Friday, April 17, 2009


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The District

AFTERWORDS Michael Mulvaney, Saturday. 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1462.

BLACK CAT Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Sister Suvi, David Schultz and the Skyline, Friday, $13; "No Control: Punk Rock Dance Party," DJ Denman and Steve EP, Friday, no cover charge; Ra Ra Rasputin, Bu i ldings, Saturday, $8; "Mousetrap, " Saturday, $10; Lucero, Titus Andronicus, Sunday, $14; Velvet, the Chance, Monday, $8; Rah! Rah! Replica, the Bickersons, Tuesday, $8; Fonseca, Wednesday, $22; Modern Skirts, the Old Ceremony, Wakey! Wakey!, Thursday, $10. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960 or

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

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; Speed Limit, Cambodian Carwash, Great Disaster, Strange as Angels, Saturday, $7; Acid Mothers Temple, Sonic Suicide Squad, Sunday, $12; the Wax Standard, the Interiors, the Jet Age, Mittenfields, Tuesday, $8; Ponytail, Imperial China, the Gagged, Thursday, $10. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

IRELAND'S FOUR FIELDS The Burren Band, Friday; O'Tasty, Saturday; Ronan Kavanagh, Thursday. 3412 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-0860.

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

MADAM'S ORGAN Jason Ricci and New Blood, Friday; BBQ Bob and the Spareribs, Saturday; B.T. Richardson Band, Sunday; One Nite Stand, Monday; Old Man Brown, Tuesday; Bob Perillo's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass Band, Wednesday; the Johnny Artis Band, Thursday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

9:30 CLUB Pat Green, Saturday; Pat Green, Randy Housner, Saturday, $30; the Disco Biscuits, Monday, $30; Ximena Sarinana, Tuesday, $18; Kid Sister, Wednesday; Travis, Thursday. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930 or

THE RED AND THE BLACK Andy Zipf, Damion Suomi, Tiny Animals, the Empties, Friday, $8; Laughing Man, Southeast Engine, Cartright, Armida and her Imaginary Band, Saturday, $10; the Foundry Field Recordings, Chance Gardener, Monday, $8; Achtung Panda, S.t.a.t.s.o, Tuesday, $6; the Killer Ballons, Action Painters, Wednesday, $6; the Bales, the Everyday Visuals, Thursday, $6. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL Justin Jones and the Driving Rain, the Jackfields, Mother, Friday, $10; Justin Jones and the Driving Rain, Olivia and the Housemates, the Moderate, Saturday, $10; Alexi Murdoch, Dawn Landes, Tuesday, $15. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

SAINT'S BOURBON STREET GRILL Whale Etouffee New Orleans Band, Friday. 1812 Hamlin St. NE. 202-269-2150.

VELVET LOUNGE Polite Sleeper, Jurojin, Friday, $8; Fives, Saturday, $6; Hot Panda, Sunday; Into the Presence, Uru Blooddrum, Monday, $8; Richard Lloyd & the Sufi-Monkey Trio, the Moderate, Ottley, Tuesday, $10; Triathletes, Used Up, Boomsnake, Wednesday, $7. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or

ZANZIBAR ON THE WATERFRONT Hugh Masekela, Friday; Marcus Young Band, Sunday. 700 Water St. SW. 202-554-9100.

ZOO BAR Blues jam open mike with the Big Boy Little Band, Thursday. 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-4225. No cover charge.


BRANDED 72 David Jacobs-Strain and Toby Walker, Wednesday. 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. 301-275-7459.

BUSHWALLER'S Simple Man, Friday; 2nd Sole, Saturday; Sanford Markley, Sunday; Kevin James, Wednesday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAT'S EYE PUB Old Man Brown, Friday; Tony Denikos Band, Saturday early show; Dave Chappell and friends, Saturday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday afternoon; T.T. Tucker, Sunday late show; the Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday; the Timmy Shelley Band, Tuesday; Dogs Among the Bushes, Wednesday; Nate Myers and the Aces, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866 or

CHAMPIONS Dime Store, Friday; the V.I.P.'s, Saturday. 5205 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 301-846-0089.

CLYDE'S/CHEVY CHASE Debonaire, Friday; Harry Traynham, Saturday. 5441 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-951-9600. No cover charge.

THE COUNTRY STORE Blues jam open mike with the Idle Americans, Saturday. 41566 Medleys Neck Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6820. No cover charge.

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.

DAD'S PUB The Once-Lers, Saturday. 5532 Norbeck Rd., Rockville. 301-460-5224 or No cover charge.

FLANAGAN'S Ronan Kavanagh, Friday-Saturday; Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday; One Land Bridge, Wednesday; Stacy Brooks Trio, Thursday. 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-0115 or

49 WEST Sandy Asirvatham, Sunday. 49 West St., Annapolis. 410-626-9796. $15, $5 age 12 and younger.

FRISCO GRILL The Idle Americans, Friday. 8865 Stanford Blvd., Columbia. 410-312-4907. No cover charge.

HARD TIMES CAFE Shirkaday, Friday. 13032 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. 240-686-0150.

MACK'S VS the Earth, Friday; Never Never, Saturday. 10 W. College Terr., Frederick. 301-695-7200.

QUARRY HOUSE TAVERN Dagmar and the Seductones, Saturday. 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-587-8350.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Hal Ketchum, Guy Davis, Friday, $35; Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Saturday, $60; Céu, Saturday, $24.50; Tift Merritt, Sunday, $20; Steve Kimock Crazy Engine, Monday, $25; Ambrosia, Tuesday, $23.50; Willy Porter, Wednesday, $24.50. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545 or

ROYAL MILE PUB Paul Gannon and Neil Foley Duo, Saturday. 2407 Price Ave., Wheaton. 301-946-4511.

SANTA FE CAFE The Bridge, Wednesday. 4410 Knox Rd., College Park. 301-779-1345. $10.

SONAR New Found Glory, Bayside, Set Your Goals, Verse, Friday, $17-$20; Strong Intention, End Game, Inverted Trifixtion, Saturday, $13-$15; Jeremy Jay, Thursday, $8. 407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore. 410-327-8333 or


AULD SHABEEN Flying Crows of Ventry, Friday early show; Rise and Fall, Friday late show; the Rockledge Bluegrass Band, Taste of Bluegrass, Speedy Tolliver with Andrew Acosta and the New Old Time String Band, Sunday. 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. 703-293-9600 or

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

BIRCHMERE The Flatlanders, Friday, $29.50; Suzy Bogguss, Saturday, $29.50; Ed Kowalczyk, Margot MacDonald, Sunday, $25; Keola & Moana Beamer, Monday, $29.50; Tift Merritt and Ollabelle, Tuesday, $29.50; the Jefferson Grisman Project, Wednesday, $40-$60; Jazzy Soul Collective, Thursday, $29.50. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500 or

BLUZ BROTHERS Doug Parks and the Lonewolves, Friday. 43150 Broadlands Plaza No. 194, Ashburn. 703-858-9499.

BREAKERS BAR & LOUNGE Souled Out, Saturday. 2445 Centreville Rd., Herndon. 703-793-6233.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/CHANTILLY Kevin James, Tuesday. 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-502-3925.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/FRANCONIA Mike Leverone, Tuesday. 7003-C Manchester Blvd., Alexandria. 703-924-8730.

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

CLYDE'S/ALEXANDRIA Jason Meza Duo, Saturday; Fran Scuderi, Thursday. 1700 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-820-8300. No cover charge.

CLYDE'S/BROADLANDS The Distance, Friday; Laurence McKenna, Saturday. 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Broadlands. 703-820-8300.

DOGFISH HEAD/FALLS CHURCH James Stevens, Saturday. 6363 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church. 703-534-3342.

DOGWOOD TAVERN Buster Brown, Friday; Emergence, Saturday; Shane Hines, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333. No cover charge.

FINNEGANS IRISH PUB Manny Bernardo, Friday; the Sparkplugs, Saturday. 44050 Ashburn Village Plaza No. 199, Ashburn. 703-216-1876.

FIREFLIES Ken Wenzel, Friday; Vicious Martinis, Saturday; Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Sunday; Rockledge, Wednesday; Soul Gravity, Thursday. 1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7200.

FIRESIDE GRILL Patty Reese, Thursday. 9000 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. 703-372-1923.

GALAXY HUT Alice Despard Group, Crowd Scene, Sunday. 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-525-8646 or $5.

GREAT FALLS TAVERN David Davol, Saturday. 9835 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-4770 or

HARD TIMES CAFE Open Irish song session with Wayne Jordan, Wednesday. 6362 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. 703-913-5600.

IOTA Wes Tucker and the Skillets, Dean Fields, Friday, $12; Justin Trawick Group, Lindsey Mae, Saturday, $12; Heypenny, Polite Sleeper, Sunday, $10; Toby Lightman, Shane Hines, Monday, $12; Headlights, the Love Language, Tuesday, $12; open mike, Wednesday; Poor But Sexy, Diva Gash, Played Tomorrow, Thursday, $10. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

J.V.'S The Tommy Lepson Band, Friday; Ronnie Thompson Band, Saturday early show; Oz and the Revue Band, Saturday late show; Vernon and Richard Santmyer with Pauline Anson Dross, Sunday early show; the Swinging Daves, Sunday late show; the Jason and Bob Hume show, Monday; Brook Yoder Band, Tuesday; open mike with Bob and Martha Capone and Band, Wednesday; Marianna Previti and the Smoking Polecats, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA The Hint, First Day Back, Ever Since Beginnings, Friday, $10; Betaraz DMV Showcase Vol. 2, Friday, $12; the Blackjacks, Arizona, Saturday, $10; Us and Them, Sublimation, Sunday, $10; Damien Jurado, Laura Gibson, Sunday, $10. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

JAXX Battle of the Bands, Friday, $12; Y&T, Sinner's Trail, Saturday, $25-$28; Battle of the Bands, Sunday, $10; the Haunted, Nachtmystium, Kylesa, Intronaut, Kysmet, Wednesday, $18-$20; Suicide Silence, Prodigium, Our Days Are Numbered, Fierce Allegiance, Debbie Does Dallas, Thursday, $13-$15. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

MANGO MIKE'S James Stevens, Friday; Shirkaday, Saturday. 4580 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-370-3800.

MEDITERRANEAN BREEZE Nate Ihara, Friday. 781 Station St., Herndon. 703-435-4495.

NED DEVINE'S/CENTREVILLE Reflex, Friday; Jah Works, Saturday. 620 Multiplex Dr., Centreville. 703-266-2194.

NED DEVINE'S/HERNDON Hyjinx, Friday; Toxic Mouse, Saturday. 2565 Centreville Rd., Herndon. 703-793-7377 or

NICK'S CORNER GRILL Hand Painted Swinger, Saturday. 42395 Ryan Rd., Brambleton. 703-327-7844.

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

OLD BROGUE The Pocket Band, Friday-Saturday; Shane Gamble, Wednesday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

PJ SKIDOOS INTO the Now, Saturday. 9908 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-591-4516.

RAGTIME Ten Feet Tall, Friday; Steve, Claire and the Picnic Bears, Saturday; open mike night, Sunday; Todd Miller, Tuesday; Nick and Drew, Wednesday; J.P. Hyland, Thursday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS King Willy and the Shadows, Friday; Karma Issue, Saturday; Oren Polak, Tuesday; Drew Stevyns, Wednesday; Mike Leverone, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Kara and Matty D, Friday; Drew Stevyns, Tuesday; Willem Dicke, Wednesday; Oren Polak, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Paul Rader, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS The Electric Company, Friday; Westpole, Saturday; Josh Burgess, Tuesday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

STATE THEATRE Dengue Fever, Chicha Libre, Friday, $16; SOJA, John Brown's Body, Saturday, $25; Steve Kimock and Crazy Engine, Sunday, $21; the John Scofield Piety Street Band, Wednesday, $25. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or

SULLY'S Jackson Jill, Friday; Too Many Daves, Saturday; Johnny 3 Legs, Tuesday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE 2nd Sole, Friday; Smylin Jack, Saturday; Killer B's, Wednesday; Johnny Castle's Thrillbillys, Thursday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

TIFFANY TAVERN King Street Bluegrass, Friday; Shaw Brothers and Pete Milano, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

VELOCITY FIVE Members Only, Saturday. 20789 Great Falls Plaza, Sterling. 703-444-8666 or

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

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

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