• Planning Guides: DC Music Live’s Weekly Roundup.
• Interview: Gregory Ayes talks to Redline Graffiti [DC Music Download].
• Interview: Elliott Wallace talks to Justin Trawick [DC Music Download].
• Venue staff news: the Black Cat‘s booking person Vicki Savoula is leaving the Black Cat to start a career in education [Washington CityPaper].
• Here’s a profile of Sasha Lord, who books shows at Comet Ping Pong [Pink Line Project].
• Venue news: the Lincoln Theatre is seeking a new operator [Washington CityPaper].
• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Drop Electric, “Bankrolled Hominid”.
• DCist’s song of the day is Charli XCX, “You’re The One”.
• Listen/watch: the Walkmen stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.
• Clay Conger on Nighttime Adventure Society‘s “I’m So Tired” [DC Music Download].
• Megan Buerger on Identity Festival at Jiffy Lube Live, 7/27/12 [Washington Post].
• Andy Hess on Liars at the U Street Music Hall [DCist].
• David Hintz on Kwame Darko, DZD, and Marco at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 7/27/12 [DC Rock Live].
• ChunkyGlasses.com on Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, and James Murphy at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/22/12.
• Ariel Hixson on Frank Ocean at the 9:30 Club [DC Music Live].
• Photos from Capitol Groove Music Fest at the Fairgrounds DC, 7/28/12 [DC Music Download].
• NEW DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to Static-X, Prong, Davey Suicide, and 9Electric at the Fillmore on 9/1 (contest ends Tuesday 7/31 at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Ed Sheeran‘s + (Plus) on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 8/1).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Features‘ Still Lost, Volume One on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 8/2).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Leland Sundries‘ Roller Derby Queen 7″. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 8/2).
• WMAL is giving away tickets to Ted Nugent at the Fillmore on 8/3 (no indication of when this contest ends).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see Linkin Park and Mutemath at Jiffy Lube Live on 8/11 (contest ends 8/5).
• 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).