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January 10, 2011

Janet Jackson to perform in Washington D.C. in March; plus tour news from Of Montreal, Twin Shadow, the Go! Team

Janet Jackson will perform in Washington in March, it was just announced. 

The date is part of her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal tour, her first since 2008. 

The tour finds Jackson performing from her newest greatest hits compilation CD, "Number Ones," and in smaller venues than before.

She will perform at DAR Constitution Hall on March 22. Tickets go on sale Friday.   

The complete list of tour dates are below. 

Of Montreal just announced today they will perform at Washington's 9:30 club on April 28. The Athens, Georgia psychedelic hucksters will embark on a full Spring tour later this month. Tickets have yet to go on sale.

Twin Shadow will also perform in the area soon, it was announced last week. 

The Florida-raised Brooklynite will bring his love of 80s new wave to the Ottobar on February 24 and Washington's Black Cat on April 1.

Tickets, at $10, are already on sale at Full tour dates below also. 

The British sextet the Go! Team, whose "Rolling Blackouts" is maybe the first great album of 2011, will also swing by Washington in the Spring. The group will perform at the 9:30 club on April 13. Tickets are not on sale yet.

Janet Jackson tour dates:

March 7,8 - Chicago, the Chicago Theatre
March 12 - Toronto, Centre for the Performing Arts
March 16 - Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
March 18 - New York, Radio City Music Hall
March 22 - Washington, DAR Constitution Hall
March 25,26 - Atlantic City, Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center
March 29 - Atlanta, Fox Theater
March 31 - Saint Louis, Fox Theater
April 2 - Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre
April 6 - Denver, Wells Fargo Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center
April 8 - Phoenix, Comerica Theatre
April 9 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
April 14 - Los Angeles, Gibson Amphitheatre
April 19 - San Francisco, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 22, 23 - Las Vegas, Caesars Palace


Twin Shadow tour dates (asterisk denotes shows with The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart):

Jan 11 La Sala Rossa Montreal, QC
Jan 12 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON
Jan 14 Schubas Chicago, IL
Jan 15 Motr Pub Cincinnati, OH Free Show!!!
Jan 16 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
Feb 24 Ottobar Baltimore, MD ALL AGES!
Apr 01 Black Cat Washington, DC *
Apr 02 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC * All Ages!!
Apr 04 40 Watt Club Athens, GA *
Apr 05 The EARL Atlanta, GA *
Apr 06 Bottletree Birmingham, AL *
Apr 07 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA *
Apr 08 Fitzgerald's Houston, TX *
Apr 09 Emos Austin, TX * All Ages!!
Apr 12 The VFW Santa Fe, NM *
Apr 13 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ * 21+
Apr 18 The Cellar Door Visalia, CA *
Apr 19 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA * All Ages!!
Apr 21 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR *
Apr 22 The Crocodile Seattle, WA * 21
Apr 25 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN * 21
Apr 29 Rhinos Bloomington, IN * All Ages!!
May 02 Daniel Street Milford, CT * 21
May 03 Paradise Boston, MA * 18
May 06 Webster Hall New York, NY * 18

Photo: Janet Jackson Facebook

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Posted by Erik Maza at 1:52 PM | | Comments (17)
Categories: Music News


I know the Baltmimore live-music scene isn't as big-name-heavy as DC's, but I guess I just don't understand all the coverage of their music calendar.

I would like to ask a sincere, non-snarky question: Why do you constantly post about live music in DC when the regular readers here have made it clear that we don't care to read about that topic on this blog? Anyone who wants to know about live music in DC can easily find such information from a number of other sources.

It seems to me that you're ignoring and alienating the community of readers that Sam built here with these useless posts that do nothing but suggest you are trying to hide your lack of knowledge (or interest?) in the Baltimore nightlife scene.

No one in Baltimore cares about DC Maza, other than making fun of it's pathetic football team it serves us no purpose what so ever.

I'm with Erik on this one. Compared to D.C and Philly, Bmore does not hold a candle to their national acts. I love seeing live music at 8x10, Ottobar, Recher, and the old Fletchers before it became a club. Unfortunately 1st Mariner, Merriweather, Rams Head and M&T do not always have the national acts that I want to see. Baltimore is very fortunately to be so close to D.C,Philly and even NYC where the bigger names tend to gravitate to. So quit your bitching, put down the natty boh once in a while, and step for a few minutes outside your comfort zone to catch some great live music. You'll be glad that you did.

@Jen: it's news. The blog, like the paper, covers the DMV area. If a headliner or someone worth watching comes anywhere within the coverage area, it merits a blog post.
The other thing to remember is that the blog covers daily news, and as such,
there will be the occasional items about DC because, occasionally, people from Baltimore go there for shows. On the other hand, the paper's Live section, almost exclusively covers local shows and local bands. And those stories are significantly longer than a daily blog post.
Last week's music stories were about locals J Roddy Walston and Mickey Free (see below)
There was also a nightlife guide for the week, see below, aside from loads of Baltimore-specific news, about Select Lounge (see interview with Councilman Cole), Tipsy Taxi, the upcoming Egg Babies show, and of course, the NYE party and bar guide.
So it seems to me that most readers read the blog and paper often enough to know that no, DC show news are a pretty small fraction of posts, and that whenever the DC complaint comes up, it seems to be from a couple of readers having knee-jerk "ugh DC sucks ugh" reactions. Thought I would respond because you took the time to craft a message yourself.
Thanks for reading, and hope to see you at the Midnight Sun Mixer
Roddy Walston:
Mickey Free:
NYE Party Guide:
The week in nightlife:

Yo yo yo! Don't forget me Certified beats is playing in my momma's basement this weekend! Ill be slammin da fattest beats silver spring ever herd. Matt "certified" jones! dats me yo! I gots tapes fo sale. Me n ma boy wordsmiff got da DMV buy da nutzzzzzzzzzzz!

They should have hired the guy who does BaltimoreBroTopia on Twitter instead. He's hilarious

Agreed, Foo.

I've basically given up on Maza covering our local music scene. We have a lot of great bands that are up and coming, but are never given the proper coverage. Check out shows at Noise in the Basement or Sidebar or even Sonar from time to time.

Respectfully, X

Deleting constructive criticism -especially if you have asked for it in your introduction write-up - is not a great way to keep readers, foster page views, and keep advertisers happy, sir.

Look forward to meeting you too @Stagger Lee at the Midnight Sun mixer

Sorry, can't be there as I stopped drinking/going to bars during the week. It's a resolution I intend to keep.
But good luck with it and I mean that sincerely.

I just wish you wouldn't delete posts here unless they are threatening, obscene, or slanderous/libelous. Mine was nothing of the sort.

Why did my comment get deleted? All I said was I'll be out of town and hope people write reviews about it.

Yeah, what's up with deleting the comments? I demand satisfaction!

Local music is garbage. Don't give me this "indie" BS. I'll listen to you when you get on the radio.

Just because the "don't cover DC music" crowd is loud, doesn't mean it is right. Thanks for keeping me in the loop of when my favorite artists are visiting the area.

I am interested in events in DC, so please don't presume that the snarkiest and loudest speak for the rest of the readers. I don't have time or the inclination to comment on every post I read that I enjoyed it and took something away from it.

Who says DMV? Honestly?

I've been to her concerts before and it was AWESOME… I'll probably see her again in NY on March 19.

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About Erik Maza
Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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