Arts Desk

Weekend Music Round-Up

a capitol fourth

  • Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra. Blues Alley. $25.
  • L.A. Guns w/ Mis-Fit, Tilt, Sinner’s Trail, Bitter Pill. Jaxx. $18/$20. +21.
  • Sheryl Crow, Ari Hest. Filene Center at Wolf Trap. $30-$48.
  • TheoryCast, ReVeL, Fight The Bear, Conshafter. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10. All ages.
  • DC Summer Extravaganza w/ Tittsworth, Nadastrom, Will Eastman, Bobby Jae & Ken Lazee, Dmerit. 9:30 club. $10. All ages.
  • Canda, Bobbie Allen, Mila Levine, Michelle Murray, Treevibes, Lulu Fall, Vox Pop, Lux Operon, Peter S. Pinocci, Liberated Muse, Rob Wolcott. Artomatic. (For more info, see our Artomatic Manual)


  • 40th Annual Smoke-In: Human Rights (HR of the Bad Brains), See-I, Christos, Telesma, The Package, The Omsteaders, J.B. Bevereley and The Wayward Drifters, and DJ Bedroom. 23rd and Constitution Avenue NW. Free.
  • National Symphony Orchestra: “A Capitol Fourth.” US Capitol, West Lawn. Free.
  • DJ Regal, Fort Knox Five, All Good Funk Alliance. Black Cat. $10. All ages.
  • Independence Day Noon:30 Release Party w/ The Laughing Man, Achtung Panda, Ghost Light, DJ Natty Boom. Velvet Lounge. $3-$8. +21.
  • DJ Dk. Cafe Saint Ex.
  • NoiseHouse, BLOODSHOT, HeeBeeGeeBees, Jeremy Steinhaus, Machines of Living Death, Anil Rock, Copper Rose & Bone, Julie O., Fat Roberta, Princess of Controversy, C.O.M.P., Mother Courage, The Very Small, Mambo Sauce, Zip The Uncanny, Vmasta & Cortez, Glasgow Tunnel, The FiF. Artomatic.


  • Blues Jam with the Idle Americans. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
  • Jay Reatard, TV Smith. Black Cat. $12. All ages.
  • The Scare, Energy, Fallen From The Sky, Ante Up, Debaser. Velvet Lounge. $8. +18.
  • St. Croix Virgin Islands Reggae Tour 2009 w/ Batch, Ras Attitude, Empress Ima, Jah Empress. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12. +21.
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Only Men Aloud! Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Free.
  • Triple Staccs, Mzery Loves Company, Mary Battiata & LITTLE PINK, RC Rex & the Progressionals, SAW Showcase, Seth Barna, House of Echo, Rob Wolcott, Dark Electric Showcase II, Sesshin No-Fi, Sarah Fridrich. Artomatic.

"A Capitol Fourth" 2007 photo by boboroshi, Creative Commons Attribution License.

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  • stevekiviat

    Saturday-Legendary salsa trombonist & singer Willie Colon and band for free from noon to 1:30 at Wilson Plaza

    Folklife Fest (with Latin music, music from Wales, and spoken-word from former City Paper writer Holly Bass) on the mall all day through Sunday, plus evening concert tonight with groups from Wales and Central America, and a Sunday evening gospel show

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  • dr. quest

    Thanks for the Artomatic coverage, Sunday is the last day & Sesshin No-Fi will be making it's live debut at 7:30 on the electric stage (1st floor). The band features members of local groups 302acid and Verbal.

  • Francesco Sinibaldi

    Like the sound of a dream.

    The splendour
    of the laughing
    clouds appears
    in the calm
    of a quietness,
    with delicate
    breaths and a
    restless seaside.

    Francesco Sinibaldi

  • Morgan

    St Croix's Buccaneer Hotel sponsoring Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Project

    For several years in a row, The Buccaneer is pleased to continue its commitment to turtle research through this program.

    Under the auspices of the National Park Service, volunteers from Florida Institute of Technology, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Central Florida, North Carolina State University, Texas A&M and Texas Maritime Academy will monitor leatherback, hawksbill and green turtle activities at Buck Island National Monument. The Buccaneer provides support through accommodations and meals for volunteers. For more turtle information, see For information on The Buccaneer,