Friday, November 3, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More November 2017 Concert Calendar Gig List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- November 2017  

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 2017, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2017,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________   
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Remaining November 2017 Highlights
Fri. 11-3-Rebirth Brass at the Hamilton (and Sat. 11-4 too)
Sat. 11-4-Plena y Libre at Amp (Puerto Rican benefit with this bomba y plena band)
44th annual Conference on DC History (see events below Fri. and Sat.)
Thurs.  11-9- Marc Anthony (salsa star) at George Masons Eaglebank Arena
The Blend show—Rare Essence and Backyard Band together onstage;  JYB & UCB together as openers   at Echostage
 Sat. 11-11-- Ru-Jac Records & The Legacy of Baltimore Soul is an event celebrating the history of the 1960s West Baltimore R&B record label. Featuring performances by Ru-Jac stars Winfield Parker and Joe Quarterman as well as Joy Postell, all backed by young Baltimore musicians. Beginning the night is a panel discussion .The event will take place at Arch Social Club, a century-old African-American organization that has been centered in Penn North neighborhood, close to Ru-Jac’s headquarters, for over 40 years. 2426 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore at 8 pm
The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston; Ray, Goodman & Brown; Dynamic Superiors and more at Patapsco Arena in Baltimore
Sun.  11-12-Irma Thomas (New Orleans r’nb); Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet; Blind Boys of Alabama at  4pm at Strathmore
Tues. 11-14- Habib Koite (Mali) at the Hamilton
Sat. 11-25-Kirk Franklin, Ledisi  at DAR Constitution Hall (Gospel)
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.  11-1
Lil Peep at U St Music Hall  
Cypress Hill at the Fillmore
Ibeyi at the 930 Club
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11-2
Feedel Band with special guests from NYC , Anbessa Orchestra (Ethiopiques influenced) at Bossa
Lydia Loveless at Amp (alt-country rock)
Rodney Crowell at Barns of Wolf Trap
Clientele (UK twee pop-rock) at RnR Hotel
Del McCoury Band at the Hamilton
Sir E.U. at Paperhaus
Washington DC Jewish Music fest opens at DC JCC with Tararam (Israel’s Stomp)
Roger Steffens (reggae scholar) at the Library of Congress
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Fri. 11-3
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic at the Howard Theatre
Korean Film Fest starts at Freer-Sackler
44th Annual Conference on DC History with programs including DC punk zines and blogs with John Davis from the U of Md . Library and Tina Plottel from the GW Library and Lauren Rever from 10:30am to 12 noon at the Lincoln Chapel of the NY Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue plus:
3;15 to 4:45 at the Church Park Level --- Gentrification and Caribbean Music with Kip Lornell, Dera Tompkins, Chris Toussaint, Roland Roebuck
Anbessa Orchestra (Ethiopiques influenced) at the Windup Space in Baltimore
Brazilian Vibes Collective at Tropicalia
Rebirth Brass Band at the Hamilton
La Fe Nortena de Aranda y Triny su Leyenda at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Ramon Ayala at the Palace
Delbert Mclinton at the Birchmere
Scott Miller at Jammin Java
Mary Flower (acoustic blues) at Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore
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Sat.  11-4
44th Annual Conference on DC History-- 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.-- Howard Theatre’s Crucial Role in the Community Before and After the 1968 Riots
Moderator: Dave Tevelin, Author and Independent Scholar at the Park Level with
 “The Howard Theatre's Role in the Community in 1968,” Dave Tevelin, Author;  TBD, Blair Ruble, Vice President for Programs, Woodrow Wilson Center;  TBD, Jimi Smooth, Lead singer, Jimi Smooth & Hit Time;  “Performing at Howard Theatre,” Greg Gaskins, Guitarist
Plus  at 3:15 to 4:45pm at the Park Level “Rallying Cries of the ’60s and ‘70s: Music by DC Natives Billy Stewart and Van McCoy,” video presentation by Beverly Lindsay-Johnson, at the NY Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue
JD McPherson and Nicole Atkins (highly touted roots country acts) at Black Cat
College Park Blues Fest at Ritchie Coliseum, U of MD
Mariachi Flor de Toloache at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
The Coolots (album release party) at Tropicalia (artsy r’n’b)
Benefit for Puerto Rico with Plena Libre (bomba y plena group) at Amp
Rebirth Brass band at Hamilton
Lemus y su Grupo Algodon at Club one in Alexandria
Fat Trel at Bliss DC

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. 11-5
Jah2 and Proverbs reggae band at Come Together Caribbean Hurricane benefit at Mango café from 2 to 7 pm
Isley Brothers at Kennedy Center
Verses Records Experimental showcase with acts including Huda Asfour at Comet Ping Pong
Flying Lotus in 3D at Echostage
Ruben Moreno at the Pearl Street Warehouse (zydeco)
H.E.R. at U st. Music Hall (sold out r’n’b gig)
Hiphop dance competition for free at 6 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Oleta Adams at the Birchmere
Lemus y su Grupo Algodon at Rio Cantina in Sterling

* Glenn Jones, Sarah Hughes & Nate Scheible at Rhizome 

* Ana Gabriel at Eaglebank Arena
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Mon.  11-6
Django Festival Allstars at the Kennedy Center
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. 11-7
English Beat at the Lincoln Theatre
Yasmin Levy and the Klezmatics at the Washington DC Jewish Music fest at DC JCC
“Snark & Despair” cd release for Seth Kibel (klezmer, jazz, folk) at Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Brazilian choro music at Letena
Bereishit Dance Company from South Korea for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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 11-8
Seth Kibel and Christylez Bacon world-premiere a new Hip Hop-Klezmer project, and WJMF Artist-in-Residence Simone Baron presents a genre bursting Jewish-Brazilian-Jazz fusion as Contra Pointe Project. at the Washington DC Jewish Music fest but at Songbyrd
Andy Statman klezmer trio at Bnai Israel Synagogue in Baltimore
Mashriq Maghrib Music Jam Session with Huda Asfour at Bossa
World Music Ensemble E-Do (South Korea) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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   11-9
Marc Anthony (salsa star) at George Masons Eaglebank Arena
The Blend show—Rare Essence and Backyard Band together;  JYB & UCB together as openers   at Echostage
BeWhy (Blind Korean rapper) at the Howard Theatre
Ruben Moreno at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore (zydeco)
Andy Statman performs a double bill featuring his brand new bluegrass quartet alongside his beloved Klezmer trio at Amp
the Maryland Historical Society will open Unscripted Moments: The Life & Photography of Joseph Kohl, a show that celebrates the life and work of the titular photojournalist and fine art photographer whose life was cut short by leukemia in 2002. (photos of musicians, the block and more)
Jeanette Harris and CeCe Penniston at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Pere Ubu and Johnny Dowd at Hill Country Live

* Morris Day and the Time at the Birchmere
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.  11-10
Grupo Niche at the Diamond Lounge in Annandale, VA
Red Baraat at Barns of Wolf Trap
“Nina Simone: Four Women” at Arena Stage (a musical play running through December 24th)
Rob Curto’s Forro for All Brazilian accordion led music at Milkboy Arthouse in College Park, MD
Arc Iris reimagines Joni Mitchell’s Blue with synths and drums for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Gian Marco at the Howard
Los Caminantes at El Trevieso in Annandale
John Prine with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at DAR Const. Hall
David Evans with Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons at Archie’s Barbershop (Memphis acoustic blues)

*Sleepy Labeef (rockabilly legend) with Baltimore's Stonehill Allstars at the Old Bowie Town Grill
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 11-11
The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston; Ray, Goodman & Brown; Dynamic Superiors and more at Patapsco Arena in Baltimore
Ru-Jac Records & The Legacy of Baltimore Soul is an event celebrating the history of the 1960s West Baltimore R&B record label. Featuring performances by Ru-Jac stars Winfield Parker and Joe Quarterman as well as Joy Postell, all backed by young Baltimore musicians. Beginning the night is a panel discussion that takes a deep look into the Ru-Jac Records' place in the era’s bustling music scene. Discussion moderated by Brooks Long. The event will take place at Arch Social Club, a century-old African-American organization that has been centered in Penn North neighborhood, close to Ru-Jac’s headquarters, for over 40 years. 2426 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore at 8 pm

Washington Jewish Music Fest event at the DC JCC with WJMF Master Artist David Buchbinder , trumpeter and composer, a jazz & world music veteran  with Artist-in-Residence Simone Baron, a pianist, accordionist and composer.   they unite for first time as Buchbinder and Baron to create a concert of rhythmically driven, harmonically complex music. The original compositions performed will draw from sources as diverse as cartoon music, jazz, Bartók, Shostakovich, Jewish and Arabic traditions, the poetry of Irving Layton and Cuban influences.
Women of Country with local singers Karen Collins, Mary Battiata, Crayfish Sisters , Patsy’s Honky Tonk Torch and Swang and more at the American legion in College Park, MD
Sahbabii (rap) at U St Music Hall
Toby Love at VIP Room in Baltimore
Kazzabe and Los Caminantes at Club One in Alexandria
Wille Nile at Jammin Java
YBS Skola at Bliss DC
Sleepy LaBeef at Hill Country Live (rockabilly & honky tonk)
David Evans presents “Early Mississippi Blues lecture/demo at the Electric Maid in Takoma Park (Memphis scholar and more)

* Abhik Mukherjee (sitar) with Monir Hossain (tabla) at Golden Lotus Temple next to Gandhi Memorial Center, 4748 Western Ave., Bethesda

* Slave at Harmony Hall (old-school Dayton, Ohio funk band)

*Sleepy Labeef (rockabilly legend) with Charlie Owen & Pocket Change at Hill Country Barbecue 
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.  11-12
Irma Thomas (New Orleans r’nb); Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet; Blind Boys of Alabama at  4pm at Strathmore
Musiq Soulchild at Howard Theatre
Nomadica (re-imagines &  recombines the rich, soulful, and righteously celebratory music of Arabs, Roma, and Jews.) at Dc JCC
Hot Chip dj set at U St. Music Hall
AL Quds Fest at Durant Art Center in Alexandria
David Bazan at the Rock n Roll Hotel
Willie Nile at Jammin Java
Hardway Connection at Lamonts
Kodak Black at Echostage

* "Isaiyudhir Kaalam" Tamil Light music at Eleanor Roosevelt High in Greenbelt, MD

*J.I.D. and EarthGang at Songbyrd (rap)
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 .  11-13
Musiq Soulchild at Rams Head Annapolis

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.   11-14
Habib Koite at Hamilton (Mali) with Sahel (DC) opening
Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples at Anthem

*Kenyan traditional duo Rapasa Nyatrapasa and Nathan OOkite for free at 7:30 at Bossa. Cheik Hamala Diabete (DC based Malian) at 9:30 at Bossa  with his band and special guest Baou Tounkara (daughter of the Rail Band leader) 
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11-15
Tank and Leela James at the Warner Theatre (r’n’b)
Anna Connolly at Bossa
Mouse on Mars at the Kennedy Center
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  11-16
Janet Jackson at Capital One Arena
Kelela at u St Music Hall (sold out artsy-r’nb)
Stephen Wade at Amp
Roomful of Blues at Pearl Street Warehouse

*Loose Ends at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
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. 11-17
Jory Boy at Bravo Bravo
Dakhabrakha at Strathmore
Love is the Message; an Evening w. Arthur Jafa at the Hirshhorn
PK2 at Diamond Lounge in Annandale
Trebol Klan at Wheaton Lounge
Yelawolf at the Fillmore
Lil Baby at Bliss DC

* Jenn Pelly will be talking about her 33 1/3 book on the band The Raincoats — in conversation with Katie Alice Greer of Priests at 8pm  in The Den at Politics & Prose, Conn. Ave NW

*  "What's Going On" Dance performance with Marvin Gaye music and choreography by Vincent E. Thomas, Ralph Glenmore and Sylvia Soumah, at Dance Place through the 19th
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  11-18
Jowell & Randy at El Ranchon in Woodbridge
Dom Flemons at Pearl Street Warehouse
Eryka Badu with Cross-Rhodes (Raheem Devaughn) and Pinky Killa Corn at Anthem
Mavericks at the Lincoln Theatre
The Quebe Sisters at Creative Alliance
Janet Jackson at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore
Paul Thorn at the Birchmere

*Dr Thomas Stanley continues his tour of duty as Rhizome scholar-in-residence with a special duologue and performance featuring Sarmistha Talukdar (avante-Indo-experimental) at Rhizome

* Evening of dance from India at Barns of Wolf Trap

* Kamyar at Bellevue Conf. Center, Chantilly, VA 

  "What's Going On" Dance performance with Marvin Gaye music and choreography by Vincent E. Thomas, Ralph Glenmore and Sylvia Soumah, at Dance Place through the 19th
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. 11-19
Maga de Oz at the Howard Theatre
Bettye Lavette at the Hamilton
H.E.R. at Baltimore Soundstage (sold out)
Kathy Mattea at the Birchmere

* Persian Music Night at HCLS Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, MD

*Ozuna at Anthem (reggaeton)

*  "What's Going On" Dance performance with Marvin Gaye music and choreography by Vincent E. Thomas, Ralph Glenmore and Sylvia Soumah, at Dance Place 
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. 11-20
Pioneering Emcees will feature early Hip Hop giants MC Sha-Rock, Queen Lisa Lee, Spoonie Gee, Kurtis Blow, Kool Moe Dee, Whodini, and more. Hosted by Roxanne Shante and Grandmaster Caz, with music by Kool DJ Red Alert, at the Kennedy Center

*Prabal Gupta performs Kathakali at Georgetown U. Gaston Hall
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. 11-21
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. 11-22
“Cranksgiving” with Junkyard Band and Suttle at Babylon in Falls Church, VA (go-go)
Rare Essence at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (go-go)
Chuck Brown Band at Pearl Street Warehouse (go-go)

Karol G. & Noriel at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA (Latin trap rap) 
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.  11-23
Multi-act Vietnamese gig with Hong Ngoc, Phan Ngoc Luan, Diem Lien, Ngoc Huyen, Thoi & Trano and more at Live! casino & hotel in Maryland
Young Thug at Echostage (rap)
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. 11-24
Chaka Khan at the Warner Theatre
Stokely of Mint Condition at the Howard Theatre
Los Hijo e Plena, Fernando Mercado (plena), DJ Andy, and Salsa Now at Samito Entertainment , 3219 Bayonne Ave., Baltimore (Puerto Rican plena music)

* Mariah Carey at MGM National Harbor
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 11-25
Kirk Franklin, Ledisi  at DAR Constitution Hall (Gospel)
Newmeyer Flyer presents: Songs of Burt Bacharach & Hal David (with singer Julia Nixon and others) at the Barns of Wolf Trap
Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Boosie at Bliss DC
Diplo at Echostage

*Zacarias Ferreira at Club One in Alexandria 
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 11-26
Kamasi Washington at 6th & I
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.  11-27
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.  11-28 
Todd Rundgren at the State Theatre
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11-29
District of Raga Presents Vinay Konda & Kaleidoscope at Bossa
Jolie Holand and Samantha Parton (from Be Good Tonyas) at Pearl Street
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. 11-30
Angelique Kidjo at Kennedy Center (Benin raised singer)
Seth Kibel and his friends for the release of Seth’s newest project,  Songs of Snark & Despair, at Creative Alliance
John Anderson acoustic at the Hamilton
Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley
Mary Battiata & Little Pink (album release) at Hill Country Live
Loudon Wainwright w/ Lucy Wainwright Roche at Barns of Wolf Trap

*Cissa Paz at Bossa
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12-1-Chuck Brown Band at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Paul Willis Band at Lamont’s
Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley

*Gente de Zona at Echostage

* Ann Powers "Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music" book reading at Politics and Prose
24th night of 100 Elvises in Baltimore
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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.
Young Dolph at Bliss DC
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock & punk) –11-1-U.S. Girls + Permanent Waves + DJ Name Names @ Comet Ping Pong; 11-2-Shins @ Anthem; Loud Boyz @ Black Cat;  Snail Mail & Bat Fangs @ Dr. martens store;11-3-U & N Fest @ Ottobar;  11-4-Breeders, Flasher @ Lincoln Theatre; U & N Fest @ Ottobar; 11-5-Ariel Pink @ 930; 11-6-Mountain Goats @ 930;  11-7-Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile  @ Anthem; Mountain Goats @ 930;  11-10-No Age w/ Escapism & Permanent Waves @ Metro Gallery;  11-11-Lee Ranoldo w/ the Messthetics @ Black Cat; * Shilpa Ray @ Comet; 11-12-No Age w/ Psychic Subcreatures @ Comet PP;   11-13-Foul Swoops @ Black Cat; 11-14-Luna & Eleanor Friedburger @ Black Cat;  Jesus & Mary Chain @ Rams Head Live; *The Used @ Fillmore;  11-15-Bully @ U St. Music Hall; Guerilla Toss, PC Worship, Mock Identity @ Comet; 11-16-Slowdive @ rams head Live; 11-18-Bleachers @ 930; 11-19-Marc Mulcahy @ 6th & I; 11-25-TK Ecko, Glue Factory, Mick Barr @ Comet PP;  11-26-Soccer Team @ Black Cat;  11-27-St. Vincent @ Anthem; 11-28- Squeeze @ 930; Beach Slang @ Black Cat; 11-29-Dot Dash @ Black Cat; 11-30-Morrissey @ Anthem; 12-1-Priests, Mellow Diamond @ 930

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More October 2017 Concert Calendar Gig List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- October 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
-- -- -- - -- ---- -------- - ---------
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 _____________________________________________________________________________   
This is a busy month with the first annual Multiflora Music Festival-Search for Sanctuary  going on all month. ____________________________________________________________________
October 2017 Highlights
Fri. 10-6-
 Group Doueh (western Sahara band) live at Tropicalia at 8:30pm as part of Multiflora Fest
Latina Pan-American Quartet Ladama (rockin, rappin, and twanging)  launches Arlington Arts' FREE 'Groovin' On The Pike' Concerts: After-Hours at Columbia Pike Library – 7 to 9pm
Sat. 10-7-
Mdou Moctar from 7 to 11:30 at EMP Collective in Baltimore (Tuareg guitarist & band who were in Saharian Purple rain movie adaptation)
Young Thug, Vince Staples, Innanet James, April & Vista, and others at All Things Go Fall Classic at Union Market
Opus 1 at Merriweather Post Pavilion at 4pm with art,  performance art and music(Sun Ra’s Arkestra & more)
Thurs. 10-12-
Mdou Moctar (Tuareg guitarist & band) with the Messthetics at Comet Ping Pong
Fri. 10-13-
Los Wemblers de Iquitos (Amazonian psychedelia) with djs Leon City Sounds at Tropicalia
Fri. 10-13 through Sun. 10-15 –Richmond, VA Folk Festival  with soul, go-go, African and folk
Sat. 10-21
Machel Montano (King of soca) at the Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave NW
Soca Inferno with Bunji Garlin and Faye-Ann Lyons at 4 pm at the Howard Theatre (Howard U Homecoming event)
Innov Gnawa ( rare performance of the Jewish songbook, of the Moroccan gnawa repertoire) at B'nai Israel, 27 Lloyd St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (right near Attman’s Delicatessen!)(co-sponsored by Creative Alliance)
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.  10-1
Mdou Moctar (Tuareg guitarist/singer/bandleader from Niger who starred in Saharan Purple Rain like movie) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website)
AL Mahragan Arabian Festival and Bazaar (“shopping, food , fun”) from 12 noon to 6 pm at Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center,  2739 West Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
Solange and Sun Ra’s Arkestra (sold out) at Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Nigerian Independence Concert with Flavour, Masterkraft, Toofan, Chief Obi at Echostage
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10-2
Art Garfunkel book reading at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Conn. Ave. NW
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. 10-3
Panel on Multiculturalism in D.C.’s Music Scene.  topics like breaking racial barriers in the community, promoting inclusiveness at local shows and venues, and a whole lot more. Diana Ezerins (Kennedy Center), Shay Stevens (Washington Performing Arts), Andre Johnson (Rare Essence), Jim Byers and Elena Lacayo (of Elena & Los Fulanos) at the Mexican Cultural Institute [2829 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009]. Doors 6:45 p.m./FREE
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull at Capital One Arena
Daniel Johnston & friends (Joe Lally & Brendan Canty of Fugazi plus Anthony Pirog ) at the Lincoln Theatre
Latin Dance party on Veterans Plaza from 7 to 9 in Silver Spring
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.  10-4
European jazz guitarist  Libor Smoldas for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website)
Chicano Batman and Khruangban at the 930 Club
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. 10-5
Café Tacuba (Mexican rock/artsy punk) at Fillmore
Terri Clark at the Birchmere (country folk)
Feedel Band at Bossa

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Fri.  10-6
Multiflora Music Fest Presents: Oulaya’s Wedding  (film featuring Western Sahara band Group Doueh) at 6, 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW (limited seating. Buy tickets in advance. Link on Multiflora website page)
Group Doueh (western Sahara band) live at Tropicalia at 8:30pm
Latina Pan-American Quartet Ladama (rockin, rappin, and twanging)  launches Arlington Arts' FREE 'Groovin' On The Pike' Concerts: After-Hours at Columbia Pike Library – 7 to 9pm
Chopteeth (album release show) at the Hamilton
All Things Go Fall Classic at Union Market in DC through Sunday . Friday night headliner Galantis with other acts
A night of salsa with love featuring Roberto Blades, Hector Tricoche and Paquito Guzman at the Palace
Jason Moran & Q-Tip at the Kennedy Center (sold out gig w/ jazz pianist & A Tribe Called Quest rapper)
Rich Medina dj dance party with the Marksmen free at 9 in Kennedy center atrium
Arooj Aftab, neo-Sufi singer originally from Pakistan, combines the Sufi tradition w/ improvisational jazz. Arooj and her band w/ percussionist Veeru Shan and guitarist Kenji Hebert; and Zomes, a Baltimore electronic experimental music duo at Creative Alliance

*Kesha at the Fillmore (sold out)
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. 10-7
“Cisco Kid vs Donald Trump” Art show by The Clash's associate/manager Kosmo Vinyl opening 6-9pm, Saturday, October 7th... Kosmo will be there, w/ music and refreshments at 3110 Mount Pleasant Street NW, (two blocks from the Columbia Heights metro)
Young Thug, Vince Staples, Innanet James, April & Vista, and others at All Things Go Fall Classic at Union Market
Opus 1 at Merriweather Post Pavilion at 4pm with art,  performance art and music including Brooklyn Raga Massive, Beautiful Swimmers, Gang Gang Dance, 1432 R djs , Lonnie Holley, Miho Hatori, Sun Ra Arkestra , Vincent Moon & Priscillla Telmon and more (free adm. With rsvp)
Bowie International Fest at Allen Pond Park, Bowie, MD
The Whispers at the Birchmere (on the 8th too)
Ritmos Raros (cumbia djs) at Songbyrd at 11
Anacostia Community Museum 50th anniversary block party 11 am to 4 with EU (go-go)
5th annual Adams Morgan porch fest 2 pm to 6
Mdou Moctar from 7 to 11:30 at EMP Collective in Baltimore
Puerto Rican bomba y plena fest at 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC
Team Familiar (go-go) at Bliss DC day party
* Thomas Rhett, Dan & Shay, Walker Hayes at Jiffy Lube Live

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 10-8
Aterciopelados at the Howard Theatre
Akua Allrich tribute to Miriam Makeba  and Nina Simone at Atlas
Foster the People , Bleachers and others at All Things Go at Union Market
EU at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Joan Shelley (indie-folk) and James Elkington at Barns of Wolf Trap
Kid Cudi at Echostage
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   10-9
The Lox, Westside Gunn, Conway and more (rap) at the Howard Theatre
Eric Nolan of the O'Jays at Blues Alley (Two shows)
Sahba Motallebi ( Iranian virtuoso of the tar and setar) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website
Wynona and the Big Noise (country) at the Birchmere
Memphis Gold (blues) at Westminster Church

*Halsey @ Capital One Arena

*Maria Muldaur at Jammin Java
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.  10-10
Buddy Guy at the Birchmere
Syd at Fillmore
Ms. Kim and Scooby (go-go) Live at Center stage

* Benefit for the late Omar Big O Roger's family at Uniontown (bouncebeat with AJA)
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 10-11
Betsayda Machado Y La Parranda El Clavo (The Voice of Venezuela) at Bossa
Corazon de Granada,(young flamenco artists) ) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website
Ricardo Arjona at Eaglebank Arena
Emily Saliers with Lucy Wainwright Roche at the Birchmere
Tricky at U St Music Hall

*Brother Ali, Sa-Roc, Last Word, Sol Messiah at Ottobar
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.  10-12
Mdou Moctar (Tuareg guitarist & band) with the Messthetics at Comet Ping Pong
Tembembe Ensamble Continuo for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Booker T. Jones at opening night of the Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl St. NW at the Wharf DC
Brasil Guitar Duo is the classical/world music collaboration of guitarists João Luiz and Douglas Lora at Strathmore
Eileen Jewel and Miss Tess at the Hamilton
Corazón de Granada (flamenco ) at 7 at Bossa
La Colombopercutiv at 10 at Bossa
Pinky Killacorn at Bliss DC

* Foo Fighters at opening night of Anthem (sold out)
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 .  10-13
Mdou Moctar 1:15 pm show at Georgetown U. McNeir Auditorium , 37th & O Sts. NW
Los Wemblers de Iquitos (Amazonian psychedelia) with djs Leon City Sounds at Tropicalia
Richmond Folk Festival through Sunday with soul, go-go, African and folk
Susto & Esmé Patterson at U St Music Hall (Early show - 7 PM)
 Syd at  Baltimore SoundStage

*Dom Flemons @ the Listening Room at the Brentwood Art Exchange in Brentwood, MD
 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at Capital One Arena
Amy Helm at Pearl Street Warehouse
Film and Discussion: We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo (2016 doc) at 2pm at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Paisajes Sonoros is a multimedia, live performance by Mexican composers Carlo Nicolau (violin), Vicente Rojo Cama (electronics), and Vanessa Garcia Lembo video artist). It features amplified violins and electro-acoustic sounds, for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Pandemic-Baltimore hiphop party with Aaron Lacrate at Creative Alliance
Messiah at Bravo Bravo
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.   10-14
IlluminAsia Fest at the Freer and Sackler
Alan Cave (Haiti) at Gisele’s

*Noriel (Puerto Rican trap rapper) at Club One
La Sonora Dinamita at El Travesio’s in Annandale, VA
Pigtown Fest in Baltimore
Sum (a jazz/soul/funk-pop band based in New York City) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website
Lil Durk at Bliss DC

* "Man with a Movie Camera" (1929 Russian film) accompanied by a live soundtrack from the Alloy Orchestra at 4 pm at the National Gallery of Art
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10-15
Orfeia at 4pm at Hill Center (all women vocal ensemble doing Eastern European folk)Pelaez
Felipe Pelaez unplugged at the Howard Theatre
DC Zinefest presents Hallow-Zeen at Black Cat (Backstage)
Eric Andersen at Jammin' Java (3 PM Afternoon Show)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Vintage Trouble at  The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street SW
Illuminasia Fest at the Freer and Sackler
Rebuilding Puerto Rico Music Fest at 2pm at Tropicalia
Latin America Fest at 2 pm at  Kenmore Middle school in Arlington, VA
Mashriq Maghrib Music Jam Session with Huda Asfour at 7 at Bossa
Indonesian shadow master Gusti Sudarta presents Sutasoma, a Hindu-Buddhist legend from the island of Bali. The performance will be accompanied by live traditional music performed by Gamelan Raga Kusuma. for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website

*Eric Andersen at Jammin Java

*one Caribbean benefit at ?
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  10-16
Taimane (Hawaiian ukulele player)  for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website
Artsy indie folk using banjo, two voices, viola da gamba, fiddle, and pump organ, the quartet of Elizabeth LaPrelle, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Cleek Schrey, and Liam Byrne at Creative Alliance

*Phoenix at the Anthem
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. 10-17
Wayne "The Train" Hancock (full honky-tonk & rockabilly band) and the Rock-A-Sonics at Jammin' Java
Trad Attack (Estonian folk) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website

Jack Gregori at Hill Country Live
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  10-18
Tasha Cobbs (contemporary gospel) at the Howard Theatre
Nick Lowe's Quality Rock & Roll Revue staring Los Straitjackets  at the Birchmere
 Rickie Lee Jones at  Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
 Sinkane and the Kominas at Black Cat (Mainstage)
Cilantro Boombox at Bossa at 9:30 pm
Einshoch 6 (German hiphop & classical ) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website

* LCD Soundsystem at Anthem

* Ashley Mcbryde at Hamilton (country)

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. 10-19
Shab-e-Mehregan, a Persian Music Celebration with Huda & Kamyar; Ava; and Kimia Hesabi at 7:30 at Hill Center
Daniel Caesar and Snoh Aalegra at Baltimore SoundStage - sold out
Eli "Paperboy" Reed and High & Mighty Brass Band at Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl Street SW, (retro soul)
DC Highlife Allstars (old-school African guitar dance music) at 7 at Bossa
Lady Mary ( DC soul /old school singer with the Indahouse Band.) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website
Los Kjarkas (46th anniversary ) at DAR Constitution Hall
Sergio Mendes at Strathmore
Cardi B at Echostage (rap)

*Hope Sandoval at 930 Club

* La Santa Cecilia at the Library of Congress
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. 10-20
Combo Chimbita (hybrid Colombian music from NY)  Opening will be Los Gaiteros de Sanguashington (traditional Colombian music from DC) at Atlas
Lila Downs at the Strathmore

*Howard U. Homecoming Yardfest 12 noon at main yard (last-minute announced rap acts)

*Elena y Los Fulanos (cd release party) with Kino Musica at Tropicalia
Soka Tribe at halftime of Washington Wizards vs Detroit Pistons basketball game plus an appearance by Machel Montano as part of this “Caribbean Night” at Capitol one Arena
Grace Notes; Reflections for Now -- Carrie Mae Weems has created and narrates this meditative new work rooted in music, song, video, dance, and spoken word, and video projection with original music by music director and composers Craig Harris, James Newton, and Edward Ruchalski. Inspired by President Obama singing “Amazing Grace” in the wake of the 2015 mass shooting that killed nine African American members of a church in Charleston, SC, Grace Notes explores grace in the face of racism and violence. The performance has a cast with  singers Nona Hendryx, Alicia Hall Moran, Imani Uzuri, and Eisa Davis; poets Carl Hancock Rux and Aja Monet; and dancer Francesca Harper.

* Go-Go As DC History, w/ moderator journalist Marcus Dowling at 6 p.m., Uptown Arthouse,3412 Connecticut Ave N.W.

* Howard U Homecoming Greek Step show at 8 at Howard U. Cramton Aud.
Lloyd Cole at the Birchmere (indie-pop)
Goldlink at the Fillmore (rap)
21 Savage at Echostage (rap)
Young Dolph at Bliss DC

* Fleshtones at U st Music Hall early show at 7 pm (garage rock)

*Julia Nixon (soul & cabaret) at Mr. Henry's

*Natalie Prass, Wild Honeys, Den-mate at Black Cat
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Sat. 10-21
Machel Montano (King of soca) at the Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave NW
Soca Inferno with Bunji Garlin and Faye-Ann Lyons at 4 pm at the Howard Theatre (Howard U Homecoming event)
Reggae act Alkaline at 11pm at the Howard Theatre (Howard U Homecoming event)

*Melvin Caldwell (DC keyboardist & band) at :30 to 3:30pm at Lamont-Riggs Library, NE
Innov Gnawa ( rare performance of the Jewish songbook, of the Moroccan gnawa repertoire) at B'nai Israel, 27 Lloyd St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (right near Attman’s Delicatessen!)(co-sponsored by Creative Alliance)
Daniel Caesar at the Fillmore (r’n’b singer)
Boyz II Men at the Lyric
Chuck Berry birthday tribute at the Pearl st. Warehouse
Meek Mill and Moneybag Yo at Echostage (rap)
Fabolous at Bliss DC

* Howard U. Homecoming Parade 10am from Ga Ave. to Florida Avenue
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. 10-22
Lil’ Kim at 7 at Howard Theatre (Howard U Homecoming event)
Colter Wall (alt-country folk/roots) at Songbyrd
HR: Finding Joseph movie about Bad Brains singer screening at Lincoln Theatre

*Gibson Brothers at Amp (bluegrass)
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.  10-23
Willie Watson with Suzanne Santo at Songbyrd (folk)

*Benjamin Booker at the 930 Club
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. 10-24
Brian Mcknight at the Birchmere

*Mourning [A] BLKstar (soul-blues-electronics-avante poetic) w/ Adron at Bossa
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 10-25

Diwali
Brian Mcknight at the Birchmere

* Slaid Cleaves at Hill Country Live

*Son Little at the Barns of Wolf Trap

* Steely Dan at National Harbor

* District of Raga and Brooklyn Raga Massive at Bossa
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Thurs. 10-26
Amine with opener Towkio at the Howard Theatre (rap)
* Baltimore City Paper Farewell party at Ottobar (Baltimore City Paper is being shut down by its owners on 11-1)

* Cissa Paz at Bossa at 10pm

*Jane Monheit at Blues Alley (jazz vocals)
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Fri.  10-27
Innov Gnawa (NYC based Moroccan blues) at Tropicalia
Eric Roberson (neo-soul r’n’b ) (on the 28th also) at the Howard Theatre
Arcangel at Galaxy (Latino pop –reggaeton)
Alfredo Mojica Group (local salsa band) at Bossa
Amythyst Kiah (afro-blues folk) at the Pearl Street Warehouse
Johnny Clegg at the Warner

*Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio (Jazz w/ Cuban influences) at Amp


*Jane Monheit at Blues Alley (jazz vocals)
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Sat.  10-28 

* Honor the 50th anniversary of DC’s legendary Ambassador Theater, the psychedelic dance hall in Adams Morgan that played host in 1967 to Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Moby Grape, The Hollies, John Lee Hooker, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Vanilla Fudge, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and more, at the Songbyrd from 1 to 4 pm for free. concert posters, photos, newspaper clippings on display, and a chance to be part of a 50th anniversary reunion
Amplify Peace: Saving Syrian Lives is a multi-genre tour featuring Arab American artists Omar Offendum, Bassel & the Supernaturals, Kayem and Ronnie Malley & Turath Ensemble for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (and streamed live on Kennedy Center M. Stage Facebook Live & website
Later in the night at Tropicalia. The tour, sponsored by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), aims to increase awareness of the humanitarian crisis in Syria
Halloween Glowball party with Underground System at Creative Alliance
Nellie McKay at Amp

* Whitney Rose at Hill Country Live

*Maggie Rose at Barns of Wolf trap


*Jane Monheit at Blues Alley (jazz vocals)


Tribute to 50s-60s Singing Duos 
W/ Karen Collins & The Backroads Band, Jelly Roll Mortals, Crayfish Sisters, Kiti Ladson, Patsy Stephens and more at American Legion Post #217...9218 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 

*King Crimson at Lisner

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Sun. 10-29

Kid Congo Powers & the Pink MonkeyBirds with NYC Nighttrain DJ Jonathan Toubin at Comet Ping Pong
Janelle Kroll at Songbyrd

*Jane Monheit at Blues Alley (jazz vocals)
*BJ the Chicago Kid at the Fillmore


* Clones of Funk at the Howard Theatre hosted by Bootsy Collins (recovering from injury, hosting not playing)

* "Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt movie at 6:30; film discussion at 7:30; Sufi & Ghazal Afghan musician Ustad Naim Nazary 7:45 to 9 at Local 16 U

*Just Vibe Ensemble (Latin jazz) at Bossa at 7  ; Los Gaiteros de Sanguashington  at 9:30pm 

*King Crimson at Lisner
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Mon. 10-30
Tashi Dorji; Joe Lally, Janelle Leppin & Jerry Busher; Insect Factory; Welch & Oshima at Rhizome
Shawn Colvin at Birchmere
T-Pain acoustic tour at U St Music Hall

*iLe at State Theatre (from Calle 13 but she sings ballads, pop, boogaloo, bolero.  Recommended)

* Curren$y at Baltimore Soundstage

*Lucinda Williams at Lincoln Theatre
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Tues. 10-31
Sandcatchers (middle eastern oud and Appalachian influenced) at Bossa 
Shawn Colvin at Birchmere

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Wed. 11-1

Lil Peep at U St Music Hall   

Cypress Hill at the Fillmore

Ibeyi at the 930 Club

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Thurs. 11-2

Feedel Band with special guests from NYC , Anbessa Orchestra (Ethiopiques influenced) at Bossa

Lydia Loveless at Amp (alt-country rock)

Rodney Crowell at Barns of Wolf Traap

Clientele (UK twee pop-rock) at RnR Hotel

Del McCoury Band at the Hamilton

Fri. 11-3- George Clinton and P-funk at the Howard Theatre
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock) –10-1-Mock Identity, TK Echo, Faunas @ Black Cat;  10-4-Selector Dub Narcotic, Escapism, TK Echo, & Gauche at Rhizome;     X_X (Cleveland proto-punks) w/ Kohoutek,   XMC @ Slash Run; Psych Furs w/ Bash & pop @ Birchmere; * 10-5-  Sun Kil Moon featuring Magik * Magik Orchestra, Steve Shelley and Josh Haden at The Miracle Theatre, 535 8th St SE; 10-6-Naomi Punk, Ultra Beauty, Staffers @ Comet;  * Humble Fire @ Kenney Center Mill. Stage;  10-7-Paul Weller @ Lincoln Theatre; * Alvvays @ RnR Hotel;    10-10-Lvl Up w/ Bad Moves, Romantic States @ Songbyrd  ; *Deerhoof @ Ottobar;  *10-11 -  Punk Panel discussion w/  Mark Andersen, Mark Jenkins & guests at the Goethe Inst.;      10-13- Keeper & Poppy Patica for free  @ 6pm @ Luce Foundation Center/ Smithsonian American Art Museum; The Courtneys @ DC9; Against Me @ 930 Club; 10-16- Atlas Genius, Magic Giant, & Half the Animal @ 6th & I;Dead Rider & Mock Identity @ DC9; Time, Literals, Bacchae, and Reyna Valencia @ Comet Ping Pong; * The Punk Singer movie doc at the Petworrth Library;   10-18-Hamilton Leithauser @ 930 Club; Fleshtones @ U St Music Hall; * 10-20-Sheer Mag @ Windup Space; 10-21-Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Songbyrd;  *TK Echo @ Metro Kitchen, Annapolis; *10-22-Black Kids @ DC9;  DC Punk Archive Open House 1 to 4pm @ Georgetown Neighborhood Library; 10-23-War on Drugs @ Anthem; * Smokin Popes @ Black Cat; 10-25-the Effects (Record Release), Super Silver Haze, &Light Beams @ Black Cat Backstage; * Die Nerven & Hand Grenade Job @ Dupont Underground ,19 Dupont Circle N.W.; 10-26-Protomartyr & Flasher @ Rock n Roll Hotel; 10-27-Paperhaus at Black Cat; *10-29-Craig Finn  @ RnR Hotel; 10-30 Japandroids & Cloud Nothings @ Rams Head Live! Baltimore; *10-31-Woggles, Hall Monitors, Jake Starr  Hill Country

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