Pop, Folk and Jazz Music

Fall Arts Preview 2008


THE BARNS AT WOLF TRAP

Tina Turner
Tina Turner at Verizon Center

1645 Trap Rd.
Vienna, VA
703-255-1900
www.wolf-trap.org

· Noel Paul Stookey — the ”Paul” in Peter, Paul & Mary (10/10)
· Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women – ”Post-feminist traditional blues, sung and played with gorgeous abandon,” says The New York Times of this sassy, Virginia-based female blues trio (10/12)
· Jon Carroll — This prolific artist from the Mary Chapin Carpenter band showcases the sharp piano skills captured in his most recent release, Jon Carroll & Love Returns, Live at The Barns at Wolf Trap (10/18)
· The Flying Karamazov Brothers (10/22)
· Elisa (11/4)
· Melissa Manchester (11/8) Chad & Jeremy (11/9)
· Duncan Sheik — Performing his pop hits as well as songs from his Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening (11/12)
· Loudon Wainwright III — the two-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, and dad to Rufus and Martha (11/19)
· John Eaton – Eaton pays tribute to music from the mid-20th Century (11/29)
· Schooner Fare Maritime songs from this folk duo (12/4-5)


BLACK CAT

1811 14th St. NW
202-667-4490
www.blackcatdc.com

· Mousetrap – Britpop dance night (9/13, 10/18, 11/15)
· Balkan Beatbox (9/17)
· Homo/Sonic: An alternative co-ed dance party for queer folks and their friends (9/19, Backstage)
· Black Kids (9/26)
· Raphael Saadiq (9/28)
· The Juan MacLean (9/29)
· Dressy Bessy (9/30)
· Ratatat (10/2)
· Sorted – Britpop, Soul, Indie Pop w/DJ Stereo Faith and guests (10/3)
· Los Amigos Invisibles (10/10)
· Lykke Li (10/19)
· Mirah, No Kids (10/25)
· Little Brother (10/26)
· Deerhunter — This popular indie-rock band is lead by queer singer Bradford Cox (11/4)
· The Gutter Twins (11/7)
· The Sea and Cake (11/8)
· Diplo (11/12)
· M83 (11/13)
· Electric Six (11/19)

THE BIRCHMERE

3701 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA
703-549-7500
www.birchmere.com

· Sonny Landreth (9/13)
· Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson (9/17)
· Jeffrey Osborne (9/21)
· Rachael Yamagata (9/23)
· B.J. Thomas (9/25)
· Patty Loveless (10/1-10/2)
· Tuck & Patti w/Judith Owens (10/3)
· Jane Monheit (10/12)
· Bootsy Collins presents a tribute to James Brown (10/13)
· Julia Fordham (10/14)
· Girlyman (10/17)
· Cheryl Wheeler (10/18)
· musiq soulchild (10/19-20)
· Paula Poundstone (10/23)
· The Floacist – Natalie Stewart of Floetry (10/29)
· The Kinsey Sicks (10/30)
· Henry Rollins — On election eve, the gay-rights activist punk-rocker and radio and TV show host, aims to fire up his hometown crowd for a Recountdown Tour (11/3)
· Joan Baez (11/6)
· Dar Williams & Lucy Wainwright Roche (11/7-11/8)
· Shawn Colvin (11/10)
· Kate Clinton (11/14)
· Robyn Hitchcock (11/18)
· Shelby Lynne (11/19)
· Catie Curtis & Lori Mckenna (11/21)
· Bela Fleck & The Flecktones (12/11)
· Four Bitchin’ Babes (12/12-12/13)
· Aimee Mann — Third annual Christmas show (12/15-12/16)
· 1964: The Tribute – The penultimate Beatles tribute band (12/20)
· Good for the Jews (12/21)

D.A.R. CONSTITUTION HALL

1776 D St. NW
202-628-1776
www.dar.org/conthall

· Alanis Morissette (9/22)
· Ben Folds w/Missy Higgins (9/24)
· Kathy Griffin (9/25-9/28)
· John Prine (10/3)
· Jason Mraz (10/20)
· Kings of Leon (11/10)
· Maze – With Frankie Beverly, Stephanie Mills, Mike Brooks (11/28-11/29)

DC9

1940 Ninth St. NW
202-483-5000
www.dcnine.com

· Liberation Dance Party (9/12, and every Friday night)
· Sam Champion (9/14)
· Mugison – ”Mugison has often been stamped as the Icelandic Beck, but on his fourth album, he edges onto John Lennon’s turf,” says Spin (9/23)
· Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (9/24, 10/14)
· My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult — The Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, for one, has sung the praises of this band, now on its 20th Anniversary Tour (9/28)
· Theresa Andersson — This New Orleans-based singer, born and raised in Sweden, swings between blues-rock, Dixieland jazz, indie-pop and showtunes (9/30)
· Mother Mother (10/25)

IOTA CAFE

2832 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA
703-522-8340
www.iotaclubandcafe.com

· The Fleshtones (9/11)
· Kyler England (9/14)
· Dana Fuchs (9/15)
· Last Train Home (9/26-9/27)
· Plastic People of the Universe (10/2)
· Ane Brun w/Theresa Andersson and Tobias Froberg (10/24)
· Junior League (10/31)
· Jolie Holland (11/4)
· Holly Golightly and the Broke-offs (11/6)

JAMMIN’ JAVA

227 Maple Ave. E.
Vienna, VA
703-255-1566
www.jamminjava.com

· Ron Sexsmith (9/19)
· Jennifer O’Connor – charming new singer-songwriter Time Out describes as ”a rush of everything you ever liked about indie songwriters: substantial songwriting, crystalline vocals, sumptuously simple pop.” (9/21)
· The Bird and the Bee (10/3)
· Kate Campbell - An eloquent Nashville-based singer-songwriter who has drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris (10/10)
· Val Emmich(10/13)
· Wicked Jezabel - This all-female party band is a regular at Capital Pride and also won last year’s ”Wammie” for Best Hard Rock Duo/Group (11/8)
· Shane Hines and the Trance – Another ”Wammie” winner last year, this pop band is increasingly getting notice through exposure on XM Radio and television (11/28)

LISNER AUDITORIUM AT GWU

730 21st St. NW
202-994-6800
www.lisner.org

Cesaria Evora — Popularly called ”the Barefoot Diva,” you might also call this native of Cape Verde the Queen of Morna, a Portuguese ballad style. It may be mournful, but you’ll never be sad when she sings (10/5)
· Crosby & Nash (10/7)
· The Magnetic Fields (10/26)

LYRIC OPERA HOUSE

140 West Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD
410-685-5086
www.lyricoperahouse.com

David Byrne — As co-founder and lead singer of the acclaimed ’80s group Talking Heads, Byrne help shape the sound of today’s pop and rock music, and is touring in support of the first album in 27 years with his Heads partner Brian Eno, Everything That Will Happen Will Happen Today (9/17)

NIGHTCLUB 9:30

815 V St. NW
202-397-SEAT
www.930.com

· Paul Weller (9/13)
· Mogwai
w/Fuck Buttons (9/17)
· James (9/18)
· Blowoff (9/20, 10/11, 11/22, 12/20)
· Booker T & The M.G.s (9/21)
· The Dandy Warhols (9/22)
· Cut Copy –w/The Presets & Heartbreak (9/26)
· Rusted Root (9/29)
· Stereolab with Atlas Sound - Atlas Sound is the queer Bradford Cox’s captivating and eccentric electronica side project from his fulltime work as the lead singer of indie-rock band Deerhunter (9/30)
· Delerium - Guest vocalists from this electronic act’s previous albums are expected to appear on the tour, though probably not Sarah McLachlan, the singer responsible for the group’s biggest hit, ”Silence” (10/1)
· The Fratellis (10/2)
· Duke Ellington Jazz Festival — Featuring La Timbistica, Chopteeth, Fertile Ground (10/3)
· Chromeo (10/4)
· Hot Chip (10/8)
· Of Montreal (10/9)
· Shudder to Think (10/10)
· Alison Moyet - The Yaz singer returns for a seated solo show (10/14)
· The Notwist (10/15)
· Donavon Frankenreiter – With Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek (10/19)
· The Black Crowes (10/23-10/25)
· Deerhoof (10/26)
· The Mountain Goats & Kaki King – Lesbian King is a dazzlingly nimble guitar player who is calling her tour with the Goats ”The Last Happy Night of Your Life” (11/6)
· Conor Oberst (11/10)
· STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine) (11/15-16)
· Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers — With Erin McKeown (12/4)

NISSAN PAVILION

7800 Cellar Door Dr.
Bristow, VA
703-754-6400
www.livenation.com

Mary J. Blige w/Robin Thicke (9/20)
· Martina McBride (9/27)

RAM’S HEAD LIVE

20 Market Place
Baltimore, MD
410-244-1131
www.ramsheadlive.com

· Indigo Girls – Lesbian folk rockers Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been at it for 20 years now, singing sharp lyrics in sweet harmony. Bisexual opening act Missy Higgins is getting better all the time, with a peach of a new album (9/17)
· The Mars Volta (9/21)
· Built to Spill & Meat Puppets – Built to Spill was one of the most popular indi-rock acts of the ’90s, and tonight the band will perform with one of its influences (9/24)
· Tegan and Sara - This identical-twin, lesbian-sister act is still out touring in support of last year’s The Con, its major-label debut produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Christopher Walla (10/2)
· Common & N.E.R.D. – Common is one of rap’s most socially conscious and artistically daring, while N.E.R.D., consisting of the two men behind pop’s super-producer duo the Neptunes, is one of pop’s quirkiest (10/6)
· The Decemberists (11/8)

THE RED & THE BLACK

1212 H St. NE
202-399-3201
www.redandblackbar.com

· Hypernova – This Iranian band is as literally rebellious as rock can get, having recorded its new album, Who Says You Can’t Rock In Iran?, illegally in its home country, where Western music is banned (9/21)
· Starfucker – This bisexual, drag-friendly electroclash band from Portland, Ore., has turned in a fetching cover of Madonna’s first hit ”Burning Up” and apparently puts on a hot live show (10/17)

ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL

1353 H St. NE
202-388-ROCK
www.rockandrollhoteldc.com

· Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (10/2)
· Soft Complex (10/3)
· These United States (10/4)
· Ben Kweller (10/17)
· The Legendary Pink Dots (10/30)
· Nicole Atkins (11/7)

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

600 I St. NW
202-408-3100
www.sixthandi.org

· Yael Naim – This French-Israeli pop singer’s ”New Soul” provided the commercial theme song for Apple earlier this year (10/29)
· Yeasayer - This Brooklyn-based indie-rock band calls its music ”Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel.” (12/3)

THE STATE THEATRE

220 N. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA
703-237-0300
www.thestatetheatre.com

· Lez Zeppelin — All-girl tribute band (9/26)
· Jefferson Starship – With special guest Grateful Dead’s Tom Constanten (9/28)
· Broken Social Scene — The Canadian collective that gave us Feist (10/22)
· Blues Traveler (10/27)
· Matthew Sweet (10/29)
· Satisfaction, ”the most authentic Rolling Stones tribute band” (11/13)

STRATHMORE MUSIC CENTER

k.d. lang
k.d. lang

5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD
301-581-5100
www.strathmore.org

· Randy Newman — This frequent Oscar, Grammy and Emmy nominee, Newman has explored various styles and sounds of the cannon of 20th-century American music (9/24)
· Neil Sedaka (9/27)
· Natalie Cole — Cole returns to Strathmore with a 13-piece big band after launching her album Leavin’ at the venue in 2006 (10/9)
· Citizen Cope (10/15)
· Chuck Brown — This 72-year-old legend is the godfather of go-go, D.C.’s own bopping brand of R&B (10/17)
· k.d. lang (10/17)
· Arlo Guthrie – The legendary folk singer-songwriter is celebrating the release of his first album in 12 years (10/30) James Naughton and Christine Ebersole – These two Tony Award-winning musical stars will perform from their respective repertoires (11/9)
· Tommy Tune & The Manhattan Rhythm Kings — An evening of showtunes (1/23-1/24/09)
· Bebe Neuwirth — The two-time Tony winner in a evening of song (4/2/09)
· Bernadette Peters — The Broadway legend returns with another round of enchanting songs (4/18-4/19)

VERIZON CENTER

Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson at Verizon Center

601 F St. NW
Washington, D.C.
202-628-3200
www.verizoncenter.com

· New Kids on the Block (10/2)
· Janet Jackson (10/15)
· Coldplay (10/31)
· The Who (11/3)
· Sarah Brightman Symphony (11/19)
· Tina Turner (11/23-11/24)

WARNER THEATRE

513 13th St. NW
202-397-SEAT
www.warnertheatre.com

· Jackson Browne (9/15)
· The Australian Pink Floyd Show — Performing The Wall (10/12)
· Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt — An acoustic evening (10/19)
· Sweet Honey in the Rock (10/24)
· Cassandra Wilson (11/8)

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