ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 06-08-12

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning guides:
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• Brightest Young Things’ Best Weekend Bets.
• DCist’s This Week in Jazz.
• TBD points you to concerts featuring musicians who’ve been on TV (yes, Flavor Flav is in town).
• We’re trying something new. Go to this page to see all the shows that have been added or changed on ShowlistDC in the past 7 days.

Tonight – Friday, 8 June
• Interview: Marie Gullard talks to Kenny Garrett [Washington Examiner]. Performing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Blues Alley.
• Preview: Shauna Miller on Queen tribute band Queen Extravaganza [Washington Post Express]. Tonight at the 9:30 Club.

Saturday, 9 June
• Preview/Interview: Marie Gullard talks to violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg of the BSO [Washington Examiner]. The BSO performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at Strathmore to close out its season.
• Preview: Kriston Capps on the Rock the Block Festival in Kensington, MD [Washington CityPaper].

Sunday, 10 June
• Preview/Interview: Moira E McLaughlin on 2:54 [Washington Post]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel.
• Preview: Stephen Bradley on Rachel Platten [Washington Times]. Performing at Jammin’ Java.
• Preview: Sadie Dingfelder on the Make It Mount Pleasant fair in Mt Pleasant, DC [Washington CityPaper]. The blurb talks about the crafts vendors, but there will be music as well (see our main page for details).
• CD Review: Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Twenty Dozen. Reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post]. At Wolf Trap as part of Louisiana Swamp Romp. note: there’s no link to Joyce’s review because we couldn’t find it on the Post’s web site anywhere. May have to check the hard copy of the paper for it; we’ll keep looking for a link.

Monday, 11 June

Tuesday, 12 June
• Jonathan L Fischer on Grass Widow [Washington CityPaper]. At Comet Ping Pong.

Wednesday, 13 June
• CD Review: Langhorne Slim: The Way We Move. Reviewed by Chris Kompanek [Washington Post]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel.

Thursday, 14 June
• CD Review: Marissa Nadler: the Sister. Reviewed by Dan Miller [Washington Post]. At DC9.
• CD Review: Chris Smither: Hundred Dollar Valentine. Reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. At Baldwin’s Station and Pub in Sykesville, MD.


• David Malitz guesses who’s going to be at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest this year [Washington Post].

• CD Review: Azealia Banks: 1991 EP. Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork].

• CD Review: Janel & Anthony: Where Is Home. Reviewed by Joe Warminsky [Washington CityPaper].

• CD Review: Mutilation Rites: I Am Legion. Reviewed by Now Seitan Makes Your Rules!

• No longer missing: Mark Anderson, owner of the DC Improv, was found dead Wednesday morning in Arizona [Washington CityPaper].

• The show was last night, but here’s Catherine McCarthy’s interview with Ben Taylor of JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound [DCist]

• The show was last night, but here’s Jon Pacella’s interview with Elvis Suissa of Three Bad Jacks [9:30 Club].


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is the Cribs‘s “Men’s Needs” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s DC music video of the day is Presto Bando, “Walking in the Air”.

• DCist presents the premiere of Frau Eva‘s video for “Underwater”.

High on Fire pulled out of the Mayhem Festival Tour since HoF frontman Matt Pike checked into rehab [MetalInsider]. Mayhem Fest is at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/29.

Live Reviews

• Michael J West on the DC Jazz Festival at the Atlas on 6/6/12 [Washington CityPaper]. Performance included Rodney Richardson Trio and Lena Seikaly.

• Aaron Leitko on Omar Souleyman at the 9:30 Club [Washington Post].

• Robert Battey on the NSO‘s season-closing program at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

• Fuzzy Logic on Black Hills at the Black Cat, 5/23/12.


• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of pavilion tickets to the Kooks with Foster the People and Kimbra at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 6/10 (contest ends today at noon).
NEW DC Music Download is giving away a slew of tickets: Bass Drum of Death, Yamantaka, Scott Lucas and the Married Men (contests end today at noon, Saturday at midnight, and Monday 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).
• 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 02-17-12

Are you sick of reading the name Sharon Van Etten here and everywhere else in DC’s news this week? Dude, her show was LAST SATURDAY; shouldn’t we have moved on to other things by now?! Thankfully, while there is one more SVE mention below (sorry!), we’ve also got a lengthy roundup of reading about bands coming through town in the next week– plenty of new shows to discover to get your mind off of Ms Van Etten. Thanks for another great week! Have a great weekend, and remember you can add this blog to your RSS feed with

Press about shows for the week ahead:
Washingtonian’s music picks for the next week. TBD on CD release shows this weekend.
• Washington CityPaper’s Guide to the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. DCist also has a preview, and the Michael J West at the Washington CityPaper interviewed Afro-Blue’s Integriti Reeves, who is performing at the Fest on Sunday. West also reviewed Lena Seikaly‘s new album Lovely Changes.
Article: Kristen Paige-Kirby on Duke Ellington [Express], for whom the “Discover Ellington” festival is this weekend at Strathmore. Paige-Kirby also interviews Brian Stokes Mitchell, who performs tonight.
Mike Joyce on Kim Waters‘s album This Heart of Mine [Washington Post] – at Blues Alley Friday through Sunday, 2/17-2/19.
CD Review: Catherine Lewis on Since Antarctica‘s new EP Aurorae [Washington Post] – at Jammin’ Java on Saturday 2/18.
Writeup: Mike Paarlberg on Dead Milkmen [Washington CityPaper] – U Street Music Hall on Saturday 2/18.
Writeup: Steve Kiviat on Homayoun Shajarian [Washington CityPaper] – Lisner on Sunday 2/19.
Interview: Dave Malitz on Ben Lee [Washington Post]. Lee is at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Monday 2/20.
CD Review: Geoffrey Himes on Otis Taylor‘s new album Contraband [Washington Post] – at Blues Alley on Wednesday 2/22 and Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis on Thursday 2/23.
Writeup: Reese Higgins on the Twilight Sad [Washington CityPaper] – Rock & Roll Hotel on Thursday 2/23. Dan Miller does an album review of the group’s new No One Can Ever Know [Washington Post].
Chris Kompanek on Saul Williams‘s album Volcanic Sunlight [Washington Post] – at the Black Cat on Thursday 2/23.

Other things to read:
CD Review: David Dunlap Jr on Adam WarRock‘s album You Dare Call That Thing Human?!? [Washington CityPaper].
• Live reviews: Stephen Brookes on the Emerson String Quartet at Strathmore [Washington Post]. Joe Banno on baritone Florian Boesch at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater [Washington Post]. Anne Midgette on Conductor Herbert Blomstedt and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post] – this program repeats Saturday 2/18 and Sunday 2/19.

Things to listen to and/or watch:
Joan Soriano stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk concert.
Video: Sharon Van Etten at the Black Cat [All Our Noise].

Free stuff:
• The Rogers Revue has tickets to Disney On Ice at the Verizon Center on 2/18 (contest ends today).
• the Vinyl District has tickets to Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) at the 9:30 Club on 2/20 (contest ends 2/20 at noon).
• 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).