Friday, June 12, 2009


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The District

BLACK CAT Bill Callahan, Lights, Friday, $15; Sunset Rubdown, Witches, Elfin Saddle, Sunday, $15; Laura Gibson, Musee Mecanique, Monday, $10; John Vanderslice, the Tallest Man on Earth, Tuesday, $14; Telekinesis, An Horse, Wednesday, $10; Banding Together '09: the Battle of the Law Firm Bands, Thursday, $10. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960 or

BLUES ALLEY Gil Scott Heron, Friday-Sunday, $30; Bjorn Solli, Monday, $25; Tony Martucci, Tuesday, $18; Roni Ben Hur, Wednesday, $25; Yellowjackets, Thursday, $30. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141 or

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Friday-Saturday. 2003 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800 or $15.

COMET PING PONG Tone, Themantis, Low End Strings, Saturday. 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-0404. $5.

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; SMS Trivia, Monday, no cover charge; Clues, Authorization, Cannot Be Stopped, Monday, $10; Vandaveer, Lost in the Trees, Englishman, Tuesday, $10; Via Audio, Ha Ha Tonka, Wednesday, $10; the Aggrolites, Kill Lincoln, Thursday, $15. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

HARD ROCK CAFE Kim Cameron and Side FX, Thursday. 999 E St. NW. 202-737-7625.

IRELAND'S FOUR FIELDS Pat O'Brennan, Friday-Saturday; Ronan Kavanagh, Thursday. 3412 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-0860.

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

MADAM'S ORGAN Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang, Friday; BBQ Bob and the Spareribs, Saturday; B.T. Richardson Band, Sunday; One Nite Stand, Monday; Old Man Brown, Tuesday; Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass Band, Wednesday; the Johnny Artis Band, Thursday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

9:30 CLUB Meshell Ndegeocello, Melissa Ferrick, Friday, $30; Cowboy Mouth, Chris Barron, Saturday, $25; Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins, Vic Chesnutt, Sunday, $12; Better Than Ezra, Tyrone Wells, Tuesday, $25; Plain White T's, Wednesday, $18; Peaches, Drums of Death, Wednesday, $20. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930 or

THE RED AND THE BLACK Borracho, Sun Gods in Exile, Friday, $8; the Mighty Heard, Soul Cannon, Curtis D & Never Doubt Self, Saturday, $6; Wussy, Soul in the Shade, Nathan Xander, Monday, $6; Girl in a Coma, Miss Derringer, Tuesday, $10; Dirty Sweet, Wednesday, $8. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL Apostle of Hustle, Black and Tan Fantasy Band, DJ Yellow Fever, Friday, $12; Meat Puppets, Retribution Gospel Choir, Saturday, $16; Drop Dead Gorgeous, He Is Legend, Before Their Eyes, And Then There Were None, the Kindness of Strangers, Wednesday, $14. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

SAINT'S BOURBON STREET GRILL Whale Etouffe New Orleans Band, Friday. 1812 Hamlin St. NE. 202-269-2150.

TWINS JAZZ Marlon Jordan, Friday-Saturday; Kirby Lane, Sunday. 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072 or $15.

VELVET LOUNGE Velodrome with Hotchacha, Friday, $8; CTC, Omegaband, Lisa Lim Band, Saturday, $7; Silver Pines, Silent Land Time Machine, Space Tigers, Sunday, $7; Father Murphy, Echolalia, Monday, $7; Volunteers, Rifle Recoil, Achtung Panda, Broken Buttons, Tuesday, $8; Memories From the Space Age, 1.6 Band, Ambition Burning, Nagato, Wednesday, $10; Future Islands, Exactly, Thursday, $8. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or

ZOO BAR Blues jam open mike with the Big Boy Little Band, Thursday. 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-4225. No cover charge.


BRANDED 72 D.A. Team, Friday. 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. 301-275-7459. No cover charge.

BUSHWALLER'S Knockout Mouse, Friday; Ten Feet Tall, Saturday; the Neil Foley Duo, Sunday; Kevin James, Wednesday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAT'S EYE PUB The Remnants, Friday; the Timmy Shelley Band, Saturday early show; the Roger Girke Band, Saturday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday early show; Rude Dog's Acoustic Jam, Sunday late show; the Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday; the Timmy Shelley Band, Tuesday; Lower Case Blues, Wednesday; the Ursula Rick's Blues Project, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866 or

CHAMPIONS Jimmies Chicken Shack, Friday; Dimestore Profit and Broadcast, 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.

DAD'S PUB Johnny and the Headhunters, Friday. 5532 Norbeck Rd., Rockville. 301-460-5224 or

FLANAGAN'S 40 Thieves, Friday; the Brandon Combs Band, Saturday; Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday; Charlie Classic Country All Stars, Wednesday; One Side Skip, Thursday. 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-0115 or

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

49 WEST Stef Scaggiari and Rick Whitehead, Saturday. 49 West St., Annapolis. 410-626-9796. $20.

MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION The Fray, Jack's Mannequin, Richard Swift, Tuesday. 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-715-5550 or $25.50-$45.50.

POPLAR INN Doug Parks and the Lonewolves, Saturday. 7700 Wise Ave., Dundalk. 410-285-2590.

RAMS HEAD LIVE Band of Horses, Abouretum, Friday, $25; Face Dancer, Hectic Red and Rob Fahey and the Pieces, Saturday, $20; Plain White T's, Tuesday, $18. 20 Market Pl., Baltimore. 410-244-8854, 410-244-1131 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN 1964 The Tribute, Thursday. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545 or $36.50.

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

STAR DINER Solomons Gold, Friday; the Sandra Dean Band, Saturday. 705 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg. 301-921-8222.

SURF CLUB LIVE The Hula Monsters, Monsters From the Surf, the Taildraggers and the Boh Bus, Friday; the DC Blues Society Band, Erbium Blue, Saturday; Little Red and the Renegades, Mama Digdown New Orleans Brass Band, Thursday. 4711 Kenilworth Ave., Hyattsville. 301-927-6310.


BANGKOK BLUES Blues jam open mike with the Idle Americans, Sunday. 926 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-0095 or

BIRCHMERE Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Saturday, $35; Vince Gill, Monday-Tuesday, $125; Bob Schneider, Hayes Carll, Jason Shannon, Wednesday, $25; Judy Gold, Thursday, $29.50. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500 or

BLARNEY STONE Wayne Jordan, Friday-Saturday. 715 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. 540-371-7468.

BRITTANY'S Hall Vought, Friday; Lenny Burridge, Saturday; Ted Garber, Wednesday; Amanda Jordan Karaoke, Thursday. 12449 Dillingham Sq., Woodbridge. 703-730-0728.

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.

THE DOCK Identity Crisis, Saturday. 19286 Promenade Dr., Leesburg. 533-333-4747.

DOGWOOD TAVERN The Rob Hornfeck Enterprise, Friday; Karl Stoll and Dangerzone, Saturday; Nate Ihara, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

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

FAT TUESDAY'S WAAC Band, City Renegades, Friday; Summer Rain, Boones Farmers, Saturday; Jason and Tommy, Thursday. 10673 Braddock Rd., Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

FIREFLIES Brother Shamus, Friday; Day Waits and Carry Me Back, Saturday; Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Sunday; Kowtow Popof, Tuesday; Hillbilly Humpday, Wednesday; Dave Ihmels, Thursday. 1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7200.

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

GALAXY HUT Paul Michel, Elaine LaChica, Sunday. 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-525-8646 or $5.

IOTA Caravan of Thieves, Monday, $10; Trampled by Turtles, Tuesday, $12; open mike, Wednesday; Cotton Jones, the Antlers, Thursday, $12. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

J.V.'S Brokedown Playboys, Friday early show; Jumping Jupiter, Friday late show; Blue Book Value Band, Saturday early show; Big as a House Band, Saturday late show; Andrew Acosta and the New Old Time String Band, Sunday early show; Chris and Chick Hall, Sunday late show; Brook Yoder and his band, Monday; the Idle Americans, Tuesday; open mike with Bob Hume and Martha Capone Band, Wednesday; Jeff Carmella and his Band, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA Louis Fabrizi, the OK Corral, Friday, $10; DMV Showcase Vol. 5 with Sketch, Jett Black and more, Friday, $12; Cerca Trova, Jealousy Curve, Saturday, $10; Earth Note Syndicate, Dreaming of Eden, To Speak of Wolves, Red Shift, Saturday, $10; Nighthawks, Esther Haynes, Sunday, $20; Minh, Nova Infinite, Monday, $10; Bryan Greenberg, Scott Simons, Tuesday, $12; Pato Banton, the Iternals, Wednesday, $15; the Murphy's Kids, the Independent, Feed God Cabbage, Thursday. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

JAXX Localpalooza, Friday, $10; the Kindness of Strangers, A Sense of Urgency, Evayllia and more, Saturday, $12. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

KILROY'S New Day Rising, Saturday. 5250 Port Royal Rd., Springfield. 703-321-7733.

O'FAOLAIN'S IRISH PUB Brian Weber, Friday; Tommy Gann, Saturday. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

OBRIGADO RESTAURANT Dave Goodrich, Friday. 109 W. Main St., Louisa. 540-967-9447. $7.

OLD BROGUE Neil Foley and Jeff Walthall, Friday-Saturday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

RAGTIME The Taylor Carson Band, Friday; open mike night, Sunday; Ethan Keller, Wednesday; Herb and Hanson, Thursday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS Cover Up, Friday; Rebels in Rehab, Saturday; Mike Leverone, Tuesday; Drew Stevyns, Wednesday; Oren Polak, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Miguel Aubertin, Friday; Hall Vought, Tuesday; Oren Polak, Wednesday; Lenny Burridge, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Lenny Burridge, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS Electric Company, Friday; Animals Planet, Saturday; Josh Burgess, Tuesday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

STATE THEATRE Chuck Brown with Bobby Parker Blues Night Band, Mr. Bobby Parker, Friday, $25-$50; Sonny Landreth, Saturday, $20; Real Diamond, Sunday, $15. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or

SULLY'S Westpole, Friday; Sidetrack, Saturday; Johnny 3 Legs, Tuesday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE Simple Man, Saturday; Killer B's, Wednesday; Johnny Castle's Thrillbillys, Thursday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

TIFFANY TAVERN Amanda Murphy and the Lost Indians, Friday; Rattlesnake Hill, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

THE TORTILLA FACTORY Truman Shows, Sunday. 648 Elden St., Herndon. 703-471-1156 or

219 The Joy Bodycomb Band, Friday. 219 King St., Alexandria. 703-549-1141. $5.

VILLAGE GRILL Banzai Underground, Friday; Relayer, Saturday. 44260 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn. 703-726-9563.

VILLAGE WHARF Four on the Floor, Friday. 7966 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. 703-765-0661.

VINTAGE 50 Joe Daniels, Wednesday. 50 Catoctin Cir. NE, No. 100, Leesburg. 703-777-2169.

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