Friday, October 30, 2009


Prices listed where available.


The District

BLACK CAT The Vic Chesnutt Band, Friday, $13; Bhangraween 2009 with DJ Rekha, Saturday, $15; Saul Williams & Living Colour, the Smyrk, Sunday, $20; the Chance, Chris Grier, Monday, $8; Girls, Real Estate, Tuesday, $12; Hex Machine, Fight Amp, Sons of Disobedience, Wednesday, $8; Kurt Vile and the Violators, Thursd ay, $12. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960, 202-397-7328 or

CLYDE'S/GEORGETOWN Tim Metz, Tuesday; David Andrew Smith, Thursday. 3236 M St. NW. 202-333-9180.

COMET PING PONG Curious Mystery, the Tennis System, DJ Provoke, Sunday. 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-0404.

DC9 Liberation Dance Party, Friday, $7; Nouveau Riche, Saturday, $8; Herman Dune and Julie Doiron, Tuesday, $12; Growing, Wednesday, $12; Mother, Casper Bangs, Thursday, $8. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000 or

RIOT ACT Michael Price Quartet, Saturday. 1610 14th St. NW. 202-625-6229. $8.

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

KRAMERBOOKS Dave Goodrich, Friday. 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.

MADAM'S ORGAN Lex Grey & The Urban Pioneers, Friday-Saturday; Hair Of the Dog, Sunday; One Nite Stand, Monday; the Johnny Artis Band, Tuesday; Bob Perilla & the Big Hillbilly Bluegrass Band, Wednesday; Patrick Alban & the Noche Latina, Thursday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

9:30 CLUB Cypress Hill, Saturday, $35; Mayday Parade, the Academy Is. . . , Set Your Goals, the Secret Handshake, You Me at Six, Sunday, $15; Simian Mobile Disco, JDH and Dave P, the Phenomenal Handclap Band, Sunday, $20; the Get Up Kids, Kevin Devine, the Life and Times, Tuesday, $21; Wolfmother, Thenewno2, Heartless Bastards, Wednesday, $30; Modeselektor, Thursday, $20. 815 V St. NW. 202-265-0930 or

THE RED AND THE BLACK The Mighty Heard, Mello-D and the Rados, Bomani Armah, Navi the Swami, Friday, $8; Road House Halloween with the Swayze, Saturday, $5; Laura Meyer, Stripmall Ballads, Will Scott, Sunday, $6; the Van Burens, Tuesday, $6; Doug Keith, Wednesday, $8; Motion Turns It On, Prisms, Thursday, $6. 1212 H St. NE. 202-399-3201 or

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL Caverns, Office of Future Plans, Imperial China, Bop Beetle, Friday, $10; Captured! By Robots, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Bonjour Ganeshi, Saturday, $10; the King Khan & BBQ Show, Monday, $15; Liam Finn & Eliza Jane, Miracle Fortress, Tuesday, $15; DJ's Obeyah & Baronhawk Poitier, Wednesday, free. 1353 H St. NE. 202-388-7625 or

VELVET LOUNGE The Massive Velvet Halloween, Saturday; Spelling for Bees, Tuesday; Andalusians (dischord), Art Department, Redettes, Wednesday; the Art of Shooting, Gaslight Society, the Mean Ideas, the Vanguard, Thursday. 915 U St. NW. 202-462-3213 or

ZOO BAR Hot Rods & Old Gas, Friday; open blues jam with the Big Boy Little Band, Thursday. 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-4225. No cover charge.


BEACH COVE Open blues jam with Wolf and Hot Rods & Old Gas, Wednesday. 8416 Bayside Rd., Chesapeake Beach. 443-550-3342. No cover charge.

BENTZ STREET SPORTS BAR Night Hawks, Friday. 6 S. Bentz St., Frederick. 301-620-2222. $10.

BOLGER CENTER The Crimestopper, Saturday. 9600 Newbridge Dr., Potomac. 301-983-7565. No cover charge.

BRANDED '72 Half Shell Band, Friday. 387 E. Gude Dr., Rockville. 301-340-8596. No cover charge.

BUSHWALLER'S Ten Feet Tall, Friday; Karma Issue, Saturday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAT'S EYE PUB Nate Myers and the Aces, Friday; Tony Denikos Band, Saturday early show; Jay Cleaver & the Loveleaders, Saturday late show; Steve Kramer & the Bluesicians, Sunday early show; Patty Reese and Dave Chappell, Sunday late show; the Phil Cunneff New Quartet, Monday; Matt Kelley and the Idle Americans, Tuesday; Automatic Slim, Wednesday; Pete Kanares Blues Band, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866 or

CHAMPIONS Dimestore Profit, Friday; Reagan Years, Saturday. 5205 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 301-846-0089.

CLYDE'S/CHEVY CHASE Station 1201, Saturday. 5441 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-951-9600.

DRIFT AWAY BAR & GRILL Hot Rods & Old Gas, Saturday. 12364 Neale Sound Dr., Cobb Island. 301-259-0333.

FLANAGAN'S The Brandon Combs Band, Friday; Too Damn Big Orchestra, Saturday; Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday; Second Wind Bandits, Wednesday; Sean Chyun, Thursday. 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-951-0115 or

NEW DEAL CAFE Long Time Coming, Friday; the Galt Line, Saturday; Blue Dog, Wednesday. 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642 or No cover charge.

OTTOBAR The Old West Haunted Saloon Polkadot Cadaver Halloween Jamboree, Saturday; the Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch, Toxic Holocaust, Trap Them and Surroundings, Monday; Gwen Stacy, Ice Nine Kills, Stray From the Path, From This Point On and Life Worth Living, Tuesday; A Wilhelm Scream, Living With Lions, the Riot Before, the Side Affects, Idleminds, Wednesday; Brother Ali, Evidence, Toki Wright, Thursday. 2549 N. Howard St., Baltimore. 410-662-0069.

RAMS HEAD LIVE Halloween Costume Party: Tribute Meltdown with the Scott Gately Band, Holy Hell, Shout at the Devil, Snowblind & Ear Candy, Friday; the Legwarmers, Saturday; A Cool Stick, Lowercase Blues, Shook, Thursday. 20 Market Pl., Baltimore. 410-244-8854, 410-244-1131 or $10.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN Patty Loveless, Saturday; Blues Traveler, Sunday and Monday, $75; Dave Mason, Tuesday, $48.50; Jesse Cook, Wednesday, $35. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-4545 or

SONAR Lotus, Big In Japan, the Egg, Saturday, $20-$25; Vader, Decrepit Birth, Warbringer, the Amenta, Augury, Wednesday, $17-$20. 407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore. 410-327-8333 or


BANGKOK BLUES Open blues jam with Wolf and Hot Rods & Old Gas, Sunday. 926 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-0095 or

BIRCHMERE Bill Kirchen and the Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods, Friday, $25; A Fine Frenzy, Among the Oak & Ash, Landon Pigg, Saturday, $25; Patty Loveless, Sunday, $45; American Revival featuring Uncle Earl, Sierra Hull & Highway 111 and the Dixie Bee-Liners, Monday, $29.50; Jesse Cook, Tuesday, $25; Gerald Albright, Thursday, $35. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500, 703-573-7328 or

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

BRITTANY'S Matt Davis, Friday; Furious George, Saturday; Jon Fritz, Wednesday; Amanda Jordan Karaoke, Thursday. 12449 Dillingham Sq., Woodbridge. 703-730-0728.

BUNGALOW BILLIARDS/CHANTILLY Hellenback, Saturday; Tommy Rothman, Tuesday. 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-502-3925.

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

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

CLYDE'S/ALEXANDRIA Fran Scuderi, Thursday. 1700 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-820-8300.

CLYDE'S/BROADLANDS Sol Creech, Friday; Jason Masi, Saturday. 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Broadlands. 703-820-8300.

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

DOGWOOD TAVERN Nate Ihara, Friday; the Rob Hornfeck Enterprise, Saturday; Phil Kominski, Thursday. 132 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-8333.

FAT TUESDAY'S Chainsaw Baby, Numa, NFC, Friday; Kid Architect, the Polentials, Poormans Lobster, Saturday. 10673 Braddock Rd., Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

IOTA Open mike, Wednesday; Emmet Swimming, Jukebox Serenade, Thursday. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340 or

J.V.'S JB Beverly and the Wayward Drifters, Friday; Cold Steel Benders, Saturday early show; the Bad Influence, Saturday late show; Drew Holland and Jerry Bresee, Sunday early show; open mike with Oz and the Revue, Sunday late show; open acoustic mike night with Dianna and Mike, Monday; Becca Rae and her Band, Tuesday; open mike with Bob Hume and Band, Wednesday; JP McDermott and Western Bop, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504 or

JAMMIN' JAVA The Downtown Fiction, Cash Cash, Amely, Friday; Cerca Trova, the Automatics, the Splints, Hero of the Beach, Solace Sovay, Saturday; A Bob Halloween, the D.R.A.M.A. Kings, Saturday; Rock n' Roll Songwriters Circle, Sunday; Richard Shindell, Antje Duvekot, Wednesday; Chatham County Line, Thursday. 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or

JAXX Vains of Jenna, Dirty Penny, Seventh Vail, Mercenary, Shokkher, Final Retribution, Friday, $13; Halloween Havoc, This Time It's War, and more, Saturday, $12; Krass Judgement, Transgression, Brutallion, Deranged Theory, Prodigium, Saturday, $12; the 69 Eyes, Dommin, the Becoming, Sunday, $20; Powerman 5000, Sordid, Switch56, the Rejected, Wednesday, $20. 6355 Rolling Rd., Springfield. 703-569-5940 or

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

MEDITERRANEAN BREEZE Jim Counter, Wednesday. 20693 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. 703-726-1045.

O'FAOLAIN'S IRISH PUB Radio Gumbo, Friday. 20921 Davenport Dr., Sterling. 703-444-9796.

OLD BROGUE The Pocket Band, Friday and Saturday; Fynesound, Sunday; Tom Blood and Bill Enderlin, Wednesday; open mike night, Thursday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

PAOLO'S/RESTON Radio Gumbo, Saturday. 11898 Market St., Reston. 703-318-8920.

PAT TROY'S Brook Yoder, Friday-Saturday; Lee Davenport, Sunday; Pat Garvey, Wednesday-Thursday. 111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-549-4535.

RAGTIME Grizzly, Saturday; open mike night, Sunday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RAMPARTS Tender Polman Band, Friday; DC Motors, Saturday; Shane Gamble, Wednesday; Eddie Pasa, Thursday. 1700 Fern St., Alexandria. 703-998-6616.

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

SHOOTER MCGEE'S Matt Fanuele, Friday; Roger Henderson, Tuesday; Tommy Rothman, Wednesday; Joe Bernui, Thursday. 5239 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-751-9266.

SOUTHSIDE 815 Hall Vought, Tuesday. 815 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-836-6222.

STATE THEATRE Lez Zeppelin, Friday, $17-$19; Dave Mason, Sunday, $23; the New Mastersounds, the Higher Hands, ForQuarters Collective, Thursday, $15. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300 or

STONEWALL'S Simple Man, Friday. 44050 Woodbridge Pkwy., Leesburg. 703-729-4081.

SULLY'S Bam Bam, Friday; Evick, Saturday. 14513 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE The Karma Issue, Friday; Smylin Jack, Saturday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

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

VILLAGE WHARF Anonymous Brave, Friday. 7966 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. 703-765-0661.

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