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  • M. Ward, Chain & the Gang. 9:30 club. $25. All ages.
  • Deanna Bogart & Tom Principato Band. Birchmere. $25.
  • Shortstack, Lorelei, The Moderate. Black Cat. $10. All ages.
  • The Charm Offensive, Lanterns, Drunken Banshees, Free Electric State. The Red & The Black. $8. +21.
  • The Method, Ramzy, The Frustrations, Justin Trawick. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10. All ages.
  • Sunsets with a Soundtrack: The U.S. Army Band Downrange. West Steps U.S. Capitol. Free.
  • The Blue Planet Live w/ NSO. Filene Center at Wolf Trap. $20-$48.
  • Deep Sang. Cafe Saint Ex.


  • Old Bridge Festival w/ Future Islands, BLDGS, Laughing Man, Hume, etc. 1256 Old Bridge Rd., Amissville, Va. $10.
  • Xavier Rudd, Jeremy Fisher. 9:30 club. $20. All ages.
  • The Ruins, 12.0. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
  • Gato Barbieri. Birchmere. $45.
  • Run For Cover! Fort Reno Benefit Show. Black Cat. $10. All ages.
  • Sean Walsh & the National Reserve, David Schultz & the Skyline, Carlos I’m Pregnant. Comet Ping Pong.
  • The U-Liners perform “Happy Birthday Jerry Garcia Tribute.” IOTA Club and Café. $12. +21.
  • So Damn Thirsty, Pain!, The Buried, One Slack Mind, Disclosure, Anchors Aweigh. Jaxx. $10/$12. All ages.
  • Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Queensryche, Bigelf, Scale the Summit. Merriweather Post Pavilion. $30–$45.
  • The Veils, Foreign Born, Faces on Film. Rock and Roll Hotel. $12. All ages.
  • Keelhaul, The Wayward, Jefferson Plane Crash, Within The Lich Gate, Athens. Velvet Lounge. $8. +18.
  • NSO: “Broadway ROCKS!” Filene Center at Wolf Trap. $20-$48.
  • DJ Will Eastman. Cafe Saint Ex.


M. Ward photo by Wendy Peyton, via MySpace.