Today’s New Releases (with local reviews)
• Counting Crows: Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation). Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times] (scroll down)
• DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda.
• Washington Post Going Out Guide’s free events this week.
• Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda.
• Bluebrain loves yoga. Yoga loves Bluebrain [Washington CityPaper].
• The documentary Alive Inside examines music’s effect on the elderly [Washington Post].
• Capital Bop is teaming up with Pink Line Project for the Anacostia warehouse fest this weekend.
• Interview/preview: Marie Gullard on the Underscore Orkestra at the Red Palace [Washington Examiner].
• The Metallomusikum blog is doing a Countdown to Maryland DeathFest, with previews of every band performing. It’s a great primer (we’re a little late to catch on to it, but you can read the archives here). Recent bands: grindcore Nasum, thrashers Artillery, and noise/punk legends Unsane. There’s also an interview with Negru of Negura Bunget.
• Live video: Cathy Ponton King is joined by Jimmy Thackery for “I’m Just a Woman” at her CD Release Show at the State Theatre last Friday, 4/6.
• Tons of press on the chickfactor anniversary shows this weekend at Artisphere: the Washington Post (Mark Jenkins) and Washington CityPaper. We’re betting that more press will surface in the next few days.
• Stephen Bradley on Andrew WK at the 9:30 Club [Washington Times].
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Mark Lanegan Band‘s Blues Funeral on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see The Cult at the Fillmore Silver Spring on 6/12 (contest ends today at noon).
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to Matthew Sweet at the 9:30 Club on 6/9 (contest ends Wednesday 4/11 at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away three copies of Portugal the Man‘s In the Mountain In the Cloud on vinyl. Winners must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 4/12).
• ShowlistDC is giving away two pair of tickets to Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Hamilton on 4/19 (contest ends Friday 4/13 at midnight).
• 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 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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