General planning guides
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• TBD wonders if you recognize any of these bands, who contain musicians you’ve probably seen before.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• The Rogers Revue on this weekend’s performances at the Barns at Wolf Trap.
Tonight (Friday 13 April)
• Lots of press on Endangered Blood performs at the Atlas: Interview with Trevor Dunn by Luke Stewart [Capital Bop]. Preview by Michael J West [Washington CityPaper].
• Preview/interview: Siriam Gopal talks to Anoushka Shankar [DCist]. Performing at Lisner Auditorium.
• Preview/interview: Stephen M Deusner talks to Richard Edwards of Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s [Express]. Performing at the Rock & Roll Hotel.
• Preview/interview: Emily Cary on violinst Rachel Barton Pine [Washington Examiner]. Performing tonight at the Barns of Wolf Trap.
• CD Review: Catherine Russell: Strictly Romancin’ – Reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post]. Performing at Kennedy Center’s KC Jazz Club.
Saturday 14 April
• CD Review: Silo Halo: Night and the City – Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. The Washington CityPaper reviews the track “Which Wire Do I Choose?“. Performing at Comet Ping Pong.
• CD Review: Lost in the Trees: A Church That Fits Our Needs – Reviewed by Catherine P Lewis (yup, that’s me!) [Washington Post]. There’s also a preview by Amanda Erickson [Express]. Performing at the Black Cat.
• Preview/interview: Marie Gullard on the BSO‘s Evening of Russian Orchestral Showpieces [Washington Examiner]. Performing at Strathmore.
Sunday 15 April
• Preview/interview: David Malitz talks to Lambchop [Washington Post]. At IOTA.
• Preview/interview: Nancy Dunham talks to the All-American Rejects [Washington Examiner]. At the 9:30 Club.
Thursday 19 April
• CD Review: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: Pound of Dirt – Reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post]. Performing at the Hamilton. Remember that we’re giving away tickets to this show too!
• CD Review: Hospitality: Hospitality – Reviewed by Moira E McLaughlin [Washington Post]. Performing at Black Cat with Eleanor Friedberger.
• DC’s used record stores are catching a break this week [Washington CityPaper]. While record stores with some used inventory, used book stores, and vintage and antique shops do have to obtain a secondhand business license—as opposed to the less restrictive general business license—they’ll have more than seven days to do it. And regulators at DCRA are taking a close look at the secondhand business license’s more onerous requirements.
• DC writer Marc Masters and NC writer Grayson Currin have written another edition of their column The Out Door [Pitchfork]. In this edition of our monthly experimental music column, “The Out Door,” we discuss the storied career of Swans and Rhys Chatham-collaborator Jonathan Kane of the band February, look at the inventive, underrated legacy of San Francisco band rRope and provide you with an alternative Record Store Day shopping list. But first we explore recent diverse experiments in spoken word.
• Listen: Novalima stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.
• Listen: Local music blog (and festival organizer) Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie is celebrating its one-year anniversary…. by giving us songs from 20 of the bands that are performing at this year’s STPPFest. The fest will be October 5, 6, and 7.
• For Sale: King Giant guitarist Todd Ingram is selling the Flying V he played in the band’s “Appomatox” video. It’s got classic 57 pickups and an ebony fret board and was purchased specifically for the video. Check the link for how to contact TI if you’re interested in this piece of DC metal history.
• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with a profile of Bloody Phoenix.
• Trisha Yearwood will be following in Lisa Loeb’s footsteps with a cooking show on the Food Network [Washington Examiner]. “For me, cooking is very connected to my family and friends,” said Yearwood. “Every recipe on the show carries wonderful memories with my loved ones. … I really see this as a tribute to my mom [Gwen Yearwood] who passed away last year.”
• Emily Yahr on Hot Chelle Rae at the 9:30 Club [Washington Post].
• David Malitz on Tanlines at DC9 [Washington Post].
• Joe Banno on soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater [Washington Post].
• Metal Chris on Onslaught and M-Pire of Evil at the U St Music Hall [DCHeavyMetal.com].
• Valerie Paschall on Nada Surf and An Horse at the 9:30 Club [DCist].
• David Turner on Yellow Ostrich at the Black Cat [All Things Go].
• Metallomusikum reminisces about last year’s Anthrax, Testament, and Death Angel show at the Fillmore.
• ShowlistDC is giving away two pair of tickets to Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Hamilton on 4/19 (contest ends tonight at midnight).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Creed at the Warner Theatre on 4/24 (contest ends Sunday 4/15).
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see Mayer Hawthorne and the County at the 9:30 Club on 4/17 (contest ends Monday 4/16).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Neil Nathan‘s The Distance Calls on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing list (contest ends Tuesday 4/17).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Imperial Teen‘s Feel the Sound on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 4/18).
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a signed copy of Lucero‘s Women & Work on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 4/19).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Nickelback at the Verizon Center on 4/30 (contest ends Monday 4/23).
• 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).
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