ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 07-05-12


• The Washington CityPaper is under new ownership. The WCP and Creative Loafing Atlanta were sold by Atalaya Capital Management to SouthComm Inc. [DCist]. Incorporated in 2007, SouthComm owns a growing chain of newspapers and magazines, including alt-weeklies in Nashville, Louisville, Ky., Cincinnati, Charlotte and Tampa. The Charlotte and Tampa papers, also titled Creative Loafing, were purchased from Atalaya last October. The full press release is at the DCist article linked above.

• Preview/interview: Rudi Greenberg talks to The Men [Washington Post Express]. Tonight at DC9.

• Interview: Peter Timko talks to Co La [Prefix Mag].

• Interview: Chris White talks to Matt Cranstoun [DC Music Live].

• RIP Tom Reeder, host of WAMU‘s “Bluegrass Country” [Washington CityPaper].

• Was there an altercation between Chuck Brown‘s mourners and police? Chris Richards comments on The Atlantic’s accusation [Washington Post].

• The 2012 Shockwave 2012 Tour is now officially cancelled [Blabbermouth]. The tour– which was to include Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Havok, and locals Misery Index– was scheduled to stop at Empire (formerly Jaxx) in Springfield on 7/26.

• CD Review: Trophy Wife: Sing What Scares You. Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Washington CityPaper].

• CD Review: jj: High Summer EP. Reviewed by Joe Colly [Pitchfork].

• Looking for a job? Empire (formerly Jaxx) in Springfield is hiring event staff and security [Facebook].


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is Mary Christ, “Absent Minds” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Fort Knox Five, “Revelution”.

• Listen: Jennifer Lohmanns recommends Misun [DC Music Download].

Live Reviews

• Andy Hess on Japandroids at the Rock & Roll Hotel [DCist].

• Metal Chris on Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper at Jiffy Lube Live, 6/30 [].

•’s review of Brandi Carlile, Josh Ritter, and the Lumineers at Wolf Trap, 6/28.

• William Alberque on Savoir Adore, Jukebox the Ghost, and Tereu Tereu at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].

• Marie Formica on Gareth Emery and Robert Gonzalez at Fur [Brightest Young Things].


• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of George Harrison‘s Early Takes Volume 1 on vinyl (contest ends Monday 7/9).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to the Jesus & Mary Chain at the 9:30 Club on 9/9 (contest ends Monday 7/9).
• 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: Tuesday 02-07-12

Quiet news day, so we’ve included a few of today’s new releases below.

Things to read:
• JUST ANNOUNCED: Madonna at the Verizon Center on Sunday, September 23rd. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 13th at 10 AM.
• DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda.
• Newt Gingrich as president would boost the grindcore scene in DC! Well, maybe not directly, but apparently a grindcore band calle Traumatic Anal Devastation played at a Gingrich rally in Las Vegas.

Apparently the band showed up outside the rally, plugged their instruments in, and generated what Gingrich staffer Terry ‘The Stick’ Foley called “the sound of a tank driving through a minefield.” Police showed up and pulled the plug on the youthful thugs after about 5 minutes (the equivalent of 20 songs, according to estimates from our grindcore research staff).
No reports of hearing loss or more than usual psychological damage from the Gingrich supporters who were present.

• DCist interviewed Theophilus London. (Yes, we know the show was last night, but this interview was published after our Music Notes ran yesterday.)
• RIP WAMU DJ Jerry Gray [Washington CityPaper]. The bluegrass DJ passed away last Thursday at the age of 78.
• Listen Local First (the folks who bring us DC Local Music Day) have started a Kickstarter campaign to bring DC music to SXSW [WLDC].
• Chris Porter on Alan Lomax [Express].
• Talking at shows: it’s not just for indie-rockers, although this patron’s interruption at a KenCen is a bit over the top.
• Live reviews: Mark Jenkins on Red Baraat at U St Music Hall [Washington Post]. Erica Bruce on the Kills and JEFF the Brotherhood at the 9:30 Club [the Vinyl District].

Today’s new releases:
Air: Le Voyage Dans La Lune [Astralwerks] – an original soundtrack to the 1902 film of the same name; with guests Au Revoir Simone and Victoria Legrand of Beach House.
• Howard U alum Roberta Flack takes on the fab four: Let It Be Roberta – Roberta Flack Sings the Beatles [429 Records]
Mark Lanegan Band: Blues Funeral [4AD] – Screaming Trees frontman’s first solo record since 2004 after several collaborative records with Belle & Sebastian’s Isobel Campbell.
Of Montreal: Paralytic Stalks [Polyvinyl] – Remember when everyone in DC (and by everyone, we mean Jenkins, Lewis, and Malitz) ragged on Of Montreal’s 2010 trainwreck of a concert at the 9:30 club?
Psychroptic: Inherited Repression [Nuclear Blast]
Twilight Sad: No One Can Ever Know [Fat Cat] – They’re playing the Rock & Roll Hotel at the end of this month, and we recommend that you attend.
Sharon Van Etten: Tramp [Jagjaguwar] – She’s playing the Black Cat on Saturday (we recommend it), and yesterday we pointed you to the Washington Post‘s interview with SVE.
Van Halen: A Different Kind of Truth [Interscope] – playing at Verizon Center at the end of March.

Win tickets:
• The Vinyl District has tickets to Feist @ Strathmore on 5/9 (contest ends today at noon).
• has tickets to Opeth/Mastodon/Ghost (5/9) and Meshuggah/Baroness/Decapitated (5/22), both at the Fillmore in Silver Spring (contest ends Friday 2/10 at 4 PM).
• ShowlistDC has tickets to Mos Def at the 9:30 Club on 2/20 (contest ends Friday 2/10 at 5 PM).
• Heavy Uber Alles has tickets to Iced Earth at the 9:30 Club on 3/13 (contest ends Monday 2/13 at noon)