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ANDY'S -- Angie Miller & Meg Murray, Friday; Radio Mosaic, Saturday. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown, Md. 410-778-6779.

APEHANGERS -- Up the Ante, Friday; Big Fat Skinny, Saturday. 9100 Crain Hwy., Bel Alton, Md. 301-753-1650.

ASCOT -- Alioune M'Bayender, Sunday. 1708 L St. NW. 202-296-7640.

BACKYARD BAR & GRILL -- Variance, Saturday. 13999 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-802-6400.

BASIN STREET -- Less Traveled, Friday; the Plunge, Saturday; the Excentrics, Sunday; Joe Daniels, Tuesday; the Crow Valley Band, Thursday. 45965 Regal Plaza, Sterling, Va. 703-404-3300.

BEN'S WHOLE HOG BBQ -- Tornado Alley, Friday; Johnny Tsak and Johnson County Sheriffs, Saturday; Wharfratz, Sunday; Tim Logan & Honky Tonk Deluxe, Monday; Remnant, Tuesday; Bugsnakewilly, Thursday. 7422 Old Centreville Rd., Manassas. 703-331-5980.

BLACK CAT -- Vanity Champ, Land Speed Records and the Spoils of NW, Friday; the Shakedowns, the Goons and Alphabet Bombers, Saturday. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960 or 202-667-4490.

BOBBY B'S -- Bob Berger & the Going Back Band, Wednesday-Thursday. 2132 Turkey Pt., Rd., Essex. 410-687-8838.

BUNGALO BILLIARDS/CASCADES -- Patty Reese, Tuesday. 46300 McClellan Way, Sterling. 703-421-3776.

BUNGALO BILLIARDS/CHANTILLY -- Ted Garber, Tuesday. 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-502-3925.

BUNGALO BILLIARDS/SHIRLINGTON -- Roger Henderson, Tuesday. 2766 Arlington Mill Rd., Arlington. 703-578-0020.

CAT'S EYE PUB -- The Hula Monsters, Friday; Nightstreet and Donegal's X-Press, Saturday; Steve Kraemer & Bluescians and the Barn Burners, Sunday; Brian Kendig's Band, Tuesday; Muleman, Wednesday; Dame's Rocket, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866.

CHAMPIONS/FREDERICK -- Crushing Day, Friday; the Sandra Dean Band, Saturday. 5205 Buckeystown Pk., Frederick. 301-846-0089.

CHAMPIONS/LAUREL -- My Hero Zero, Friday. 904 Upper Fairlawn Ave., Laurel. 301-604-1300.

CHAMPIONS/ROCKVILLE -- Rob & Max, Saturday. 1776 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. 301-231-4949.

CLARENDON GRILL -- Ki Theory and Tragic Thieves, Wednesday. 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington. 703-524-7455.

FAST EDDIE'S/ALEXANDRIA -- Schizophonic, Friday. 6220 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. 703-660-9444.

FAST EDDIE'S/FAIRFAX -- Cheap Date, Friday; N-Dowed, Saturday. 9687 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-385-7529.

FOXCHASE TAVERN -- Bittersweet, Friday; Clockwork, Saturday. 20789 Great Falls Plaza, Potomac Falls. 703-444-8666.

GALAXY HUT -- Chester and From Quagmire, Sunday. 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-525-8646.

GREAT FALLS TAVERN -- Greg Gottlieb, Friday; Laurence McKenna, Saturday. 9835 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-4770.

GRIFF'S PLACE -- Ty Braddock & the Branded Men, Friday; J.P. McDermott, Saturday. 5500 Olney-Laytonsville Rd., Olney. 301-926-0100.

GRILLE 88 -- Michelle Walker, Friday; Jessica Lynn, Saturday; Ralph Davis, Tuesday; Scott Henrichsen, Wednesday; Chad Dinzes, Thursday. 1910 18th St. NW. 202-588-5288.

GROG AND TANKARD -- Canadian Invasion, Phil N. and the Blank, Friday; Gritzky, Joe Lies and Crawling Home, Saturday; open mike, Monday; Mooshoo Porkastern and Moon Tree, Thursday. 2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-3114.

HALF MOON BBQ -- Open mike with Bill Kirchen, Tuesday. 8235 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-585-1290.

HYATT FAIR LAKES -- Phil Levine, Friday. 12777 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax. 703-818-1234.

IOTA -- Jason Mraz and Niki Barr, Tuesday. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340.

ISLAND JIM'S -- The KGB Band, Wednesday. 901 Monroe St. NE. 202-529-4002.

JAXX -- Supermack, Margret Heater and Ethix, Friday; Big Deal, Saturday; Dog Fashion Disco, Sunday; Tony Levin and the Michael Sheppard Group, Tuesday. 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

J.J. MULDOON'S -- Double Dog Dare, Saturday; Jack Left Town, Sunday; Harry Traynham, Wednesday. 16143 Shady Grove Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-8866.

J.V.'S -- Rick Cooper & Third Shift, Friday; Honky Tonk Confidential, Saturday; Dave Elliott's Redneck Jazz, Sunday; open mike with Vernon Santmyer, Wednesday; the Seductones, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504.

NATION -- Avril Lavigne, SEV, Smilez and Southstar, Sunday. 1015 Half St. SE. 202-554-1500 or 202-432-7328.

9:30 CLUB -- Patti Smith, Friday; Clutch, Sixty Watt Shaman and Jesuseater, Saturday; 2 Skinnee Js and MacGregor, Thursday. 815 V St. NW. 202-393-0930 or 703-218-6500.

O'BRIEN'S -- The Michael Heaven Band, Sunday. 113 Main St., Annapolis. 410-269-0099.

OUTTA THE WAY CAFE -- The Newports, Saturday. 17503 Redland Rd., Rockville. 301-963-6895.

RAM'S HEAD TAVERN -- DaVinci's Notebook, Friday; Grey Eye Glances, Saturday; Tommy Lepson and Dean Rosenthal & the Resophonics, Sunday; Sean Kelly & Tom Askins, Tuesday. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-5111 or 410-268-4545.

RHODESIDE GRILL -- Johnstone, Friday. 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

RIVERSIDE GRILL -- Laurence McKenna, Friday. 3050 K St. NW. 202-342-3535.

ROCKBOTTOM BREWERY -- Shane Gamble, Saturday; Eric & Friends, Wednesday; Tom McGuire, Thursday. 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-516-7688.

ROCKBOTTOM BREWERY -- Jonasay, Friday; Seedbox, Saturday. 7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-1311.

SHARK CLUB -- Countershade, Friday; Punch Buggy & Slider, Saturday; Evick, Tuesday. 8794 Sacramento Dr., Alexandria. 703-360-8283.

SOUTH RIDING INN -- Mercy Creek, Friday. 43090 Peacock Market Square, South Riding. 703-327-8055.

STATE THEATRE -- The Grandsons and the Karl Straub Combo, Friday. 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300.

SULLY'S -- The Pete Evick Band, Wednesday. 14513 Lee Jackson Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE -- Tom Principato, Friday; Johnny Artis, Saturday; Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun, Thursday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

TALIANO'S -- Open mike, Tuesday. 7001B Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. 301-270-5515.

T.T. REYNOLDS -- Swagman, Saturday. 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 703-591-9292.

UNCLE SAM'S -- Quiet Fire, Friday; Tom Principato, Saturday. 1440 Central Park Blvd., Fredericksburg. 540-787-1990.

VICKI'S -- Open mike, Tuesday. 1928 Ninth St. NW. 202-265-2889.

WHITLOW'S ON WILSON -- Memphis Gold, Friday; the Crow Valley Blues Band, Saturday. 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-276-9693.

WILLOW TREE -- Open mike with John Harbison, Wednesday. 19550 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-948-8832.

ZIG'S -- Gravy Train and Granian, Friday; British Andy, Saturday; Cinema 8, Monday; open mike with Jon Kaplan, Tuesday. 4531 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-2777.

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BALDWIN'S STATION -- The Boney Fingers, Wednesday. 7618 Main St., Sykesville. 410-795-1041.

BIRCHMERE -- Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Friday-Saturday; the Al Dimeola Band, Thursday. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500.

BRADY'S -- 28 South, Friday; Whop Frazier, Saturday; SKB Project, Tuesday; Peace by Piece, Wednesday; Lawrence McKenna, Thursday. 8971 Center St., Manassas. 703-369-1469.

BUSHWALLER'S -- Pete Papageorge, Wednesday. 209 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-695-6988.

CAFE MOZART -- Temur Tsaguria, Saturday and Thursday; George Gerich, Friday. 1331 H St., NW. 202-347-5732.

CHESAPEAKE BAY BEACH CLUB -- Sean Lane, Thursday. 500 Marina Club Rd., Stevensville. 410-604-1933.

CHI-CHA -- French Connection, Sunday; Duende Camaron, Monday; Con Candela, Tuesday; Patrick de Santos & Dan Reynolds, Wednesday; Los del Barrio, Thursday. 1624 U St. NW. 202-234-8400.

FLANAGAN'S -- Brian Coughlan, Friday-Saturday; Kevin James, Tuesday-Thursday. 7637 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-986-1007.

49 WEST COFFEEHOUSE -- The Mary Byrd Brown Project, Friday. 49 West St., Annapolis. 410-626-9796.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL -- Joseph Cunliffe & Giorgia Cavallaro, Sunday brunch. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-342-0444.

FRIENDLY INN -- Open mike, Thursday. 11074 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. 410-531-5510.

GUA-RAPO -- Gibraltar, Sunday; French Connection, Monday; Duende Camaron, Tuesday; Folie a Trois, Wednesday; Patrick De Santos, Dan Reynolds & Ivan Navas, Thursday. 2039 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-528-6500.

IRELAND'S OWN -- Brendan's Voyage, Friday-Saturday; Mary Smith, Sunday; Jim & Holly Lawrence, Monday; Pat Garvey, Tuesday-Thursday. 111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-549-4535.

MADAM'S ORGAN -- Bob Perilla & Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, Wednesday. 2461 18th St. NW. 202-667-5370.

MOON CAFE -- Open mike, Thursday. 137 Prince George St., Annapolis. 410-280-1956.

OLD BROGUE -- Sanford & Lena, Friday-Saturday; Dusty Rose, Wednesday. 760 Walker Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-3309.

PARKER'S -- Ted Garber, Sunday. 4824 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-6366.

RAGTIME -- Cuban Stack, Wednesday; Nate Ihara & Buddy Speirs, Thursday. 1345 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington. 703-243-4003.

RESTON-HERNDON FOLK CLUB -- Open mike, Tuesday Tortilla Factory, 648 Elden St., Herndon. 703-437-7766.

ST. ELMO'S COFFEE PUB -- David Morreale, Friday; Julia Rose, Saturday; Pam Steinfeld, Wednesday. 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-739-9268.

SOHO TEA & COFFEE -- Open mike with Marge Calhoun, Wednesday. 2150 P St. NW. 202-463-7646.

STARBUCKS/LEESBURG -- Bruce Piephoff, Tuesday. 531-D E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-443-9251.

STARBUCKS/MT. WASHINGTON -- Bruce Piephoff, Wednesday. 1340 Smith Ave., Baltimore. 410-435-6530.

STARBUCKS/McLEAN -- Jack Quigley and Ogun, Thursday. 6214 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. 703-241-9482.

STARBUCKS/OAKTON -- Bill Parsons, Thursday. 2924 Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton. 703-242-8244.

STARBUCKS/STERLING -- Bruce Piephoff, Thursday. 21021 S. Banks St., Sterling. 703-421-0932.

TIFFANY TAVERN -- Bad Dog, Friday; the Dixie Cannonballs, Saturday; open mike, Monday-Thursday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

WHITLOW'S ON WILSON -- Open mike with Kenny Haddaway, Sunday. 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-276-9693.