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

ZOO BAR The Idle Americans, Friday; blues jam open mike with the Big Boy Little Band, Thursday. 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-4225.


BARE BONES The Idle Americans, Saturday. 9150 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. 410-461-0770 or

BUSHWALLER'S We stpole, Friday; 2nd Sole, Saturday; Sanford Markley, Sunday; the Neil Foley Duo, Monday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6 988.

CAT'S EYE PUB Nothin' But Trouble, Friday; Matt Kelley, Friday; Ursula Ricks' Project, Saturday late show; Tony Denikos Band, Saturday early show; the Timmy Shelley Band, Sunday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday early show; the Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday; the Idle Americans, Tuesday; Automatic Slim, Wednesday; the Pete Kanares Blues Band, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866 or

CHAMPIONS Vinyl Headlights, Friday; Lucky You, Saturday. 5205 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 301-846-0089.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE The Idle Americans, Sunday. 8028 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena. 410-761-1003 or No cover charge.

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.

FLANAGAN'S The Brandon Combs Band, Friday; Sean Chyun and the Deceivers, Saturday; Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday. 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-0115 or

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

GROWLERS Right Foot Red, Friday. 227 E. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-519-9400 or

MACK'S Hand Painted Swinger, Friday; Never Never, Saturday. 10 W. College Terr., Frederick. 301-695-7200.

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

OLNEY TAVERN The Sherwood Blues Band, Saturday. 18101 Town Center Dr., Olney. 301-260-0500.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Friday, $50; Blue Oyster Cult, Thursday, $39.50. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545 or

ROYAL MILE PUB Night and Day, Saturday. 2407 Price Ave., Wheaton. 301-946-4511.

SURF CLUB LIVE The Brokedown Playboys, JP McDermott & Western Bop, the Garnet Hearts and Speed Crazy, Friday; Roots Rock Revival, the Billy Coulter Band and Junkyard Saints, Saturday. 4711 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville. 301-927-6310.


AULD SHABEEN Karmakaze, 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 Candy Dulfer, Friday, $39.50; Poco and Firefall, Saturday, $35; Katie Melua, David Berkeley, Sunday, $29.50; David Grisman Quintet, Thursday, $39.50. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500 or

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/CHANTILLY Oren Polak, Tuesday. 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-502-3925.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/FRANCONIA Thomas and Larrick, Tuesday. 7003-C Manchester Blvd., Alexandria. 703-924-8730.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/SHIRLINGTON Miguel Aubertin, Tuesday. 2766 S. Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington. 703-578-0020.

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

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE/WOODBRIDGE Nate Ihara, Saturday. 14000 Foulger Sq., Woodbridge. 703-580-0216.

CLYDE'S/BROADLANDS Ryan Amato, Friday; Jon Kaplan, Saturday. 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Broadlands. 703-820-8300.

THE DOCK The Larry Thomas Project, Saturday. 19286 Promenade Dr., Leesburg. 533-333-4747.

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

DOGWOOD TAVERN Steve Andricos and Tim Smith, Friday; Manny Bernardo, Saturday; Manny Bernardo, Saturday; Willem Dicke, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

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

FINNEGANS IRISH PUB Laurence McKenna, Friday. 44050 Ashburn Village Plaza No. 199, Ashburn. 703-216-1876.

FIREFLIES Subtle Madness, Friday; Chief Joseph, Saturday; Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Sunday; Jeff Stapleton, Tuesday; Ultra Violet Ballet, Thursday. 1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7200.

FIRESIDE GRILL Lenny Burridge, Thursday. 9000 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. 703-372-1923.

GALAXY HUT The Adrian Outfit, Rene Moffatt, Molly Hagen, Ken Wenzel, Sunday. 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-525-8646 or $5.

GIUSEPPE'S RESTORANTE JJDJ Entertainment, Saturday. 15120 Washington St., Haymarket. 703-753-1004.

IOTA Future, Mem, Friday, $10; Frog Holler, Frontier Ruckus, Saturday, $10; Libbie Schrader, Sunday, $10; the Federal Reserve Collective First Mondays, Monday, $5; Sarah Siskind, Christabel and the Jons, Tuesday, $12; open mike, Wednesday; the Old Ceremony, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Among the Oak and Ash, Thursday, $15. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

J.V.'S The Bullets, Friday; the Half Fast Band, Saturday early show; the Jeff Carmella Band, Saturday; Zeikiah Swamp Cats, Sunday; Billy Hancock and his band, Sunday; Diana Quinn and Mike Woods open acoustic mike night, Monday; Joe Mayer and Friends, Tuesday; open mike with Bob and Martha, Wednesday; JP McDermott and the Western Bop Band, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA Matthew McGinn, Adam Swink, Friday, $10; Allmanact, Jon Bibbs, Saturday, $10; Rock 'n Roll Songwriters Circle with Luke Brindley, Todd Wright, Anthony Fiacco, Shane Hines, Sunday, $12. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

JAXX Britny Fox, Baby Jayne, Gate 1, Crow Moon, Vitreous, Redshift, Friday, $12; Arise and Ruin, Heal These Wounds, Saturday, $10-$12; Rated R, Code Red, Frayz, La'Vie, Ph3nom, Gravity, the Committee Gang with Bootleg Mgmt, MGM's own Moneybagz, $Gang Green$, Deuce, Saturday, $10-$15; Apartment 15, Escape the Armada, ANU, Virginia Valentine, Branch Avenue, Brave and Bullets, Ghost Man on Third, Infamous, Divine Chaos, the Bradstock Band, Sunday, $8-$10. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

KILROY'S Kevin James, Saturday. 5250 Port Royal Rd., Springfield. 703-321-7733.

NED DEVINE'S/CENTREVILLE Liquid A, Saturday. 620 Multiplex Dr., Centreville. 703-266-2194.

NED DEVINE'S/HERNDON What Mama Said, Friday; Reflex, Saturday. 2565 Centreville Rd., Herndon. 703-793-7377 or

O'FAOLAIN'S IRISH PUB Gantzer & Groover, Friday; Eddie Pasa, Saturday. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

OLD BROGUE Ted Garber, Friday-Saturday; Brendan's Voyage, Wednesday; open mike night, Thursday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

PJ SKIDOOS Grand Theft Radio, Saturday. 9908 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-591-4516.

RAGTIME J.P. Hyland, Friday; BPM, Saturday; open mike night, Sunday; Buster Brown, Tuesday; Jeff Krentel, Wednesday; Anthony Fiacco and Buddy Speir of the Blackjacks, Thursday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS Karma Issue, Friday; Mike Leverone and the Fuzz, Saturday; Eddie Pasa, Tuesday; Ted Garber, Wednesday; Gantzer and Groover, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Kara & Matty D, Friday; Willem Dicke, Tuesday; Oren Polak, Wednesday; Mike Leverone, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Freddie Long, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS Kajun Kelley Band, Friday; Cover Up, Saturday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

STATE THEATRE Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band and Tom Principato, Friday; Bob, Airiel, aFREUDIANslip, Along Those Lines, Saturday. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or $15.

SULLY'S Off Trax, Friday; Into the Now, Saturday; Johnny 3 Legs, Tuesday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE Smylin Jack, Friday; Drivin Blind, Saturday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

TIFFANY TAVERN Kin g Street Bluegrass, Friday; the Shaw Brothers, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

VILLAGE GRILL Backyard Dogs, Friday; Smylin' Jack, Saturday. 44260 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn. 703-726-9563.

VILLAGE WHARF Cover Up, 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 The Tairona Jazz Project, Friday. 5171 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-532-6060.

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