• Planning guides: DC Music Download’s Weekday Hits.
• On the DC Jazz Festival: Michael J West on the festival’s repetitive programming [Washington CityPaper].
• It costs $1 million per week to take a major symphony orchestra on tour. Anne Midgette reports on what the NSO gets out of its South American tour [Washington Post].
• Jennifer Lohmanns on local bands’ Kickstarter campaigns [DC Music Download].
• The show was this weekend, but here’s Michael J West’s interview with pianist Alex Brown [Washington CityPaper].
• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is Ru-Paul, “Glamazon” [DCist].
• Hometown Sounds DC’s DC music video of the day is Empresarios vs. Nate Dogg, “Regulate Mis Amigos”.
• DC Music Download’s Local Listening Booth.
• Heavy Uber Alles on Three Bad Jacks at the U Street Music Hall.
• Stephen Brookes on L’Arabesque Baroque at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle [Washington Post. The concert was part of the Washington Early Music Festival.
• Joe Banno on the BSO with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg at Strathmore [Washington Post].
• Robert Battey on violinist Yevgeny Kutik and pianist Timothy Bozarth at the Embassy of Poland [Washington Post].
• Stephen Brookes on the American Chamber Players at the Kreeger Museum [Washington Post].
• Ben Price on Maryland DeathFest X‘s Saturday performances [Inhuman Youth]. Includes audio of Brujeria‘s set.
• Brandon Wu’s photos of Janel & Anthony at Iota [Washington CityPaper]. In other news, Brandon Wu has moved back to DC!
• Cornelius Crimple on Get the Led Out at Wolf Trap [Washington Times].
• Reel Flim News has photos of Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, and Justin Jones at Wolf Trap.
• Reel Film News has photos of Legends of Hip-Hop from Celebrate Fairfax.
• DC Music Download is giving away a slew of tickets: Bass Drum of Death, Yamantaka, Scott Lucas and the Married Men (contests ended over the weekend and today at midnight).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Temper Trap‘s “Need Your Love” picture disc 7″. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 6/13).
• Washingtonian is giving away a pair of tickets to see the Beach Boys at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 6/15 (contest ends Wednesday 6/13).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to The Great American Festival featuring Eve 6, Ozomatli, and more, at the National Harbor on 6/30 (no indication of when this contest ends).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to see Everclear, Sugar Ray, the Gin Blossoms, Lit, and Marcy Playground at Wolf Trap on 7/25 (no indication of when this contest ends).
• Metal Injection is giving away tickets to the Rockstar Mayhem Fest featuring Slipknot, Slayer, and Motorhead at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/29 (contest ends “randomly” as the concert date approaches).
• 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 System of a Down with the Deftones at the Verizon Center on 8/7 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see OAR at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 8/10 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).
• 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).
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