ShowlistDC Music Notes: Monday 07-30-12


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].

Live Reviews

• 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].

• Press about the Summerland Tour featuring Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Lit, and Marcy Playground at Wolf Trap: Rohan Mahadevan [DCist] and Denise A Levien [the Rogers Revue].

• 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].

• Reel Film News has photos of Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart at the Verizon Center.

• Photos from Capitol Groove Music Fest at the Fairgrounds DC, 7/28/12 [DC Music Download].


NEW 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 FeaturesStill 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 SundriesRoller 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).

ShowlistDC Music Notes: Wednesday 02-15-12

Things to Read:
• When you think about musicians that embody black history, do you think about the Rolling Stones? We don’t either, but apparently Mick Jagger– along with BB King, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Gary Clarke Jr., Trombone Shorty, and the Yardbirds’ Jeff Beck (seriously, what is up with this lineup?!)– will be performing at the White House to celebrate Black History Month, according to the NY Times. “Directed by Booker T. Jones of Booker T and the MGs, next week’s event will be taped and then broadcast by PBS on Feb. 27. The president will deliver remarks at the event. The ‘In Performance at the White House’ series goes back to 1978.”
Fort Reno is now accepting demos for local bands interested in playing the venue this summer.
• We Love DC offers this Q & A with Justin Trawick about his solo work and the 9 Songwriter Series that he curates. The 9 is at the Hamilton tonight (2/15), and Trawick is at the Black Cat on February 24.
• Capital Bop has an interview with saxophonist Tim Berne, who’s playing with his new ensemble Snakeoil at Bohemian Caverns on Sunday night as part of Transparent Productions’ winter/spring season.
• DCist’s this week in hip-hop.
• Heavy Uber Alles brings you six heavy tunes every week. This week’s installment comes courtesy of Scott O’Dowd, guitarist of Massachusetts stoner rock bands Black Thai and Cortez.
NPR’s Tom Moon on Dr. Dog. The band will be at the 9:30 Club on March 16.
• Photos: Erica Bruce captures Sharon van Etten at the Black Cat [Washington CityPaper]. Last Sunday’s DC Record Fair at the Riot Act Comedy Theater [the Vinyl District].
• Live Reviews: Allison Grossman on the Grey Area at Strathmore [the Vinyl District].

Things to listen to and/or watch:
Wale on Conan, earlier this week [DCist].
• Video of Foul Swoops live at CD Cellar last week [All Our Noise].

Free stuff:
• The Vinyl District has tickets to Zola Jesus at U Street Music Hall on 2/16 (contest ends today at noon)
• Tittsworth has tickets to Moombahton Massive XII at U-Hall on 2/15 (contest ends today)
• The Rogers Revue has tickets to Disney On Ice at the Verizon Center on 2/18 (contest ends 2/17).