Friday, May 29, 2009


Prices listed where available.


The District

BLACK CAT Toadies, the Willowz, Backyard Tire Fire, Friday, $15; Isis, Pelican, Tombs, Saturday, $15; Razzmatazz dance party, Saturday, $5; Forensics, Cinemasophia, Ringfinger, Sunday, $8; I Was a King, Screen Vinyl Image, Monday, $10; the Bickersons, the Basement Apartments, Tuesday, $8; Rock Plaza Central, Suckers, Wednesday, $10; Love Is All, Cold Cave, Ra Ra Rasputin, Thursday, $12. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960 or

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; Nouveau Riche, Saturday, $8; SMS Trivia, Monday, no cover charge; the Method, Wednesday, $8; the Business, Flatfoot 56, the Reticents, the Mostly Dead, Thursday, $15. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

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

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

9:30 CLUB The U.S. Air Guitar Championships, D.C. Regional Competition, Friday, $15; Ivri Lider, Tuesday, $35; WALE with UCB, Wednesday, $25; Gregory Isaacs, Thursday, $25. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930 or

THE RED AND THE BLACK Suspicious Package, Friday, $8; Très Bien, Wild Fictions, Milk Machine, Monday, $6; Lonely Are the Brave, Last Tide, the Tennis System, Tuesday, $6; John Craigie, Michelle Raymond, Mary Shapiro, Russell Downs, Wednesday, $6. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL The Public Good, Club Scout, Impossible Hair, Friday, $10; Au Revoir Simone, Jeff Lewis, the Antlers, Saturday, $14; 2009 Jameson Bartender's Ball with U.S. Royalty, New Rock Church of Fire, Monday, $20; White Rabbits, the Subjects, Tuesday, $12-$14; the Paper Hats (William Tyler of Silver Jews and Lambchop), Eric Carbonera, Layne Garrett, Wednesday, $7; Box Spring Hog, Empire State Troopers, Thursday, $8. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

VELVET LOUNGE The Courtesans, Secret Pop Band, Gist, Friday, $8; Afro Funk Dance Party with Elikeh, DJ Kimozaki, Saturday, $8; the List, Kid: Nap:Kin, Jacobs Ladder, King Mixer, Infinitum, Sunday, $7. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or

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