ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 06-15-12



Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner


Planning guides
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• Brightest Young Things’ best weekend bets.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• DCist’s This Week in Jazz.
• TBD’s guide to this weekend’s festivals.
• Washington Post Going Out Guide’s overview of this summer’s Carter Barron shows.
• ShowlistDC’s recent changes.

Tonight – Friday, 15 June
• Interview: Siriam Gopal talks to Balkan Beat Box [DCist]. At the 9:30 Club.
• Preview/Interview: Jess Righthand talks to Akua Allrich [Washington Post]. At the Carter Barron Amphitheatre as part of Jazz Night.
• Interview: Sophie Gilbert talks to Mike Love of the Beach Boys [Washingtonian]. Tonight at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
• Preview: Marie Gullard on Michael Mizrahi [Washington Examiner]. At the Mansion at Strathmore.

Saturday, 16 June
• Interview: Stephanie Williams talks to Frau Eva [DC Music Download]. At the Black Cat. There are also several CD reviews of Frau Eva’s new album, Underneath Eyelids: reviews by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post], Lindsay Zoladz [Washington CityPaper], and Nida Masiulis [DC Music Download].
• Preview: Nancy Dunham on Dave Matthews [Washington Examiner]. At Jiffy Lube Live.
• CD Review: Theresa Andersson, Street Parade. Reviewed by Jess Righthand [Washington Post]. At the Hamilton.
• CD Review: Michael Kiwanuka, Home Again. Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel.
• CD Review: Ramona Falls, Prophet. Reviewed by Dan Miller [Washington Post]. At the Red Palace.

Sunday, 17 June
• The Vinyl District’s DC Record Fair is at the Fillmore.

Monday, 18 June
• Preview: Matt Siblo on Neil Hamburger [Washington CityPaper]. At the Black Cat.

Tuesday, 19 June
n/a

Wednesday, 20 June
• Interview: Michael Parsons talks to Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows [Reel Film News]. At Wolf Trap.

Thursday, 21 June
• CD Review: Rubblebucket, Live in Chicago. Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. At the Hamilton.



Articles

• Shakeup at the Washington CityPaper: editor Michael Schaffer and Lydia DePillis (who writes the Housing Complex column) are joining the New Republic. Managing Editor Mike Madden is taking Schaffer’s place, and Arts Editor Jonathan L Fischer is taking Madden’s. If you’d like to read the emails from these folks, here are some reports from folks who are intricately linked to the WCP folks: Ben Freed [DCist] and Andrew Beaujon [Poynter].

• Ave atque vale: Washington Choral Arts Society founder Norman Scribner has officially (and literally) passed the baton to Scott Tucker after 47 years [Washington Post]. There’s a photo gallery too. Mike Paarlberg also writes about Scribner’s send-off [Washington CityPaper].

• Chris Richards on Singing and Praying bands [Washington Post].

• Interview: Chris Richards talks to Tabi Bonney about his father’s musical influence [Washington Post].

• CD Review: Catcall, the Warmest Place. Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork].

• CD Review: Eric Copeland, Limbo. Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

• CD Review: These United States, These United States and Justin Jones, Fading Light. Reviewed by Joe Warminsky [Washington CityPaper].



Listening


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is the Mynabirds, “Body of Work” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s DC music video of the day is Mustafa Abkar, “Call Me”.

• Marcus J Moore on Tamara Wellons, “Ah God” [Washington CityPaper].



Live Reviews


• Mark Jenkins on Céu and Curumin at 6th & I [Washington Post].

• Dave McKenna on Against Me! at the Fillmore [Washington Post]. Jeb Gavin also reviewed the show (which featured The Cult) [Brightest Young Things].

• Brightest Young Things on Two Door Cinema Club and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Rams Head Live.



Giveaways


NEW Brightest Young Things is giving away tickets to see Animal Collective at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 10/2 (contest ends today at 10 am).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to Destroyer at the 9:30 Club on 6/16 (contest ends today at noon).
• 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 today 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).
• 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‚Äôs 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 04-24-12



Local Reviews of Today’s New Releases


Brendan Benson: What Kind of World. Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork] and by Andrew Leahey (scroll down) [Washington Times].

Eve 6: Speak In Code. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Mean Jeans: On Mars. Reviewed by David Malitz [Washington Post].

Rare Essence: Mixtape Vol. 1. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].

Volcano the Bear: Golden Rhythm/Ink Music. Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

Jack White: Blunderbuss. Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post] and by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].



Articles


Chuck Brown go-goes to the hospital. His show this weekend at the Howard Theatre has been rescheduled to 6/29.

• Interview: Valerie Paschall talks to America Hearts [DCist].

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with a profile of The Devil’s Blood and an interview with Dragged Into Sunlight.



Live Reviews

• Erica Bruce’s photos of Bad Brains and GZA at the Howard Theatre [Washington CityPaper].

• We Love DC on Zarjaz at CD Cellar.

• Stephen Bradley on Lotus at the 9:30 Club [Washington Times].

• Anne Midgette on Norman Scribner‘s last performance with the Choral Arts Society at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].



Contests


NEW Washingtonian is giving away two pair of tickets to the Sweetlife Festival. They don’t list what day the contest closes.
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Ben Kweller‘s Go Fly a Kite on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 4/25).
NEW Capital Bop is giving away a pair of tickets to the Alan Evans Trio at the U St Music Hall on Thursday 4/26 (contest ends Thursday morning 4/26).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Domino Records Zine and Flexidisc set, Smuggler’s Way. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 4/26).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to the Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 4/28 (contest ends Thursday 4/26).
• Heavy Uber Alles is giving away a pair of lawn seats to Megadeth and Rob Zombie at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 5/13 (contest ends Friday 4/27 at noon).
• 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Monday 04-23-12



Notes from Last Night (and the weekend)


Last night, I went to the Arlington Temple in Rosslyn to see the San Francisco vocal band the House Jacks, who have been around since 1991 but are more recently known for their work on the NBC a cappella competition show The Sing-Off. The quintet did not disappoint, performing a ton of original songs and a few selected covers; they always do a selection of audience requests, and it’s pretty amazing to me how little it takes to make for a convincing cover of a pop song (the guys did just fine with Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” and Maroon 5′s “This Love” with just the lead and percussion– sure, some of the other guys were tossing in some harmonies or other auxiliary parts, but they really weren’t necessary). Better was the guys’ take on audience requests they didn’t know; Deke Sharon provided a particularly hilarious guess of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”. (Notably, my request for their version of the Monday Night Football theme was not indulged– the House Jacks actually performed the song with Hank Williams Jr. last season, but the theme stopped being aired after a few weeks when Williams made a Hitler comment.) The show overall was great, though; I captured a few tunes on video: early in the show, Nick Girard soloed on a cover of Gnarls Barkley‘s “Crazy”, and for the encore, Deke Sharon invited openers Euphonism on stage to sing Bob Marley‘s “Three Little Birds”.

On Friday night, I went to see Trampled By Turtles at the 9:30 Club. My friend Tom Herbers runs their sound (and recorded their most recent album Stars & Satellites). There were a couple of all-star jams with openers These United States, including a booming cover of The Band‘s “The Weight”. Overall, I thought they sounded great (definitely better than the last time I saw them), but the one thing that continues to be frustrating is the number of people who talk and talk and talk during the band’s slower, quieter songs. I guess the crowd made up for it during the louder ones (there was a moment where everyone was jumping in unison so fiercely that I thought the entire 9:30 club building was going to levitate).



Articles


• Profile/interview: Chris Richards talks to Sam McPheeters, from punk’s Wrangler Brutes, about his new novel Loom of Ruin [Washington Post].

• Interview/profile: Jonathan L Fischer celebrates the blog All Our Noise and shares some of the blog’s favorite live videos over its 4 year history [Washington CityPaper].

• The Washington Post has a column called “She The People: Women Writing on Politics and Culture”. This week, Suzi Parker muses on What American women could learn from Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock girl band. Three of its members have been in police custody since March for overtaking the pulpit of Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral in February and chanting “Mother Mary, drive Putin away.” Their crime: hooliganism.

• Interview: Mike Paarlberg talks to Norman Scribner, who’s stepping down as director of the Choral Arts Society of Washington [Washington CityPaper]. Scribner founded the Society in 1965.

• Preview/Interview: Nancy Dunham on the Wombats [Washington Examiner]. At the 9:30 Club tonight.

• Preview: Brianne Nemiroff on Fountains of Wayne [TBD] – at the 9:30 Club on Thursday.

• Also on Thursday: watch The Last Waltz at Artisphere [Washington Post].

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with profiles of Deviated Instinct and Hellbastard.

• Listen: The Caribbean remixes Deleted Scenes‘s “Bedbedbedbedbed” [Washington CityPaper].

• Listen: Chris Burns‘s debut EP [Washington CityPaper].

• Spotted: Biz Markie is allegedly moving to R St NW [Washington CityPaper], according to a recent episode of Celebrity House Hunting.

• A Woodbridge pizzeria was robbed by a gunman in a Kiss mask on Wednesday night [Washington Post].



Live Reviews


• Megan Buerger on Chairlift at U Street Music Hall [Washington Post].

• Joan Reinthaler on Verge Ensemble at U of Maryland [Washington Post].

• Aaron Leitko on Radiohead Jazz Project at Twins Jazz [Washington Post]. Note that we can’t find that article online anywhere, so that’s a link to the page in Saturday’s paper.



Contests


• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Nickelback at the Verizon Center on 4/30 (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Naked and Famous‘s Passive Me, Aggressive You on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Ben Kweller‘s Go Fly a Kite on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 4/25).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Domino Records Zine and Flexidisc set, Smuggler’s Way. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 4/26).
NEW Heavy Uber Alles is giving away a pair of lawn seats to Megadeth and Rob Zombie at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 5/13 (contest ends Friday 4/27 at noon).
• 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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