ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 07-27-12

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning Guides
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop.
• CapitalBop’s Weekend In Jazz.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• ShowlistDC’s recently-added and changed shows.

Tonight – Friday, 27 July
• CD Review: Kishi Bashi: 151a. Reviewed by Catherine P. Lewis (that’s me!) [Washington Post]. Tonight at the U St Music Hall.
• Preview/Interview: Marie Gullard on the tribute to Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery at Blues Alley [Washington Examiner]. Tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.
• Press about Identity Festival today at Jiffy Lube Live: Robert Fulton talks to DJ Arty [Washington Examiner] and Mark Jenkins reviews the latest album from Eric Prydz, Eric Prydz Presents Pryda.
• Preview: Marcus J Moore on Carolyn Malachi [Washington CityPaper]. At Montserrat House.

Saturday, 28 July
• CD Review: A Lull: Meat Mountain. Reviewed by Moira E McLaughlin [Washington Post]. At DC9.

Sunday, 29 July
• Interview: Geoffrey Himes talks to Alejandro Escovedo [Washington Post]. At the Birchmere.
• Preview: Christopher Porter on Mayhem Festival [Washington CityPaper]. At Jiffy Lube Live.
• CD Review: the Tender Thrill: the Tender Thrill. Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. At the Black Cat.
• CD Review: Saint Motel: Voyeur. Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. At DC9.

Monday, 30 July
• Q&A: Stephen Deusner talks to Natalie Hopkinson about her book Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City [Washington Post Express]. Reading at Politics & Prose on Monday at 7 PM.

Tuesday, 31 July
• Preview: Kate Mattingly on Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company [Washington CityPaper]. At Wolf Trap.

Wednesday, 1 August

Thursday, 2 August
• Preview: Stephanie Haven on Tracy Morgan [Washington CityPaper]. At the Howard Theatre.


• Chris Richards on music at Fort Dupont Park [Washington Post].

• Katherine Boyle on Jazz in the Garden [Washington Post].

• Tomi Obario on DC’s support of Russian punk-rock feminist collective Pussy Riot [Washington Post].

• The show was last night, but here’s an interview with conductor Eimear Noone about the “Legends of Zelda” performance at Wolf Trap [Washington Examiner].

Empire in Springfield (formerly Jaxx) is looking for videos shot at the club, and you could win tickets to a show by submitting videos [Facebook].


• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Empresarios, “Rompan Fila”.

• DCist’s song of the day is MS MR, “Hurricane”.

• Watch: Deleted Scenes has a new video for “The Days of Adderall” [DC Music Download].

Live Reviews

• Aaron Leitko on Liars at the U Street Music Hall [Washington Post].

• David Hintz on Apache Relay and the Kin at Jammin’ Java, 7/25/12 [DC Rock Live].

• Brian Ossip on Vans Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion [DC Music Live].

• NoVA Metal Review on Killinger at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, 7/19/12. The band was opening for Volbeat.

• Travis Andrews on Surfer Blood and Blonds at the Rock & Roll Hotel [Brightest Young Things].


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to Santana and the Allman Brothers Band at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/30 (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Michael Kiwanuka‘s “I’m Getting Ready” 7″. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• 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).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Ed Sheeran‘s + (Plus) on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 8/1).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the FeaturesStill Lost, Volume One on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 8/2).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Leland SundriesRoller Derby Queen 7″. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 8/2).
NEW WMAL is giving away tickets to Ted Nugent at the Fillmore on 8/3 (no indication of when this contest ends).
• 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).

ShowlistDC Music Notes: Monday 02-06-12

We here at ShowlistDC have an ArtsBook-shaped hole in our hearts and inboxes this morning, as TBD’s Arts Editor (and daily ArtsBook scribe) Andrew Beaujon has joined Pointer as Senior Online Reporter. We’ll miss Beaujon’s thorough compilation of the DC area’s arts news– and his snarky commentary along the way. In his absence, here are a few DC-area music news worth sharing today:

Things to read:
Sharon van Etten is the name that’s going to be all over the indie-rock news this week, as her new album Tramp comes out this week, and she’s playing the Black Cat on Saturday (as recommended by ShowlistDC!). Lots to read here– Marc Masters has a lengthy chat with SVE in the Washington Post, and NPR has a piece on the indie-folkster as well.
• Miss the Super Bowl’s Halftime show (with Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, MIA, and Cee-Lo)? Jon Pareles over at the New York Times gives a summary. (The only quasi-scandalous thing that happened: MIA flipped the bird. Pitchfork has some video.)
• Maura Judkis on Apple’s Siri joinig Erykah Badu and Biz Markie as a guest vocalist for the Flaming Lips [Washington Post].
Empire Jazz Club tries again [Washington CityPaper], reports Michael J. West. They will have a weekly calendar starting this week that will include karaoke (Wednesdays), film discussions (Sundays), and live radio broadcasts.
• Do you get confused between the bands U.S. Royalty and American Royalty? Joe Warminsky sets up a handy chart to help you tell the difference. [Washington CityPaper]
• DC’s Marc Masters and NC’s Grayson Currin’s latest the Out Door [Pitchfork] “explore[s] the instrumental methods of lute-player Jozef Van Wissem, cross formats with Austin multi-media factory Monofonus Press, and meet Bay Area black metal experimentalists Sutekh Hexen“– and is, as always, a good one-stop shop for catching up with the latest noise news.
• DC’s Aaron Leitko reviews the new Royal Baths album Better Luck Next Life over on Pitchfork.
• Live reviews: Anthony Pirog at Twins Jazz by Michael J. West [Washington Post]. Crystal Heidemann on Night Beds at the End [the Vinyl District].

Things to listen to and/or watch:
• Listen: NPR is streaming Shearwater‘s Animal Joy, which comes out on 2/14. They’re opening for Sharon van Etten at the Black Cat on Saturday.
• Listen: NPR brings us the 9:30 club sets from JEFF the Brotherhood and the Kills.
• Listen: NPR and WXPN’s World Café bring us Girls.
• Listen: Here are 9 new Latin metal bands recommended by Jasmine Garsd [NPR]: Mexico’s Split Heaven, Arcania, Goatzilla, The Arkitecht, and Majestic Downfall; the Dominican Republic’s Archaios; Brazil’s Krisiun; and two US bands– Miami’s Inferion and Los Angeles’s Tukaaria. The link has soundclips if you need some tunes to wake you up this Monday morning.
• Watch: shares three new local metal music videos, from the bands Fierce Allegiance, King Giant, and Auroboros.
• Watch: Bill Frisell did some John Lennon stuff at a NPR Tiny Desk Concert.
• Watch: Bon Iver‘s “Holocene” and “Beth/Rest” plus Kristin Wiig’s Lana Del Rey impersonation/apology on “Weekend Update” on this week’s SNL, courtesy of Stereogum.

Win tickets:
• The Vinyl District has tickets to Feist @ Strathmore on 5/9 (contest ends Tuesday 2/7 at noon).
• has tickets to Opeth/Mastodon/Ghost (5/9) and Meshuggah/Baroness/Decapitated (5/22), both at the Fillmore in Silver Spring (contest ends Friday 2/10 at 4 PM).
• ShowlistDC has tickets to Mos Def at the 9:30 Club on 2/20 (contest ends Friday 2/10 at 5 PM).