Nightclubs

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AFTERWORDS -- Blues Museum, Friday. 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1462.

BACKSTREETS CAFE -- Open mike with John Harbison, Thursday. 12352 Wilkens Ave., Rockville. 301-984-0394.

BIRCHMERE -- Kim Richey and Catie Curtis, Friday; Tuck & Patti, Saturday; G. Love & Special Sauce and Tristan Prettyman, Saturday; the Bacon Brothers, Wednesday-Thursday. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500.

BLACK CAT -- Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Friday; the Shakedowns, Saturday; the Unicorns, Arcade Fire and Death From Above, Sunday; Man Man and Aqui, Monday; the Fake Accents and Kudzu Wish, Tuesday; Braid, Minus the Bear and Murder By Death, Wednesday; None More Black and the Loved Ones, Thursday. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960 or 202-667-4490.

BLUES ALLEY -- Buzz Cason, Walter Egan, Eric Brace, Carol Gaylor, Ken Giese and Danielle Westphal, Monday. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141.

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

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS -- David Cole & Main Street Blues, Thursday. 2001 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800.

BRAVO'S -- Andre Fox, Friday. 11250 James Shwartz Circle, Fairfax. 703-352-0260.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS -- Twisted Fate, Saturday. 1638 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg. 540-548-8048.

CANTINA MARINA -- Marco Gonzalez, Friday; Gary Smallwood, Saturday; Brad Pugh, Sunday; Willem Dicke, Thursday. 600 Water St. SW. 202-554-8396.

CAT'S EYE PUB -- Bad Neighbors, Friday; P.J. Ellis & the Witchdoctors, Saturday afternoon; Roger Gerke & the Funky Twisters, Saturday night; the Jaded Saints, Sunday; T.T. Tucker & Bum's Rush, Tuesday; the Muleman, Wednesday; Dame's Rocket, Thursday. 1730 Thames St., Baltimore. 410-276-9866.

CHAMPIONS/LAUREL -- Charlie Don't Surf, Saturday. 904 Upper Fairlawn Ave., Laurel. 301-604-1300.

CLARENDON GRILL -- Gonzo's Nose, Friday; Jake & Joe, Wednesday; Boogiehawg, Thursday. 1101 N. Highland St., Arlington. 703-524-7455.

CLUBHOUSE -- Salty Dawgs, Saturday. 9008 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-331-0998.

CLYDE'S -- Rob & Max, Saturday. 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. 410-730-2829.

CLYDE'S -- John Harbison & Jim Preston, Monday;John Luskey, Tuesday;Fran Scuderi, Wednesday. 3236 M St. NW. 202-333-9180.

COWBOY CAFE NORTH -- Jake Laufer, Saturday. 4792 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-243-8010.

COYOTE UGLY -- Joe Daniels, Friday. 717 6th St. NW. 202-589-0016.

CRAB HOUSE -- Marcel, Wednesday. 12831 Fair Lakes Pkwy., Fairfax. 703-968-2601.

CRYSTAL CITY SPORTS PUB -- Schizophonic, Wednesday. 529 S. 23rd St., Arlington. 703-521-8215.

DC9 -- Carroway and the Argument, Saturday; Missing Pilots, Monday; Sentai, Dance, Dance El Captain and Black Castle, Thursday. 1940 Ninth St. NW. 202-483-5000.

DUKE'S -- Free Flowing Musical Experience, Friday. 1755 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-838-9600.

FADO IRISH PUB -- Franklin Lounge, Saturday. 808 7th St. NW. 202-789-0066.

FAST EDDIE'S/FAIRFAX -- The Johnny Artis Band, Friday; Quiet Fire, Saturday; High Maintenance, Wednesday. 9687 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-385-7529.

FIRESTONE'S -- Phil Hinton, Friday; Ingrid Blazer, Saturday; Blue Nevada, Thursday. 105 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-663-0330.

FLANAGAN'S -- Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday. 7637 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-986-1007.

FUNK BOX -- Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience and Stone Gato, Friday; (there are no) Average Joes and the Mike Shupp Band, Saturday; jam session with Jimi Haha, Kelly Bell and Gibb Droll, Sunday; Lachoza, Knox Harrington and Cornerstreeet, Tuesday; Corey Harris, the 5x5 and Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeean's, Thursday; Mr. Greengenes, Thursday. 10 E. Cross St., Baltimore. 410-625-2000.

GREAT FALLS TAVERN -- Don Chapman, Friday; Mike Wilkinson, Saturday; Marcel, Thursday. 9835 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-757-4770.

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

GROG & TANKARD -- Butros-Butros, Fistful of Cats and Random Access, Friday; the Issue, MOAB, the Geriatrics and Terrifics, Saturday; Bad Fathers, Misc-seeds and Disenfranchised Youth, Tuesday; Lower Class Citizens, the Cause, Out Of Nowhere and Walt & the Small Beat Groove, Wednesday; Dead Man's Hallow, Banger Dan, Local Yokels, October Skies and Drew Gibson, Thursday. 2408 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-3114.

HALF MOON BBQ -- Ben Andrews, Friday-Saturday; the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, Thursday. 8235 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-585-1290.

IOTA -- Eastmountainsouth and Keaton Simons, Friday; the Holmes Brothers, Saturday; the Jesse Malin Band and Squad Five-O, Monday; Antigone Rising and the Kissers, Tuesday; Thad Cockrell and Roman Candle, Thursday. 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-522-8340.

ISLAND JIM'S -- Liz Briones, Wednesday. 901 Monroe St. NE. 202-529-4002.

JAMMIN' JAVA -- "Neil Young Tribute Night," Tuesday; Sometime After Seven and First Rays, Wednesday; the Waybacks, Thursday. 231 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566.

JAXX -- Southern Rock Allstars, Roadducks, Fun E Bone and Group Therapy, Friday; Baha Men, Saturday. 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

J.J. MULDOON'S -- Instant G, Saturday; Brian Weber, Sunday; Jim Steed, Wednesday. 16143 Shady Grove Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-8866.

JTK -- Raw Image Band and Superiorgroove, Friday; the Backyard Band and Elevation, Sunday. 4321 Bladensburg Rd., Brentwood. 202-582-8200.

J.V.'S -- The Bob & Jerry Show, Friday; Billy Hancock & the Fat Boys, Saturday; Dave Elliott's Redneck Jazz Band, Sunday; the Joe Stanley Band, Monday; Rockin' Bones, Tuesday; open mike with Bob Hume, Wednesday; the Wil Gravatt Band, Thursday. 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-241-9504.

LEGEND -- EU and Suttle Thoughts, Friday. 3225 Naylor Rd., Temple Hills. 301-894-3535.

LUNA PARK GRILLE -- Lianna, Friday; Craving Dogs, Saturday. 5866 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-237-5862.

NED DEVINE'S/FAIRFAX -- The John Luskey Band, Friday; DKGB, Wednesday. 3971 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

NED DEVINE'S/HERNDON -- Evenout and Welbilt, Friday. 2565 Centreville Rd., Herndon. 703-793-7377.

NEIGHBOR'S -- Groovequest, Saturday. 262-D Cedar Lane SE, Vienna. 703-698-8010.

9:30 CLUB -- Los Lonely Boys and Nini Camps, Friday; the Reverend Horton Heat, Detroit Cobras and Mr. Airplane Man, Saturday; Gavin DeGraw, Toby Lightman and Michael Tolcher, Tuesday; Wilco, Wednesday; Ween, Thursday. 815 V St. NW. 202-393-0930 or 703-218-6500.

OASIS -- Butter, Friday; John Erwin, Sunday. 13188 Marina Way, Woodbridge. 703-494-5000.

O'BRIEN'S OYSTER BAR -- Boogiehawg, Saturday. 113 Main St., Annapolis. 410-269-0099.

OTTOBAR -- Eighteen Visions, Fear Before the March of Flames and It Dies Today, Friday afternoon; the Unicorns and the Arcade Fire, Friday night; River City High, My Hotel Year and Feable Weiner, Sunday; Broken Spindles, Passage/Restiform Bodies and Dios, Monday; Jonathan Richman and Jesse Denetale, Tuesday. 2549 N. Howard St., Baltimore. 410-662-0069.

OUTTA THE WAY CAFE -- open mike with John Harbison, Thursday. 7503 Redland Rd., Rockville. 301-963-6895.

OZIO -- Andre Fox & David Cribbs, Monday and Wednesday. 1813 M St. NW. 202-822-6000.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- Chris Smither and Paul Curreri, Friday; the John Eddie Band, Saturday; the Nighthawks, Saturday; the Del McCoury Band, Sunday; the Bacon Brothers, Monday-Tuesday; Tommy Emmanuel and the Waybacks, Wednesday; Jane Monheit, Thursday. 33 West St., Annapolis. 410-268-5111 or

410-268-4545.

RECHER THEATRE -- Reverend Horton Heat, Detroit Cobras and Mr. Airplane Man, Friday; Iced Earth, Beyond the Embrace and Trivium, Wednesday; Ghostface, Thursday. 512 York Rd., Towson. 410-337-7178.

RHODESIDE GRILL/ARLINGTON -- Johnstone, Friday; One Nite Stand, Thursday. 1836 Wilson Blvd, Arlington. 703-243-0145.

ROCKBOTTOM BREWERY -- Justin Sheehy, Saturday; Reverend Hookems, Wednesday; Ted Garber, Thursday. 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-516-7688.

ROYAL LEE PUB -- The Old Line Skiffle Combo, Top Dead Center, the Lonely Harbor Boys and J.B. Beverley & the Wayward Drifters, Friday. 2407 2211 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-524-5492.

SAFARI STEAKHOUSE -- Suttle Thoughts, Saturday. 9430 Annapolis Rd., Lanham. 301-459-8100.

SALOUN -- The Unforgiven, Thursday. 3233 M St. NW. 202-965-4900.

SEA SEA & CO. -- Ron MacDonald & Nightwatch, Friday-Saturday. 201 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-690-2004.

SHARK CLUB -- Andre Fox, Tuesday. 8794 Sacramento Dr., Alexandria. 703-360-8283.

SHARK CLUB -- Jake Laufer, Friday; Maurice Mangum, Taco and Trip Lizard, Saturday.14114 Lee Hwy., Centreville. 703-266-1888.

SINE IRISH PUB -- Practically Einstein, Saturday. 1301 S. Joyce St., Arlington. 703-415-4420.

SOBE CAFE -- Brad Pugh, Thursday. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. 703-528-0033.

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

STATE THEATRE -- The Cast of Beatlemania, Friday; Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Knee Deep and Jackie Gino, Saturday; Radio Mosaic and Baked Fresh Daily, Tuesday. 220 Washington St., Falls Church. 703-237-0300.

STONEWALL'S -- Stan & Leeanne, Friday. 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg. 703-729-4081.

STRAWBERRY'S -- Elliot Levine & Urban Grooves, Friday. 3851 Town Center Blvd., Bowie. 301-262-7300.

SULLY'S -- Dognation, Friday; Schizophonic, Saturday; Pete Evick, Wednesday. 14513 Lee Jackson Hwy., Chantilly. 703-818-9292.

SUNSET GRILLE -- Cactus Liquors, Friday; Smalltown Band, Saturday; the Boonesfarmers, Sunday; Diva Martini, Wednesday; the Shambells, Thursday. 7250 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-658-0928.

TIFFANY TAVERN -- New Mode Grass, Friday; the Orchard Boys, Saturday. 1116 King St., Alexandria. 703-836-8844.

WHITLOW'S ON WILSON -- Catfish Hodge, Friday; Locust, Saturday; High Maintenance, Tuesday; Monticello Road, Thursday. 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-276-9693.

ZIG'S -- Leon Milmore, Friday; Julianne Wae, Tuesday. 531 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-2777.

Acoustic | Irish | World

BOMBAY TANDOOR -- John Bell, Thursday. 8603 Westwood Dr., Vienna. 703-734-2202.

CAFE MOZART -- Temur Tsagaris & Oleg Ternovsky, Friday and Thursday. 1331 H St., NW. 202-347-5732.

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 -- Mary Ann Redmond, Sunday; Kevin James, Tuesday-Thursday. 7637 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-986-1007.

IRELAND'S FOUR PROVINCES/DC -- Off the Boat, Friday-Saturday; Brook Yoder, Sunday-Monday; the McTeggarts, Tuesday-Thursday. 412 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-0860.

IRELAND'S FOUR PROVINCES/FALLS Church -- Don Cobert, Friday-Saturday; Jerry Timlin, Thursday. 105 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-534-8999.

IRELAND'S OWN -- Patrick O'Flaherty, Friday-Thursday; Pat Garvey, Friday-Saturday; Don Clbert, Tuesday-Thursday. 111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-549-4535.

JAMMIN' JAVA -- Al Petteway & Amy White, Friday; Christine Kane, Saturday; Garland Jeffreys, Sunday. 232 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566.

KATE'S -- Jeff Walthal, Friday-Saturday; Rocky Guttmann, Tuesday-Thursday. 6131 Backlick Rd., Springfield. 703-866-0860.

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.

MRS. O'LEARY'S PUB -- Morris Minor, Friday-Saturday; Roger Henderson, Thursday. 555 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-947-1993.

O'BRIEN'S OYSTER BAR -- SuZi, Tuesday. 113 Main St., Annapolis. 410-269-0099.

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

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

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

RHODESIDE GRILL/ARLINGTON -- Gary Cocuzzi, Wednesday. 1836 Wilson Blvd, Arlington. 703-243-0145.

ST. ELMO'S COFFEE PUB -- Greg Martins, Friday; Andrea Reese, Saturday; David LaFleur, Wednesday. 2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-739-9268.

TIFFANY TAVERN -- 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.