RAMS HEAD LIVE Soft Parade, Friday; Extreme and Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, Saturday; Bullet for My Valentine, Tuesday. 20 Market Pl., Baltimore. 410-244-8854.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Young Dubliners, Friday; Diane Schuur, Saturday; Passenger, Sunday; the Yardbirds, Monday; Priscilla Ahn, Tuesday; Joe Piscopo Sextet, Thursday. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545.

SONAR Plies, Friday; Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Chairlift, Thank You and Tickley Feather, Saturday; People Under the Stairs, Busdriver, Soul Cannon, Greenspan and Jade Fox, Monday. 407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore. 410-327-8333.

SURF CLUB LIVE Blues jam, Sunday. 4711 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville. 301-927-6310.


BANGKOK BLUES Next Door Ellen, Friday; Mike Lapadula & the Lost Souls, Friday; Mary Martin, Saturday; the Tracers, Saturday; Blues Jam with Jeff Carmella, Sunday; Gaylor and Katsu, Tuesday; Idle Americans, Wednesday; the Idle Americans, Wednesday; Steve Smiths Harmonica Showcase, Thursday. 926 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-0095.

BIRCHMERE Queer Queens of Comedy featuring Poppy Champlin, Karen Williams and Mimi Gonzalez, Friday; Gato Barbieri, Saturday; Missy Higgins and Eric Hutchinson, Sunday; Noel Gourdin, Wednesday; Janis Ian, Thursday. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500.

BOMBAY TANDOOR Stuart Hill, Tuesday; John Bell, Thursday. 8301 Westwood Dr., Vienna. 703-734-2202.

BORDER CAFE Gary Smallwood and Bryan & Andre Fox, Thursday. 5825 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville. 703-266-4400.

BRITTANY'S The Sparkplugs, Friday; New Day Rising, Saturday. 12449 Dillingham Sq., Woodbridge. 703-730-0728.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/CASCADES Smylin' Jack, Friday; Karma Issue, Saturday; Wallace & Vega, Tuesday. 46300 McClellan Dr., Sterling. 703-421-3776.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/CHANTILLY Redline, Saturday; Oren Polak, Tuesday. 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-502-3925.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/SHIRLINGTON Jon Fritz, Tuesday. 2766 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington. 703-578-0020.

CALABASH Shirkaday, Friday; Blues Condition, Saturday. 7305 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. 703-765-0222.

CLARENDON BALLROOM BG & the Mojo Hands, Tuesday. 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-469-2244.

DOGWOOD TAVERN Nate Ihara, Friday; Willie Strings, Saturday; Herb & Hanson, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

DOUGHERTY'S Anonymous Brave, Friday; Roosters, Saturday. 2055 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Stafford. 540-657-8985.

FAT TUESDAY'S/FAIRFAX Open mike night, Sunday. 10673 Braddock Rd., Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

FIRESIDE GRILL Tommy Gann, Thursday. 9000 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. 703-372-1923.

GALAXY HUT Karaoke, Sunday; More Humans, Reticents, Monday. 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-525-8646.

IOTA Jupiter One and Bellflur, Friday; Jerry Garcia tribute featuring Joe Uehlein & the U-Liners, Saturday; Happy Birthday Jerry Garcia tribute, featuring the U-Liners and the Stray Horns, Saturday; Prabir & the Substitutes, Greenland and the Nunchuks, Sunday; the Section Quartet, Tuesday; open mike, Wednesday; Bob Log III and Scott H. Birham, Thursday. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340.

J.V.'S The Bob and Jerry Band, Friday; Nashville Stevie Band, Saturday; the Hall Brothers, Saturday; Drew Holland and Melinda Root, Sunday; the Hall Brothers, Sunday; Brook Yoder's Band, Monday; the Tracers, Tuesday; Billy Hancock, Wednesday; J.P. McDermott and Western Bop, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504.

JAMMIN' JAVA Priscilla Ahn and Willoughby, Sunday; Free Money, Tuesday; Ross Lara, Todd Wright, Robin Hillaert, Wolfberg and Adam Swink, Wednesday; Will Hoge and the Spring Standards, Thursday. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566.

JAXX City Sleeps, Friday; Bullet Boys, Bucket, Baby Jayne and Another Empty Box, Saturday; Caputo, Wednesday. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940.

JW & FRIENDS Steve Palmer Band, Friday; Johnny Artis Band, Saturday. 6531 Backlick Rd., Springfield. 703-451-4556.

KILROY'S Marshall Artz, Saturday; Patty Reese, Tuesday. 5250 Port Royal Rd., Springfield. 703-321-7733.

NICK'S Chillbilly, Tuesday; Tight Posse, Thursday. 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria. 703-751-8900.

O'FAOLAIN'S IRISH PUB Willem Dicke, Friday; Small Town, Saturday; Mike Bowers, Thursday. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

O'MALLEY'S The Larry Thomas Duo, Thursday. 45425 Holiday Dr., Sterling. 703-471-7411.

OLD BROGUE Brendan's Voyage, Friday-Saturday; Derrick Harris, Wednesday; open mike night, Thursday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

PAT TROY'S Lee Davenport, Sunday. 111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-549-4535.

RAGTIME Steve, Claire and the Picnic Bears, Friday; Nick Gold and Friends, Saturday; open mike night, Sunday; open mike night, Sunday; Jeff Krentel, Tuesday; Gordon Sterling and James Helle, Wednesday; Anthony Fiacco and Buddy Spier, Thursday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS Judge Smith, Tuesday; Jon Fritz, Thursday; Jon Fritz, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

RESTON-HERNDON FOLK CLUB Open mike, Tuesday. 648 Elden St., Herndon. 703-435-2404.

RHODESIDE GRILL Buster Brown, Thursday. 1836 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-243-0145.

SANGAM Stuart Hill, Wednesday. 1211 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-524-2728.

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Hall Vought, Friday; Lenny Burridge, Tuesday; Oren Polak, Wednesday; Ronan Kavanagh, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Freddie Long, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS Stop Thief, Friday; Yoko Says No, Saturday; Kevin James, Tuesday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

STATE THEATRE Honeychuck, the Hypersonic Secret, the Vicious Martinis and ZELOS, Saturday; Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Watermelon Slim and Nick Moss, Thursday. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300.

STONEWALL'S Johnny Artis Band, Friday. 44050 Woodbridge Pkwy., Leesburg. 703-729-4081.

SULLY'S Hellenback, Friday; Rebels in Rehab, Saturday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE Drivin' Blind, Friday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

TIFFANY TAVERN Skystone Bluegrass Band, Friday; Over Under Down Yonder, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

VINTAGE 50 Joe Daniels, Wednesday; Miguel Aubertin, Thursday. 50 Catoctin Cir. NE, No. 100, Leesburg. 703-777-2169.

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