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: Thursday 03-29-12



Articles


• Uber-hipster blog Brightest Young Things is expanding to New York [Washington CityPaper]. 2011 was Brightest Young Things’ most successful year, and its first profitable one, [BYT leader Svetlana] Legetic says. But she isn’t inching back from the operation’s online presence to take advantage of the breathing room that comes with a bigger staff. (The site now has six full-time employees with benefits, plus two part-timers and an army of volunteer contributors, compared to three full-timers a year ago.) As far as bylines go, Legetic will still write the site’s weekend events newsletter, and guide its more ambitious editorial projects. But a lot of her energy in the next few months will involve Brightest Young Things’ more imperial ambitions. This summer, the site is expanding to New York.

• The Washington Post’s sixth annual Peeps contest (sorry, we just can’t bring ourselves to call it by its official name, “Peeps Show”) has concluded. We do love this music-related one, so kudos to Derek Hills and Brinda Krishnan (of the band Not My Sister) for their sugary creation! There are a few close-ups here and here and here.

• Venue news: Strathmore has announced its summer season [Washington Post]. We’ve got their shows listed here.

• Local band press: Southern metal rockers King Giant talk to ThisIsNotAScene.com.

• Local arts news: Scott Tucker (Cornell University’s choral director) will be taking over as the head of the Choral Arts Society [Washington Post]. The Society’s current head, Norman Scribner founded the organization 46 years ago and is retiring at the end of this season. Tucker’s experience includes fundraising (of particular interest in today’s climate), commissioning new work — he commissioned more than 30 new pieces while at Cornell, including works by Augusta Read Thomas, Chen Yi and Libby Larsen — and world music. He spent part of a sabbatical year in South Africa, learning traditional music by rote from an expert who requested that he not write anything down, saying, according to Tucker, that “those staff lines are like prison bars to the music.”

• Tittsworth is really excited about the return of Trouble & Bass to DC (and has a pair of tickets to give away to a promotion-friendly twitter user).

• Christopher Porter on Doug Aitken‘s “Song 1″ at the Hirshhorn [Express].

• Concert planners: DCist’s This Week in Jazz. TBD celebrates April Fools’ weekend with shows that are not a joke. The Going Out Guide has compiled all the shows that go on sale this week.

• CD Review: DC’s Joe Colly takes on Wiz Khalifa‘s Taylor Allderdice [Pitchfork].

• Listen: Swedes First Aid Kit stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.



Live Reviews


• Patrick Foster on Sleigh Bells and Liturgy at the 9:30 Club [Washington Post]. Apparently the headliner– which has 2 albums under its belt– played a short, 45-minute set.

• Jenn Bress on the Joy Formidable with A Place to Bury Strangers at the 9:30 Club [the Vinyl District].

• Capital Bop has a review and photos of the latest DC Jazz Loft at the Dunes – featuring trombonist Joseph Bowie with drummer Nasar Abadey, Defunkt, and Jessica Boykin-Settles with her quartet.



Contests


• The Vinyl District is giving away a 2-LP set of the Mastodon album The Hunter. Winner must have a North American mailing address. (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of VCMB‘s Ssss on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address. (contest ends Friday 3/30).
• (S)Hell fest is giving away a T-shirt! Enter via twitter using these instructions (contest ends Saturday 3/31 at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a signed copy of Rufus Wainwright‘s Out of the Game. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 4/3).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Donovan Quinn‘s Honky Tonk Medusa on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 4/3).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Creed at the Warner Theatre on 4/24 (contest ends Sunday 4/15).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Nickelback at the Verizon Center on 4/30 (contest ends Monday 4/23).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to Marilyn Manson at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 5/1 (contest ends Sunday 4/1).
• 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).

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