ShowlistDC Music Notes: Wednesday 04-25-12



Notes from Last Night


Wednesdays are always the quietest days for Music Notes; Mondays are full of weekend news, Tuesdays feature new releases, and Thursdays and Fridays start gearing up for the weekend. Wednesdays are a sort of no man’s land: not a lot of articles, very few live reviews (just look at today’s: not a single one! Now’s the time to start blogs, people, and write about stuff!).

So I feel like I should have a lot of words about the show I went to last night Chicago progressive metal trio Czar at Old Firestation #3 in Fairfax. They were seriously awesome! Unfortunately, though, an increased workload at my day job meant that I couldn’t stay for any of the other bands (Gradius and Lucid Dream played after Czar; Free Hand Arson opened the show), and for the same reason, I’ve got to wrap up this blog without a longer description of their show.



Articles


• Concert guides: DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda and This Week in Hip-Hop. Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda.

• Catch up with Louis Armstrong: Matt Schudel writes this lengthy article about the re-release of Armstrong’s National Press Club Performance [Washington Post]. The original album, “Red Beans and Rice-ly Yours: Satchmo at the National Press Club,” had a limited pressing of 300 vinyl LPs. The new release, from the Smithsonian Institution’s Folkways recording label, will be available as a compact disc, on iTunes, and from other digital sources. It marks one of Armstrong’s final performances on trumpet.

• CD Review: Mark Hensch on the Dandy WarholsThis Machine [Washington Times].

• CD Review: Marc Masters on Dylan Ettinger‘s Lifetime of Romance [Pitchfork].

• Interview/preview: We Love DC chats with Mary Alouette, who is at the Mansion at Strathmore tonight.

• Preview: The Vinyl District on FORWARD Festival.

• Listen (and watch!): NPR recorded Of Montreal live at the 9:30 Club.

• Christopher Heller reports that Memeryhouse had its equipment stolen after a show at the Black Cat last week [Washington CityPaper]. The group is working to replace its gear.

• Heavy Uber Alles brings us six heavy tunes every Tuesday.

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with profiles of Noothgrush and Archgoat.



Live Reviews


Not a single one that I could find. :-(



Contests


• Washingtonian is giving away two pair of tickets to the Sweetlife Festival. They don’t list what day the contest closes.
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Ben Kweller‘s Go Fly a Kite on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• Capital Bop is giving away a pair of tickets to the Alan Evans Trio at the U St Music Hall on Thursday 4/26 (contest ends Thursday morning 4/26).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Domino Records Zine and Flexidisc set, Smuggler’s Way. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 4/26).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to the Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 4/28 (contest ends Thursday 4/26).
• Heavy Uber Alles is giving away a pair of lawn seats to Megadeth and Rob Zombie at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 5/13 (contest ends Friday 4/27 at noon).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of I Break HorsesHearts on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 5/1).
• 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).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see 311 and Slightly Stoopid at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/28 (contest ends Sunday 7/22).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see OAR at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 8/10 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).

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