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  • Rebelution, Zion-I, Jah Works. 9:30 Club. $17.50.
  • The Sometime Favorites, Farm Vegas, The Bootleg Gatsby, Carl & Carleigh. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.
  • Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Wolf Trap. $35.
  • Invisible Hands, Andrew Cedermark, The Coastals. Velvet Lounge. $8. 21+.
  • Marco Benevento Trio, Nathan Moore. Jammin Java. $15.
  • Wanda Jackson, The Lustre Kings. Black Cat mainstage. $20.
  • National Symphony Orchestra Pops: And the Winner Is… . Kennedy Center Concert Hall. $20-$85.


  • We Were Promised Jetpacks, Bad Veins, Typefighter. Rock and Roll Hotel. $12 in advance, $14 at door.
  • The Association, Keegan Corbey. Birchmere. $35.
  • A Tribute to Neil Finn/Crowded House: Naked Blue, Jon Carroll, Margot MacDonald, John Jennings, David Kitchen Band, King Teddy, Cal Everett, Victoria Vox, Deeme Katson, Luke Brindley, Todd Wright, Alfonso Velez, Harry Traynham, Bruno Loves Danger, Diane Rosenthal, Rocky Roberts. Wolf Trap. $25.
  • Pet Parade, Art Daniels, Sal Go Shocks The Black And Blues. Velvet Lounge. $8. 21+.
  • Punch Drunk Poets, Brainfang, The Resistance. Jammin Java. $10.
  • Second Saturdays: Suns of Guns, Dark Sea Dream. Black Cat backstage. $8.
  • Abrassive Actions, Engulfed in Flames, Orgy of the Damned, Gomorrah, Silver Cyanide, Invader, Undercurrent. Jaxx. $8 in advance, $10 day of.
  • Greg Laswell, John Brodeur. DC9. $12.
  • Valerie Vigoda, Brendan Milburn. Kennedy Center Millenium Stage. Free.


  • Next Big Thing: featuring over 20 local alternative and punk acts. 9:30 Club (and various other venues). $15.
  • D.C. Record Fair: DJs Eric Hilton, Ian MacKaye, Geologist, Kid Congo Powers, Bluebrain, Casper Bangs. Black Cat mainstage. $2.
  • Nile, Immolation, Krisiun, Rose Funeral, Dreaming Dead, Krass Judgement. Jaxx. $23 in advance, $25 day of.
  • National Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists (competition). Kennedy Center Millenium Stage. Free.
  • All You Need is Love Songwriters Circle—-Tribute to the Beatles and Love Songs: Anthony Fiacco, Shane Hines, Todd Wright, Luke Brindley. Jammin Java. $10 in advance, $13 day of.

C.J. Chenierphoto by James Fraher, via MySpace.