Sunday, May 8, 2016

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More May 2016 Concert Gig List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- May 2016  
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 2016, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop2016,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________    
Sorry this is late once again.  Busy writing City Paper articles and with dayjob and more.
Hopefully you saw fun stuff at the beginning of the month.
More highlights—
Sun. 5-8-Sister Nancy at Fire Station 1 in Silver Spring, MD (reggae)
Tribute to John Stabb Schroeder (RIP) at Black Cat w/ Thurston Moore, J. Robbins & Give
 Sat.   5-14-4Ever Chuck feat. Chuck Brown Band with Sugar Bear & EU and Junk Yard Band at Howard Theatre
They Will Have to Kill Us First (well done Malian music documentary) at  5:30 p.m. at AFI (also on Mon. 5-16)
Sun. 5-15- Eddie Holman & the Doo Wop Cops at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club
Fri. May 20-Debo Band (Boston-based Ethiopian) at Tropicalia with Time Is Fire, Underdog the DJ with special guest Dawit Eklund
.  5-1
Tarana—featuring Rick Parker (trombone/synth) and Ravish Momin (drums/electronics0 (electronics, jazz, Bollywood) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
. 5-2
Charlie Sayles blues Harmonica at Westminster Church from 6 to 9pm
. 5-3
Young Thug at the 930 Club (rap) (Sold out)
.  5-4
NRBQ and Los Straitjackets at Bethesda Blues and jazz
. 5-5

Afro-Cuban Allstars at the Howard Theatre
Estelle and Team Familiar at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (r’n’b)
Team Familiar late show at Fast Eddies
Cinco de Mayo
Feedel Band at Bossa
Big G and Backyard Band Birthday bash at 11pm at the Howard Theatre
Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia at DAR (r’n’b)
Santigold at the Fillmore
. 5-7
Funk Parade from 4 to 5 , with music beforehand from 12 to 4 and after from 7 to 10, on U street and nearby(Reesa Renee at 1, Rare Essence at 6 and many more including brass bands and others
Congress Heights Day
Anthony Hamilton and Fantasia at DAR
Soul Generation featuring Cliff Perkins at 8 at Harmony Hall (Soul music covers)\
RnB Super Jam at Verizon Center with ’90s faves Jodeci, El Debarge, Faith Evans, Backstreet
Cate Le Bon at Rock and Roll Hotel (Rocker from Wales)
Embassy tour at 40 embassies
Brazilian music at Umbertos in Silver Spring
. 5-8
Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew at 3 pm at Glen Echo (Cajun)
Sister Nancy at Fire Station One (great reggae)
A Mother's Day Celebration Featuring Marvin Sapp* Stephanie Mills* Tasha Cobbs* Jonathan Mcreynolds * Erica Campbell * Travis Greene At Royal Farms Arena (Gospel)
Mothers Finest at the Birchmere
*Arturo Sandoval at Blues Alley (8pm sold out; also 10 pm show)
Chris Isaak: First Comes the Night Tour at the Birchmere
Old 97s at the 930 Club
Memphis Gold (blues) at Westminster Church SW
. 5-10
Chris Isaak: First Comes the Night Tour at the Birchmere
Be’ladona at Rams head Stage at MD Live
.  5-11
Forward Fest
Iris Dement and Loudon Wainwright at the Birchmere
John Hiatt at Rams head Annapolis

Thurs. 5-12
Dc's Finest Aka The Doo Wop Cops at 12 noon at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD
Lauryn Hill At Rams Head Live
Big Lazy with El Reys ( surf music with Janel Leppin and Anthony Pirog!) at Bossa
SOS Band at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Rhodes Tavern Troubadours at JVs
Kid Congo & Pink Monkeybirds at Comet Ping Pong
Fri .  5-13
Amy Domingues & Dennis Kane ,MLK Library, 901 G St NW, WDC (12 PM Show) (cello and electronics)
Mya at the Howard Theatre at 8pm (r’n’b from DC)
J. Alvarez at the Palace
The 2016 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival
Robert Glasper Trio at the Arc
Billy Price (blue-eyed soul) at JVs

* TOB at Safari Lounge, GA Ave 
Sat.   5-14
4Ever Chuck feat. Chuck Brown Band with Sugar Bear & EU and Junk Yard Band at Howard Theatre
D. Floyd’s Birthday Party at Fast Eddies;
1st annual Westminster Church in SW DC  Blues Festival from 12 noon to 7 pm
They Will Have to Kill Us First (well done Malian music documentary) at  5:30 p.m. at AFI
De La Ghetto and Messiah at Cococabana
Argentine Festival at the Thomas Jefferson Theatre in Arlington
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, featuring Canadian saxophonist/flutist Jane Bunnett and five  Cuban women musicians at Kennedy Center
The Gospel Superfest will feature Pastor Shirley Caesar, Deitrick Haddon, Dorinda Clar-Cole, Karen Clark-Sheard, Jonathan McReynolds, Alexis Speights, James Hall, Lonnie Hunter, Casey J, J.J. Hairston, Todd Dulaney and Tim Bowman Jr. Hosted by Vivica A. Fox. At Coppin State U in Baltimore
“I Love the 90s Fest with Salt N Pepa with Spinderella, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Rob Base, All 4 One, and Young MC at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore
Chopteeth at Amp
 Sweetlife Festival: the 1975, Halsey, Flume, Grimes, PartyNextDoor, Blondie, Eagles of Death Metal, Mac DeMarco, Thundercat, Vince Staples, Shamir, Wolf Alice, DIIV, Prinze George at Merriweather Post Pavilion (Doors @ noon)
Sun. 5-15
Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Birchmere
Eddie Holman & the Doo Wop Cops at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club

*Wayne Wonder and Barrington Levy at the Stonefish Lounge in DC (reggae)
Currency at the Howard Theatre
Graham Parker at Jammin Java
Ozomatli and Big Tony & Trouble Funk at the Lincoln Theatre (JusticeAid Concert Benefit for the CFSY (Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth) and NJDC (National Juvenile Defender Center))
Langley Park Day
Tierra Cali and Alerta Zero at the Palace  (banda)
.  5-16
They Will Have to Kill Us First (well done Malian music documentary) 7:15 p.m. at AFI
Poet Nikki Giovanni,  Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band and Dj Lance Reynolds WPFW benefit at Mulebone in DC
Shirletta Settles at Westminster Church (r’n’b/soul)
.  5-17

. 5-18
Brandy Clark at Birchmere (country)
Zombies at Rams Head Annapolis (Brit 60s rock)

JLin (footwork electronic dance) at U St. Music Hall
. 5-19
The Foreign Exchange at the Howard Theatre
A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez at the Fillmore
Kenny Chesney and Old Dominion - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Joe Lally and DCIC at Third Floor Loft in DC
Ottmar Liebert at the Birchmere
Kino Musica at Bossa
Rufus Wainwright at Rams Head Annapolis
Fri. 5-20
La Energia Norteña & El Güero Y Su Banda Sinaloense at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Orquesta San Vicente & Los Hermanos Flores (Salvadorian cumbia) at the Palace
Beauty Pill at 6 at Smithsonian American Art Luce show
Debo Band (Boston-based Ethiopian) at Tropicalia with Time Is Fire, Underdog the DJ with special guest Dawit Eklund
Hayes Carll at the Hamilton
Southern Culture on the Skids at Jammin Java
Sat. 5-21
The Ebonys at Harmony Hall
La Gran Banda at Club One in Alexandria
El Super Nuevo & Chimbala at Bravo Bravo!

Asian Heritage Festival on PA Ave NW
Chesapeake Blues Fest with Performance by: Robert Cray, John Mayall, The Mavericks, Sonny Landreth, Mud Morganfield, Nanielle Nicole, Chesapeake Bay Dixie Band

* Los Amigos Invisibles at 3:40pm at Yards Park in DC as part of the Tour De Fat Festival
Delbert MCclinton at the Birchmere
Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne, Brett Young, Runaway June, Chris Lane, Lanco, and Lauren Alaina at Jiffy Lube Live (country)
. 5-22

*Jenny Scheinman, Robbie Fulks, Robbie Gjersoe in performance at 4:30 at National Gallery of Art East Wing accompanying film by Depression-era itinerant filmmaker H. Lee Waters who documented more than a hundred towns in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Tennessee from 1936 to 1942 in his series Movies of Local People. Waters recorded people going about their lives in the small-town South. In Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait, musician Jenny Scheinman offers her original score to Waters’s footage,  reworked into a new film by Finn Taylor and edited by Rick LaCompte. Scheinman, with musicians Robbie Fulks and Robbie Gjersoe, mixes folksongs, fiddle music, and field sounds

*Malpaso Dance Co. from Cuba at Dance Place
Corinne Bailey Rae at U st Musical Hall
Chesapeake Blues Fest Sun: Joe Bonamassa, Canned Heat, Tab Benoit, Heritage Blues Orchestra, Dana Fuchs, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Micahael McHenry Tribe
Peter Case acoustic at  4 at Jammin Java
Curren$y at Rams Head Live! (Baltimore)
 Danny Burns Band - IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture - Kennedy Center (Millennium Stage)
 DJ ?uestlove - Howard Theatre
Denny Laine of Paul McCartney & Wings: The Complete Band On the Run album - Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)
 the Gothard Sisters - IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Tues 5-24
Bersuit Vergarabat y Caramelos de Cianuro at the Howard Theatre

*Mini Metro Mambo with chat with Cubano Groove and then music from them for dancing, at the Anacostia Arts center 7 to 9 pm
Junior Brown at Rams Head Annapolis
the Tossers - IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture for free from 6 to 7 at  Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Arturo O'Farrill "Boss Level" Septet at Blues Alley
Saul Hernandez at the Howard

*Kamel Zennia at Bossa (US based Algerian)
. 5-26
Del Fest in Cumberland, MD through May 29th

Cissa Paz at Bossa (DC based Brazilian music singer)
Daryl Hall & John Oates, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings –at Jiffy Lube Live
the Screaming Orphans - IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
.  5-27
Jeff Krulik Heavy metal Parking Lot and more-- at U of MD
Criollo Salsa Festival with Pepe Chira and Erika Reikendorf and Willy Garcia at the Palace
Gran Carnival de Ceiba with 4 bands at Rio Cantina in Sterling

*Franko at the Copacabana (Cameroon rap-dance afrobeats)

*Leyla McCalla at Smithsonian Portrait Gallery (former Carolina Chocolate Drop cellist and more)

*Glen David Andrews (New Orleans horn player and vocalist) at the Hamilton

*Sahel "Dance for a Cause" benefit at Atlas, H St NE
Four Tet at U St Music Hall
Alejandro Escovedo at the Birchmere
Joe at the Howard Theatre at 8
Rare Essence feat. Jas Funk & What Band 2.0 Feat. Rapper Dude, Michelle Blackwell, & Killa Cal at Howard Theatre 11 PM

*Freaknik DC at 1600 NY Ave (DJ event )
.  5-28

*Buggfest 39 with Harold Melvin's Bluenotes and more 11:30 am to 7:30 pm at 400 PeterBugg Matthews Way SE
Freddie Jackson at the Birchmere

*Tweet at the Howard Theatre 
Moor Mother Goddess (experimental punk rap) at Georgetown Library at 2

*Basque Journeys movie doc at 2pm at Smithsonian American History (the Basque region will be featured at the upcoming Smithsonian Folklife Festival)
Farhan Akhtar at Patriot Center/Eaglebank Arena
Bronco Y Hershey y su Norteño Banda at the Palace
Foxtrappe reunion  at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Akua Allrich at Blue Alley
Taste of Peru at U DC  in DC

* Glen David Andrews  at Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis)

* Saturators at Bossa

* Beach Boys,  country singer Trace Adkins, pop singer and actress Katharine McPhee and soprano Renee Fleming &  The National Symphony Orchestra on the US Capitol lawn
. 5-30

Dance Afrika DC at Dance Place
Trouble Funk at Rams Head Arundel Mills Live
Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock): 5-6-Grin tribute @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz;5-7- LVL Up, Big Hush, Paperhaus and Furnsss.@ Above the Bayou;  Mellow Diamond, Super! Silver! Haze!, Hothead @ Comet Ping Pong;   5-8- John Stabb benefit @ Black Cat w/ Thurston Moore, J. Robbins & Give; 5-10-Ought, Priests, Sneaks @ bl. Cat; 5-12-Parquet Courts @ 930 early show; Titus Andronicus @ 930 late show; Kid Congo at Comet Ping Pong; Hop Along, Speedy Ortiz, 2 Inch Astronaut at Black Cat; Screamin Females @ RnR Hotel; 5-13-Dope Body @ Metro Gallery; 5-19-Bloc Party @ Echostage; *5-22Bill Beverly, author of book "Dodgers"  w/ Soccer Team part of the Story/Stereo at Busboys Takoma Park 6:30 to 8:30;- 5-23-CarSeat Headrest @ Bl. Cat; 5-24- Foul Swoops, Eureka California, Witching Waves, and Governess - Third Floor Loft, 9th Street DC; 5-25- Courtney Barnett @ Rams Head Live! Baltimore; 5-26- Escape-ism and Fred Thomas @ Capital Fringe; 5-27-Boat Burning at Bossa; *5-28-T.S.O.L. @ Rn R Hotel;
 5-29-Benjy Feree @ Bl. Cat;

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