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May 9, 2011

May 9 - 15 in nightlife: Trail of Dead, James Taylor, Adele

Between Trail of Dead, Social Distortion, James Taylor, and John Waters, there will be a lot of veteran acts to go to this week. But upstarts like An Horse, Surfer Blood, and Adele will also be around. In terms of bars, Elliott's Pour House will get a little older this weekend.

On Monday, Scottie B and Cullen Staling spin at the weekly Monday night party at Metro Gallery, No Rule. 1700 N. Charles St. Free. Starts at 10 p.m.

On Tuesday, An Horse, a duo consisting of Iron On's Kate Cooper and drummer Damon Cox, perform at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. $10. 7:30 p.m. Also: R&B crooner Eric Benet will be at Rams Head Live.

On Wednesday, Texas vets Trail of Dead perform at the Ottobar. Our Q&A with lead singer Conrad Keeley is here. Expect the full interview on Wednesday morning. Also: James Taylor performs at the Hippodrome. Expect a review Thursday.

On Thursday, Mickey Free performs at the Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. $7. 8:30 p.m. Also: Adele will cry and sing for your pleasure at the 9:30 club in D.C. It's her only performance in the region.

On Friday, Adventure performs at Subterranean A, the D.C. venue with the best tumblr1432 R St. N.W. $10. Starts at 8 p.m. Also: Social Distortion, another veteran punk band, performs at Rams Head Live

On Saturday, Elliott's Pour House, 3728 Hudson St., celebrates its 5th anniversary with a block party that starts at noon. Also: At 7 p.m., John Waters signs copies of his book "Role Models" at Atomic Books

On Sunday, Florida indie rock band Fake Problems performs at Ottobar. $10. 8:30 p.m.

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Posted by Erik Maza at 12:24 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Nightlife Pocket Guide


DJ Aryes of T&A Records and the Rub is playing tonight at No Rule. Should be especially cool.

This Friday at Dionysus yours truly will be DJing there for the weekly Proper party. No cover!

Thanks for this list, but I already have a plain for this week.

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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.

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