British DJ Paul Oakenfold has a huge buzz in the techno/dance world, and he arrives on these shores to spin several hours of music at Sting on Friday, along with his partner Dave Ralph (202/828-1984).
After Saturday's D.C. United soccer match at RFK Stadium, there's a concert for radio station Z-104's third birthday, featuring C-Note, Venga Boys, Divine and L.F.O. (202/432-7328). Nashville songwriter Paul Burch came out of Montgomery County but sings some of the finest original old-school country anywhere. He'll play Saturday at the Metro Cafe along with local rockers Dana Cerick & the Conveyors of Pain, Big Orange Pop, Bombardier Jones and the Delphs. At the Velvet Lounge Saturday, it's the final show of iconoclastic country/blues/rock/jam/noise band the Kingdom of Leisure, whose unique take on things will be missed (202/462-3213).
Those impressive folks at Transparent Productions put on another worthy show Saturday night as free jazz drummer William Hooker performs at GWU's Phillips Hall (Room B120), with his quartet (301/884-5125). Saturday at the Black Cat, it's the Upper Crust, a band that plays good old '70s-sounding hard rock dressed up in 18th-century outfits, powdered wigs and all.
Sunday at Wolf Trap, it's Wynonna, with opening act Radney Foster, who keeps cranking out smart country music (703/255-1860). Local jazz is showcased Sunday at Carter Barron with Davey Yarborough, Ron Holloway, Ken Navarro, Visions 20/20 and many more (202/432-7328). The nonprofit group Women 'N Rock hosts an all-day benefit Sunday to fight heart disease, with Big Village, Lava, Esmirelda, Terri Seymour and others, at Fort Hunt Park (advance tickets only, 703/658-9450). Sunday night, Jaxx has hot electronica act Ozric Tentacles (with Star People) (703/569-5940). Wednesday at Jaxx, it's legendary British bluesman John Mayall. Thursday, the Kennedy Center hosts "The Americanos Concert," featuring Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, Sheila E, Jose Feliciano, Paquito D'Rivera and Israel Lopez Cachao (202/467-4600).