• Yesterday we rounded up a few articles on Listen Local First DC‘s issue with WMATA’s open call for musicians (not paid!) to audition to perform outside of metro stops. The Washington CityPaper reports from the auditions on Tuesday night, and DCist has additional quotes from WMATA and Listen Local First.
• The show was last night, but here’s W Jacarl Melton’s interview with Onra [DCist].
• The show was last night, but here’s Stephanie Williams’ interview with Black Dog Prowl [DC Music Download].
• Another Chunky Glasses best of 2012 so far list.
• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Gods’illa featuring Sean Price, “Saviours & Punishers”.
• DCist’s song of the day is Kids & Explosions, “the New Science”.
• Listen: Spyda the DJ‘s Dancehall Vol. 2 [Washington CityPaper].
• Chris Richards on Whitey Morgan and the 78s at Hill Country, 7/17/12 [Washington Post].
• The Rogers Revue on Hamlisch goes Gershwin at Wolf Trap.
• DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to the Ben Bones Birthday Bash at the Rock & Roll Hotel on 7/24, plus a signed copy of the new Auroboros EP (contest ends Friday 7/20 at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Anywhere‘s self-titled album on vinyl. Winner must have a North America mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 7/24).
• 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 System of a Down with the Deftones at the Verizon Center on 8/7 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see OAR at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 8/10 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see Linkin Park and Mutemath at Jiffy Lube Live on 8/11 (contest ends 8/5).
• 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).