Monday, July 9, 2012

Rest of July Tropical, Blues, Roots and Rock and more in the DMV

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- Rest of July 2012
World, roots, blues, and soul at top; most indie-rock at bottom;
**UPDATED 7-14-12
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7-12- Ana Tijoux and Rebel Diaz - Black Cat (Chilean rapper) at Black Cat
7-14- Quarteto Olinda (Brazilian forro) dance party at Liv
Mavado at DC Star-- Jamaican dancehaller
7-17- The Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou at the Hamilton (Two shows - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM (acclaimed veteran African band)

Want to see live music but can't get anyone to go? Here's my unpaid endorsement to check out 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.
Tues. July 10

Woody Guthrie Centennial Birthday Celebration feat. Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion - Hill Country Live
Wed. July 11

Beres Hammond at Rams Head Live! (Baltimore)

Los Autenticos Decadentes at the Howard Theatre

Algerian-Ecuadorian band Sarazino, the brainchild of musician, songwriter, and producer Lamine Fellah, draws on reggae, Latin, African, and Arabic music and international pop at Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage
Moombahton Massive XVI: Nadastrom, Sabo, Jen Lasher, Cousin Culo - U St Music Hall

Thurs. July 12

Quarteto Olinda (Brazilian forro) for free (and streamed online) at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage from 6 to 7 pm

Ana Tijoux and Rebel Diaz at Black Cat (Chilean rapper)

Buddy Guy and John Mayall - Wolf Trap (Filene Center)(blues. Buddy is great)
Morris Day at the Howard Theatre
Justin Robinson (from Carolina Chocolate C. Drops) at Jammin Java

Fri. July 13

De La Ghetto at Galaxy, 2031 Univ. Blvd., Hyattsville (or at Ibiza in NE DC)

Girl in a Coma and Deadbeat Darling - Red Palace

the Hackensaw Boys and Tony Trischka - the Hamilton

Red Baraat & the Funk Ark – Birchmere

Spoek Mathambo - U St Music Hall (Early show - 7 PM)

Sat. July 14

On Saturday July 14, 2012, the Baltimore Caribbean Carnival Parade (with DC troupes as well this year) starts at Noon at 900 E 33rd Street, travels along Alameda Street to St. Lo Drive. The Festival continues at Lake Clifton Park until 10:00 pm; $10 entrance fee.

Quarteto Olinda (Brazilian forro) dance party at Liv

Mavado at DC Star-- Jamaican dancehaller

Debo band (Ethiopian but US based) at U St. Music Hall

Legendary Orioles, the Jewels, Memories at Taste of Reston @ Town Center

Natalie Hopkinson, Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City book reading(Busboys & Poets 14th & V)

Angie Stone at Carter Barron

“Rise and Fall of the Clash” at 7 at St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. NW (new movie ) Benefit showing

Tango at Artisphere with 7:30 pm- Dome Theater-Movie Documentary--La Gata-The Nine Lives of a Tango Singer Called: The Cat ; 8:40 pm-Q & A La Gata & film maker Julienne Gage; 9:00 pm-Ballroom- Dancing-DJ Mark Sakowski; 11:00 pm Tango Mercurio Orchestra ; 11:45pm- DJ Mark Sakowski ;1:00 am Good Night

annual J Dilla Tribute at Fillmore (hiphop)

Toby Keith at Jiffy Lube Live (country)

Bolivian Saya Caporal Dance Competition 2012 at 5:30 at George Mason Center for the Arts

DJ Rekha Bhangra at Black Cat

Woodie Guthrie Tribute with the U-Liners and more at Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park

24th annual Colombia National Day with area Colombian folkloric dance and musical groups from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. at  Thomas Jefferson Theater, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington, Virginia.  Groups include Dance company El Tayrona; Los Tayronitas (Children’s dance group) and  from Bogota, Colombia, the folkloric dance ensemble Danza Nuestra Tierra

Sun. July 15

Peruvian Festival of Virginia with Hnos. Yaipen, Jose Alberto El Canario, Dina Paucar and more at Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Rd., Manassas, VA

On Sunday July 15, 2012 the Baltimore Carnival Festival continues from Noon to 9:00 pm featuring entertainment, food and crafts. Admission: $15.00 per person.

Super Jaripeo (Mexican) plus Los Yonics, Grupo Kilatez Musica, and more at Capitol Plaza , 6200 Annapolis Road, Hyattsville

Jason Aldean at Merriweather Post

El-P and Killer Mike at the Rock n Roll Hotel (rap)
Mon. July 16

Lil Royal (James Brown style soul) at Westminster Church, SW DC

the Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson - Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)

Leela James (Etta James tribute) at the Birchmere
Tues. July 17

The Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou at the Hamilton (Two shows - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM (acclaimed veteran African band)

Tribute to the late Skip Pitts(DC-raised Memphis wa wa soul guitarist) at the Howard with Bobby Parker, Al Johnson, drummer Mousy Thompson, brief appearance by Gene Chandler

Nona Hendryx - U St Music Hall (funk-rock; was in Labelle)
Wed. July 18

the Rebirth Brass Band - the Hamilton (from New Orleans)
Thurs. July 19

Gran Rumba de Independencia! From Colombia: Silvestre Dangond (new king of vallenato music); Grupo Niche (Cali salsa); & from DC: DJ Jayro "El Caleno" at the The Fillmore of Silver Spring

Maracuyeah presents: a live performance by Cero 39 (from Columbia) and CD Tropical Amor DJs and DC Tropical Amor DJs at Velvet Lounge

Fri. July 20

Oscar D'Leon at Diamond Lounge,7203 Little River Tpke, Annandale, VA (salsa singing star)

New Stylistics at Howard Theatre

War at Carter Barron

Nayas at the Fillmore

Sat. July 21

Stuck on Salsa 9th anniversary with Santo Rico Dance Company, Bernardo De La Vega, Dynamix and more plus Dj Jose Rodriguez, DJ Neo, Dj Willie Hercules, and DJ Clave from Philly at the Salsa Room, 2619 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA

CJ Chenier (zydeco) at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11940 Market St., Reston from 7:30 to 10 pm

Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz at DAR Constitution Hall

Heatwave and Nu Era at Fort Dupont Park, SE DC

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears (rock n soul) at Artscape fest in Baltimore

Memphis Blues Blowout at Lamont's in Pomonkey, MD (off of Exit 3 on 495/ on 210 Indian Head Highway south of National Harbor) with Showtime: 1:00 pm,  openers: DC Blues Society Band with Ayaba Bey;  Dr. S.O. Feelgood ; Jim Bennett, Lady Mary, & Unique Creation Band; and headliners
5:00 pm Daddy Mack Blues Band from Memphis (house band at the Center For Southern Folklore on Beale Street in Memphis)
6:30 pm Preston Shannon from Memphis(southern soul and blues)

Festival Colombia with  La Sonara Carruseles; Luis Felipe Gonzalez; La Cumbia Sonora; Agrupacion Vallenata Union de Oro; Gio la voiz del Despecho; and more at Prybyla Center, Catholic U., 620 Michigan Ave. NE  DC,

Bolivian cultural night (with 8 dance and music companies) at 8 pm at Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus and 2nd Street North, in Arlington, Virginia
Sun. July 22

the English Beat at Baltimore SoundStage

Baltimore Reggae Jerk Festival Featuring Sanchez & Serani
Woodlawn Memorial Park, Baltimore

Rebirth Brass Band (New Orleans) at Artscape Fest in Baltimore

Sugarland at JiffyLube Live
Mon. July 23

Panteon Rococo and El Gran Silencio at The Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW
Tues. July 24

Wed. July 25

Bomba Estereo at Howard Theatre

Thurs. July 26

Juanes at the Warner

Poncho Sanchez at Howard Theatre

Fri. July 27

Sat. July 28

Babineaux Sisters Cajun Band from 9 to 12 mdt at Glen Echo

Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, and Wisin Y Yandel atVerizon Center
Tribute to Stevie Wonder at the Fillmore – with (wonderful) DC soul singer Skip Mahoney; Julia Nixon, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band,  Kenny Wesley and more
DC Zinefest 2012 at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church
Sun. July 29

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Patti LaBelle, the O'Jays, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, and Tank atVerizon Center
Gospel Supper with Jim Lauderdale at Hill Country
Mon. July 30-

the Orioles (Kings of Doo-Wop) at Woodrow Wilson Plaza,1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, WDC (from 12 PM - 1:30 PM for free)

Natalie Hopkinson, Go-Go Live book reading at Politics & Prose
Tues. July 31

Amadou and Mariam at 9:30 Club ( great Malian duo)

The Jewels (DC soulful girl group) at Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, WDC at 12 PM to 1:30 PM for free
Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): Hong Kong Film Fest @ Freer; 7-12- Nunchucks, RCRDS, and Satori Trova @ Fort Reno; 7-13- Blackberry Belles @ Sidebar Tavern, 218-20 E Lexington St, Baltimore;  Hume & Buildings @ Comet;7-16-Refused and Off at Fillmore; 7-17-Neko Case & Kelly Hogan @ Rams Head Live;  Wilco & Lee Ranaldo @ Wolf Trap (& Wed. 7-18); 7-19-Deathfix @ Fort Reno; B-52s & Squeeze @ Wolf Trap; Chromatics & Protect-U @ UHall; 7-20-Promise Ring & Title Tracks @ 930; 7-22-Hot Chips;Sleigh Bells; James Murphy @ Merriweather Post;7-24- Iceage, Dirty Beaches @ Black Cat; 7-25-Liars @ U Hall; Greg Ginn & the Royal We @ Golden West Cafe (1105 W. 36th Street, Baltimore)
7-26- Dick Dale @Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis); Rebecca Gates and the Consortium, Alex, and Megan Reilly@ Black Cat; 7-27-Blackberry Belles @ Red Palace; 7-29- Alejandro Escovedo and the Dunwells -@ Birchmere ; 7-31- Dick Dale @ Birchmere