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.

VELVET LOUNGE Solar Powered Sun Destroyer, Born Empty, Vinny Vegas, Birthing of Millions, Friday, $8; Nihlitia, Domino Team, Qualms, Stereofaith, Neil, Saturday, $8; Danny Greenwald, Caleb Stine, Sunday, $7; Cheniers, Americans In France, Foul Swoops, Invisible Hand, Tuesday, $7; Chris Merrit, Pocketknife, John Mease, Thursday, $7. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or

ZANZIBAR ON THE WATERFRONT Howard Hewitt and Vesta, Friday; 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.


BENTZ STREET SPORTS BAR Jah Works, Sunday. 6 S. Bentz St., Frederick. 301-620-2222. $10.

BLACK BEAR TAVERN Laurence McKenna, Saturday. 103 Fort Dr., McHenry. 301-387-6800.

BRANDED 72 James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf, Wednesday. 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. 301-275-7459 or $15; in advance, $12.

BUSHWALLER'S Josh Burgess Band, Friday; the Boonesfarmers, Saturday; the Neil Foley Duo, Sunday; Pete Papageorge, Wednesday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAT'S EYE PUB Dave Chappell and Friends, Friday; Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Trio, Saturday late show; Jimmi Sexton and Big Bottom, Saturday afternoon; Timmy Fields and Paddy's Mongrels, Sunday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday afternoon; the Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday; Rob Hughes and the Heaters, Tuesday; Dogs Among the Bushes, Wednesday; Nate Myers and the Aces, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866 or

CHAMPIONS David Andrew Smith, Friday; Freddie Long Band, 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.

DISH BISTRO LOUNGE The Sherwood Blues Band, Saturday. 809 Olney Sandy Spring Rd., Sandy Spring. 240-342-2051.

DOGFISH HEAD ALEHOUSE Evan Bliss and the Welchers, Saturday. 800 W. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-963-4847.

FLANAGAN'S Sean Chyun and the Deceivers, Friday; Cathy Ponton King, Saturday; Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday and Thursday. 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-0115 or

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

MACK'S DJ Sidekick, Friday; Alive-N-Kickin, Saturday. 10 W. College Terr., Frederick. 301-695-7200.

OLD BOWIE TOWN GRILL Andy Poxon and the Idle Americans, Friday. 8604 Chestnut Ave., Bowie. 301-464-8800 or

RAMS HEAD LIVE Mint Condition, Kentavius Jones, Friday, $35; Calisus, Earth Daze, Stockcar Syndrome, Slow Learners and Forcast, Saturday, $11; Testament, Unearth and Lazarus A.D, Tuesday, $25. 20 Market Pl., Baltimore. 410-244-8854 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Capitol Steps, Friday, $30; Willie Nile, Vandaveer, Saturday, $22.50; Little Feat, Sunday-Monday, $65; Moya Brennan, Ashley Davis, Tuesday, $22.50. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545 or

ROYAL MILE PUB Paddy Goes West, Saturday. 2407 Price Ave., Wheaton. 301-946-4511.

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

SONAR Maryland Deathfest VII, Friday, Saturday-Sunday. 407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore. 410-327-8333 or $38-$115.

SURF CLUB LIVE One Love, Bob Marley Tribute, Lucky Dub, Friday; Bobby Parker and the Blues Night Band, Saturday. 4711 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville. 301-927-6310.

TALL TIMBERS MARINA The Idle Americans, Saturday. 18521 Herring Creek Rd., Tall Timbers. 301-994-1508. No cover charge.


AULD SHABEEN 8 Track Jones, 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 Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Friday, $35; Elliot Yamin, Andrew Hoover, Sunday, $29.50; Alice Smith, Wednesday, $25; Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Delta Moon, Thursday, $39.50. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500, 703-573-7328 or

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/CHANTILLY Johnstone Reggae Band, Sunday; Miguel Aubertin, Tuesday. 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-502-3925.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/FRANCONIA R.A.P. Reggae Band, Sunday; Ted Garber, Tuesday. 7003-C Manchester Blvd., Alexandria. 703-924-8730.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/SHIRLINGTON Lionize, Sunday; the Oren Polak Duo, Tuesday. 2766 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington. 703-578-0020.

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

CRYSTAL CITY SPORTS PUB Rew Smith, Tuesday. 529 S. 23rd St., Arlington. 703-521-8215.

THE DOCK Willem Dicke, Friday; Advanced Groove, Saturday; the Josh Burgess Band, Saturday; Shane Hines, Thursday. 19286 Promenade Dr., Leesburg. 533-333-4747.

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

DOGWOOD TAVERN Willem Dicke, Friday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

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

FINNEGANS IRISH PUB James Stevens, Friday; Destro, Saturday. 44050 Ashburn Village Plaza No. 199, Ashburn. 703-216-1876.

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

GALAXY HUT Two Tears, Sons of Guns, Sunday; Loxsly, Finer Designer, Monday. 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-525-8646 or $5.

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

IOTA Eric Brace and Last Train Home with Peter Cooper, Vandaveer, Friday, $12; Eric Brace, Last Train Home, Peter Cooper and Lipbone Redding, Saturday, $12; King Soul, Colonel Josh's Honkey Tonk, Sunday, $10; the Beanstalk Library, In Technicolor and Typefighter, Monday, $10; Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Tuesday, $15; open mike, Wednesday; Paul Sanchez, Thursday, $15. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

J.V.'S Mary Shaver and Marianna Previti, Friday; the Bad Influence Band, Saturday early show; Jubal Kane Band, Saturday late show; Patty Reese, Sunday; the Oz Revue, Sunday late show; Terry Lee Ryan and Art Show, Monday; Dave Chappell and his band, Tuesday; open mike with Vernon, Wednesday; the Dan Hovey Band, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA This Condition, Ever Since Ebbwood, Coast to Coast, Saturday, $10; Butterfly Boucher, Saturday, $10; Bliss FM, DJ MAF, RA the MC, Lyriciss, Nando McFlyy, Saturday, $10; McTwist, the Maybe List, Drunken Banshees, Baigis, Sunday, $10; Eric Lindell, Tuesday, $20; Steve Moakler, Wednesday, $10-$12; the Dreamscapes Project, Poor Man's Lobster, BobbyT and the MV, Cheryl B. Engelhardt, Thursday, $10. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

JAXX SpellBound's Sanctuary, Friday, $10; Memorial Day Weekend Day Madness with Johnny 3 Legs, Bo Jakins and more, Saturday, $12; Supersuckers, Sex Slaves, Wednesday, $12-$15; Days of the New, Burn the Fields, Johnny 3 Legs, Ocean End, Sonic Defiance, Shankmin, Thursday, $18. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

KILROY'S Paul Rader, Saturday. 5250 Port Royal Rd., Springfield. 703-321-7733.

MEDITERRANEAN BREEZE Paul Lewis, Friday. 781 Station St., Herndon. 703-435-4495.

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

NED DEVINE'S/HERNDON Faded Fortune, Friday. 2565 Centreville Rd., Herndon. 703-793-7377 or

O'FAOLAIN'S IRISH PUB Katy and Vega, Friday; Drew Stevyns, Saturday; Dean Pettersson, Thursday. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

OLD BROGUE The Pocket Band, Friday-Saturday; John Brookfield Duo, Wednesday; Rushing Hayden, Thursday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

PJ SKIDOOS Three Finger Charlie, Saturday. 9908 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-591-4516.

RAGTIME Poor Man's Lobster, Friday; Bobby T and the Magic Voyagers, Saturday; open mike night, Sunday; Jason Dolan, Tuesday; Taylor Carson, Wednesday; Nate Ihara, Thursday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS Driving Blind, Friday; Marshall Artz, Saturday; Drew Stevyns, Sunday and Tuesday; Mike Leverone, Wednesday; Matt Davis, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Steve McWilliams, Friday; Kevin James, Tuesday; Paul Rader, Wednesday; Oren Polak, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Mike Leverone, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS Yoko Says No, Friday; Ted Garber Band, Saturday; Altered Mike, Tuesday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

STATE THEATRE Lyapis Trubetskoy, Friday, $41; the Bangles, Saturday, $35; Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Sunday, $13. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or

SULLY'S The Nighthawks, Friday; Andre Fox Band, Friday; Hellenback, Saturday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE The Johnny Artis Band, Friday; Laughing Man, Saturday; Bloody Meri, Sunday and Wednesday; Dave Kitchens Cutaways, Thursday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

TIFFANY TAVERN Virginia Hills, Friday; the Skystone Bluegrass Band, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

VILLAGE GRILL Kicking Norma, Friday; Cover Up, Saturday. 44260 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn. 703-726-9563.

VILLAGE WHARF Tender Polman Band, 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 Bad Hair Day, Friday. 5171 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-532-6060.

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