Friday, May 15, 2009


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The District

BLACK CAT The Tortured Soul, Lisa Shaw, DJ Sam Burns, Friday, $17; "Escapism" with DJ Lunch Money, Nitekrawler, Almighty Dollah, Friday, no cover charge; "Bike Prom 09" with DJs Gavin, Bent, Mary Mack, Jennder, Saturday, $10; "Right Round" with DJ Lil'e, Saturday, $6; Girls Rock! DC Presents: Ladies-Only Intro to Bass Guitar Class, Sunday, no cover charge; Xmc, Pup Tent, Monday, $8; Edie Sedgwick, the Poison Arrows, Olivia Mancini & the Mates, Tuesday, $10; Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Jon Snodgrass (Drag the River), Chad Rex, Wednesday, $10; Deleted Scenes, the Xyz Affair, Casper Bangs, Thursday, $8. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960 or

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; the Fez & Moustache Party, Saturday, no cover charge; J-Roddy Walston and the Business, Saturday, $10; MC Chris, Whole Wheat Bread, Sunday, $14; 2am Club, Monday, $8-$10; Tereu Tereu, the Deep Vibration, Roman Candle, Motel Motel, Tuesday, $8; Tally Hall, Malbec, Prabir and the Substitutes, Thursday, $10-$12. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

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

IRELAND'S FOUR FIELDS 40 Thieves, Friday-Saturday. 3412 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-0860.

9:30 CLUB Southern Culture on the Skids, Los Straitjackets, Friday, $20; Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Attracted to Gods, Saturday, $25; Blowoff with Bob Mould & Richard Morel, Saturday, $12; B2R Battle of the Bands -- Middle School Division, Sunday, $5; Dan Deacon and Ensemble, Future Islands, Teeth Mountain, Sunday, $12. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930 or

THE RED AND THE BLACK Goes Cube, Constants, Make Love & War, Drunken Banshees, Friday, $8; Von Iva, Semi Precious Weapons, Saturday, $10; the Dig, Sunday, $6; Laura Zax, Tuesday, $6; Sinem Saniye, Wednesday, $6; Graydon, Akiva, Timothy Bracken Complex, Thursday, $6. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL Parachute Musical, Hammer No More the Fingers, Pico vs Island Trees, Friday, $10; Middle Distance Runner, Pretty & Nice, Loose Lips, Drink Up Buttercup, Saturday, $10; Ben Lee, Low vs Diamond, Dawes, Sunday, $16; Her Space Holiday, City Light, Tuesday, $10; Spinsters with Lil' El & B. Gully, Wednesday, no cover charge; the Jones, the Known Unknowns, the Very Small, Thursday, $8. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

VELVET LOUNGE Velodrome with Darwin Deez, Friday, $6; Impossible Hair, the Lampshades, Great Nostalgic, Saturday, $8; Attention Shoppers, Anexo Social, Thingamajigsaw, Golden Shoulders, Tuesday, $7; the Blue Line, Fight the Bear, Imaginary Friends, Thursday, $8. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or

ZANZIBAR ON THE WATERFRONT Sekou Flex, Saturday; Neo Soul with Rare Essence, Wednesday. 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.


APEHANGERS The Idle Americans, Sunday. 9100 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton. 301-753-1650.

BENTZ STREET SPORTS BAR Rudy and the Bluefish, Friday. 6 S. Bentz St., Frederick. 301-620-2222. $5.

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

CAT'S EYE PUB Satyr Hill Band, Friday; Jay Cleaver and the Loveleaders, Saturday late show; Ursula Ricks Project, Saturday early show; T.T. Tucker and the Bum Rush Band, Sunday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday early show; the Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday; the Eric Olsen Band, Tuesday; Lower Case Blues, Wednesday; Jimmi Sexton Trio, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866 or

CHAMPIONS Scott's New Band, Friday; Phoenix Rising, Saturday. 5205 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 301-846-0089.

COUNTRY STORE Blues jam open mike with the Idle Americans, Saturday. 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.

DOGFISH HEAD ALEHOUSE Dave Hill, Saturday. 800 W. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-963-4847.

FLANAGAN'S Mercy Creek, Saturday; Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday; the Brandon Combs Band, Thursday. 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-0115 or

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

FRISCO GRILL The Idle Americans, Friday. 8865 Stanford Blvd., Columbia. 410-312-4907.

GROWLERS No Green Jellybeenz, Friday. 227 E. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-519-9400 or

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

MACK'S Vs. the Earth, Friday; Funny Money, Saturday. 10 W. College Terr., Frederick. 301-695-7200.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Seldom Scene, Friday. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545 or $23.50.

ROYAL MILE PUB C.B. Heinneman and the Neil Foley Duo, Saturday. 2407 Price Ave., Wheaton. 301-946-4511.

SURF CLUB LIVE 3 Piece Suit, Outta Scope and Retro Deluxe, Friday; Fat Roberta, New Retro and the Summary, Saturday. 4711 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville. 301-927-6310.


AULD SHABEEN Flying Cows of Ventry, Friday early show; Lloyd Dobler Effect, Friday late show; Flying Cows of Ventry, Saturday. 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. 703-293-9600 or

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

BIRCHMERE Sweet Honey in the Rock, Friday, $45; Moya Brennan & Ashley Davis, Sunday, $29.50. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500, 703-573-7328 or

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.

BUNKER SPORTS CAFE Jah Works, Saturday. 510 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-443-0777.

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

THE DOCK Jackson Jill, Saturday. 19286 Promenade Dr., Leesburg. 533-333-4747.

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

DOGWOOD TAVERN J.P. Hyland and Friends, Friday; Marshall Artz, Saturday; Mike Leverone, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

FAST EDDIE'S Bam Bam, Friday. 14114 Lee Hwy., Centreville. 703-266-8888.

FINNEGANS IRISH PUB The Shane Gamble Band, Saturday. 44050 Ashburn Village Plaza No. 199, Ashburn. 703-216-1876.

FIREFLIES Brother Shamus, Friday; Choptank Murphy, Saturday; Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Sunday; bluegrass open mike with Rockledge, Wednesday. 1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7200.

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

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

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 Emmet Swimming, Friday, $15; Scott Miller, Paleface, Saturday, $15; Jill Sobule, Justin Trawick, Sunday, $15; Ben Sollee, Anni Rossi, Monday, $12; Elvis Perkins in Dearland, the Woes, Tuesday, $12; open mike, Wednesday; Pree, Dead Heart Bloom, Tripp, Thursday, $12. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

J.V.'S Soul Permission, Friday; Savior Cajun Band, Saturday early show; Blues Yer Daddy, Saturday late show; Karen Collins and the Backroads Band, Sunday early show; the Swinging Daves, Sunday; Bob Hume and Jason Show, Monday; the Idle Americans, Tuesday; open mike with Bob Hume and Martha Capone, Wednesday; Scott Ramminger Band, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA E nter the Haggis, Friday, $15; Optimist Club Musicians' Showcase, Saturday, $10; Rob Hornfeck Enterprise, Tribal Mind, Sunday, $10; Asylum Street Spankers, Sunday, $17; Running With Giants, Sing Me Insomnia, Cowabunga, Hello Conductor, Monday, $10; An Evening With the Infamous Stringdusters, Tuesday, $12; BeTaRaZ Entertainment Presents: BeTaRaZ DMV Showcase Vol. 3, Wednesday, $12; Crash Boom Bang, the Scenic, the Dance Party, Pull the Pin, Thursday, $12. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255- 1566 or

JAXX Bella Morte, Ego Likeness, Middle Child Support, Blind Till Now, Friday, $15; the second annual Up in Smoke Fest: Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Thy Will Be Done, In Alcatraz 1962, Fifth Column, Beyond the Call, A Gentleman Calling, Brutallion, Life After Hours, Embers From the Altar, For Malice, Saturday, $13-$15; Kreator, Exodus, Belphegor, Warbringer, Epicurean, Sunday, $22-$25. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

JW & FRIENDS The Sock Monkeys, Saturday. 6531 Backlick Rd., Springfield. 703-451-4556.

KILROY'S Jeff Miller, Friday; Stan & Lee Anne, Saturday. 5250 Port Royal Rd., Springfield. 703-321-7733.

BISTRO EUROPA Ted Garber, Wednesday. 715 King St., Alexandria. 703-549-0533.

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

NED DEVINE'S/CENTREVILLE Road Soda, Saturday; Into the Now, Thursday. 620 Multiplex Dr., Centreville. 703-266-2194.

NED DEVINE'S/HERNDON Practically Einstein, Friday early show; Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous, Friday late show; Souled Out, Saturday. 2565 Centreville Rd., Herndon. 703-793-7377 or

O'FAOLAIN'S IRISH PUB Willem Dicke, Friday; Kara and Matty D, Saturday; Brian Weber, Thursday. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

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

OLD BROGUE Tender Polman, Friday-Saturday; open mike night, Thursday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

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

RAGTIME Alan Scott, Friday; Emergence, Saturday; open mike night, Sunday; Todd Miller, Tuesday; Gordon Sterling and James Helle, Wednesday; Nick and Drew, Thursday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS King Willy and the Shadows, Friday; the Judge Smith Band, Saturday; Steve McWilliams, Tuesday; Oren Polak, Wednesday; Paul Rader, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

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

SOUTHSIDE 815 Patty Reese Duo, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS Karma Issue, Friday; the Josh Burgess Band, Saturday; Josh Burgess, Tuesday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

STATE THEATRE The Soul of John Black, Future, Friday, $15; Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Dead Rock West, Thursday, $13-$15. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or

SULLY'S Harmless Prank, Friday; Relayer, Saturday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE Jackson Jill, Friday; Gypsy Sons, Saturday; Killer B's, Wednesday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

TIFFANY TAVERN Rattlesnake Hill, Friday; the Lisa Kay Band, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

VILLAGE GRILL Drivin' Blind, Friday; West Pole, Saturday. 44260 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn. 703-726-9563.

VILLAGE WHARF Soul Tones of Swing, 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 Just Wanna Play, Friday. 5171 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-532-6060.

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