Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Rest of May 2012 Global, Soul and More Events

Here's an updated list taken from my monthly Yahoo calendar but with some additional events. Since most lists usually give priority to rock, I am contrarian, and just throw the indie-rock shows down to the bottom:

MAY 2012

Fri. 5-18

Ruben Moreno & Creole Soul at Greenbelt American Legion Post 136
6900 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD  (zydeco)

Justen Townes-Earle at the Birchmere

Artomatic (art, music, performance) , 1851 S. Bell St., Crystal City (through June 23)
Sat. 5-19

Metro Mambo with WPFW DJ Jim Byers, Professor Leopolde Tablante, and band Bio Ritmo from 2 to 4 pm at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art

Lamont’s Blues Festival at Lamont’s in Indian Head/Pomonkey, MD with  Chet ‘Dr. Feelgood’ Hines, Lady Rose, Clarence ‘The Bluesman’ Turner,  Bobby Parker and the Stoop Down Man, Chick Willis. After the show outside, it will move indoors for the after-party with the Gridlock Band. Lamont’s Entertainment Complex is at 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey, MD 20640. 240 393-2525.

Chesapeake Blues Festival with  Janiva Magness, Ruthie Foster, the Delta Guitar Slingers with Michael Burks, Bernard Allison and Lurrie Bell; and the Tedeschi-Trucks Band. At Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis

Charlie Thomas’ Drifters at Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Rd., Ft. Washington, MD
Ray Price & the Cherokee Cowboys at the Birchmere

Fela! Broadway show at the Murphy Fine Arts Center in Baltimore (through Sunday)

Argentina Festival (tango and folk) from 5:45 to Thomas Jefferson Theater
125 South Old Glebe Road Arlington, VA  (also on Sun.)

Moshav (Israeli fok/rock/reggae) at Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street NW (part of DC Jewish Music Fest)

Bilal at Howard Theatre

Wiz Khalifa and Little Big Town and others at the Preakness

Asia Heritage Fest on Pennsylvania Ave NW

Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan at 2 at the Library of Congress
Sun. 5-20

Justin Towns-Earle at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis(alt-country)

Peter Himmelman (alt-folk) at  4:00 pm at Ohev Sholom–The National Synagogue
1600 Jonquil Street NW  (part of DC Jewish Music Fest)

Schmekel (trans-gender Jews) at 7 at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room, 1725 Columbia Road NW

Veronneu (the Jazz Samba Project CD will unveiled next Sunday afternoon at All Souls Church, Washington DC...the location where the original 1962 Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd Jazz Samba album was recorded.) celebrate the 50th anniversary. At All Souls Church, 2835 16th St. NW
Mon. 5-21

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys at IMT  at St. Mark Presby. Church
10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville

Harmonia at Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC
(Hungarian and Gypsy folk)

Chino y Nacho (Venezuela duo) at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD

Alicia Svigals and Marilyn Lerner premiere an original score to the silent Pola Negri (1918) film The Yellow Ticket at the DC JCC.   Svigals is the klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Klezmatics.  The score will also feature piano by Lerner, a jazz pianist/improviser

Tues. 5-22

Moombahton Massive at U St. Music hall
Wed. 5-23

Action Bronson at Empire(Jaxx) (rap)

WPFW Latin Flavor (Sunday night 6 to 12 programming) Appreciation Night at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd   Arlington, VA 22209.  Meet and hear WPFW personalities Jim Byers, Nancy Alonso, Tony Regusters and ZeZe spin tunes.
Thurs. 5-24

Bobasonicos at the Howard Theatre

Tego Calderon at Ibiza  (reggaeton)

Fri.  May 25  Friday 

Drake, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and French Montana at Verizon Center (rap and r’n’b)

Hermanos Flores y Orquests San Vincente at the Palace

French and DMV hiphop dance crews including: Urban Artistry, DCypher, Culture Shock at Artisphere 
Sat. May 26

Harmonik and Skah Shah (veteran Haitian star acts) at Rio’s Lounge, 13501Baltimore Ave. (Rt. 1) in Laurel

Gosaye Tesfaye and Mahmoud Ahmed (great Ethiopian performers) at 11 pm at the Howard Theatre

Jason Isbell at Rams Head tavern Annapolis(alt-country)

Zou Bisou Bisou at 8 p.m. at La Maison Fran├žaise,  4101 Reservoir Road NW

Nicki Costa at the Hamilton
Sun. May 27

DC 15th Annual Reggae Music Awards with Special Guests Ruth Ann Brown;
Tony Roy;  Renewed Gospel Singers; Aku Benjamin;  Johnstone
Sutra Lounge, 2406 18th Street NW, Washington D.C.

Jason Isbell at Mansion on O St., 2020 O St NW, WDC

Afrika Bambaata at U St. Music Hall

Panmasters steel band jamboree at  (mambo, Salsa)
Mon. May  28

Jacques Johnson & Lil’ Margie (soul) at Westminster Church

Wed. May 30-

  Feufollet (Cajun) at Artisphere, 1101  Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA  22209
  Dance Lesson:  7:30  Music 8:30 – Midnight 

Fabian Almazan at Blues Alley (Latin-Jazz)
Thurs. May 31

Heybale! at Hill Country Live, 410 7th St NW, WDC

Jon Langford and Acoustic Skull Orchard at IOTA Club & Cafe (cowpunk)

Charlie Barreda SF Latin Jazz at Twins

Fri. June 1

Western Maryland Blues Festival starts

Heybale! at Hill Country Live, 410 7th St NW, WDC

Jerry Butler at Howard Theatre

Marcia Ball at Rams Head Tavern

Dr. John at the Birchmere

Randy Weston trio at the Hamilton

Afrojack at the Fillmore

Curley Taylor (zydeco) at Blobs Park

Sat. June 2

Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo
Other cool stuff: DC punk exhibit at Arlington Central Library; 5-2-We Were Promised Jetpacks at Black Cat; 5-5-Left Banke at Montgomery Community College; 5-6 Left Banke @ Rams Head Tavern; 5-8- Go-gos @ Rams Head Live; 5-10-Spiritualized @ 930 Club;  5-11 7 to 9pm  Civilian art Gallery presents: Cynthia Connolly, "Letters on Top of Buildings" until 6-16; The Stents w/  DJ Mad Squirrel and Amanda Otto at Sidebar Tavern; Spaminato Brothers @ the Hamilton; 5-12 Sonny Vincent @ Quarry House; 5-14-Dayna Kurtz @ Iota; 5-15 Cardinal(Richard Davies) & Cigarette @ Velvet Lounge; R. Ring(Kelly Deal) @ DC 9; 5-18-Beth Orton @ UHall;  5-19- Lucinda Williams, Drive-By Truckers, and Justin Jones at Merriweather Post Pavilion; Kid Congo Powers Hour @ Comet Ping Pong;  5-20 Turkish movie doublebill at 2 @ Freer; 5-23 to 5-27-Galinsky  & Hawley films @ Artisphere; 5-23-Black Hills & Reindeer @ Bl. Cat; 5-25-Chuck Prophet @ Iota;  5-29-Dandy Warhols @ 930 Club

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