Friday, August 28, 2009


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The District

BLACK CAT These United States, Hoots & Hellmouth, Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, Saturday, $10; the Scare, Landmines and Black Shade, Sunday, $8; Ear Pwr, Toro y Moi, Monday, $8; Celebration, Tuesday, $10; Pygmy Lush, Little Gold and Des Ark, Wednesday, $8; Coco Rosie, Thursday, $15. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960, 202-397-7328 or

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS Wallace Roney, Friday-Saturday; Wallace Roney, Sunday. 2003 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800 or $25.

COMET PING PONG Imperial China, the Tennis System, Themantis, Saturday. 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-0404. No cover charge.

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $6; the Nine @ DC9 Hosted by Justin Trawick, Sunday, $8; SMS Trivia, Monday, no cover charge; Sing for China Tour, Monday, $8; Solillaquists of Sound, Tuesday, $10; George Karos, Wednesday, $6. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

HARD ROCK CAFE Jon and Ben Carroll, Thursday. 999 E St. NW. 202-737-7625.

MADAM'S ORGAN Eli Cook, Friday; Bobby Parker and the Blues Night Band, Saturday; Lucky Dub, Sunday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

9:30 CLUB DJs Will Eastman and Brian Billion, Friday; Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek), Slaughterhouse, Slum Village, Supernatural and Pete Rock, Monday; Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime with Scotty Don't, Ballyhoo! and Shoreline, Tuesday; Apoptygma Berzerk, Wednesday; the Wallflowers, Thursday. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930 or

THE RED AND THE BLACK Knock Off Johnson, the Wax Standard, Ho Chi Minh Quartet Offensive, Overkill Again, Friday, $6; the Valley Arena, Roadside Graves, Saturday, $6; Catfish Haven, Stranger Waves, Sunday, $8; the Charm Offensive, Lanterns, Drunken Banshees, Free Electric State, Monday, $8. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL "Moonwalk's Prelude" (Michael Jackson Dance Party), Friday, $15; Mother Mother, Paul Michel, We Were Pirates, Saturday, $10. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

TWINS JAZZ Thad Wilson, Friday-Saturday. 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072 or $15.

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


BEACH COVE Blues jam open mike with Wolf, Wednesday. 8416 Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 301-855-0025. No cover charge.

BUSHWALLER'S Uncle Chunky, Friday; Rebels in Rehab, Saturday; Michael Patricks, Sunday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAT'S EYE PUB Nothin' But Trouble, Friday; Nothin' But Trouble, Saturday early show; Swingin' Swamis, Saturday late show; Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians, Sunday early show; Timmy Shelley Band, Sunday late show; Phil Cunneff Jazz Trio, Monday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866 or

CHAMPIONS Faded Fortune, Friday; the Reagan Years, 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.

FLANAGAN'S The Brandon Combs Band, Friday; Fatskey, Saturday; Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday. 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-0115 or

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

NEW DEAL CAFE Rio Garage Bossa Nova, Saturday; Lonesome Pines, Sunday; Delmark Goldfarb, Tuesday. 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642. No cover charge.

STAR DINER Redline, Friday; Platform Soul, Saturday. 705 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg. 301-921-8222.


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

BIRCHMERE Dick Dale with Jimmy Dale, Friday, $25; Kim Waters, Saturday, $27.50; Teena Marie, Monday, $75; Living Colour, Tuesday, $35; Peter Frampton, Wednesday, $75; Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Thursday, $25. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500, 703-573-7328 or

BRITTANY'S Drew Stevyns, Friday; Mike Mincin, Saturday. 12449 Dillingham Sq., Woodbridge. 703-730-0728.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/CHANTILLY Mojo, Saturday. 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-502-3925.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/FRANCONIA Johnstone Reggae Band, Saturday. 7003-C Manchester Blvd., Alexandria. 703-924-8730.

CARMELLO'S Barry Charlton, Friday; Steve McWilliams, Saturday. 9108 Center St., Manassas. 703-368-5522.

CHATEAU O'BRIAN Dave Goodrich, Saturday. 3238 Railstop Rd., Markham. 540-364-6441. $15.

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

DOGWOOD TAVERN Buster Brown, Friday; Steve, Claire and the Picnic Bears, Saturday; Jason Mafi, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

DOUGHERTY'S Cover Up, Friday; Twist of Faite, Saturday. 2055 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Stafford. 540-657-8985.

FAST EDDIE'S Grand Theft Auto, Friday. 14114 Lee Hwy., Centreville. 703-266-8888.

FAT TUESDAY'S Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G-String, Friday; M3B Band, Saturday. 10673 Braddock Rd., Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

FIRESIDE GRILL Jon Fritz, Thursday. 9000 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton. 703-372-1923.

GALAXY HUT Ilad, Sunday; More Humans, Monday. 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-525-8646 or

IOTA The Justin Trawick Group and Shane Gamble, Friday, $12; the Justin Trawick Group with the DJ Williams Projekt, Saturday, $12; the Rescues with AM, Sunday, $15; Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys with Eilen Jewell, Tuesday, $16; open mike, Wednesday. 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 Idle Americans, Friday; Cold Steel Benders, Saturday early show; Wicked Jezabel, Saturday; the DC 3 Band, Sunday early show; Billy Hancock and his band, Sunday; Becca Rae Band, Monday; the Twangmasters, Tuesday; open mike with Bob and Martha and band, Wednesday; JP McDermott and the Western Bop, Thursday; JP McDermott and the Western Bop, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA Paul and Storm, Friday; Future, Mem, Friday; Hotspur, Elevation, the Influence, Matthew McGinn, Saturday. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or $10.

JAXX Masque, Coastal Vibrations, Feed God Cabbage, Ballyhoo! and more, Sunday. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or $12.

KILROY'S Drew Stevyns, 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. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

OLD BROGUE Tender Polman Band, Friday-Saturday; Timmie Metz, Wednesday; open-mike night, Thursday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

RAGTIME Steve Andricos and Tim Smith, Friday; Emergence, Saturday; open-mike night, Sunday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS Marshall Artz, Friday; the Boonesfarmers, Saturday; Gantzer and Groover, Wednesday; Gantzer and Groover, Wednesday; Matt Fanuele, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

RED HOT & BLUE - FAIRFAX Kevin James, Friday; Jon Fritz, Saturday. 4150 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. 703-218-6989.

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Tommy Gann, Friday; Ted Hovis, Tuesday; Mike Leverone, Wednesday; Damian Grasso, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SPANKYS SHENANIGANS The Electric Company, Friday; Harmless Prank, Saturday. 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-2454.

STATE THEATRE The Soft Parade, Friday, $14; MJ Birthday Dance Party, Saturday, $10. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or

SULLY'S Smylin Jack, Friday; Relayer, Saturday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE Drivin Blind, Friday; Cover Up, Saturday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

THURSDAY'S SPORTS BAR JJDJ Entertainment & JJDJ Radio, Friday. 7901 Heritage Village Plaza, Gainesville. 571-261-1730.

TIFFANY TAVERN City Farm, Friday; the Shaw Brothers, 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.

VILLAGE WHARF Steve Smith and the Meteors, Friday. 7966 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. 703-765-0661.

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