ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 01-03-13



Local Venue News


If you order tickets online from Jammin’ Java, you may have noticed that they now have some new ticket options for all shows:

VIP: Reserved seating in elevated, set apart area. (~25 seats)
Premier: Reserved seating at one of the eight tables closest to the stage. (~64 seats)
General Admission (GA): All other tickets in seated rows or standing, depending on the show, first come first served.

Looking at the layout for one of their upcoming shows, it looks like the “VIP” section is the little seated dining area on stage right, halfway between the stage and the bar, and it looks like they’ve added tables in front for most shows, which will be the “Premier” seats. It looks as though there aren’t “Premier” seats for every show, though. For most shows, the GA/Premier/VIP seats are identical in price or very close, but for “big name” acts (like American Idol‘s Kris Allen), the VIP seats are significantly more expensive and also come with a “Meet & Greet”.



Articles


Planning Guides: DCist’s This Week in Jazz.

• If you’ve ever gotten “Moves Like Jagger” (Maroon 5) or “Tik Tok” (Ke$ha) stuck in your head, you’ve got a Northern Virginia guy to thank: Reston native Benny Blanco aka Benjamin Levin has co-written 15 Number One songs [Washington Post]. There’s more about him in this LA Times piece.

Bob Boilen from All Songs Considered lists his favorite concerts of 2012 [NPR.org]. Even better, he gives ShowlistDC a nice shout-out!

• David Hintz’s favorite 10 shows of 2012 [DC Rock Live].



Listening


• New music blog Musiceum has a nice video interview with Paul Vodra of HometownSoundsDC about the DC music scene and the Hometown Sounds showcase at 9th & Beats.

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local video of the day is Uptown XO, “Rugged”.

• DCist’s song of the day is Yo La Tengo, “Ohm”.



Live Reviews


Bronze Radio Return at the Hamilton, 12/13/12: Reviewed by Stephen Bradley [Washington Times].

Gwar at the 9:30 Club, 12/20/12: Reviewed by Jon Pacella [the Vinyl District].

the Jones, Midnight Hike, and Redline Addiction at the State Theatre, 12/14/12: Reviewed by Gregory Ayers [DC Music Download].

Salad Days Night One at the Black Cat, 12/28/12: Reviewed by Michael H Little [the Vinyl District].

Shark Week, Lorelei, and the Babies at Comet Ping Pong, 12/21/12: Reviewed by Gregory Ayers [DC Music Download].

Cheyenne Jackson with the NSO, “Music of the Mad Men Era”, at the Kennedy Center, 12/31/12: Reviewed by Elliot Lanes [MD Theatre Guide].



Giveaways


• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to the Lumineers at DAR Constitution Hall on 1/30 (contest ends 1/4/13 at 9 AM).


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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 08-17-12



I’m back!


Hey all – I’m (finally) back on the grid. Thanks so much for all of your feedback and words of encouragement after my request for feedback last week! I’m still working out what direction these Music Notes should take, but I think that my plan is to publish twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) through the end of August, then decide how frequently to publish in September going forward. I’ve also gotten some requests to send these Music Notes out as a daily email, for those who don’t use RSS, so I’ll be working on that too. So stay tuned! And remember that any thoughts or suggestions are always welcome, either by posting a comment here or via email, showlistdc@gmail.com. Thanks for reading!



Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner


Planning Guides:
• Washingtonian’s music picks.
• DCist’s This Week in Jazz.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• DC Music Download’s roundup of music fundraising events.
• ShowlistDC’s list of recently-added and changed shows.

Today – Friday, 17 August
• Preview/interview: Stephen Deusner talks to Lorelei. Tonight at the Black Cat. It’s the CD release show for their new album Enterprising Sidewalks, which has been reviewed all over this week: by Joe Warminsky [Washington CityPaper], by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post], and by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork].
• Two previews/interviews on Christian Scott: Sriram Gopal [DCist] and by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner]. There’s also a CD review of Scott’s new album Christian aTunde Adjuah, reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at Bohemian Caverns.
• Preview/interview: Rudi Greenberg on the Dirty Projectors [Washington Post Express]. Friday and Saturday nights at the 9:30 Club. You can listen to Friday’s concert from home, courtesy of NPR.

Saturday, 18 August
• Preview/Interview: Marie Gullard on Lori Williams [Washington Times]. At Blues Alley.
• Preview/Interview: Emily Cary on Charles Covington Jr. [Washington Times]. At the Kennedy Center‘s Millennium Stage.
• Preview: Nancy Dunham on Mary Chapin Carpenter [Washington Times]. At Wolf Trap.

Sunday, 19 August
• CD Review: Boo Hanks and Don Flemons, Buffalo Junction. Reviewed by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post]. At the Hamilton.
• Preview: Nancy Dunham on Alan Jackson [Washington Times]. At Wolf Trap.

Monday, 20 August
n/a

Tuesday, 21 August
• Preview: Jonathan L Fischer on Foul Swoops [Washington CityPaper]. At the Black Cat‘s Backstage.

Wednesday, 22 August
• CD Review: Shovels and Rope, O’ Be Joyful. Reviewed by Catherine P Lewis [Washington Post]. At the Hamilton.
• Preview: Christopher Porter on Andrew Morgan [Washington CityPaper]. At the U Street Music Hall.

Thursday, 23 August
• Preview: Marcus J Moore on Raheem DeVaughn [Washington CityPaper]. At the Howard Theatre.



Articles

• Local venue news: Enterprise Jazz Club will move from its current spot on Georgia Ave NW to an as-yet-to-be-determined new location [Washington CityPaper].

• Local venue news: the Kennedy Center got a new organ [Washington Post].

• Anne Midgette on neglected composers whose work is rediscovered on CD [Washington Post]. Midgette also rounds up readers’ responses to her piece.

• RIP TBD.com. The URL now forwards to WJLA.com [Washington Post].

Archie Moore from Black Tambourine remembers Yesterday & Today and Vinyl Ink [the Vinyl District].

• Interview: Steve Kiviat talks to the Very Best [Washington CityPaper].

• Interview: Sriram Gopal talks to Emmylou Harris [DCist].

• Interview: Valerie Paschall talks to Shark Week [DCist].

• Interview: ChunkyGlasses.com’s Q&A with the Milk Carton Kids.

• Chris Porter on Chain & the Gang [Washington Post Express].

• CD Review: 2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].

• CD Review: Antony and the Johnsons, Cut the World. Reviewed by ChunkyGlasses.com.

• CD Review: Blackberry Smoke, the Whipporwill. Reviewed by David Malitz [Washington Post].

• CD Review: Corb Lund, Cabin Fever. Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post].

• CD Review: Jukebox the Ghost, Safe Travels. Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork].

• CD Review: Shark Week, EP. Reviewed by Nida Masiulis [DC Music Download].

• Song review: David Malitz on Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” [Washington Post].

• Book reviews: Michael Lindgren on Go-go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City by Natalie Hopkinson and The Dozens: A History of Rap’s Mama by Elijah Wald [Washington Post].



Listening


• Here’s a roundup of Hometown Sounds DC’s local music videos of the day:
      – Eva Cassidy, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (8/16)
      – Heavy Breathing, “U the One I Want” (8/15)
      – Uptown XO, “Errybody” (8/14)
      – Head-Roc, “Black Love Superstars” (8/13)
      – Tabi Bonney, “On Jupiter” (8/10)

• Here’s a roundup of DCist’s music videos of the day:
      – Deep Time, “Clouds” (8/16)
      – Imperial China, “Redux” (8/15)
      – Marina and the Diamonds, “How To Be a Heartbreaker” (8/14)
      – Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)” (8/13)
      –
Sebadoh, “Keep the Boy Alive” (8/10)

• New local music video: Heavy Breathing, “U the One I Want” [DC Music Download].

• New local music video: Tabi Bonney, “Top Notch Material Girls” [Washington CityPaper].

• New local music video: X.O., “Errybody” [Washington CityPaper].

• Music video: Kane Mayfield, “Beautiful Drug” [Washington CityPaper]. The song is from his new Rhymes By Kane: Thievery Corporation Edition.

• Listen to some new tunes from the Dismemberment Plan [DCist].

The Zombies stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Listen: Hometown Sounds DC’s podcast for 8/12/12.

• Listen: DC Music Download’s August 2012 podcast features favorite local tracks and concerts from 2012 so far.

• Listen: K-BETA, “Pakistan” [Washington CityPaper].

• Listen: Kev Brown, “Ode to South Africa” [Washington CityPaper].

• Watch: Maimouna Youssef, “Meet Me in Brazil” [Washington CityPaper].



Live Reviews

Trillectro Festival: reviewed by Marcus J Moore [Washington CityPaper], by Megan Buerger [Washington Post], and by Arielle Hixson [DC Music Live].

• Brandon Wu’s photos of I:Scintilla at Spellbound DC [Washington CityPaper].

the Zombies and the Left Banke at the Howard Theater, 8/9/12: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live] and by We Love DC.

Sebadoh, Sentridoh, and Circle of Buzzards at the Black Cat, 8/10/12: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live] and by ChunkyGlasses.com.

Marina and the Diamonds at the 9:30 Club, 8/14/12: Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post] and by Rachel Sanford [the Vinyl District].

• Stephen Bradley on John Heart Jackie at the Velvet Lounge [Washington Times].

• Stephen Bradley on Pomegranates at DC9 [Washington Times].

• Valerie Paschall on the crazy things that Travis Morrison said during the Dismemberment Plan shows last weekend [DCist].

• David Hintz on Stereosleep and the Resistance at the Black Cat, 8/14/12 [DC Rock Live].

• We Love DC on Linkin Park at Jiffy Lube Live, 8/11/12.

• ChunkyGlasses.com on Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group at Wolf Trap, 8/12/12.

• Baynard Woods on Janes Adiction at the Lyric in Baltimore [Baltimore CityPaper].

• Here’s the setlist from Aloe Blacc‘s show at the 9:30 Club, 8/10/12 [930club.tumblr.com].

• Stephanie Taylor on ABBA at Wolf Trap [the Rogers Revue].

• Denise A Levien on the Temptations and the Four Tops at Wolf Trap [the Rogers Revue].

• Denise A Levien on Steve Miller Band at Wolf Trap [the Rogers Revue].

• Brian Ossip on System of a Down and Deftones at the Verizon Center [DC Music Live].



Giveaways


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away an autographed copy of 10 Years‘s Minus the Machine. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to the Dirty Projectors at the 9:30 Club, 8/18 (contest ends today at noon).
• 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 (no indication of when this giveaway ends).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to Ben Harper‘s acoustic show at Wolf Trap on 9/4 (contest ends 8/26).
• 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).


ShowlistDC Music Notes: Monday 07-30-12



Articles


Planning Guides: DC Music Live’s Weekly Roundup.

• Interview: Gregory Ayes talks to Redline Graffiti [DC Music Download].

• Interview: Elliott Wallace talks to Justin Trawick [DC Music Download].

• Venue staff news: the Black Cat‘s booking person Vicki Savoula is leaving the Black Cat to start a career in education [Washington CityPaper].

• Here’s a profile of Sasha Lord, who books shows at Comet Ping Pong [Pink Line Project].

• Venue news: the Lincoln Theatre is seeking a new operator [Washington CityPaper].



Listening


• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Drop Electric, “Bankrolled Hominid”.

• DCist’s song of the day is Charli XCX, “You’re The One”.

• Listen/watch: the Walkmen stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Clay Conger on Nighttime Adventure Society‘s “I’m So Tired” [DC Music Download].



Live Reviews


• Megan Buerger on Identity Festival at Jiffy Lube Live, 7/27/12 [Washington Post].

• Andy Hess on Liars at the U Street Music Hall [DCist].

• David Hintz on Kwame Darko, DZD, and Marco at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 7/27/12 [DC Rock Live].

• Press about the Summerland Tour featuring Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Lit, and Marcy Playground at Wolf Trap: Rohan Mahadevan [DCist] and Denise A Levien [the Rogers Revue].

• ChunkyGlasses.com on Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, and James Murphy at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/22/12.

• Ariel Hixson on Frank Ocean at the 9:30 Club [DC Music Live].

• Reel Film News has photos of Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart at the Verizon Center.

• Photos from Capitol Groove Music Fest at the Fairgrounds DC, 7/28/12 [DC Music Download].



Giveaways


NEW DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to Static-X, Prong, Davey Suicide, and 9Electric at the Fillmore on 9/1 (contest ends Tuesday 7/31 at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Ed Sheeran‘s + (Plus) on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 8/1).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the FeaturesStill Lost, Volume One on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 8/2).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Leland SundriesRoller Derby Queen 7″. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 8/2).
• WMAL is giving away tickets to Ted Nugent at the Fillmore on 8/3 (no indication of when this contest ends).
• 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).
• 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: Thursday 07-26-12



Articles


Planning Guides: DCist’s This Week in Jazz. DC Music Download’s August/September Local Show Preview.

• Leesburg is getting a new music venue: the Tally Ho Theatre will re-open as a music venue [Washington Post]. Its owner Don Devine hopes to have the renovations done and the venue re-opened by Thanksgiving.

• RIP: Officials have pulled the plug on Baltimore’s Starscape Festival, after 14 years [Washington Post / Baltimore Sun].

• Hard Rock Cafe and Pink Jams are planning a 40-hour music marathon in late September. If you’re a musician, read this and apply! [DC Music Download].



Listening


• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is E.U., “Da Butt”.

• DCist’s song of the day is Lit, “Miss You Gone”.

• Listen: St Vincent and Shudder To Think‘s Craig Wedren covered Fleetwood Mac‘s “Sisters of the Moon” [Washington CityPaper].



Live Reviews

• Reviews of Iceage, Dirty Beaches, and Give at the Black Cat, 7/24/12: by Patrick Foster [Washington Post] and by We Love DC.

• David Hintz on Greg Ginn & the Royal We and Cinema Cinema at Paperhaus, 7/24/12 [DC Rock Live].

• Marie Eff on Deleted Scenes, Spinto Band, and Pree at the Red Palace [Brightest Young Things].

• Alan Pyke on Frank Ocean at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].



Giveaways


• The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to Kishi Bashi at U St Music Hall on 7/27 (contest ends today).
• DC Music Download is giving away tickets to Bunny Gang (featuring Nathan Maxwell of Flogging Molly), Outlaw Nation, and Kill Lincoln at the Rock & Roll Hotel, Sunday 7/29 (contest ends today at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Michael Kiwanuka‘s “I’m Getting Ready” 7″. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Friday 7/27).
• 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).
• 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: Tuesday 07-10-12



Today’s New Releases (with locally-penned reviews)

Zac Brown Band: Uncaged. Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post] and by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times]. At Jiffy Lube Live on 10/12.

Clare and the Reasons: KR-51. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Deep Time: Deep Time. Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork].

the Dirty Projectors: Swing Lo Magellan. Reviewed by Chris Richards [Washington Post]. At the 9:30 Club on 8/17 and 8/18.

Hank Williams Jr.: Old School New Rules. Reviewed by Timothy Bracy [Washington Post].



Articles


Planning Guides: DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda. Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Best Events in DC This Week and Nightlife Agenda. DC Music Download’s Weekday Hits. Steve Kiviat’s guide to July Tropical, Blues, Roots, and Rock shows.

• Local Venue News: Baltimore’s Sonar is closed, as of today [Baltimore CityPaper]. The news was first posted officially by Maryland DeathFest on Facebook, who wrote, “Sonar (the home of MDF since 2006) is closing. Why? That’s not important. What is important is that we’ve known about this situation for months, and we were already searching for a new location only a few days after MDF X ended. Currently, we have THREE locations to choose from, all of which would be in Baltimore.” The Baltimore CityPaper wrote an article back in May that the Feds had named Sonar in a pot conspiracy indictment. We’re working to figure out where all of the shows scheduled for Sonar are moving (you can follow our list of Sonar shows here).

• Joe Heim on Woody Guthrie at 100 [Washington Post].

• Chris Porter on Orchestre Poly-Rythmo [Washington Post Express]. At the Hamilton on 7/17.

• Marcus J Moore on the Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio‘s debut album [Washington CityPaper].

• Interview/Preview: Nancy Dunham talks to Macy Gray [Washington Examiner]. At Wolf Trap tonight.

• Interview & Preview: Yohana Desta of the 9:30 Club talked to Chris Glover of Penguin Prison [930club.tumblr.com]. At the 9:30 Club on 7/11.



Listening


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is Misun, “the Sea” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is RAtheMC, “Champion”.

• Listen/watch: Brandi Carlile stopped by NPR’s DC office to perform a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Listen: the Washington Post’s summer jams playlist.

• Listen: DJ Underdog presents a music mix of the week [DC Music Live].

• Listen: Drop Electric‘s Summer 2012 Demo [DC Music Download].



Live Reviews


• Dave McKenna on Coldplay at the Verizon Center, 7/8 [Washington Post].

• Erica Bruce’s photos of These United States and Henry Clay People at the Black Cat [Washington CityPaper].

• We Love DC on Howard Jones at the Howard Theater, 7/5/12.

• Jeb Gavin on Disco Biscuits at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].

• Marie Eff on Sarah McLachlan and the National Philharmonic Orchestra at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/5/12 [Brightest Young Things].

• Brightest Young Things on Robyn at the U St Music Hall, 7/7.



Giveaways


• ShowlistDC (that’s us!) is giving away a pair of orchestra tickets to see Wilco and the Lee Ranaldo Band at Wolf Trap on 7/17 (contest ends Thursday 7/12).
NEW DC Music Download is giving away tickets to the Fillmore’s “Local Rock Series” featuring Bravenoise and Black Dog Prowl, 7/13/12 (contest ends Thursday 7/12 at noon).
• 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).
• 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: Monday 06-18-12



Articles


• Planning Guides: DC Music Download’s Weekday Hits. DC Music Live’s Weekly Show Roundup. Writer Steve Kiviat’s guide to June tropical/roots/other world music events.

• Interview: Stephanie Williams talks to Janel & Anthony [DC Music Download].

• Interview: We Love DC’s Q&A with Eternal Summers.

• Interview: Jonathan L Fischer talks to Destroyer‘s Dan Bejar [Washington CityPaper]. There’s also Rohan Mahadevan’s interview on DCist.

• Local power metal band Division talks about its vocal influences.

• Local venue news: DIY venue Subterranean A‘s last show is this Saturday, 6/23 [Washington CityPaper].

• Local venue news: Timothy Forbes gives some photos and words about HR-57‘s new space on H St NE.

• Anne Midgette on Philip Glass and the new Overture for 1812 [Washington Post].

• DeNeen Brown on the Washington Early Music Festival [Washington Post]. Includes a nice interview with Skip West of Suspicious Cheese Lords.

• Anne Midgette on improvisation in classical music [Washington Post]. There are many links in that article, including this article about violinst Hilary Hahn.

• Anne Midgette on the NSO‘s tour: from Mexico to Trinidad & Tobago [Washington Post].

• The show was last night, but here’s an interesting preview of Surface To Air at Bossa [DCist].

• The show was on Saturday, but here’s an interview with Theresa Andersson [Brightest Young Things].

• The show was on Saturday, but here’s a lengthy interview with Ramona Falls [Brightest Young Things].



Listening


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is Oddisee, “Paralyzed” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s DC music video of the day is Akua Allrich, “Hard To Get”.

• DC Music Download’s Local Listening Booth.

Glen Hansard stopped by NPR’s DC offices for a Tiny Desk Concert.



Live Reviews

• Chris Richards on Little Richard at the Howard Theatre on 6/16 [Washington Post].

• Aaron Leitko on Dave Matthews Band at Jiffy Lube Live on 6/16 [Washington Post].

• Stephen Bradley on the Revivalists at the Velvet Lounge [Washington Times].

• Anne Midgette on the Wayward Sisters at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill on 6/16 [Washington Post]. Part of the Washington Early Music Festival.

• Robert Battey on former National Symphony music director Leonard Slatkin and the NOI at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on 6/16 [Washington Post].

• Nelson Pressley on Barbara Cook at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

• Valerie Paschall on Grass Widow at Comet Ping Pong [DCist].

• Chris Klimek on the Beach Boys at Merriweather Post Pavilion [Washington Post].

• Jesse Young on Grouplove with Reptar at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].



Giveaways


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti at the 9:30 Club on 9/13 (contest ends Tuesday 6/19 at noon).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to The Walkmen at the 9:30 Club on 10/4 (contest ends Tuesday 6/19 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 05-22-12



Today’s New Releases (with locally-penned reviews)

Beach House: Bloom – Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times]. This album came out last week, and last week we linked you to reviews by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork] and Chris Richards [Washington Post].

Dope Body: Natural History – Reviewed by Aaron Leitko [Pitchfork].

Grass Widow: Internal Logic – Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork].

Kimbra: Vows – Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post] and by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

John Mayer: Born and Raised – Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post].

Joey Ramone: …Ya Know? – Reviewed by Timothy Bracy [Washington Post].



Articles


Planning Guides: Washington Post Going Out Guide’s best events this week and guide to free events this week and Memorial Day Nightlife Agenda. Brightest Young Things’ Shows to get pumped for this week.

• You missed it: David Malitz reports on the secret The Make-Up reunion show at Comet Ping Pong this weekend [Washington Post].

• Local band news: Magrudergrind was on Veep this weekend! Check out a clip of their performance [Metal Injection] (best description ever? they sound “like being operated on by a chimp with a hard-on and a hacksaw. radical stuff!”) and the Washington CityPaper’s review. And if you’ve forgotten how this all came about, here’s the Washington CityPaper’s interview with the band about how it all came about in the first place.

• Time Machine: Read this 1979 Geoffrey Himes article on disco [Washington Post]. [N]o music since the earliest rock ‘n’ roll has inspired the kind of backlash that disco has suffered. At rock concerts now, it seems every fourth person is wearing a t-shirt with an obscene, anti-disco slogan on it. Meanwhile, backstage the performers are dreaming up new put-downs of disco for interviewers. If one listens to the records, however, disco hardly seems worth all the fuss. It’s simple, harmless dance music that’s unlikely to either ruin or revolutionize popular music. Most of the music is mediocre; the best of it has the irresistible energy of any perfected pop form. The most important pop music of any era, however, is seldom the music that sells the most. Disco is not the music of this era that will last.

• Local girl dates Justin Bieber: OK, not exactly “dates”, but Justin Bieber invited Cady Elmer of Poquosan High School (Hampton Roads area of Virginia) to the Billboard Music Awards [Washington Post].

• Watch: High school filmmaker Hannah Hoffman made a 30-minute documentary on Sockets Records [Washington CityPaper].

• Listen/watch: Yann Tiersen stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Local listening: Columbia Nights featuring Sarai Abdul-Malik, “In the Glow” [DC Music Live].

• Local listening (and preview): America Hearts‘ “A Whole Lotta Love” (not a Led Zeppelin cover) [DC Music Download]. At the Black Cat on Thursday.

• Local music video of the day: Tabi Bonney‘s “Castle on a Cloud” [Hometown Sounds DC].

• Local venue news: the discrimination lawsuit filed by Enterprise Jazz Club against its owner has been dropped [Washington CityPaper].

• Celebrate Chuck Brown: There’s an online petition seeking Chuck Brown Day and a Go-Go Museum [DCist].

• Anne Midgette on the deaths of Herbert Breslin (Pavarotti’s manager) and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (German singer) [Washington Post].



Live Reviews

• Erica Bruce’s photos of Fishbone at the State Theater [Washington CityPaper].

• Jonathan Fischer’s mini-review alongside Erica Bruce’s photos of The Make-Up at Comet Ping Pong [Washington CityPaper].

• Anne Midgette on Julian Wachner and the Washington Chorus present “The Essential Wagner” at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

• Bryan Patton on MeWithoutYou at the Black Cat [Brightest Young Things].

• Jeb Gavin on James Morrison at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].

• Marie Formica on La Sera and Beach Week at the Red Palace [Brightest Young Things].

• Ross Bonaime on the Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys at Merriweather Post Pavilion [Brightest Young Things].



Giveaways


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Electric Guest‘s Mondo on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 5/23).
• 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).
• 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 OAR at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 8/10 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).

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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 05-18-12

Status



Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner


Planning Guides
• Washingtonian’s Music Picks.
• DCist’s This Week In Jazz.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.
• We Love DC loves weekends.
• TBD on bands playing this weekend who have played DC already this year.
• Smithsonian’s Events Around the Mall.

Tonight – Friday May 18
• CD Review: Justin Townes Earle: Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now – Reviewed by Mike Joyce [Washington Post]. Perfoming at the Birchmere tonight; at Rams Head Tavern on Sunday.
• CD Review: Astra Via: Folie a Deux – Reviewed by Moira E McLaughlin [Washington Post]. Perfoming at the Black Cat.
• Interview/preview: Marie Gullard on Dallas Brass. Tonight at Strathmore.

Saturday May 19
• CD Review: Last Tide: Lost To Memory – Reviewed by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]. Perfoming at the Black Cat. Performing with Fire and the Wheel, whose Donny Potter was interviewed by Fuzzy Logic.
• Interview/preview: Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie talks to Kingsley Flood. Performing at the U Street Music Hall.
• Interview/preview: Chris Richards talks to Baltimore’s Dope Body [Washington Post]. At the Coward Shoe Building (322 Howard St in Baltimore).
• Interview/preview: M.M. Zonoozy talks to Penguin Prison [Brightest Young Things], who are performing at the Rock & Roll Hotel.

Sunday May 20
n/a

Monday May 21
• Interview/article: David Malitz on Chuck Prophet [Washington Post]. At the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis.

Tuesday May 22
• CD Review: Meshuggah: Koloss – Reviewed by Catherine P Lewis [Washington Post]. Perfoming at the Fillmore Silver Spring.

Wednesday May 23
• CD Review: the Big Sleep: Nature Experiments – Reviewed by Brandon Weigel [Washington Post]. Perfoming at the Rock & Roll Hotel with Maps and Atlases.



Articles


• More on Chuck Brown: We rounded up a lot of links yesterday, and here are more:
        – Benjamin R Freed on the Chuck Brown send-off outside the Howard Theatre on Wednesday night [DCist]. Marcus J Moore covers the same event, with video [Washington CityPaper]. And another video [also Wash CP]. The Howard Theatre wrote up the event (with photos) on its blog.
        – Martin Austermuhle on Vincent Gray and Marion Barry’s comments about Brown’s upcoming funeral [DCist].
        – David Malitz pulls out a bunch of Chuck Brown articles from the Washington Post archives. (We linked to some of these yesterday; some are new.)
        – The Smithsonian’s blog has a nice article about Chuck Brown’s presence at the Smithsonian.
        – Hometown Sounds DC has a few Chuck Brown videos.
        – the Washington Post’s Style Blog has a lengthy list of ways to honor the Godfather of Go-Go [Washington Post].
        – Maura Judkis lists artists who have sampled Chuck Brown’s music (with tons and tons of sound clips!), including Nelly, Beyonce, and Eve [Washington Post].
        – the Washington Post’s Editorial Board on Chuck Brown making DC a more joyous place [Washington Post].
        – Jenna Johnson talks to GWU president Steven Knapp, who played with Chuck Brown at GWU’s alumni weekend last September [Washington Post].
        – Jennifer Lohmanns collected her favorite Chuck Brown interview videos [DC Music Download].
        – DC Music Live compiles reactions to Chuck Brown’s death on twitter.
        – Here’s a statement from Brown’s family (and a note about a possible tribute show) [Washington CityPaper].
        – the Washington CityPaper is looking for photos of you and Chuck Brown.
        – Mike Madden remembers getting a shout-out at a 2001 Chuck Brown concert [Washington CityPaper].
        – Marcus J Moore captures artists like Phonte, Raheem DeVaughn, and Tabi Bonney paying tribute to Chuck Brown [Washington CityPaper].

• Disco queen Donna Summer passed away yesterday. Chris Richards found this 1978 Washington Post profile on the singer, written by Jacqueline Trescott [Washington Post]. Mark Luckie compiles Summer’s biggest YouTube hits.

• Baltimore-based director John Waters was hitchhiking this week and was picked up by Here We Go Magic [DCist]. Today, Here We Go Magic’s bassist Jen Turner talked to DCist about the experience.

• Headed to Maryland DeathFest? Check out Metal Chris’s thorough Maryland Deathfest X Survival Guide [DCHeavyMetal.com]. Also has a lot of tips and info for anyone headed to Baltimore for a concert, not just MDF.

• Local venue news: The Washington Post’s Going Out Guide takes a peek inside the Birchmere‘s new Flex Stage, which is opening June 1st.

• Local band news: Power metal band Division has a new bassist….their 1997-2005 bassist Dan Plunkett.

• Ryan Little on Numero Group’s reissues of engineer Robert Hosea Williams‘s soul recordings in the 1970s [Washington CityPaper].

Silo Halo‘s midwestern tour diary, days 6 and 7 [DCist].

• Listen: Arborea stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Interview: Ramon Ramirez talks to Nick Waterhouse, who performed last night at 6th & I. [Washington CityPaper].

• CD Review: Orange Goblin: A Eulogy for the Damned – Reviewed by Heavy Uber Alles.

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with an interview with Tatsu Mikami of Church of Misery.



Live Reviews


• Patrick Foster on M. Ward at the 9:30 Club [Washington Post].

• Anne Midgette on Andreas Delfs, Nelson Freire, and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center [Washington Post].

• We Love DC on R. Ring at DC9 on 5/15.

• Travis Andrews on Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].

• Andy Johnson on Here We Go Magic at the Black Cat [Brightest Young Things].



Giveaways


• SceneTrek is giving away tickets to Class Actress at the Rock & Roll Hotel on 5/19 (contest ends today at 3 PM).
• Brightest Young Things is giving away tickets to Nicki Minaj at DAR Constitution Hall on 7/21 (we assume this one ends today, although they don’t really say).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Electric Guest‘s Mondo on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 5/23).
• 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).
NEW 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 OAR at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 8/10 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).

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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 05-15-12



Today’s New Release (with locally-written reviews)

Beach House: Bloom – Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork] and by Chris Richards [Washington Post].

Best Coast: The Only Place – Reviewed by David Malitz [the Washington Post]. At the 9:30 Club on 7/14.

Adam Lambert: Tresspassing – Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post] and by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Motion Sickness of Time Travel: Motion Sickness of Time Travel – Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

Willie Nelson: Heroes – Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Roomrunner: Super Vague EP – Reviewed by Aaron Leitko [Pitchfork].

Rye Rye: Go! Pop! Bang! – Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].



Articles


• Local venue news: We got a press release from the folks at Live Nation about Jiffy Lube Live (formerly Nissan Pavilion) about some of the changes to expect this season:
      – Local food trucks will be stopping by the venue at concerts.
      – There’s apparently a 32-oz fountain soda for sale that comes with free refills.
      – New speakers and upgraded video projectors on the lawn.
      – All day-of-show information (parking lot times, set times, permitted items, etc) will be on JLL’s facebook page, facebook.com/JiffyLubeLive.
      – There’s also a LiveNation iPhone app– we’re not sure exactly how crucial this is, but it might make buying tickets easier. Check it out at this link.
      – Remember that JLL lifted its tailgating ban earlier this year!
ShowlistDC has JLL’s schedule posted here.

• Interview/Preview: Jonathan Druy talks to the BreedersKelley Deal [We Love DC]. Deal’s acoustic project R. Ring plays at DC9 tonight.

• Interview/Preview: Tanya Pai talks to James Morrison [Washingtonian]. At the 9:30 Club on Wednesday.

• Interview/Preview: Stephanie Williams talks to Fire and the Wheel [DC Music Download]. At the Black Cat on Saturday.

• Local band news: Periphery‘s new album now has a release date of July 3rd. Apparently the band had no idea [Metal Injection].

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with an interview with Tsjuder‘s drummer Anti-Christian.

Silo Halo‘s Midwestern Tour Diary, Day 5 [DCist].

• Listen: Tabi Bonney‘s “Chop Chop” [Washington CityPaper].

• Video: Maimouna Youssef‘s “I Got a Man” [Hometown Sounds DC].

• Listen Local First is curating a Live Showcase & Panel on Web Streaming on Thursday 5/17.



Live Reviews

• Stephen Bradley on Black Taxi at the Black Cat [Washington Times].



Contests


• 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).
• 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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ShowlistDC Music Notes: Wednesday 05-02-12

This Wednesday is not quite as quiet as last Wednesday was, but it does still give a nice chance for reflection: what are your favorite local music blogs or sources of music news? Any favorite local bands that I haven’t listed on my links page? Any thoughts or comments about how this blog is formatted or the types of things I cover? Feel free to leave feedback in a comment below or in an email to showlistdc@gmail.com.



Articles


• Planning guides: DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop.

• Interview: Abbey Pechman talks to Ugly Purple Sweater [DC Music Download]. The band headlines the Rock & Roll Hotel tomorrow night.

• Watch: Local power metal band A Sound of Thunder just released a video for their song “Kill That Bitch”. The band is also running a contest on its Facebook page.

• What is in a word? Washington Post music critic Chris Richards muses on his choice of the word “Michelins” in his review of Carrie Underwood’s album Blown Away. Check the original review here.

• Podcast: Take a listen to DC Music Download’s DC Music Recall podcast. This month’s edition features an interview with Matthew Johnson of Imperial China plus reviews of songs by Justin Jones (“Miracles”) and Victoria Vox (“Oh I Wonder”).

• Get involved in the local scene: The Rock & Roll Hotel, Red Palace, and DC9 are looking for street team members.

• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to Maryland DeathFest with profiles of Brujeria and Anvil.

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

• Need work? Baltimore SoundStage is looking to hire hosts and security.



Live Reviews

• Jenn Bress on Quintron and Miss Pussycat with Heavy Breathing at the Red Palace on 4/26 [the Vinyl District].

• More press on Ted Leo‘s performance of The Tyranny of Distance: Valery Paschall [DCist] and photos by Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper].

• More Sweetlife Festival press: a review by Katie Wilmott [The Vinyl District] and photos by Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper].

• Mark Mahoney on Candlebox at the Fillmore Silver Spring [the Rogers Revue].

• All Things Go recaps their concert with Nicos Gun and DJ sets by Penguin Prison and Lightwaves at the Water St Warehouse.



Contests


• ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Rush at Jiffy Lube Live on 9/9 (contest ends Thursday 5/3 at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Megan Reilly‘s The Wall on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 5/3).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of 4onthefloor‘s Lion & Lamb on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Friday 5/4).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a signed copy of Red Wanting Blue‘s From the Vanishing Point on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 5/8).
• 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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