Ticket giveaway: Luray at 6th & I, Saturday, 24 August 2013

Banjo-driven indie folk band Luray is headlining 6th & I‘s intimate Downstairs space this Saturday, 24 August, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets! This is a particularly special show, because it’s the CD Release show for the group’s debut album The Wilder, which comes out officially next Tuesday August 27th. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d be doing on Saturday instead of going to this show, and I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 22 August at noon Eastern. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry and won’t be added to any sort of mailing list). If you’re a hotmail user, please add showlistdc@gmail.com to your address book or no-spam list, as other hotmail users have had problems with emails from us not getting through. Also note that we ask winners to respond within 24 hours, or else we have to pick another winner, so make sure to check your email regularly!

Luray is fronted by DC-based singer-songwriter Shannon Carey, and The Wilder was recorded in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with her brother Sean Carey (of S. Carey and Bon Iver) and also features her brother Colin Carey (vibes/drums) and husband Gabriel Wisniewski (electric guitar). But the heart of the band lies with her banjo, which adds hints of bluegrass to her folky indie-rock. Luray has been playing shows all over town for the past few years, playing with locals like Justin Jones, Justin Trawick, and Ms. Fridrich, as well as touring musicians like Jim White and the Spring Standards.

You can hear Luray’s music over at her Soundcloud page, and I’ve linked a few videos below.

Opening this show is local folk-rock band Kindlewood, whose music you can hear on their bandcamp page. We’ve put a Kindlewood video below as well!

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If you come across this post after the contest has closed, or if you’re not the lucky winner, then you can pick up tickets for $10, plus service fees, via ticketmaster.com.

The contest has ended and the winner has been notified. Thanks!

ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 08-10-12

Time Off and Feedback Requested

Even people who run concert calendars need a few days off. I’m going off the grid– to a land where my Google Reader doesn’t work (yes, such a place does exist!) until late next week. There will be no Music Notes until then….

….which leads me to this: I’ve been posting these daily Music Notes for six months now (the first Music Notes was on 6 February 2012), and I’m looking for feedback: do people like the feature? I’m thinking about scaling back and not publishing every day– it’s not that I don’t enjoy compiling links, but it’s a huge daily effort. Would you like to see this post every day? Or would once/twice a week be sufficient? Are there certain days (Tuesday’s new releases; Friday’s Weekend Planner) that are helpful/not that useful? Should it just go away completely? Do you like the types of links we round up? Should we change our format? Let me know your thoughts, either by posting a comment here or via email, showlistdc@gmail.com, and stay tuned to see how this roundup changes when I get back next week. Thanks for reading!

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning Guides:
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• ShowlistDC’s list of recently-added and changed shows.

Today – Friday, 10 August
• Interview: Siriam Gopal talks to Frederico Gonzalez Pena [DCist]. At Bohemian Caverns tonight and Saturday.
• Interview: We Love DC talks to Shark Week. Washington CityPaper also writes about the band. At Montserrat House.
• Preview: Lindsay Zoladz on the rally for Pussy Riot outside the Russian Embassy [Washington CityPaper].
• Preview/Interview: Steven Deusner on the Very Best [Washington Post Express]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel. Review of TVB’s MTMTMK by Catherine P Lewis (that’s me!) [Washington Post].
• CD Review: Kasey Chambers, Storybook. Reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. At the Birchmere.

Saturday, 11 August
• Profile/Interview: Elliott Wallace on Black Clouds [DC Music Download]. At the Red Palace.
• Preview: Jonathan Fischer on Calvin Johnson [Washington CityPaper]. At Meeps.

Sunday, 12 August
• Preview/Interview: Chris Richards on Grace Potter [Washington Post]. At FedEx Field.
• Preview: Steve Kiviat on Daddy Yankee [Washington CityPaper]. At Ibiza.

Monday, 13 August
• CD Review: Joe Walsh, Analog Man. Reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post]. At Wolf Trap.
• CD Review: Kasey Chambers, Storybook. Reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. At Rams Head Tavern.

Tuesday, 14 August

Wednesday, 15 August
• CD Review: Birthmark, Antibodies. Reviewed by Moira E McLaughlin [Washington Post]. At the Black Cat.

Thursday, 16 August
• CD Review: Chatham County Line: Sight & Sound. Reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. At Rams Head Tavern.


• DC Music Live has a long feature on independent record stores from the folks at Som Records.

• The writers at ChunkyGlasses.com discuss their thoughts on JEFF the Brotherhood, Hypnotic Nights.


• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is the Dismemberment Plan, “Time Bomb”.

• DCist’s music video of the day is Cat Power, “Cherokee”.

Live Reviews

• David Hintz on Ms Fridrich, Luray, and the Sweater Set at the Velvet Lounge, 8/8/12 [DC Rock Live].

• Clay Conger on Presto Bando, Southwork, Conveyor, and Drop Electric at the STPP Benefit at the Black Cat, 8/3/12 [DC Music Download].

• We Love DC on Millie Jackson at the Howard Theatre, 8/3/12.


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to Real Estate at the 9:30 Club, 8/12/12 (contest ends today at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Civil Twilight‘s Holy Weather on vinyl (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to Aerosmith and Cheap Trick at Jiffy Lube Live, 8/12/12 (contest ends today at noon).
NEW DC101 is giving away tickets to the Rockstar UPROAR festival with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and more. Show is at Jiffy Lube Live on 9/2 (no indication of when this giveaway ends).
NEW DC101 is giving away tickets to Ben Harper‘s acoustic show at Wolf Trap on 9/4 (contest ends 8/26).
NEW DC101 is giving away front row tickets to DC101′s Kerfuffle with the Offspring, Sublime, Rome, Garbage, etc., at Jiffy Lube Live on 9/15 (contest ends 9/3).
• 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).