Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 2012 International, Roots, R'n'b, Soul & Rap DMV Events

August 2012
UPDATED August 10 & 14th
Thurs. Aug. 2

Temptations & Four Tops at Wolf Trap

Tribute to Chuck Brown at Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, WDC, 12 PM - 1:30 PM - FREE

Thrillbillies at JVs, Falls Church

Trolley Snatcha, Grime Syndicate at U st. Music Hall

Fri. Aug. 3

Millie Jackson (pre-proto-rap godmother and soul singer) with Al Johnson at the Howard Theatre

Sister Nancy (reggae/ "Bam Bam" 80s hit) at Ras Lounge, Georgia Avenue

Kool A.D. (of Das Racist), Fat Tony, Chaz Van Queen, and Tecla - Red Palace (rap)

Mavericks at the Birchmere
Los Redd (from El Salvador) at Haydees II, 6303 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington DC

Zac Harmon (blues) at Wheaton American Legion

Ultra Naté, Lisa Moody, and Chris Burns - U St Music Hall (house music)

Sat. Aug. 4

Battle of The Rock, Roll & Shakin', Roy C Birthday Celebration performance, New CD Release. Roy C, Prince Mekel (formerly Steve Perry), Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Sir Jonathan Burton. Gates open at 12 Noon, show at 2 pm Lamont's Entertainment Complex, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey, Maryland 301-283-0225. (Southern Soul)

Rescheduled Caribbean Fun Day at 6 Flags Amusement Park, Largo

Summer Spirit Festival (r'n'b) at 3 pm at Merriweather Post in Columbia with
Erykah Badu, Chuck Brown Tribute, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Estelle, and Eric Roberson

Barrington Levy at Howard Theatre at 9:30 pm (reggae)

DC' Best Funk 'n R&B Night
In Gratitude: A tribute to Earth Wind & Fire
Featuring the Graingers, WaWa LaGrande, Gene McBride, Eddie Baccus, Greg Boyer
Mousey Thompson & James Brown Experience, Jeffrey Walker at Fort Dupont Park, SE DC free

Shirdi Sai Mandir (Asian/Indian) at Center for the Arts in GMU
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

James McMurtry (solo) and Scott Miller (solo) at Birchmere (alt-country & rock)

Lyle Lovett at Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, 140 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore

Vietnamese Cultural Heritage night at Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale

Run for Cover 2012 (to benefit Girls Rock DC) at Black Cat (Mainstage) (members of various local bands cover rock, pop, r'nb hits & more)

2012 Baltimore International Festival (August 4 & 5)
Poly/Western High School Complex Fields
1400 W. Coldspring Lane at Falls Road   (Cancelled)

Sun. Aug. 5

Buckwheat Zydeco for free at Mason District Park, Columbia Pike, Annandale Festival

Centroamericano Festival with Grupo Optimo; Los Redd; Rene Alonso; Los Rolands;
El Gallo Guatemala; Fiebre Amarilla; DJ Pinolero; y La Madame at Capital Park Plaza
6200 Annapolis Rd., Hyattsville, MD

Aaron Neville with special guest Charles Neville at Howard Theatre

Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, Edison, and Dark Time at 930 Club

James McMurtry (solo) at Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)

Chuck Mead & his Grassy Knoll Boys and the 19th Street Band - Jammin' Java

Ariiba Calibre 50 parientes & La Chacaloza de Jerez at the Palace, 139869 Jefferson Davis Highway, Woodbridge, VA or at Cococabana, 2031A University blvd.
Hyattsville, MD (banda music)

Big Sam's Funky Nation (New Orleans jam-funk) at 8 by 10

Mon. Aug. 6

Janka Nabay (Sierra Leone) and the BuBu Gang free from 6 to 7 (and streamed online) at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

United Sounds of Africa with Tuface, M.I, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, J Martins, Timi Dakolo, Iyanya, and Brymo at the Howard (r'n'b from Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa) at Howard Theatre
Tues. Aug. 7

Gipsy Kings at Wolf Trap (and on the 8th)

Mighty Mighty Bosstones at 9:30
Wed. Aug. 8

Marti Brom at Strathmore Summer Concert (rockabilly)

Hall Brothers (country) at Mason District Park, Annandale
Thurs. Aug. 9

Fri. Aug. 10

The Very Best (Malawi/UK-Sweden duo) at Rock n Roll Hotel, H. St. NE

Elle Varner (r'n'b) at the Howard Theatre

Aloe Blacc and Sub-Radio Standard at 9:30 Club (alt-soul)

Kasey Chambers and Jill Andrews at Birchmere (alt-country)

Wu-Block featuring Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch at State Theatre (rap)
Sat. Aug. 11

Fest Africa 2012 from 1 to 8 for free at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring with Toby Foyeh & the Africa Orchestra (DC-based Nigerian afrojam) (festival continues on Sunday)

Joe Veras and Bachata Heightz at the DC Bachata Congress at Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Ave
Washington DC, DC

Trillelectro--hiphop and electronic music festival 1 pm to midnight at Fairgrounds,1299 Half St Se (Navy Yard metro and Nationals Stadium) with Schoolboy Q; Tabi Bonney; Oddisee; DJ Underdog; Rock Creek Social Club and more

Marti Brom and The Garnet Hearts (presented by the Karb Kings car club) at the Dundalk Moose Lodge 2800 Sollers Point Road Dundalk, MD (rockabilly)

The Very Best (Malawi/UK duo) at 101 Lee Street, Bristol, VA

DC's Legends 'n Soul Night with Al Johnson & his A Team; Peaches & Herb;
Skip Mahoney & the Casuals; and HALO at Fort Dupont Park

Jamaica 50th Anniversary Gala at Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave.

El Trono de Mexico (banda) at at Cococabana, 2031A University blvd.
Hyattsville, MD (banda music)

Indian Ragas for Flute: John Wubbenhorst, bansuri flute; Hrishikesh Dharam, tabla at 12:15 pm, 2 and 4 pm at the Freer

Korean Heritage night at Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale

Sun. Aug 12

Fest Africa 2012 from 1 to 8 for free at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring with guitarist Dibo Dibala (Congolese soukous and rumba guitarist)

El Festival Latino de Maryland/The Maryland Latin Festival with
Plan B, Frank Reyes, Grupo Santa Fe de Honduras, Aniceto Molina, Mr. Pelon, Los Hermanos Flores, Montez de Durango, Doval~G La Controversia at Timonium Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Daddy Yankee (reggaeton) at Ibiza Nightclub, 1222 First St N.E.
Washington DC

Sunday Gospel Brunch featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir at Howard Theatre at 1:30 PM

Don Carlos and Fyah Wyah at Howard Theatre at night (reggae)

Wailers at the State Theatre

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw at FedEx Field (country)

Zouk Summerfest (and other African and Caribbean Francophone styles) with djs and local band Sahel from 2 to 6 pm at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road

Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe at Cats Eye Pub, 1730 Thames St, Fells Point Baltimore, MD

M.A.K.U. SoundSystem (Colombian punk-funk-jazz from NYC) for free from 6 to7 at Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage


Mon. Aug. 13

Kasey Chambers at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis (alt-country)

Lucinda Williams and Doug Pettibone at Birchmere (sold out)

Tues. Aug. 14

Chrisette Michele at Howard Theatre (neo-soul)(on Wed. also)

Lyle Lovett at Wolf Trap

Tab Benoit & the VOW Allstars at the State Theatre

John Hiatt & the Combo at Rams Head

Lucinda Williams and Doug Pettibone at Birchmere

traditional Afro-Caribbean music from Curaçao and European dance, the Amsterdam-based group KiT for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage
Wed. Aug. 15

John Prine and Emmylou Harris at Wolf Trap

Thurs. Aug. 16

Christian Scott at Bohemian Caverns, 2001 11th Street, WDC (jazz from New Orleans)(Friday, Saturday, Sunday too)

Die Antwoord at 9:30 Club (South African oddballs)

Federico Aubele at Montserrat House, 2016 9th Street NW,

Robert Earl Keen at the Hamilton (Texas alt-country)

Tribute to Eva Cassidy: Amikaeyla Gaston, Trelawny Rose, Mary Alouette, and more at Strathmore

Fri. Aug. 17

Israel Vibration at Howard Theatre (reggae)

Scream Tour Next Generation Part 2 - featuring Diggy, OMG Girlz, Jawan Harris, & more at Pier Six Pavilion (teen rap and r'n'b)

Verny Varela and Wiki Gonzalez (salsa singers) tribute to late salsa greats at Portales, 6148 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA

Laura Leon at V3 Lounge, 6763 R3 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA (Latin)

Gurdis Maan (Punjabi) at DAR Constitution Hall

Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners at Greenbelt American Legion Post 136
6900 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD

Sat. Aug. 18

Brave Combo (polka) at Blob's Park, Jessup, MD

Klymaxx featuring Bernadette Cooper with B'ela Dona at Fort Dupont Park

Freshly Ground (South Africa) with Jayarr (Sierra Leone) at Black Cat

India Independence Day Party at Current Lounge
1215 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC

Tribute to Chuck Brown show at DC Convention Ctr. with Chuck's band and a who's who of old-school DC go-go plus Bela'Dona
Sun. Aug. 19

Alan Jackson (country) at Wolf Trap

Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Boo Hanks - the Hamilton
Mon. Aug 20

Cedric Burnside Project at the Hamilton (Mississippi blues and blues-rock)

Véronneau blends Latin Jazz, Gypsy Swing, and much more to create rhythms, harmonies, and an energy that propels its music from Brazilian samba, to French chanson, to standards of the American Songbook for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Tues. Aug. 21

Steve Earle & the Dukes and the Mastersons - Birchmere

Wed. Aug. 22

Thurs. Aug. 23

Terence Blanchard (jazz trumpeter and composer from New Orleans) at Blues Alley (through Sunday)

Fri. Aug. 24

Wayne "The Train" Hancock (country/rockabilly) at Hill Country Barbeque

Al Green and Taj Mahal at Wolf Trap

Bobby Keys (hornplayer for Rolling Stones) at Baltimore Soundstage

Elikeh (DC afropop album release) and Alma Tropicalia at Black Cat

Meek Mill and Black Cobain at Fillmore Silver Spring (rap)

Scream Tour Next Generation Part 2 featuring Diggy Simmons and OMG Girlz with Jawan Harris, TK-N-Cash, Torion, Jungle Boogie, and Collizon Crew at DAR Constitution Hall

Somalia Sunrise Concert Tour presents Waayaha Cusub featuring Shiine Akhyaar Ali and Dalmar Yare, plus Hodan Abdirahman for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Sat. Aug. 25

Brad Paisley, the Band Perry, and Easton Corbin at Jiffy Lube Live (country)

Bobby Keys (hornplayer for Rolling Stones) at Howard Theatre

Ray Sepulveda and Carlos Barreta at Ceviche House, 117 N. Frederick Rd., Gaithersburg

Peruvian Cultural Heritage night at Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale

Sun. Aug. 26

Mary J Blige, D'Angelo, and Melanie Fiona - Verizon Center

Meet the author: Bobby Keys (saxophonist for the Stones) at Mansion on O St., 2020 O St NW, WDC

Tony Dize (Latin) at Dubai Nightclub, 200 E Redwood St., Baltimore,
Mon. Aug. 27

Tues. Aug. 28

Bobby Womack at Birchmere (soul legend with new cd)
Wed. Aug. 29

Thurs. Aug. 30-

Mose Allison at Blues Alley (through Sunday)

Zongo Junction (NYC afrobeat) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Fri. Aug. 31

Rebirth Brass Band at Baltimore SoundStage (New Orleans brass)

Zacarias Ferreira at 8:00pm at El Boqueron II, 1336 E Gude Dr
Rockville, MD

Sonu Nigam (Indian Bollywood singer) at George Mason Patriot Center
Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 8-2-Last Fort Reno show of summer; 8-4- Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals) @ Golden West Cafe (Baltimore); Internet & Kilo Kish @ U St. Music Hall; 8-9- Agent Orange, the Queers, Flat Tires, Singleton, Kid Gloves, & Dead End Lane @ Recher Theatre, Towson; the Zombies and the Left Banke - Howard Theatre; 8-10- Sebadoh, Lou Barlow (solo) @ Black Cat; 8-11- Calvin Johnson, Priests, Katie & the Lichen, and Laura Leif & A.P.B. @ Meeps, 2104 18th St NW, Weezer @Pentagon City Mall(2 PM - Microsoft Store Grand Opening); 8-12- Real Estate and R. Stevie Moore @ 9:30 Club; 8-17-Lorelai; Deathfix; Sun Wolf @ Black Cat; 8-18- History Repeated (John Stabb of GI) @ Rock & Roll Hotel; 8-22 Brian Jonestown Massacre @ 930 Club; 8-29-Poison Idea @ Ottobar;

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