Sunday, July 12, 2015

DC/Baltimore Global Music and more July 2015 Concert Gig List

DC/Baltimore Global  Music and More- July  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.
Look for additional shows & more info to be added through the month at my blog: 
Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2015, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop2015,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________
Sorry this is late this month. It is also a bit incomplete. Will add more to the blog calendar shortly. July is an action-packed month.
7-1 to 7-5  the Smithsonian Folklife Fest featuring Peru
7-5-Aster Aweke at Echostage
7-10- Zion & Lennox at the Cococabana in Hyattsville
Eddie Drennon and Charanga Soul at 8 as part of the Metro Mambo with WPFW DJ Jim Byers (who interviews Drennon and 2 artists at 7pm) and 6pm art openings  for free at the Anacostia Art Center
Los Wembler’s de Iquitos (great Peruvian cumbia meets surf band) at Tropicalia
7-11-Baltimore/DC Caribbean Carnival Parade in Baltimore
7-17- Classic soul night at Carter Barron
7-24-Davido at Bliss DC
Wed. 7-1
Thurs. 7-2
Smithsonian Folklife Festival from 11am to 5:30 at 4th & Independence Ave SW near Museum of the American Indian
Susana Baca from 7 to 9 at Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Fri. 7-3
Los Wembler’s at K. Ctr. Mill. Stage
Sat.  7-4
Los Wembler’s at Smithsonian foklife fest
Sun. 7-5
Ian Nagosaki at Creative Alliance 
 Beenie Man and BYB at Lake Clifton Park  in Baltimore
 Tabou Combo at National Harbor
Mon. 7-6
Tues. 7-7

Wed. 7-8
Thurs. 7-9
“North Capital” the musical opening night with singer Skip Mahoney and members of the National Hand Dance Association Classic Hand Dancers affiliate and Deonna Ball at  Thearc Theater, 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE, Washington, DC (also on July 10th and 12th)  The play centers on Lester King, a fictitious DC legend of chicken wings & mambo sauce fame, who may have to choose between leaving his beloved city or losing it all
The Fringe Festival Theatre fest Opening Night Party  with Congo Sanchez, The Shifters, Professor Bless and the Dancing Madwoman, and Batala! And Joe Quarterman will be reuniting with Free Soul
Dale Watson at Creative Alliance
Krudas Cubensi, La Misa Negra, Maracuyeah at Judy’s
Fri. 7-10
Zion & Lennox at the Cococabana in Hyattsville
Eddie Drennon and Charanga Soul at 8 as part of the Metro Mambo with WPFW DJ Jim Byers (who interviews Drennon and 2 artists at 7pm) and 6pm art openings  for free at the Anacostia Art Center
90s hiphop party at Creative Alliance
Los Wembler’s de Iquitos (great Peruvian cumbia meets surf band) at Tropicalia
Grupo Exterminador y Pancho Barraza at the Palace in Woodbridge (bnda & norteno)
Jason D Williams and Dale Watson a the Birchmere
DC Loves Dilla concert with Common, Slum Village and more at the Howard Theatre
Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae, and Canaan Smith - Jiffy Lube Live
Batala at noon at MLK Library
Persuasions at Amp
Sat.  7-11
The Baltimore/DC Caribbean Carnival Parade starts at Noon at 900 E 33rd Street, travels along Alameda Street to St. Lo Drive. With steel bands and stiltwalkers and more. The Festival continues on Sunday at Lake Clifton Park until 10:00 pm

On Sunday July 13, 2014 the Festival continues from Noon to 9:00 pm featuring entertainment, food and crafts. Admission: $15.00 per person.
Jamaica Day Reggae Fest at Howard County Fairground
Gospel fest at Showplace Arena with  Deitrick Haddon; Le'Andria Johnson; John P. Kee; Kierra "Kiki" Sheard
Mint Condition at the Fillmore
Las Cafeteras (East LA Afro-Mexican Chicano band) at Creative Alliance             
Guy ; Blackstreet ;  112 ; and  El DeBarge (80s & 90s rooted r’n’b) at Pier 6
Trebol Clan at Club One in Alexandria
Alejandro Escovado & the Sensitive Boys at the Hamilton
Mike Seeger's Old Time Banjo Festival at the Birchmere
Stiff Little Fingers (Irish punk) at Black cat with GI
Vintage international vinyl at Dunya
Sun. 7-12
The Baltimore/DC Caribbean Carnival Festival at Lake Clifton Park noon until 10:00 pm with Denise Belfon, Olatunji and more
Rusty Metoyer & the Zydeco Krush at Bumper Car Pavillion Glen Echo Park
Mon.  7-13
Taylor Swift & Haim at Nationals Park
Tues.   7-14
Cultural Profecta at the Howard Theatre
Taylor Swift & Haim at Nationals Park
Kehlani at U St Music Hall (r’n’b ; sold out show)
Wed. 7-15
I Draw Slow at Creative Alliance (Irish folk alt country band)
Kenyatta Jr Culture Hill at Tropicalia (reggae)
Team Familiar at Strathmore outdoor gazebo at 7 for free (go-go)
Chi-Lites at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Punch Bros., Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at Wolf Trap

*The Wailers at the Hamilton
Thurs. 7-16
Laura Sosa and the Pa Gozar Latin Band at Laurel Town Mall
Maggie Rose and the Morrison Brothers Band at 930 (Country)

*Eilen Jewell at the Hamilton (alt-folk)
Fri. 7-17
Classic Soul night with Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience, Skip Mahoney & The Casuals, William DeVaughn   at  7:30 pm for free Carter Barron
Funk fest featuring the Bar-Kays and Con Funk Shun; Zapp;  Rose Royce; Stone City Band at the Showplace Arena
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at Artscape Fest in Baltimore from 7:30 to 8:30
Bluesman Freddie King Tribute at the Hamilton with Ron Holloway and Jameso & Double-O Soul and the Andy Poxon Trio
Mekons in Harrisburg PA
* Chelsea's Club salsa dancers reunion 8pm to 2 am at El Aquila Bar & Grill, 7926 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD

*Be Steadwell (r'n'b) w/ Olivia Netron-John (experimental) for free from 6 to 8 at Luce/Museum of American Art

* The Jewels and hand-dancing at Gateway Pavilion
Sat. 7-18
World Music Night, featuring Clan Salsa DC, Eme and Heteru (afro-roots) ; DJ: Lance Reynolds, WPFW, House of Soul; Concert MC/Host: Nancy Alonso, WPFW at Fort Dupont Park
The Nightingale Trio, Traditional a cappella Balkan music from 3 to 3:45 pm at Artscape fest in Baltimore
And at Casa Phoenix , 1307 Corcoran St NW Washington, DC Doors at 7pm, Music at 8pm
Jill Scott at Pier 6
Salt n Pepa at the Howard
Mekons in Rehoboth
Blues Alley 50th Anniversary at Strathmore with Angela Winbush, Kindred the Family Soul and Chelsey Green

*Colombian Independence Day party at Cuba Libre
Sun. 7-19
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave at Artscape Main stage 6:30 to 7:30
Rose Moraes Brazilian Jazz Band, Música do Brasil from 6:30 to 7:30 at Artscape Street theatre
Patti Labelle and the Jones family Singers at Wolf Trap

*Soular Sunday at Marvin Gaye Park with dj and more
Mon. 7-20
Blinddog Smokin w/ guest Bobby Rush at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Tues. 7-21

*Steeleye Span (featuring Maddy Prior) at the Birchmere (UK folk)

*Wailers at Rams Head Arundel Mills
Wed. 7-22
Familiar Faces at Sunset at Tucker Road Athletic Complex, 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington , MD
Babyface at the Howard
Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, and Dej Loaf at Jiffy Lube Live
Goldlink (rap) with Sango, and more at 930 Club

* Dom Flemons (former Carolina Chocolate Drop) and the Dustbowl Revival at the Hamilton

*NRBQ at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club
Thur. 7-23
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at College Park American Legion
NRBQ at Smokehouse-Live, Leesburg

Reesa Renee (r'n'b) at the Howard Theatre

*Wacka Flacka Flame and D.R.A.M. at the Fillmore (rap)
Fri. 7-24
Davido (Nigerian pop star)  at Bliss DC
Reggae Night with Monsoon & S.T.O.R.M. Reggae Band, Puma Ptah, Ras Biruk & Ras Band at Carter Barron at 7:30 for free

* Alika (Spanish-speaking reggae singer) w/Dj Stepwise at 10 pm at Tropicalia DC
Jowell and Randy at the Fillmore
Aaron Neville Duo at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis

*Gerardo Contino & Los Habaneros (NYC based Cuban son & salsa singer & his NY band) at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club

*Brass-aholics at the Hamilton

*Jazmine Sullivan (great r'n'b singer) opening for Sam Smith at Merriweather Post Pavilion

*Yoskar Sarante and Alex Bueno at Diamond Lounge in Annandale

*Los rieleros del Norte at the Palace
Sat. 7-25

*Machel Montano at Echostage
  Flavour N’abania (Nigerian) at a Liberian Independence Day evening event at Howard U Cramton Aud.
Dance and Club Night, featuring: Cece Peniston and special guest performances; DJ: Jahsonic; Concert MC/Host: To be announced Gates Open at 5:30 p.m., DJ from 6 p.m. and between sets, concert from 7–9 p.m. at Fort Dupont Park
2nd annual Charm City Ukelele Festival at Creative Alliance
Bomba Estereo at the Howard with a dj set from Kristy La Rat (of Maracuyeah)

*Future at Pier 6 in Baltimore (rap)
Bumper Jacksons cd release party at the Birchmere
DC zine fest during day at St. Stephens
Sugar Bear Birthday bash at 11 at the Howard with EU, rare Essence, Suttle Thoughts
“I Need a Dodge” Joe Strummer movie at St Stephens at 7
Janel & Anthony (at 11:45); Anthony Pirog trio (10:15 pm) and another Janel band –Mellow Diamond (11 p.m.) at Capitol Fringe
Florida Georgia Line at Jiffy Lube
Run for Cover Benefit for Girls Rock DC at Black Cat (musicians doing cover songs)
Sun. 7-26
Bun B with Backyard Band at the Howard
Records and books sale at Union Arts DC

*Skepta at U St. Music Hall (British grime rapper)
Jah 9 with Puma Ptah, Dubtonic Kru and Selector Dutty Bookman at Tropicalia DC
Capital Fringe closing night with Cheik Hamala Diabete and more
Jason Isbell opening for My Morning Jacket (alt-country opener) at Merr. Post Pavilion
Mon. 7-27

Ukeleles for Peace for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Mil. Stage
Tues. 7-28
Beres Hammond (reggae crooner legend) at the Howard

Chuck Brown Band at Rams Head Arundel Mills
Wed. 7-29
Jill Scott at Wolf Trap
Beres Hammond (reggae crooner legend) at the Howard
Creole United! For free from *12noon to 1 pm at Library of Congress and from  6 to 7 at the Kennedy center Mil. Stage ( The group was founded by Andre Thierry and Sean Ardoin, and its mission is to further Louisiana’s Creole music tradition)
Thurs. 7-30
Los Amigos Invisibles at the 930 Club
Fri. 7-31
Shuggie Otis at the Howard (old-school r'n'b)
Rufus Wainwright w/ NSO at Wolf Trap (folk)

*Bombino with Elikeh at the Hamilton (Bombino is a Tamashek/Tuareg guitarist/singer based in Niger)

* Pebble to Pearl at Lubber Run in Arl for free (go-go-r'n'b-pop)

*Laura Marling (folk) at the 930 Club

*Akua Allrich tribute to Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba at Bohemian Caverns (2 shows for DC jazz singer's annual event)

*Americo at the Palace in Woodbridge
Sat. 8-1
Millie Jackson, Clarence Carter, Latimore and Nellie Tiger Travis at Showplace Arena, Upper Marlboro (Southern soul )
Rhythm and Soul Music Night, featuring Cherelle and special guest performances; DJ: Lance Reynolds, WPFW House of Soul; Concert MC/Host: Michel Wright, Majic 102.3 at Fort Dupont Park

*Timaya at Station One in Silver Spring (Nigerian Afropop singer)
Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel, Little Charlie, & the Golden State-LoneStar Review at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Marty Stuart at the Birchmere (country)

*Green Velvet at U St. Music Hall

*Pusha T at Bliss DC (rapper from the Clipse)

Sin Limites Fest 2015 with Los Kjarkas - Ch'ila Jatun, Stefany Aguilar Y Las Sabrositas, Monica Canedo, Paula Maria Y Muchos Mas at Bull Run Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA
Sun 8-2
"The Ladies of Rhythm & Blues" with early Rhythm and Blues songstress Maxine Brown ("Oh No Not My Baby"), Baby Washington ("That's How Heartaches Are Made"), The Jewels ("Opportunity") and DC's latest R&B sensation Shirleta Settles at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club

Teo Galindez , Juan Joropo, Miguelito Diaz y el Maestro Tony Alvarado (llena de folklore Venezolano) at 5 pm at Portales on Franconia Rd., Alexandria

Mon. 8-3

Jorge Drexler (Uruguayan/Latino pop-singer/songwriter) aat the Birchmere (recommended)
Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 7-9-Archers of Loaf @ Bl. Cat; Fort Reno;  7-11-Crate Digger Book release @ Crooked Beat records; 8 bands at Iota;  7-13- Teen Liver, Spirit Plots, Notaries Public @ Fort Reno; 7-16-Night of 1000 Cakes @ Ft. Reno; 7-18-Vans Warped Tour @ Merr. Post;7-19-X at State Theatre;  Dinosaur Jr. @ Bl. Cat; 7-20- Two Inch Astronaut, Proxy States, Hemlines @ Fort Reno; 7-21-Teething veils @ Georgetown Library; *7-22-Bless @ Comet Ping Pong; 7-23- Incredible Change, Rancho Notorious, Magnetar Flares @ Fort Reno; *7-24- Screaching Weasel, the Queers, and Mr. T Experience @ Howard Theatre;7-27- Polyon, Jack on Fire @ Fort Reno; 7-30 to 8-2-In it together Fest @ Paperhaus & St. Stephens & other locales (check FB);:7-30-El Mansouris @ K. Ctr. Mil. Stage

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