Shameless plug: In addition to rounding up the day’s local music news and press, we also give away concert tickets! We’re running a contest now to give away tickets to Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at the Hamilton next Thursday, 4/19– a great chance to check out a new band and a new venue! Toss your name in the hat here.
• Concert planners: DCist’s This Week in Jazz. The Vinyl District promotes shows at the 9:30 Club, U Street Music Hall, and Merriweather Post Pavilion. Going Out Guide on 90s nostalgia acts.
• If you’re not tired of hearing about the new Howard Theatre yet, check out this history and photo gallery from DCTheatreScene.com.
• Metallomusikum continues her countdown to MDF with a preview of Godflesh.
• David Turner on Hundred Visions at the Rock & Roll Hotel [All Things Go].
• More chickfactor press: Jenn Bress [the Vinyl District].
• Erin Keane on the Magnetic Fields and DeVotchKa at the 9:30 Club [DCist].
• NoVA Metal Review on Onslaught and M:Pire of Evil at the U Street Music Hall.
• Stephen Brookes on Arditti String Quartet at the Library of Congress [Washington Post].
• Alan Duckworth on Video Games Live at Strathmore [the Rogers Revue].
• 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 today).
• 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).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Neil Nathan‘s The Distance Calls on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing list (contest ends Tuesday 4/17).
• NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Imperial Teen‘s Feel the Sound on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 4/18).
• 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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