Friday, July 24, 2009


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The District

BLACK CAT Head Automatica, Cubic Zirconia, Friday, $15; Crystal Stilts, the Ladybug Transistor, Cotton Candy, Sunday, $10; Destroyer, Iran, Tuesday, $13. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960, 202-397-7328 or

COMET PING PONG Butterflies, Carol Bui, Friday, $5; Bluebrain, Alfonso Bravo, Saturday, no cover charge. 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-0404.

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; So Many Dynamos, Cast Spells, Detox Retox, Sunday, $8; SMS Trivia, Monday, no cover charge. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

HARD ROCK CAFE Redshift, Thursday. 999 E St. NW. 202-737-7625.

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

MADAM'S ORGAN The Johnny Artis Band, Friday and Thursday; the Johnny Artis Band, Friday; Bobby Parker and the Blues Night Band, Saturday; Wuli, Sunday; One Nite Stand, Monday; Lucky Dog, Tuesday; Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass Band, Wednesday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

9:30 CLUB Method Man, Redman, Ghostface Killah, Friday, $35; Trouble Funk, the Art of Junk, Da Mixx Band, Saturday, $20; the Cab, the Summer Set, Eye Alaska, My Favorite Highway, Tuesday, $10; M. Ward, Chain and the Gang, Thursday, $25. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930, 800-955-5566 or

THE RED AND THE BLACK The Winter Sounds, Go Home Robot, Achtung Panda, Friday; Pants Velour, the Escape Artist, Reemstarr, Flex Mathews, Saturday. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or $8.

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL Bonjour Ganeshi, Ghost Light, the Mean Ideas, Friday, $10; the Mighty Heard, Baad Ingrish, Ndelible, Saturday, $10; Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dan Friel, Sunday, $15; Black Gold, Tuesday, $8; Torche, Harvey Milk, Nitroseed, Wednesday, $14; the Answer, the Jones, Force Major, Thursday, $12. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

VELVET LOUNGE Girl Loves Distortion, Trophy Wife, Thee Lexington Arrows, Fangs Out, Friday, $8; Nunchucks, 7 Door Sedan, We the They, Kingpin Soundsystem, Saturday, $8; Sugarplums, Microwave Background, Sunday, $8; Nervous Habits, Something Fierce, Wednesday, $7; Hexa, Champion Kickboxer, Thursday, $8. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or

ZANZIBAR ON THE WATERFRONT Freshly Ground, Saturday. 700 Water St. SW. 202-554-9100. $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

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


AN DIE MUSIK Howard Alden and Jack Wilkins, Friday. 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-385-2638.

BRANDED 72 Derwood Dogs, Friday, no cover charge; Greg Greenway with Kate Klim, Sunday, $12-$15; open-mike night, Tuesday, no cover charge. 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. 301-275-7459.

BUSHWALLER'S The Boonesfarmers, Friday; Drivin' Blind, Saturday; Sanford Markley, Sunday; Kevin James, Wednesday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAT'S EYE PUB The Remnants, Friday; the Ruben Montoya Band, Saturday early show; Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Trio, Saturday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday early show; Timmy Fields and Paddy's Mongrels, Sunday late show; Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday; Rob Hughes and the Heaters, Tuesday; Jeff Jolly Band, Wednesday; Ursula Ricks' Project, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866 or

CHAMPIONS Freddie Long Band, Friday; Phoenix Rising, 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.

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

OLD ANGLER'S INN The Billy Finch Legends Stage Show, Saturday. 10801 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. 301-299-9097. No cover charge.

RECHER THEATRE Dredg, Tuesday. 512 York Rd., Towson, Md. 410-337-7210.

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

STAN AND JOE'S SALOON The Idle Americans, Friday. 37 West St., Annapolis. 410-263-1993 or No cover charge.

STAR DINER On the Bus, Friday; Stevie D, Saturday. 705 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg. 301-921-8222.


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

BIRCHMERE Jody Watley, Thursday. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500, 703-573-7328 or $45.

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

BRITTANY'S Hall Vought, Friday; Denny Grizzle, Saturday; Jon Fritz, Wednesday; Amanda Jordan Karaoke, Thursday. 12449 Dillingham Sq., Woodbridge. 703-730-0728.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/CHANTILLY Redline, Saturday; Mike Leverone, Tuesday. 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-502-3925.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/FRANCONIA Oren Polak, Tuesday. 7003-C Manchester Blvd., Alexandria. 703-924-8730.

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

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

DOGWOOD TAVERN Marshall Artz, Friday; Nate Ihara, Saturday; Claire Gilbride, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

FAST EDDIE'S Banzaiband, Friday; Southern Winds, Saturday. 14114 Lee Hwy., Centreville. 703-266-8888.

FAT TUESDAY'S Fallback Plan, Monako, Vicious Martinis, Playground Ettiq, Chemical Reaction, Friday; Rock Addiction Party, B-Film Extra, Radioviolet, Saturday; Local Only Radio, Eleven 54, On Display, Thursday. 10673 Braddock Rd., Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

FIREFLIES Angela Easterling, Friday; Bess Rogers, Saturday; Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Sunday; Alex Gruenberg and Janna Audey, Thursday. 1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7200.

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

IOTA Hoots and Helmouth, Katie Herzig, Friday, $12; Tom McBride and the Whig Party, Dawes, Saturday, $10; Adrian Krygowski, Amy Sullivan, Timothy Bracken, Michael Jantz, Sunday, $10; open mike, Wednesday; Cass Mccombs, Jennifer O'Connor, Mike Bones, Thursday, $12. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

IRELAND'S FOUR PROVINCES The Dirty Pints, Friday-Saturday. 105 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-8999.

J.V.'S The Jason Meza Band, Friday; Doug Everton and the Wayward Band, Sunday early show; Wicked Jezabel, Saturday late show; Nicks Pack, Sunday early show; Billy Hancock and his Band, Sunday late show; Brook Yoder and his band, Monday; Dave Chappell and his band, Tuesday; open mike with Bob Hume and Martha Capone and the band, Wednesday; the John Van Dorn Band, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA Shane Hines and the Trance, Nate Ihara, Friday, $12; the Mick Taylor Band, Sunday, $25; Jukebox Serenade, Punch Drunk Poets, the Seldon Plan, Struan Shields, Thursday, $10. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

JAXX Abigail Williams, Goatwhore, Daath, Abysmal Dawn and more, Friday, $15; Kill Paradise, Swimming with the Dolphins, Bradley Hathaway, B. Faithful and more, Saturday, $12; Method of Friction, Bitter, Sidetrack, Saturday, $10. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

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

NICK'S Plowboy, Friday-Saturday. 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria. 703-751-8900.

O'FAOLAIN'S IRISH PUB Mike Leverone, Friday; Brian Weber, Saturday; Dean Pettersson, Thursday. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

OLD BROGUE The Pocket Band, Friday-Saturday; Timmie Metz, Wednesday; DC Motors, Thursday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

PAT TROY'S John Longbottom, Friday-Saturday and Wednesday-Thursday; open mike, Tuesday. 111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-549-4535.

RAGTIME Willy Nilly, Friday; Emergence, Saturday; open-mike night, Sunday; Taylor Carson, Tuesday; Nick and Drew, Wednesday; Carambola, Thursday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS Don Chapman, Friday; Jim Counter, Saturday; Oren Polak, Wednesday; Dan Fisk, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

RED HOT & BLUE - FAIRFAX Mike Mincin, Friday; Tommy Gann, Saturday. 4150 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. 703-218-6989.

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Tommy Gann, Friday; Roger Henderson, Tuesday; Mike Leverone, Wednesday; Oren Polak, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Kevin James, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS Wall and Frye, Friday; Live Action Hero, Saturday; Altered Mike, Tuesday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

STATE THEATRE Frontiers, Friday, $12; Satisfaction, Saturday, $16. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or

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

TIFFANY TAVERN Rockledge, Friday; King Street Bluegrass, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

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