ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 05-18-12


Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning Guides
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• DCist’s This Week In Jazz.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• TBD on bands playing this weekend who have played DC already this year.
• Smithsonian’s Events Around the Mall.

Tonight – Friday May 18
• CD Review: Justin Townes Earle: Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now – Reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post]. Perfoming at the Birchmere tonight; at Rams Head Tavern on Sunday.
• CD Review: Astra Via: Folie a Deux – Reviewed by Moira E McLaughlin [Washington Post]. Perfoming at the Black Cat.
• Interview/preview: Marie Gullard on Dallas Brass. Tonight at Strathmore.

Saturday May 19
• CD Review: Last Tide: Lost To Memory – Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. Perfoming at the Black Cat. Performing with Fire and the Wheel, whose Donny Potter was interviewed by Fuzzy Logic.
• Interview/preview: Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie talks to Kingsley Flood. Performing at the U Street Music Hall.
• Interview/preview: Chris Richards talks to Baltimore’s Dope Body [Washington Post]. At the Coward Shoe Building (322 Howard St in Baltimore).
• Interview/preview: M.M. Zonoozy talks to Penguin Prison [Brightest Young Things], who are performing at the Rock & Roll Hotel.

Sunday May 20

Monday May 21
• Interview/article: David Malitz on Chuck Prophet [Washington Post]. At the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis.

Tuesday May 22
• CD Review: Meshuggah: Koloss – Reviewed by Catherine P Lewis [Washington Post]. Perfoming at the Fillmore Silver Spring.

Wednesday May 23
• CD Review: the Big Sleep: Nature Experiments – Reviewed by Brandon Weigel [Washington Post]. Perfoming at the Rock & Roll Hotel with Maps and Atlases.


• More on Chuck Brown: We rounded up a lot of links yesterday, and here are more:
        – Benjamin R Freed on the Chuck Brown send-off outside the Howard Theatre on Wednesday night [DCist]. Marcus J Moore covers the same event, with video [Washington CityPaper]. And another video [also Wash CP]. The Howard Theatre wrote up the event (with photos) on its blog.
        – Martin Austermuhle on Vincent Gray and Marion Barry’s comments about Brown’s upcoming funeral [DCist].
        – David Malitz pulls out a bunch of Chuck Brown articles from the Washington Post archives. (We linked to some of these yesterday; some are new.)
        – The Smithsonian’s blog has a nice article about Chuck Brown’s presence at the Smithsonian.
        – Hometown Sounds DC has a few Chuck Brown videos.
        – the Washington Post’s Style Blog has a lengthy list of ways to honor the Godfather of Go-Go [Washington Post].
        – Maura Judkis lists artists who have sampled Chuck Brown’s music (with tons and tons of sound clips!), including Nelly, Beyonce, and Eve [Washington Post].
        – the Washington Post’s Editorial Board on Chuck Brown making DC a more joyous place [Washington Post].
        – Jenna Johnson talks to GWU president Steven Knapp, who played with Chuck Brown at GWU’s alumni weekend last September [Washington Post].
        – Jennifer Lohmanns collected her favorite Chuck Brown interview videos [DC Music Download].
        – DC Music Live compiles reactions to Chuck Brown’s death on twitter.
        – Here’s a statement from Brown’s family (and a note about a possible tribute show) [Washington CityPaper].
        – the Washington CityPaper is looking for photos of you and Chuck Brown.
        – Mike Madden remembers getting a shout-out at a 2001 Chuck Brown concert [Washington CityPaper].
        – Marcus J Moore captures artists like Phonte, Raheem DeVaughn, and Tabi Bonney paying tribute to Chuck Brown [Washington CityPaper].

• Disco queen Donna Summer passed away yesterday. Chris Richards found this 1978 Washington Post profile on the singer, written by Jacqueline Trescott [Washington Post]. Mark Luckie compiles Summer’s biggest YouTube hits.

• Baltimore-based director John Waters was hitchhiking this week and was picked up by Here We Go Magic [DCist]. Today, Here We Go Magic’s bassist Jen Turner talked to DCist about the experience.

• Headed to Maryland DeathFest? Check out Metal Chris’s thorough Maryland Deathfest X Survival Guide []. Also has a lot of tips and info for anyone headed to Baltimore for a concert, not just MDF.

• Local venue news: The Washington Post’s Going Out Guide takes a peek inside the Birchmere‘s new Flex Stage, which is opening June 1st.

• Local band news: Power metal band Division has a new bassist….their 1997-2005 bassist Dan Plunkett.

• Ryan Little on Numero Group’s reissues of engineer Robert Hosea Williams‘s soul recordings in the 1970s [Washington CityPaper].

Silo Halo‘s midwestern tour diary, days 6 and 7 [DCist].

• Listen: Arborea stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Interview: Ramon Ramirez talks to Nick Waterhouse, who performed last night at 6th & I. [Washington CityPaper].

• CD Review: Orange Goblin: A Eulogy for the Damned – Reviewed by Heavy Uber Alles.

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with an interview with Tatsu Mikami of Church of Misery.

Live Reviews

• Patrick Foster on M. Ward at the 9:30 Club [Washington Post].

• Anne Midgette on Andreas Delfs, Nelson Freire, and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

• We Love DC on R. Ring at DC9 on 5/15.

• Travis Andrews on Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].

• Andy Johnson on Here We Go Magic at the Black Cat [Brightest Young Things].


• SceneTrek is giving away tickets to Class Actress at the Rock & Roll Hotel on 5/19 (contest ends today at 3 PM).
• Brightest Young Things is giving away tickets to Nicki Minaj at DAR Constitution Hall on 7/21 (we assume this one ends today, although they don’t really say).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Electric Guest‘s Mondo on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 5/23).
• 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).
NEW 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Monday 03-12-12

Stuff to read:
• Have you heard live opera at the Court House metro? Katherine Boyle has an article/interview with countertenor Hisham Breedlove, who busks at the Metro. Of course, no story about busking at a Metro station would be complete without mentioning the 2007 story of Joshua Bell playing his Stradivarius at L’Enfant Plaza (an article which has been read more times than Bell earned tips that morning– a fact which is also mentioned a lot when talking about Metro buskers).
• Washington Post pop critic Chris Richards is retiring the paper’s Click Track blog. Richards will now post on the Style Blog, and David Malitz will post on the Going Out Guide blog. And, of course, we’ll still round up the Post’s musical writings here on Music Notes.
• If you haven’t heard enough about SXSW before the festival has even started, then check out Justin Moyer‘s series at the Washington CityPaper, “Edie Sedgwick goes to SXSW”: Day 1 + Day 2 + Day 3.
• Want to get college credit for talking about Lady Gaga? At the University of Maryland, you can. The school is offering a new seminar called “Advanced Special Topics in Women’s Studies: Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj: Gender and Spectacular Consumption”, the Diamondback reports.
• Blast from the past: Timothy S. Robinson at the Washington Post dug up the Post’s July 1971 obituary of Jim Morrison.
• DC writer Zach Kelly on Matthewdavid‘s Jewelry [Pitchfork].
• Live Reviews: Dave McKenna on the Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys at the Verizon Center [Washington Post] (FYI: [N]o combo that has songs as great as “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor” should ever be this bland. Ouch.) Stephen Brookes on a performance of the younger Bach‘s work at the Library of Congress [Washington Post]. Cecelia Porter on the NSO‘s “Hungarian Dances” program at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

Audiovisual stuff:
Real Estate played a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR’s DC office.

Stuff to win:
• is giving away a pair of tickets to Iced Earth and Warbringer at the 9:30 Club on 3/13 (contest ends today at 4 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Loney Dear‘s Hall Music on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 3/13).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Red Hot Chili PeppersI’m With You on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 3/15).

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