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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