Sunday, December 31, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More January 2018 Calendar Concert List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- January 2018  

Compiled by Steve Kiviat 
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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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 January 2018 Highlights
Fri. 1-12- Jupiter & Okwess (Congolese group)  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Wed. 1-17-Ava Rocha (avante-Tropicalia pop Brazilian singer) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Sat.  1-27 -Ebi (Iranian balladeer) at DAR Constitution Hall
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Wale and guests at Fillmore (DC rapper of Nigerian heritage)
Kazaxe for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (dancing/exercise with international/Caribbean beats)
Lil Margie from the Jewels from 6 to 9pm at Westminster Church in SW DC (bluesy soul) with Bobby Felder, keyboard; Jacques Johnson, Jr.,guitar;Brian Lenair, sax; Chuck Carthan, bass
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Main Source at Songbyrd (old-school hiphop)
Feedel Band at Balagger in Silver Spring
Anbessa Orchestra (Israeli/Brooklyn band does Ethiopiques)   at Bossa 
Chris Thomas King at Blues Alley (blues)(through the 7th)
Tank and the Bangas (New Orleans) and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerhoff   
Mike Andre (from punk band Puff Pieces) playing artsy folk at Rhizome
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. 1-5
Estilo Chihuahua at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Catherine Russell & John Pizzarelli: A Salute to Billie Holliday & Frank Sinatra at Strathmore Music Center
Lightshow (DC rapper) at the Fillmore (aftershow at Bliss DC)
Anbessa Orchestra (Israeli/Brooklyn band does Ethiopiques) at Motor House in Baltimore

* Bakithi Kumalo & the All Star Graceland Band at Pearl Street Warehouse (a bass player from the Graceland band)

* Kevin Saunderson (Detroit techno pioneer) at Flash
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.  1-6
 Areyto (NYC based group)  celebrates Three Kings Day with traditional Puerto Rican Bomba, Plena, and Aguinaldos for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Trini at Bliss DC
Forever Yours, an O’Jays tribute at Harmony Hall in Ft. Washington, MD
Team Familiar at Ivy City Smokehouse

* Haiti Independence Party at Giselle's Restaurant in Silver Spring, MD
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. 1-7
Junkyard Band and Flex Mathews at U St. Music Hall
Boat Burning’s Music for 100 Guitars (with DC guitarists) w/ lighting from Robin Bell plus Trinary System (with Mission of Burma’s Roger Miller) at the 930
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 1-8
Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration ft. Jesse Garron at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Mark Wenner Presents  McKinley James (Link Wray and Steve Cropper inspired 16 year-old guitarist) and band with guest harp player from the Nighthawks, Wenner at Westminster Church
Super Soul Brothers (video-game music) )  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

* DC go-go panel Monday the 8th 6:30 to 8:30 at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, 2730 MLK Ave. SE w/ Big G, Go-go Mickey, Big Tony, Lil Chris (TOB), Natalie Hopkinson,  Ron Moten MOVED TO MONDAY 1-15
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   1-9
Native Pride dancers )  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Mark Wenner Presents  McKinley James (Link Wray and Steve Cropper inspired 16 year-old guitarist) and band with guest harp player from the Nighthawks, Wenner at JVs
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.  1-10
Latvian Radio Big Band )  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
T.K. Blue Quintet w/Special Guests Aisha Kahlil (ex-Sweet Honey in the Rock) and Warren Wolf at Bethesda Blues and jazz
Ja Rule at Baltimore Soundstage
Brian McKnight at Rams head Annapolis
Nappy Nappa With Kasey Jones, Mike of Doom, Walakalala, and Joony at Songbyrd

* Southern Avenue at Gypsy Sally's  (Memphis soul inspired with a modern twist)
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 1-11
Cory Henry and Treme Funktet (New Orleans trombone player who was once in Rebirth Brass) )  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
“Chocolate City” movie at 5 follwed by discussion at Anacostia Arts Center
Antibalas at the Hamilton
Ja Rule at Fillmore
Sweet Crude (Louisiana bilingual pop) at Songbyrd
La Colombopercutivo at Bossa (DC based Colombia dance sounds)
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Fri.  1-12
Jupiter & Okwess (Congolese group)  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (recommended)

*Rare Essence , BelaDona at Fast Eddies

* Backyard Band at Aqua
Antibalas at the Hamilton with DC's Highlife Stars opening
Iranian Film Fest starts at the Freer
Pastor Troy, Fatboy SSE, and Jesse Hilarious (rap) at Bliss DC
Agua Cuban Dance Party at 11 at Songbyrd

* After Wizards v Magic basketball at Capitol One Arena (part of ticket) is old-school rap with Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and Kool Moe Dee
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Chuck Brown band at Ivy City Smokehouse
Lary Over at Club One (Latin trap)
Mark Wenner Presents  McKinley James (Link Wray and Steve Cropper inspired 16 year-old guitarist) and band with guest harp player from the Nighthawks, Wenner at Jammin Java
Fetty Wap at the Fillmore (rap) (afterparty at Bliss DC)
Beau Young Prince (DC rapper)  with DJ Domo and Lul Big Brother at Songbyrd

*Vi-kings at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

* Kankouran Dance Co. at Dance Place

*Los Sadicos at 6 pm at Showtime Lounge (tribute band to old-school South American garage punk act)
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.   1-14
Rare Essence, EU, and Troublefunk at Howard Theatre
Leonard, Coleman and Blunt (old-school soul) MLK weekend tribute gig at Bethesda Blues and jazz
Black Alley at the Fillmore

Backyard Band with Frank Scooby Sirius & Ms. Kim at Sax

*Chopteeth at Gypsy Sally's

* Janell Lepin, Anthony Pirog and others benefit show at Rhizome
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1-15
The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the free, ticketed musical tribute Let Freedom Ring! The annual program, features this year Vanessa Williams and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. free from 6pm to 7pm at the Kennedy Center.  Tickets will be distributed, up to two (2) per person, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Queen Aisha Blues Band at Westminster Church in SW DC
Angie Stone at Birchmere
Henry Rollins slideshow at Lincoln Theatre (stories of his travels)
Collie Buddz at 930

* MLK Day Parade in Anacostia from Good Hope rd to Barry Farms (with Backyard Band paying tribute to Junkyard Band & member Buggs) 11 am (?)

* DC go-go panel Monday the 8th 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, 2730 MLK Ave. SE w/ Big G, Go-go Mickey, Big Tony, Lil Chris (TOB), Natalie Hopkinson,  Ron Moten
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Alejandro Escovedo at the Hamilton
Shakira at Capital One Arena

* Grand Tapestry—a band made up of Alam Khan on sarode (25-stringed fretless instrument), tabla master Salar Nader, and experimental rap artist  Eligh—creates a blend of classical Indian music with Hip Hop.for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

* Movie "2 Trains Running" at the DC JCC
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Wed. 1-17
Ava Rocha (avante-tropicalia pop Brazilian singer) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Panorama Jazz Band (New Orleans ) at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Eric Benet at Birchmere
Tinsley Ellis (blues) at Blues Alley

 Grand Tapestry—a band made up of Alam Khan on sarode (25-stringed fretless instrument), tabla master Salar Nader, and experimental rap artist  Eligh—creates a blend of classical Indian music with Hip Hop.---at Tropicalia
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 Thurs.  1-18

* Bobby Rush (soulful bluesman) with Mississippi guitarist Vasti Jackson and pianist Eden Brent at Maryland Hall in Annapolis (in association with an exhibit  Blues @ Home:  Mississippi’s Blues Legends featuring portraits by artist H.C. Porter. 
Turquoise Lake ( a collaboration between Afghan American vocalist Humayun Khan and composer Douglas J. Cuomo) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Eric Benet at Birchmere
Tinsley Ellis (blues) at Creative Alliance

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. 1-19
Suttle (go-go) at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Babyface with NSO Pops at Kennedy Center
Leon City Sounds djs spin  Soul, Funk, Boogaloo & Psych Cumbia - All vinyl at Showtime Bar
Marc Avon Evans at Creative Alliance (r’n’b)

* Team Familiar (DC go-go band) talking about their trip to Nigeria at Sankofa Books from 8 to 10 pm
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Sat. 1-20
Lucy Kaplansky and Heather Maloney at Wolf Trap’s the Barns
Rufus Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche at Birchmere
Lil Durk at Bliss DC
Lena Seikaly (DC jazz singer) at Sotto

* Kamel Bouyacoub​ ​at Falls Church Community Center

* Proper Utensils at the Chateau remix
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. 1-21
Lee Scratch Perry and Subatomic Sound System at Ottobar
Step Afrika! Step Xplosion at Strathmore Music Center at 5 PM
Micah Robinson at Songbyrd

* Divas of Old-School r'n''b with Baby Washington ("That's How Heartaches Are Made"); The Jewels, ("Opportunity"); Barbara Harris (the original lead singer of The Toys) and Karen Linette at Bethesda Blues and Jazz 
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. 1-22
Eddie Jones and the Young Bucks (good soul covers) from 6 to 9pm at Westminster church SW DC
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Mo, Cashmere cat, Darius (hiphop and dance inflected pop) at 930
Cuco and Helado Negro at U st. Music Hall
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. 1-24
Chico Debarge at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (cancelled)
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Lana Del Rey at Capital One Arena
Roy Ayers at Blues Alley
Eric Bellinger (r’nb singer/songwriter) at Songbyrd
Chris Janson at Fillmore (country)

*Ian Moore at Hill Country Live

* Ian Sevonious present the movie Magic Flute with its director at the Hirshhorn
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DMX at the Howard Theatre (rap)
Lalah  Hathaway at the Warner Theatre
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at  Birchmere
 Roy Ayers at Blues Alley
Frankie Ballard (country) at 930 Club
Brett Young (country) at Fillmore

*James Brown Experience (with Mousey Thompson) at the Carlyle in Alexandria
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Sat.  1-27
Ebi (Iranian singer) at DAR Constitution Hall
Michael Mwenso and the Shakes at Tropicalia
DCMD’s 6th Anniversary Showcase and Party at Union Stage with Shaed, Nag Champa, Fielder, OG Lullabies
Elikeh at Gypsy Sally’s
Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen at the Hamilton
Jon Z at Club One
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at  Birchmere
 Roy Ayers at Blues Alley
Rick Ross birthday party at Bliss DC
Akua Allrich (DC jazz & Mariam Makeba singer) at Sotto
Raul Midon at Creative Alliance
Belle Game (Vancouver electronica pop) at Songbyrd
Object Collection (NY opera uses only the incidental music, text and sounds, from Fugazi’s live archives none of Fugazi's actual songs. At Rock n Roll Hotel
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Sixx sings Smokey Robinson tribute show at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Benjamin Clementine at 6th & I
Brockhampton at Fillmore Silver Spring (Love Your Parents Tour)
 Roy Ayers at Blues Alley
Enter Shikari at 930 Club
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 Chopteeth for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (DC afrobeat/funk band)
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 Dee-1 (New Orleans rapper) at Songbyrd


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International Guitar Night at the Barns of Wolf Trap
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2-1-18
Rostam at U St Music Hall

2-2-Afro-Soca ove at Karma
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock & punk) –1-6- Dream Syndicate & Chris Forsyth @ RnR Hotel; 1-9-Bottled Up @ DC9; 1-10-Killers @ Anthem; 1-11-Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven @ 930;  1-12-Rock-a-sonics & Judy Chops @ Pearl Street Warehouse; Des Demonas; Quattracenta; Baby Alcatraz @ Comet; Hall Monitors, Go Mod Go @ RnR Hotel; 1-13-Jumpin Jupiter @ JVs;  Say Anything @ Rams Head Live;  ; 1-18-Super! Silver! Haze! @ K. Ctr. Mill. Stage; 1-19-Time is fire & Light Beams @  6 @ S. Museum of American Art Luce F.; 1-20-Benefit for DC Legal Posse and J20 protesters w/ The Messthetics, Gauche, Bacchae, and Weird Babies @ 6 @ downstairs @ St Stephens; The Effects @ Comet; 1-23-Slotface Norwegian punk) @ DC9;  1-24-Tennis & Overcoats @ 930; 1-25-Inara George (Lowell’s daughter) @ DC9;  1-28- Destroyer & Mega Bog @Black Cat; Posies @ the Hamilton; Pete International Airport, Guiding Light (members of Dandy Warhols) @ DC9; 1-29-Laura Stephenson @ Black Cat

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More December 2017 Concert Calendar List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- December 2017  

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 
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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 2017, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2017,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads and 2018 threads
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Remaining December 2017 Highlights
Sat. 12-2- A Night with the Legends: 72nd Anniversary of The Pilgrim Jubilees Featuring: The Canton Spirituals, The Pilgrim Jubilees, The Sensational Nightgales, The Soul Messengerz, The Blind Boys of Mississippi, The Swanee Quintet, Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC's and The Southern Gospel Singers DC  @ 3pm at Scripture Cathedral , 7610 Central Avenue Capital Heights, Md.
Mon. 12-4- Telmary and Habana Sana (Canada-based street poet from Havana with group) at Tropicalia
Sat. 12-9- The Sherman Holmes Project Feat. Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at Creative Alliance (bluesy soul and Americana)
Sun. 12-17-Bad Bunny at Rio Cantina (Latinx trap rap)
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Chuck Brown Band at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Paul Willis Band at Lamont’s
Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley
24th night of 100 Elvises in Baltimore
Ann Powers "Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music" book reading at Politics and Prose at the Wharf at 7pm
Tribute to Richard Rodgers for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Los 4 de Cuba at the Palace
EU, Junkyard Band, DJ Kool after Wizards game at Capital One Arena
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A Night with the Legends: 72nd Anniversary of The Pilgrim Jubilees Featuring: The Canton Spirituals, The Pilgrim Jubilees, The Sensational Nightgales, The Soul Messengerz, The Blind Boys of Mississippi, The Swanee Quintet, Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC's and The Southern Gospel Singers DC  @ 3pm at Scripture Cathedral , 7610 Central Avenue Capital Heights, Md.
Young Dolph at Bliss DC
24th night of 100 Elvises  at the Lord Baltimore Hotel  from 4 m to 1 amin Baltimore
Patterson Hood at Pearl Street Warehouse
Tea and Oranges: Songs of Leonard Cohen 50th Tribute at Slash Run with DC locals including Celeste Alexander and Hewson Chen; Kamyar Arsani ; Alejandro Castaño; Anna Connolly;Pierre Davis; Johnny Fantastic; Stephen and Claire Guidry-White; Marian McLaughlin; Ben Schurr; Swamprabbit; Alex Tebeleff; Teething Veils; Davis White;Vanessa Wills; Ron Winters; Pablo Zúñiga
Rapsody at Songbyrd (sold out)
Xavier Omar at Fillmore  
WPFW U St Jam at Prince Hall on U St. NW
NPR Music 10th Anniversary (sold out) at 930 Club
MD Traditional heritage Awards at UMBC
Jumpin Jupiter at Hill Country
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Sun. 12-3
Patterson Hood at Pearl Street Warehouse
Baltimore Record Bazaar holiday event at the Windup Space at 12 noon
Pasatono Orquesta Mexicano at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from 2 to 5pm
 Shi-Queeta-Lee's Salute to Divas at the Chateau Remix from 6 to 11 pm
Originators (ska) at Bossa
Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Dale Watson, & the Blasters at the 930 Club
Grin show w/ the Lofgren Brothers, Bob Berberich & Ronnie Newmeyer at 3 at Jammin java
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.  12-4
Fantasia at Rams Head Onstage in Baltimore
We Are Here - A Poor People's Call For A Moral Revival Concert feat. Maxwell, Aloe Blacc, Sweet Honey In The Rock, J. Period, Yara Allen, Gina Belafonte, Van Jones, Campaign Co-Chairs Reverend William J. Barber & Reverend Liz Theoharis at the Howard Theatre (free via Eventbrite but no tickets left; just a waiting list)
Telmary and Habana Sana (Canada-based street poet from Havana with group) at Tropicalia
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. 12-5
Chris Brokaw (from Boston’s Come ), Antonia, Insect Factory at Rhizome
Cheick Hamala Diabate and band every Tuesday at Bossa
Lil Pump at the Fillmore
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David Rawlings at the Lincoln Theatre
Steve Earle & the Dukes with the Mastersons at the Birchmere
Bombay Rickey ( Brooklyn surf, cumbia Bollywood band) at Bossa
Sonny Digital at Songbyrd
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. 12-7
Dreamcast at Luce Unplugged at Smithsonian American History Museum
Feedel Band  (Ethiopian music) at Bossa
Aaron Neville “Holidays and Hits” at the Howard Theatre

*Robert Earl Keen and Elizabeth Cook at Lincoln Theatre
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 12-8
Mark Fosson, Don Zientara, Anthony Pirog at Rhizome (guitarists)
Darlene Love Christmas at the Howard Theatre
Cuban music dj dance party at 11 at Songbyrd
Rico Nasty at U St. Music Hall
Lemus y su Grupo Algodon & Furia Band at Diamond Lounge in Annandale
R.K.M & Ken-Y at Bravo Bravo
Los Iracundos at the Palace
Shy Glizzy at Bliss DC
6 members of Silk Road Ensemble at Freer/Sackler at 7:30
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Jenna Camille at 2:30pm at the Watha T. Daniel Shaw Library
Chopteeth at Pearl Street Warehouse
Ritmos Raros at 11 pm (djs) at Songbyrd (Caribbean benefit)
Proper Utensils featuring Jas Funk at Chateau Remix at 11 pm
The Sherman Holmes Project Feat. Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at Creative Alliance (bluesy soul and Americana)
Grupo Femenino Bolivia at Elks Lodge in Fairfax
Evangel Cathedral Celebration with Marvin Sapp and more at 13901 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD
Juvenile at Bliss DC
6 members of Silk Road Ensemble at Freer/Sackler at 11 am family program
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The War and Treaty for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (roots/folk//soul)
LUTHER RE-LIVES 7th Annual Holiday Concert featuring William “Smooth” Wardlaw

*Jagged Edge at the Fillmore
The NRIs at Songbyrd
Sonia Morales at El Boqueron II in Rockville
Grupo Kazzabe at VIP Room in Baltimore
Fantasia at the Lyric in Baltimore
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 12-11

* Hiss the Golden Messenger at 930 Club

*Hot 95 Jingle Ball with Fall Out Boy, Zedd, Kesha , Halsey, Charlie Puth & Camila Cabello at Capital One Arena
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Hiphop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow at Strathmore
1st night of Chanukah
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 .  12-13
 Cajun cellist Sean Grissom  hosts the evening of Holiday Vaudeville, combining holiday music and laughs with juggler Jacob D’Eustachio and The Alexandria Kleztet, for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Mashriq Maghrib Music Jam Session with Huda Asfour at Bossa (Upstairs)
Hiphop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow at Strathmore

*Kip Moore, Rndy Rogers, Wade Bowen at Lincoln Theatre (country)
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Thurs.   12-14
Pan-American Symphony Orchestra (Argentine tango music) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Eddie Kendrick (Temptations and solo) Holiday Tribute Concert featuring Jimi Dougans and the Young Senators at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club
Fat Trel at U St Music Hall

*Angel Olsen at 930 Club
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12-15
Diana Gameros (San Francisco based Mexican singer songwriter) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble at the Pearl Street Warehouse
El Trono de Mexico & La Energia Norteña at Rio Cantina
Angel Olsen and White Magic at the 930 Club
Shamir at U St Music Hall
PNB rock w/ YBS Skola at the Fillmore

*Angel Olsen at 930 Club

* Marquees at the Treetop Atrium in Landover, MD (doo wop and soul)

*Lil Uzi Vert at Anthem (after party at Bliss DC)

* Maggie Rose at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
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Sweet Heaven Kings (United House of Prayer gospel brass band) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Kai and Mika Ben (Haitian kompa) at Tabeer restaurant 1401 University Boulevard East Hyattsville
Navasha Daya: A Soulful Rock & Roll Tribute to Jimi Hendrix at Creative Alliance
El Trono de Mexico y Brazeros Musical de Durango at the VIP Room in Baltimore
Prince music-- Another Lonely Christmas DJ party”at the Fire Station One in Silver Spring
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at the Birchmere
Ele A El Dominio & Amarion at Mi Mariachi, 2715 Univ. Blvd , Silver Spring
Evangel Cathedral Celebration with Fred Hammond and more at 13901 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD
Record Rats II at Rhizome (buy records!)

*Harriet Tubman (jazz band) at Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery

*BYB, Frank Sirius & Kim Michelle, Bela Dona and Mature Clientele at Hyatt Regency Crystal City
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*Curtis Mayfield tribute with Professor Aaron Cohen and DJ Jahsonic at 11 am at the National Gallery of Art East wing Theatre for free followed by movie Urban Soul at 1:30pm 
Bad Bunny at Rio Cantina (Latinx trap rap)
Largo High School presents Rejoice (Christmas show) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Benefit for the Dc Diaper Bank at the Bender JCC
Rock n Shop at Black Cat
Kino Musica at Bossa
Charm City Klezmer Holiday party at Creative Alliance

*Freddie Cole at Blues Alley

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  12-18

Wailin’ Jennys at Birchmere (sold out)
Shirleta Settles at Westminster Church SW DC (soul)

*Intruders soul Christmas show at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

* The Anacostia Delta Band, includes Danny Gatton's old rhythm section (John Previti and Barry Hart) with  three telecaster guitarists: Joel Harrison and David Chappell and Anthony Pirog at Rhizome DC.
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. 12-19
Wailin’ Jennys at Birchmere (sold out)

*Movie-"Bang-The Bert Berns Story" at the DC JCC (1960s songwriter) 

*Luke Stewart (jazz bassist) residency through the 23rd at Rhizome DC
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. 12-20
Nalamala ( a Colombian, three-part harmony vocal group) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Robert Glasper Experiment at the Birchmere
Bruno Mars at MGM Grand National harbor
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. 12-21
Bruno Mars at MGM Grand National harbor
Raheem DeVaughn & Friends holiday charity concert at the Howard Theatre
Shemekia Copeland at Blues Alley (blues)
Sahel at Bossa
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. 12-22
HR (from Bad Brains ) at Songbyrd
Xscape, Monica, and Tamar Braxton - Baltimore Arena (Royal Farms Arena) (The Great Xscape Tour)
Shemekia Copeland at Blues Alley (blues)
Action Bronson at the Fillmore (rap)
Luchito Munoz at Diamond Lounge
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.  12-23
Freddy Jackson at the Birchmere
Tego Calderon at Club One in Alexandria
Shemekia Copeland at Blues Alley (blues)

*Luke Stewart (jazz bassist) with cellist Janel Leppin  at Rhizome DC
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. 12-24
Good for the Jews: featuring Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin at Jammin' Java
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 12-25
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 12-26
Gaiteros de Sanguashington (DC-based Colombian) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Kwaanza
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.  12-27
Ace Hood at the Howard Theatre
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.  12-28 
Elle Varner at the Howard Theatre
Roots at the Fillmore
Stray Birds and Bumper Jacksons duo (Americana/bluegrass) at the Creative Alliance
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12-29
DC’s Finest (DooWop Cops) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Rakim at the Howard Theatre
Maze ft. Frankie Beverly - the Theater at MGM National Harbor

*Solja at Anthem

*Mighty Joshua at Tropicalia

*Afrobeats Ball at St. Yves
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. 12-30
Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the State Theatre
Charlie Wilson at DAR Const. Hall (r’nb)
Deep Sugar DC (Baltimore club music) w/ Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, Vanniety Kills at U St Music Hall
Zan McLeod and Friends present a Celtic Holiday program of traditional Irish music with step dancing featuring top dancers Joe Duffey and Erika Neilsen for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Hank Williams Tribute at the Birchmere
*Throwback party with Mya and Sisqo at the Howard Theatre
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12-31
Vintage #18 (blues and soul) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Mark G. Meadows and his band, The Movement (jazz & more from DC) at 10 pm (dinner receipt or ticket stub required)
Skip Mahoney & the Casuals at the Chateau Remix
Reggae Fest New Years Eve all black affair at the Howard Theatre

*Hardway Connection at Lamont's in Pomonkey, MD
Backyard Band at the Fillmore with TCB, & UCB
Seldom Scene at the Birchmere
Thievery Corporation, Gogol Bordello, and Trouble Funk at Anthem
the brass of The Belvederes  with  DJs Landis Expandis (Skintight) and Rob Macy playing r’n’b/soul from 1968 at the Creative Alliance
Nadastrom at U St Music Hall
Black Alley at Ivy City Smokehouse

*Cyrus Chestnut at Blues Alley

*DJ Baby Alcatraz spinning soul & a live set from Granny & the Boys at Showtime Lounge, 113 Rhode Island Ave

*Persian dj music at Tyson's Biergarten

*Cissa Paz singing Brazilian tunes at Bossa 

* Doc Scantlin at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
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Lil Margie Clark Live! (soul singer from the Jewels)  with Bobby Felder, keyboard; Jacques Johnson, Jr.,guitar;Brian Lenair, sax; Chuck Carthan, bass at Westminster Church in SW DC

*Wale and guests at Fillmore

Kazaxe for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (dancing/exercise with international/Caribbean beats) 
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock & punk) –12-1-Descendents @ Rams Head Live; Priests, Mellow Diamond, Myth @ 930 Club; 12-5-J. Robbins @ DC9; 12-9-Soccer Team & more @ Rhizome;  12-10- Dream Syndicate @ Cap Ale House in Richmond; TSOL @ Sidebar in Baltimore; 12-14-David Barbe @ DC9; 12-15-FuzzQueen (release party!)w/ Super Silver Haze & Fake Bodies @ Comet; 12-22-Loud Boyz & more (Puerto Rico benefit) @ Pinch; 12-23-  the Obsessed and Rezin - Black Cat ; 12-26-Alice Despard & Cotton Candy @ Galaxy Hut; * 12-29-Messthetics & Dan Joseph @ Rhizome DC; 12-30- Ex hex with Snail Mail, Des Demonas @ Black Cat; 12-31- Spoon and White Reaper @ 9:30 Club

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