Stuff to read:
• New venue alert! the Washington Post’s Going Out Guide gives a peek at the re-opening of Howard Theatre, located at 620 T St NW. The venue will hold between 600 (seated) and 1,000 (standing) people and is scheduled to reopen with a performance by Wale on April 9. We have their upcoming lineup posted here.
• Speaking of new venues, there are rumors of the 9:30 Club operating a music venue at The Wharf in SW [Washington Business Journal]. Construction is expected to start in late 2012 or early 2013. The WBJ also has renderings of the proposed development.
• Profile: Chris Porter on Police & Theives [Express], who are performing on Saturday 2/25 at St Stephen’s in Columbia Heights.
• Interview/Profile: Sriram Gopal on Galactic [DCist], who performs tonight at the 9:30 Club.
• Concert Preview: Allison Stewart muses on Guns N Roses‘s discography [the Washington Post]. The band (which really should be called “Axl Rose & Friends”) will play tonight at the Fillmore Silver Spring.
• Concert Preview: Katie Willmott on the Benefit Concert for DC Vote, which is tonight at DC9.
• In the market for a guitar? TBD’s Ryan Kearney has a nice profile of Atomic Music.
• What to do: DCist’s This Week in Jazz.
• Live reviews: Portlandia at the 9:30 Club reviewed by DCist’s Catherine McCarthy (who seemed to like it OK) and the Washington Post’s Dan Zak (who really, really, really DID NOT LIKE this show). The duo of Ally Schweitzer and Erica Bruce list the DC pandering at the show [Washington CityPaper].
Stuff to win:
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to Galactic at the 9:30 Club on 2/23 (contest ends today at noon)
• The Vinyl District is giving away a signed vinyl copy of All the Details by Doris (featuring Paul Adelstein of Private Practice). Winner must have a North American mailing address. (contest ends Tuesday 2/28)
• DC 50/WDCW is giving away tickets to Jim Jones with Nyemiah Supreme at U Street Music Hall on 3/5 (contest ends 3/1 at noon).