ShowlistDC Music Notes: Wednesday 08-08-12


Planning Guides: DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop. Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda.

• RIP Marvin Hamlisch, who died unexpectedly Monday at the age of 68. The Washington Post has an obituary and remembers three of his movie ballads.

Jason Noble of Rodan, Rachel’s, and Shipping News also passed away over the weekend; you can listen to (and/or buy) his benefit compilation, In Pleasant Company: A Mixtape for Jason– featuring Tone, Beauty Pill, True Womanhood, J. Robbins, and more– on Bandcamp [Washington CityPaper].

• CD Review: Samara Lubelski: Wavelength. Reviewed by DC writer Marc Masters [Pitchfork].


• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Thievery Corporation, “Culture of Fear”.

• DCist’s music video of the day is She Keeps Bees, “Counter Charm”.

• Listen to the State Department‘s final EP [DCist].

• Heavy Uber Alles brings us six heavy tunes on Tuesday.

Live Reviews

• Aubrey Menard on Old Crow Medicine Show, the Lumineers, and the Milk Carton Kids at the 9:30 Club, 8/2/12 [].

• Jenn Bress on Run for Cover at the Black Cat, 8/4/12 [Brightest Young Things]. Again, I question whether BYT has anyone on staff that reads copy before it’s posted; let’s round up a few of the typos and random missed words here (and I’m not even going to talk about the tense changes throughout the piece or incomplete/nonsensical sentences):
    – “Just when I’m wondering where Nico is, a spazzed out looking AndyWarhol appears.” {we’re used to seeing Andy and Warhol as two separate words.}
    – “I’ve found I like to guess what each band [is?] rather than see the set-list beforehand.” {Guess the missing word!}
    – “So, a drummer in a 70′s era white suite, a guy in a white jump suit and a guy in a black skeleton costume had me questioning until the main singer appears in [a?] fringed coat (amazing) no shirt and jeans.” {Guess the missing word! Also, guess the missing comma, unless “fringed coat no shirt” is an actual thing.}
    – “”Talking about my Generation” gives me that DUH moment when I realized its The Who.” {its vs it’s}
    – “the lead singer had all the swagger and grit of Roger Daltrey and is a total rock star.” {We know we said we weren’t going to talk about all the tense issues, but here’s one that’s particularly egregious. Past tense or present tense– please pick one.}
    – “A Townsend jump kicks and splayed out leather fringe stance [were?] also included in this mind-blowing performance.” {Guess the missing word!}
    – “”Werewolves in London” came on with a dude in a wherewolf mask that stage dove into the audience.” {WOW – two different spellings of werewolf in the same sentence!}
    – “I might have been into it if Wolfpussy hadn’t wasted two of out drinks in the process.” {two of OUR drinks, presumably}
    – “Now the power bands start to follow, as Run for Cover always builds it’s set appropriately leading up to the ultimate crowd pleasing blow-up acts.” {its vs it’s!}
    – “We got “In your Eyes”, “In the Air” ” Land of Confusion” “Solsbury Hill” and “Sledgehammer” all flawlessly performed.” {Are commas between items in a list now optional?}

• Jenn Bress on Girls Rock! DC‘s showcase at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things]. (Sorry, we can’t do the typo/grammar round-up for more than one review per day.)

• Jeb Gavin on Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion [Brightest Young Things].

• Marcus Dowling on Ted Nugent at the Fillmore Silver Spring [Brightest Young Things].

• Brightest Young Things’ photos of Parachute and the Cab at the Howard Theatre.

• Brightest Young Things’ photos of Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz at the 9:30 Club.


• ShowlistDC (that’s us!) is giving away a pair of tickets to see Lyle Lovett at Wolf Trap on 8/14 (contest ends Thursday 8/9 at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Civil Twilight‘s Holy Weather on vinyl (contest ends Friday, 8/10).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to Aerosmith and Cheap Trick at Jiffy Lube Live, 8/12/12 (contest ends Friday 8/10 at noon).
• 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).