ShowlistDC Music Notes: Wednesday 04-18-12



Articles


• Concert guides: DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda. DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop.

• Leor Galil unearths why Magrudergrind was tapped to perform on HBO’s Veep [Washington CityPaper]. If all goes according to plan, the Magrudergrind episode will air on May 20th.

• Interview: W Jacarl Melton talked to Mayer Hawthorne ahead of his show last night at the 9:30 Club [DCist].

• Interview: Metallomusikum chats with the founders of the Sweetlife Festival.

• Announced: Sonic Circuits has revealed its 2012 lineup, including the Glenn Branca Ensemble, Lydia Lunch, and David Thomas (from Rocket from the Tombs and Pere Ubu). Complete schedule will be posted soon.

• Local band news: UK house label Defected is releasing a track from Volta Bureau [Washington CityPaper].

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with a profile of October 31 and an interview with Artillery.

• CD Review: DC writer Zach Kelly on Dog Shredder‘s Brass Tactics EP [Pitchfork].

• CD Reminder: don’t sleep on Sean Born [Washington CityPaper].

• Heavy Uber Alles gives us six heavy tunes every Tuesday. This week, three of HUA’s picks pay tribute to musicians who are no longer with us.

• Here’s some different press on the new Howard Theatre: Capital Bop Zachary Oxman, the sculptor whose statue of Duke Ellington graces the front of the newly-reopened theatre.



Live Reviews


• Stephen Bradley on Caveman at the Red Palace [Washington Times].

• Brianne Nemiroff on the All-American Rejects at the 9:30 Club [TBD.com]



Contests


• 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 today).
• 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).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see Fiona Apple at the Warner Theatre on 6/26 (contest ends Friday 4/20 at 9 AM).
• DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to Mayhem Festival at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/29. The winner plus four runners-up will get copies of Heavy Metal Picnic on DVD (contest ends Friday 4/20 at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Hume‘s Inverse Fireworks 7″ to three winners. Winners must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Friday 4/20).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Nickelback at the Verizon Center on 4/30 (contest ends Monday 4/23).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Naked and Famous‘s Passive Me, Aggressive You on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 04-12-12

Shameless plug: In addition to rounding up the day’s local music news and press, we also give away concert tickets! We’re running a contest now to give away tickets to Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Hamilton next Thursday, 4/19– a great chance to check out a new band and a new venue! Toss your name in the hat here.



Articles


• Concert planners: DCist’s This Week in Jazz. The Vinyl District promotes shows at the 9:30 Club, U Street Music Hall, and Merriweather Post Pavilion. Going Out Guide on 90s nostalgia acts.

• Interview/preview: Stephen M Deusner talks to the Ting Tings [Express]. At the 9:30 Club tonight.

• Interview/preview: Christopher Porter talks to Ian Svenonius [Express], whose band Chain & the Gang performs tonight at the Black Cat.

• Preview: Marie Gullard on Viver Brasil [Washington Examiner]. Tonight at Strathmore.

• If you’re not tired of hearing about the new Howard Theatre yet, check out this history and photo gallery from DCTheatreScene.com.

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to MDF with a preview of Godflesh.



Live Reviews


• David Turner on Hundred Visions at the Rock & Roll Hotel [All Things Go].

• More chickfactor press: Jenn Bress [the Vinyl District].

• Erin Keane on the Magnetic Fields and DeVotchKa at the 9:30 Club [DCist].

• NoVA Metal Review on Onslaught and M:Pire of Evil at the U Street Music Hall.

• Stephen Brookes on Arditti String Quartet at the Library of Congress [Washington Post].

• Alan Duckworth on Video Games Live at Strathmore [the Rogers Revue].



Contests


• The Vinyl District is giving away three copies of Portugal the Man‘s In the Mountain In the Cloud on vinyl. Winners must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• ShowlistDC is giving away two pair of tickets to Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Hamilton on 4/19 (contest ends Friday 4/13 at midnight).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Creed at the Warner Theatre on 4/24 (contest ends Sunday 4/15).
• 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).
NEW 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).
• 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Wednesday 04-11-12



Notes from Last Night


Yes, that was me at the Ozric Tentacles show last night at the State Theatre. They’re a psychedelic prog-rock band from England (who apparently live in California now….?) who are named after an imaginary breakfast cereal (other possibilities were Malcolm Segments, Desmond Whisps, and Gordon Lumps). I hadn’t seen them since 1995 when I reviewed their show for the Washington Post (you can read that review here). This time, they didn’t have anyone playing flute, and that was disappointing– the show was still good, but there’s only so much psychedelic keyboard/guitar noodling one can listen to before it all starts to sound like a stoner rave, and those flute melodies certainly used to add something. They played for about 2 1/2 hours, and there was a decent crowd– although not enough for them to open the balcony. I did take a photograph of the new balcony extension with my phone’s camera, and you can see that here.

On my way out, one of the State’s staff came up to me and said, “You have good taste in music!” I was a little confused by why he approached me specifically, but I guess most people don’t go to shows at the State Theatre in a full business suit.



Articles


• Planning guides: DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop.

• Interviews: Steve Kiviat talked to Bombino and Vieux Farka Touré about the upheaval in Mali [Washington CityPaper]. Bombino performed last night, but you still have a chance to see Touré on Thursday at the Hamilton.

• Preview: Luke Stewart on saxophonist Steve Lehman [Capital Bop]. Lehman performs tonight at the Atlas.

• Announced: Lineup for the Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

• Listen: Mashup master Bad Domes is back at DC9 on Saturday, and MashupCiti has the bootleg from his last DC9 show.

• Listen: JuiceheaD and Osaka Popstar cover Fugazi‘s “Waiting Room” [Washington CityPaper].

• Listen: Caveman stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• CD Preview: Joe Warminsky on Lungfish‘s A.C.R. 1999, due out on May 19th [Washington CityPaper].

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with a profile of grindcore band Napalm Death.



Live Reviews


• Another review of last weekend’s chickfactor anniversary shows: Valerie Paschall [DCist].

• Joel Church on the Magnetic Fields at the 9:30 Club [DC Style is Real].

• Jonathan L Fischer on Wale at the new Howard Theatre [Washington CityPaper].

• Michael J West on Afro-Blue and the Howard University Jazztet at Blues Alley [Washington Post].

• Stephen Bradley on Wild Flag at the 9:30 Club [Washington Times].



Contests


• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to Matthew Sweet at the 9:30 Club on 6/9 (contest ends today at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away three copies of Portugal the Man‘s In the Mountain In the Cloud on vinyl. Winners must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 4/12).
• ShowlistDC is giving away two pair of tickets to Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Hamilton on 4/19 (contest ends Friday 4/13 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 copy of Neil Nathan‘s The Distance Calls on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing list (contest ends Tuesday 4/17).
• 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 04-10-12



Today’s New Releases (with local reviews)

Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls. Reviewed by Bill Friskis-Warren [Washington Post].

Busy Signal: Reggae Music Again. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].

Stan Carew and the Magpies: the Head of Security. Reviewed by John Haydon [Washington Times].

Counting Crows: Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation). Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times] (scroll down)

Bonnie Raitt: Slipstream. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

M.Ward: A Wasteland Companion. Reviewed by Elizabeth Nelson [Washington Post].



Articles


Event Calendars
• DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda.
• Washington Post Going Out Guide’s free events this week.
• Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda.

• More press on the new Howard Theatre: We Love DC reports on the new statue atop the theatre, and the Washington CityPaper brings us the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Bluebrain loves yoga. Yoga loves Bluebrain [Washington CityPaper].

• The documentary Alive Inside examines music’s effect on the elderly [Washington Post].

• Capital Bop is teaming up with Pink Line Project for the Anacostia warehouse fest this weekend.

• Interview/preview: Marie Gullard on the Underscore Orkestra at the Red Palace [Washington Examiner].

• The Metallomusikum blog is doing a Countdown to Maryland DeathFest, with previews of every band performing. It’s a great primer (we’re a little late to catch on to it, but you can read the archives here). Recent bands: grindcore Nasum, thrashers Artillery, and noise/punk legends Unsane. There’s also an interview with Negru of Negura Bunget.

• Live video: Cathy Ponton King is joined by Jimmy Thackery for “I’m Just a Woman” at her CD Release Show at the State Theatre last Friday, 4/6.



Live Reviews


• Tons of press on the chickfactor anniversary shows this weekend at Artisphere: the Washington Post (Mark Jenkins) and Washington CityPaper. We’re betting that more press will surface in the next few days.

• Stephen Bradley on Andrew WK at the 9:30 Club [Washington Times].



Contests


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Mark Lanegan Band‘s Blues Funeral on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see The Cult at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 6/12 (contest ends today at noon).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to Matthew Sweet at the 9:30 Club on 6/9 (contest ends Wednesday 4/11 at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away three copies of Portugal the Man‘s In the Mountain In the Cloud on vinyl. Winners must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 4/12).
• ShowlistDC is giving away two pair of tickets to Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Hamilton on 4/19 (contest ends Friday 4/13 at midnight).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Creed at the Warner Theatre on 4/24 (contest ends Sunday 4/15).
• 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Monday 04-09-12



Notes from Last Night (and this weekend)


Last night, I went to the U Street Music Hall for the first time, for what I believe was their first metal show: old-school thrashers Onslaught (on their first US tour) and ex-Venom M:Pire of Evil, who played a ton of Venom songs including, of course, “Black Metal”. On Friday and Saturday nights, I was at Artisphere for the Chickfactor 20th anniversary shows (along with everybody else in DC). Best set: Stevie Jackson backed by Honeybunch. Most disappointing: the Lilys‘ set was just Kurt Heasley solo– not that the songs still aren’t good, but they were missing a lot without the sound of a full band. All around great weekend, with surprise sets by the Pines and Magnetic Fields guest vocalist LD Beghtol.



Articles


• The District is busting record stores and vintage shops [Washington CityPaper], citing the need for a secondhand business license. Being regulated as a pawn shop (instead of a general business) means that the business would have to undergo the onorous process of recording every purchase of secondhand goods and file it with MPD’s pawn unit– the idea, of course, being to safeguard against re-selling stolen goods.

• The Howard Theatre is reopening today, and lots of people are writing about it: Washington Post (with a nice photo gallery) and Washingtonian.

• Chris Richards on DC’s new generation of go-go, “bounce beat” [Washington Post].

DC writer Marcus K Dowling is quitting writing about DC musicians [2two.tumblr.com]. The internet has ruined so much of what drew me to music and so many musicians I appreciate to the point where writing about both it and them makes me feel impotent. It’s as though I’ve been made into well meaning window dressing in the local scene, a passionate critic whose ideas are thought to be substantive, but not to the point of having any heft or consequence.
If you’re wondering why the name Marcus K Dowling sounds familiar, you can read his about.me page or check out his sites moombahton and DC Mumbo Sauce. We’re unclear about the future of those sites in light of Dowling’s retirement.

• Michael Birnbaum on how Leipzig’s St. Thomas Boys Choir is dealing with voices deepening at a younger age [Washington Post].

• The NSO is eliminating matinee performances next season [Washington Post].

Rah Diggah fires back at Fat Trel [Washington CityPaper].

• CD Reviews: DC writer Zach Kelly on Magic BulletsMuch Ado About EP and oOoOO‘s Our Love Is Hurting Us EP [Pitchfork].

• CD Review: Nova Metal Review on Furyon, Gravitas.



Live Reviews


• Mike Paarlberg on Kevin Costner at Strathmore [Washington CityPaper].

• Katie Willmott on Of Montreal and Loney Dear at the 9:30 Club [the Vinyl District].

• Chris Klimek on Budos Band at the 9:30 Club [Washington Post].

• Stephen Brookes on Janus Trio at the Atlas Center [Washington Post].

• Stephen Bradley on the Temper Trap at the 9:30 Club [Washington Times].



Contests


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The VespersThe Fourth Wall on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Mark Lanegan Band‘s Blues Funeral on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 4/10).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see The Cult at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 6/12 (contest ends Tuesday 4/10 at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away three copies of Portugal the Man‘s In the Mountain In the Cloud on vinyl. Winners must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 4/12).
NEW ShowlistDC is giving away two pair of tickets to Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Hamilton on 4/19 (contest ends Friday 4/13 at midnight).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Creed at the Warner Theatre on 4/24 (contest ends Sunday 4/15).
• 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 04-05-12



Articles


• The Washington CityPaper has a huge article on the zine chickfactor. CF’s 20th anniversary shows (featuring the return of Black Tambourine) are this weekend at Artisphere in Rosslyn.

• WTOP has more information about Scott Crawford‘s punk documentary, Salad Days: DC’s Punk Revolution, including an interview with Crawford.

• Interview/preview: Shauna Miller talks to Big Freedia [Express], who’s at Golden West tonight.

• Interview/preview: Marie Gullard talks to Toshiko Akiyoshi, whose trio is at Blues Alley tonight, Friday, and Saturday.

• More press on the Howard Theatre: from Express and a photo gallery in the Washington Post.

• Listen: Black Tambourine‘s cover of “I Remember You”, remixed by New York’s Violens [Washington CityPaper].

• Watch: Locals Borracho have released their first video. It’s for the song “Concentric Circles” from their debut album Splitting Sky (which I reviewed back in December for the Washington Post).

• A brief guide to Windian Records, whose showcase is Friday/Saturday at Montserrat House [Express].

• DCist’s This Week in Jazz.



Live Reviews


• Coverage of Wild Flag at the 9:30 Club: live review by Jenn Bress [The Vinyl District] and photos by Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper].

• NoVA Metal Review on A Sound of Thunder at Empire.

• Anne Midgette on eighth blackbird at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].



Contests


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away two 7″ singles from Electric Cowbell Records and two tickets to Nappy Riddem with Super Hi-Fi at the Montserrat House, tonight! (contest ends today at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see KISS and Motley Crue at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/20 (contest ends Friday 4/6).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Nirvana‘s Incesticide on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Friday 4/6).
• DCHeavyMetal is giving away a pair of tickets to see Onslaught and MPire of Evil at the U Street Music Hall on 4/8 (contest ends Friday 4/6 at 5 PM).
• Heavy Uber Alles is also giving away a pair of tickets to see Onslaught and MPire of Evil at the U Street Music Hall on 4/8 (contest ends Saturday 4/7 at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The VespersThe Fourth Wall on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Monday 4/9).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Mark Lanegan Band‘s Blues Funeral on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 4/10).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Creed at the Warner Theatre on 4/24 (contest ends Sunday 4/15).
• 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 Marilyn Manson at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 5/1 (contest ends Sunday 4/1).
• 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Wednesday 04-04-12



Articles


• On Monday, we pointed you to an article about Bruce Springsteen‘s use of a teleprompter in live performances [Washington Post]. E Street Band member Nils Lofgren has written a letter in response. [Springsteen] would show us the sign [with the name of a song request] and then immediately “frisbee” it down the stairs to the teleprompter crew to surf the net and find the lyrics while we all talked up a quick arrangement at his microphone, knowing he’d be counting it off in 20 seconds. Many of those audibles were Bruce songs unrehearsed or played in years or decades.

• We can’t think of a more terrible supergroup than the Sons of Beatles. No, we’re not joking; apparently the sons of the Fab Four might form a band. For now, though, you’ll have to settle for the equally terrible-sounding solo show of James McCartney at the Fillmore on 6/11.

• Symphonies go on tour too: the NSO is due to tour Latin and South America this June [Washington Post].

• EP Review: Marcus J Moore on Martyn‘s Hello Darkness [Washington CityPaper]. Note that there’s an audio file embedded at that link, in case you’d like to take a listen.

• Concert planners: DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda and This Week in Hip-Hop. the Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda.

• Interview/preview: Nancy Dunham talks to Joan Osborne [Washington Examiner], who’s at the Birchmere tonight.

• Venue history: We Love DC gives us a history of the Howard Theatre.

• Substitutions: Wayne Brady steps up to host the Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association gala in June [Washington Post] after Louis C.K. dropped the gig when Greta Van Susteren threatened to boycott it. C.K. ended up in the Fox anchor’s crosshairs because of a vulgar 2010 Twitter rant in which he called Sarah Palin a word that we not only cannot repeat here but which is widely regarded as the worst thing you can call a woman. (He told The Wrap this week that he dropped out because “I wasn’t that excited about it” and “I didn’t want to cause them problems.”) As for his replacement? “Wayne Brady is as close to safe as you can get,” said Adam Frucci, editor of Splitsider, a blog devoted to comedy. “He’s pretty squeaky-clean.”

• Listen: local band Teething Veils has recorded a song called “Cobblestone” [Washington CityPaper]. {full disclosure: I’m scheduled to be singing on Teething Veils’ upcoming album.}

• Listen: Heavy Uber Alles brings us six heavy tunes every Tuesday.



Live Reviews


• Mary Cappabianca on Wild Flag at the 9:30 Club [DCist].

• Stephen Bradley on Sleigh Bells at the 9:30 Club [Washington Times].

• Anne Midgette on Marc-Andre Hamelin at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre [Washington Post].



Contests


• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see KISS and Motley Crue at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/20 (contest ends Friday 4/6).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Nirvana‘s Incesticide on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Friday 4/6).
• DCHeavyMetal is giving away a pair of tickets to see Onslaught and MPire of Evil at the U Street Music Hall on 4/8 (contest ends Friday 4/6 at 5 PM).
NEW Heavy Uber Alles is also giving away a pair of tickets to see Onslaught and MPire of Evil at the U Street Music Hall on 4/8 (contest ends Saturday 4/7 at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The VespersThe Fourth Wall on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Monday 4/9).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Mark Lanegan Band‘s Blues Funeral on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 4/10).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Creed at the Warner Theatre on 4/24 (contest ends Sunday 4/15).
• 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 Marilyn Manson at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 5/1 (contest ends Sunday 4/1).
• 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 03-16-12

Press about shows for the week ahead:
• Weekend/week-ahead guides: Washingtonian’s Music Picks. We Love DC’s We Love Weekends. Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist [Wailin' Women edition!]. TBD helps you keep it green this weekend. Around the Mall’s Weekend Events. WashPost Going Out Gurus’ Things To Do This Weekend.
• Interview: Stephen Deusner talks to Bhi Bhiman [Express]. At Jammin’ Java tonight with Rosie Thomas, whose new album With Love was reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post].
• Preview: the Vinyl District on the Courtesans, Nunchucks, Cane & the Sticks, and Maple. At the Black Cat tonight.
• Interview: David Malitz talks to Zakir Hussain [Washington Post]. At Jammin’ Java Saturday 3/17.
• Preview: Jonathan L. Fischer on The-Dream [Washington CityPaper]. At the Fillmore Silver Spring Saturday 3/17.
• Preview: Marcus J Moore on Black Alley Band [Washington CityPaper]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel Sunday 3/18.
• CD Review: Mark Jenkins on the Wedding Present‘s Valentina [Washington Post]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel Tuesday 3/20. Preview the album on Amazon.
• CD Review: Catherine Lewis on BowerbirdsThe Clearing [Washington Post]. At the Black Cat Wednesday 3/21. Preview the album on Amazon.
• CD Review: Nancy Dunham on Dave Barnes‘s Stories To Tell [Washington Post]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel Thursday 3/22. Preview the album on Amazon.
• CD Review: Mark Jenkins on Ava Luna‘s Ice Level [Washington Post]. At the Red Palace Thursday 3/22. Preview the album on Amazon.

Other stuff to read:
• Set aside some time to read Ramon Ramirez’s lengthy article about Fat Trel [Washington CityPaper]. Subhead: “For the prankster prince of DMV hip-hop, the authenticity wars still matter.”
• Michael J West and Ally Schweitzer peek in on the new Howard Theatre [Washington CityPaper]. We list the venue’s upcoming concert schedule here.
• CapitalBop remembers bassist Joe Byrd, who helped bring bossa nova to the U.S.
Days 7 and 8 of Justin Moyer‘s “Edie Sedgwick goes to SXSW” [Washington CityPaper].
• Chris Richards reports from SXSW [Washington Post].
• CD Review: Jess Righthand on Marisa Monte‘s O Que Voce Quer Saber de Verdade [Washington Post]. Preview the album on Amazon.
• Live reviews: Stephen Bradley on the Arctic Monkeys‘ opening set at the Verizon Center [Washington Times]. Anne Midgette on NSO‘s “Fidelio” at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

Stuff to win:
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Die Antwoord‘s TEN$ION on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of lawn tickets to see the Black Keys at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 5/18. (contest ends Monday 3/18 at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Big Pink‘s Future This on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 3/21).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Electric Guest’s Troubleman 7″ (white). Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 3/22).

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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 02-23-12

Stuff to read:
• New venue alert! the Washington Post’s Going Out Guide gives a peek at the re-opening of Howard Theatre, located at 620 T St NW. The venue will hold between 600 (seated) and 1,000 (standing) people and is scheduled to reopen with a performance by Wale on April 9. We have their upcoming lineup posted here.
• Speaking of new venues, there are rumors of the 9:30 Club operating a music venue at The Wharf in SW [Washington Business Journal]. Construction is expected to start in late 2012 or early 2013. The WBJ also has renderings of the proposed development.
Profile: Chris Porter on Police & Theives [Express], who are performing on Saturday 2/25 at St Stephen’s in Columbia Heights.
Interview/Profile: Sriram Gopal on Galactic [DCist], who performs tonight at the 9:30 Club.
Concert Preview: Allison Stewart muses on Guns N Roses‘s discography [the Washington Post]. The band (which really should be called “Axl Rose & Friends”) will play tonight at the Fillmore Silver Spring.
Concert Preview: Katie Willmott on the Benefit Concert for DC Vote, which is tonight at DC9.
• In the market for a guitar? TBD’s Ryan Kearney has a nice profile of Atomic Music.
• What to do: DCist’s This Week in Jazz.
• Live reviews: Portlandia at the 9:30 Club reviewed by DCist’s Catherine McCarthy (who seemed to like it OK) and the Washington Post’s Dan Zak (who really, really, really DID NOT LIKE this show). The duo of Ally Schweitzer and Erica Bruce list the DC pandering at the show [Washington CityPaper].

Stuff to win:
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to Galactic at the 9:30 Club on 2/23 (contest ends today at noon)
• The Vinyl District is giving away a signed vinyl copy of All the Details by Doris (featuring Paul Adelstein of Private Practice). Winner must have a North American mailing address. (contest ends Tuesday 2/28)
• DC 50/WDCW is giving away tickets to Jim Jones with Nyemiah Supreme at U Street Music Hall on 3/5 (contest ends 3/1 at noon).