October 17 - October 23 in nightlife: J. Cole, Double Dagger, Jackson Browne
Double Dagger promo shot (Handout)
On Monday, the Smashing Pumpkins play a sold-out 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. , Washington. 7 p.m. Tickets had been going for $55. Also: Stuart Schuffman will host a dance party and a reading of his new book, "Young, Broke & Beautiful: Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to Living Cheaply," at the Get Down. 7 p.m. Free, though donations are encouraged.
On Tuesday, young New York band The Pains of Being Young at Heart will perform at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. 8 p.m. $15. And: while they're here, some Baltimore bands will be driving up to New York for CMJ Music Marthon. Later this week, we'll have a round-up of those bands just like we did for SXSW.
On Wednesday, Weird Al will appear at the Warner Theater, 513 13th Street N.W. , in Washington. 8 p.m. $39.50.He is promoting new album "Alpocalypse," which became his highest charting album to date, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.
On Thursday, the new Baltimore Soundstage will host its biggest headliner yet, the rapper J. Cole, who has just released his highly anticipated debut, "Cole World." 124 Market Place. 6 p.m. $29.
On Friday, Double Dagger play their last show at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. The band said in September they were breaking up after nine years. 9 p.m. A ridiculously cheap $8. We'll have an interview with the band later this week.
On Saturday, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne returns to Baltimore, this time playing the Lyric, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. The last time he played Baltimore resulted in a lawsuit against Live Nation. 8 p.m. $69.35. We will have a review afterward. Also: one of the most anticipated bands at CMJ, Zola Jesus, will continue their Fall tour with a stop at the Ottobar. 8 p.m. $12.
On Sunday, guitarist Susan Alcorn and Dave Ballou, John Berndt, and Lafayette Gilchrist perform at 2640, 2640 St. Paul Street, for "an evening of spontaneous collaborations." 8 p.m. $5-$10 donation requested.