ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 01-11-13

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning Guides
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• ShowlistDC’s list of show additions and changes in the last 7 days.

Today – Friday 11 January
Yellowcard at the 9:30 Club: interview by Nancy Dunham [Washington Examiner].
JACK Quartet at the Barns of Wolf Trap: interview by Emily Cary [Washington Examiner].
Ricky Skaggs at the Birchmere: interview by Nancy Dunham [Washington Examiner].
Gerald Albright at Blues Alley: interview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].

Saturday 12 January
the Highballers at IOTA: album Soft Music and Hard Liquor reviewed by Catherine P Lewis (that’s me!) [Washington Post].
Honor By August at the Howard Theatre: album Monuments to Progress reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post].
Ugly Purple Sweater at the Black Cat: Two interviews with Sam McCormally – by Caroline Jones [Washington CityPaper] and by Gregory Ayers [].
Ricky Skaggs at the Birchmere: interview by Nancy Dunham [Washington Examiner].
Gerald Albright at Blues Alley: interview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].
BSO and Baltimore Choral Arts Society present “Alexander Nevsky” at Strathmore: interview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].

Sunday 13 January
• DC Jazz Loft featuring Tedd Baker, J.S. Williams, and Joseph Howell: Preview [CapitalBop].
Hooray For Earth at the black Cat: interview by Stephen M Deusner [Washington Post Express].
Gerald Albright at Blues Alley: interview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].

Monday 14 January
Emeli Sande at the Howard Theatre: interview by Jess Righthand [Washington Post].
Los Texmaniacs at the Hamilton: preview by Steve Kiviat [Washington CityPaper] and album Texas Towns & Tex-Mex Sounds reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post].
Purity Ring at the 9:30 Club: album Shrines reviewed by Dan Miller [Washington Post].

Tuesday 15 January
Emilie Autumn at the Rock & Roll Hotel: album Fight Like a Girl reviewed by Christopher Kompanek [Washington Post].

Wednesday 16 January

Thursday 17 January
Gringo Star at the Black Cat Backstage: preview by Matt Cohen [Washington CityPaper].

This Week’s New Releases (with locally-penned reviews)

Solange Knowles, True: Reviewed by Alison Stewart [Washington Post].

Roy Montgomery, Music from the Film Hey Badfinger: Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

Oneohtrix Point Never, Rifts: Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

L. Pierre, The Island Come True: Reviewed by Zach Kelly [Pitchfork].

Tall Firs, Out of It and Into It: Reviewed by Aaron Leitko [Pitchfork].

Three Legged Race, Persuasive Barrier: Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

• Various Artists, Django Unchained OST: Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork].


• Several radio stations– including Frederick’s KEY103– have banned Foster the People‘s “Pumped Up Kicks” after the Newtown shooting [Washington Post].

• Profile of Afro Bop Alliance [CapitalBop].

• Patrick Jarenwattananon’s 15 jazz albums to look out for in 2013 [NPR].

• Chris Richards reviews new songs by Ashley Monroe, Wale, Burial, and Skrillex [Washington Post].


• Local video: Ugly Purple Sweater, “DC USA” [].

Benoit & Sergio‘s “Bridge So Far” and “100 Dollar Bill” [Washington CityPaper].

Misun‘s “Harlot” [Washington CityPaper].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local videos of the day are Tabi Bonney, “Terrorist Love Menace” and Bellflur, “Atoms” and Olivia Mancini, “Ricky” (live) and the Highballers, “I Didn’t Mean To Get Drunk”.

• DCist’s songs of the day are Hooray for Earth, “Never/Forget” and Parquet Courts, “Borrowed Time”.

• Check out HometownSounds’s podcast for 1/7/13.

• Heavy Uber Alles gives you six heavy tunes.

Live Reviews

Delta Rae at the 9:30 Club, 1/5/13: Photos by Brandon Wu [Washington CityPaper].

Janes Addiction at the 9:30 Club, 12/28/12: Reviewed by Joy Asico [].

Jucifer and LTW at the Black Cat Backstage, 1/8/13: Photos by Brandon Wu [Washington CityPaper].

the North Country, Pree, and Ballad’ve at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 1/4/13: Photos by Brandon Wu [Washington CityPaper].

A Rocket to the Moon at Jammin’ Java, 10/28/12(?). Reviewed by Stephen Bradley [Washington Times].

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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 08-24-12

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

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

Today – Friday, 24 August
Elikeh at the Black Cat: Between 2 Worlds reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post].
Gerald Albright and Norman Brown at Rams Head Tavern: collaborative album 24/7 reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post].
Al Green and Taj Majal at Wolf Trap: Interview with Taj Majal by Stephen M Deusner [Washington Post Express] and interview with Al Green by Rudi Greenberg [Washington Post Express].

Saturday, 25 August
Bobby Keys (of the Rolling Stones and more) at the Howard Theatre: article/interview by David Malitz [Washington Post].
E.D.Sedgwick and N’Digio Rose & the Nekkid UndastanN at Ras Hall on Georgia Ave: interview with JosaFeen Wells (who plays in both bands) [We Love DC].

Sunday, 26 August
D’Angelo at the Verizon Center: preview by Joe Warminsky [Washington CityPaper].

Monday, 27 August
Y La Bamba at the Hamilton: album Court the Storm reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post].

Tuesday, 28 August

Wednesday, 29 August
Soccer Team at the Black Cat Backstage: preview by Kriston Capps [Washington CityPaper].

Thursday, 30 August
Rodriguez at 6th & I: preview by Sarah A Ventre [Washington CityPaper].


• Stereogum ranks Fugazi albums from worst to best. introduction is here and the actual ranking is here.

• Local venue news for those of you into EDM: New club Echostage will open 9/22 in the DC Star space on Queens Chapel Road NE [Washington Post].

• Tips for how to score Virgin Mobile FreeFest tickets [Washington Post].

• Explanation of the beef triangle among Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy, and Wale [Washington CityPaper].

• Local band news: the Make-Up‘s “I Want Some” will be reissued as a double LP [Washington CityPaper].

• Lots of Chuck Brown news: images of the memorial planned for Langdon Park [Washington CityPaper] and “Wind Me Up, Chuck!” Mondays at the Howard Theatre [DCist] and reflections from Brown’s son and daughter [DC Music Live].

• Interview: Joe Warminsky talks to Lady Moet Beast and D.C. Ty the Monster [Washington CityPaper].

• Review: Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, En Yay Sah [Washington CityPaper].

• College student? Comet Ping Pong is looking for interns [Facebook].


• Here’s a roundup of Hometown Sounds DC’s local music videos of the day:
      – Raheem DeVaughn, “I Don’t Care” (8/23)
      – Beautiful Swimmers, “Big Coast” (8/22)
      – Fat Trel, “Respect with the Teck” (8/21)

• Here’s a roundup of DCist’s music videos of the day:
      – Ms. Director, “So Long” (8/23)
      – Courtesans, “T.M. Punk” (8/22)
      – Lightning Bolt, “Assassins” (8/21)

Live Reviews

Ava Luna at DC9, 8/6/12: Review by All Our Noise.

the Courtesans and Skribe at the Black Cat, 8/22/12: Review by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Loudon Wainwright III at Wolf Trap, 8/18/12: Review by Elliot Lanes [MD Theatre Guide].

Lightning Bolt, Hume, and Les Rhinoceros at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 8/21/12. Review by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].

Lorelei, Deathfix, and Sun Wolf: Live photographs by Shantel Mitchell [The Vinyl District] and review by

She Keeps Bees at the Paperhaus, 8/4/12: Review by Stephen Bradley [Washington Times].


• The Vinyl District is giving away two Slumberland LPs: Lorelei‘s Enterprising Sidewalks and Echo Lake‘s Wild Peace (contest ends today).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to the Rockstar UPROAR festival with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and more. Show is at Jiffy Lube Live on 9/2 (contest ends 8/26).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to Ben Harper‘s acoustic show at Wolf Trap on 9/4 (contest ends 8/26).
• Local band Cassandra Syndrome has a contest that includes T-Shirts and tickets to their concerts on 9/1 (with Cybergeist and Death Maschine at the Recher Theatre) and 9/14 (with Kamelot, A Sound of Thunder, and Fallen Martyr at Empire).
• DC101 is giving away front row tickets to DC101′s Kerfuffle with the Offspring, Sublime, Rome, Garbage, etc., at Jiffy Lube Live on 9/15 (contest ends 9/3).
• 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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