ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 05-15-12

Today’s New Release (with locally-written reviews)

Beach House: Bloom – Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork] and by Chris Richards [Washington Post].

Best Coast: The Only Place – Reviewed by David Malitz [the Washington Post]. At the 9:30 Club on 7/14.

Adam Lambert: Tresspassing – Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post] and by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Motion Sickness of Time Travel: Motion Sickness of Time Travel – Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

Willie Nelson: Heroes – Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Roomrunner: Super Vague EP – Reviewed by Aaron Leitko [Pitchfork].

Rye Rye: Go! Pop! Bang! – Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].


• Local venue news: We got a press release from the folks at Live Nation about Jiffy Lube Live (formerly Nissan Pavilion) about some of the changes to expect this season:
      – Local food trucks will be stopping by the venue at concerts.
      – There’s apparently a 32-oz fountain soda for sale that comes with free refills.
      – New speakers and upgraded video projectors on the lawn.
      – All day-of-show information (parking lot times, set times, permitted items, etc) will be on JLL’s facebook page,
      – There’s also a LiveNation iPhone app– we’re not sure exactly how crucial this is, but it might make buying tickets easier. Check it out at this link.
      – Remember that JLL lifted its tailgating ban earlier this year!
ShowlistDC has JLL’s schedule posted here.

• Interview/Preview: Jonathan Druy talks to the BreedersKelley Deal [We Love DC]. Deal’s acoustic project R. Ring plays at DC9 tonight.

• Interview/Preview: Tanya Pai talks to James Morrison [Washingtonian]. At the 9:30 Club on Wednesday.

• Interview/Preview: Stephanie Williams talks to Fire and the Wheel [DC Music Download]. At the Black Cat on Saturday.

• Local band news: Periphery‘s new album now has a release date of July 3rd. Apparently the band had no idea [Metal Injection].

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with an interview with Tsjuder‘s drummer Anti-Christian.

Silo Halo‘s Midwestern Tour Diary, Day 5 [DCist].

• Listen: Tabi Bonney‘s “Chop Chop” [Washington CityPaper].

• Video: Maimouna Youssef‘s “I Got a Man” [Hometown Sounds DC].

• Listen Local First is curating a Live Showcase & Panel on Web Streaming on Thursday 5/17.

Live Reviews

• Stephen Bradley on Black Taxi at the Black Cat [Washington Times].


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Keane‘s Strangeland on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 5/17).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to the sold-out Radiohead show at the Verizon Center on 6/3 (contest ends Sunday 5/27).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Dave Matthews Band at Jiffy Lube Live on 6/16 (contest ends Sunday 6/3).
• 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 OAR at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 8/10 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).

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