ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 09-04-12

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

Animal Collective, Centipede Hz. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Cat Power, Sun. Reviewed by Bill Friskics-Warren [Washington Post].

Deerhoof, Breakup Song. Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

Dwele, Greater Than One. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].

Matchbox Twenty, North. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Bob Mould, Silver Age. Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post].

Niki & the Dove, Instinct. Reviewed by

Swans, the Seer. Reviewed by Sean Gray [DCist].

• A whole bunch of record reviews from David Hintz [DC Rock Live].


Planning Guides: Washingtonian’s September Classical Music Preview. Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda. Wteve Kiviat’s guide to September 2012 “world” music shows.

• RIP Vance Bockis, DC punk/metal musician of the bands The Obsessed, The Factory, 9353, and Pentagram [Washington CityPaper]. Larger story by Neal Augenstein [WTOP]. We assume that The Factory’s 9/29 show with Kix at the Howard Theatre will be cancelled.

• Anne Midgette on the John Cage Centennial Festival [Washington Post]. Midgette also rounds up other Washington Post articles.

• Interview: Stephanie Williams’ Q&A with Bravenoise [DC Music Download].

• Interview: David Hintz talks to Mary Bridget Davies [DC Rock Live]. She’s starring in the musical One Night with Janis Joplin at the Arena Stage’s Kreeger Theater from September 28th to November 4th.

• Local media news: Washington Times founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon died at age 92 [DCist].


• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day was These United States, “Ever Make You Mine”.

• DCist’s music videos of the day was Hundred Waters, “Thistle”.

• Local podcasts: Hometown Sounds DC’s 9/2/12 podcast.

• Download: Akil Nadir‘s Philosopher King [Washington CityPaper].

Live Reviews

Abbey Road on the River at the Gaylord Resort, National Harbor, 8/30/12-9/3/12. Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].

AM & Shawn Lee at Montserrat House, 8/30/12. Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].

Todd Carey at Jammin’ Java, 8/13/12. Reviewed by Stephen Bradley [Washington Times].

Magic Castles at the 9:30 Club, 8/22/12. Reviewed by Fuzzy Logic.

One Inch Giant, Borracho, and Auroboros at DC9, 8/30/12. Live review/photos by Metal Chris [].

Rodriguez at 6th & I, 8/30/12. Photos by Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper].


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of StarsThe North on gold vinyl (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Stealing Sheep‘s Genevieve 7″ (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Luna‘s Bewitched on vinyl (contest ends 9/6).
• Nuclear Blast is giving away tickets to see While Heaven Wept (performing with Primordial) at Empire on 9/12.
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see Gotye at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 9/30 (no indication of when this contest ends).

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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 02-28-12

Stuff to read:
• Local band blog: bass player Tim Regan writes about his time in local power metal band Division. Regan’s last gig with Division was earlier this month.
• ALERT! DC GETS SNUBBED! (again!) the Washington CityPaper tells us that the Bobby Liebling documentary isn’t scheduled to play in DC. The documentary follows the self-destructive frontman of local doom metal legands Pentagram. Seriously, not even a screening at Silverdocs? (Does anyone else miss Visions Theatre? They totally would’ve played this!)
• DC nostalgia alert: You can see Ted Leo and the Pharmacists perform the Tyranny of Distance at the Black Cat in April [Washington CityPaper].
• DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda.
• Live reviews: We Love DC on Smiths tribute band Spineless Swine at the Red Palace. Jane Coyne on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra‘s Prokefiev program at Strathmore [MD Theatre Guide]. Cecilia Porter on the IBIS Chamber Music Society [Washington Post]. A big metal show at Overlea Station in Baltimore [Baltimore Dead Metal].

Today’s new releases:
Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden – at the Birchmere on 5/10. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post]
the Cranberries: Roses – at the 9:30 Club on 5/14. Reviewed by DC writer/SLDC curator Catherine Lewis [AV Club].
Tyga: Careless World: Rise of the Last King – at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 3/5. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [the Washington Post].
Chiddy Bang: Breakfast – at the U Street Music Hall tonight.
Corrosion of Conformity: Corrosion of Conformity – at Sonar on 3/2.
Eluveitie: Helvetios – at Rams Head Live on 3/4.
Fanfarlo: Rooms Fille With Light – at the U Street Music Hall on 3/7.
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, and Yim Yames: New Multitudes – at the Birchmere on 3/12.
Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio – at the Warner Theatre on 4/3.
Green River Ordinance: Under Fire – at Jammin’ Java on 4/19.
Anais Mitchell: Young Man in America – at Rams Head Tavern on 2/29 (opening for the Cowboy Junkies) and at Jammin’ Java on 3/2 (headlining).
Napalm Death: Utilitarian – at Sonar on 5/25 as part of Maryland DeathFest.
Nneka: Soul Is Heavy – at Jammin’ Java on 3/29.
Julia Nunes: Settle Down – at the Red Palace on 3/2.
Plants and Animals: The End of That – at the Red Palace on 4/6.
Amy Ray: Lung of Love – at Rams Head Tavern (Annapolis) on 4/11 and at IOTA on 4/13.
School of Seven Bells: Ghostory – at the Black Cat on 4/5.
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: Pound of Dirt – at Baltimore SoundStage on 4/17.
the Ventures: Surfing and In Space and Fabulous Ventures and Walk Don’t Run 2 – at the Birchmere on 4/5.
Amelia White: Beautiful and Wild – at Ebenezers on 4/19.

Audiovisual stuff:
• Watch the video for René Moffatt‘s “Route 42″, which was filmed by American U film student Alex Bryant. The song was inspired by the 42 bus.
• All Our Noise captured some video of Cate Le Bon‘s recent show.

Stuff to win:
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to tonight’s Lenorable show at the Black Cat PLUS a copy of the band’s new 7″. (contest ends today at noon)
• The Vinyl District is giving away a signed vinyl copy of All the Details by Doris (featuring Paul Adelstein of Private Practice). Winner must have a North American mailing address. (contest ends today)
• DC 50/WDCW is giving away tickets to Jim Jones with Nyemiah Supreme at U Street Music Hall on 3/5 (contest ends 3/1 at noon).
• is giving away a pair of tickets to see Marilyn Manson at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 5/1 (contest ends Friday 3/2 at 5 PM)