Music: Pop, Rock, Folk and Jazz

Fall Arts Preview 2009


1645 Trap Road
Vienna, Va.

Will Hoge — Folk rock (10/8)

Cowboy Junkies — This mesmerizing, hypnotic group offers a country-rock twist on alternative music (10/14)

Stanley Clarke Trio — Jazz fusion (10/15)

The Canadian Brass (10/16)

Christopher O’Riley — The Classically trained pianist and host of NPR’s From the Top performs instrumental interpretations of works by bands such as Radiohead and Nirvana (10/17)

Nick Lowe — The songwriter behind “Cruel to be Kind” and “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” (10/18)

Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks — Rocker Tom Waits calls this ”folk jazz” artist’s style ”fly, sly, wily and dry” (10/23)

Melissa Manchester — Her soaring voice gave flight to such ’70s masterpieces as “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Midnight Blue” and “Through the Eyes of Love” (10/29)

Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women — This is really it, the last D.C. stop on this Virginia-based sassy blues trio’s farewell tour (10/30-31)

Chad & Jeremy — British pop icons (11/6)

Janis Ian — The lesbian songwriter tours in support of new hits collection The Essential Janis Ian (11/7)

Amanda McBroom — (11/14)

Robbie Schaefer — Folk rock (11/19)

Jean Luc Ponty — One of the greatest living electric violinists (11/20)

The Grandsons — Longtime local favorites and 2008 Wammy winner as Group Artist of the Year (11/27)

John Eaton — A longtime Wolf Trap favorite, this D.C. jazz pianist performs from the Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern songbooks (11/28)

Schooner Fare — High-energy folk duo (12/3-4)

John Jennings & Friends — The big question always looms: Will his friend Mary Chapin Carpenter show up? (1/16/10)

A Tribute to Neil Finn/Crowded House — Hits performed by local artists (2/13/10)

Bo Bice American Idol country rocker (2/19/10)

Tom Paxton — A legend in folk circles (3/18/10)

Livingston Taylor — Brother to James, and every bit as dulcet-voiced (4/15/10)


1811 14th St. NW

She Wants Revenge (9/22)

Transformer: Vintage rock, pop, glam and disco for the ”discerning queer” (9/25)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (9/30)

Strike Anywhere (10/2)

Me’shell N’Degeocello – A few months after her Capital Pride Women’s Pride concert, this bisexual folk-rocker returns to support her new album Devil’s Halo (10/8)

Mousetrap — D.C.’s biggest Britpop dance night (10/10)

Zap Mama (10/15)

Atlas Sound – the quirky alter-ego of Bradford Cox, the queer lead singer of the popular indie-rock band Deerhunter (10/17)

Art Brut (10/18)

Múm (10/23)

Thao w/ The Get Down Stay Down (11/6)

Hotspur (11/8)

The Low Anthem (11/11)

Echo & The Bunnymen (11/17)

The Big Pink (12/5)


Bacon Brothers
Bacon Brothers: The Birchmere

3701 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, Va.

Jane Monheit (9/20)

Robin Trower (9/21)

Steeleye Span — 40th Anniversary Tour (9/22)

Riders in the Sky (9/23)

Corea, Clarke & White — Jazz-fusion giants Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White (9/28)

Marianne Faithfull (9/29)

The Bacon Brothers — Yes, that’s movie star Kevin with his brother Michael performing their own brand of folk-rock (10/1-2)

Paula Poundstone — Comedy for a change (10/3)

Will Downing (10/4)

Nanci Griffith (10/8-9)

Tom Paxton with The Kennedys (10/10)

Girlyman — Sumptuous haromic bliss (10/11)

Dave Koz — Saxophonist extraordinaire (and gay, to boot) (10/15)

Cheryl Wheeler & Christine Lavin (10/17)

Little Richard (10/19)

Playing for Change Band — Recently named ”Persons of the Week” by ABC’s World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson, this band features musicians from around the world, from New Orleans to Amsterdam and beyond (10/20)

Kathleen Madigan (10/22)

Bill Kirchen with Candye Kane (10/30)

Patty Loveless (11/1)

Dar Williams (11/6-7)

Sid ‘n’ Susie: Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs (11/8)

Jonny Lang — Guitarist extraordinaire (11/9)

Don McLean – The ”American Pie”-maker (11/14)

Kinky Friedman (11/18)

Kate Clinton — the lesbian comic returns (11/20)

Jeffrey Osborne (11/22)

The Seldom Scene (11/27-28)

Hot Tuna — Playing acoustic (12/3)

Four Bitchin’ Babes – Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Nancy Moran and Diedre Flint combine music and laughter (12/4-5)

Jerry Douglas, John Oates & Maura O’Connell (12/7)

Catie Curtis & Susan Werner (12/11)

Judy Collins (12/16)

A John Waters Christmas (12/17)

Aaron and Charles Neville (12/20)

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (12/29)


1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Maya Azucena (9/23)

Tuck & Patti (9/24-27)

David Binney Group — Saxophone (9/28)

Bobby Broom — Jazz Guitar (9/29) Monty Alexander (10/11)

Beverly Cosham — Local chanteuse extraordinaire (10/12)

Simone — Nina Simone’s daughter (10/13)

Rachelle Ferrell (10/15-18)

Ray Parker Jr. (10/26)

Patty Reese — Blues vocalist (10/27)

Sanjay Mishra — Guitar (11/4)

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies — Swing/Ska (11/16)

Angela Winbush — R&B Vocals (11/19-22)

Alex Bugnon Jazz keyboards (11/27-29)


1776 D St. NW

Anita Baker (9/18)

Snow Patrol — Lush, sweeping alt-pop (9/25)

Lady Gaga — We’re all going gaga (9/29)

Regina Spektor (9/30)

Love Train — The Sound of Philadelphia featuring The O’Jays, the New Stylistics, and Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes (11/13)

Robin Williams — Weapons of Self Destruction Comedy Tour (11/20-21)

Maze — featuring Frankie Beverly, Keith Sweat, Mike Brooks (11/27-28)

Pixies (11/30)

Kathy Griffin — So what if she’s not music? Her comedic barbs are music to our ears (1/22/10)


1940 Ninth St. NW

SuckersRolling Stone says this New York band is ”homing in on the New Wave sweet spot” next to Tears for Fears (9/27)

The Antlers (9/30)

A Place to Bury Strangers (10/5)

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (10/21)

Lost in The Trees (10/22)

The Nine @ DC9 — Local and regional singer/songwriter showcase (11/1)

Dragonette — This pop band, touring in support of a new album, stops by to help the venue celebrate five years of its Liberation dance party (11/6)

Amy Millan — Country-pop from a member of the popular Canadian indie-pop collective Stars (11/8)

Russian Circles (12/3)


2832 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va.

Benjy Ferree (9/19)

Songwriters Showcase w/Rene Mouffett, David Stein, Alex Gruenburg, Tom McBride (9/30)

Mindy Smith (10/8)

Junior League Band (10/9)

Juniper Lane (10/24)

Gregory Alan Isakov (11/3)

The Infamous String Dusters w/Junior League Band (11/6)

The Old Ceremony (11/7)


227 Maple Ave. E.
Vienna, Va.

Fun — (9/18)

DC Rocks for the Cure featuring Memphis 59, Trustfall and The Dialogue (9/22)

Charlotte Martin (10/1)

David Knopfler — of Dire Straits (10/6)

Marshall Crenshaw (10/8)

The Alexandria Kleztet (10/18)

Erin McKeown and Jill Sobule (10/19)

Five for Fighting (10/24)

Fran Healy and Andy Dunlop (Travis) (11/3)

Bobby Long (11/10)

Hawthorne Heights (11/17)

Enter The Haggis (11/28)

Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun ‘Holiday Show’ (12/18)


2700 F St. NW

Barbara Cook’s Broadway Spotlight: Jane Krakowski (10/3, Terrace)

Overtone Quartet — Featuring Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Jason Moran and Eric Harland (10/10, Terrace)

Bill Frisell Trio (10/16, Terrace)

KC Jazz Club: Vocalist Giacomo Gates (10/23, Terrace Gallery)

KC Jazz Club: Pianist Michael Wolff with special guest saxophonist Steve Wilson (10/24, Terrace)

KC Jazz Club: Jon Irabagon — Winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition (10/30, Terrace)

McCoy Tyner w/Howard University Jazz Ensemble (11/6, Terrace)

Barbara Cook’s Broadway Spotlight: Christine Ebersole (11/14, Terrace)

NPR’s Jazz Piano Christmas (12/11, Terrace)

Barbara Cook’s Broadway Spotlight: Karen Akers (12/12, Terrace)

Christmas Time Is Here featuring Dianne Reeves (12/18, Terrace)

A Jazz New Year’s Eve featuring John Pizzarelli in Dear Mr. Sinatra (12/31, Terrace)

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Janis Siegel and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band perform in Ella!, a celebration of the music of Ella Fitzgerald (1/24/10, Concert Hall)

KC Jazz Club: Grammy-winning producer and trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis (3/12/10, Terrace Gallery)

Barbara Cook’s Broadway Spotlight: Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell (4/30/10, Terrace)

Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival (5/20-5/22/10, Terrace)

Barbara Cook’s Broadway Spotlight: Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli (6/4/10, Terrace)

Grammy-winning vocalist Diane Shuur (6/11/10, Terrace)


730 21st St. NW

Gal Costa (11/1)

Mariza — This singer has established herself as the new face of fado (11/8)

Broken Lizard — The men behind Super Troopers and Beerfest (11/12)

Sara Tavares — An exceptional Portuguese singer/songwriter and guitarist of Cape Verdean descent (11/14)

The Washington Revels — For its 27th Christmas Revels, this group travels to Renaissance Italy (12/5-13)


140 West Mount Royal Ave.

3 Mo’ Divas – These classically trained vocalists perform stupefying feats of genre-jumping, from opera to gospel, Broadway to rock, jazz to R&B (10/2)

R. Kelly (10/11)

Ian Anderson plays the acoustic Jethro Tull (10/15)

Jewel (10/27)

Stephen Lynch — A ”musician trapped in the body of a comedian” (11/6)

Jackson Browne — Solo acoustic show (11/9)

Roger Daltrey — The Who lead singer embarks on his first solo tour in nearly 25 years (11/10)

Jim Brickman (11/12)


10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Md.

Alan Jackson w/Kellie Pickler (9/19)

The Allman Brothers Band & Widespread Panic (10/6)

mtvU’s Ulalume Festival — with AFI, Dead by Sunrise (featuring Chester Bennington of Linkin Park) Kid Cudi and more (10/23)


815 V St. NW

Yo La Tengo (9/17)

Ingrid Michaelson (9/18)

The Weakerthans (9/19)

Blowoff (9/19, 10/10, 11/21)

Betty Bright and Dark release concert (9/20)

The Sounds (9/21)

The Walkmen (9/22)

Mat Kearney — Smart, catchy pop that sneaks up on you (9/24)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs (9/25)

Lebowski Fest — Screening party for The Big Lebowski, with performance by Black Diamond Heavies (9/28)

The Disco Biscuits (10/2-3)

Bajofondo featuring Gustavo Santaolalla — A Latin American tango-focused collective including the composer for films The Motorcycle Diaries and Brokeback Mountain (10/4)

The Psychedelic Furs & Happy Mondays (10/6)

Brandi Carlile (10/7)

The Gossip (10/7)

Bob Mould Band — A rare concert in the Blowoff venue from the Washingtonian, in support of this year’s exceptional Life and Times


The Airborne Toxic Event (10/12)

Lucero (10/15)

The Ravonettes (10/16)

Colbie Caillat (10/17)

Built to Spill (Late show, 10/17)

Hanson & Hellogoodbye (10/20) Daryl Hall & John Oates — Up Close and Personal Tour (10/21)

Shooter Jennings (10/24)

Andrew Bird (10/28)

Peter Bjorn and John w/El Perro del Mar (11/7)

Bassnectar (11/12)

Deadmau5 (11/23)

They Might Be Giants (11/28)

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers (12/26)


4500 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, Va.

Pink w/The Ting Tings (9/28)

Kelly Clarkson w/The Veronicas (10/9)

Rob Thomas w/One Republic, Carolina Liar (11/10)


20 Market Place
Baltimore, Md.

Moby (9/17)

Lucinda Williams — Goddess of folk rock songwriting (9/29)

Dragonforce (10/7)

Amy Ray — The Indigo Girl will support Brandi Carlile on her tour stop here (10/8)

Rodrigo y Gabriela (10/24)

STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine) (10/25)

Train with Uncle Kracker (11/13)

Corey Smith (11/20)

Saving Abel (11/24)


33 West St.
Annapolis, Md.

Livingston Taylor (9/18)

Margaret Cho — Billed as ”a comedy and music experience,” the comedian showcases songs from her forthcoming album (9/21)

The Bacon Brothers (9/25-26)

Marianne Faithfull (9/28)

Lovell Sisters (9/30)

The Ditty Bops (10/2)

Davy Jones — Yes, he of The Monkees (cheer up, sleepy Jean!) (10/3)

Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers (10/9)

Solas (10/10)

Edgar Winter Band (10/11)

Paula Cole (10/17)

Cheryl Wheeler (10/18)

Little Richard (10/20)

Todd Rundgren — “Hello It’s Me” (10/21)

The Tubes — Fee Waybill is still kickin’ it (10/22)

The Kingston Trio (10/24)

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall (10/30)

Patty Loveless — An acoustic evening (10/31)

Blues Traveler (11/1-2)

Dave Mason — “Show Me Some Affection” (11/3)

Billy Ocean (11/8)

Delbert McClinton (11/12)

The Fabulous Thunderbirds (11/14)

Carbon Leaf — Tight, tuneful rock (11/19-21)

Holly Cole — Holiday Tour (12/3)

Asleep At the Wheel (12/9)

Spyro Gyra (12/10)

The Smithereens (1/23/10)

Suede — Acclaimed lesbian folk-rocker (1/30/10)



1353 H St. NE

Garutachi — Indie-dance party w/DJs Austin, CA$$IDY and Fabiana (9/19)

Actress/singer Juliette Lewis (9/22)

White Rabbits (10/17)

Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea (11/6)

Hidden Cameras (11/7)

Cold Cave (11/13)

Do Make Say Think (12/1)


600 I St. NW

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions (10/14)

Dead Man’s Bones — Actor Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields team up for this unlikely ”goth-folk” project (10/17)

Andrew McMahon (10/18)

MUTEMATH — Grammy-nominated alt-rock quartet that Alternative Press calls ”the No. 1 band you need to see live before you die” (11/11)

Joshua Radin (11/17)

Matisyahu (11/25)

Esperanza Spalding Quartet — A Brazilian samba/jazz fusion band, collaborators with The Roots, M. Ward and others (12/5)


1212 H St. NE

Elizabeth & The Catapult (10/3)

Apollo Run (10/8)

David Wax Museum (10/13)

Evangelicals (11/16)


220 N. Washington St.
Falls Church, Va.

Sounds of Seattle (9/18)

Charlie Robison (9/20)

The Legwarmers — The area’s biggest ’80s-retro dance party (9/25-26)

Bo Burnham (10/3)

Os Mutantes (10/7)

Perpetual Groove (10/8)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — The best that there is (10/9)

Everclear (10/10)

Getback! Cast of Beatleman ia — Bring your own Rock Band Kit (10/11)

Julian Marley (10/14)

Sons of Bill (10/16)

The Marshall Tucker Band (10/17)

Lez Zeppelin — All-woman tribute band (10/30)

2U — ”The World’s Best U2 Tribute” (10/31)

Dave Mason (11/1)

The New Mastersounds (11/5)

Blues Traveler (11/6)

Real Diamond — Neil Diamond tribute show (11/7)

Amanda Palmer — The bisexual solo star and lead singer of the Dresden Dolls (11/19)

The Nighthawks (11/27)

Johnny Winter (12/5)


5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, Md.

Steve Tyrell (10/2)

Engelbert Humperdinck (10/7)

Gaelic Storm (10/11)

Ray LaMontagne w/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (10/15-16)

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band (11/2)

Dee Dee Bridgewater — Singing ”Lady Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday” (11/6)

Michael Feinstein — Big-band tribute to Frank Sinatra (11/8)

Joan Osborne, The Holmes Brothers, Paul Thorn (11/13)

Bela Fleck & The Original Flecktones (11/18)

The Temptations and the Four Tops (12/9)

Signature Theatre’s Swingin’ Santas — An all-male Christmas cabaret from the Tony Award-winning Arlington theater (12/20)

Debby Boone — In ”Reflections of Rosemary” (Clooney was her mother-in-law) (1/22/10)

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour — with the Kenny Barron Trio, Regina Carter, Kurt Elling and Russell Malone (2/19)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (3/5/10)

Tom Wopat — TV’s The Dukes of Hazzard and Broadway’s Annie Get Your Gun, Chicago sings ”Love Swings” (3/28/10)

Patti LuPone — The Broadway sensation presents ”The Gypsy in my Soul” for Strathmore’s 2010 Spring Gala (4/24/10)


601 F St. NW

Maxwell — BLACKsummer night Fall Tour (10/2)

KISS — Alive 35 North American Tour (10/13)

AC/DC — Black Ice World Tour (10/16)
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Miley Cyrus (11/3)

Trans Siberian Orchestra (12/9)

Radio City Christmas Spectacular (12/18-20)


513 13th St. NW

Daniel Tosh (10/3)

Australian Pink Floyd (10/7)

Bruce Hornsby (10/9)

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers — The celebrated comedian sings here with his bluegrass band (10/12)

Lenny Kravitz (10/20)

Sweet Honey in the Rock (10/23)

Paulina Rubio — Sizzling new Latin sensation (10/25)

Mark Knopfler — The voice behind Dire Straights (5/2/10)

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