Concerts this Week By Nina Goodman / March 9, 2020 Top pick of the week is the funky, electrifying, genre-defying artist Sudan Archives who plays Union Stage on Wednesday night. Photo by Alex Black. Week Of: March 9 — March 15, 2020Summary: Hands On Ears Only Check out the bold DC scene— 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. UPDATE: Hi, DMV loves. Some (but not all) of the shows listed below have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. Please contact the venue directly to keep up on the status shows.As many of our favorite artists are full-time musicians whose income is dependent on performing live, let's consider other ways we can support them during this challenging time, including:purchasing their music and merch onlinechecking in to let them know they are appreciatedasking how to best support them as shows are being cancelledBe safe out there and to keep up with the latest information, please check the CDC website. Mon — March 9 DCMR Staff PicksThe Light is the Same: Celebrating Women Composers at The Kennedy CenterDestroyer, Nap Eyes at Black CatEnter the Haggis w/s/g/ The Pigeon Kings at Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)Jams, Mics & SuchOpen Blues Jam w/ Linwood, Westcott & You! at JV's (Falls Church)JAMetropolis 2 at Epicure Café (Fairfax) Sparkling GemsNatural Velvet • Cindy Cane • HNRY FLWR • Aertex at SongbyrdWIRE at Union StageHerb Scott (Alto Sax) at 8p and 10p at Blues AlleySteve Swell Quartet at Rhizome DCClever Girls | Honey Cutt at Songbyrd Vinyl LoungeTue — March 10 DCMR Staff PicksCrystal Bowersox at City Winery DCAn Intimate Eve of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash at The Birchmere (Alexandria)The Districts at 9:30 Club Moonshine Society at JV's (Falls Church)Dead Kennedys at The NorVA (Norfolk) Jams, Mics & SuchGordon Sterling Presents: The People's Jam at Pie Shop DC Trifling Tuesday 3yr Anniversary Party at The Wonderland BallroomTuesday Night Jam at Marx CafeOpen Mic at Sauf Haus Open Mic at Settle Down Easy Brewing (Falls Church)Acoustic Open Mic and Musician Jam Tuesdays at Dive BarSparkling GemsAli Barter / Emperor Plum at SongbyrdHalo Wheeler on Millennium Stage FREE at The Kennedy CenterGeorge Burton's Reciprocity (Piano) "Album Release Party" at 8p or 10p at Blues AlleyWed — March 11 DCMR Staff PicksSudan Archives at Union StageDead Kennedys with D.O.A. at 9:30 Club Dior Ashley Brown and Flotus Band FREE at The Millenium Stage at The Kennedy CenterCrystal Bowersox at The Tin Pan (Richmond) Celine Dion at Capital One ArenaJams, Mics & SuchGood Vibes Jam ft. 1identity at 7DrumCityCapitol Hill Jazz Jam at Mr. Henry'sOpen Mic at Spacylounge DCOpen Mic with Alex The Red Parez aka El Rojo Hosting at Rhodeside Grill (Arlington) Sparkling GemsDon Fredrick, Humbalaya, and Bluewreck at Pie Shop DCCollective Shows Presents STOUT LIVE in concert at Takoma Station (Takoma Park)Lotion Princess with Jake Sherman Release Show at DC9 NightclubMarshall Keys & Soulful Path "A tribute to Billy Strayhorn" at 8p and 10p at Blues AlleyRiley Knoxx: An Illusion of Queen Bey at City Winery DCDavid Bertrand Quartet at Twins JazzMike Richards at The RenegadeShing02 & The Chee-Hoos: A Tribute to Nujabes at U Street Music HallThu — March 12 DCMR Staff PicksStephen Marley Acoustic Soul With Mystic Marley at The Howard TheatreAlgiers, Hammered Hulls, Light Beams at Black CatThe Mauskovic Dance Band / Time is Fire at Songbyrd - CANCELLEDThe Minks w/ Twin Brothers Band at Pearl Street WarehouseJams, Mics & SuchProjectHERA Ladies' Night: Open Mic & Networking at Songbyrd The Dew Drop Jam with Option Paralysis & Mistress Tigers & OM at The Dew Drop Inn DCRun Come Play Open Mic Night at Maryland Meadworks (Hyattsville)Sparkling GemsData Recovery Project EP Release Party with Allthebestkids, The Watch, DJ Cody Valentine at Public Bar LiveThe 9 Songwriter Series at Hill Country DCYumi Zouma w/ Magdalena Bay at DC9 Nightclub Mary Men w/ Louder Messy & Chicx Guapx at 7DC's The PocketClarence Ward III & Dat Feel Good Live at Jojo'sThe Hall Monitors w/ Teen Cobra - free throwback show! at Quarry House Tavern (Silver Spring)La Unica (Latin/Irish rock) at The RenegadeOso Oso + Prince Daddy &; The Hyena + Just Friends + Sincere Engineer at Union StageCelebrate Irish Immigration to the USA with Cumbia at Bossa Bistro + LoungeDanube Sessions at The Green ZoneFunktronics at New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt)Peaer, Strange Ranger & Waldo Disc at Joe Squared (Baltimore)Horse Lords Record Release Show with special guest Rest at Ottobar (Baltimore)Fri — March 13 DCMR Staff PicksThe Motet & TAUK at 9:30 ClubKRS-One at The Howard TheatreKronos Quartet // Terry Riley's Sun Rings at GWUDweezil Zappa: Hot Rats Live! + Other Hot Stuff 1969 at The Hamilton Finals! 2020 Charm City Bluegrass Festival Battle of the Bands at The 8x10 (Baltimore) Aoife O'Donovan at Wolf Trap (Vienna) An Evening with Better Off Dead at Pearl Street Warehouse South Hill Banks, Travers Brothership at The Vanguard (Hampton) Broken Arrow: A Tribute To Neil Young at The State Theatre (Falls Church)Jams, Mics & Such2nd Annual Baltimore Old Time Music Festival at Creative Alliance (Baltimore)Jazz Doodle Jam! Jason Moran & Bandwagon + Mo Willems at The REACH at The Kennedy CenterJtown Jamz at Wollam Gardens (Jeffersonton) Sparkling GemsFXCK SXSW: A Local Showcase at Black Cat at Black CatNatalie Brooke / Elizabeth II / Pleasure Train at Pie Shop DC Squirrel Flower / Cedric Noel at Songbyrd Hallelujah The Hills, Gauche, Boston Cream at 7DC's The PocketIn Process - contemporary songs of peace, freedom, and justice at Carroll CafeLyuti Chushki at Bossa Bistro + LoungeCurse, Bricks, Lohesh, Aether & Pillars Of The Elves at The WhyteStone Creative Outcrop (College Park)SOB x RBE at Union StageBlack Techno Matters: Baronhawk Poitier, Outputmessage, Diyanna at Union StageMandy Brown & Tatiana Loisha: Flora & Fauna at St. Columba's Episcopal ChurchCafetín de Buenos Aires at Embassy of Argentina in the United StatesTruth Cult/Asesinato/Ztuped/OCMB at SongbyrdCountry Singer Kimberly Atwood at Dive BarGDSC Presents - The Bends (25th Anniversary) at The Ugly MugLittle Red and the Renegades play Friday the Thirteenth is your Lucky Day Party at HaydeesOrchestra Praževica and The Yehla Collective in Concert at 10701 Georgetown Road (Rockville)Toby Lightman at Jammin' Java (Vienna)Sat — March 14 DCMR Staff PicksInfusion - A Bengali-Western Fusion Concert at the The State Theater (Falls Church) The Floozies w/s/g SunSquabi, Defunk at Rams Head Live (Baltimore) Nathaniel Rateliff at The Anthem Jams, Mics & SuchJazz Doodle Jam! Jason Moran & Bandwagon + Mo Willems at The REACH at The Kennedy CenterIreland Celebration at The Wharf with Scythian - Ireland on The Wharf Afterparty at Pearl Street Warehouse Sparkling Gems10 Yr Anniversary Pi Day Blowout Ft. Jah Works, Shagwüf & more! at Pie Shop DCTired All The Time / Ménage À Garage / Cherry Ames at 7DC's The PocketKinobe! Concert & Social Drum Circle at Seekers ChurchSarod and Tabla Concert with Soumya Chakraverty and Debu Nayak at Gandhi Memorial Center (Bethesda)Kath Bloom at Normal's Books & Records (Baltimore)LOIDE at Jojo'sCamila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra (part of Direct Current) at The REACH at The Kennedy CenterDanielle Nicole at Pearl Street WarehouseCourageous Me - Stories & Songs Concert benefiting The Pulmonary Hypertension Foundation featuring Michelle Lockey w/s/g Jill Koshiol, Jen and Dave Hawley at Seneca Creek Community Church (Gaithersburg) Hunny / Bay Faction / Mundy's Bay at SongbyrdAtlas Presents Jazz: Jamie Baum & Short Stories at Atlas Performing Arts CenterThe Mastersons Album Release at Hill Country DCTracy Hamlin at City Winery DCPeter Collins at City Winery DCDC Ambiance - An Evening Of Gypsy Jazz at HaydeesArabesque: Marouan Benabdallah at Library of Congress Coolidge AuditoriumThalea String Quartet with Michelle Cann, piano at Dumbarton ConcertsFriends of Pluto at The Wonderland BallroomAyreheart with special guest John Seay at Edith May's Paradise (Jessup)Saint Paddy's Day party with Shorty Slim at Madam's Organ Blues BarForms of Expression play St. Patrick's Day Parade After Party at Old Towne Sports Pub (Manassas)Sun — March 15 DCMR Staff PicksSturgill Simpson w/s/g Tyler Childers at The Anthem Sturgill + Tyler Fan Meetup Pre-Party feat. Bobby Thompson (in Tap Room) at Union StageTony Bennett w/s/g Antonia Bennett at Strathmore (Bethesda)Papadosio at The Broadberry (Richmond) Jams, Mics & SuchDMP Spring Chorus: Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at Purple PatchCarnaval Afternoon: Ressaca Carnaval at The Brazilian-American Cultural CenterA Love Bazaar: March 2020 Edition at City Winery DCDrumming for Wellness Classes at Shamanic Empowerment Center (Greenbelt)Multiflora Productions Presents: My Beautiful Girma (film) at Suns Cinema Sparkling GemsDuke Ellington's Songs for Sacred Concerts at Gaston Hall at Georgetown UniversityThe Messthetics w/POA - Matinee at Quarry House Tavern (Silver Spring)Too-Rye-Ay featuring Ted Leo at City Winery DCUniform + The Body at Black CatThe Escape Artist *EP Release* / Stay / Regrown / Collider at Pie Shop DCKristin Callahan at Alice's Jazz & Cultural Society - CANCELLEDJazz in the Basement: Steve Arnold, Sarah Hughes & Angel Bethea at Watha T. Daniel-Shaw LibraryTia Gostelow | Stray Fossa at SongbyrdKath Bloom | Amanda Glasser at Songbyrd Music House & Record CafeHorse Lords / Model Home at Rhizome DCAn Evening of Irish Music with Jim Fay at Marx CafeSunday Kind of Love featuring Alexis Smithers & Jenari Mitchell at Busboys & PoetsJeff Plankenhorn at The O Museum in The MansionThe Izmirlian Quartet Featuring Harry Appelman at Twins JazzThe Power of Spirituals: Concert at National United Methodist ChurchKlezmer Music and Dance Workshop at Adas Israel - CANCELLEDBeethoven at 250, Part II at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Related Articles Elizabeth II Releases Bite My NeckRead More TAUK Rocks Richmond to the Core at The Broadberry [Photos]Read More Skydiver Celebrate EP Release at Pie Shop DCRead More The Motet Brings The Rocky Mountain High to VirginiaRead More Interview with Elizabeth II – Performing 6/2 At The All-Female Led Radiohead Tribute/Benefit ShowRead More The Force is Strong with TAUK at Debut Headlining 9:30 Club ShowRead More ‘Taz’ Niederauer Highlights A Magical Weekend at Sweetwater 420 FestRead More The Motet Headlines Non-Stop Dance Party at 9:30 ClubRead More Skaii and 1 Identity Rock Bossa Bistro [Audio]Read More Dior Ashley Brown Wows Gypsy Sally’s Jam [Video]Read More Relive DC’s Weekend with The Disco Biscuits and TAUK [FULL Audio, Photo, Video]Read More TAUK + The Southern Belles rage the Charleston Pourhouse on December 28, 2017Read More Listen Haven't heard of one the of the artists listed above? 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