Things to read:
• WAMA has announced the winners of the 2011 Wammies. Ally Schweitzer reacts [Washington CityPaper].
• Interview: Catherine McCarthy talks to Stillwater, OK, band Other Lives [DCist]. The band performs tonight at the Red Palace, but if you don’t have tickets, you’re out of luck: the show is now sold out.
• Interview: Ken Avis talks to Keiko Matsui, who is performing with the US Air Force Band at DAR Constitution Hall on Sunday.
• Interview: David Dunlap Jr. talks to comic book rapper Adam WarRock [Washington CityPaper].
• Local band notes: Guitarist Mike Blevins of Division writes a few words after the band’s last gig with vocalist Nick Kelly and bassist Tim Regan last weekend.
• Live Reviews: Jane Coyne on Julia Fischer at 6th & I [MD Theatre Guide]. Zola Jesus at the U Street Music Hall reviewed by Justin Duckham [the Vinyl District] and We Love DC.
Things to listen to and/or watch:
• Joyce El Khoury and Brian Jagde sing some Puccini at NPR’s DC offices for a Tiny Desk Concert.
Today’s new releases:
• Buckethead: Electric Sea [Metastation] – at Rams Head Live! on March 25.
• the Chieftans: Voice of Ages [Hear Music/Concord] – at the Kennedy Center on March 16. Review by Bill Friskics-Warren [Washington Post].
• Cursive: I Am Gemini [Saddle Creek] – at the Black Cat on April 6.
• Eluveitie: Helvetios [Nuclear Blast] – at Rams Head Live! on March 4.
• fun.: Some Nights [Fueled by Ramen] – at the Recher Theatre on March 2 and the 9:30 Club on March 3 and 4.
• Galactic: Carnivale Electricos [Anti-/Epitaph] – at 9:30 Club on February 23.
• Damien Jurado: Maraqopa [Secretly Canadian] – at the Black Cat on May 21.
• Angelique Kidjo: Spirit Rising [Razor & Tie] – at Lisner Auditorium on March 24.
• Lambchop: Mr. M [Merge] – at IOTA on 15 April and Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on 16 April.
• Max Raabe: One Cannot Kiss Alone [Decca] – at Strathmore on March 1.
• Sleigh Bells: Reign of Terror [Mom + Pop] – at 9:30 Club on March 27 (rescheduled from February 16). Review by Chris Richards [Washington Post].
• Tyga: Careless World: Rise of the Last King [Universal Republic] – at the Fillmore Silver Spring on March 5.
• Dinosaur Jr.: BUG Live at the 9:30 Club: In the Hands of the Fans DVD [MVD Visual].
• Grimes: Visions [4AD] – remember this nice Washington Post interview from last week? This week brings a review by David Malitz [Washington Post].
Stuff to win:
• DC 50/WDCW has tickets to Jim Jones with Nyemiah Supreme at U Street Music Hall on 3/5 (contest ends 3/1 at noon).