ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 08-09-12


Planning Guides: DCist’s This Week in Jazz. DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.

• The Washington CityPaper’s Mike Paarlberg remembers Marvin Hamlisch.

• Jonathan L Fischer’s Recommended Listening: Exotic Fever Records‘ compilation to benefit DASH (The District Alliance for Safe Housing) [Washington CityPaper].

• Have you ever wondered what the staff of Brightest Young Things wear to work? We certainly didn’t, but Washingtonian did a feature on BYT’s wardrobe. (Slow news day!).

• Preview: Stephen Deusner on the Hood Internet‘s mashups [Washington Post Express]. Tonight at the U St Music Hall.

• Interview: Mike Shomaker talked to Yellowcard [DC Music Live].

• CD Review: Stagnant Pools, Temporary Room. Reviewed by

• Interview: Local metal blogger Metallomusikum talked to the creators of the Stoner Hands of Doom Festival, which takes place in New London, CT, over Labor Day weekend.


• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is the Sweater Set, “Call Me Maybe”.

• Apparently no DCist music video of the day….

Live Reviews

• Stephen Bradley on the Promise Ring at the 9:30 Club [Washington Times].

• Brian Ossip on Sonic Nights and the Crème at Axum Lounge, 8/4/12 [DC Music Live].

• Denise A Levien on the NSO‘s performance of West Side Story at Wolf Trap [the Rogers Revue].

• Denise A Levien on Idina Menzel with the NSO at Wolf Trap [the Rogers Revue].


• ShowlistDC (that’s us!) is giving away
a pair of tickets to see Lyle Lovett at Wolf Trap on 8/14 (contest ends today at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Civil Twilight‘s Holy Weather on vinyl (contest ends Friday, 8/10).
• 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).

ShowlistDC Music Notes: Wednesday 05-16-12

Wednesdays are typically quiet here in Music Notes land, but there’s a healthy list of articles below that should keep you going all the way through Hump Day….


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

• Preview: Megan Buerger on Sound Bites at the 9:30 Club [Washington Post].

• Preview: Nancy Dunham on James Morrison [Washington Examiner]. Tonight at the 9:30 Club.

• Interview: DC Music Live talks to DJ Diwon.

• Local Download: local metal band Ilsa‘s unreleased song “Deadbeat’s Ballad”, courtesy of A389 Records.

• Local Download: Oddisee‘s “Odd Renditions” [Washington CityPaper].

• Local Download: Logic‘s Young Sinatra: Undeniable [Washington CityPaper].

• Here’s a column by Head-Roc [Washington CityPaper].

• DC soul: Christopher Porter on Numero Group‘s reissue of engineer Robert Jose Williams‘s 1970s recordings, Eccentric Soul: A Red Black Green Production [Express].

• Local venue news: the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H St NE is adding more shows thanks to growing attendance numbers [Washington Post].

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

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with profiles of Demonical and Disma and an interview with Mortuary Drape.

• Watch: Lucky Dub‘s video for “Easy” [Washington Post].

• What’s on Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s iPod? the Supreme Court Justice reveals her favorite classical records to Alex Ross at the New Yorker.

• Do you like Robyn? She’ll be DJing at the U St Music Hall on 7/7, the night before her two-night stint opening for Coldplay at the Verizon Center. The Washington Post has more information.

• Do you like trombones? Catch 500 trombones performing at Nationals Park on June 1 [Washington Post].

Live Reviews

• Megan Petty on Fort Lean at the Black Cat on 5/2 [Fuzzy Logic].

• Megan Petty on White Hills at DC9 on 4/29 [Fuzzy Logic].

• Alan Duckworth on Rusko, Hold On, and Lez Go at Rams Head Live [the Rogers Revue].

• Jeb Gavin on Opeth and Mastodon at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 5/9 [Brightest Young Things]. As seems to be the norm with BYT’s live reviews, this one is full of factual errors, such as the comment that Opeth is both black metal and death metal (actually, Opeth is neither, unless maybe you wanted to say that their growling is reminiscent of death metal) and the comment that “black metal evolved into death metal” (um, what?!). Still, we try to be inclusive with our Music Notes, so we’re including this link here, along with a healthy shaker of salt.

• Ross Bonaime on Star Slinger & The Hood Internet at Sonar [Brightest Young Things].

• Alan Pyke on Esperanza Spalding at the Howard Theatre [Brightest Young Things].


NEW ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Hot Chip and Sleigh Bells at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 7/22 and a pair of tickets to see Metric at Strathmore on 9/21 (contest ends Thursday 5/17 at 7 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Keane‘s Strangeland on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 5/17).
NEW Capital Bop is giving away four pairs of tickets to see Roy Haynes at Blues Alley, two for Thursday 5/17 and two for Sunday 5/20 (don’t know when this one ends!).
• 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).
• 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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