ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 09-04-12

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

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].

Live Reviews

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 [].

Rodriguez at 6th & I, 8/30/12. Photos by Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper].


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of StarsThe 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Monday 05-14-12


• Planning Guides: DC Music Download’s Weekday Hits.

• Washington CityPaper published its Summer Music Guide last week, but here’s an addendum that we didn’t link to initially: Steve Kiviat’s guide to Global Music to see in DC this summer [Washington CityPaper].

• Interview: Valerie Paschall talks to Black Clouds [DCist].

• Preview/Interview: Nancy Dunham on the Cranberries [Washington Examiner]. Tonight at the 9:30 Club.

• This show happened this weekend, but you might be interested to read Siriam Gopal on Terri Lyne Carrington [DCist].

• This show also already happened, but perhaps you’d like to read part two of the chat between Ross Hurt from Black Clouds and Brian Porter of Imperial China [The Vinyl District]. part one ran last week.

• Listen: DC Music Download’s Local Listening Booth for this week.

• Watch: University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra performs Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” [Washington Post / video]. Anne Midgette had reviewed the performance last week.

• Anne Midgette on the Virginia Chamber Orchestra‘s Claude Debussy premieres this weekend [Washington Post].

Live Reviews

• Dave McKenna on the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Verizon Center on 5/10 [Washington Post].

• David Malitz on Doug Aitken’s “Song 1: A Happening” at the Hirshhorn – featuring No Age, Oneohtrix Point Never, Animal Collective’s Geologist, Nicolas Jaar, and High Places [Washington Post].

• Metal Chris on the Heritage Hunter Tour (Opeth, Mastodon, and Ghost) at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 5/9 [].

• Emily Yahr on Josh Gracin at the Cancun Cantina [Washington Post]. (The text on this one doesn’t seem to load; we’ll try to find a better link if the problem doesn’t rectify itself.)

• Joe Banno on pianist Andre Watts joining the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a Rachmaninoff concerto [Washington Post]. (no text here either….)

• Joe Banno also reviewed the Philadelphia Orchestra at Strathmore [Washington Post], and there’s also no text on this one.


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Keane‘s Strangeland on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 5/17).
• 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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