ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 08-24-12

Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner

Planning Guides
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• DCist’s This Week in Jazz.
• DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• ShowlistDC’s recently-added and -changed shows.

Today – Friday, 24 August
Elikeh at the Black Cat: Between 2 Worlds reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post].
Gerald Albright and Norman Brown at Rams Head Tavern: collaborative album 24/7 reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post].
Al Green and Taj Majal at Wolf Trap: Interview with Taj Majal by Stephen M Deusner [Washington Post Express] and interview with Al Green by Rudi Greenberg [Washington Post Express].

Saturday, 25 August
Bobby Keys (of the Rolling Stones and more) at the Howard Theatre: article/interview by David Malitz [Washington Post].
E.D.Sedgwick and N’Digio Rose & the Nekkid UndastanN at Ras Hall on Georgia Ave: interview with JosaFeen Wells (who plays in both bands) [We Love DC].

Sunday, 26 August
D’Angelo at the Verizon Center: preview by Joe Warminsky [Washington CityPaper].

Monday, 27 August
Y La Bamba at the Hamilton: album Court the Storm reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post].

Tuesday, 28 August

Wednesday, 29 August
Soccer Team at the Black Cat Backstage: preview by Kriston Capps [Washington CityPaper].

Thursday, 30 August
Rodriguez at 6th & I: preview by Sarah A Ventre [Washington CityPaper].


• Stereogum ranks Fugazi albums from worst to best. introduction is here and the actual ranking is here.

• Local venue news for those of you into EDM: New club Echostage will open 9/22 in the DC Star space on Queens Chapel Road NE [Washington Post].

• Tips for how to score Virgin Mobile FreeFest tickets [Washington Post].

• Explanation of the beef triangle among Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy, and Wale [Washington CityPaper].

• Local band news: the Make-Up‘s “I Want Some” will be reissued as a double LP [Washington CityPaper].

• Lots of Chuck Brown news: images of the memorial planned for Langdon Park [Washington CityPaper] and “Wind Me Up, Chuck!” Mondays at the Howard Theatre [DCist] and reflections from Brown’s son and daughter [DC Music Live].

• Interview: Joe Warminsky talks to Lady Moet Beast and D.C. Ty the Monster [Washington CityPaper].

• Review: Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, En Yay Sah [Washington CityPaper].

• College student? Comet Ping Pong is looking for interns [Facebook].


• Here’s a roundup of Hometown Sounds DC’s local music videos of the day:
      – Raheem DeVaughn, “I Don’t Care” (8/23)
      – Beautiful Swimmers, “Big Coast” (8/22)
      – Fat Trel, “Respect with the Teck” (8/21)

• Here’s a roundup of DCist’s music videos of the day:
      – Ms. Director, “So Long” (8/23)
      – Courtesans, “T.M. Punk” (8/22)
      – Lightning Bolt, “Assassins” (8/21)

Live Reviews

Ava Luna at DC9, 8/6/12: Review by All Our Noise.

the Courtesans and Skribe at the Black Cat, 8/22/12: Review by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Loudon Wainwright III at Wolf Trap, 8/18/12: Review by Elliot Lanes [MD Theatre Guide].

Lightning Bolt, Hume, and Les Rhinoceros at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 8/21/12. Review by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].

Lorelei, Deathfix, and Sun Wolf: Live photographs by Shantel Mitchell [The Vinyl District] and review by

She Keeps Bees at the Paperhaus, 8/4/12: Review by Stephen Bradley [Washington Times].


• The Vinyl District is giving away two Slumberland LPs: Lorelei‘s Enterprising Sidewalks and Echo Lake‘s Wild Peace (contest ends today).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to the Rockstar UPROAR festival with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and more. Show is at Jiffy Lube Live on 9/2 (contest ends 8/26).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to Ben Harper‘s acoustic show at Wolf Trap on 9/4 (contest ends 8/26).
• Local band Cassandra Syndrome has a contest that includes T-Shirts and tickets to their concerts on 9/1 (with Cybergeist and Death Maschine at the Recher Theatre) and 9/14 (with Kamelot, A Sound of Thunder, and Fallen Martyr at Empire).
• DC101 is giving away front row tickets to DC101′s Kerfuffle with the Offspring, Sublime, Rome, Garbage, etc., at Jiffy Lube Live on 9/15 (contest ends 9/3).
• 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: 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).