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Week ahead: Double dose of Panic, new album from Cypress Hill, Gorillaz on "Colbert"

cypress hillCypress Hill's new album comes out on 4/20. What a coincidence. Also, way to rock the curly W, B-Real! (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

By David Malitz

In concert: It's another busy week on the live music circuit. Get things started with some irresistible garage-pop courtesy of Harlem at DC9 Monday night. Tuesday is 4/20. You know what that means. If you don't, ask the dude you know with longest hair and he'll be happy to tell you. Accordingly, jam band faves Widespread Panic will be at Constitution Hall Warner Theatre. (They'll be there Wednesday as well.) Also, Disco Biscuits will be at 9:30 club and we can only hope the club staff is ready for that one. Elvis Costello, one of the finest pop craftsmen of the past 50 years, performs at Warner Theatre Thursday with his latest backing band the Sugarcanes. In other news, Owl City will be at Constitution Hall. Friday's various offerings include stellar Swedish folkie The Tallest Man on Earth, stirring soul singer Mavis Staples at Kennedy Center and Jakob Dylan with Neko Case and Kelly Hogan at 9:30 club. We like those options a bit better than Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars at Bender Arena. Missed out on tickets to Saturday's sold-out Hot Chip/The xx show at 9:30 club? Pacific Northwest rockers with lovable young U.K. trio Let's Wrestle opening at Black Cat is a fine backup plan. And Sunday's massive Climate Rally on the National Mall features the likes of John Legend, Sting, the Roots, Passion Pit, Booker T and Patrick Stump.

In stores: A pair of country legends -- Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard -- release new ones tomorrow. We'll have the reviews here. Also look for write-ups on new albums from piano man Rufus Wainwright, party starters Ozomatli and psych recluse Roky Erickson with Okkervil River. Back to that 4/20 thing - of course that's the date the new Cypress Hill album drops. North Carolina hip-hop group Little Brother releases "Left Back." Indie-pop stalwarts Apples In Stereo played a fun show - while dressed in spacesuits - last night at Rock and Roll Hotel and their new one, "Travellers in Space and Time" is out Tuesday. Local trio Medications releases "Completely Removed" on Dischord and if my Twitter feed is to be believed, it's fantastic. And there's a bounty from Merge Records tomorrow, both new (a full-length from psych-dance-pop genius Caribou and an EP from our old faves Wye Oak) and old (deluxe vinyl reissue of Magnetic Fields "69 Love Songs" and reissues of three Destroyer albums, including 2001's Streethawk: A Seduction, only my No. 2 album of the 2000s).

On TV: In our continuing series of "new wave and post-punk bands on late night TV" - previously featuring Liquid Liquid, PiL and the Specials - this week we bring you Devo on "Kimmel" Tuesday night. "Leno" really runs the gamut this week -- Phoenix (Monday) and Maxwell (Thursday), but also Smashing Pumpkins (Tuesday) and Creed (Friday). Other notables: Broken Social Scene Thursday on "Letterman," Corinne Bailey Rae Wednesday on "Ferguson" and Gorillaz Thursday on "The Colbert Report," whatever that will entail.

By David Malitz  |  April 19, 2010; 5:00 PM ET
Categories:  Future days  | Tags: Cypress Hill, Gorillaz, Widespread Panic  
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Umm, Widespread Panic is at the Warner, not DAR...

Posted by: EricS2 | April 20, 2010 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Good lookin' out, EricS2! We can always count on the regulars to stay on top of things...

Posted by: DavidMalitz | April 20, 2010 2:25 AM | Report abuse

Damn homes, you must not have listened to a lot of albums in the 2000s. SNAP!

Posted by: agl132 | April 20, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

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