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  • Trouble Funk 30th Anniversary Reunion Tribute to Dyke, w/ The Art of Junk, Da Mixx Band. 9:30 club. $20. All ages.
  • Andy Paxon Band, Rose Between Thorns. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
  • Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women. Birchmere. $25.
  • Extra Golden, Black & Tan Fantasy Band. Black Cat. $12. All ages.
  • Bluebrain, Alfonso Bravo. Comet Ping Pong. All ages.
  • Buster Brown & the Get Down. Dogfishhead Alehouse. Call for price.
  • 2009 Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest. Marvin Gaye Park. Call for prices.
  • Pants Velour, The Escape Artist, Reemstarr, Flex Matthews. The Red & The Black. $8. +21.
  • The Mighty Heard, Baad Ingrish, Ndelible. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10. All ages.
  • Satisfaction: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones. The State Theatre. $16.
  • Nunchucks, 7 Door Sedan, We The They, DJ sets by Kingpin Soundsystem. Velvet Lounge. $8. +21.
  • National Symphony Orchestra: “The Music of John Williams.” Filene Center at Wolf Trap. $20–$75.


  • Eric Weinberg & the Morrison Brothers. Birchmere. $35.
  • Crystal Stilts, The Ladybug Transistor, Cotton Candy. Black Cat Backstage. $10. All ages.
  • So Many Dynamos, Cast Spells, Detox Retox. DC9. $8. +18.
  • Born Empty, Deville. The Red & The Black. $6. +21.
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dan Friel. Rock and Roll Hotel. $15. All ages.
  • Sugarplums, Microwave Background. Velvet Lounge. $8. +18.
  • Gordon Lightfoot. Filene Center at Wolf Trap. $22–$40.

Photo of Michael O’Neill, of The Ladybug Transistor, via MySpace.