• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Things to Do in DC This Weekend.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist. Chris Richards also writes about the Nordic Jazz Fest [Washington Post Express].
• TBD’s guide to local shows this weekend.
• The Fort Reno schedule is finally announced [Washington CityPaper]. We’ve got the dates on our Fort Reno page.
• ShowlistDC’s recent changes.
Tonight – Friday, 22 June
• Preview/Interview: Mark Jenkins talks to Image Band [Washington Post]. Part of the Reggae Night at Carter Barron Amphitheatre.
• CD Review: Walk the Moon: Walk the Moon. Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. At the Black Cat.
• Preview: Matt Siblo on Hot Snakes [Washington CityPaper]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel.
• Preview/Interview: Marie Gullard on Angela Winbush [Washington Examiner]. At Blues Alley tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.
Saturday, 23 June
• Preview/Interview: Stephen Deusner talks to Laura Burhenn of Mynabirds [Washington Post Express]. At the Black Cat. Also, here’s Moira E McLaughlin’s Washington Post review of the Mynabirds’ new album Mynabirds: Generals.
• Preview/Interview: Nancy Dunham on Rascal Flatts [Washington Examiner]. At Jiffy Lube Live.
Sunday, 24 June
Monday, 25 June
Tuesday, 26 June
• Preview: Lindsay Zoladz on White Lung [Washington CityPaper]. At Joint Custody (web).
• CD Review: Lauren Mann: Over Land and Sea. Reviewed by Moira E McLaughlin [Washington Post]. At Jammin’ Java.
Wednesday, 27 June
• Preview: Steve Kiviat on the Smithsonian Folklife Festival [Washington CityPaper].
Thursday, 28 June
• CD Review: Brandi Carlile: Bear Creek. Reviewed by Catherine P Lewis [Washington Post]. At Wolf Trap.
• Preview: Michael J West on Lou Donaldson [Washington CityPaper]. At Blues Alley.
• Random local band news: DC thrashers Absolute Vengeance were on this episode of Brutally Delicious Food Show.
• The latest on BYT‘s “Write a suicide note to win Morrissey tickets” situation: If you didn’t think that BYT changed the contest on its own, you were right. Alex Baca at the Washington CityPaper talked to a representative of contest sponsor IMP, who confirmed that IMP asked BYT to change the contest. To catch up on how this story unfolded, here’s the backstory: BYT posted a contest on Monday asking readers to write suicide notes in order to enter a contest to win tickets to Morrissey’s show at Strathmore. I wrote about this in Tuesday’s Music Notes. The Washington CityPaper picked up the story later that day and got some quotes from BYT managing editor Logan Donaldson. On Tuesday night, BYT quietly changed the contest to say “string together a couple of paragraphs using only Morrissey’s lyrics”; I printed the full text of the new contest and a rant from their Assistant Editor Stephanie Breijo in Wednesday’s Music Notes, and DCist picked up the story, getting an additional quote from Donaldson. THEN, BYT took its contest down entirely (if you click on the contest link now, you’re taken to a login page). The Washington CityPaper reported on that, with an additional statement from Donaldson. And once again, here’s the CityPaper’s interview with IMP spokesperson Audrey Schaefer.
• Chris Richards on Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen, “It’s Always a Good Time” [Washington Post].
• Interview (sort of): David Malitz posts an email from David Berman of Silver Jews [Washington Post].
• Interview: Siriam Gopal talks to jazz bassist Michael Bowie of Siné Qua Non [DCist].
• Interview: Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie talks to Joey Harrison of Fire and the Wheel.
• Anne Midgette continues her coverage of the NSO‘s South American tour [Washington Post].
• I’m not sure about the objectivity of the 9:30 Club’s blog posting album reviews for bands that are playing the 9:30 club, but here is Kelsey Butterworth’s review of Jukebox the Ghost: Safe Travels [930club.tumblr.com]. At the 9:30 Club on Friday 6/29.
• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is Rubblebucket, “L’Homme” [DCist].
• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Oddisee featuring Olivier Daysoul, “You Know Who You Are”.
• Mariachi El Bronx stopped by NPR’s DC offices for a Tiny Desk Concert.
• Listen to the Distillers, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” [Washington CityPaper].
• Gina Rullo on Grouplove at the 9:30 Club [930club.tumblr.com].
• Cheryl Demas on the Cribs with Devin at the Black Cat on 6/7 [There Goes the Fear].
• Mary Chang on Two Door Cinema Club at Rams Head Live on 6/12 [There Goes the Fear].
• Reel Film News on the Hives at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].
• The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to The Mynabirds at the Black Cat on 6/23 (contest ends today at noon).
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Mynabirds, Generals on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 6/28).
• 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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