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  • Mike Terpak Blues Explosion, Groove Quest. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
  • Trophy Wife, The Caution Curves. Black Cat Backstage. $8. All ages.
  • Old Time Banjo Festival w/ Mike Seeger, Bruce Molsky, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Clarke Buehling, The Old 78’s, and Adam Hurt. Birchmere. $29.50.
  • Jimmy Bruno. Blues Alley. $25.
  • Bugs Bunny on Broadway w/ the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Merriweather Post Pavilion. $12.50–$45.
  • Hamlisch Conducts Hamlisch. Filene Center at Wolf Trap. $20–$48.
  • Honor By August, Trustfall, Red Wanting Blue, Colourside. 9:30 club. $15. All ages.
  • Washington National Opera Institute for Young Singers. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Free.
  • Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5), Whosane feat. Pangea, Educated Consumers. Rock and Roll Hotel. $15. All ages.
  • Feedback Dance Party w/ DJ Stereofaith, The Hardy Boys, DJs Dave Nada, Johnny Blaze, Trevor Martin, Andrew Jaye. DC9. $8. +21.
  • Inkwell Strings, Dennis Manuel (Army of Me) performs Elvis Costello’s The Juliet Letters. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12. +21.
  • The Circus w/ Tyrone Norris, Bomani Armah. Expo. $8. +21.


  • Barbershop Jam, Blues Jam with the Idle Americans. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
  • National Trustees’ NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra Concerts (July 12–26). Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Free.
  • Rock the Bells w/ Nas, Damian Marley, The Roots, Common, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek), Tech N9ne, RZA, Raekwon, K-Naan, Sage Francis. Merriweather Post Pavilion. $51-$101.
  • Reggae 2009! w/ Beres Hammond, Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill & Lenya Wilks, w/ Harmony House Singers & Musicians. Filene Center at Wolf Trap. $25–$40.
  • 5th Annual D.C. Latin Rock Fest w/ Locos Por Juana, Nayas, Oda’s, March Of Us, Pistolera, Reynolds, Ocho de Bastos, Los NeuroNautas, Machetres. 9:30 club. $20. All ages.
  • The Nine @ DC9 w/ Justin Trawick, Molly Hagen, Jason Ager, Ted Garber, Laura Tsaggaris, Jason Masi, Ken Wenzel, Victoria Vox, Matthew Bryce. DC9. $8. +21.
  • Kung Fury, Super Potent Death Baby, King Giant. The Red & The Black. $6. +21.
  • Questlove, DJ Dummy. Liv. $15.

Handsome Furs photo via MySpace.