• 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.
• 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: 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].
• Andy Hess on Japandroids at the Rock & Roll Hotel [DCist].
• Metal Chris on Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper at Jiffy Lube Live, 6/30 [DCHeavyMetal.com].
• ChunkyGlasses.com’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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