ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 05-15-12

Today’s New Release (with locally-written reviews)

Beach House: Bloom – Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork] and by Chris Richards [Washington Post].

Best Coast: The Only Place – Reviewed by David Malitz [the Washington Post]. At the 9:30 Club on 7/14.

Adam Lambert: Tresspassing – Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post] and by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Motion Sickness of Time Travel: Motion Sickness of Time Travel – Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

Willie Nelson: Heroes – Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Roomrunner: Super Vague EP – Reviewed by Aaron Leitko [Pitchfork].

Rye Rye: Go! Pop! Bang! – Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].


• Local venue news: We got a press release from the folks at Live Nation about Jiffy Lube Live (formerly Nissan Pavilion) about some of the changes to expect this season:
      – Local food trucks will be stopping by the venue at concerts.
      – There’s apparently a 32-oz fountain soda for sale that comes with free refills.
      – New speakers and upgraded video projectors on the lawn.
      – All day-of-show information (parking lot times, set times, permitted items, etc) will be on JLL’s facebook page,
      – There’s also a LiveNation iPhone app– we’re not sure exactly how crucial this is, but it might make buying tickets easier. Check it out at this link.
      – Remember that JLL lifted its tailgating ban earlier this year!
ShowlistDC has JLL’s schedule posted here.

• Interview/Preview: Jonathan Druy talks to the BreedersKelley Deal [We Love DC]. Deal’s acoustic project R. Ring plays at DC9 tonight.

• Interview/Preview: Tanya Pai talks to James Morrison [Washingtonian]. At the 9:30 Club on Wednesday.

• Interview/Preview: Stephanie Williams talks to Fire and the Wheel [DC Music Download]. At the Black Cat on Saturday.

• Local band news: Periphery‘s new album now has a release date of July 3rd. Apparently the band had no idea [Metal Injection].

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with an interview with Tsjuder‘s drummer Anti-Christian.

Silo Halo‘s Midwestern Tour Diary, Day 5 [DCist].

• Listen: Tabi Bonney‘s “Chop Chop” [Washington CityPaper].

• Video: Maimouna Youssef‘s “I Got a Man” [Hometown Sounds DC].

• Listen Local First is curating a Live Showcase & Panel on Web Streaming on Thursday 5/17.

Live Reviews

• Stephen Bradley on Black Taxi at the Black Cat [Washington Times].


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Keane‘s Strangeland on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 5/17).
• 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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Ticket Giveaway: Rush at Jiffy Lube Live on 9 September 2012

Canadian rock trio Rush are performing at Jiffy Lube Live (formerly Nissan Pavilion) on Sunday, September 9th, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets before you can buy them! That’s right, tickets go on sale via this Friday, May 4th at 10 AM, but we’re giving away a pair of tickets before then! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me what song you’d most want to hear Rush play live, and I’ll pick a winner at random (using on Thursday, 3 May at 5 PM Eastern. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry). Note that the tickets we’re giving away are seats inside the pavilion, not lawn seats– this is an awesome deal for Rush fans to see the band up close!

Rush formed in Toronto in 1968, and over the decades since then, the influential prog-rock trio has become known for the stratospheric vocals of bassist/keyboardist Geddy Lee, the powerhouse drumming of lyricist Neil Peart, and the guitar riffs of Alex Lifeson. Their last show in the area was in September of 2010, where they played their classic 1981 album Moving Pictures (the one with hits like “Tom Sawyer”, “YYZ”, and “Limelight”) in its entirety, as well as a bunch of other songs spanning their career (I was lucky enough to get to review the concert for the Washington Post’s Express; you can read my review– which includes the show’s set list– here). This time around, though, they’ll be touring in support of their new album, Clockwork Angels, which is due to come out on June 12th, so they’re almost certain to play a lot of new songs in addition to their old hits. You can listen to their latest single from the album, “Headlong Flight”, in the youtube video below, to get a flavor of what their new material will sound like. Rush is touring without an opener (that seems to be standard for them of late), so we’re expecting that they’ll play two long sets of music.

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CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks to all who entered – the winner will be notified shortly!