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Week ahead: Andrew W.K. parties early, collaboration-crazy albums from Gorillaz and Broken Bells

Andrew WKSet your alarm for very early on Friday if you want to party with Andrew W.K. (Hyosub Shin/FTWP)

In concert: Andrew W.K. likes to party. This is well established. Will he be ready to party at 7:15 a.m. on Friday? If so, then his reputation is well-earned. That's when the annual Kegs and Eggs bash sponsored by DC101 takes place at 9:30 club. In more traditional evening shows, it's a pretty packed week as D.C. is inundated with bands on their way to Texas for SXSW. Some of our favorites include retro-rockers Free Energy (DC9, Sunday), master of funk Dam-Funk (Warehouse Loft, Saturday) and backwoods garage-punk originals Dead Moon Pierced Arrows (DC9, Wednesday). Brazilian icon Gilberto Gil is at Lisner Auditorium on Saturday while the Shamrock Fest takes over the RFK Stadium grounds on Saturday with a bizarre lineup featuring the Roots, Train, Black 47 and LMFAO.

In stores: That treasure trove of unreleased Jimi Hendrix gems, "Valleys of Neptune," is available, along with a whole bunch of other Jimi reissues. "Plastic Beach" by Gorillaz features guest spots ranging from Snoop Dogg to Mark E. Smith. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Check here for a review tomorrow. The self-titled debut from Broken Bells, another high-profile collaboration, this one between James Mercer of the Shins and producer Danger Mouse, is released. Also available tomorrow: more soaring Scottish rock from Frightened Rabbit, more psychedelia from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a greatest hits collection from Pavement.

On TV: Plenty of choices on late night TV this week so here's a pick for each day of the week. Monday: Ted Leo on "Fallon." Tuesday: Joan Jett on "Leno." Wednesday: Ryan Bingham on "Leno." Thursday: Broken Bells on "Fallon." Friday: Lily Allen on "Carson Daly." And those lovable grungers Pearl Jam will be the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."

By David Malitz  |  March 8, 2010; 5:35 PM ET
Categories:  Future days  | Tags: Andrew W.K., Broken Bells, Jimi Hendrix, Ted Leo  
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Pierced Arrows on Wednesday; not Dead Moon.

Posted by: azaghal1981 | March 8, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

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