ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 06-01-12

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning guides
• CapitalBop’s guide to the DC Jazz Festival.
• DCist’s This Week in Jazz (a preview of the DC Jazz Festival 2012).
• WJLA also previews the DC Jazz Festival (with video).
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• Brightest Young Thing’s Best Weekend Bets.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Best Summer Concerts in DC.
• DC Music Download’s Summer Music Guide.
• TBD’s guide to outdoor shows this weekend.

Tonight – Friday, 1 June
Dawes: Interviewed by Julyssa Lopez [Washingtonian] and Rudi Greenberg [Washington Post Express] and Nancy Dunham [Washington Examiner] and Brightest Young Things. Performing at the 9:30 Club.
• Interview (video): Bass clarinet player Todd Marcus [CapitalBop], who plays the Dunes in Columbia Heights tonight as part of CapitalBop’s Jazz Loft Series at the DC Jazz Festival.
• Preview: Emily Cary on Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Symphony 7 [Washington Examiner]. At the Kennedy Center tonight and Saturday.
Afrojack: Previewed Ally Schweitzer [Washington CityPaper] and by Mike Riggs [Washington Times]. At the Fillmore Silver Spring.

Saturday, 2 June
• Interview: Chris Porter talks to J.S. Adams, member of BLK w/BEAR and curator for the Queering Sound series [Washington Post Express]. Queering Sound is at the Atlas on H St NE.
Joe Pug: the Great Despiser. Reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. At the 9:30 Club.
Marianne Solivan: Prisoner of Love. Reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. At the Phillips Collection.

Sunday, 3 June
• Preview: Rudi Greenberg on Radiohead [Washington Post Express]. At the Verizon Center.

Monday, 4 June
• Preview: Michael J West on “Jazz Meets the Classics” [Washington CityPaper]. At the Kennedy Center.
Rhett Miller: the Dreamer. Reviewed by Catherine Lewis [Washington Post]. At Jammin’ Java.

Tuesday, 5 June

Wednesday, 6 June

Thursday, 7 June
• Preview: Jonathan L Fischer on the Clean [Washington CityPaper]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel.
the Cribs: the Belly of the Brazen Bull. Reviewed by Moira E McLaughlan [Washington Post]. At the Black Cat.
Janel & Anthony: Where Is Home. Reviewed by Catherine P Lewis [Washington Post]. At IOTA.


On Chuck Brown:
        – Live-blogging yesterday’s memorial service: Jonathan L Fischer [Washington CityPaper] and Ben Freed [DCist].
        – Marc Fisher and Hamil R Harris write about the service (plus a photo gallery) [Washington Post].
        – Another article on the ceremony, by Andrea Noble [Washington Times].
        – Photo galleries from the memorial service: Darrow Montgomery [Washington CityPaper] and WJLA.
        – Chuck Brown Tributes: Mayor Vince Gray promises a park named after Gray; DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced legislation to designate August 22 (Brown’s birthday) as “National Chuck Brown Day; DC Council Chair Kwame Brown wants a Go-Go Hall of Fame. Read the reports by DCist and the Washington CityPaper.

• Cheer up, emo dude: pop music keeps getting sadder and sadder [Washington Post].

• CD Reviews: Chain & the Gang: In Cool Blood and Travis Morrison Hellfighters: Cruisin’ (All Night Long) – Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Washington CityPaper]. Chain & the Gang is at Comet Ping Pong on Saturday.

• Portraits of an American Metal Festival: NPR’s Lars Gotrich talks to Maryland DeathFest attendees last weekend. Read the interviews on NPR.


• Rohan Mahadevan’s Song of the Day is Ugly Purple Sweater‘s “Ba Ba Ba” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day: Typefighter, “You When You’re Older”.

Patrick Watson stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Marcus J Moore writes about The Other Guys‘ “Fearless” [Washington CityPaper].

Russell Malone Trio at the Kennedy Center [NPR].

• NPR’s Lars Gotrich presents 17 songs about being 17.

Live Reviews

• We Love DC on the Dandy Warhols at the 9:30 Club on 5/29.

• Anne Midgette on Christophe Eschenbach and the NSO‘s program at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

• Dave McKenna on Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt at the National Museum of Women in the Arts [Washington Post].

• Kevin Hulse on Thrice at the Howard Theatre [Brightest Young Things].

• Kara Capelli on Great Lake Swimmers with Cold Specks at the Rock & Roll Hotel [Brightest Young Things].

• Farrah Skeiky on Yann Tiersen with Piano Chat at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Choice of Weapon on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Dave Matthews Band at Jiffy Lube Live on 6/16 (contest ends Sunday 6/3).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of 2:54‘s S/T on vinyl (contest ends Tuesday 6/5).
NEW Brightest Young Things is giving away a pair of tickets to see Monty Alexander at the Hamilton on 6/9 (contest ends Wednesday 6/6).
• Scene Trek is giving away a pair of tickets to The Cribs at the Black Cat on 6/7 (contest ends at 3 PM on Wednesday 6/6).
NEW Brightest Young Things is giving away a pair of tickets to see Gotye at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 9/30 (contest ends Thursday 6/7).
• 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: Wednesday 03-14-12

Stuff to read:
• Talented teen? Check out Megan Buerger’s article on DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition and former competitor Clifton Williams [Washington Post]. This year’s top 10 will compete on Monday night at the Kennedy Center, judged by choreographer/actress Debbie Allen, go-go music pioneer Chuck Brown, and Emmy-nominated music producer Rickey Minor.
• If you haven’t been to the Hamilton yet, you can at least get a sense of the venue in this profile on DC Style Is Real. We’ve got the Hamilton’s upcoming calendar.
• Local record label Windian Records is celebrating its 3rd birthday next month with a few shows at Montserrat House. Jonathan L Fischer wonders if the show poster is racist [Washington CityPaper].
• Interview: Alexia Kauffman talks to Hank3 [We Love DC]. We’ve read more engaging interviews in our time (that’s code for: we’re not sure how much the interviewer knew about Hank3 before she talked to him), but we do love the guy. Hank3 plays at the 9:30 Club on Thursday.
Day 5 of Justin Moyer‘s “Edie Sedgwick goes to SXSW” [Washington CityPaper].
• Profile: Check out the history of the MPD in rap videos [Washington CityPaper].
• EARWORMS: NPR has a feature on why that song gets stuck in your head.
• Live reviews: Stephen Bradley on Anti-Flag at the Rock & Roll Hotel [Washington Times] (DRINKING GAME: take a shot every time the writer starts a sentence or clause with “it’s”.) Robert Battey skewers Dan Zhu‘s performance of Mozart with Christoph Eschenbach [Washington Post]. (The review is almost more of a skewering of Eschenbach’s choice of Zhu than Zhu himself. To wit: Eschenbach has inexplicably allowed a middling violinist to hitch his wagon to Eschenbach’s considerable star. Ouch.) Jenn Bress on White Rabbits and Tennis at the Black Cat [the Vinyl District]. Kelly Kettering on the Black Keys at the Verizon Center [the Vinyl District].

Stuff to win:
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of lawn tickets to Sarah McLachlan with the National Philharmonic at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 7/5. (contest ends today at noon).
• 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).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Die Antwoord‘s TEN$ION on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Monday 3/19).

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