ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 03-08-12

JUST ANNOUNCED: Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks at the Verizon Center on Friday 7/27. Tickets are on sale 3/12 (AmEx presale) and 3/17 (general public).

Stuff to read:
• Just announced: the Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 4/28. The Washington CityPaper’s Jonathan Fischer has a lot to say about the festival, including commentary on last year’s festival and this year’s press release.
• Capital Bop talks about the high points of the Kennedy Center’s 2012-2013 jazz season.
Interview: Steve Kiviat talks to Ruthie Foster [Washington CityPaper] (the show was last night, but the interview is still worth reading).
• DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop.
CD Review: DC writer Joe Colly on Tyga, Careless World: Rise of the Last King [Pitchfork]
CD Review: DC writer Marc Masters on feedtime, The Aberrant Years [Pitchfork]

Audiovisual stuff:
• the Washington CityPaper encourages you to listen to Body Wishes‘ album White Chocolate if you’re in the mood for some drone.
• Look out, Obama: Marion Barry sings too (but only on his birthday). [Washington CityPaper]

Stuff to win:
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see Polyphonic Spree at 6th & I on 5/21 (contest ends today at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see Gomez at the 9:30 Club on 3/12 (contest ends Friday 3/9 at noon).
• The Vinyl District is givina away a pair of tickets to Rob Zombie, Megadeth, and Lacuna Coil at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 5/13 (contest ends Friday 3/9 at noon).
• DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to see Rammstein at 1st Mariner on 4/25 and a pair of tickets to see Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper at Jiffy Lube Live on 6/30 (contest ends Friday 3/9 at 5 PM).
• DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to Iced Earth and Warbringer at the 9:30 Club on 3/13 (contest ends Monday 3/12 at 4 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Loney Dear‘s Hall Music on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 3/13).

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