Friday, January 30, 2009


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The District

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

BLACK CAT The Chance, Bottles/Cans, Gist, Friday, $10; Sorted with DJ Stereo Faith (backstage), Friday, $6; Homo/Sonic, Saturday, $10; Brookville, E Joseph & the Phantom Heart (backstage), Wednesday, $8; the Andalusians, Statehood, Played Tomorrow, Thursday, $8. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960.

BLUES ALLEY Marcus Mitchell, Monday, $18; Teodross Avery, Tuesday, $25; Arch "AT" Thompson, Wednesday, $18; Marjorie Hughes, Thursday, $25. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141.

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS David Ornette Cherry, Friday-Saturday. 2003 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800. $20.

BOSSA BISTRO Palanke Music Company, Friday; Sin Miedo, Saturday. 2463 18th St. NW. 202-667-0088.

CAFE CITRON Alfredo Mohuca and friends, Tuesday. 1343 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-530-8844.

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

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; Nouveau Riche, Saturday, $8; Illinois, the Explorers Club, Giant, Tuesday, $8; the Restatement (Third) of Rock, Motion 2 Quash, Thursday, $6. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000.

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

MADAM'S ORGAN Bobby Parker and the Blues Night Band, Saturday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

THE RED AND THE BLACK Nico Vega, Semi Precious Weapons and Von Iva, Friday, $10; Gaslight Society, Rabo Tha Don & the Crimestoppers, Alexis George, Saturday, $8; Shinakuma, Kodiak, Pet Parade, Flo Anito, Wednesday, $6; Ric Nelson, Hey Arbore, Noon:30, Thursday, $6. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201.

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL The Breakups, the Milkstains, the Moderate, Friday, $10; Telograph, Cobra Collective, American Bang, Triggers, Saturday, $10; Millionaires, Cash Cash, I Set My Friends on Fire, Watchout! There's Ghosts, Thursday, $14. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625.

VELVET LOUNGE Milkmachine, Accordion Death Squad, American Sinners and the Swordswallowers, Friday, $8; Beatnik Flies, Sister Ex and Dollar Bin, Saturday, $8; Flying Eyes, the Names, Starling Electric, the Royals, Monday, $8; Rad Racket, the Grandchildren, Big Gold Belt, Tuesday, $8; Radio Moscow, Nitroseed, Dark Sea Dream, Wednesday, $8; Detox Retox, Back to Save the Universe, Paperhaus, Violet Says, Thursday, $7. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213.

ZOO BAR The Idle Americans, Friday; blues jam open mike with the Big Boy Little Band, Thursday. 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-4225. No cover charge.


BEACH COVE Songwriters series with the Deanna Dove Band, Monday. 8416 Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 301-855-0025.

BENTZ STREET SPORTS BAR Funny Money, Friday; DJ Savour, Saturday. 6 S. Bentz St., Frederick. 301-694-9134.

BUSHWALLER'S The Josh Burgess Band, Friday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAT'S EYE PUB The Deb Callahan Band, Friday; the Tony Denikos Band, Saturday early show; the Dave Chappell Band, Saturday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday early show; Patty Reese and Dave Chappell, Sunday late show; Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday; the Idle Americans, Tuesday; Muleman Band, Wednesday; the Pete Kanares Blues Band, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866.

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

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 Brandon Combs, Friday. 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-0115.

HANK DIETLE'S TAVERN Jonny and the Stingrays, Saturday. 11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-881-8871.

LOUISIANA KITCHEN AND BAYOU BAR George Oakley and the Nick Lipkowski Duo, Monday. 4907 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-6945.

MACK'S Vs. the Earth, Friday; Of Broken, Saturday; DJ Joey D, Wednesday. 10 W. College Terr., Frederick. 301-695-7200.

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

QUARRY HOUSE TAVERN The Flea Bops, Saturday. 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-587-8350. $6.

RAMS HEAD LIVE English Beat, Bad Manners and the Pietasters, Friday, $27.50-$30; Tears of Mars and Blind Rhetoric, Saturday, $9; Cowboy Mouth, Monday, $20-$22; the Black Keys, Wednesday $25-$27. 20 Market Pl., Baltimore. 410-244-8854.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Gin Blossoms, Friday, $45; the Ruby Slipper Show, Saturday, $50; Yellowjackets, Monday, $50; the Val Nebbia Band, Rob Levit and Stephen Horst, Tuesday, $13.50; Over the Rhine, Thursday, $30. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545.

SONAR "Aural States Fest" featuring Arbouretum, Wye Oak, Lo Moda, Small Sur, Sri Aurobindo, Andy Abelow, Imperial China and Caverns, Friday; Hotspur Blackout Party, featuring Lion of Ido, Jealousy Curve, the Carbon Kin, Halfway to the Moon et al, Saturday. 407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore. 410-327-8333. $10.

SURF CLUB LIVE "Winter Dance Party" J.P. McDermott and Western Bop and other guests celebrate the life and music of Buddy Holly, Saturday. 4711 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville. 301-927-6310. $15.


BANGKOK BLUES Blues jam open mike with the Idle Americans, Sunday. 926 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-0095.

BIRCHMERE Suzanne Westenhoefer, Saturday, $45; the English Beat, Bad Manners, Monday, $25.00. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500.

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

BRITTANY'S The Larry Thomas Duo, Friday; Jon Fritz, Saturday. 12449 Dillingham Sq., Woodbridge. 703-730-0728.

THE DOCK Driving Blind, Saturday. 19286 Promenade Dr., Leesburg. 533-333-4747.

DOGWOOD TAVERN Steve Andricos and Tim Smith, Friday; Matt Weilmuenster, Saturday; Nik Scott, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

DOUGHERTY'S The Sparkplugs, Friday; No Shots for Ben, Saturday. 2055 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Stafford. 540-657-8985.

EXTRA VIRGIN Laissez Foure, Friday; Joshua Walker, Saturday; Doug & Melanie, Thursday. 4053 S. 28th St., Arlington. 703-998-8474.

FAST EDDIE'S/FAIRFAX Driving Blind, Friday. 9687 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-385-7529.

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

FIRESIDE GRILL Drew Stevyns, Thursday. 9000 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. 703-372-1923.

GALAXY HUT Visitations, Nathaniel Seer, Monday. 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-525-8646. $5.

INN AT KELLY'S FORD Dave Goodrich, Friday. 16589 Edwards Shop Rd., Remington. 540-399-1779. No cover charge.

IOTA Panacea, Friday, $10; the Reserves, No Second Troy and Copper Sails, Saturday, $10; Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm, Tuesday, $12; open mike, Wednesday; Phonograph, Chris Berardo & the Desberados, Thursday, $10. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340.

J.V.'S Catfish Hodge and his Band, Friday; Forty Dollar Fine Band, Saturday; Wicked Jezabel, Saturday late show; open mike blues jam with Oz and the Revue, Sunday; open acoustic mike night with Diana Quin and Mike Woods, Monday; the Swooners with Danielle Westphal, Tuesday; open mike with Vernon and guests, Wednesday; J.P. McDermott and Western Bop, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504.

JAMMIN' JAVA The School of Rock Presents "The Who's Greatest Hits, " Friday, Saturday, $10; the Blackjacks, U.S. Royalty, Friday, $10-$12; Face the Fish, Saturday, $10; the Guggenheim Grotto, Tuesday, $12; Sonya Kitchell, John Shannon, Wednesday, $10; Greg Howard & Harper, Thursday, $20. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566.

JAXX Shill for the Man, Union Street et al, Saturday, $10-$12; Zo2, Misfit, Fuzzbox et al, Saturday, $5; Abigail Williams, Rose Funeral, Burning the Masses, Conducting From the Grave, the Breathing Process, Wednesday, $14. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940.

JW & FRIENDS Cover Up, Friday; the Sock Monkeys, Saturday. 6531 Backlick Rd., Springfield. 703-451-4556.

KILROY'S Stan and Leeanne, Saturday. 5250 Port Royal Rd., Springfield. 703-321-7733.

NICK'S Tide Water, Friday-Saturday. 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria. 703-751-8900.

O'FAOLAIN'S IRISH PUB Jon Fritz, Friday; Katy and Vega, Saturday. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

OLD BROGUE Ted Garber, Friday-Saturday; Karen Ashbrook, Paul Oorts and Steve Bloom, Sunday; Shane Gamble, Wednesday; open mike night, Thursday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

RAGTIME The Laura Thomas Band, Friday; Buster Brown and the Get Down, Saturday; open mike night, Sunday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS Simple Man, Friday; Mike Leverone and the Fuzz, Saturday; Willem Dicke, Tuesday; Judge Smith, Wednesday; Oren Polak, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

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

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Don Chapman, Friday; Oren Polak, Tuesday; Drew Stevyns, Wednesday; Mike Leverone, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

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

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS Cheap Date, Friday; Jimbo Manion Group, Saturday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

STATE THEATRE Livewire, Saturday, $12; Project Object (the Music of Zappa), Sunday, $20; Monte Montgomery, Darrell Scott, Thursday, $15. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300.

SULLY'S Hot Buttered Elvis, Friday; the Dialtones, Saturday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE The Johnny Artis Band, Friday; Bloody Meri, Saturday and Wednesday; Johnny Castle's Thrillbillys, Thursday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

TIFFANY TAVERN Amanda Murphy and the Lost Indians, Friday; City Farm, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

VILLAGE WHARF Boonesfarmers, Friday. 7966 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. 703-765-0661.

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

YORKTOWN BISTRO The Camilo Diaz Project, Friday; the Pocket Band, Saturday. 5171 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-532-6060. No cover charge.

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