ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 04-13-12

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

General planning guides
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• TBD wonders if you recognize any of these bands, who contain musicians you’ve probably seen before.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• The Rogers Revue on this weekend’s performances at the Barns at Wolf Trap.

Tonight (Friday 13 April)
• Lots of press on Endangered Blood performs at the Atlas: Interview with Trevor Dunn by Luke Stewart [Capital Bop]. Preview by Michael J West [Washington CityPaper].
• Preview/interview: Siriam Gopal talks to Anoushka Shankar [DCist]. Performing at Lisner Auditorium.
• Preview/interview: Stephen M Deusner talks to Richard Edwards of Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s [Express]. Performing at the Rock & Roll Hotel.
• Preview/interview: Emily Cary on violinst Rachel Barton Pine [Washington Examiner]. Performing tonight at the Barns of Wolf Trap.
• CD Review: Catherine Russell: Strictly Romancin’ – Reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post]. Performing at Kennedy Center’s KC Jazz Club.

Saturday 14 April
• CD Review: Silo Halo: Night and the City – Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. The Washington CityPaper reviews the track “Which Wire Do I Choose?“. Performing at Comet Ping Pong.
• CD Review: Lost in the Trees: A Church That Fits Our Needs – Reviewed by Catherine P Lewis (yup, that’s me!) [Washington Post]. There’s also a preview by Amanda Erickson [Express]. Performing at the Black Cat.
• Preview/interview: Marie Gullard on the BSO‘s Evening of Russian Orchestral Showpieces [Washington Examiner]. Performing at Strathmore.

Sunday 15 April
• Preview/interview: David Malitz talks to Lambchop [Washington Post]. At IOTA.
• Preview/interview: Nancy Dunham talks to the All-American Rejects [Washington Examiner]. At the 9:30 Club.

Wednesday 18 April
• Preview: Ally Schweitzer on Morton Subotnick [Washington CityPaper]. At the Clarice Smith Center at UMD.

Thursday 19 April
• CD Review: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: Pound of Dirt – Reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post]. Performing at the Hamilton. Remember that we’re giving away tickets to this show too!
• CD Review: Hospitality: Hospitality – Reviewed by Moira E McLaughlin [Washington Post]. Performing at Black Cat with Eleanor Friedberger.


• DC’s used record stores are catching a break this week [Washington CityPaper]. While record stores with some used inventory, used book stores, and vintage and antique shops do have to obtain a secondhand business license—as opposed to the less restrictive general business license—they’ll have more than seven days to do it. And regulators at DCRA are taking a close look at the secondhand business license’s more onerous requirements.

• DC writer Marc Masters and NC writer Grayson Currin have written another edition of their column The Out Door [Pitchfork]. In this edition of our monthly experimental music column, “The Out Door,” we discuss the storied career of Swans and Rhys Chatham-collaborator Jonathan Kane of the band February, look at the inventive, underrated legacy of San Francisco band rRope and provide you with an alternative Record Store Day shopping list. But first we explore recent diverse experiments in spoken word.

• Listen: Novalima stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Listen: Local music blog (and festival organizer) Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie is celebrating its one-year anniversary…. by giving us songs from 20 of the bands that are performing at this year’s STPPFest. The fest will be October 5, 6, and 7.

• For Sale: King Giant guitarist Todd Ingram is selling the Flying V he played in the band’s “Appomatox” video. It’s got classic 57 pickups and an ebony fret board and was purchased specifically for the video. Check the link for how to contact TI if you’re interested in this piece of DC metal history.

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with a profile of Bloody Phoenix.

• Trisha Yearwood will be following in Lisa Loeb’s footsteps with a cooking show on the Food Network [Washington Examiner]. “For me, cooking is very connected to my family and friends,” said Yearwood. “Every recipe on the show carries wonderful memories with my loved ones. … I really see this as a tribute to my mom [Gwen Yearwood] who passed away last year.”

Live Reviews

• Emily Yahr on Hot Chelle Rae at the 9:30 Club [Washington Post].

• David Malitz on Tanlines at DC9 [Washington Post].

• Joe Banno on soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater [Washington Post].

• Metal Chris on Onslaught and M-Pire of Evil at the U St Music Hall [].

• Valerie Paschall on Nada Surf and An Horse at the 9:30 Club [DCist].

• David Turner on Yellow Ostrich at the Black Cat [All Things Go].

• Metallomusikum reminisces about last year’s Anthrax, Testament, and Death Angel show at the Fillmore.


• ShowlistDC is giving away two pair of tickets to Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Hamilton on 4/19 (contest ends tonight at midnight).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Creed at the Warner Theatre on 4/24 (contest ends Sunday 4/15).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see Mayer Hawthorne and the County at the 9:30 Club on 4/17 (contest ends Monday 4/16).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Neil Nathan‘s The Distance Calls on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing list (contest ends Tuesday 4/17).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Imperial Teen‘s Feel the Sound on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 4/18).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a signed copy of Lucero‘s Women & Work on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 4/19).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Nickelback at the Verizon Center on 4/30 (contest ends Monday 4/23).
• 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).

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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 02-14-12

Things to read:
• Local band lineup change alert: singer Nick Kelly shares some words about his last week in power-metal band Division. There’s still one more chance to see Nick sing with Division, but it’ll involve a drive: the band is playing this Saturday at Balls Bluff Tavern, 2-D Loudoun Street Southwest, Leesburg, VA.
• the DC-related Whitney Houston coverage continues: DCist remembers Houston’s last public DC-area show, in 1997 at DAR Constitution Hall.
• Ever wonder what types of things go on at the Fillmore Silver Spring on nights when the venue doesn’t have a concert? Washingtonian’s blog stopped by there this weekend to find a Valentine’s dance for 90-year-old members of the community.
• DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda.
• Timothy Bracy on Tennis‘s Young and Old for the Washington Post. Tennis is at the Black Cat on March 7.
• DC writer Joe Colly on Various Artists: We Are the Works In Progress (Asa Wa Kuru) for Pitchfork.
• Live reviews: Francis Chung on Sharon van Etten at the Black Cat [DCist]. Robert Battey on Voxare String Quartet at the Phillips Collection [Washington Post]. Charles T Downey on Leif Ove Andsnes at Strathmore [Washington Post]. Alan Duckworth on Steve Aoki at the Fillmore Silver Spring [the Rogers Revue]. We Love DC on the Sockets Records showcase at the Black Cat.

Things to listen to and/or watch:
• NPR brings us the video for Lambchop‘s “Gone Tomorrow”. The band will be at IOTA on April 15.
• NPR’s tiny desk concert with Red Baraat.

Today’s new releases:
Band of Skulls: Sweet Sour [Vagrant] – playing at the 9:30 Club on March 24.
Islands: A Sleep & A Forgetting [Anti-] – playing at the Black Cat on February 22.
Punch Brothers: Who’s Feeling Young Now? [Nonesuch] – playing at the 9:30 Club on April 27.
Rosie Thomas: With Love [101] – playing at Jammin’ Java on March 16.
the Dunwells: Blind Sided Faith [Playing in Traffic] – playing at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on May 10th (all-ages matinee!).
Heartless Bastards: Arrow [Partisian Records] – playing at the Ottobar in Baltimore on February 27.
Catherine Russell: Strictly Romancin’ [World Village] – playing at the Kennedy Center on April 13.

Free stuff:
• The Vinyl District has a copy of Of Montreal‘s Paralytic Stalks on yellow vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address. (contest ends today)
• The Vinyl District has tickets to Zola Jesus at U Street Music Hall on 2/16 (contest ends 2/15 at noon)
• Tittsworth has tickets to Moombahton Massive XII at U-Hall on 2/15 (contest end date unknown; presumably Wednesday).
• The Rogers Revue has tickets to Disney On Ice at the Verizon Center on 2/18 (contest ends 2/17).