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Weekend Music Round-Up

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  • Trouble Funk 30th Anniversary Reunion Tribute to Dyke, w/ The Art of Junk, Da Mixx Band. 9:30 club. $20. All ages.
  • Andy Paxon Band, Rose Between Thorns. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.
  • Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women. Birchmere. $25.
  • Extra Golden, Black & Tan Fantasy Band. Black Cat. $12. All ages.
  • Bluebrain, Alfonso Bravo. Comet Ping Pong. All ages.
  • Buster Brown & the Get Down. Dogfishhead Alehouse. Call for price.
  • 2009 Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest. Marvin Gaye Park. Call for prices.
  • Pants Velour, The Escape Artist, Reemstarr, Flex Matthews. The Red & The Black. $8. +21.
  • The Mighty Heard, Baad Ingrish, Ndelible. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10. All ages.
  • Satisfaction: A Tribute to The Rolling Stones. The State Theatre. $16.
  • Nunchucks, 7 Door Sedan, We The They, DJ sets by Kingpin Soundsystem. Velvet Lounge. $8. +21.
  • National Symphony Orchestra: “The Music of John Williams.” Filene Center at Wolf Trap. $20–$75.


  • Eric Weinberg & the Morrison Brothers. Birchmere. $35.
  • Crystal Stilts, The Ladybug Transistor, Cotton Candy. Black Cat Backstage. $10. All ages.
  • So Many Dynamos, Cast Spells, Detox Retox. DC9. $8. +18.
  • Born Empty, Deville. The Red & The Black. $6. +21.
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dan Friel. Rock and Roll Hotel. $15. All ages.
  • Sugarplums, Microwave Background. Velvet Lounge. $8. +18.
  • Gordon Lightfoot. Filene Center at Wolf Trap. $22–$40.

Photo of Michael O'Neill, of The Ladybug Transistor, via MySpace.

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  • stevekiviat

    More shows (remember there still more Carter Barron and Fort Dupont shows through August):

    Sat. July 25 –

    Freshly Ground (South African pop) at Zanzibar

    Cecilia Barraza (popular theatrical Peruvian Singer) at 9 at Kenmore Middle School Auditorium, 200 S. Carlin Rd., Arlington 703-978-1897 $30

    Ohio Players, SOS Band, Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience at Carter Barron

    Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley (country) at Nissan Pavilion

    WPFW cd and dvd sale, 2390 Champlain St. NW

    "Arriba Peru" at the 8Ball Lounge at 20921 Davenport Drive, Sterling, VA (Peruvian djs)

    Ray Goodman & Brown and Pookie Hudson's Spaniels (velour soul) at 8 at Fort Dupont, Minnesota Ave. & Randal Circle SE DC FREE
    Sun. July 26 –

    Peruvian Fest of Arlington (with Milagros Huambachano; Saywa; Nedda Huambachano; Mama Cesta; Sonia Valer; Los Pasteles Verdes and more) free, 11 am to 6 pm, Gunston Middle School, 2700 Lang St. 703-228-6966

    Indonesian Cultural Heritage Night Ossian Hall Park Annandale, VA FREE

    Midsummer Masala (all day Indian music and food & more) with RDB, Nindy Kaur, Sukhbir at 6 Flags Amusement park, Central Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD

    Peruvian Festival (w/ Chato Barraza, Silverio Urbina and more) at 11a.m. at Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centerville, VA

    Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-chas at 3 at the Glen Echo Bumper Car pavilion

    FSGW Sacred Harp Singing at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4250 Glebe Rd., Arlington,VA