ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 06-14-12



Articles


• Planning guides: DCist’s This Week in Jazz.

Fort Reno starts on Monday! But don’t look for the schedule on their site– as of this writing, the 2012 schedule had not been posted. The Washington CityPaper tells us that opening night will feature Teen Mom, Alarms & Controls, and Upforth.

• More of NPR’s favorites of 2012 so far: favorite classical albums.

• Preview: Christopher Porter on Neil Diamond [Washington Post Express]. Tonight at the Verizon Center.

• Interview: Rudi Greenberg talks to Marissa Nadler [Washington Post Express]. At DC9 tonight.

• Interview: Michael Parsons talks to Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows [Reel Film News]. The band plays Wolf Trap on 6/20.

• Christopher Porter on Oddisee [Washington Post Express].

• Arlington teens are producing a battle-of-the-bands at Artisphere this weekend [ARLnow]. They’ve been posting band profiles on the event’s Facebook page.

• Local band news: The newest Periphery track will premiere today on Liquid Metal Sirius XM, writes Outerloop Management on its Facebook page.

• Speaking of Periphery, here’s a video interview with Spencer and Misha by Hit the Floor Magazine at the Download Festival.

• CD Review: Frau Eva, Underneath Eyelids. Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Washington CityPaper]. Performing Saturday at the Black Cat.

• CD Review: Clams Casino, Instrumental Tape 2. Reviewed by Joe Colly [Pitchfork].



Listening


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is Grouplove, “Tongue Tied” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s DC music video of the day is (former DC band) Jukebox the Ghost, “Victoria”.

• Metal Injection has live video of Dying Fetus performing “From Womb to Waste” at Empire (formerly Jaxx) on 6/9.



Live Reviews

• Maeve McDermott on the Cribs at the Black Cat on 6/7 [The Vinyl District].

• Brian Ossip on Matt Skiba and the Sekrets at the Black Cat on 6/10 [DC Music Live].

• Mike Shomaker on Nobody Yet at All Saints Episcopal Church in Huntingtown, MD [DC Music Live].

• Marie Formica on Mogwai at the 9:30 Club on 6/11 [Brightest Young Things].

• William Alberque on 2:54 at the Rock & Roll Hotel [Brightest Young Things].



Giveaways


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see Grizzly Bear at the 9:30 Club on either 9/20 or 9/21 (winner gets to choose) (contest ends today at noon).
NEW Brightest Young Things is giving away tickets to Balkan Beat Box at the 9:30 club on 6/15 (no indication of when this contest ends).
NEW Brightest Young Things is giving away tickets to Spanglish Fly at the U Street Music Hall on 6/16 (no indication of when this contest ends).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to Social Distortion at the 9:30 club on either 11/6 or 11/7 (winner gets to choose) (contest ends Friday 6/15 at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Sufis self-titled album on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 6/19).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Yes‘s Open Your Eyes on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 6/19).
• Brightest Young Things is giving away tickets and a meet-and-greet with Childish Gambino at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on 6/23 (contest ends Wednesday 6/20).
• 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: Tuesday 06-12-12



Today’s New Releases (with locally-penned reviews)

the dB’s: Falling Off the Sky. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: The Lion the Beast the Beat. Reviewed by Timothy Bracy [Washingtno Post].

Symphonic Refrain: Start EP. Reviewed by Brian Ossip [DC Music Live].

the Tallest Man on Earth: There’s No Leaving Now. Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork].

Josh Turner: Punching Bag. Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post].

Bobby Womack: the Bravest Man in the Universe plus the Congos, Sun Araw, and M. Geddes Gengras: Icon Give Thanks. Reviewed by Chris Richards [Washington Post].

Usher: Looking 4 Myself. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Waka Flocka Flame: Triple F Life. Reviewed by Chris Richards [Washington Post].



Articles


• Planning guides: DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda. Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda.

• Interview: Aaron Leitko talks to music critic and WFMU host Jesse Jarnow, who wrote the Yo La Tengo biography Big Day Coming.

• Anne Midgette on changes for the Washington Choral Arts Society [Washington Post]. Norman Scribner, the Society’s founder (47 years ago!) and choral director, is retiring; his replacement is Scott Tucker of Cornell.

• Listen Local First interviews Matthew Nahmias about Eighteenth Street Lounge Radio.

• Michael J West on DC Jazz Festival [Washington CityPaper]: A report on CapitalBop‘s MegaFest and a postmortem on the festival.

• The show was last night, but here’s Philip Runco’s interview with Battles [Brightest Young Things].



Listening


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is Mogwai, “Rano Pano” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s DC music video of the day is Wale, “The Break Up Song”.

Daniel Johnston stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Gregory Ayers gives a review and audio of the Young Rapids, “Discuss” [DC Music Download].



Live Reviews

the Clean at the Rock & Roll Hotel: Reviewed by [DCist] and William Alberque [Brightest Young Things].

• Stephen Bradley on the Drowning Men at 6th & I [Washington Times].

• Jennifer Perry on Kristin Chenoweth at the Hippodrome Theatre [Maryland Theatre Guide].

• Stephen Brookes on the Vivaldi Project at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Arlington [Washington Post]. The concert was part of the Washington Early Music Festival.

• Farrah Skeiky on the Cribs with Devin at the Black Cat [Brightest Young Things].

• Kara Capelli on Oberhofer at the Black Cat [Brightest Young Things].

• Logan Donaldson on Danger at the Rock & Roll Hotel [Brightest Young Things].

• Blinkofanaye’s photos of Jimmy Cliff at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].



Giveaways


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to tonight’s Grass Widow show at Comet Ping Pong (contest ends today at noon).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to Yeasayer at the 9:30 Club on 11/14 (contest ends Wednesday 6/13 at noon).
• 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).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Sufis self-titled album on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 6/19).
• 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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