Stuff to read:
• Local band blog: bass player Tim Regan writes about his time in local power metal band Division. Regan’s last gig with Division was earlier this month.
• ALERT! DC GETS SNUBBED! (again!) the Washington CityPaper tells us that the Bobby Liebling documentary isn’t scheduled to play in DC. The documentary follows the self-destructive frontman of local doom metal legands Pentagram. Seriously, not even a screening at Silverdocs? (Does anyone else miss Visions Theatre? They totally would’ve played this!)
• DC nostalgia alert: You can see Ted Leo and the Pharmacists perform the Tyranny of Distance at the Black Cat in April [Washington CityPaper].
• DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda.
• Live reviews: We Love DC on Smiths tribute band Spineless Swine at the Red Palace. Jane Coyne on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra‘s Prokefiev program at Strathmore [MD Theatre Guide]. Cecilia Porter on the IBIS Chamber Music Society [Washington Post]. A big metal show at Overlea Station in Baltimore [Baltimore Dead Metal].
Today’s new releases:
• Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden – at the Birchmere on 5/10. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post]
• the Cranberries: Roses – at the 9:30 Club on 5/14. Reviewed by DC writer/SLDC curator Catherine Lewis [AV Club].
• Tyga: Careless World: Rise of the Last King – at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 3/5. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [the Washington Post].
• Chiddy Bang: Breakfast – at the U Street Music Hall tonight.
• Corrosion of Conformity: Corrosion of Conformity – at Sonar on 3/2.
• Eluveitie: Helvetios – at Rams Head Live on 3/4.
• Fanfarlo: Rooms Fille With Light – at the U Street Music Hall on 3/7.
• Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, and Yim Yames: New Multitudes – at the Birchmere on 3/12.
• Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio – at the Warner Theatre on 4/3.
• Green River Ordinance: Under Fire – at Jammin’ Java on 4/19.
• Anais Mitchell: Young Man in America – at Rams Head Tavern on 2/29 (opening for the Cowboy Junkies) and at Jammin’ Java on 3/2 (headlining).
• Napalm Death: Utilitarian – at Sonar on 5/25 as part of Maryland DeathFest.
• Nneka: Soul Is Heavy – at Jammin’ Java on 3/29.
• Julia Nunes: Settle Down – at the Red Palace on 3/2.
• Plants and Animals: The End of That – at the Red Palace on 4/6.
• Amy Ray: Lung of Love – at Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis) on 4/11 and at IOTA on 4/13.
• School of Seven Bells: Ghostory – at the Black Cat on 4/5.
• Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: Pound of Dirt – at Baltimore SoundStage on 4/17.
• the Ventures: Surfing and In Space and Fabulous Ventures and Walk Don’t Run 2 – at the Birchmere on 4/5.
• Amelia White: Beautiful and Wild – at Ebenezers on 4/19.
• Watch the video for René Moffatt‘s “Route 42″, which was filmed by American U film student Alex Bryant. The song was inspired by the 42 bus.
• All Our Noise captured some video of Cate Le Bon‘s recent show.
Stuff to win:
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to tonight’s Lenorable show at the Black Cat PLUS a copy of the band’s new 7″. (contest ends today at noon)
• The Vinyl District is giving away a signed vinyl copy of All the Details by Doris (featuring Paul Adelstein of Private Practice). Winner must have a North American mailing address. (contest ends today)
• DC 50/WDCW is giving away tickets to Jim Jones with Nyemiah Supreme at U Street Music Hall on 3/5 (contest ends 3/1 at noon).
• DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to see Marilyn Manson at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 5/1 (contest ends Friday 3/2 at 5 PM)