• Planning Guides: DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop.
• If you didn’t hear already, there was a bit of a kerfuffle at the Robyn DJ show at the U St Music Hall on Saturday, 7/7, where one of the security guards allegedly asked a gay couple to leave when he saw them dancing together. U-Hall’s co-owner Will Eastman wrote a lengthy apology and offered to host a free DJ night for the couple and their friends. Read more about this on Huffington Post and DCist and the Washington CityPaper.
• Ted Nugent on Obamacare [Washington Times].
• Preview: Rudi Greenberg on Wilco [Washington Post Express]. At Wolf Trap on 7/17 and 7/18. Remember that we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the 7/17 show!
• CD Review: Frank Ocean: Channel Orange – Reviewed by Chris Richards [Washington Post].
• CD Review: Mission of Burma: Unsound – Reviewed by DC writer Marc Masters [Pitchfork].
• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is the Frogs, “Reelin’ and Rockin’ #1″ [DCist].
• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Drop Electric, “Empire Trashed”.
• Listen: Sam Cooper & the Sleepwalkers, New Typewriter Moon [DC Music Download].
• Listen: Fat Trel, “Where We Go” [Washington CityPaper].
• Listen: DC Music Download’s Local Music Day Playlist.
• Marcus Dowling’s review of Mindless Behavior at DAR Constitution Hall, 7/7/12 [Brightest Young Things].
• Zelena Williams’s photos of lowercase letters, the CooLots, and Blue Country at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 7/7/12 [DC Music Download].
• ShowlistDC (that’s us!) is giving away a pair of orchestra tickets to see Wilco and the Lee Ranaldo Band at Wolf Trap on 7/17 (contest ends Thursday 7/12).
• DC Music Download is giving away tickets to the Fillmore’s “Local Rock Series” featuring Bravenoise and Black Dog Prowl, 7/13/12 (contest ends Thursday 7/12 at noon).
• NEW Guitars at Chucks is giving away a pair of tickets to Santana and the Allman Brothers Band at Merriweather Post Pavilion (contest ends Monday 7/16).
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a signed copy of Japandroids‘ Celebration Rock. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 7/17).
• 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).
• 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).
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