ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 05-24-12

After today, I’m Maryland DeathFest-bound! I do hope to post tomorrow’s Music Notes (with your Weekend Planner!), but it all depends on my internet access in Charm City. Stay tuned….


• Planning Guides: DCist’s This Week in Jazz. DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.

Chuck Brown news: The viewing for the Godfather of Go-Go is rumored to be at the Howard Theatre on Tuesday 5/29, with a funeral likely to follow later in the week. Reports by Mike DeBonis [Washington Post], Jonathan L Fischer [Washington CityPaper], and Martin Austermuhle [DCist]. We’ll let you know more details when they’re firm.

• More press on the additions to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry by Benjamin R Freed [DCist].

• Hey, do you hate the concept of the summer jam (and the endless arguing about which track will earn that title) as much as I do? The Washington Post’s Arts Post blog previews Chris Richards’s Sunday Style article about this year’s summer jam. Spoiler: there’s lots of talk about Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe”.

• Chris Porter on America Hearts and the singles club [Express].

• Local Listening: Hometown Sounds DC’s local video of the day is All Good Funk Alliance‘s “Slingshot Boogie”.

• Local Listening: Ugly Purple Sweater and Typefighter have covered each other’s songs [DC Music Download]. The two bands play at the Black Cat next Thursday 5/30.

• Not local music but still cool: local playwright Richard Byrne has gotten Jon Langford to compose music for his play Nero/Pseudo [Washington CityPaper]. You can hear a track at that link, and you can attend a reading of the play at Artisphere on 5/30.

• Music documentaries: The Rogers Revue reports on Music Docs at Silverdocs.

Live Reviews

• The Vinyl District on M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion 5/10-11.

• Brightest Young Things on the Barr Brothers and Kishi Bashi at the Hamilton.

• Marie Formica on Damien Jurado at the Black Cat [Brightest Young Things].


NEW Brightest Young Things is giving away a pair of tickets to Wallpaper and the Dance Party at U-Hall on 5/25 (contest ends Friday morning).
NEW Brightest Young Things is giving away a pair of tickets to Janes Addiction at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore on 8/14 (contest ends Friday at 9 AM).
• SceneTrek is giving away tickets to Yann Tiersen & Piano Chat at the 9:30 Club on 5/26 (contest ends Friday 5/25 at 3 PM).
• 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).
• Metal Injection is giving away tickets to the Rockstar Mayhem Fest featuring Slipknot, Slayer, and Motorhead at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/29 (contest ends “randomly” as the concert date approaches).
• 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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