ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 01-18-13

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning Guides
• DC Music Download’s 5 best live music events this weekend that aren’t sold out.
• DCist’s This Week in Jazz.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• ShowlistDC’s list of changes and additions over the last week.

Today – Friday 18 January
Rhett Miller at Jammin’ Java. Interview by Tanya Pai [Washingtonian].
Marshall Crenshaw at the Birchmere: Preview by Alex Baca [Washington CityPaper].
Lalah Hathaway at the Howard Theatre: Preview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].
Soundgarden at DAR Constitution Hall: Preview/interview by Robert Fulton [Washington Examiner].
Christopher Cross at the Barns of Wolf Trap: Preview/interview by Emily Cary [Washington Examiner].
BSO and pianist Garrick Ohlsson present Rachmaninoff 101: Preview/interview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].
the Walkaways at IOTA: CD review of Romance and Medicine by Moira E McLaughlin [Washington Post].

Saturday 19 January
Silent Old Mtns. at the Velvet Lounge: Interview by Stephanie Lanham [Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie].
2 Chainz at the Fillmore: Preview by Kriston Capps [Washington CityPaper].
Christopher Cross at the Barns of Wolf Trap: Preview/interview by Emily Cary [Washington Examiner].

Sunday 20 January
Catharsis at the Warehouse: Preview by Leor Galil [Washington CityPaper].
the Soft Moon at the Black Cat: CD review of Zeros by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post].

Monday 21 January
Iris DeMent at the Birchmere: Preview/interview by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post].

Tuesday 22 January
the Menzingers at the 9:30 Club: Preview by Matt Siblo [Washington CityPaper].

Wednesday 23 January
Ra Ra Riot at the 9:30 Club: CD review of Beta Love by Ben Opipari [Washington Post].

Thursday 24 January
Red Baraat at the 9:30 Club: CD review of Shruggy Ji by Catherine P Lewis (that’s me!) [Washington Post].
Widowspeak at the Black Cat: CD review of Almanac by Dan Miller [Washington Post].

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

Arbouretum, Coming Out of the Fog: Reviewed by Aaron Leitko [Pitchfork].

Dropkick Murphys, Signed and Sealed in Blood: Reviewed by Justin Beland [Chunky Glasses].

Kingsley Flood, Battles: Reviewed by Nida Masiulis [DC Music Download].

A Sound of Thunder, Queen of Hell EP: Reviewed by NoVA Metal Review.

Yo La Tengo, Fade: Reviewed by Rusty Roberts [Chunky Glasses].


• New blog The Flash Band Project wrote this profile of DC Music Listing Sites– including a really nice shout-out to ShowlistDC!

• Venue profile: Club K in Baltimore, profiled by Brandon Weigel [Baltimore CityPaper].

• Booker profile: Ally Schweitzer has an excellent profile of and interview with Jim Thomson, booker of Tropicalia [Washington CityPaper].

• Schweitzer also has an excellent overview of DIY Record Labels in DC [Washington CityPaper].

• Interview: Valerie Paschall talks to Immanent Voiceless [DCist].

• Interview: Valerie Paschall talks to Teen Mom [DCist].

• Interview: We Love DC talks to Ugly Purple Sweater.

• Interview: Chris Richards talks to Jessie Ware [Washington Post].

• Jonathan Fischer analyzes how DC bands fared in the annual Pazz & Jop poll [Washington CityPaper]. Full disclosure: my ballot is here.

DJ AngelBaby puts out a Baltimore club music mixtape [Baltimore CityPaper].

• A round-up of musicians appearing at inaugural balls and concerts [Washington Post].

• A listening tour of Mali [Washington Post].

• Vote in the Washington CityPaper’s Best of 2013 Readers’ Poll.


Black Prairie stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert [NPR]. They’re opening for Rhett Miller at Jammin’ Java tonight (1/18/13).

• Listen to Sunwolf‘s “Sun & Sea” [Washington CityPaper].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local videos of the day have been Bad Domes, Show in 80 seconds and Drew Gibson, “Elmira” and New Rock Church of Fire, “the Sword” and Tom Goss, “Lover” and Thievery Corporation, “Take My Soul”.

• DCist’s songs of the day this week have been Tereu Tereu, “Savage Love” and Teen Mom, “I Wanna Go Out” and Jessie Ware, “Sweet Talk” and Freakwater, “My Old Drunk Friend” and Gringo Star, “Going Way Out”.

• Lots of DMV Beats [Washington CityPaper].

• New singles by Parquet Courts, Destiny’s Child, and Dylan Ryan/Sand – reviewed (with song clips) by Chris Richards [Washington Post].

• Heavy Uber Alles’s six heavy tunes.

Live Reviews

Folger Consort and Cathedra at the Washington National Cathedral, 1/11/13: Reviewed by Patrick Rucker [Washington Post].

the Gin Blossoms at the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1/16/13: Reviewed by Alan Duckworth [the Rogers Revue].

Morrissey and Kristeen Young at Strathmore, 1/16/13: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live] and photos by Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper].

David Murray Big Band with Macy Gray at the Howard Theatre, 1/10/13: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].

Niki and the Dove with Vacationer at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 1/11/12: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].

Paint Branch at Red Onion Records, 1/12/13: Photos by Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper].

Quicksilver at Dumbarton Oaks, 1/13/13: Reviewed by Charles T. Downey [Washington Post].

Robert Egger’s Tribute Show at the Hamilton, 1/7/13: Reviewed by Stephanie Williams [DC Music Download].

Sóley at the 9:30 Club, 11/25/12: Video by All Our Noise.

Ugly Purple Sweater, Kingsley Flood, and Kindlewood at the Black Cat, 1/12/13: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live] and by Kevin Hill [Chunky Glasses].


• is giving away Corrections House and Tone at DC9 on 1/24/13 (giveaway ends 1/23/13). Corrections House is a supergroup featuring members of Neurosis, Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, and Yazuka.
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Weeks, Gutter Gaunt Gangster EP (giveaway ends 1/24/13).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Sum 41‘s Does This Look Infected? (giveaway ends 1/23/13).

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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 06-01-12

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning guides
• CapitalBop’s guide to the DC Jazz Festival.
• DCist’s This Week in Jazz (a preview of the DC Jazz Festival 2012).
• WJLA also previews the DC Jazz Festival (with video).
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• Brightest Young Thing’s Best Weekend Bets.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Best Summer Concerts in DC.
• DC Music Download’s Summer Music Guide.
• TBD’s guide to outdoor shows this weekend.

Tonight – Friday, 1 June
Dawes: Interviewed by Julyssa Lopez [Washingtonian] and Rudi Greenberg [Washington Post Express] and Nancy Dunham [Washington Examiner] and Brightest Young Things. Performing at the 9:30 Club.
• Interview (video): Bass clarinet player Todd Marcus [CapitalBop], who plays the Dunes in Columbia Heights tonight as part of CapitalBop’s Jazz Loft Series at the DC Jazz Festival.
• Preview: Emily Cary on Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Symphony 7 [Washington Examiner]. At the Kennedy Center tonight and Saturday.
Afrojack: Previewed Ally Schweitzer [Washington CityPaper] and by Mike Riggs [Washington Times]. At the Fillmore Silver Spring.

Saturday, 2 June
• Interview: Chris Porter talks to J.S. Adams, member of BLK w/BEAR and curator for the Queering Sound series [Washington Post Express]. Queering Sound is at the Atlas on H St NE.
Joe Pug: the Great Despiser. Reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. At the 9:30 Club.
Marianne Solivan: Prisoner of Love. Reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. At the Phillips Collection.

Sunday, 3 June
• Preview: Rudi Greenberg on Radiohead [Washington Post Express]. At the Verizon Center.

Monday, 4 June
• Preview: Michael J West on “Jazz Meets the Classics” [Washington CityPaper]. At the Kennedy Center.
Rhett Miller: the Dreamer. Reviewed by Catherine Lewis [Washington Post]. At Jammin’ Java.

Tuesday, 5 June

Wednesday, 6 June

Thursday, 7 June
• Preview: Jonathan L Fischer on the Clean [Washington CityPaper]. At the Rock & Roll Hotel.
the Cribs: the Belly of the Brazen Bull. Reviewed by Moira E McLaughlan [Washington Post]. At the Black Cat.
Janel & Anthony: Where Is Home. Reviewed by Catherine P Lewis [Washington Post]. At IOTA.


On Chuck Brown:
        – Live-blogging yesterday’s memorial service: Jonathan L Fischer [Washington CityPaper] and Ben Freed [DCist].
        – Marc Fisher and Hamil R Harris write about the service (plus a photo gallery) [Washington Post].
        – Another article on the ceremony, by Andrea Noble [Washington Times].
        – Photo galleries from the memorial service: Darrow Montgomery [Washington CityPaper] and WJLA.
        – Chuck Brown Tributes: Mayor Vince Gray promises a park named after Gray; DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced legislation to designate August 22 (Brown’s birthday) as “National Chuck Brown Day; DC Council Chair Kwame Brown wants a Go-Go Hall of Fame. Read the reports by DCist and the Washington CityPaper.

• Cheer up, emo dude: pop music keeps getting sadder and sadder [Washington Post].

• CD Reviews: Chain & the Gang: In Cool Blood and Travis Morrison Hellfighters: Cruisin’ (All Night Long) – Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Washington CityPaper]. Chain & the Gang is at Comet Ping Pong on Saturday.

• Portraits of an American Metal Festival: NPR’s Lars Gotrich talks to Maryland DeathFest attendees last weekend. Read the interviews on NPR.


• Rohan Mahadevan’s Song of the Day is Ugly Purple Sweater‘s “Ba Ba Ba” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day: Typefighter, “You When You’re Older”.

Patrick Watson stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Marcus J Moore writes about The Other Guys‘ “Fearless” [Washington CityPaper].

Russell Malone Trio at the Kennedy Center [NPR].

• NPR’s Lars Gotrich presents 17 songs about being 17.

Live Reviews

• We Love DC on the Dandy Warhols at the 9:30 Club on 5/29.

• Anne Midgette on Christophe Eschenbach and the NSO‘s program at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

• Dave McKenna on Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt at the National Museum of Women in the Arts [Washington Post].

• Kevin Hulse on Thrice at the Howard Theatre [Brightest Young Things].

• Kara Capelli on Great Lake Swimmers with Cold Specks at the Rock & Roll Hotel [Brightest Young Things].

• Farrah Skeiky on Yann Tiersen with Piano Chat at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Choice of Weapon on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Dave Matthews Band at Jiffy Lube Live on 6/16 (contest ends Sunday 6/3).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of 2:54‘s S/T on vinyl (contest ends Tuesday 6/5).
NEW Brightest Young Things is giving away a pair of tickets to see Monty Alexander at the Hamilton on 6/9 (contest ends Wednesday 6/6).
• Scene Trek is giving away a pair of tickets to The Cribs at the Black Cat on 6/7 (contest ends at 3 PM on Wednesday 6/6).
NEW Brightest Young Things is giving away a pair of tickets to see Gotye at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 9/30 (contest ends Thursday 6/7).
• 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 OAR at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 8/10 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).

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