Saturday, August 8, 2015

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More August 2015 Concert List

DC/Baltimore Global  Music and More- August  2015  (*September schedule coming shortly)
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 way late this month. It is also a bit incomplete. Will add more to the blog calendar shortly.  Been busy with dayjob, writing and vacations. 
Choose your own

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

Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel, Little Charlie, & the Golden State-LoneStar Review at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

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
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Los Van Van at Howard Theatre
Skales at DC Bliss
Sat. 8-8
Joan Soriano at the DC Bachata Congress

Taste of Bolivia at the Sphinx Club in DC 

Spirit Fest at Merriweather with Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton and more (sold out)

Jungaloo Fest at Brandywine Lions Park with BYB, Black Alley, New Impressionz Band; Reesa Renee; Chaz French; Minty Cold;Infexion; Alison Carney (r’n’b and go-go and more)

Fest Africa 1 to 8 at Veterans Plaza Silver Spring

Fest Africa After party at Fire Station One in Silver Spring

Essence of Viet Nam at Kenn Ctr Terrace Theatre at 6 for free

Mathew White (Roots soul) at DC9

Toby Keith at Jiffy Lube 

Marc Cary’s Rhodes Ahead at Fort Dupont
WPFW Blues fest at Lamont's in Pomonkey
Sun. 8-9
Festival Latino In Baltimore Timonium Fairgrounds with Alexis y Fido, Larry Hernandez and more

Salsa Tribute gig with Tito Puente, JR., tribute to Fania All-stars band; Tribute to Hector Lavoe Band at 
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW

Fest Africa 1 to 8 at Veterans Plaza Silver Spring 

Vietnamese Culture at K. Ctr Mill. Stage for free from 6 to 7

J. Cole; Big Sean, YG, and Jeremih at Jiffy Lube  (rap)

Mar Cary’s Rhodes Ahead at Capital Fringe
Mon. 8-10
Vietnamese Culture at K. Ctr Mill. Stage for free from 6 to 7

Jacques Johnson birthday celebrations at Westminster Church 6 to 9 pm

* Culture Club at Wolf Trap
Tues.  8-11
Vietnamese Culture at K. Ctr Mill. Stage for free from 6 to 7

*Lyle Lovett and band at the Hippodrome in Baltimore
Wed. 8-12
 Thurs 8-13
Preservation Jazz Band at the Birchmere

Sitali and Juju at Bossa (Juju House, go-go drummer extraordinaire)

*Rickie Lee Jones at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis
Fri.   8-14
Andy Montanez and Adalberto Santiago at the Palace
*Fally Ipupa (Congolese guitarist) at DC Bliss
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley

Tribute to Bobby Womack lunchtime concert at Wilson Plaza stage Reagan Bldg

Mellow Diamond at MLK Library at 12 pm

The New Retro (R&B), The Image Band (Caribbean), as well as the Laura Sosa Latin Band from 6 to 10 at Mt. Rainer Rec Center

*Lyle Lovett and Band at Wolf Trap
Sat. 8-15
Chubby Carrier a the Hamilton
*Jidenna ("Classic man"song ) at Bliss
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at Black Cat
Sun. 8-16

Atemi Oyungo(from Eme & Heteru) and Michael Sheriekis(from Chopteeth) at Boss (afrobeat)
* "Birthright"--West African drumming at 3 pm at the UDC Theatre of the Arts
*Impressions at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Mon. 8-17 
The Chip Py Go-Go Photographer slideshow program for free at 6:30 PM in the MLK Library Black Studies Center
Tues. 8-18
Lee Boys (African-American sacred steel) for free from 6 to 7 at K. Ctr Mill Stage

Dick Dale at rams Head Annapolis

*Blackalicious at the Howard Theatre
Wed. 8-19
Dirty Dozen Brass at the Hamilton

Willie Nelson and band at Merriweather Post
Thurs. 8-20
Joe Louis Walker at Rams Head Annapolis (blues)

*EL Reys (DC surf music led by Janel L. & Anthony Pirog) with Marcus Webb(noir, spaghetti soundtrack, synth, pastoral shoegazing) at Bossa Bistro

*Servando y Fiorentino at the Palace
Fri. 8-21
Bela Dona lunchtime (go-go and r’nb) concert at Wilson Plaza Reagan Bldg
* Mera Woh Matlab Nahin Tha With Anupam Kher, at  8:00PM
High Point High School Auditorium, 3601 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD
Luciano at the Howard (reggae)

*15th Annual DC poetry fest honoring Gil Scott-Heron at Carter Barron

*Los Inquietos del Norte at the Palace

*Liner Notes: A Hiphop tribute at Atlas 
Sat. 8-22

*the Chuck Brown Band 's Chuck Brown Birthday Celebration at Chuck Brown Memorial Park, 20th & Franklin NE WDC (5 to 7 PM show--note new time)

*the Chuck Brown MLK Library Tribute 1-5 pm, throughout the building. Curtis Johnson and the Eternal Mixx Band will play outside in front of the building, there will be a Go-Go film festival and display in the Great Hall, and a listening session in the Black Studies Center.

*Movie-"Reshipment" (about Haitians in Cuba and their music & culture) at 2:50 pm

*Movie -"Hear Me Move" (South African sbujwa dance drama) at 8:40pm At Goethe Inst., 812 7th St. NW (part of African Diaspora Film Fest)
*Chris Brown, Kid Ink, Omarion at Jiffy Lube Live
*Gladys Knight and the O'Jays at Wolf Trap

*"Fusion" tour with Akshay Kumar at the Patriot Center (Indian South Asian music & dance)

*Juanes with Ximena Sarinana at DAR Constitution Hall
Sun. 8-23

*Beach Boys at Wolf Trap

*Movie "Black (noir) NWA" (about an Algerian rapper, 2 Haitians and others living in a poor area) at 1 pm at Goethe Institute

* Movie doc "Dancing like Home" (30 minute doc about Senegalese traditional dance) at 5

*Movie doc "Candombe"  (16 minute doc about the African-rooted via slaves music and dance in Uruguay) w/ Tango Negro movie (about the tango's African's roots)  with movie "Tango Negro-the African roots of the tango"

The Legendary Orioles 68th Anniversary Show at Mr. Henry's Restaurant, 601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, WDC

*Earl Sweatshirt at the Fillmore Silver Spring

*Little Charlie and the Nightcats with Joe Louis Walker (blues) at the State Theatre
Mon. 8-24
Tues. 8-25
DC Legendary Musician Band for free from 6 to 7 at K. Ctr Mill Stage

Present Company Polka Band at 7 PM for free at Francis Gregory Branch Library
3660 Alabama Ave SE
Washington, DC

*Santana at Wolf Trap

*Earl Sweatshirt at Rams Head Live

*Cuba Gooding & the Main Ingredient at Bethesda Blues and jazz
Wed. 8-26
Rafiya (Congolese female singer) for free from 6 to 7 at K. Ctr Mill Stage

*Little Big Town at Wolf Trap

*Kamasi Washington @ the Howard

*Larry Graham and Graham Central Station at the Rams Head Tavern Annapolis

*Santana at Pier 6

*rapper Boots riley in conversation at Busboys 7 Poets 14th st
Thurs. 8-27
Ustad Shafaat Khan for free from 6 to 7 at K. Ctr Mill Stage
*Jo-go Project at the Pinch

*Team familiar at Rams Head Tavern Anapolis
Water Seed at Bossa

*MayDay and Footwerk (electronic dance music) at  U st Music Hall
Fri. 8-28
Ramy Adley (Egyptian oud player) for free from 6 to 7 at K. Ctr Mill Stage
Familiar Faces (Team Familiar) lunchtime concert at Wilson Plaza Reagan Bldg
*Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Chase Bryant at Jiffy Lube Live

*Savion Glover at 8 at the Howard Theatre

*Scarface and Backyard Band at the Howard Theatre at 11pm

*Octavia at the Palace

*Kickstarter fundraiser for salsa movie "Shine" at the Salsa Room

*Gyptian at Bliss DC (dancehall reggae)

*Luke James at the Birchmere (r'n'b)

*La Maquinaria Nortena, Saul el Jaguar y mas at Mexico Lindo in Bladensburg

*Buena Vista Social Club with the Pedrito Martinez group at Wolf Trap (Cuban)

* Trillectro at Merriweather Post with 
Chance the Rapper, RL Grime, Cashmere Cat, Dom Kennedy, Kehlani, JMSN, D.R.A.M., Tunji Ige, Chris McClenney, Masego, Babeo Baggins, Mista Selecta, Hi$to, NativeSun, Ayes Cold,

*Kamasi Washington at Baltimore Soundstage (jazz)

*Savion Glover at 8 at the Howard Theatre

*Raw Image reunion show (go-go) at 11 at the Howard Theatre 

*Arcangel & De La Ghetto at Cococabana (impressive reggaeton)
Sun. 8-30
*Larry Graham and Graham Central Station (funk) at the Birchmere

*Frnk Scooby Sirius (go-go and r'n'b guitarist/vocalist from Chuck Brown Band & Team Familiar) at Blues Alley

*Spread Love street brass band for free from 6 to 7 at K. Ctr. Millennium Stage
Tues. 9-1
Wed. 9-2

*Tal National from Niger for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (highly recommended)
Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 8-8-Desaperacidos; so-so Glows @ 930; 8-9-Laughing Man; Coup Savage @ Union Arts; *Babe City Records Showcase @ 930; *8-10-Beach Slang & Title Tracks @ DC9; *8-16-The Dickies @ the Ottobar; *8-19- Expert Alterations @Black Cat ; *Social Distortion; Nikki Lane @the Fillmore; *8-22-Babe City Records showcase @ 930; *8-27- Royal Headache, & Sheer Mag @ Windup Space in Baltimore; *8-28-Screamin Females at RnRoll Hotel; 8-29-Van halen @Jiffy Lube Live
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