• Planning Guides: DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda. DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• In the absence of concrete news about the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, David Malitz makes a few guesses about the potential 2012 lineup [Washington Post].
• David Hintz posted a whole slew of album reviews [DC Rock Live].
• Interview: Mike Shomaker talks to A Loss For Words [DC Music Live].
• Chris Porter is teaching his son to play chess because of GZA [Washington Post Express].
• Do you have a paycheck burning a hole in your pocket? If so, check out these local bands/musicians’ Kickstarter campaign:
– DC vocal group Vox Pop is trying to fund its debut album Mandate.
– Baltimore’s Secret Mountains wants to record a debut album.
– DC roots-rock band Cross Kentucky wants to make a record.
– DC roots-rock band Sligo Creek Stompers also wants to make an album.
– Baltimore’s Nikki Lerner also wants to record a debut album.
– Someone in Baltimore is trying to put together a Charm City Acoustic CD.
– DC producer/ director Ada Babino wants to make a biopic on jazz bassist Keter Betts.
– Darren the Soul Entertainer wants to make an album.
– Kyle Keene wants to record a demo.
– PreCise also wants to record an album.
• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Head-Roc, “Chocolate City Rocks”.
• DCist didn’t seem to post a song of the day yesterday(?).
• Listen to Soulful! and Doe Cigapom‘s “Summertime Stroll” [Washington CityPaper].
• Listen to the Archives, “Ghetto Gone Uptown” [Washington CityPaper].
• Listen to DC Music Download’s favorite releases of the summer.
• Watch a video for Kindness and Trouble Funk, “That’s Alright”, filmed at the U Street Music Hall [Washington CityPaper].
• New local music video! Check out Drew Gibson‘s “I Know I Miss You More”.
• Metal Chris on Mayhem Fest featuring Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, and more, at Jiffy Lube Live, 7/29/12 [DCHeavyMetal.com]
• Here’s the setlist from Santana‘s show at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/30/12 [930club.tumblr.com]
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Features‘ Still Lost, Volume One on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Leland Sundries‘ Roller Derby Queen 7″. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• 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).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Big Tree, Augury on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 8/7).
• NEW ShowlistDC (that’s us!) is giving away a pair of tickets to see Lyle Lovett at Wolf Trap on 8/14 (contest ends Thursday 8/9 at 5 PM).
• 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).