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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 03-15-12

We don’t know about you, but we’re already tired of all the tweets and articles about SXSW, and the festival hasn’t even really gotten going yet. We’re going to try to keep the SXSW coverage to a minimum here.

Stuff to read:
• the Washington CityPaper has a lengthy article about the Enterprise Jazz Club‘s strange legal saga.
• DC’s Jay Bulger won the grand jury prize in the documentary category at SXSW for his film Beware of Mr. Baker, about Cream/Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker [Washington Post]. Here’s a profile on Bulger and how he weaseled his way into Baker’s life from the Post a few weeks ago.
• You’re not at SXSW but you’re still rooting for the local bands: David Malitz talks about why Hume, Bluebrain, Nadastrom, and Oddisee should get the biggest buzz of the local acts at the festival this year [Washington Post].
• We’re glad you’re still here: There were no layoffs at the Washington CityPaper yesterday, but unfortunately, employees are all taking a 5% pay cut [DCist].
• Apparently concert poster analysis is becoming a daily thing at the Washington CityPaper. Yesterday they featured U Street Music Hall‘s minimalism. The day before, it was Windian Records‘ possible racism. Oh, and by the way, the CityPaper alerted us yesterday that Windian now has a new poster design. (What art will the CP feature today?!)
• Interview: the show was last night, but you can still read Michael J. West’s chat with drummer Andrew Cyrille [Washington CityPaper].
• Video: Arlington reggae group SOJA made their late-night debut Monday night on The Tonight Show, and ARLnow has the video.
• Concert guides: the Washington CityPaper’s This Week in Jazz. TBD tells you to keep it green this St Patty’s Day weekend.
• DC writer Marc Masters and NC writer Grayson Currin have published their latest column The Out Door [Pitchfork]. This installment touches on how collaborations cross borders.
• Live review: Charles T Downey on the Takacs Quartet at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

Stuff to win:
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Red Hot Chili PeppersI’m With You on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• 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 Monday 3/19).
• 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).

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