Prices listed where available.
BLACK CAT "Homo/Sonic," an alternative dance night, Friday, $10; DJ Regal, Fort Knox Five, All Good Funk Alliance, Saturday, $10; Jay Reatard, TV Smith, Sunday, $12; Bowerbirds, Megafaun, Vandaveer, Monday, $12; Meow vs. Meow, the Bloodsugars, Power Pirate, Wednesday, $8. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960, 202-397-7328 or http:/
DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; SMS Trivia, Monday; Japandroids, Slim Twig, Tennis System, Wednesday, $8; Sweet Interference, the B-Film Extras, Gills and Wings, Thursday, $8. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or http:/
MADAM'S ORGAN Eli Cook, Friday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.
9:30 CLUB Tittsworth, Nadastrom, Will Eastman, Bobby Jae, Ken Lazee, Dmerit, Friday, $10. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930, 800-955-5566 or http:/
THE RED AND THE BLACK Origin Theory, Friday; Side FX Band, Sack O' Marbles, Saturday; Vindell, Renminbi, Monday; Homegoing, American Aquarium, Tuesday; Maxwell's Demon, City Folk, the Jazz Coits, Wednesday; The Sometimes Favorite, Chris Merritt, Thursday. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or http:/
ROCK & ROLL HOTEL TheoryCast, Revel, Fight the Bear, Conshafter, Friday, $10; Mass Appeal, Saturday; Mixtape, Saturday, $5; Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears Torches, Wednesday, $10; the Jackfields, Janel and Anthony, Thursday, $10. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or http:/
VELVET LOUNGE Paperhaus, Albertans, Friday; Noon:30, the Laughing Man, Achtung Panda, Ghost Light, DJ Natty Boom, Saturday; the Scare, Energy, Fallen From the Sky, Ante Up, Debaser, Sunday; Kohoutek, Locrian, Our Brother the Native, Religious Girls, Teething Veils, Monday; Deleted Scenes, Math the Band, Weekends, Fordists, Tuesday; Defibulators, Kashgar, Wednesday; Last Tide, Kadman, Wax Standard, Thursday. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or http:/
ZOO BAR The Big Boy Little Band, Saturday; blues jam open mike with the Big Boy Little Band, Thursday. 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-4225.