Friday, June 5, 2009


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The District

ARIA TRATTORIA Taylor Carson, Friday. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1250. No cover charge.

BLACK CAT Dean & Britta, Cheval Sombre, Friday, $15; Sorted with DJ Stereo Faith and DJ Tom Lim, Friday, $6; Denali, Ki:Theory, Pygmy Lush, Saturday, $13; Blind Pilot, Local Natives, Sunday, $13; Sean McArdle, Meredith Bragg, Monday, $8; Exit Clov, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Wednesday, $10. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960 or

BLUES ALLEY The Flail, Monday, $20; Dan Reynolds, Tuesday, $18; Gil Scott Heron, Thursday, $30. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141 or

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS Marshall Keys Quintet, Friday-Saturday. 2003 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800 or $15.

COMET PING PONG Subatomic Sound System, Dubblestandart, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Paul Zasky, Friday; Mika Miko, the Strange Boys, Thursday. 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-0404. $10.

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; Liberation Dance Party with Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, Friday, $8; Disappears, Dangerosa, Sunday, $8; SMS Trivia, Monday, no cover charge; Santigold Official After-Party with performance by Amanda Blank, Wednesday, $10; 2AM Club, Thursday, $10. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

HAYDEE'S Little Red and the Renegades, Friday. 3102 Mount Pleasant St. NW. 202-483-9199. No cover charge.

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

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

9:30 CLUB X, Steve Solo and the Twisted Hearts, Friday. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930 or $25.

THE RED AND THE BLACK Crimestoppers, City Limits, the Ian Walters Project with Angel B, Friday, $8; the Petticoat Tea Room, Eh?La, Saturday, $6; Dark Meat, One Man Machine, Wednesday, $10. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL A Place to Bury Strangers, Caverns, True Womanhood, Friday, $12; the Black Hollies, the Breakups, DJ Bobby Babylon, Saturday, $12; the Detroit Cobras, Dex Romweber Duo, Tuesday, $14; the Dillinger Escape Plan, the Number Twelve Looks Like You, Knife the Glitter, Octaves, Thursday, $18. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

TWINS JAZZ Will Scruggs Jazz Fellowship, Friday-Saturday. 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072 or $15.

VELVET LOUNGE Like Bells, Kadman, Stella Schindler, Mairee Sioux, Friday, $8; Vox Pop, Typefighter, Look Bandits, Saturday, $8; Thunders, Caustic Casanova, Seamonsters, Sunday, $8; Moon Pie, Orphan, Tuesday, $6; Justyn, the Coits, MacGregor Burns, Wednesday, $8; Peter Brotzmann's Full Blast, Prv Trio, the Undisco Kids, Thursday, $12. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or

ZOO BAR The Big Boy Little Band, Saturday; blues jam open mike hosted by the Big Boy Little Band, Thursday. 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-4225. No cover charge.


BRANDED 72 Dan Pelletier and Val Nebbia, Wednesday. 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. 301-275-7459 or $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

COUNTRY STORE Blues jam open mike hosted by the Idle Americans, Friday. 41566 Medley's Neck Rd., Leonardtown. 301-475-6820. 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.

HANK DIETLE'S TAVERN Jonny and the Stingrays, Saturday. 11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-881-8871.

RAMS HEAD LIVE Medeski, Martin and Wood with the Wood Brothers, Friday, $25; X, Saturday, $25; Citizen Cope, Sunday, $35. 20 Market Pl., Baltimore. 410-244-8854 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Lowen & Navarro, Friday, $25; Jerry Douglas Band, Saturday, $35; Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, Sunday, $22.50; Thunder From Down Under, Sunday, $30; Phil Vassar, Monday, $55; Little Richard, Tuesday, $79.50; the Subdudes with Clarence Bucaro, Wednesday, $29.50. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545 or

STAR DINER Live Action Hero, Friday. 705 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg. 301-921-8222.

SURF CLUB LIVE Love-In, Beatnik Flies, Ottley, Love Beads, Friday; Pineleaf Boys, Saturday; DC Blues Society Blues Jam open mike, Sunday. 4711 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville. 301-927-6310.


BANGKOK BLUES Doug Parks and the Lonewolves, Saturday; blues jam open mike hosted by the Idle Americans, Sunday. 926 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-0095 or

BIRCHMERE Todd Snider, Mary Gauthier, Friday, $25; Lowen & Navarro, Saturday, $29.50; Little Richard, Kevin So, Monday, $65; Jake Shimabukuro with Sam & Ruby, Tuesday, $22.50; Amadou & Mariam with Farafina Kan, Wednesday, $35. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500 or

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.

FIREFLIES Celeste Starchild, Friday; Buster Brown and the Get Down, Saturday; Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Sunday; Tim Parks, Monday; Rockledge, Tuesday; Linda Sublett, Wednesday. 1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7200.

GALAXY HUT George Karos, Monday. 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-525-8646 or $5.

IOTA Viva Voce, Cut Off Your Hands, Friday, $15; King Wilkie, Saturday, $15; Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, Monday, $15; Justin Trawick and Matt Duke, Tuesday, $10; open mike, Wednesday. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

J.V.'S The Electric Bob and Jerry Band, Friday; 40 Dollar Find Band, Saturday early show; Little Red and the Renegades, Saturday late show; Drew Holland and Jerry Breesee, Sunday early show; open mike show with Oz and the Revue, Sunday; Terry Lee Ryan and Art Show, Monday; Dave Chappell and his band, Tuesday; open mike with Vernon and guests, Wednesday; Roger Hart and his band Alpha Dog, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA The Kennedys, Friday, $10; I Saw a Ghost, the Conflicted, Youth in Asia, Sunday, $8; Escape the Armada, 1000 Watt Boombox, Used Up, Metrophish, Sunday, $10; Luka Bloom and Birdie Busch, Wednesday, $25; Sex & Missiles, Thursday, $10. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

JAXX Threat Signal, the Agonist, Flatline, Thy Will Be Done and more, Friday, $14; the Friday Night Boys, the Downtown Fiction, B. Faithfull, Sing Me Insomnia and more, Saturday, $12; the Fif, Violet Says 5, the Echo Boom, Saturday, $12; SpellBound's Sanctuary, featuring DJ Transept and more, Monday, $10. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

RAGTIME Jim Hanft, Jake Hill and Tim McGlone, Friday; Zedicus, Saturday; open mike night, Sunday; Claire Gilbride, Tuesday; Sharif, Wednesday; Justin Piteleski of Poor Man's Lobster, Thursday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS Katy & Vega, Friday; Merchants of Cool, Saturday; Mike Leverone, Tuesday; Hall Vought, Wednesday; Oren Polak, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

RI-RA/ARLINGTON The Dirty Pints, Thursday. 2915 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-9888.

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Jeff Miller, Friday; Jon Fritz, Tuesday; Matt Davis, Wednesday; Mike Leverone, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Willem Dicke, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

STATE THEATRE The Legwarmers, Friday-Saturday. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or $16.

SULLY'S Kicking Norma, Friday; Hot Buttered Elvis, Saturday; Johnny 3 Legs, Tuesday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

TIFFANY TAVERN City Farm, Friday; the Pluckers, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

VILLAGE GRILL The Wheelers, Friday; Anonymous Brave, Saturday. 44260 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn. 703-726-9563.

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