• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• DCist’s This Week in Jazz.
• Brightest Young Things’ best weekend bets.
• TBD’s guide to this weekend’s shows at Artomatic.
Maryland DeathFest is the big event this weekend, Friday/Saturday/Sunday at Sonar in Baltimore. Lots and lots and lots of press on this:
• Chris Porter has a preview of the festival [Washington Post Express], with quotes from Metal Chris (DCHeavyMetal.com), Bob Lugowe (Relapse Records), and Chris Moore (Magrudergrind, DOC, and Coke Bust).
• Metal Chris from DCHeavyMetal.com has an excellent and thorough MDF Survival Guide.
• Kim Kelly wants you to know that metalheads are people too [NPR].
• NPR also has this preview with audio samples, titled “It’s Gonna Get Sweaty”.
• Wesley Case profiles the festival and talks to MDF co-creator Evan Harting [Baltimore Sun].
• Baltimore blogger Metallomusikum has been profiling every band playing the festival; you can read those on her blog here. She’s also got some video of Hellbastard, who are her houseguests for the weekend.
• Ian Christe lists 10 Dark Horse Bands to check out at Deathfest [Noisecreep].
• Invisible Oranges has a MDF guide.
Tonight – Friday May 25
• Emily Cary on Garrison Keillor‘s Prairie Home Companion [Washington Examiner]. Tonight at Wolf Trap.
• Article/interview: Marie Gullard talks to Karla Chisholm [Washington Examiner]. Performing at Blues Alley.
• How well do you know Drake‘s twitter account? Washington Post Express has a quiz. Performing at the Verizon Center.
• CD Review: Rocky Votolato: Television of Saints – Reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. Performing at the Red Palace.
Saturday May 26
• Article/interview: Stephen M Deusner talks to Yann Tiersen [Washington Post Express]. Performing at the 9:30 Club.
• Article/interview: Jason Isbell, interviewed by Rudi Greenberg [Washington Post Express] and by Nancy Dunham [Washington Examiner]. Performing at the Rams Head Tavern at 1 PM.
• Article/interview: Marie Gullard on the BSO and Baltimore Choral Arts Society‘s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth [Washington Examiner]. At Strathmore.
Sunday May 27
• Preview: Marcus J Moore on Afrika Bambaataa [Washington CityPaper]. Moore also interviewed him [Wash CP again]. At the U St Music Hall.
• Article/interview: Jason Isbell, interviewed by Rudi Greenberg [Washington Post Express] and by Nancy Dunham [Washington Examiner]. Performing at the Mansion on O Street [2020 O St NW, WDC].
• CD Review: Jess Klein: Behind a Veil – Reviewed by Catherine P Lewis [Washington Post]. Performing at IOTA.
• CD Review: Great Lake Swimmers: New Wild Everywhere – Reviewed by Dan Miller [Washington Post]. Performing at the Rock & Roll Hotel.
Monday May 28
• Go to Artomatic!
Thursday May 31
• CD Review: Erik Deutsch: Demonio Teclado – Reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post]. Performing at Bohemian Caverns on U St.
• CD Review: Simone Felice: Simone Felice – Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. Performing at the Hamilton.
• Chuck Brown‘s viewing will be on Tuesday at the Howard Theatre (11 AM to 10 PM), with a funeral on Thursday at the Washington Convention Center starting at noon. More from Hamil R Harris [Washington Post], Jonathan L Fischer [Washington CityPaper], and Benjamin Freed [DCist].
• Speaking of Chuck Brown, the godfather of go-go is the cover feature of the Washington CityPaper this week. this page rounds up all the articles.
• We warned you about this article yesterday: Chris Richards on the 2012 summer jam [Washington Post]. If that’s not enough summer jam action for you, the Post also has a gallery of summer jams from the last decade.
• Local listening: Hometown Sounds DC’s local video of the day is America Hearts‘s “A Whole Lotta Love” (not a Led Zeppelin cover!).
• Local listening: Lindsay Zoladz on Teen Mom‘s song “You and Me” [Washington CityPaper].
• We’ve posted these along the way, but Anne Midgette rounds up the classical reviews in the Washington Post.
• The show was last night, but here’s Philip Runco’s interview with Black Dice [Brightest Young Things].
• We Love DC on Black Hills at the Black Cat on 5/23.
• Erica Bruce’s photos of Garbage at the 9:30 Club [Washington CityPaper].
• Stephen Bradley on James Morrison at the 9:30 Club [Washington Times].
• Farrah Skeiky on the Adicts at the Rock & Roll Hotel [Brightest Young Things].
• Alan Pyke on the Donkeys at the Black Cat [Brightest Young Things].
• SceneTrek is giving away tickets to Yann Tiersen & Piano Chat at the 9:30 Club on 5/26 (contest ends today at 3 PM).
• NEW Brightest Young Things is giving away a pair of tickets to see the Dandy Warhols at the 9:30 Club (BYT gives absolutely no indication of when this contest ends).
• 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).
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to the Dandy Warhols at the 9:30 Club (contest ends Tuesday 5/29 at 9 AM).
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away an autographed copy of the Gossip‘s A Joyful Noise on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 5/31).
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Choice of Weapon on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Friday 6/1).
• 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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