Today’s New Releases (with locally-penned reviews)
• the Flaming Lips: the Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].
• Father Yod and the Source Family: the Thought Adjusters. Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].
• R. Kelly: Write Me Back. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].
• LA Guns: Hollywood Forever. Reviewed by NOVA Metal Review.
• Maroon 5: Overexposed. Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post] and by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].
• Maybach Music Group: Self Made Vol. 2. Reviewed by David Malitz [Washington Post].
• Planning Guides: DC Music Download’s Weekday Hits. Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda.
• Interview: Giovanni Russonello talks to Max Garner, playwright of Sphere: the Thelonious Monk Story [CapitalBop]. The play is at Wolly Mammoth this weekend.
• Interview: Sara Spangler talks to Eric Hutchinson [DC Music Live]. At Rams Head Live on Wednesday 6/27.
• Interview: We Love DC talks to Blake Mills, who is opening for Fiona Apple at the Warner Theatre tomorrow, Wednesday 6/27.
• If you like lists, here’s one for you: NPR’s 100 Essential Noise Pop Songs.
• The show was last night, but here’s Steve Kiviat’s preview of Glen David Andrews [Washington CityPaper].
• Another show that was last night: here’s CapitalBop’s preview of Sound of the City.
• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is the Torches, “My Former Baby (Mine)” [DCist].
• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Drop Electric, “Fevered Egos”.
• Reggie Watts stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.
• Local listening: the Silver Liners, “Just Like the Rest” [DC Music Download].
• Matthew Siblo on Hot Snakes at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 6/22 [DCist].
• Dave McKenna on Demi Lovato at Wolf Trap, 6/24 [Washington Post].
• Michael J West on the Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra at Twins Jazz, 6/24 [Washington Post]. Part of the Nordic Jazz Festival.
• Mary Chang on the Hundred in the Hands at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 6/19 [There Goes the Fear].
• Inhuman Youth on Fight Amp at Charm City Art Space, 6/8 (with audio).
• Inhuman Youth on Valkyrie, Inter Arma, and Ilsa at RAS Hall, 6/10 (with audio).
• Jeb Gavin on Eli “Paperboy” Reed at the U St Music Hall, 6/22 [Brightest Young Things].
• Alan Pyke on Slick Rick at the Howard Theatre and Oddisee at Montserrat House [Brightest Young Things].
• Marie Eff on Holy Ghost Tent Revival at DC9 [Brightest Young Things].
• Kara Capelli on Orgone and 8 Ohms Band at the Red Palace [Brightest Young Things].
• Philip Runco on Modest Mouse at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to Jukebox the Ghost at the 9:30 Club on 6/29 (contest ends at noon on Wednesday 6/27).
• NEW ShowlistDC (yes, that’s us!) is giving away a pair of tickets to see St Vincent and David Byrne at Strathmore on 9/30, before tickets go on sale to the general public (contest ends at 5 PM on Thursday 6/28).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Mynabirds, Generals on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 6/28).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to see Coldplay at the Verizon Center on 7/9 plus Coldplay’s entire discography on CD (contest ends 7/1).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to see the Dirty Heads at Wolf Trap on 7/8, plus a cooler full of Yuengling and passes to a BBQ (no indication of when this contest ends).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to see the NSO performing music from The Legend of Zelda at Wolf Trap on 7/26 (no indication of when this contest ends).
• 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 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).
• 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).
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