ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 01-11-13

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning Guides
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• ShowlistDC’s list of show additions and changes in the last 7 days.

Today – Friday 11 January
Yellowcard at the 9:30 Club: interview by Nancy Dunham [Washington Examiner].
JACK Quartet at the Barns of Wolf Trap: interview by Emily Cary [Washington Examiner].
Ricky Skaggs at the Birchmere: interview by Nancy Dunham [Washington Examiner].
Gerald Albright at Blues Alley: interview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].

Saturday 12 January
the Highballers at IOTA: album Soft Music and Hard Liquor reviewed by Catherine P Lewis (that’s me!) [Washington Post].
Honor By August at the Howard Theatre: album Monuments to Progress reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post].
Ugly Purple Sweater at the Black Cat: Two interviews with Sam McCormally – by Caroline Jones [Washington CityPaper] and by Gregory Ayers [].
Ricky Skaggs at the Birchmere: interview by Nancy Dunham [Washington Examiner].
Gerald Albright at Blues Alley: interview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].
BSO and Baltimore Choral Arts Society present “Alexander Nevsky” at Strathmore: interview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].

Sunday 13 January
• DC Jazz Loft featuring Tedd Baker, J.S. Williams, and Joseph Howell: Preview [CapitalBop].
Hooray For Earth at the black Cat: interview by Stephen M Deusner [Washington Post Express].
Gerald Albright at Blues Alley: interview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].

Monday 14 January
Emeli Sande at the Howard Theatre: interview by Jess Righthand [Washington Post].
Los Texmaniacs at the Hamilton: preview by Steve Kiviat [Washington CityPaper] and album Texas Towns & Tex-Mex Sounds reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post].
Purity Ring at the 9:30 Club: album Shrines reviewed by Dan Miller [Washington Post].

Tuesday 15 January
Emilie Autumn at the Rock & Roll Hotel: album Fight Like a Girl reviewed by Christopher Kompanek [Washington Post].

Wednesday 16 January

Thursday 17 January
Gringo Star at the Black Cat Backstage: preview by Matt Cohen [Washington CityPaper].

This Week’s New Releases (with locally-penned reviews)

Solange Knowles, True: Reviewed by Alison Stewart [Washington Post].

Roy Montgomery, Music from the Film Hey Badfinger: Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

Oneohtrix Point Never, Rifts: Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

L. Pierre, The Island Come True: Reviewed by Zach Kelly [Pitchfork].

Tall Firs, Out of It and Into It: Reviewed by Aaron Leitko [Pitchfork].

Three Legged Race, Persuasive Barrier: Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

• Various Artists, Django Unchained OST: Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork].


• Several radio stations– including Frederick’s KEY103– have banned Foster the People‘s “Pumped Up Kicks” after the Newtown shooting [Washington Post].

• Profile of Afro Bop Alliance [CapitalBop].

• Patrick Jarenwattananon’s 15 jazz albums to look out for in 2013 [NPR].

• Chris Richards reviews new songs by Ashley Monroe, Wale, Burial, and Skrillex [Washington Post].


• Local video: Ugly Purple Sweater, “DC USA” [].

Benoit & Sergio‘s “Bridge So Far” and “100 Dollar Bill” [Washington CityPaper].

Misun‘s “Harlot” [Washington CityPaper].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local videos of the day are Tabi Bonney, “Terrorist Love Menace” and Bellflur, “Atoms” and Olivia Mancini, “Ricky” (live) and the Highballers, “I Didn’t Mean To Get Drunk”.

• DCist’s songs of the day are Hooray for Earth, “Never/Forget” and Parquet Courts, “Borrowed Time”.

• Check out HometownSounds’s podcast for 1/7/13.

• Heavy Uber Alles gives you six heavy tunes.

Live Reviews

Delta Rae at the 9:30 Club, 1/5/13: Photos by Brandon Wu [Washington CityPaper].

Janes Addiction at the 9:30 Club, 12/28/12: Reviewed by Joy Asico [].

Jucifer and LTW at the Black Cat Backstage, 1/8/13: Photos by Brandon Wu [Washington CityPaper].

the North Country, Pree, and Ballad’ve at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 1/4/13: Photos by Brandon Wu [Washington CityPaper].

A Rocket to the Moon at Jammin’ Java, 10/28/12(?). Reviewed by Stephen Bradley [Washington Times].

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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Monday 05-14-12


• Planning Guides: DC Music Download’s Weekday Hits.

• Washington CityPaper published its Summer Music Guide last week, but here’s an addendum that we didn’t link to initially: Steve Kiviat’s guide to Global Music to see in DC this summer [Washington CityPaper].

• Interview: Valerie Paschall talks to Black Clouds [DCist].

• Preview/Interview: Nancy Dunham on the Cranberries [Washington Examiner]. Tonight at the 9:30 Club.

• This show happened this weekend, but you might be interested to read Siriam Gopal on Terri Lyne Carrington [DCist].

• This show also already happened, but perhaps you’d like to read part two of the chat between Ross Hurt from Black Clouds and Brian Porter of Imperial China [The Vinyl District]. part one ran last week.

• Listen: DC Music Download’s Local Listening Booth for this week.

• Watch: University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra performs Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” [Washington Post / video]. Anne Midgette had reviewed the performance last week.

• Anne Midgette on the Virginia Chamber Orchestra‘s Claude Debussy premieres this weekend [Washington Post].

Live Reviews

• Dave McKenna on the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Verizon Center on 5/10 [Washington Post].

• David Malitz on Doug Aitken’s “Song 1: A Happening” at the Hirshhorn – featuring No Age, Oneohtrix Point Never, Animal Collective’s Geologist, Nicolas Jaar, and High Places [Washington Post].

• Metal Chris on the Heritage Hunter Tour (Opeth, Mastodon, and Ghost) at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 5/9 [].

• Emily Yahr on Josh Gracin at the Cancun Cantina [Washington Post]. (The text on this one doesn’t seem to load; we’ll try to find a better link if the problem doesn’t rectify itself.)

• Joe Banno on pianist Andre Watts joining the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a Rachmaninoff concerto [Washington Post]. (no text here either….)

• Joe Banno also reviewed the Philadelphia Orchestra at Strathmore [Washington Post], and there’s also no text on this one.


NEW 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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