Concerts this Week By Nina Goodman / February 3, 2020 This Thursday night, Fruition is playing with Lindsay Lou at Union Stage. Look out for our DCMR interview and coverage of the show later this week! Photo by Josh Brick.Week Of: February 3 — 9, 2020Summary: Jams, Legends, and Marley CelebrationsIt's a week of so many legends and so many beloved jammers, all in one. Some historically awesome artists/big names coming to town: Fri - Sun: Art Garfunkel at The Barn at Wolf Trap Fri: Three Dog Night at The Birchmere Fri: Calexico and Iron & Wine at The AnthemSat: Raphael Saadiq at 9:30 ClubSat: Jody Watley at The Howard TheatreSat: Ahmad Jamal at The Kennedy CenterSat: Grandmaster Flash w/ Jahsonic at U Street Music HallSun: Blue Oyster Cult at The Birchmere Plus Bob Marley tribute shows this weekend in honor of this birthday:Fri: Bob Marley One Love Birthday Bash featuring I&I Riddim at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club (Bethesda)Fri: A Celebration for Bob Marley & Dennis Brown Earthstrong at Safari DC LoungeSat: Bob Marley’s Birthday Bash featuring Jah Works with Strykers Posse at Soundry (Columbia)Sat: Bob Marley's 75th Birthday Tribute at Jammin' Java (Vienna)And this week offers a LOT of sweet jams that the DCMR team adores, including:Wed: Spafford w/s/g Eggy at 9:30 ClubThurs: Fruition with Lindsay Lou at Union Stage (featured photo)Fri - Sun: Hawktail at Songbyrd on Fri, at The Front Porch (Charlottesville) on Sat, and at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Frederick) on Sunday. (DCMR writer/photographer Josh Brick describes them as AMAZING and "something you would hear in a Ken Burns documentary.")Fri: Dustbowl Revival at 9:30 ClubFri: Better Off Dead at Pearl Street Warehouse Fri: NSO Declassified: Ben Folds Presents at The Kennedy CenterFri: Cris Jacobs Band with Colin Thompson at Tally Ho TheaterSun: Vince Herman & Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon at Richmond Music Hall (Richmond) Sun: Big Something, Andy Frasco & The UN, and Kyle Ayers at The Broadberry (Richmond)So get out there and check out our vibrant scene— MORE shows are listed in the links below, with personal choices in bold, along with a list of the DCMR staff top picks and cool "gems" that you don't want to miss. Mon — February 3 DCMR Staff PicksBilly Woods | Elucid | Nappy Nappa at DC9 NightclubJams, Mics & SuchJAMonday at Epicure CaféSteelosoul Open Artistry Night at Deja Vu Lounge DCLecture | The diversity of Brazilian music at The Catholic University of AmericaMusic Trivia at SongbyrdSparkling GemsChris Farren / Retirement Party / Macseal at SongbyrdStacy Brooks at Blue Monday Blues at Westminster DCWilder Maker / October '71 at Songbyrd Vinyl LoungeGreater District Sound Night w/ Inner City Hayseeds at The Ugly MugTue — February 4 DCMR Staff PicksBonny Light Horseman / Erin Rae at Songbyrd John Doe, Kristin Hersh, Grant-Lee Phillips: Exile Follies at City Winery DCJams, Mics & SuchOpen Mic feat. Higher Numbers at Sauf HausFree Acoustic Open Mic, hosted by Rachel Levitin at Jammin' Java (Vienna)Dan N' Friends Tues Nite Tiny Jams at Clare and Don's Beach Shack (Falls Church)Open Mic at Settle Down Easy Brewing (Falls Church)Sparkling GemsStrunz & Farah (Acclaimed World Jazz Guitar Duo) at 8p and 10p at Blues AlleyThe U.S. Army Blues with special guest Christie Dashiell at The Kennedy CenterBoundless: A Voice in the Wind at The REACH at The Kennedy CenterWed — February 5 DCMR Staff PicksSpafford w/s/g Eggy at 9:30 Club Tanya Tucker with special guest Brandy Clark at Wolf Trap (Vienna)Davy Knowles w/ The J.O.B. at Richmond Music Hall (Richmond) Jams, Mics & SuchWashington City Paper's Best of D.C. Voting Party at Pearl Street Warehouse Nat'l Endowment for the Arts Director Ann Meier Baker will discuss topics in music and arts management at American University's Abramson Family Recital HallBeginning Accordion Workshop at House of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)Capitol Hill Jazz Jam at Mr. Henry'sOpen Mic w/Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Hosting at Rhodeside Grill (Arlington)Open Mic w/ Robb Johnson at El Golfo (Silver Spring)Sparkling GemsBrass Against at Union Stage w/ Most Savage Gentlemen at Union StageMidge Ure at City Winery DCJus Allah + Mental Stamina + $500 Beat Battle at The Velvet LoungeTom Newman Jazz Quartet at Alice's Jazz And Cultural SocietySvetlana - Night at the Movies at 8p and 10p at Blues AlleySkride Piano Quartet at Library of Congress Coolidge AuditoriumBig Hillbilly Bluegrass at Madam's OrganAcoustic Wednesdays at The Renegade (Arlington)Seratones, Cora Sone, Domino at Ottobar (Baltimore)Thu — February 6 DCMR Staff PicksFruition with Lindsay Lou at Union Stage Cold War Kids at 9:30 ClubLinda May Han Oh, Aventurine at The REACH at The Kennedy CenterJams, Mics & SuchRevEx: The Standard Deviation Session Open Jam at 7DrumCityOpen Blues Jam - 1st Thursdays w/ Ed & John & You! at New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)Beginning Mandolin Group Class at School of Musical Traditions (Rockville)Beginning Guitar Group Class at House of Musical Traditions (Takoma Park)Sparkling GemsLizz Wright at The Birchmere (Alexandria)Brass Against w/ Soul Cannon at The 8x10 (Baltimore)Margot MacDonald & Piotr Pakhomkin at Strathmore (Bethesda)Garcia Peoples at SongbyrdClarence Ward III & Dat Feel Good Live at Jojo DCThe Music of Simon & Garfunkel feat. Swearingen & Kelli at Jammin' Java (Vienna)Dvořák's Cello Concerto at The Kennedy CenterElliot Moss with Derover, Bruce Take Nap at DC9 NightclubSondai at Dive BarMusic Without Borders at The Green ZoneFri — February 7 DCMR Staff PicksCalexico and Iron & Wine at The AnthemHawktail at Songbyrd Dustbowl Revival at 9:30 ClubArt Garfunkel at The Barn at Wolf Trap - Night 1 (Vienna) Three Dog Night at The Birchmere (Alexandria) Better Off Dead at Pearl Street Warehouse NSO Declassified: Ben Folds Presents at The Kennedy CenterCris Jacobs Band with Colin Thompson at Tally Ho Theater (Leesburg)An Evening with: The Amish Outlaws at The HamiltonJams, Mics & SuchAfro-Puerto Rican LIVE Music at GW Jack Morton Auditorium Sparkling GemsDrum TAO at Strathmore (Bethesda) Ill Camille at The REACH at The Kennedy CenterFellowcraft, the Warhawks (Philly), Higher Numbers at Pie Shop DCBoaty Otis and Sonic Kaleidoscope at 7DC's The PocketCavern // Nah. // Post Sixty Five at SongbyrdSweet Baby Jesus, Knife Wife, and Foul Swoops at Rhizome DCThe 9 Songwriters Series at The Soundry (Columbia)Bob Marley One Love Birthday Bash featuring I&I Riddim at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club (Bethesda)A Celebration for Bob Marley & Dennis Brown Earthstrong at Safari DC LoungeCavern at Songbyrd Vinyl LoungeOne Woman Show: Love Songs of the Great Russian Entertainers — Mezzo-soprano Susanna Poretsky — an inimitable combination of diva and chanteuse — magically brings to life Russia’s greatest female entertainers of the past — at Russian Chamber Art SocietyThe John Lamkin "Favorites" at Westminster ChurchTedd Baker at SottoDerrick Carter w/ Keenan Orr at U Street Music HallCaz Gardiner at Old Bowie Town GrillePhaeton Piano Trio at Library of Congress Coolidge AuditoriumThe Perfectionists at ExilesBluewreck w/ The Swell Fellas, Chute, Sunhead at Rock & Roll HotelShorty Slim at Solly'sILW’s Marley Mania DC at Ivy City SmokehouseJazzffluenza First Friday Jazz at 13.5% Wine Bar (Baltimore)Emily Wolfe at The 8x10 (Baltimore)Higher Power, Queensway, Division of Mind, Nosebleed Cloudbuster at Ottobar (Baltimore)Sat — February 8 DCMR Staff PicksRaphael Saadiq Night 1 at 9:30 ClubJody Watley at The Howard TheatreAhmad Jamal at The Kennedy CenterGrandmaster Flash w/ Jahsonic at U Street Music HallArt Garfunkel at The Barn at Wolf Trap - Night 2 (Vienna) Eric Roberson at The Birchmere (Alexandria)Bob Marley’s Birthday Bash featuring Jah Works with Strykers Posse at Soundry (Columbia)Bob Marley's 75th Birthday Tribute at Jammin' Java (Vienna)Hawktail at The Front Porch (Charlottesville) Jams, Mics & SuchComposing for Beginners at Halcyon Arts LabDIY Electronix w/ Vaux Flores: The EyeTron at Rhizome DCBrazilian rhythms workshop with Rafael Pondé at The Brazilian-American Cultural CenterGreat American Square Dance Revival at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal ChurchThe Beat: Hosted Open Mic at Caffe Amouri (Vienna) Sparkling GemsNew Music by Iranian Women Composers at Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian ArtKia Bennett & Desiree Jordan as KiDé at SottoShalom Dubas at Apple Carnegie Libraryspace&time│Albino Rhino│Ted & Company performing a FUNDRAISER for Casa Ruby at 7DC's The Pocket Joan at SongbyrdMystery Friends, Church Girls, Bal Boheme at Comet Ping PongKinan Azmeh's CityBand at Sixth & IBohemian soul (Puerto Rico style) with Melogía at Bossa Bistro + LoungeThe S.O.S.Band at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club (Bethesda)Bodega with The Wants at DC9 NightclubMoein at The Warner TheatreNewmyer Flyer Presents Beatles Love Songs! at The HamiltonEric Scott Trio at Old Bowie Town Grille (Bowie)Moon Newbill at Songbyrd Vinyl LoungeInferior Brain Power / Cosmic Halitosis/ Peak Bloom at Slash RunAlms / Omen Stones / Cavern / Almost Honest at Rituals: Bar & Venue (Baltimore)Swing Underground at The Elk Room (Baltimore)Olivia and The Mates at Music on the Heights (Broadlands)Sun — February 9 DCMR Staff PicksArt Garfunkel at The Barn at Wolf Trap - Night 3 (Vienna) Rhett Miller at Black CatBlue Oyster Cult at The Birchmere (Alexandria) Hawktail at Weinberg Center for the Arts (Frederick) Vince Herman & Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon at Richmond Music Hall (Richmond) Big Something, Andy Frasco & The UN, and Kyle Ayers at The Broadberry (Richmond)Jams, Mics & SuchJazz & Verse at Busboys & Poets (Takoma Park)DC Jazz Jam's "Chilled to the Bone" w/Reginald Cyntje at The BrixtonSunday Night Jams at The Renegade (Arlington) Sparkling GemsFreddy Leighton Memorial Show at Pie Shop DCRosie Cima & WSD and Petty Indulgences at Songbyrd Vinyl LoungeSufi Qawwali at GW Jack Morton AuditoriumAcoustic Lucy - Music of The Grateful Dead at Bossa Bistro + LoungeThe Delarcos, Dot Dash, Apollo 66 at Slash RunDvořák's Cello Concerto at The Kennedy CenterFunktronics at Bump N Gring (Silver Spring)Open City & Soul Glo at Ottobar (Baltimore) Related Articles Fruition Gets Feisty at Union StageRead More Spafford Offers Weeknight Funk in 9:30 Club ReturnRead More So Glad They Made it! 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