Today’s New Releases (with local reviews)
• B.o.B.: Strange Clouds – Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post]. At U of Maryland’s Byrd Stadium on 5/4.
• Trouble Books: Concatenating Fields – Reviewed by Zach Kelly [Pitchfork].
• Planning guides: DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda. Washington Post Going Out Guide’s best events in DC this week and Nightlife Agenda.
• Chris Richards writes of Young Jeezy, President Obama, and the White House’s complicated relationship with hip-hop [Washington Post]. The zingers were zinging at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, but one seemed to fall a smidge flat: President Obama’s promise to start singing Young Jeezy songs in public if he wins a second term. “In my first term I sang Al Green,” the president said, referencing his off-the-cuff performance of Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theatre in January. “In my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy.”
• Not really a live review, since the writer wasn’t there: Jonathan Fischer on Ian MacKaye‘s surprise 50th birthday party concert at St Stephen’s on Saturday night [Washington CityPaper]. There’s more information over on WTOP.
• What else did you miss this weekend? A$AB Rocky brought out Fat Trel at the 9:30 Club [Washington CityPaper]. You can see Fat Trel headline later this month at Empire (the Springfield club formerly known as Jaxx).
• All Our Noise goes backstage with Perfume Genius at a recent show at IOTA.
• If you’re planning on using the IMP-sponsored Rock & Bus to get to shows at Merriweather Post Pavilion this summer, do your homework first: the service was a disaster at this weekend’s Sweetlife Festival [Washington CityPaper].
• Listen: you can download Black Cobain‘s Cheers [Washington CityPaper].
• Listen/watch: NPR recorded Kishi Bashi at the 9:30 Club on April 3rd.
• Bassist wanted: for local metal outfit Yesterday’s Saints. Check out the ad.
• Stephen Bradley on Kina Grannis at the 9:30 Club [Washington Times].
• Cecelia Porter on Washington Bach Consort at the National Presbyterian Church [Washington Post].
• Joan Reinthaler on Kioi Sinfonietta Tokio at the National Gallery of Art [Washington Post].
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of I Break Horses‘ Hearts on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Rush at Jiffy Lube Live on 9/9 (contest ends Thursday 5/3 at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Megan Reilly‘s The Wall on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 5/3).
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of 4onthefloor‘s Lion & Lamb on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Friday 5/4).
• 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).
• 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 OAR at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 8/10 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).
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