Friday, October 3, 2014

DC/Baltimore World Music and More Concert List October 2014

DC/Baltimore "World" Music and More- October  2014
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:
 An action-packed month. Plenty to see.

 Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at and look for the  the Rolling Outernational World Music 2014, Rolling Afrobeats 2014,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________


Fri. 10-3-Holmes Brothers at Creative Alliance
Concert for Ebola relief at the Fillmore
Sat. 10-4-Davell Crawford at Bohemian Caverns
Sun. 10-5-Oumar Kounate (Mali) at Tropicalia
Wed. 10-8-Bossa Nova Salon at Shaw Library
Fri. 10-10-Marc Anthony at Patriot Center
Fri. 10-24-Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Blues at Artisphere

Wed. 10-1

Dom Flemmons Trio at the Hamilton (African-American string band)

Harold Lopez-Nussa (Cuban pianist) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Thurs. 10-2

Feedel Band (Ethiopian) with special guest guitarist Kaleb Temesghen at Bossa, 18th St. NW

Valerie June at 6th & I

Marc Broussard and Mingo Fishtrap at the Hamilton

Big Freedia (New Orleans bounce) and DDM  at Howard Theatre

Charli XCX, Elliphant, and Femme - 9:30 Club (pop)
Lori McKenna (folk & country-pop) with Carrie Rodriguez at the Birchmere

the Chuck Brown All Star Go-Go Tribute Band at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis

King Khan & the Barbecue Show (opening for Black Lips) at the Black Cat

Fri. 10-3

Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra (Balkans)  at GW Lisner

Hangtown Dancehall w/ Eric Brace (Last Train Home) & Karl Straub, Kelly Willis, Peter Cooper, Trent Wagler, Robert Aubry Davis, Orrin Star, at the Birchmere (alt-country folk musical)

Davell Crawford (great New Orleans r’n’b & jazz pianist) at Bohemian Caverns (Saturday also)

Adolescentes Orchesta at the Palace in Woodbridge

20,000 Days on Earth movie (Aussie rocker Nick Cave’s take on the creative process) at the AFI (for a week)

Jimi: All is by My Side movie at the AFI ( about Hendrix w/ Andre 3000 directed by John Ridley)

Holmes Brothers (great soul band) at Creative Alliance Patterson theatre in Baltimore

Big K.R.I.T., Two-9, and NaVon Smith at the Howard Theatre (rap)

Concert for Ebola relief at the Fillmore w/ Cheick Hamala Diabate, Cameroon Allstars, Armand Nte, Famous, Ville (Vreezy), Naomi Achu, DJ Skeeper, Pan Lara, P Brodaz, Group Ebola Song (Shadow Boxer + Jay Arr+ Menace+ Supa Laj + Blakka Pee + Natasha + Cool Jay + Oozey + Lyrique), Sahel, Rafiya, Chris Deshield, and more

Celtic Tenors at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Choreographer Aszure Barton presents NY modern dance via Siberia at the American Dance Institute in Rockville
Sat.  10-4

Yom Kippur

Heaven 600 AM Gospel Cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore at 11:30 a.m. in the Inner Harbor

Davell Crawford (great New Orleans r’n’b & jazz pianist) at Bohemian Caverns

Nigerian Independence Day Party at Station 1 in Silver Spring

Nigerian Independence Day Party at the Look Lounge,

Jarabe de Palo at 8 by 10 in Baltimore

Tin Pan Alley on Charles Street: Sing the Great American Songbook at An Die Musik

Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio (Cuban jazz) at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd.
Laurel, MD

“Living Stars” at 10 at AFI Silver (Argentine 1 hour movie doc of Argentineans dancing to music) followed by Maracuyeah dj set  (Part of the AFI Latin film fest through the 8th)

WMZQ Country Fall Fest with Darius Rucker, Eric Paslay, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, and Chase Bryant at Jiffy Lube Live

Lil Dicky and DJ Omega @ U St Music Hall

WPOC Saturday in the Country: Jake Owen, Eli Young Band, Thompson Square, Love & Theft, the Cadillac 3 - Merriweather Post Pavilion (1 PM Doors)

Marshall Crenshaw (roots pop) at  Arts Barn , 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD

 Nas: Time Is Illmatic Tour - Lincoln Theatre (Two shows - 6 PM & 10 PM) - sold out

the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir - George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA

Bowie, MD International fest from 11 am to 5 pm with local acts with origins the world over

a dozen artists from the Indonesian College of the Arts in Bandung from 10 am through early evening at the Freer/Sackler

Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band (jazz and funk) 5PM-9M at Arts Under The Stars
Monroe Street Market, 625 Monroe Street, NE, Washington, DC
Sun. 10-5

Oumar Konaté (Malian guitarist & band) with local openers Sarmust at Tropicalia, 2001 14th Street NW,

a dozen artists from the Indonesian College of the Arts in Bandung from 11 am through 5pm  at the Freer/Sackler

*Tsu Gordela (female folk group from country of Georgia) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

WPOC Sunday in the Country: Jake Owen, Eli Young Band, Chase Rice, Cassadee Pope, the Cadillac 3 at Merriweather Post Pavilion (1 PM Doors) - sold out
Mon. 10-6

Lykke Li and Mapei at 9:30 Club - sold out
Tues. 10-7

Faycez U Know at Rams Head Arundel Mills (go-go r’n’b)

Hercules & Love Affair and Outputmessage at U St Music Hall (Early show - 7 PM) (dance//electro)

Macy Gray at the Birchere

Fleur D’Orange (Moroccan contemporary dance) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium  Stage

* Anais Mitchell (folk singer) at the Hamilton
Wed. 10-8

Xylouris White (Crete lute player with Aussie drummer from the Dirty Three) @ Metro Gallery in Baltimore  w/Dave Heumann

“Bossa Nova: The Brazilian Music That Seduced The World” movie doc with bandleader, Ken Avis who organized a tribute to that era. DC was instrumental in the initial popularization of Brazilian music in the US. The landmark Jazz Samba album was recorded on 16th Street, Charlie Byrd who was an American leader of bossa nova is from DC.  DC Music Salon at the Shaw Library for free at 7 till 9

*Rata Blanaca (Argentine heavy metal) with Angeles at the Howard Theatre

Esperanza Spalding at the Birchmere (jazz)
Moombahton Massive w/ Nadastrom, Sabo, Locomotive at U St Music Hall

 Sinkane (Sudanese Brit American funk & pop and more)  and Helado Negro at DC 9

Making Movies w/ Le Manch (Latin beats & rock) at  9PM at Bossa Bistro, 2463 18th St, NW
Thurs. 10-9

 Loudon Wainwright the III at the Barns of Wolf Trap

Velocity Dance festival at Sidney Harman Hall (through the 11th)
Fri.  10-10

Marc Anthony at the Patriot Center, George Mason U., Fairfax, VA (great salsa singer)

Secondhand Rose (theatrical glam Chinese artrock)  At Atlas

Raulin Rodriguez at El Boqueron II in Rockville

* Young Thug at Echostage (Atlanta rap)

* DJ Spooky special arctic program at National Geographic  (avante-hiphop experimental)

Las Cafeteras at Artisphere (East LA Mexican danceband) with Maracuyeah djs

DC Legendary Musicians Awards Concert and Benefit for Woody Woodson - with Skip Mahoney & the Casuals, Jimi Smooth & HitTime  (DC soul) at Lincoln Theatre POSTPONED TILL MARCH 2015

DMX, Ja Rule, Kool Moe Dee, Rakim, EPMD, and Rob Base  at 1st Mariner Arena (Baltimore) (Hip Hop Legends Tour)

the Funk Ark (Man is a Monster album release show), Black Masala, and Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Academy at  Black Cat

Muhal Richard Abrams (jazz) at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Sat.  10-11

* Second Hand Rose talk about Chinese rock at Funger Hall 103, George Washington University
2201 G Street, N.W.

Mavis Staples at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium (soul & gospel singer) (free show but sold out; some tickets might be available if you get there early)

*Ustad Shahid Parvez, sitar and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, tabla at 7:00 pm at the USM Shady Grove Center, Building 1, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD

Chi-lites and Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes at PG Publick Playhouse in Cheverly

Iceage (Danish punk/indie rock) with  Helm, the Sterling Sisters, and Birth (Defects) at Metro Gallery in Baltimore

Macy Gray (The Way Tour 2014)  at Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis) (All-Ages Matinee)

Pan American Symphony Orchestra presents Por Amor - Latin American Songs of Love  at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Yelle and Lemonade  at  9:30 Club
Sun. 10-12

Afghan Festival with the Nawaz Brothers and more at Gateway Park in Rosslyn/Arlington VA from 11 am till

Cassandra Wilson (jazz singer) at the Howard Theatre for 2 shows

* Angeleena Presley (from the Pistol Annies) at Hill Country  for Free at 8(get there early)

Allo Darlin at Rock n roll Hotel

  Fall Vietnamese Concert: Nguyen Hung, Trinh Lam, Lam Vu, Thu Phuong, Hoang Thuc Linh, Anh Minh and comedians Bao Quoc and Hong Loan  at Rams Head Center Stage Arundel Mills, Hanover, MD (Two shows - 9 PM & midnight)

Red Baraat at the Hamilton

The Whispers at the Birchmere

DC Folklore Society’s 50th Anniversary show with many locals at 5 pm at Glen Echo

Guaco from Venezuela at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

Mon.  10-13

Walso El Leopardo with DJ Keko at Fast Eddies in Alexandria

Flying Lotus and Thundercat (instrumental hiphop & electronic sounds) at Lincoln Theatre

Marketa Irglova(Czech singer from the Swell Season) and Rosi Golan - the Hamilton

Ziggy Marley at Baltimore Soundstage
Tues.  10-14

Wed. 10-15

Tarana (horn & synthjazz & Bollywood) and the Silent Note (Iranian Sufi) at Bossa

*Little Dragon (Swedish edm and whirled-tinged r'n'b) at Echostage w/ Shy Girls
Thurs. 10-16

* The DC Vernacular Music Archive at The George Washington University invites you to attend the opening exhibit and first annual symposium "Hear in DC: Vernacular Music in the Nation's Capital."
Covering bluegrass, folk, punk, and go-go music, a panel of local artists and historians will discuss the homegrown music that makes Washington's cultural geography special. Moderated by Marc Eisenberg of the DC Music Salon, panelist include Andy Wallace, Ian MacKaye, Kevin Hammond, Kip Lornell, and Stephen Wade.  Free from 2 to 5  at GW Univ. Gelman Library rm 702

* Ought (MOntreal art-punk) at DC9

Black 47 (farewell tour) at Jammin Java

Feedel Band for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage (Ethiopian)

St. Paul & the Broken Bones (blue-eyed indie soul) at the 930 Club (sold-out)
Fri. 10-17

Howard U Homecoming Yardfest with DJs Biz Markie, DJ Quicksilva and DJ Drama.

Meccafest at St. Elizabeth's East/Gateway with Future, Elle Varner, Jeremih, Backyard Band, Rae Sremmurd and more (rap and go-go and r’n’b)

*Lil Boosie (rap) at Ibiza

Jeezy at Morgan State U. (rap)

Daniel Agostini y Diego Mujica at Diamond Lounge, 7203 Little River Tpke., Annandale, VA

Plan B at Echostage

Apollonia at 10 at U St. Music Hall

Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys: Farewell Tour at  George Mason University Center for the Arts, Fairfax (bluegrass)

Osekere & the Lucky Bastards (Afro-indie)  and CooLots at Tropicalia

the Shirelles at  Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club  (old-school r’n’b)

Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Sidney Harrman Hall (through the 19th)

Alice Russell & Yuna featuring Hollie Cook at GW Lisner

*La India at the Palace (salsa and freestyle dance)

Sat. 10-18

Howard U Homecoming  hip-hop concert featuring rappers Dom Kennedy, Fabolous and othersat the D.C. Armory

* HU Homecoming Party hosted by Trey Songz & Taz's Angels at Echostage

Los Originales Silver Star from Honduras at Club One on Rte. One in Alexandria

Zacarias Ferreira at 10:00pm at Cococabana, 2031A university blvd., Hyattsville, MD

Café Tacuba at the Lincoln Theatre (great Mexican alt-rockers)

Dancing by the Bayou Zydeco and Cajun festival with  Leroy Thomas, Little Pookie, Mo' Mojo, & Acadien Cajun Band

Dodo Orchestra at Tropicalia  (Russian World Swing Tango Jazz)

Evening of Indian Dance at Barns if Wolf Trap

The Drifters at Harmony Hall in Ft. Washington

Rufus Wainwright at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis

Southern Culture on the Skids @ U. St Music Hall (Early show - 7 PM)

Sun. 10-19

"Talisman" Brazilian-Latin jazz with Sammy Figueroa and Glaucia Nasser at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

Zacarias Ferreira at Fast Eddie’s in Alexandria

Pete Seeger Tribute at the Hamilton

Lil Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations at the College Park American Legion Hall

Gregory Porter (Jazz /r’n’b singer) at the Howard Theatre

Dwight Yoakum at Lincoln Theatre (country)

Kinobe (Uganda) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7pm

Marsha Ambrosius at Rams Head Live! (Baltimore)(R’n’b)

* Abdullah Ibrahim (South African jazz pianist) at the Clarice Smith Center

Mike Watt (bassist from the Minutemen) and Il Sogno del Marinaio(Italian guitarist & drummer who play with Watt) at Black Cat

Pete Seeger Tribute featuring Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Emma's Revolution, Joe Uehlein & the U-Liners, and Josh White Jr. at the Hamilton

Andrey Makarevich & Yiddish Jazz at GW Lisner
Mon. 10-20

Gregory Porter (Jazz /r’n’b singer) at the Howard Theatre

Ty Dolla Sign at the Fillmore (rap)

Benjamin Booker (raw-blues ‘n’ rock) at 7 at U St. Music Hall

The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book A New Composition by Merima Ključo With Geraldine Brooks at the DC JCC (Literary Festival opening)

Jon Dee Graham and Mike June (roots-rock) at  Hill Country Live 410 7th St NW, WDC

 Robert Earl Keen (acoustic Texas country-folk) - Birchmere (in the Music Hall)

Brad Kolodner (banjo player) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Ctr. Mill. Stage
Tues. 10-21

Art Speigelman's WORDLESS! With music by Phillip Johnston  at Lisner Auditorium
Robert Earl Keen (request show) at Birchmere  Flex Stage

Southern Culture on the Skids at Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)

Todd Snider and Elizabeth Cook at Baltimore SoundStage
Wed. 10-22

*Beats Antique (whirled fusion) at Echostage
Thurs. 10-23

the Jayhawks (Alt-country rock)at Mansion on O St.,2020 O St NW, WDC

John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band featuring John Jorgenson, Herb Pedersen, Jon Randall, Mark Fain - with opener Nathan McEuen - Birchmere

 Kathy Mattea  at Wolf Trap (the Barns)

K.Flay and Step Rockets at Rocck n Roll Hotel


Keith Sweat (r’n’b) at the Howard Theatre

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Blues (great Malian band) at Artisphere Ballroom

the Hackensaw Boys at State Theatre

*Maracuyeah presents Malportado Kids and Peculiar at Judys , 2212 14th St NW

the Jayhawks and Trapper Schoepp at 9:30 Club (Early show - 5:30 PM)

Gerdan (DC band playing Eastern European folk) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Ctr. Mil.  Stage

Vertigo Dance Company from Jerusalem at American Dance Inst. In Rockville (Sat. too)

Rockers Galore (Haitian/Caribbean) with Crystal Youth feat Candice Mills
at Bossa Bistro, 2463 18th St, NW

Bosley (Baltimore r’n’b singer) at Tropicalia

* Rennie Harris Pure Movement (hiphop dance) at PG Publick Playhouse (Saturday too)

Yoskar Sarante (bachataa singer) at 9:00pm at Club One, 8786 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA

La Caravana rockers at Marx Café

Diwali Dhamaka  celebration at Club Eden 1716 I St. NW

Marcia Ball (roots r’n’b) at the Barns of Wolf Trap

Gladys Knight at the Warner Theatre (r’n’b)

Whitey Morgan & the 78s and the Highballers (honky tonk country) at Gypsy Sally's

Japanese bamboo flute (shakuhachi) virtuoso Kurahashi Yodo II leads an ensemble celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Mujuan Shakuhachi Dojo, a school founded by his father in Kyoto. At 7:30 at the Freer

 Sun. 10-26

V Stars (Thien Ton & Anh Tu) at Than Tal (aka Fortune) 6249 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church (Vietnamese pop singers from Vietnamese tv show contest)

* Jeezy (rap) at Echostage

Joe Ely and Doug Seegers at Rams Head Live  Annapolis
Mon. 10-27

Ne-Yo (r’n’b) at the Fillmore
Tues.. 10-28

*  Pasos Latinos: A ‘Mambo-Mentary’ (2005), by Miriam Machado-Luces – this film explores the marriage of rhythm & movement, beats & steps, Clave & Latin dance, and the social evolution of Latino culture in the United States.  from 7 to 9 pm at Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW

Robbie Fulks at Gypsy Sally’s (alt-country)

Jason Derulo at the Fillmore (pop-r'n'b)
Wed.. 10-29
Los Lobos at the Birchmere (doing La Pistola album)

Marsha Ambrosius at the Howard Theatre (r’’n’b)

Abinnet Berhanu (Ethiopian jazz musician) at Twin’s

Arabesque for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center (Vietnamese dance)

Maria Muldaur at Blues Alley
Thurs. 10-30

SWV at the Howard Theatre (r’n’b)

Waka Flocka Flame and Riff Raff (rap) at the Fillmore

Laurie Anderson at the Birchmere

Tortured Soul (Brooklyn funk) at Tropicalia

* Local filmmaker Robin Bell will present extra footage from his soon to be released documentary, Positive Force: More Than a Witness, 30 Years of Punk Politics in Action;  at 7 pm at the Mt. Pleasant Library

Fri. 10-31

Joe Veras (bachata) at Diamond Lounge in Annandale, VA

*Movie-"Dominguinhos" (about the late Brazilian accordion player & singer) at 7:30 at at E St. Cinema, 555 11th St. NW

*Movie-Maria Bethania-Music is Perfume (2005) at 10 p on 1st day of Brazilian Film Week (great singer )at E St. Cinema, 555 11th St. NW

Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Del McCoury, & David Grisman at Lisner (bluegrass)

Jerrod Niemann, Chris Lane (country) at the Fillmore

Revered Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Jammin Java

Fleetwood Mac at Verizon Center

Halloween Bash with Black Masala (DC's own Balkan-inspired brass band), Osaka Monarail  (Japan's premier Funk band) and Dj Crown Vic's 'Weird World' at Tropicalia

* TnT dj night at Marx Cafe, 3203 Mt Pleasant St. NW  (old-school reggae, ska, rocksteady records)

* Sun Ra's Arkestra at Lincoln Theatre

Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 10-1-Afghan Whigs @ 930; Raveonettes @ Bl. Cat;10-2-Joy Buttons @ MLK Library (Punk Archives benefit); 10-2 to 10-5- (e)merge art fair @ the Capitol Skyline Hotel ;10-3 to 10-5-Sonic Circuits fest @ the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center,Silver Spring; *10-3-Screamin Females, Give &many more @ Ottobar ; 10-4-Cloud Nothings @ 930 Club; Mecca Normal, Laughing Man, Cigarette, and Sneaks @Back Alley Theatre,1365 Kennedy St NW, WDC; Marah and Caleb Stine @ Metro Gallery (Baltimore);  Angel Dust, Chain& the Gang & more @ Ottobar; 10-5-Ex Hex & Speedy Ortiz @ Black Cat; 10-6-Peter Case @ Iota; 10-8-Kooks @ Rams Head Live; 10-9-Bangles @Rams Head Annapolis; Helm @ Pyramid Atlantic Ctr.; Perfume Genius @ the Hamilton; 10-10-Bangles @ State Theatre; * 10-11-Faunteleroys feat. Alejandro Escovedo @ the Hamilton; 10-14- Ian McLagan (of Faces) @Jammin Java; 10-16-J. Mascis @ Black Cat; 10-17-Warpaint @ the Fillmore; Zola Jesus @ Hirshhorn; The Effects & More Humans @ Comet; Title Tracks @ the Lot at Atlantic Plumbing, 945 Florida Ave NW; Courtney Barnett & San Fermin @ Black Cat; 10-20-Agent Orange @ Black Cat; 10-22-Merchandise @ Bl. Cat; Slowdive & Low @ 930;  "Instrument-Fugazi movie" @ MLK Library;10-24-Dope Body; Room Runner @ Metro Gallery; 10-25-Sharon Van Etten @ Ottobar; 10-26-the Damned & TSOL @ Black Cat; "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" &  "Led Zeppelin Played Here" at Greenbelt's Utopia Film Festival @ 7pm, Greenbelt Arts Center,123 Centerway Rd.; 10-28- Todd Rundgren @ Birchmere; Punk rock Swamp Meet w/ DJs @ MLK Library; 10-29- Roomrunner @Bl. Cat; 10-31-Halloween covers @ Rocketship; 11-1-Burgerama Caravan of Stars @ Bl. Cat;

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