Friday, July 31, 2009


Prices listed where available.


The District

BLACK CAT Run for Cover, Saturday, $10; Heavy Hands, Sri Aurobindo, Monday, $8; the Electricutions, Pessimist Parade, Suns of Guns, Tuesday, no cover; Tinted Windows, U.S. Royalty, Wednesday, $20; Olivia Mancini and the Mates, Oscillating Fan Club, the Beanstalk Library, Thursday, $8. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960, 202-397-7328 or

BOSSA BISTRO The Mumbles and Sarah Fridich, Monday. 2463 18th St. NW. 202-667-0088.

COMET PING PONG Sean Walsh & the National Reserve, David Shultz and the Skyline, Carlos I'm Pregnant, Saturday. 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-0404. No cover charge.

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; SMS Trivia, Monday, no cover charge. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

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

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

MADAM'S ORGAN Ursala Ricks, Friday; Hugh Feeley, Sunday; One Nite Stand, Monday; Brother Shamus, Tuesday; Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass Band, Wednesday; Patrick Alban and Noche Latina, Thursday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

9:30 CLUB M. Ward, Chain and the Gang, Friday, $25; Xavier Rudd, Jeremy Fisher, Saturday, $20; Jazmine Sullivan, Sunday, $25; Edwin McCain Band, Paul Freeman, Sun Domingo, Thursday, $25. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930, 800-955-5566 or

THE RED AND THE BLACK Laurence Woodson, Milk Machine, Saturday, $6; Bamboo Shoots, the Reserve, Sunday, $8. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL The Method, the Frustrations, Justin Trawick, Friday, $10; the Veils, Foreign Born, Faces on Film, Saturday, $12; Bottles/Cans, Thursday, $10. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

VELVET LOUNGE Keelhaul, the Wayward, Jefferson Plane Crash, Within the Lich Gate, Friday; Sister Ex, Howling Mad, Yell County, Saturday; Cain and Annabelle, Grendel Babies, Lithia and Corsica, Thursday. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or $8.

ZANZIBAR ON THE WATERFRONT The Cast of "The Color Purple," Monday. 700 Water St. SW. 202-554-9100.

ZOO BAR The Idle Americans, Friday. 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-4225.


BENTZ STREET SPORTS BAR Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Friday. 6 S. Bentz St., Frederick. 301-620-2222. $10.

BRANDED 72 D.C. Motors, Friday; open-mike night, Tuesday. 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. 301-275-7459. No cover charge.

BUSHWALLER'S Karma Issue, Friday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAT'S EYE PUB Bad Neighbors, Friday; Rob Hughes and the Heaters, Saturday early show; Garry Cogdell and the Complainers, Saturday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday; Patty Reese and Dave Chappell, Sunday late show; Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday; the Idle Americans, Tuesday; Automatic Slim, Wednesday; Pete Kanares Blues Band, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866 or

CHAMPIONS Lucky U, Friday. 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.

LEXINGTON MARKET The Idle Americans, Friday. 400 W. Lexington St., Baltimore. 410-685-6169. No cover charge.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Young Dubliners, Tuesday. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545 or $22.50.

STAR DINER The Sandra Dean Band, Friday; Redline, Saturday. 705 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg. 301-921-8222.


BANGKOK BLUES Mike Thorton and the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra, Friday. 926 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-0095 or

BIRCHMERE Deanna Bogart, Tom Principato Band, Friday, $25; Gato Barbieri, Saturday, $45. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500, 703-573-7328 or

BRITTANY'S Mike Leverone, Friday. 12449 Dillingham Sq., Woodbridge. 703-730-0728.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/CHANTILLY Jackson Jill, Saturday; Willem Dicke, Tuesday. 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-502-3925.

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

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

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

DOGWOOD TAVERN Buster Brown, Friday; Phil Kominski, Saturday; Willem Dicke, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

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

FIREFLIES Nathan Pollard, Friday; Brad Lindy Quartet, Saturday; Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Sunday; Jeff Stapleton, Thursday early show; Alex Culbreth, Thursday late show; Tim O'Connor, Thursday latest show. 1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-548-7200.

IOTA Juniper Lane, Reni Lane, Friday, $12; the U-Liners, Saturday, $15; open mike, Wednesday. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

J.V.'S Bad Influence Band, Friday; the 40 Dollar Fine Band, Saturday early show; the Lisa Lim Blues Band, Saturday late show; Drew Holland and Jerry Bresee, Sunday early show; open-mike blues jam with Oz and the Revue, Sunday late show; the Idle Americans, Monday; Becca Rae from Nashville, Tuesday; open mike with Bob and Martha and the band, Wednesday; Roger Hart and the Alpha Dog Blues Band, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA Thomas, Friday, $10; Bob, Almost Kings, Friday, $10; Boys Will Be Boys, Bobby Faithful Life on High, Pathway to Providence, McTwist, Ever Since Ebbwood, Cowabunga, Sunday, $10; Sparks the Rescue, Anarbor, the Narrative, the Dialogue, Wednesday, $10; Yorrelle, Thursday, $15. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

JAXX So Damn Thirsty, Pain, the Buried, One Slack Mind, All Access, Saturday, $12; the Dead End Dropouts, Virginia Valentine, Infamous, Steven Brian and more, Sunday, $10. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

KILROY'S Mike Leverone Duo, Saturday. 5250 Port Royal Rd., Springfield. 703-321-7733.

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

O'FAOLAIN'S IRISH PUB Keegan Corbey, Friday; Paul Kehoe and Paddy's Land, Saturday; Dean Pettersson, Thursday. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

PAT TROY'S John Longbottom, Friday. 111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-549-4535.

RAGTIME One Ton Wonton, Friday; open-mike night, Sunday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS New Day Rising, Friday; Justin Sheehy, Saturday; Steve McWilliams, Wednesday; Matt Fanuele, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

RED HOT & BLUE - FAIRFAX Tender Polman, Friday. 4150 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. 703-218-6989.

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Judge Smith, Friday; Shane Gamble, Tuesday; Matt Fanuele, Wednesday; Dan Fisk, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Ted Garber, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS Identity Crisis, Saturday; Lenny Burridge, Tuesday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

SULLY'S Kicking Norma, Friday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE Jackson Jill, Friday; Bloody Meri, Wednesday; Johnny Castle's Thrillbillys, Thursday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

TIFFANY TAVERN New Mode Grass, Friday; Rattlesnake Hill, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

219 Gina DeSimone and the Moaners, Friday. 219 King St., Alexandria. 703-549-1141.

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