First off, a few weeks ago a friend told me about the website Fool's Night Out. The website features a pretty extensive calendar of roots music related concerts and festivals in the D.C. area. Plus, it lists some events the site's creator, Scott Mitchell, deems worthy of travel. Check the site out when you have the chance.
Second, the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore) played a two night stand at the Birchmere last week. I didn't catch either of the shows, so I don't have a review. But, you can read a Country Stanard Time article about the Flatlanders and their latest CD here.
Finally, over the past few days, the Washington Nationals have been the best eight inning team in baseball. They've blown ninth innning leads in three stright games, leading to the bullpen being blown up after yesterday's game. Read all about it on the Washington Post's Nationals Journal here.