ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 06-29-12

Weekend (and Week-Ahead) Planner

Planning Guides
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• Brightest Young Things’ Best Weekend Bets.
• CapitalBop’s Weekend in Jazz.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• DCist’s This Week in Jazz.
• My final weekend concert preview for TBD.
• ShowlistDC’s recently changed or updated show listings.

Tonight – Friday, 29 June
• Article/interview: David Malitz talks to Daryl Davis [Washington Post], whose Daryl Davis Band performs at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre.
• Interview: Steve Kiviat on Soundclash, the monthly reggae night at Marx Cafe in Mt Pleasant [Washington CityPaper].
• Interview: Marie Gullard talks to Regina Belle [Washington Examiner]. At Blues Alley Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
• Profile: Christopher Porter on Jazz in the Garden [Washington Post Express]. Every Friday night through 8/31.
• Preview: Sarah Godfrey on Maiesha and the Hip Huggers [Washington CityPaper]. At the Howard Theatre.
• CD Review: Jukebox the Ghost: Safe Travels. Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. At the 9:30 Club.

Saturday, 30 June
• Interview: Rudi Greenberg talks to Japandroids [Washington Post Express]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel.
• Interview: We Love DC talks to Vince Scheuerman of Army of Me and River James. At the Hamilton, opening for Jesse Malin.
• CD Review: Spectrum Road: Spectrum Road. Reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post]. At the Howard Theatre.

Sunday, 1 July

Monday, 2 July
• CD Review: Scissor Sisters: Magic Hour. Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. At the 9:30 Club Monday and Tuesday (both shows are now sold out).

Tuesday, 3 July

Wednesday, 4 July

Thursday, 5 July
• CD Review: the Men: Open Your Heart. Reviewed by Ben Opipari [Washington Post]. At DC9.
• CD Review: Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Big Moon Ritual. Reviewed by Catherine P Lewis [Washington Post]. At the Birchmere.


• Interview: Valerie Paschall talks to the Mean Jeans [DCist].

• Interview: Brian Ossip talks to locals the B-Film Extras about “going cyborg” [DC Music Live].


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is Autorock, “Wildfire” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Pree, “Lemon Tree”.

• Listen: Bluebrain‘s Hays Holladay records 14 DC acts for Rainbow Arcade [Washington CityPaper].

• DC Music Download has songs from Hays Holladay and More Humans.

• DC Music Download’s 2012 Summer Music Playlist.

Live Reviews

• Charles T Downey on Asher Fisch and the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on 6/27 [Washington Post].

• Lonnae O’Neal Parker on the atmosphere at Bring Back the Funk featuring George Clinton, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ivan Neville, and Dumpstaphunk [Washington Post].

• Chunky Glasses on Modest Mouse at the 9:30 Club, 6/20.

• Chunky Glasses on Lydia Loveless at the Black Cat, 6/19.

• Chunky Glasses on the Hives at the 9:30 Club, 6/19.

• Chunky Glasses on Santigold at the 9:30 Club, 6/18.

• Marie Eff on Jaggery with Strange Victories and Bushmeat at the Red Palace [Brightest Young Things].

• Ryan Kelly on Fiona Apple at the Warner Theatre [Brightest Young Things].


• DC101 is giving away tickets to see Coldplay at the Verizon Center on 7/9 plus Coldplay’s entire discography on CD (contest ends Sunday 7/1).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Lita Ford‘s Living Like a Runaway on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 7/3).
• 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 02-10-12

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Things to read:
Black Tambourine wants to record an EP of Ramones songs, and they’ve set up a Kickstarter to do so. If that’s not enough Black Tambourine in your life, remember that they’re playing the Chickfactor 20th anniversary show in April at Artisphere (buy tickets, if you’re so inclined).
• Geoffrey Himes interviews Ralph Stanley in the Washington Post. Stanley performs this weekend at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.
Steve Aoki talks to the Washington Post about his music and also mentions Fugazi. Aoki is in Silver Spring at the Fillmore on Saturday.
• the Vinyl District continues its Gold Leaf Studios retrospective.
• the Washington CityPaper’s Spring Arts Guide.
• What to do this weekend and the following week ahead: The Vinyl District suggests Cate Le Bon and Marian Fahey McLaughlin at DC9 on Sunday, 12 February. Mark Jenkins also reviews Cate Le Bon for the Washington Post. tells you about shows at unusual venues. Washingtonian offers picks for the next 7 days.
• Also reviewed in the Washington Post: Jess Righthand on Nicholas Payton‘s album Bitches (tonight at the Kennedy Center). Catherine Lewis on O’Brother‘s album Garden Window (Thursday at DC9). Jess Righthand on the Robert Glasper Experiment album Black Radio (Thursday at Strathmore).
• If you’re not sick of hearing about the sold-out Sharon van Etten show by now, the Washington Post has now reviewed opener Shearwater’s new album, Animal Joy (scroll down below the excellent SVE article).
• If you’re going to place your vote in November based on the candidates’ musical tastes, then you can thank the Washington Post for pointing you to the campaign playlists of Obama and Romney. (Seriously? Slow news day, apparently….)
• Live reviews: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at the 9:30 club reviewed by Dulani Wallace [the Vinyl District] and Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper]. We Love DC on Thurston Moore and Kurt Vile at the Black Cat. Marlene Hall on the Kills at the 9:30 Club [Huffington Post].
• Bonus reading: this is not at all music-related, but we love a good vegan bakery, and Express has a nice interview with Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers, in advance of her new cookbook Sticky Fingers’ Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes, which comes out later this month. Petersan is doing a reading/Q&A at 6th & I on March 1st.

Things to listen to and/or watch:
• No tickets to tomorrow’s sold-out Sharon Van Etten show at the Black Cat? NPR brings you her World Cafe performance.
• Local rap duo DTMD released a video for “Raw” [Washington CityPaper]
Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn did a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR offices.

Free stuff:
• has tickets to Opeth/Mastodon/Ghost (5/9) and Meshuggah/Baroness/Decapitated (5/22), both at the Fillmore in Silver Spring (contest ends today at 4 PM).
• ShowlistDC has tickets to Mos Def at the 9:30 Club on 2/20 (contest ends today at 5 PM).
• Heavy Uber Alles has tickets to Iced Earth at the 9:30 Club on 3/13 (contest ends Monday 2/13 at noon)
• The Vinyl District has a copy of Of Montreal‘s Paralytic Stalks on yellow vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address. (contest ends Tuesday 2/14)