SEPTEMBER

Tonight -- Patty Loveless at Rams Head. Hayden and Cuff the Duke at Black Cat. Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, hosted by Herbie Hancock and Billy Dee Williams, at National Museum of Natural History's Baird Auditorium. Nektar & Caravan at Birchmere. Chris Chandler, Anne Feeney and Pat Humphries at Jammin' Java.

13 -- Robbie Fulks at Iota. Altan at Rams Head. Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, hosted by Herbie Hancock and Billy Dee Williams, at National Museum of Natural History's Baird Auditorium. Out-Circuit with Charlie Post at Black Cat. Susan Jones at Blues Alley. Bass Extremes at Birchmere.

14 -- Seven Nations at Rams Head. Danilo Perez Trio at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Al Williams at Blues Alley. Ritchie Blackmore at Birchmere.

15 -- Cowboy Junkies at Rams Head. Debi Smith and Bill Kemp at Strathmore Hall. Keith Killgo at Blues Alley. Altan at Birchmere. Ellis at Jammin' Java.

16 -- Trashcan Sinatras with Roddy Hart at 9:30 club. Frank Colon at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Karrin Allyson at Rams Head. Branford Marsalis at Blues Alley. Lisa Moscatiello and Rose Shipley at Birchmere. Minus the Bear, Paris Texas and Statistics at Black Cat.

17 -- Jack Johnson and G. Love and Special Sauce at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Michael Schenker Group at Jaxx. Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans at Rams Head. Branford Marsalis at Blues Alley. Lungfish, Et At It and Entrance at Black Cat. Citizen Cope at 9:30 club. Sam Bush Band at Birchmere. Jimmy Landry and Beth Wood at Jammin' Java.

18 -- Rod Piazza at Rams Head. Branford Marsalis at Blues Alley. The Thrills and The Zutons at Black Cat. Robert Randolph & the Family Band at 9:30 club. Schooner Fare at Birchmere.

19 -- Travis Tritt, Diamond Rio, David Lee Murphy, Blue County and Rachel Proctor at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The Melvins, Convulsant and Vaz at Black Cat. The Larry Redhouse Jazz Trio at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Ottmar Liebert at Rams Head. Branford Marsalis at Blues Alley. The Commitments at Birchmere. Tesla and Josh Todd at Nation.

20 -- Julia Fordham at Rams Head. Perry Conticchio at Blues Alley. The Commitments at Birchmere.

21 -- Julia Fordham at Birchmere. George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars at 9:30 club. Crimson Sweet with the Shams at Black Cat. Moe Daniels at Blues Alley. Peter Tork at Jammin' Java.

22 -- Charlie Hunter at Rams Head. David Bond Quartet at Blues Alley. Bill Miller at Jammin' Java.

23 -- Vinicius Cantuaria at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. David Allan Coe at State Theatre. War at Rams Head. Engine Down, These Arms Are Snakes and the Husbands at Black Cat. Walkmen with Metric at 9:30 club. Al Johnson at Blues Alley. Ottmar Liebert at Birchmere. Wolfstone at Jammin' Java.

24 -- Doc Watson at Birchmere. The Fiery Furnaces, White Magic and Inouk at Black Cat. Drive-By Truckers with Allison Moorer at 9:30 club. Tierney Sutton at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Heart at DAR Constitution Hall. War at Rams Head. Lizz Wright at Blues Alley. Nerissa and Katryna Nields at Jammin' Java.

25 -- War at Birchmere. Toby Keith, Terri Clark and Scotty Emerick at Nissan Pavilion. Dada at State Theatre. The Weakerthans, Murder by Death and Lucero at Black Cat. Tierney Sutton at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Jamie O'Neal at Rams Head. The Tragically Hip at 9:30 club (early show); DJ Krush at 9:30 club (late show). Lizz Wright at Blues Alley. Rich Robinson at Jammin' Java. Angie Stone with Anthony Hamilton at DAR Constitution Hall.

26 -- Old 97's with Chuck Prophet at 9:30 club. Chuck Mangione at Rams Head. Rye Coalition, Division of Laura Lee and Your Enemies Friends at Black Cat. Nick Lowe at Birchmere. Lizz Wright at Blues Alley. Leah Morgan Band at Jammin' Java.

27 -- Chuck Prophet at Rams Head. Flogging Molly at 9:30 club. Incredible String Band at Birchmere. Marc Broussard at Jammin' Java.

28 -- Rachael Yamagata with Tom McRae at Iota. Jason Ringenberg at Iota. Nick Lowe at Rams Head. Keane with French Kicks at 9:30 club. Weird War at Black Cat. Roberta Gamborini at Blues Alley.

29 -- Morrissey at DAR Constitution Hall. RJD2 with Diplo at Black Cat. The Rev. Horton Heat with the Hackensaw Boys at Jaxx. Donovan at Birchmere. Supergrass at 9:30 club. Roy Hargrove Quintet at Blues Alley.

30 -- Allman Brothers with Little Feat at Nissan Pavilion. Hal Ketchum at Birchmere. Winard Harper Sextet at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Nik Turner and Spaceseed at Warehouse Next Door. John Waite at Rams Head. Home Grown at 9:30 club. Roy Hargrove Quintet at Blues Alley. Kaki King at Jammin' Java.

OCTOBER

1 -- The Samples at 9:30 club. Molly Hatchet at Jaxx. Michelle Shocked at State Theatre. Groovelily at Jammin' Java. Freddy Cole at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Hal Ketchum at Rams Head. Roy Hargrove Quintet at Blues Alley. America at Birchmere.

2 -- Chris Stamey and Ian Moore at Jammin' Java. King's X at Jaxx. Freddy Cole at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. John Eddie at Rams Head. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra with Rick Whitehead at George Mason University. Virginia Coalition at 9:30 club. Roy Hargrove Quintet at Blues Alley. America at Birchmere.

3 -- Billy Cobham at Rams Head. The Killers with Ambulance LTD at the 9:30 club. Roy Hargrove Quintet at Blues Alley.

4 -- Moot Davis and Pete Anderson at Iota. Kim Ritchie at Rams Head. Kimberly Locke at Birchmere.

5 -- The 5.6.7.8.s, Dead Moon and The Fever at Black Cat. Junior Brown at Birchmere. Dan Bern at Jammin' Java.

6 -- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Rams Head. Janine Wilson at Strathmore Hall. The Black Keys at 9:30 club. Bjorn Again at Birchmere. "Rock Against Bush," featuring Anti-Flag, Midtown, Strike Anywhere, the A.K.A.'s and Mike Park, at Nation.

7 -- Marillion with John Wesley at 9:30 club. Claudia Acuna at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Rams Head. Young Dubliners at Barns of Wolf Trap. Kate Campbell at Jammin' Java. Jay-Z with R. Kelly at MCI Center.

8 -- Beastie Boys at Patriot Center. Q and Not U, La Mi Vida Violenta, Food for Animals and Manhunter at Black Cat. Claudia Acuna at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Oyster Boys at Rams Head. Chris Smither at Barns of Wolf Trap. Marah at Iota. Mike Stern Band at Blues Alley. Livingston Taylor at Birchmere. A.J. Croce at Jammin' Java.

9 -- Kenny Barron Quintet with Stefon Harris at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Lowen & Navarro at Rams Head. Brad Mehldau Trio at Barns of Wolf Trap. Mike Stern Band at Blues Alley. Christine Lavin at Birchmere. Xavier Rudd at Jammin' Java.

10 -- Rilo Kiley, Now it's Overhead and Tilly and the Wall at Black Cat. Blushing Brides at Rams Head. Fairport Convention at Birchmere. Ben Lee with Pony Up at Iota. Mike Stern Band at Blues Alley. Al Petteway and Amy White at Jammin' Java. Brian Wilson at Warner Theatre.

11 -- Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice and Joan of Arc at Black Cat. Dave Davies at Rams Head. Incubus with Ben Kweller at Merriweather Post Pavilion. John Hiatt at Birchmere.

12 -- John Hiatt at Birchmere. The Good Life, Neva Dinova, and 89 Cubs at Black Cat. Melissa Etheridge at DAR Constitution Hall.

13 -- John Hiatt at Birchmere. Gogol Bordello at Black Cat. Josh Joplin with Cordero at Jammin' Java. Insane Clown Posse, Mack10, Mushroomhead and Anybody Killa at Nation.

14 -- Yellowjackets at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Barry Manilow at MCI Center. John Hiatt at Birchmere. Mission of Burma at Black Cat. Dark Star Orchestra at State Theatre. Tuck & Patti at Blues Alley. Robbie Schaefer at Jammin' Java.

15 -- Clinic with Sons and Daughters at Black Cat. Yellowjackets at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. North Mississippi Allstars with Dirty Dozen Brass Band at 9:30 club. Spyro Gyra at Rams Head. Dark Star Orchestra at State Theatre. Tuck & Patti at Blues Alley. John Hiatt at Birchmere. Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers at Jammin' Java.

16 -- Antonio Hart at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Noel Paul Stookey at Barns of Wolf Trap. Tower of Power at Birchmere. The Zombies and Love at State Theatre. Tuck & Patti at Blues Alley. Christine Kane at Jammin' Java.

17 -- Metallica with Godsmack at MCI Center. Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry and Gretchen Wilson at Nissan Pavilion. Tower of Power at Birchmere. Richard Buckner at Iota. The Faint, TV on the Radio and Beep Beep at 9:30 club. Tuck & Patti at Blues Alley. The Mammals at Jammin' Java.

18 -- Jason Ringenberg at Iota. Rokia Traore at Birchmere.

19 -- Chava Alberstein at Barns of Wolf Trap. The Libertines and Radio 4 at 9:30 club.

20 -- Cannibal Corpse with Napalm Death at Jaxx. Willy Porter and Martin Barre at Rams Head. Chava Alberstein at Barns of Wolf Trap. Joe Ely at Birchmere. Steve Poltz at Jammin' Java.

21 -- Mouse on Mars, Ratatat and Junior Boys at Black Cat. Laurie Anderson at Lisner Auditorium. Los Hombres Calientes at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Willy Porter and Martin Barre at Barns of Wolf Trap. Shawn Colvin and Lori McKenna at Birchmere. Joe Ely at Rams Head. Danu at Jammin' Java.

22 -- Los Hombres Calientes at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Billy Price Band at Rams Head. Leon Redbone at Barns of Wolf Trap. Shawn Colvin and Lori McKenna at Birchmere. Mike Watt at Black Cat. Ann Hampton Callaway at Blues Alley. Grey Eye Glances at Jammin' Java.

23 -- Cast Iron Filter at State Theatre. Nancy Wilson at Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Geri Allen at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Shawn Colvin at Rams Head. Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson at DAR Constitution Hall. Ann Hampton Callaway at Blues Alley. Suzanne Westenhoefer at Birchmere.

24 -- Shawn Colvin at Rams Head. Dr. John and His Band, Charlie Musselwhite and Shemekia Copeland at George Mason University Center for the Arts. Joey Sweeney at Jammin' Java.

25 -- Richard Thompson at Birchmere. Ministry and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult at 9:30 club.

26 -- Blood Brothers, Against Me and True North at Black Cat. Richard Thompson at Birchmere.

27 -- Ronnie Wells at Strathmore Hall. Gov't Mule at 9:30 club. Joe Bonamassa at Rams Head. Acoustic Alchemy at Blues Alley.

28 -- Stacey Kent at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. The Lost Trailers at Iota. Joan Baez at Birchmere. Acoustic Alchemy at Blues Alley.

29 -- Bill Gaither and Friends at Patriot Center. Karen Briggs at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Yerba Buena at State Theater. Joan Baez at Birchmere. Raul Malo at Rams Head. Eddie Palmieri Sextet at Blues Alley.

30 -- El Vez at Black Cat. Super Diamond at 9:30 club. Spyro Gyra at Birchmere. Karen Briggs at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Pure Prairie League at Rams Head. Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans at Barns of Wolf Trap. Raul Malo at Birchmere. Tinariwen at Lisner Auditorium. Eddie Palmieri Sextet at Blues Alley.

31 -- Joe Sample at Birchmere.

NOVEMBER

1 -- UK Subs at Black Cat. R.E.M. at DAR Constitution Hall.

2 -- McCoy Tyner Trio at Blues Alley.

3 -- Arlo Guthrie at Birchmere. Dillinger Escape Plan at Black Cat. Story of the Year at 9:30 club. McCoy Tyner Trio at Blues Alley.

4 -- Cedar Walton Trio at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Acoustic Alchemy at Rams Head. American Music Club at Iota. Newsboys featuring Rebecca St. James and Todd Agnew at Patriot Center. Arlo Guthrie at Birchmere. McCoy Tyner Trio at Blues Alley. Laibach at Nation.

5 -- Sweet Honey in the Rock at Warner Theatre. Cedar Walton Trio at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Arlo Guthrie at Rams Head. Galactic at 9:30 club. McCoy Tyner Trio at Blues Alley.

6 -- Arlo Guthrie at Rams Head. The Re-Kooperators at Barns of Wolf Trap. John Eaton at National Museum of Natural History's Baird Auditorium. Blue Dogs at Iota. Galactic at the 9:30 club. McCoy Tyner Trio at Blues Alley.

7 -- The Re-Kooperators at Rams Head. Bill Frisell with Viktor Krauss and Kenny Wollesen at Barns of Wolf Trap. McCoy Tyner Trio at Blues Alley. The Waifs and Erin McKeown at Birchmere.

8 -- Bill Frisell at Rams Head.

11 -- Kelly Joe Phelps at Iota. Kasey Chambers at 9:30 club.

12 -- Alex de Grassi at Barns of Wolf Trap. Keller Williams at 9:30 club. Pedro the Lion at Black Cat.

13 -- Johnny Winter at State Theatre. Tom Paxton at Birchmere.

14 -- Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys at Rams Head. Delgados with Crooked Fingers at Black Cat.

15 -- Jerry Jeff Walker at Rams Head.

16-17 -- Leo Kottke at Rams Head.

18 -- Lowen & Navarro at Barns of Wolf Trap. Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau at Blues Alley.

19 -- Alan Jackson and Martina McBride at MCI Center. Bill Henderson at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Cheryl Wheeler at Rams Head. Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau at Blues Alley.

20 -- Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau at Blues Alley.

21 -- Gary Puckett at Rams Head. Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau at Blues Alley.

22 -- Hot Tuna at Birchmere. Leon Russell at Rams Head.

23 -- Wishbone Ash at Rams Head.

26 -- Last Train Home at Barns of Wolf Trap. Alex Bugnon at Blues Alley.

27 -- The Nighthawks at State Theatre. Last Train Home at Rams Head. John Eaton at Barns of Wolf Trap. Alex Bugnon at Blues Alley.

28 -- Steven Curtis Chapman at Patriot Center. Alex Bugnon at Blues Alley.

DECEMBER

1 -- Beausoleil with Michael Doucet at Barns of Wolf Trap.

2 -- Judy Collins at Rams Head.

3 -- Blonde Redhead with Liars at the 9:30 club. Will Ackerman, Liz Story, Samite and David Cullen at Barns of Wolf Trap.

4 -- Don McLean at State Theatre.

7 -- Pixies at DAR Constitution Hall. Peter White, Rick Braun and Mindi Abair at Rams Head.

8 -- Pixies at DAR Constitution Hall.

9 -- Rita Coolidge at Rams Head.

10 -- "A Jazz Piano Christmas" at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery. Lorrie Morgan at DAR Constitution Hall. Wynton Marsalis and the Boys Choir of Harlem with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at Lincoln Theatre.

11 -- Suzy Bogguss at Rams Head. "A Tribute to Shirley Horn" at Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Lorrie Morgan at DAR Constitution Hall. Wynton Marsalis and the Boys Choir of Harlem with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at Lincoln Theatre.

12 -- Lorrie Morgan at DAR Constitution Hall. Wynton Marsalis and the Boys Choir of Harlem with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at Lincoln Theatre.

17 -- Saffire at Rams Head.

18-19 -- Hard Travelers at Rams Head.

26 -- Good Deale Bluegrass at Rams Head.

26-31 -- Ahmad Jamal at Blues Alley.

31 -- "A Jazz New Year's Eve" at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery.

Rappers the Beastie Boys -- from left, Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Adam Yauch -- will take the stage Oct. 8 at the Patriot Center.The Libertines will perform at the 9:30 club on Oct. 19 along with Radio 4.Robert Randolph & the Family Band will appear Sept. 18 at the 9:30 club.