ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 04-03-12



Today’s New Releases (with local reviews)


Fat Trel: Nightmare on E Street – Reviewed by Joe Colly [Washington CityPaper] and Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].

the Lumineers: the Lumineers – Reviewed by Timothy Bracy [the Washington Post]. the Lumineers perform at Jammin’ Java on 4/22.

Nicki Minaj: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post] and Andrew Leahey [Washington Times]

Rascal Flatts: Changed – Reviewed by Elizabeth Nelson [Washington Post] and Andrew Leahey (scroll down) [Washington Times]. Rascal Flatts performs at Jiffy Lube Live on 6/23.



Articles


• Local band news: Deleted Scenes signs to Park the Van Records [Washington CityPaper]. The label has released works by Dr. Dog, the Spinto Band, and Generationals, among others. The hope is to release another Deleted Scenes album in 2013, says bassist Matt Dowling, and now the band has the space to focus primarily on its artistic activities. “We realized that everything is out of our hands,” he says of the band’s career aspirations. “Now we’re in more capable hands.”

• Jacqueline Trescott on the Smithsonian’s Jazz Appreciation Month [Washington Post].

• Anne Midgette on awards for opera singers [Washington Post]. [T]he Marian Anderson Award is welcome news: one of those lovely awards, like the Richard Tucker Award or the MacArthur Foundation’s fellowships, that you don’t even apply for, but simply learn, one day, that you have received. It’s been given since 1989, first annually, then every three years, and finally settled down to a biennial rhythm. And this year’s recipient, the Kennedy Center has announced, is the mezzo-soprano J’nai Bridges. Her prize: $15,000, and a recital in the Terrace Theater on September 10th, which, as part of the Millennium Stages series, will be streamed live and archived on the Web.

• Interview: Nancy Dunham chats with Kevin Costner [Washington Examiner], who’s at Strathmore on Thursday.

• Covered: Wild Flag takes on Fugazi‘s “Margin Walker” [Washington CityPaper]

• Christopher Porter on reunion sounds, including Black Tambourine [Express].

• DC Writer news: Congratulations to Marc Masters, who is now a Contributing Editor at Pitchfork.



Live Reviews


• Everyone has something to say about Bruce Springsteen at the Verizon Center: David Malitz [Washington Post], Matthew Siblo [DCist], and Chris Klimek [Washington CityPaper].

• Mike Paarlberg on Midori with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra at Schlesinger Concert Hall [Washington CityPaper].

• Stephanie Taylor on Patti LaBelle at Strathmore [the Rogers Revue].

• Joan Reinthaler on the Kennedy Center Chamber Players at the KenCen’s Terrace Theater [Washington Post].



Contests


• The Vinyl District is giving away a signed copy of Rufus Wainwright‘s Out of the Game. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Donovan Quinn‘s Honky Tonk Medusa on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
NEW DCHeavyMetal is giving away a pair of tickets to see Onslaught and MPire of Evil at the U Street Music Hall on 4/8 (contest ends Friday 4/6 at 5 PM).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see KISS and Motley Crue at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/20 (contest ends Friday 4/6).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Nirvana‘s Incesticide on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Friday 4/6).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The VespersThe Fourth Wall on vinyl. Winner must havae a North American mailing address (contest ends Monday 4/9).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Creed at the Warner Theatre on 4/24 (contest ends Sunday 4/15).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Nickelback at the Verizon Center on 4/30 (contest ends Monday 4/23).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Marilyn Manson at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 5/1 (contest ends Sunday 4/1).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to the sold-out Radiohead show at the Verizon Center on 6/3 (contest ends Sunday 5/27).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Dave Matthews Band at Jiffy Lube Live on 6/16 (contest ends Sunday 6/3).

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