Friday, May 8, 2009


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The District

BLACK CAT These United States, the Spinto Band, Greenland, Friday, $12; the Dance Party, fffever, Liam and Me, Friday, $12; Imperial China, Sean Mcardle, Saturday, $8; Mousetrap, Saturday, $10; Orange Tulip Conspiracy, Caverns, Sunday, $10; Wye Oak, the Pomegranates, Monday, $10; the Damned, the Bellrays, Electric Frankenstein, Tuesday, $18-$20; the Thermals, the Shaky Hands, Point Juncture Wa, Wednesday, $13; Joe Pug, Horse Feathers, Thursday, $10. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960 or

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; the Nine: Justin Trawick, Olivia Mancini, Nathan Robinson, Maureen Andary, Stripmall Ballads, Adrian Krygowski, Molly Hagen, Matthew Hemerline, Rene Moffatt, Sunday, $8; Club Scout, Winter Gloves, A Born Idler, Monday, $8; the Burning Hotels, Gliss, Gino and the Goons, Tuesday, $8; Azita, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Wednesday, $10. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

FADO IRISH PUB Shag, Thursday. 808 Seventh St. NW. 202-789-0066.

IRELAND'S FOUR FIELDS Ronan Kavanagh, Friday-Saturday; Turf DC, Thursday. 3412 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-0860.

9:30 CLUB Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Naomi SHelton & the Gospel Queens, Friday, Saturday, $30; Lady Sovereign, Chester French, Hollywood Holt, Saturday, $20; Fisherspooner, Drop the Lime, Sunday, $20; Mastodon, Tuesday; Pepper, Pennywise, Wednesday, $25. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930 or

THE RED AND THE BLACK Gist, Gaslight Society, the Once Was, Friday, $6; Project Applesauce, Harlot, OmegaBand, Saturday, $6; the Stereofidelics, Noon:30, the Blue Line, Sunday, $6; Angel Row, Soul Craft, Monday, $6; Helo, Radioviolet, the Losers, Tuesday, $6; the Mob Warehouse Band, Wednesday, $6; Wild Fictions, the Wildfire, Dizzy Spells, Thursday, $6. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL Gist, Gaslight Society, the Once Was, Friday, $6; Mice Parade, Tom Brosseau, Gregory and the Hawk, Saturday, $10; Laura Tsaggaris, David Stein, Rana Mansour, Meredith Bragg, Saturday, $10. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

VELVET LOUNGE Tru Fax and the Insaniacs, Dead Stars, Dollar Bin, Friday, $8; Adrienne Anemone, Saturday; Adrienne Anemone, Able Birds, In Heaven and You, Ali Marcus, Saturday, $8; Ghost, Magik Markers, Sunday, $12. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or

ZOO BAR Blues jam open mike with the Big Boy Little Band, Thursday. 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-4225.


BUSHWALLER'S Uncle Chunky, Friday; Rebels in Rehab, Saturday; Michael Patricks, Sunday; Kevin James, Wednesday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAT'S EYE PUB Nate Myers and the Aces, Friday; Deb Callahan Band, Saturday late show; Brother Bill's Band, Saturday early show; Rude Dog Acoustic Duo, Sunday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday early show; Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday; Drunken Uncles, Tuesday; Muleman Band, Wednesday; Skyla Burrell Blues Band, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866 or

CHAMPIONS Generation Next, Friday; Star Crush, 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.

ERNIE'S SPORTS PUB The Sparkplugs, Saturday. 616 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-869-8200.

FLANAGAN'S Conor Malone, Friday-Saturday; Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday; Pat Love Project, Wednesday; Alan Scott, Thursday. 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-0115 or

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

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

MAGERKS/BEL AIR Shane Gamble, Friday. 120 S. Bond St., Bel Air. 410-638-7701.

MASON'S Stubby Knuckles, Friday. 22 S. Harrison St., Easton. 410-822-3204. No cover charge.

QUARRY HOUSE TAVERN The Idle Americans, Saturday. 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-587-8350.

RAMS HEAD LIVE Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, Children of Bodom, God Forbid, Municipal Waste, Monday, $37.50; the B-52s, Wednesday, $45. 20 Market Pl., Baltimore. 410-244-8854 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Marc Cohn, Saturday. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545 or $39.50.

ROYAL MILE PUB Fair Warning, Saturday; John Mornini, Sunday. 2407 Price Ave., Wheaton. 301-946-4511.

SALA THAI/BETHESDA The Brian Gross Trio, Saturday. 4828 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-4676.

SONAR Fear, Rude & the Rekkless, Mongrel, Suspicious Devices, Sunday. 407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore. 410-327-8333 or $15.

SURF CLUB LIVE Rose Between Thorns and Hard Swimmin' Fish, Friday; Little Red and the Renegades, Saturday. 4711 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville. 301-927-6310.


AULD SHABEEN Klepto Radio, Friday. 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. 703-293-9600 or

BANGKOK BLUES Jumptown, Friday early show; the Idle Americans, Friday late show; blues jam open mike with the Idle Americans, Sunday; the Idle Americans, Wednesday. 926 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-0095 or

BIRCHMERE Dr. John & the Lower 911, South Memphis String Band, Friday, $39.50; Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Peggy Seeger, Deborah Tannen, Saturday, $29.50; Mother's Finest, Sunday, $35; Josh Kelley & Ryan Cabrera, the Kin & Brandon Whyde, Wednesday, $25; Jamey Johnson, Thursday, $22.50. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500 or

BLARNEY STONE Wayne Jordan, Friday-Saturday. 715 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. 540-371-7468.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/CHANTILLY Miguel Aubertin, Tuesday. 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-502-3925.

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

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/SHIRLINGTON The Oren Polak Duo, Tuesday. 2766 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington. 703-578-0020.

CLYDE'S/BROADLANDS Christina Gregory Duo, Saturday. 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Broadlands. 703-820-8300.

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

DOGFISH HEAD/FALLS CHURCH Evan Bliss and the Welchers, Saturday. 6363 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church. 703-534-3342.

DOGWOOD TAVERN The Rob Hornfeck Enterprise, Friday; Billy Triplett, Saturday; Matt Waller, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

FINNEGANS IRISH PUB Ryan Coughter, Friday; Shag, Saturday. 44050 Ashburn Village Plaza No. 199, Ashburn. 703-216-1876.

FIREFLIES Janna Audey, Friday; Baby Jane, Saturday; Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Sunday; Tiffany Thompson, Tuesday; bluegrass open mike with Rockledge, Wednesday; the Independent, Thursday. 1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7200.

FIRESIDE GRILL Mike Leverone, Thursday. 9000 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. 703-372-1923.

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

GALAXY HUT CJ Boyd, Sunday. 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-525-8646 or $5.

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

IOTA John Doe and the Sadis, Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, Friday, $20; Eilen Jewell, David Kitchen, Saturday, $12; Chris and Thomas, Monday, $10; Halloween, Alaska, the Nris, Tuesday, $10; open mike, Wednesday; Federico Aubele, Thursday, $12. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

IRELAND'S FOUR PROVINCES Dirty Pints, Friday-Saturday. 105 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-8999.

J.V.'S Catfish Hodge and the Band, Friday; Cold Steel Benders, Saturday early show; the Crimestoppers, Saturday late show; Andrew Acosta and the Band, Sunday early show; the King Street Bluegrass Band, Sunday late show; Terry Lee Ryan and Art show, Monday; Dave Chappell and his band, Tuesday; open mike with Vernon Santmyer, Wednesday; Wicked Jezabel, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA Meiko, Corey Chisel, Friday, $12; Evenout, Numa, Friday, $12; Politicks, Echo Boom, Saturday, $12; Night of the Living Shred with Joe Stump, Mike Orlando, Matthew Mills, Sunday, $15; Fastball, Nate Ihara, Tuesday, $14; George Stanford, Shane Gamble, Charlie Duda, Wednesday, $10; Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, Thursday, $15. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

JAXX Frayz, KVA, Suave, E.N.T, Friday, $25; Localpalooza with Sing Me Insomnia, Baigis, Hero of the Beach and more, Saturday, $12; the Block Watch, Saturday, $10-$12; Dragonforce with Daath, Monday, $25-$30; CYNIC, Brave, Exist, Tuesday, $20-$23; Redemption Thursday, Thursday, $5-$7. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

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

MADIGANS WATERFRONT Harlen Simple, Friday-Saturday. 201 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-6373.

MCMAHON'S PUB Willem Dicke, Friday. 380 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. 540-347-7200 or

MEDITERRANEAN BREEZE Laurence McKenna, Friday. 781 Station St., Herndon. 703-435-4495.

NED DEVINE'S/HERNDON Lost in Paris, Friday; JunkFood, Saturday. 2565 Centreville Rd., Herndon. 703-793-7377 or

NICK'S CORNER GRILL Nate Ihara, Friday. 42395 Ryan Rd., Brambleton. 703-327-7844.

O'FAOLAIN'S IRISH PUB Mike Leverone, Friday; Brian Weber, Saturday. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

O'SULLIVANS The Distance, Friday. 3209 Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-812-0939.

OLD BROGUE The Flying Cows of Ventry Bay, Friday-Saturday; Tom Blood and Bill Enderlin, Wednesday; D.C. Motors, Thursday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

ON THE BORDER Nate Ihara, Thursday. 8053 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. 703-893-4395.

PJ SKIDOOS Dr. FU, Saturday. 9908 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-591-4516.

RAGTIME Jeff Lefler, Friday; the Taylor Carson Band, Saturday; open mike night, Sunday; Claire Gilbride, Tuesday; Shane Hines, Wednesday; Herb and Hanson, Thursday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS Shirkaday, Friday; New Day Rising, Saturday; Lenny Burridge, Tuesday; Mike Leverone, Wednesday; Jon Fritz, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

RI-RA/ARLINGTON Dirty Pints, Thursday. 2915 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-9888.

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Don Chapman, Friday; Paul Rader, Wednesday; Oren Polak, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Willem Dicke, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS Jackson Jill, Friday; Knockout Mouse, Saturday; Mike Leverone, Tuesday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

STATE THEATRE Anonymous, the Pocket Band, Friday; Rome in a Day, Crash Boom Bang, Fall Back Plan, the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, Saturday. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or $12.

SULLY'S Smylin' Jack, Friday; Yoko Says No, Saturday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

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

SWEET CAROLINE'S The Texas Chainsaw Horns, Saturday. 29 W. Cork St., Winchester, Va. 540-723-8805.

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

VILLAGE WHARF Live Action Hero, 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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