ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 05-11-12

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning Guides
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• TBD points you to shows you could take your mother to.
Free drinks at the Ottobar if you’re attending M3 or Rob Zombie/Megadeath at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Tonight – Friday, 11 May
• CD Review: Horse Feathers: Cynic’s New Year – reviewed by Dan Miller [Washington Post]. At the Black Cat.
• Interview/preview: Nancy Dunham on Avett Brothers [Washington Examiner]. At the Patriot Center.
• Interview/preview: Marie Gullard on the Philadelphia Orchestra and violinist James Ehnes [Washington Examiner]. At Strathmore.
• Preview: Jonathan L Fisher on Song 1 at the Hirshhorn [Washington CityPaper].

Saturday, 12 May
• Feature/interview: Brian Porter of Imperial China and Ross Hurt of Black Clouds chat with each other [the Vinyl District]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel tomorrow night. Also note that TVD is giving tickets away to the show at that link.
• Interview/preview: Emily Cary talks to Esperanza Spalding [Washington Examiner]. At the Howard Theatre.
• Preview: Joe Warminsky on Funk Ark [Washington CityPaper]. Also a review of their new album High Noon written by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. At the Hamilton.
• CD Review: the Wandering: Go On Now, You Can’t Stay Here: Mississippi Folk Music Volume III – reviewed by Catherine P Lewis [Washington Post]. At IOTA.

Sunday, 13 May
• CD Review: Dar Williams: In the Time of Gods – reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. At the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis.

Monday, 14 May
• CD Review: Here We Go Magic: A Different Ship – reviewed by Benjamin Opipari [Washington Post]. At the Black Cat.

Tuesday, 15 May
• Interview/preview: David Malitz talks with the reunited Cardinal [Washington Post]. At the Velvet Lounge.


• The Washington CityPaper has published its Summer Music Guide. See listings in classical, jazz, hip-hop, indie-rock, and EDM an Electropop.

• Jonathan L Fisher rounds up six go-go hits and the songs that sampled them [Washington CityPaper]. Also today in go-go news: David Simon (the Wire, Treme) is a go-go fan.

• CD Review: Last Tide: Lost to Memory – Reviewed by Clay Conger [DC Music Download]. At the Black Cat on 5/19.

• CD Review: David Daniell / Douglas McCombs: Versions – Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

• CD Review: Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls – Reviewed by Ashli Jean Cooper [Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie].

Silo Halo‘s Midwestern Tour Diary: Day 4 [DCist].

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with a profile of Rwake and an interview with Ulcerate.

• Interview: Metallomusikum talks to Maryland doom rockers Iron Man.

• Watch (and read the behind-the-scenes): Justin Jones‘s video for “Miracles” [NPR].

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

Live Reviews

• Megan Buerger on Feist at Strathmore on 5/9 [Washington Post].

• Mark Jenkins on We Are Serenades at the Black Cat [Washington Post].

• Stephen Bradley on fun. at the 9:30 Club [Washington Times].

• Catherine Lewis (yup, that’s me) on Opeth, Mastodon, and Ghost at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 5/9 [DCist].

• We Love DC on Patrick Watson at the 9:30 Club on 5/8.


• is giving away a pair of tickets to see Rob Zombie and Megadeth at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on 5/13 (contest ends today at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see Black Clouds, Tone, and Imperial China at the Rock & Roll Hotel on 5/12(contest ends today at noon).
• Baltimore SoundStage is giving away a pair of tickets to see The Machine performs Pink Floyd on 5/12 plus a $20 bar tab and dinner (contest ends today).
• 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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