Friday, May 1, 2009


Prices listed where available.


The District

BLACK CAT Noah and the Whale, Ferraby Lionheart, Anni Rossi, Saturday, $12; Cursive, Man Man, Andrew Wright, Sunday, $15-$17; Nightmare of You, the Berg Sans Nipple, Monday, $10; Junior Boys, Max Tundra, Tuesday, $15; Antibalas, DJ Neville C, Wednesday, $15; the Dears, Great Northern, Eulogies, Thursday, $15. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960 or

COMET PING PONG Wolf + Lamb, Saturday. 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-0404. No cover charge.

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; "Kids" dance party, Saturday, $5; Stinking Lizaveta, Darsombra, Tuesday, $10; Flex Mathews, Maverick, Ardamus, Dj Second Amendment, ProVerb, Disturb Individuals, Peace Justice Universal, Wednesday, $8; Illinois, Kenan Bell, Thursday, $8. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

HAYDEE'S Little Red and the Renegades, Friday. 3102 Mount Pleasant St. NW. 202-483-9199. No cover charge.

IRELAND'S FOUR FIELDS Sean Fleming, Friday-Saturday. 3412 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-0860.

MADAM'S ORGAN Deb Callahan, Friday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

9:30 CLUB Super Diamond, Friday, $20; Gavin Rossdale, Endless Hallway, Sunday, $25; UB40, Tuesday; Eric Hutchinson, Serena Ryder, Wednesday, $20; Peanut Butter Wolf, James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk, Thursday, $20. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930.

THE RED AND THE BLACK Death by Sexy, the Whore Moans, Friday, $8; Lakeherst, Joe Henley Band, Stella Schindler, Saturday, $6; Poor Ellen Smith, Emmett Williams, the Petticoat Team Room, Sunday, $6. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL Freeland, Alex Metric, Friday, $17; Junior League Band, Once Okay Twice, Deville, Saturday, $15; Future Rock, Shout Out Out Out Out, Smalltown DJs, Wednesday, $10; Big Business, Tweak Bird, Thursday, $15. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

VELVET LOUNGE Mello D and the Rados, Soul Cannon, Friday, $10; New Professionals, Sister Ex, Rustbucket, Pup Tent, Saturday, $8; Four Fins of the Rocket, the Lovetones, the Laughing Man, Sunday, $8; Disasteradio, Wednesday, $8. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or

ZOO BAR The Big Boy Little Band, Saturday. 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-4225. 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.

DOGFISH HEAD ALEHOUSE Cletus Kennelly, Saturday. 800 W. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-963-4847.

FONTINA GRILLE, KING FARM Carey Smith, Sunday, Tuesday. 801 Pleasant Dr., Rockville. 301-947-5400.

HARD TIMES CAFE Sixplay, Friday; Jah Works, Tuesday. 13032 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. 240-686-0150.

POTOMAC GRILL BG and the Mojo Hands, Friday. 1093 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-738-8181.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, Tuesday. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545 or $45.

ROYAL MILE PUB John Lyon and Gross National Product, Saturday. 2407 Price Ave., Wheaton. 301-946-4511.

SURF CLUB LIVE Ten Feet Tall Band and Soul Expression, Friday; CW Harrington and the DC Blues Society, Saturday; DC Blues Society blues jam open mike, Sunday. 4711 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville. 301-927-6310.

UNION JACK'S DC Mamapalooza, Sunday. 4915 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-2561.


AULD SHABEEN Yoko Says No, Friday. 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 America, Friday-Sunday, $69.50; Boyz II Men, Tuesday, $59.50; Ottmar Liebert, Luna Negra, Wednesday, $35. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500 or

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

DOGWOOD TAVERN Laurence McKenna, Friday; Nate Ihara, Saturday; Claire Gilbride, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

FINNEGANS IRISH PUB Nate Ihara, Friday; Grand Theft Radio, Saturday. 44050 Ashburn Village Plaza No. 199, Ashburn. 703-216-1876.

FIREFLIES Dr. Tim Parks and the Rev, Friday; Mary the Flounder and Loose Lips, Saturday; Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Sunday; Jeff Stapleton, Tuesday; bluegrass open mike with Rockledge, Wednesday; Buster Brown, Thursday. 1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7200.

FRONT PAGE/ARLINGTON Brad Pugh and Smilin' Rob, Tuesday-Wednesday. 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-9990.

GREAT FALLS TAVERN Big Tow, 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.

INN AT KELLY'S FORD Dave Goodrich, Friday. 16589 Edwards Shop Rd., Remington. 540-399-1779.

IOTA Tommy Keene, Friday, $12; Vetiver, Papercuts, Saturday, $15; Tim Easton, Meaghan Smith, Tuesday, $10; open mike, Wednesday. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

J.V.'S The Bob and Jerry Band, Friday; Rinaldo Duo, Saturday early show; the Sherwood Blues Band, Saturday late show; Drew Holland and Jerry Breese Show, Sunday; open mike blues jam with Oz and the Revue, Sunday late show; open mike with Diana and Mike Woods, Monday; Joe Mayer and Friends, Tuesday; open mike with Bob and Martha and the Band, Wednesday; JP McDermott and the Western Bop Band, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA Pierce Pettis, Friday, $15; Marah, Friday, $15; Backfire, Saturday, $8; Flatspin with Brian Vander Ark, Saturday, $15; Mary Fahl, Glenn Patscha, Byron Isaacs, Sunday, $20; Power Outage Baby, Vitreous, Rifle Ridge, Tuesday, $10; Kris Delmhorst, Drew Gibson, Thursday, $17. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

JAXX Gojira, the Chariot, Carbomb, Friday, $25; Localpalooza with Anarbor, the Dangerous Summer and more, Saturday early, $12; Nektar, Kinetic Element, Rival Tribe, Saturday late, $25; Paganfest with Korpiklaani, Primordial, Moon Sorrow and more, Sunday, $35. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

BISTRO EUROPA Nate Ihara, Wednesday. 715 King St., Alexandria. 703-549-0533.

MEDITERRANEAN BREEZE James Stevens, Friday. 781 Station St., Herndon. 703-435-4495.

NED DEVINE'S/HERNDON Road Soda, Friday early show; 2U Tribute to U2, Friday late show; Flip Like Wilson, Saturday. 2565 Centreville Rd., Herndon. 703-793-7377 or

O'SULLIVANS Silent Critics, Friday; Willem Dicke, Saturday. 3209 Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-812-0939.

OLD BROGUE Reverend Hookem, Friday-Saturday; Jeff Walthall, Wednesday; open mike night, Thursday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

PJ SKIDOOS Strangely Inappropriate, Saturday. 9908 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-591-4516.

RAGTIME Open mike night, Sunday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Kevin James, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

STATE THEATRE Vast, the Presence, Tuesday. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or $18.

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

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