Today’s New Releases (with locally-penned reviews)
• Animal Collective, Centipede Hz. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].
• Cat Power, Sun. Reviewed by Bill Friskics-Warren [Washington Post].
• Deerhoof, Breakup Song. Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].
• Dwele, Greater Than One. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].
• Matchbox Twenty, North. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].
• Bob Mould, Silver Age. Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post].
• Niki & the Dove, Instinct. Reviewed by ChunkyGlasses.com.
• Swans, the Seer. Reviewed by Sean Gray [DCist].
• A whole bunch of record reviews from David Hintz [DC Rock Live].
• Planning Guides: Washingtonian’s September Classical Music Preview. Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda. Wteve Kiviat’s guide to September 2012 “world” music shows.
• RIP Vance Bockis, DC punk/metal musician of the bands The Obsessed, The Factory, 9353, and Pentagram [Washington CityPaper]. Larger story by Neal Augenstein [WTOP]. We assume that The Factory’s 9/29 show with Kix at the Howard Theatre will be cancelled.
• Anne Midgette on the John Cage Centennial Festival [Washington Post]. Midgette also rounds up other Washington Post articles.
• Interview: Stephanie Williams’ Q&A with Bravenoise [DC Music Download].
• Interview: David Hintz talks to Mary Bridget Davies [DC Rock Live]. She’s starring in the musical One Night with Janis Joplin at the Arena Stage’s Kreeger Theater from September 28th to November 4th.
• Local media news: Washington Times founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon died at age 92 [DCist].
• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day was These United States, “Ever Make You Mine”.
• DCist’s music videos of the day was Hundred Waters, “Thistle”.
• Local podcasts: Hometown Sounds DC’s 9/2/12 podcast.
• Download: Akil Nadir‘s Philosopher King [Washington CityPaper].
• Abbey Road on the River at the Gaylord Resort, National Harbor, 8/30/12-9/3/12. Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].
• AM & Shawn Lee at Montserrat House, 8/30/12. Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].
• Todd Carey at Jammin’ Java, 8/13/12. Reviewed by Stephen Bradley [Washington Times].
• Magic Castles at the 9:30 Club, 8/22/12. Reviewed by Fuzzy Logic.
• One Inch Giant, Borracho, and Auroboros at DC9, 8/30/12. Live review/photos by Metal Chris [DCHeavyMetal.com].
• Rodriguez at 6th & I, 8/30/12. Photos by Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper].
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Stars‘ The North on gold vinyl (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Stealing Sheep‘s Genevieve 7″ (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Luna‘s Bewitched on vinyl (contest ends 9/6).
• Nuclear Blast is giving away tickets to see While Heaven Wept (performing with Primordial) at Empire on 9/12.
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see Gotye at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 9/30 (no indication of when this contest ends).
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