Carbon Leaf performs tonight at the 9:30 club with the Alternate Routes.
Carbon Leaf performs tonight at the 9:30 club with the Alternate Routes. (By Jeremy Cowart)
Friday, May 22, 2009


Prices listed where available.


The District

BLACK CAT St. Vincent, Lo Moda, Friday, $15; Kicks, Friday, no cover charge; the Juan Maclean, the Field, Saturday, $13; "Bliss" with DJ Will Eastman, Saturday, $7; DJ Dredd Dance Party, Sunday, $13; Mobius Strip, the Jet age and the Wax Standard, Monday, $8; Dazed Donuts, Tuesday, no cover charge; Mothertongue, Wednesday, $8. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960 or

COMET PING PONG Ear Pwr, Exactly, Friday; Umoja Orchestra, Funk Arc, Sunday. 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-0404. $10.

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; Ra Ra Rasputin, the Spiritual Machine, Loxsly, Saturday, $8; Crow Bar Reunion Party, Sunday, no cover charge; Taint, Sunday, $5; SMS Trivia, Monday, no cover charge; Bellflur, We Read Minds and the Orchid, Tuesday, $8; Young Love, Your 33 Black Angels, DJ Smudge and DJ Rich Edward, Wednesday, $12-$14. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

IRELAND'S FOUR FIELDS The Wild Rovers, Friday; the Blaggards, Saturday; Dirty Pints, Wednesday; Pat Garvey, Thursday. 3412 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-0860.

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

9:30 CLUB Carbon Leaf, the Alternate Routes, Friday, $20; Opeth, Enslaved, Wednesday, $25; A Camp, Gentleman Reg, Zee Avi, Thursday, $15. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930, 800-955-5566 or

THE RED AND THE BLACK Earth Note Syndicate, Infinitum, the Killer Balloons, Friday; Food Will Win the War, Frau Eva, Freelance Whales, Saturday; Meeting of Important People, Lohio, March to the Arctic, Stripmall Ballads, Sunday; Makeupbreakup, Spanish Dancer, the Coastals, Tuesday; (Lone)Wolf & Cub, Jefferson Place Crash, Hex Machine, Drugs Of Faith, Wednesday; Trashed on Fiction, Once Okay Twice, Thursday. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or $6.

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL Bio Ritmo, Played Tomorrow, Friday, $12; Jukebox the Ghost, Jenny Owen Youngs, the Winter Sounds, Saturday, $14; Crocodiles, Wednesday, $12. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

TWINS JAZZ The Ravi Joseph Trio, Thursday. 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072 or $10.

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