Monday, April 2, 2018

DC/ Baltimore Global Music and More April 2018 Concert Calendar Gig List


DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- April 2018  

Compiled by Steve Kiviat 
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To submit events (for posting) or comments (that are not posted) e-mail: ritmika (at) hotmail.com
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International, roots, rap, soul and more at top and
***indie-rock and non-music stuff is at the bottom. Most sold-out shows omitted.
Look for additional shows & more info to be added through the month at my blog: stevekiviat.blogspot.com 
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Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at ilxor.com and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2018, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2018,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads
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Remaining April 2018 Highlights
Sat. 4-7-Betsayda Machado y La Parrando el Clavo (The Voice of Venezuela and band) at Tropicalia DC
Sun. 4-8-Dwight Black Cat Carrier and the Zydeco Ro Doggs at Pearl Street Warehouse (zydeco)
Sat. 4-14-Fatoumata Diawara at Black Rock in Germantown, MD (Malian vocalist)
Fri. 4-20-Jose Alberto El Canario  at the Diamond Lounge (salsa)
Tues. 4-24-Sidi Toure (Mali guitarist ) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Sun. 4-29-Havana D’Primera, El Chacal & Eddy K (Cuban timba and Cuban cubaton) at the Howard Theatre

RIP Janka Nabay, 54 year-old Sierra Leone bubu musician who had lived in Washington DC for awhile.
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.  4-1
Fujiya &  Miyagi at U St. Music Hall
Laurel Halo (broken beat techno) at Union Stage
Reaction Band, TOB, XIB at Club One in Alexandria (bouncebeat go-go)


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4-2
Simone Baon and Arco Belo Ensemble for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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. 4-3
Steve Earle & the Dukes at the Birchmere
Pamela_ And her Sons, Protect-U, Radiator Greys at rhizome (electronica)
Eva Salina and Peter Stan at Hill Center (Balkan Gypsy)
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.  4-4
Dom Flemons Duo (cd release) with Greg Adams at Pearl Street Warehouse (afro-roots string music)
Richard Thompson (solo acoustic) with Joan Shelley at Birchmere
NSO Pops: Black Violin at Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Ana Moura at the Barns of Wolf Trap (Portugal)
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. 4-5
Ravyn Lenae at Songbyrd (r’n’b)
Writer Michon Boston presents: Riot, Rebellion, And Resurrection: 1968 DC talk at the Line Hotel 7 to 9pm
Ronnie Milsap at the Birchmere
NSO Pops: Black Violin at Kennedy Center Concert Hall
“Barry” (celebrating Yiddish culture through dance) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Steve Earle & the Dukes at Birchmere
Joan Shelley (indie-folk) at Creative Alliance
Cifika (Korean electro-pop) at Songbyrd
Feedel Band at Bossa
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.  4-6
Johnny Rawls with Billy Price at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (bluesy soul)
Rene Ibanez and Cubano Groove from 7 to 9 for free at Columbia Pike Library, Arlington, VA
Betsayda Machado y La Parrando el Clavo (The Voice of Venezuela) at the Creative Alliance
Gospel night after Washington Wizards game (included as part of ticket) with Hezekiah Walker, DJ boomb, Charles Butler at Capital One Arena
DMV Springfest: Hoodrich, Pablo Juan, Lightshow, Fat Trel, Rico Nasty & more (dc rap) at Fillmore
Anderson East at 930
Bleachers at Power Point Live
Sunny Sweeney at Hill Country DC (country)
Marty Stuart at the Birchmere (country)
Monty Alexander at Blues Alley (Jamaican jazz)
Ranky Tanky at Strathmore mansion
Willie Nile at the Hamilton
Tierra Sagrada, Cumbre, Jesus Chairez at the Palace (parrondon, banda, corridos, norten0)
Samuray y Los Jefes at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Lena Seikaly (jazz vocalist0 at Montpelier


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. 4-7
Mad Clown & San E w/ Sabae (Korean rap) at Howard Theatre
Betsayda Machado y La Parrando el Clavo (The Voice of Venezuela) at Tropicalia DC
Patti Labelle at the Warner
Marty Stuart at the Birchmere (country)
Monty Alexander at Blues Alley (Jamaican jazz)
Bhangra Blowout 25 at GW Lisner Auditorium
J. Alvarez at Club One, Alexandria
Los Shapis at Randolph Beer and Wine in Rockville
L.A. Salami (post-modern indie folk) at DC9
DJ Paroma Bollywood Bhangra bash dj at L8 Lounge in DC

*Colter Wall at U St Music Hall 

* David Wilcox and Carrie Newcomer at Miracle Theatre

* Monica, BJ the Chicago Kid, the Chuck Brown Band at The Anthem

* Scratchy Sounds (Clash's touring dj) soul music dj party at Showtime Bar

* Between the World and Me (readings from T. Coates with music) at Kennedy Center
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 4-8
Majah Hype and Trixx at 5 at Howard Theatre
Johnny Rawls with Billy Price at Rams Head Onstage in Annapolis (matinee gig)
EU with Black Masala at U St Music Hall
Lorde, Run the Jewels, Mitski at Anthem (sold out)
Monty Alexander at Blues Alley (Jamaican jazz)
Dwight Black Cat Carrier and the Zydeco Ro Doggs at Pearl Street Warehouse
Cry Cry Cry (Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, Dar Williams) at 6th & I
Sam Bush at Birchmere
Step Your Game Up Charity Black Frats Step Dancing show at 5 pm at GW Lisner Auditorium

*David Wilcox & Carrie Newcomer at Rams Head Annapolis at night

*Folkie Baseball songs performed by Alan MacEwen, James Von Lenz, Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier 

   for Roots Café @5:00 pm at  An Die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD;
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   4-9
Dave Davies (Kinks) at Rams Head Onstage Annapolis
Bill Orcutt (from Harry P* ssy), Die Geister Beschworen, Dura/Brandon Moses, Layne Garrett/Jenny Moon Tucker at Rhizome (experimental )
Dex Romweber (rockabilly solo from Flat Duo Jets) at Hill Country Live
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.  4-10
Lionel Loueke trio at Blues Alley (Benin-born jazz guitarist and band)
Maxo Kream at Baltimore Soundstage (rap)
Jim White and Sylvie Simmons at Hill Country Live
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 4-11
Maxo Cream at Songbyrd (Houston rap)
DC Music Salon: DC’s streets 1984 to 1994 (Photos by Michael Horsley) free from 7 to 8:45pm at Watha T Daniel Shaw Library, 1630 7th St NW

*Della Mae at Pearl Street Warehouse 

*Ezko and Lil Wop (rap) at Tropicalia

* Yaeji at Flash (Korean electro)
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  4-12
Hip-hop Orchestra of the U. of Md for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Tompkins Square label showcase with Wall Matthews (70s Folkways guitarist), Gwenifer Raymond (Welsh muti-instrumentalist) and 78s vinyl record collector Joe Bussard at Rhizome
Nonchalant (‘90s dc rapper) with others at Songbyrd
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles feat: Eric 'Roscoe' Ambel at Hill Country (roots honky-tonk)
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Fri .  4-13
Dramatics (featuring LJ Reynolds) at the Birchmere (70s group soul stars)
Anbessa Orchestra at Tropicalia (Israeli-led Brooklyn band doing Ethiopiques) for free
Don Omar at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA (reggaeton)

* Pretty Girls Crank Too (women in go-go event) with Beladona, Ms. Kim, Michelle Blackwell, Pretty Nikki, Lysette, Kee Kee and more at Paradigm Lounge in Upper Marlboro, MD
Conjunto Primavera and Norteno 4.5 at the Palace, in Woodbridge, VA
Lalo Mora y La Grandeza Nortena at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Arrested Development at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
YFN Lucci (Rap) at Fillmore
24 Horas, Xtreme, Alex Bueno at Galaxy Nightclub in Hyattsville, MD
Thousand Incarnations of the Rose : A festival of American Primitive Guitar in Takoma Park at various locations through 4-15 including:
Rob Noyes, Matt Sowell at Rhizome; Will Csorba and Max Ochs at Busboys & Poets; Joseph Allred, David Shapiro @ Takoma Bev.,  Alexander Turnquist, Chuck Johnson at Republic; Lloyd Thayer & Charlie Schmidt at Allyworld at tonal park

* Alasdair Fraser (Scottish Fiddler) & Natalie Haas at 7:30 pm. at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville,

 Tamagawa Univ. Taiko Drumming & Dance Troupe @ National Gallery of Art,12 to 1pm

* Motown the Musical (through the 15th) at the Hippodrome in Baltimore

* Ezko at Songbyrd (rap)

* Backyard Band and TOB at Aqua in DC (go-go and bounce-beat go-go)

*Josey Rebelle @ Ten Tigers Parlour


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Sat.   4-14 
Fatoumata Diawara at Black Rock in Germantown, MD (Malian vocalist)
AfroSoca Love at Karma
Saba (Chicago rapper) at Fillmore
Thousand Incarnations of the Rose : A festival of American Primitive Guitar in Takoma Park at multiple locations all day with a 12:30 panel with Byron Coley, Glenn Jones, Peter Lang, Sara Louise, Allison Hussey, Bil Meyer and more
3pm-rare John Fahey footage; Glenn Jones at 8:30 and more

* Emancipation Day Concert at Freedom Plaza with Brandy, Angie Stone, Big Daddy Kane, Allure, Ayre Rayde, Rare Essence, DJ Rico, Classically Dope, Luther Relives, Drew Tillman, Lightshow from 3 pm to 8:45pm at Freedom Plaza
March for Science in DC
Irish trad fest with Trian and others at Creative Alliance and other Baltimore locations

*Porchfest on Rhode Island Ave. from 2pm to 6pm 
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4-15
Thousand Incarnations of the Rose : A festival of American Primitive Guitar in Takoma Park at multiple locations all day including Daniel bachman at 2:50 and Peter Lang at 7:40
Chris Smith at Creative Alliance
Anna and Elizabeth at Pearl Street Warehouse

*Hurray for the Riff Raff, Waxahatchee, and Bedouine at 9:30 Club 

*Bunji Garlin at Soca dance party at Karma
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  4-16

*Emancipation Day
Anna and Elizabeth at Creative Alliance

*Pink at Capital One Arena
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Tues. 4-17—my birthday
Eric B. and Rakim with Yo-Yo at Fillmore (rap)
Last call: The Bayou, Cellar Door and Georgetown Nightlife panel and movie clip at Georgetown Library from 6:30 to 8:30pm
From the Rich Dark Earth (Lithuanian composer & instrumentalist Abraham Brody with Lithuanian singer Trys Keturoise)  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Banjo player Danny Barnes at Hill Country Live

*Pink at Capital One Arena

*Gregorio Uribe and his  Big Band, along with DC Colombian Carnival from Pasto opening . 7 to 9 pm at Lincoln Theatre for free (doors at 5:30; eventbrite tickets in advance are free) ( ( Colombian artists with tropical rhythms and a mix between Andean rhythms, champeta, rock and pop).

*Backyard Band at MD Live (go-go)
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Wed.  4-18
RZA at the Warner Theatre (rap from Wu-Tang) performs a live re-scoring of the classic Shaw Brothers martial arts film, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.
Kana Uemura (American J-pop) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Sidi Toure (Malian guitarist at Creative Alliance)

* Sufi music around the world at Bossa at 7:30

*The Suffers at the Barns of Wolf Trap (retro gulf coast soul from Houston)

Experimental musician David Grubbs will be reading poetry from his new book, Now that the Audience is Assembled and playing solo electric guitar at Rhizome 

*Backyard Band at Martinis
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Thurs. 4-19
Kronos Quartet  and pipa player Wu Man at Lisner
Los Lobos at Birchmere
Rhiannon Giddens at Baltimore Soundstage
Son Little at Union Stage
Mia Zabelka (Jewish violinist, sound artist) w/ Robin Diamond and Andras Fekete of Boat Burning plus Samuel Beckett’s “Film” with live score by Tim Carless, and Low Ways Trio (Mark Cisneros, Luke stewart, Ian McColm)  at Rhizome
Average White Band at Rams Head Annapolis
La Marvela and Kiko Villamizar at Bossa
Ray Bonneville at Hill Country

*New Impressionz at Big Chief
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Fri. 4-20
Jose Alberto El Canario  at the Diamond Lounge (salsa)
Joey Bada$$ w/ Boogie, Buddy, Dessy Hinds at Fillmore (rap)
Los Lobos at Rams Head Annapolis
Trouble Funk and Loud Boyz at Rock n Roll Hotel
Pritam (Bollywood soundtrack composer) at DAR Constitution Hall
Marisol y La Magia del Norte and tony Rosado at Cococabana
Megareventon 4 with Jambao (Argentina) and Dani grupo at the Palace
Messiah at Bravo Bravo
La Septima Banda junto a Los Originales de San Juan at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli are Black Star! With Dead Prez and more at the Anthem
The East Pointers (Celtic) at Creative Alliance
Average White Band at Birchmere
Cissa Paz (Brazilian vocals) at Montpelier
Wild Ones at Songbyrd (synth pop meets r’n’b)
420 Reggae, dub and ska fest at Tropicalia

* Art after dark from 9 to 12 midnight at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum with CrossRhodes and DJ Bobbito Garcia (old-school NYC hiphop dj )

*Backyard Band at Aqua Lounge
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Sat. 4-21
Average White Band at the Birchmere

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at UMBC Event Center
Maelo Ruiz y Adolescentes Orquesta at El Ranchon Steakhouse in Woodbridge

*EU's "Da Butt" 30th anniversary "day party" 6 to 10 pm at Big Chief
Kazzabe, Chicas Rolands & El Chevo at Club one in Alexandria
La Insuperable La Mami del Swagger at Medusa Restaurant in Baltimore
Sonic Outlaws (Craig Baldwin doc about band Negativeland) from 2 to 5 pm at National gallery of Art
Brazil: Rhythms and Poetry at Jack Guidone Theatre, 5207 Wisc. Ave. NW
Vijay Prakash at High Point High School in Beltsville, MD

*National cannabis Fest with Cypress Hill, Backyard Band, See I, Beau Young Prince, DJ Ayes Cold, Oh He Dead, and more at RFK Stadium parking lot daytime

* Backyard band at L8 Lounge (late nite)

*Rare Essence at Aqua

* Proper Utensils Band at the Chateau Remix

* Filmfest DC movie- "Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami" at 9:15 pm at Landmark's E street

* Save Your Soul (djs playing soul 45s) at De Kleine Duivel in Hamden neighborhood of Baltimore

* Record Store Day
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Sun. 4-22
Gospel Explosion featuring Lee Williams & the Spiritual QCs, the Sensational Nightingales, the Soul Messengerz, the Supreme Angels,  Brooklyn Allstars, Singing Angels, the Southern Gospel Singers at 4pm at Scripture Cathedral, 7610 Central Avenue, Landover, MD

* Filmfest DC movie- How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and The Road to Rock and Roll at 5:30 pm at at Landmark's E Street

*  Colombia’s famed Carnival of Blacks and Whites at 10 am at Union Market in DC for free, with more Colombia stuff till 3pm
“Annelies” (choral tribute to Anne Frank) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Hawktail (Roots bluegrass) at Rams head Annapolis
Kazzabe, Chicas Rolands & El Chevo at VIP Room in Baltimore
Brazil: Rhythms and Poetry at Jack Guidone Theatre, 5207 Wisc. Ave. NW
Gunna with Lil Dude at Milkboy Arthouse
Jason Eady at Hill Country (country)

* New Impressionz at Martini's

*Kim Jordan's Triibute to Gil-Scott Heron at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
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Mon.  4-23
Las Anez (twin sisters Latin American folk meets keyboard loops) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Shirleta Settles (soul and blues) at Westminster Church from 6 to 9 in SW DC
Acid Mothers Temple at Metro Gallery Baltimore (Japanese psych rock)

 Filmfest DC movie- How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and The Road to Rock and Roll at 6 pm at at Landmark's E Street

* Filmfest DC movie- "Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba" at 8 pm at Landmark's E Street

*Joao Fenix (Brazilian) at Blues Alley

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Tues. 4-24
Sidi Toure (Mali guitarist ) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Smokepurpp at the Fillmore (rap)
Lindi Ortega and Hugh Masterson at Union Stage (country)
Nina Nesbitt (Scottish pop singer/songwriter) at DC9
Amelia White, Mary Battiata, Siobhán O'Brien (Americana) at Hill Country Live

* Kaia Kater at 7:30 at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD (Canadian afro-Caribbean banjo w/ touches of jazz, Appalachia, folk and rap)

* Lazy K covers Basehead; Thaylobleau at Black Cat 

* Benefit show with Cecile Mclorin Salvant, Dom Flemons, Marshall Crenshaw, Paula Cole at the Hamilton (sold out)

*   Shaolin Jazz Presents "Can I Kick It?" ft. Kiss of the Dragon at Songbyrd

* Rose Moraes at Blues Alley (Brazilian music vocalist)
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Wed. 4-25
Smooky MarGielaa with Jelly Gang at Howard Theatre (NY rap)
Lindi Ortega and Hugh Masterson at Rams head Annapolis
Roy Woods at Union Stage (Canadian rapper) (sold out)

*Yonatan Gat with Paperhaus at Black Cat (Israeli guitarist and DC band)

*Dodge City Anniversary 

*Greg Cooper's Tribute to Soul Legends with a band led by drummer Mousey Thompson
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 Thurs. 4-26
Chuck Brown Band for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (DC go-go)
Meshell Ndegeocello at Kennedy Center
Southern Avenue at Union Stage
Bubba Sparxx at Milkboy Arthouse

* Charm City Bluegrass Festival at Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD (  Fri. & Sat)

* Omoumi and friends (Persian) at Freer Gallery

* Roberto Fonseca (Cuban pianist) at the Hamilton 

*Veronneau celebrates Brazil at Blues Alley
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 Fri. 4-27
Agora dance (ballet meets contemporary dance) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Alan Jackson & Randy Houser at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore (country)
Calexico and Ryley Walker at Lincoln Theatre (instrumental rock and fingerpicked guitar)
John Pizzarelli: Sinatra & Jobim at Blues Alley (jazz guitarist)
Pietasters at Ottobar (ska)
Tito Rojas and Luisito Carron (salsa) at the Palace
Frank Reyes (bachata) at VIP Room in Baltimore
Marito Rivera & Su Grupo Bravo at Diamond Lounge in Annandale
Festival Of Praise Tour Featuring Fred Hammond * Donnie Mcclurkin * Take 6 * Charles Jenkins * James Fortune at Warner Theatre

* Ritmos Raros: Afro Latinx Tropical 3 Year Anniversary Party at Songbyrd

* Paul Metzger, John Saint Pelvin, Huda & Kamyar, Pony Moon at Rhizome (experimental string music-guitar and banjo and oud and more0
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Sat.  4-28 
Broccoli City Festival (sold out) with Migos, Miguel, Cardi B., Daniel Caesar,H.E.R., Nipsey Hustle, Rich the Kid, Lightshow, Grits & Biscuits, HoodCelebrityy, Spicoli &Bomby   at RFK Stadium parking lot
Afrofest 2018 at 11 pm at the Howard Theatre
Cut Chemist at Union Stage
Brian Fallon (from Gaslight Anthem) and Caitlin Rose at 930 Club (rock)
John Pizzarelli: Sinatra & Jobim at Blues Alley (jazz guitarist)
Marito Rivera & Su Grupo Bravo at El Carbonero Restaurant in Hyattsville
El Trono de Mexico & Brazeros Musicial de Durango at Club One

* Eric Brace, Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz Trio @ Jammin’ Java,

* Filmfest DC movie- "Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba" at 8:15 pm at Landmark's E Street
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Sun. 4-29
Havana D’Primera, El Chacal & Eddy K (Cuban timba and Cuban cubaton) at the Howard Theatre
In Her Voice for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Judy Collins at Rams Head Annapolis
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at Birchmere
John Pizzarelli: Sinatra & Jobim at Blues Alley (jazz guitarist)
Persian Traditional and Folkloric concert at 6:30 at  Iranian –American Community Center, 2236-C Gallows rd., Vienna, VA

* Suzanne Vega at City Winery, 1350 Okie st NE

*Melba Moore at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

*DMV hiphop at Milkboy arthouse in College Park
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. 4-30

* Suzanne Vega at City Winery, 1350 Okie st NE
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock & punk) –4-2-Japanese Breakfast @ Ottobar; Nobunny, Homosuperior, Mallwalker @ Metro Gallery Baltimore; 4-3-Superchunk @ Black Cat; Mirah @ DC9;  4-4-Yo La Tengo @ 930 Club; Jail Solidarity, Kal Marks, Shell of a Shell @ Rhizome; Ought @ Black Cat; 4-5-Robyn Hitchcock @ Rams Head Annapolis; 4-6-Damaged City fest @ various places; We are Family Benefit @ Rhizome w/ Teen Mortgage, Weird Babies, Venray;  Beanstalk Library @ Pearl Street Warehouse;  4-10-5 Seconds of Summer @ Fillmore; Ruby Boots @ Songbyrd;  4-13-Titus Andronicus @ Rnr Hotel; Wolf Alice @ Rams Head Baltimore; * Messthetics @ Black Cat; 4-14-Lucy Dacus @ RnR Hotel; Time is fire, Headroom, Raw Silk @ Comet; 4-15-U.S. Girls w/ Escapism @ Union Stage; 4-16-Nap Eyes @ DC9 ; 4-18-Jeff Rosenstock @ Union Stage; 4-19-Walker Lukens @ Songbyrd; 4-21-Decemberists & Tennis @ Anthem; 4-23-Acid Mothers Temple at Metro Gallery Baltimore; 4-26-Beck & Kimbra @ Anthem; Wreckless Eric @ the Ottobar;  Boat Burning, Chris Forsyth, East Ghost @ DC 9; * Bat Fangs @ LuceSmithsonian American Art Museum;;  4-27-Afghan Whigs, Built to Spill & Ed Harcourt @ Rams Head Baltimore; Beck & Torres @ Anthem; Residents @ Union stage;   4-28-Robyn Hitchcock & His LA Squires @ Lincoln Theatre; * Rambling Shadows @ Emissary; * Dot Dash @ the Pinch;  4-29-Minus the bear & Coathangers @ Black Cat;  The Soft Moon @ DC9; 4-30-Kate Nash @ 930; Modest Mouse @ Anthem;

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More March 2018 Concert Calendar Gig List


DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- March 2018  

Compiled by Steve Kiviat 
To subscribe-send an e-mail to dcbworld-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
To submit events (for posting) or comments (that are not posted) e-mail: ritmika (at) hotmail.com
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International, roots, rap, soul and more at top and
***indie-rock and non-music stuff is at the bottom. Most sold-out shows omitted.
Look for additional shows & more info to be added through the month at my blog: stevekiviat.blogspot.com 
_______________________________________
Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at ilxor.com and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2018, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2018,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads
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 March 2018 Highlights
Sat. 3-3- Jose James sings Bill Withers at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre (r’n’b)
Wed. 3-7-Cornelius (Japanese rock) at the 930 Club
Fri. 3-9- El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico at Howard Theatre (salsa pioneers)
Sat. 3-10- Romeo Santos (bachata star) at Eaglebank Arena
Wed. 3-14- Sahad and the Nataal Patchwork (Afro-jazz from Senegal) at Bossa
Sat. 3-17 -Barrence Whitfield & the Savages at Hill Country Barbecue (great rockin’ old-school r’n’b)
Tal National (rockin Niger band) at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Fri. 3-23- Winfield Parker at Montpelier Mansion in Laurel (old-school soul/r’n’b singer)
The Revelers (Louisiana Cajun, zydeco, & pop) at Pearl Street Warehouse
Lee Ann Womack at the Birchmere (country)
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Kelela at the 930 Club (r'n'b)
 Oscar Peñas (jazz guitarist) at Strathmore Mansion
 Xylouris White, a duo with Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White; plus opener David Jacober at Creative Alliance
 Billy Ocean at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Feedel Band at Bossa
Bad Gyal and Mathias at Union Stage
Tyler Childers and Kelsey Waldron at Rock n Roll Hotel (country/sold out show)
Graham Nash at Birchmere
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3-2
Save Your Soul dj dance night with guest dj Sheila B at Lithuanian Hall in Baltimore
Puerto Rican bomba and plena presentation from 4:30 to 5:45pm at Atlas
Viva Brazil: Carnival Dance Party at Creative Alliance
Skip Mahoney and The Casuals and Silk Soul  from 8 to 12 mdt.  at the VFW, 9800 Good Luck Rd., Lanham
Dancehall and soca djs at Power, NE DC
Bernard Ebb songwriting awards at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
112, Carl Thomas, Biz Markie , Alex Jay after Wizards basketball game at Capital One Arena
Afropolitan DC at St. Yves
Sanam Marvi at George C Marshall High School in Falls Church (Pakistani folk)
Venezuelan dj dance night at Toro Toro in DC
Prince George’s Best Dance Crew Competition at PG Publick Playhouse in Cheverly
Lemus y su grupo Algodon and La Sonora at Diamond Lounge in Annandale
Beto y sus Canarios y Arkangel Musical at 90 Degrees in Manassas
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. 3-3
6th Annual Soca and Rum 2018.The Official Trinidad Carnival Return Fete ...Performing Live from Barbados Hypasounds at the Carriage room at Laurel Race Track
Puerto Rican bomba and plena presentation from 4:30 to 5:45pm at Atlas
Viva Brazil: Carnival Dance Party at Creative Alliance
Miyabi Koto Shamisen ensemble at 2 pm at the Freer
Jose James sings Bill Withers at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre
Combo Chimbita (NY –but Colombia rooted) & La Colombopercutiva at Tropicalia
DJ Muggs & Mayhem Lauren (hiphop djs) at 8 at Howard Theatre
Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, and Midland at Anthem (country)
Moein (Iranian/Persian singer) at the Warner Theatre
De La Geezy at Club One in Alexandria
Enanitos Verdes VS Hombres G  rock en Espanol dj night at Marx Cafe
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Dalia and the big violin at 7 at Bossa
Huda and jam session at Bossa at 8:30pm
Jeezy (rap) at the Fillmore
Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes at Bethesda Blues and Jazz at 2pm (group soul) and 7:30pm
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s
Lil Xn at u St Music Hall (sold out)
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. 3-5
Mariachi Flor  de Toloache for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (female mariachi group)
Meklit (Ethiopian folk) at Blues Alley
Mannywellz at Union Stage
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.  3-6
Sweet honey in the Rock at the birchmere
We banjo 3 (Irish bluegrass) at the Hamilton
OMD at the 930 Club

*Bowie State Marching Band for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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. 3-7
Abdu Ali for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (Baltimore club w/rap & punk)
Cornelius (Japanese rock) at the 930 Club
Funk Parade kickoff party at Marvin

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Now
Featuring Sara Mearns, Silas Riener, Rashaun Mitchell, great Memphis juke dancer Lil Buck, Brooklyn Rider, and others at Kennedy Center
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 3-8
Peabody Conservatory’s Now Hear This  ensemble does chamber works by George Crumb, Steve Reich, Kate Soper for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
New Africa Film Festival opening at AFI with movie “I am Not a Witch”
Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief) and Nick Hakim at the Miracle Theatre in DC

* Lonnie Holley at the Luce
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   3-9
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico at Howard Theatre (salsa pioneers)
Phillip Glass’s 20 Etudes with Phillip Glass, Dev Hynes, Jason Moran, Aaron Diehl, Jenny Lin at Kennedy Center Concert Hall
So Percussion Quartet plays John Cage, Caroline Shaw, and Viet Cuong for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*DIY Junkestra workshop at Kennedy Center

*Madrigals meet Minimalism at 10 pm at 19 Dupont Underground as part of Kennedy Center Direct Current fest
Ilusha Tsinadze at Hill Center at old Naval Hospital, 921 PA Ave SE (country of Georgia rooted but NY based)
Lonnie Holley with Paul Rucker at Creative Alliance
Chopteeth at Amp
Brazilian dance party at Toro Toro
DC Bluegrass Fest at Sheraton Premiere in Tyson’s Corner (3-10 also)
Guy Davis at the Carroll café
Adam Gussow at Archie’s Barbershop
90s Block Party with Guy, Teddy Riley, Ginuwine, Jagged Edge, 112, Next at DAR Constitution Hall (r’n’b)
Alfredo Rios El Komander at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Orquesta Guayacan at Diamond Lounge
Luis Vargas and Bachata Heightz at Cococabana
Newmeyer flyer presents Laurel Canyon: Songs of Los Angeles 66 to 73 at Birchmere
U-God of Wu Tang Clan at Black Cat

* Stanton Warriors at U St. Music Hall
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.  3-10
Romeo Santos (bachata star) at Eaglebank Arena
Luis Enrique at Montgomery Community College
Dubistry at 7 at Bossa
Reggae v. Soca dj party at 11 at the Howard Theatre
Junkyard Band at the Fillmore (go-go)
Proper Utensils (Dc go-go) Birthday Celebration for Duck at the Chateau
Roomful of Blues & Vintage #18 at the Hamilton
DC Bluegrass Fest at Sheraton Premiere in Tyson’s Corner
Peaches & Herb at Harmony Hall in Ft. Washington, MD
Luis Chataing at Diamond Lounge
Beth Ditto at 930 Club
Lamont Savoy’s Birthday bash at Lamont’s with the Stone Pleasure band

* Gamer Symphony Orchestra at U of MD

*Jessica Lea Mayfield at Songbyrd (minimalistic country rock)
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 3-11
Nowruz: Persian New Year Celebration 11 am to 5 pm at the Freer
Sahba Motallebi (tar and setar player) with Naghmeh Farahmand (tombak and daf player) at 1 and 4 pm
Ghana Independence Party 4 to 9pm at Decades
Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials at the American Legion in Silver Spring
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at Pearl Street Warehouse
Ricardo Montaner (Argentine singer/songwriter) at Eaglebank Arena
El Supershow de Los Vaskez & Campeche Show at Cococabana
Zombies at Rams Head Annapolis
Trouble Funk, Baronhawk, Sol Power Allstars  at u St. Music Hall

*KC Jukebox: California Mystics (Mason Bates mix of classical, avante-drone, electro) at Kennedy Center
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  3-12
Punjab Tronix for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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 .  3-13
Irreversible Entanglements for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (free jazz and poetry)
Zombies at the Birchmere
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.   3-14
Junior Reid & the One Blood Band featuring Yung J.R. at the Howard Theatre (reggae)
Pedrito Martinez Group at Blues Alley (Afro-Cuban clave jazz)
Sahad and the Nataal Patchwork (Afro-jazz from Senegal) at Bossa
Masters of American Music benefit concert for the National Council for traditional Arts with Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell, and more at the Hamilton (sold out)
Zombies at Rams head Annapolis
Odissee , Ras Nebyu at U St. Music Hall (hiphop)

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3-15
Angelita Montoya at NYU DC
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque band (Latin jazz) at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Jamal Gray & Uptown Arthouse present “The Landing” (music, movement, video) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Lee Ann Womack at Rams Head Annapolis
Sahel at Bossa
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  3-16
Wild Style (movie doc about hiphop’s early days) with a demo and discussion at Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre plus afterwards “In the Beginning”  dance party featuring Grand Wizard Theodore and Grand Master Caz (early days hiphop) at 9pm in K. Center  Atrium
DCDIT presents Suzanne Ciani (quadrophonic electronic music) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Ute Lemper’s Paris Days, Berlin Nights at Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre
Koyaanisqatsi film and music with the Phillip Glass Ensemble at Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Spanglish Fly at Tropicalia (NYC boogalu—afro-Latin meets soul)
ArcAngel at Bravo Bravo (reggaeton/pop)
Orquesta San Vicente at El Ranchon in Woodbridge
Blake Shelton at Royal Farms Arena
Kristin Hersh and Grant lee Phillips at Pearl street Warehouse
Oak Ridge Boys at the Birchmere

Moombahton Massive at U St. Music Hall (part of the club's 8th anniversary)

*1432 R djs at the 930 Club Back Bar

* Wu Man & the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band at GW Lisner 
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. 3-17
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages at Hill country Barbecue (great rockin’ old-school r’n’b)
Tal National (rockin Niger band) at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Tego Calderon at Club One (reggaeton)
Shabazz Palaces for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (avante-garde Seattle hip-hop)
Devin the Dude (rap) with Backyard Band (go-go) at the Howard Theatre
Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston (group soul) at the Birchmere
Jive Aces with Annemarie Rosario at Glen Echo Ballroom
Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Rams Head in Annapolis
Ultra Nate birthday bash at Baltimore Soundstage with Black Stereo Faith, Ultra Nate, Lisa Moody and more
Zion I at union stage

soca at club Karma on Bladensburg rd NE
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  3-18
7th annula Persian Nowruz Festival at Tyson’s Corner Mall
Australian National Sawdust artist Sophia Brous with NY guitarist Marc Ribot for “lullabies, hymns, songs of resistance” for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Wilson Pickett’s Midnight Movers featuring Curtis Pope with guest singer Winfield Parker at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Cuarteto Bomba at Bossa
Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita at Amp
Judas Priest at Anthem
Justin timberlake at capital One
Kem at National harbor
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. 3-19
M is Black Enough (vocals plus steel pan, cello, drums) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Charlie Sayles and the Blues Disciples at Westminster Church
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. 3-20
Marc Broussard at the birchmere
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. 3-21
“In the Heights” (Latino musical ) at Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater ( through the 25th)
Bowen McCauley Dance  for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Fabulous Thunderbirds at Pearl Street Warehouse
Miguel at the Modell Center at the Lyric in Baltimore
Son Lux, Sinkane at Black Cat
Young gleesh and Beau Young Prince at Union Stage (rap)

*Altan (Irish) at Barns of Wolf Trap

*Gospel at Colonus through  3-25 at Gunston Arts Center, Arlington, VA

*Justin Skye (r'n'b/hiphop) at Songbyrd

*Motown cabaret with Mark Meadows and others at Signature Theatre 
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. 3-22
Big Krit & Ty Dolla Sign (rap and r’n’b) at the Fillmore
Brandy (rnb/pop)  at the Howard Theatre
Dan Auerbach, Robert Finley and others at 930 (sold out)

* Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performance, followed by a set by Valerie June, and then both performing together at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore.
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.  3-23
Le Grande Fete at the French Embassy w/ DJ Princess Slaya and more
Winfield Parker at Montpelier Mansion in Laurel (old-school soul/r’n’b singer)
Maluma at Eaglebank
Lee Ann Womack at Birchmere
Leo Dan at 8  at the Howard Theatre and Nailah Blackman and Preedy at 11pm
Stone soul Picnic with Soul Crackers and the Texas Chainsaw Horns at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Red Baraat Festival of Colors Night 1 with Zeshan B at the Hamilton
The Revelers (Louisiana Cajun, zydeco, & pop) at Pearl Street warehouse
Mark Morris Dance Group with Silk Road Ensemble & with Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova doing "Layla and Majnun" (a Persian Romeo & Juliet) D.C. premiere at Kennedy center
Phil Wiggins & the Chesapeake Sheiks at Creative Alliance
Enigma Norteño & La Autentica de Javier Carrillo & Adolfo Urias at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Jon Z Spring Break Bash at Diva Lounge in Falls Church (Puerto Rican rapper)
Courtney Marie Andrews at Black Cat

*"Astral Weeks-A Secret History of 1968" book by Ryan H. Walsh (about Van Morrison fleeing NY mob & going to Boston & more that happened in 68 in Boston)    at 7 pm with moderator David Malitz of the Washington Post at 
Right Proper Brewing Company (Brookland Production House)
920 Girard St NE, 

*Pankaj Udhas (Ghazal singer from India) at the MGM National Harbor Grand Ballroom

* Orquesta San Vicente de Tito Flores w/ Grupo Mirimar, Efrain Lobo y su Chanchona (cumbia) at Cococabana


*Gospel at Colonus through  3-25 at Gunston Arts Center, Arlington, VA
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. 3-24
Floaters at Harmony Hall (old school r’n’b)

*Wande Coal (Nigerian afropop) at Power,
Be’la Dona’s Spring Jam (go-go) at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
March for Our Lives Gun control March /event
Akua Allrich at Kennedy Center
Red Baraat Festival of Colors Night 2 with Women’s Raga Massive at the Hamilton
El Verdadero trap tour at Club One
Glen Hansaard at Anthem
Godspeed You Black Emperor at the 930 Club
Women F   Sh__   Up  Fest at Songbyrd with Coolots and more

* Kid "n' Play at throwback party at the Howard (doors at 11, live music late)

*"Astral Weeks-A Secret History of 1968" book by Ryan H. Walsh (about Van Morrison fleeing NY mob & going to Boston & more that happened in 68 in Boston)    from 8 pm to 10 pm at Club 603, 603 Club Rd., Baltimore 


*Gospel at Colonus through  3-25 at Gunston Arts Center, Arlington, VA

* Demi Lovato at Capital One Arena
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 3-25
Joan Soriano at Tropicalia (roots bachata) at 7 & 8:30
Irish step dancing class with the McGrath Academy of Irish Dance who will also perform for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Kelly Lee Owens at Union Stage
Of Montreal at 930 Club
Caleborate at Songbyrd (rap)


*Gospel at Colonus through  3-25 at Gunston Arts Center, Arlington, VA

*GAS (minimal techno) at Union Stage

* KD Lang at Strathmore

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 3-26
Colie Aziza ( jazz & r’n’b singer/songwriter) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
James McMurtry and John Moreland at the Birchmere

* Hollie Cook (from 2010 version of Slits plus a solo singer) with Jenna Camille (DC r'n'b) at U St. Music Hall
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  3-27
Joata (Brooklyn Puerto Rican indie/hiphop/Caribbean ) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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.  3-28 
Fernandito Ferrer (Puerto Rican singer/songwriter) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Hanni El Khatib at Black Cat
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3-29
Diego el Cigala at Strathmore
Soul Rebels with Gza and Talib Kweli at the 930 Club
Tribaldi at Takoma Station
Baltimore Salsa Bachata Congress at the Hilton in Baltimore

*Steve Moakler at Union Stage (country)

*Remy Ma at the Fillmore
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. 3-30
1st night of Passover
Marshall Crenshaw & the Bottle Rockets at the Birchmere
Good Friday
Cumbia De la Cruz at the Diamond Lounge

*Gina Turner at Ten Tigers Parlour
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3-31
English Beat at the Barns of Wolf trap
Brent Cobb and Savannah Conley at DC 9
“Million Dollar Quartet” musical at the Strathmore
Deep Sugar DC (house music) with Ultra Nate and Lisa Moody at U St. Music hall
 Second Night of Passover

*Curtis Harding at U St Music Hall (retro soul and more)

*Cleve  Francis at Birchmere (country)

* Mr. P (Peter P Square) (Nigerian Afropop) at Power

*Ritmos Raros at Songbyrd

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4-1
Easter

*Laurel Halo at Union Stage (broken beat/techno)

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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock & punk) –3-1-Messthetics @ Dew Drop Inn; 3-2-The Effects & Park Snakes @ Slash Run; 3-3-Ed Schrader’s Music Beat & the Sneaks @ Comet Ping Pong; 3-4-The Caribbean @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage; 3-5- Report Suspicious Activity(punk vets allstars), Two Inch Astronaut, Anna Connolly @ Black Cat; 3-6-Shopping, French Vanilla, & Ultra Beauty @ Union Stage;  3-14-Horse Lords @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage; 3-16- ; Des Demonas, Quatracenta & more @ Black Cat; 3-21-The Wedding Present @ Rock n R Hotel; Snail Mail @ Ottobar;  *Two Inch Astronaut, Lavender @ Milkboy;   3-22- Agent Orange @ RnR Hotel; Girl Ray @ Black cat; *Lightning Bolt @ Blac Cat backstage 3-23- *Governess & Antonia 6-8pm @ Luce-Smithsonian Amer. Art Museum free; Pill & Gauche & Ultra Beauty @ Comet Ping Pong; * Lightning Bolt @ Ottobar; *Dead Meadow @ Black Cat;3-29-Psych Subcreatures, Bachae, Glue factory @ Black Cat; Ultra Beauty & Meche Korrect @ 6:30pm free Dorothy Height/Benning Rd Library; *Den-mate, Oh Rose, Witch Coast @ Comet; 3-31-*Dashboard Confessional, Beach slang, Kississippi @ Fillmore 

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sources:
www.foolsnightout.com [Scott Mitchell's nice list of roots rock,
zydeco, swing & more]
marcia5music.com
Kennedy center website
DesiClub.com
WPAS
Clarice Smith Center
Folklore Society of Greater Washington www.fsgw.org 
inyrbasement.tumblr.com
tickeri.com
showlistdc.com
events.kodoom.com/en/persian/washington-dc/
dcshowspace.wordpress.com
districtofcuba.com
Mary cliff’s website
Plus local Spanish language papers and flyers at international
Restaurants and record stores and on telephone poles. And the W. Post
and City Paper(s) and W. Post Express and W. Post Going Out Gurus & various facebook sites


Want to see live music but can't get anyone to go? Here's my unpaid endorsement to check out Meetup.com and join some of the groups including the dive bars one, the aging hipsters into new music one, the various salsa and Brazilian ones, etc.