Friday, June 5, 2015

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More June 2015 concert list

DC/Baltimore Global  Music and More- June  2015  
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.
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Sorry this is late this month. It is also a bit incomplete. Will add more to the blog calendar shortly. June is an action-packed month.
Fri 6-5 through Sun 6-7-Irma Thomas at Blues Alley
Sat. 6-6-Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at DAR Constitution Hall
Stooges Brass band at Artisphere’s final music event
Sun 6-7-Swamp Romp at Wolf Trap
6-24 to 6-28 (and next month too) the Smithsonian Folklife Fest featuring Peru
Sat. 6-27-King Sunny Ade and his African Beats at the Howard Theatre*CANCELLED DUE TO VISA ISSUES

Mon. 6-1
"Celebrating the Music of Machito." A conversation on the legacy of Afro-Cuban bandleader Frank Grillo (Machito) with his son Mario Grillo and Larry Appelbaum, Music Division. Free, from 12 noon to 1 pm at Library of Congress Whittall Pavilion
Joe Ely at the Birchmere (Texas Honky-tonk rock)
“Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock n Roll” movie doc at the AFI Silver  (through June 4)
Tues. 6-2
Wed. 6-3
Glen David Andrews (New Orleans brass funk) at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis
Holly Herndon at DC9 (synth-pop)
Ramblin Jack Elliot at Amp

Thurs.  6-4
Symposium on documenting and archiving traditional culture today from 1:30-6:30 for free at Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress
Johnnie Rawls (soulful bluesman) at JVs in Falls Church
Rafaga at the Palace
Puma Ptah (reggae album release party) at Tropicalia
“Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock n Roll” movie doc at the AFI Silver  (through June 4)
Michael Franti and Spearhead at Fillmore
Fri. 6-5
Paco Pineda (Guatemala) at El Boqueron in Rockville
Feedel Band plus special guest D.C. Ethiopians talking between songs at the MLK Library
Irma Thomas at Blues Alley (through Sunday)
DC Casineros will be hosting their monthly Cuban Dance Social, featuring DJ Dola at Dance Place
reggae of Tony Roy and Yawd Lynk Reggae Band at ApiooBar
Moneytown with DJ Nitekrawler and guest dj Sinkane (Funk, soul) at Little Miss Whiskey’s in DC
Team Familiar at 11:30 pm  at the Howard Theatre (go-go)
Ashkan and Pooya (Persian) at Neighbor’s Restaurant in Vienna, VA
Bumper Jackson album release event at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Johnnie Rawls (soulful bluesman) at Madam’s Organ in DC
Calexico at 930
Mary Wilson (from Supremes) at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Sat. 6-6
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at DAR Constitution Hall (Pakistani Quawwalli singer)
Stooges Brass Band (New Orleans) and Black Masala at Artisphere (final music gig as Artisphere is being shut down)
Irma Thomas (New Orleans singing great) at Blues Alley
 4/4 (Live Performance) Curated By: Pleasant Plains Workshop and The General Store, Inc. for free from 7:00pm-9:00pm, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library's Loggia (outside).  This two-hour event will showcase DC artists, DJ’s, dancers and pioneers in both the DC House Music scene and the Hand Dancing tradition. The show will be part educational, part dance party. The evening will feature presentations from veteran House DJ, Sam the Man Burns, House music singer, Tamara Wellons, as well as the Smooth and Easy Hand Dance Institute, and local dance troupe, Urban Artistry. Attendees will learn the history of the genres and be invited to participate in a dance-a-thon that combines both styles and cultures. Grammy nominated artist and producer Kokayi will cohost with Kristina Bilonick of Pleasant Plains Workshop.

Boat Burning: Music for 70 Guitars (and more with musicians by each wall and onstage) at 8 at School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens 2425 N St NW, (Benefit for music programs at SWW both campusses and Randle Highland Elementary) with Laughing Man, plus members of the Caribbean, Harness Flux, Jack on Fire, Mittenfields, Tereu Tereu, Plums, Tone,  (avante-rock symphony)
The NHDA Oldies Extravaganza Part 5! (A fundraiser)  7:00 pm-12mid. VFW Post 9619, 6527 Suitland Road, Morningside, MD. Main Ball Room - 50s and 60s music (only). ITS THE LADIES OF OLDIES DJs! NHDA DJs - DJ Peaches, DJ Addie,, DJ Lady JC, DJ Bev with guest DJ Vi.
Go-go Symphony at Allen Pond Park , Bowie MD at 11 am
Farruko at Cococabana in Hyattsville, MD
Irma Thomas at Blues Alley
Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt at Jiffy Lube Live (country)
Semba/Kizomba dance party at Princess Mhoon Dance Institute, 932 Philadelphia Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland
TnT at Showtime (soul djs)
Vintage Vinyl "Ritmos Raros del Mundo" Vol 2 w/ Peru & Jamaica Sounds Special, w/ Special Guest: León City Sounds Afro Indian Latin Carib Arab Brazil Tropical Dancefloor Party at Haydees, Mt. Pleasant St NW
Pan-American Symphony Orchestra “Latin American Songbook”  at Montgomery College
Chinese cultural heritage night at Ossian Hall Park in Annandale
Caribbean Heritage fest at Bladensburg Waterfront Park

*Omarion at Bliss DC
Sun. 6-7
Formerly incarcerated teen poets from the Free Minds organization & poet/poetry mentor Bomani Armah backed by   a go-go band led by drummer Kenny Kwick Gross of the Chuck Brown Band along with bassist Daniel Bennett and keyboardist Marcus Young from 3 to 5 pm at the MLK Library for free
Black Jonas Point at Euphoria in Baltimore
Los Rieleros del Norte y La Chacaloza at the Palace in Woodbridge
Swamp Romp at Wolf Trap with Allen Toussaint, Rebirth Brass Band and Pine Leaf Boys (Cajun)
Irma Thomas at Blues Alley
Federal Hill Jazz and Blue Fest in Baltimore
Geto Boys at the Howard Theatre
Mon. 6-8
Malportado Kids at Union Arts (tropical punk) (tentative???)
"Villalobos" (movie doc about German-based Chilean electronic music dj) at 6:30 pm at Goethe-Institut Washington,
White Lung (Vancouver, Canada hardcore punk) at DC9
Jo-Go Project at Kennedy Ctr. Mil. Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (jazz meets go-go)
Tues. 6-9
Mago de Oz at the Howard Theatre
Chronnix at the Filmore (great roots-reggae Jamaican singer)
Wed.  6-10
Presentation on Alan Lomax for free from 12 to 1pm at the Library of Congress Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Bldg.: Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Alan Lomax Archive at the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE), will explore two key undertakings from Lomax's career—namely his 1959 "Southern Journey" field-recording trip and its later ancillary, the American Patchwork video recording project (1978­-1985)—and argue that Lomax's technological, curatorial, and promotional savvy were fundamental to the success of his mission.
Franco de Vita at the Fillmore
Hurray for the Riffraff at Rams head in Annapolis
Tyler the Creator at Rams head in Baltimore (rap)
The Very Best at the Rock n Roll Hotel (great afropop Malawi & Swedish group)
Thurs. 6-11

*Smithsonian Celebrates Go-go at American History Museum Behring Center w/ Team Familiar from 3:30 to 4:30; go-go panel 4 to 4:30 with Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell from the book The Beat;  plus William Reynolds; then Team Familiar from 4:30 to 5:30
Afro-Bahia Fest through June 14th  at various DC locations
Belle & Sebastian and Alvays at Echostage (Scottish twee-pop)
Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Louke duo (jazz singer w/ African jazz guitarist) at Bohemian Caverns
Lloyd Cole at Rams Head in Annapolis
Fri. 6-12
Adrian Loving, Jamil Hamilton (aka DJ Jahsonic), and Neal Becton (aka DJ Neville C)—local vinyl collectors who share their passion for rare funk, soul, jazz, and hip hop albums and play selections from their collections from 4 to 7 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico at the Palace
Fito Paez at the Howard Theatre
Jory Boy at Club One in Alexandria
Lemus y su Grupo Algodon at the Diamond Lounge in Annandale
24 Horas at Cococabana in Hyattsville, MD
Trina and Backyard Band at the Howard
7:00  Opening Night of Caribbean Music Movie Festival : CU-BOP: CUBA-NEW YORK MUSIC DOCUMENTARY at the AFI
8:30  LEGENDS OF SKA:COOL & COPASETIC  movie at AFI Silver
Mariachi Los Amigos at Mason District Park in Annandale
Peruvian cultural heritage night at Ossian Hall Park in Annandale
DC Jazz Fest through Sunday 6-14
Cool-lots (funk-rock-pop) at 12 noon at MLK Library in DC
DC Jazzfest: the Soul Rebels, Cubano Groove, Sharón Clark at Yards Park 
Rakim (rap) at the Fillmore
 DC Jazzfest: Thundercat and Sam Prather's Groove Orchestra at Hecht Warehouse,1401 New York Ave NE, WDC
 Deanna Bogart, Daryl Davis, and Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne - State Theatre (Tinner Hills Blues Festival)

*Konshens at Bliss Dc
Sat.  6-13
"Rarest Rhythms from Brazil and Beyond" w/ special guest DJ Neville C (Neal Becton) of Som Records & Afro Ritmo resident dj Sir Ramases and samba dancers at Dunya Rest. & bar, 801 Fla Ave. NW
Tinner Hill Blues Fest in Falls Church all weekend
DC Caribbean Film Fest at AFI--* Legends of Ska: Cool and Copasetic at 8:30pm

*K. Michelle (great r'n'b singer) at Bliss DC
Asia After Dark: PEACOCKalypse Hosted by the Silk Road Society With music by BETTY  8 pm–12 am at Freer and Sackler Galleries (tied in with Filthy Lucre exhibit)
Maryland Traditions Folklife Fest at Creative Alliance in Baltimore 11 am to 7 pm
Billy Joe Shaver at the Birchmere
DC Jazzfest: AACM at 50: Ernest Khabeer Dawkins Orchestra, Nicole Mitchell/Tomeka Reid/Mike Reed & Organix Trio - Hecht Warehouse [1401 New York Ave NE, WDC]
 DC Jazzfest: Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Common, Esperanza Spalding presents Emily's D+Evolution, Marshall Keys  Yards Park )
 DC Jazzfest: Nicholas Payton - Bohemian Caverns (New Orleans Black improv music)
 Elizabeth Cook - Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)
Marcia Ball at the State Theatre
*Yo Gotti at Echostage (rap)

*Le rhinoceros at the Paperhaus
Sun.  6-14
Persian Summer Festival 10am to 6pm with Farshid Amin and Mehrnoosh and the Silk Road Dance Company at Bull Run Park in Centerville, VA
Latin Festival with Plan B, Jerry Rivera, Espinoza Paz, Grupo Vena, Orquesta San Vicente, Yoskar Sarante, Grupo Kazzabe at 11 am at  the Montgomery County fairgrounds, Gaithersburg en Maryland
La Adictiva and Alerta Zero at the Palace
4:00  PAN! OUR MUSIC ODYSSEY movie doc at AFI Silver

Telecaster showdown with Dave Chappell and Anthony Pirog 8pm at JVs
Les Rhinoceros (klezmer jazz rock) at Creative Alliance in Baltimore

*Prince for 2 sold-out shows at the Warner
Mon. 6-15
Little Royal at Westminster Church SW (DC soul)
Neko Case at Lincoln Theatre
Elizabeth Cook at the Birchmere
Ice Age and Low Life at DC9
Tues. 6-16
Richard Thompson Band at Birchmere
Shamir at U St Music Hall
Terrence Blanchard at Blues Alley (New Orleans Jazz) (through Sunday)
* Jon Dee Graham (Austin honky-tonk rock) at Hill Country BBQ
Wed. 6-17
Richard Thompson Band at Birchmere
Juicy J and Ethan Spalding at the Fillmore

*Gregory Porter at Bethesda Blues and jazz

* Terence Blanchard at Blues Alley

*Paris is Burning movie doc at 4:30 @ Watitha 
Thurs. 6-18
Meridian Brothers (quirky Latin rock & cumbia from Colombia) ,  Cigarette,  Time is Fire, ALumbra DC  at Tropicalia, 2001 14th & U St. NW
Fri. 6-19
Hardway Connection Juneteenth show at the PG Publick Playhouse
Smithsonian at 8: Chicha! A Peruvian Dance Party at The Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.
Elvis Martinez at Club One in Alexandria
Luis Miguel del Amargue  at Cococabana
La India at the Palace (great salsa and freestyle singer)
El Zol show with J Martin at Galaxy Nightclub
Taiwanese cultural heritage night at Ossian Hall Park in Annandale
DMV Christian  Hiphop Awards at the The Cave in Columbia,  MD
Iguanas at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club
Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang, the CooLots, Time Is Fire, Cigarbox Planetarium, and Analog Soul Club DC vinyl DJ - Capital Fringe
“Ride, Rise, Roar” at Silver Spring Plaza (free showing of movie doc about David Byrne & Brian Eno)
“What Happened Miss Simone” movie doc at 8:30 at AFI Silver docs fest

*Chris Knight at Hill Country BBQ DC (Country)

*Janiva Magness at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Sat. 6-20
Leo Dan at the Howard Theatre

*Eddie Holman ("Hey There Lonely Girl") ; Jr. Walker's Allstar Band; Dynamic Superiors; Black Ivory & more at 2 pm at Green Acres/American Legion Post 170, Indian Head , MD (Pomonkey)

Nar6 Pryze (Makossa artist from Cameroon) at Station One in Silver Spring 
Bullaka Family and Los Silver Star at Club One in Alexandria

*Mariela Shaker (Syrian violinist) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Ctr. Millennium Stage
World Refugee Day streetfest 12noon to 3 at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Silver Spring Blues Fest
Columbia Pike Blues Fest in Arlington
“A Poem is a Naked  Person” (odd Les Blank movie doc about Leon Russell) at 9:15 at AFI
“What Happened Miss Simone” movie doc about Nina Simone at AFI Silver Docs

*The Winstons and Motown Soul revue at Bethesda Blues and jazz club
Sun. 6-21
Mega Latin Fest with Agodon and Toby Love and more at Gunston Park, 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, Virginia

*Eddie Holman ("Hey There Lonely Girl") and others 4 to 7 pm at Pikesville Bingo Hall, 40 East Sudbrook lane 

Pikesville, MD 
Composer, multimedia artist, and writer Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, and guest artists perform Electric Imaginary, a virtual cello quartet and installation inspired by Nam June Paik at the Freer/Sackler
Blackbyrds and Tom Browne at Lincoln Theatre
Movie doc “Mavis” at AFI Silver Docs fest
Mon. 6-22
"Crossing the Bridge - The Sound of Istanbul" (2005 German doc about Turkish music from traditional to rap) at 6:30 pm at  Goethe-Institut Washington, German with English subtitles

*John Fogerty at Pier 6 in Baltimore
Tues. 6-23

Wed. 6-24

*Chuck Brown Unsung tv doc on TV-One channel from 8 to 9 pm
Eva Ayllón and La Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen  from 7 to 9 at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival  (Peru)
New Inca Son (Peru via Boston) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy center Millennium Stage
Smithsonian Folklife Festival from June 24 through June 28th daily events 11am to 5pm  and evening concerts (Peru)
Mwebb at  DC Public Library, Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Branch at 6pm?

*Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at Wolf Trap

*George Porter (from the Meters) and his Runnin' Partners at Gypsy Sally's

* Jody Watley at the Howard Theatre
Thurs. 6-25
New Inca Son and Tradiciones Carumeñas from 7 to 9 at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Peru)

*Coro Entrovoces (Cuban choir) for free from 6 to 7 at K. Ctr Mill. Stage
D’angelo at the Fillmore (R’n’b) (sold out)
Quebe Singers (Texas/western  swing) at Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Jessica Pratt and Ryley Walker at Rock n Roll Hotel (60s influenced Dusty Springfield type singer plus finger picking Brit folk & John fahey influenced guitarist)
Romeo Santos at the Patriot center (bachata)

*Dramatics featuring LJ Reynolds at Bethesda Blues and Jazz 

* Tribute to BB KIng at the Howard Theatre with Joe Louis Walker and Stacy Brooks and more

* Wade Bowen at Gypsy Sally's (Texas honkytonk country)
Fri. 6-26
Marinera Viva!!! (Peruvian dance) from 7 to 9 at the Smithsonian Folklife Fest
Zacarias Ferraira at the Palace
Lea Gilmore’s Big Fat Blues Cabaret at Creative Alliance
Noches Acústicas from 9:30 to 11:30  at Creative Alliance are romantic performances produced with the amazing Alma Saldaña, a local music lover and friend of more than 20 Latino bands living in Baltimore, DC and Virginia! Special guest Cubans this month
Quebe Sisters at Grist Mill Park in Alexandria from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Bolivian  cultural heritage night at Ossian Hall Park in Annandale
Jodeci at Fillmore

*Million Dollar Quartet show at Wolf Trap (Fri. through Sun.) at 8 pm

*Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch, randy Houser at Jiffy Lube (Country)

* Platters at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Sat. 6-27
King Sunny Ade and his African Beats (Nigerian juju) at the Howard Theatre at 7:30*CANCELLED DUE TO VISA ISSUES
Xen featuring Bunji Garlin at  11 pm at the Howard Theatre (soca)
Los Wembler’s de Iquitos (highly touted chicha & cumbia vets) and Tutuma (Peru) from 7 to 9 at the Smithsonian Folklife Fest   (Recommended)
35th annual Baltimore Latino fest at Patterson Park with Grupo Vena con su Bachata sabrosa, Eddie Montalvo,Los Hijo'e Plena, La Firma, Pichie Perez,B. Folklorico,El Detective,Banda Caliente,Yaguembe,Saborinquen,Zakke,Proyeccion G,DJ Andy y mucho mas! (not sure whom is on Saturday and whom is on Sunday)
Bachata Plus (Baltimore bachata band) at Creative Alliance
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-chas at Glen Echo

*DJ Daddy Kat aka Wiz Khalifa at Bliss DC

*Million Dollar Quartet show at Wolf Trap (through Sun.) 2 and 8 pm

*Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-chas at 8:30 at Glen Echo

* Barbecue Battle on PA Ave with Wisdom Speaks @ 4:30, Team Familiar @ 5:45  and EU @ 7:30 (go-go at those times and and blues-rock earlier ) 

*Sondre Lerche at U St Music hall                                              ____________________________________________________
Sun. 6-28
Smithsonian Folklife Fest Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert from 5 to 6:30pm with Agustín Lira & Alma Viento Callejero
35th annual Baltimore Latino fest at Patterson Park with Grupo Vena con su Bachata sabrosa, Eddie Montalvo,Los Hijo'e Plena, La Firma, Pichie Perez,B. Folklorico,El Detective,Banda Caliente,Yaguembe,Saborinquen,Zakke,Proyeccion G,DJ Andy y mucho mas! (not sure whom is on Saturday and whom is on Sunday)

*Hardway Connection at 5 at Lamonts in Pomonkey

Million Dollar Quartet show at Wolf Trap (through Sun.) 2 and 8 pm

* Brandy Clark and Sam Grow (country) at the Birchmere

* Barbecue Battle on PA Ave with BelaDona @3:30; TroubleFunk @ 4:45; Chuck Brown Band @ 6:30  (go-go with blues and bluesrock earlier in day)
Mon. 6-29
A screening of the Peruvian dance film “Marinera, testimonio de diversidad y tradición,”  at 12 noon at the Library of Congress Madison Bldg. Pickford Theatre
Tues. 6-30
Singer Julie Freundt, a diva of Peruvian criollo music, together with well-known virtuoso musicians will share the stage with national champion dancers of the marinera norteña and marinera limeña styles. Marinera Viva!!! is presented in collaboration with the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program, Perú: Pachamama. at 12 noon at the Library of Congress Coolidge Aud.
Marinera Viva!!! (Peruvian dance) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center  Family Theater
John Fogerty - 1969 at Wolf Trap (Filene Center)
 Los Lonely Boys and Grayson Capps at Birchmere

*Basement Jaxx at 930 Club
Wed. July 1-  
Thurs. 7-2

*Susanna Baca 7 to 9 at Smithsonian Folklife Fest (from Peru) free

* Freshlyground (South African pop) at the Howard Theatre
 the Band Perry at Pier Six Pavilon in Baltimore 
• Butch Hancock (of the Flatlanders), Rory Hancock, and Phil Madeira at Jammin Java
Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): The Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Neil Young On Screen May 29–June 17 at AFI;DC punk doc  Salad Days at AFI for one week; 6-5-B-52s @ Wolf Trap;  6-6-Wire @ Black Cat; *Tame Impala @ Echostage;  6-7-Scape Scape through 6-8 in Baltimore; *6-9-Paul Weller @ 930 Club; 6-11-Give, Puff Pieces & the Manuevers @ MLK Library; 6-13-Lower Dens @ Rn R Hotel;  6-14-DC Punk tour @ 2pm Col Hts metro; 6-15- “Full Metal Village” metal movie doc @ Goethe Institute; 6-16-Best Coast & Bully @ 930;6-18 Quintron and Chain & the Gang @ Metro Gallery;Viet Cong @ R’n’Roll Hotel;  6-19-Paperhaus @ French Embassy for free; Don Zientara @ Bossa; Graham Parker @ the Birchmere;  *6-23-Louis Weeks @ K. Ctr. Mill. Stage; *author Jon Fine of B. Magnet book talk @B & Poets Brookland; 6-27—Mission of Burma & History Repeated @ Rock n roll Hotel; 6-28-Adolescents & the Weirdos at Black Cat;6-29-F’d Up at the Howard; *Ben Lee @ Raams Head in Annapolis;
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