• Planning Guides: DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda.
• David Malitz has five thoughts before Everclear, Sugar Ray, and Gin Blossoms play Wolf Trap tonight [Washington Post].
• More on Weezer‘s mall performance: Brandon Wetherbee reviews the band’s discography and defends their upcoming performance at Pentagon City Mall [Huffington Post].
• Slow news day: Travis Morrison‘s fiancee Katherine Goldstein writes about what it’s like to marry a rock star [Slate]. (the Washington CityPaper’s tip: the comments are brutal.)
• Interview/video: DC Music Live talked to the Menzingers.
• Interview: Blonds talked to Brightest Young Things about a few of its songs.
• CD Review: Eternal Summers: Correct Behavior. Reviewed by DC writer Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork]. If you like what you hear, you might like what you see here: we posted Eternal Summers’ video for “Millions” a few months back, thanks to DCist.
• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Redhead, “Beat that P***y Up”.
• DCist’s song of the day is Surfer Blood, “Miranda”.
• Watch: Baltimore’s Beach House performed two songs from Bloom on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” last night [Pitchfork].
• Chris Richards on Frank Ocean at the 9:30 Club [Washington Post]. the 9:30 Club posted a photo of Ocean’s set list [930club.tumblr.com].
• Reel Film News on Sugarland at Jiffy Lube Live.
• Denise A. Levien on Johnny Mathis at Wolf Trap [the Rogers Revue].
• Jonah K O’Neill on Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, and James Murphy at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/22/12 [Brightest Young Things].
• Logan Donaldson on the Drive Tour featuring College, Electric Youth, and Anoraak at DC9 [Brightest Young Things].
• Shona Fenner on the Promise Ring at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].
• Ross Bonaime on Lotus Plaza at the Rock & Roll Hotel [Brightest Young Things].
• Ryan Kelly’s photos of the Gaslight Anthem at U St Music Hall [Brightest Young Things].
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to the sold-out Kishi Bashi show at U St Music Hall on 7/27 (contest ends Thursday 7/26).
• DC Music Download is giving away tickets to Bunny Gang (featuring Nathan Maxwell of Flogging Molly), Outlaw Nation, and Kill Lincoln at the Rock & Roll Hotel, Sunday 7/29 (contest ends Thursday 7/26 at noon).
• 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 Friday 7/27).
• 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).