Greetings from Canada! DC music notes, in brief, are below.
• Planning Guides: DCist’s This Week in Hip-Hop.
• Metro invited musicians to audition for its Art In Transit program, allowing them to perform at station entrances– but without receiving tips (WMATA has a strict “no busking” rule). Listen Local First took issue with the program; the Washington CityPaper and DCist both report.
• Jazz profile: Giovanni Russonello on Tarus Mateen [CapitalBop].
• Upcoming release: Baltimore MC Kane Mayfield is releasing an album entitled Rhymes By Kane: Thievery Corporation [Washington CityPaper]. If you couldn’t figure it out from the title, the album will involve Mayfield’s words over Thievery Corporation‘s beats.
• DC bands interviewed elsewhere: the Village Voice interviews Janel & Anthony.
• Another “best of 2012 so far” list from Paul at ChunkyGlasses.com.
• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Stripmall Ballads, “She Lies in the Ground”.
• DCist’s song of the day is Onra, “L.O.V.E.”.
• Free Download: local thrash metal band Warchild put its EP We Go To War online for free [Soundcloud].
• Download: Yusef‘s the EPIC [Washington CityPaper].
• Listen: Black Cobain and Shy Glizzy‘s “Faded” [Washington CityPaper].
• Listen: Misun‘s The Sea EP [Washington CityPaper].
• ChunkyGlasses.com on Best Coast with Those Darlins at the 9:30 Club.
• NOVAMetalReview on Night Ranger at Merriweather Post Pavilion (opening for the Scorpions), 7/12/12.
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Thin Lizzy‘s self-titled debut reissue on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends today).
• NEW DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to the Ben Bones Birthday Bash at the Rock & Roll Hotel on 7/24, plus a signed copy of the new Auroboros EP (contest ends Friday 7/20 at 5 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Anywhere‘s self-titled album on vinyl. Winner must have a North America mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 7/24).
• 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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