ShowlistDC Music Notes: Wednesday 04-18-12



Articles


• Concert guides: DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda. DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop.

• Leor Galil unearths why Magrudergrind was tapped to perform on HBO’s Veep [Washington CityPaper]. If all goes according to plan, the Magrudergrind episode will air on May 20th.

• Interview: W Jacarl Melton talked to Mayer Hawthorne ahead of his show last night at the 9:30 Club [DCist].

• Interview: Metallomusikum chats with the founders of the Sweetlife Festival.

• Announced: Sonic Circuits has revealed its 2012 lineup, including the Glenn Branca Ensemble, Lydia Lunch, and David Thomas (from Rocket from the Tombs and Pere Ubu). Complete schedule will be posted soon.

• Local band news: UK house label Defected is releasing a track from Volta Bureau [Washington CityPaper].

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with a profile of October 31 and an interview with Artillery.

• CD Review: DC writer Zach Kelly on Dog Shredder‘s Brass Tactics EP [Pitchfork].

• CD Reminder: don’t sleep on Sean Born [Washington CityPaper].

• Heavy Uber Alles gives us six heavy tunes every Tuesday. This week, three of HUA’s picks pay tribute to musicians who are no longer with us.

• Here’s some different press on the new Howard Theatre: Capital Bop Zachary Oxman, the sculptor whose statue of Duke Ellington graces the front of the newly-reopened theatre.



Live Reviews


• Stephen Bradley on Caveman at the Red Palace [Washington Times].

• Brianne Nemiroff on the All-American Rejects at the 9:30 Club [TBD.com]



Contests


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Imperial Teen‘s Feel the Sound on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a signed copy of Lucero‘s Women & Work on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 4/19).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see Fiona Apple at the Warner Theatre on 6/26 (contest ends Friday 4/20 at 9 AM).
• DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to Mayhem Festival at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/29. The winner plus four runners-up will get copies of Heavy Metal Picnic on DVD (contest ends Friday 4/20 at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Hume‘s Inverse Fireworks 7″ to three winners. Winners must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Friday 4/20).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Nickelback at the Verizon Center on 4/30 (contest ends Monday 4/23).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Naked and Famous‘s Passive Me, Aggressive You on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Monday 4/23).
• 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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