ShowlistDC Music Notes: Friday 01-18-13



Weekend/Week-Ahead Planner


Planning Guides
• DC Music Download’s 5 best live music events this weekend that aren’t sold out.
• DCist’s This Week in Jazz.
• Washington CityPaper’s Jazz Setlist.
• ShowlistDC’s list of changes and additions over the last week.

Today – Friday 18 January
Rhett Miller at Jammin’ Java. Interview by Tanya Pai [Washingtonian].
Marshall Crenshaw at the Birchmere: Preview by Alex Baca [Washington CityPaper].
Lalah Hathaway at the Howard Theatre: Preview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].
Soundgarden at DAR Constitution Hall: Preview/interview by Robert Fulton [Washington Examiner].
Christopher Cross at the Barns of Wolf Trap: Preview/interview by Emily Cary [Washington Examiner].
BSO and pianist Garrick Ohlsson present Rachmaninoff 101: Preview/interview by Marie Gullard [Washington Examiner].
the Walkaways at IOTA: CD review of Romance and Medicine by Moira E McLaughlin [Washington Post].

Saturday 19 January
Silent Old Mtns. at the Velvet Lounge: Interview by Stephanie Lanham [Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie].
2 Chainz at the Fillmore: Preview by Kriston Capps [Washington CityPaper].
Christopher Cross at the Barns of Wolf Trap: Preview/interview by Emily Cary [Washington Examiner].

Sunday 20 January
Catharsis at the Warehouse: Preview by Leor Galil [Washington CityPaper].
the Soft Moon at the Black Cat: CD review of Zeros by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post].

Monday 21 January
Iris DeMent at the Birchmere: Preview/interview by Geoffrey Himes [Washington Post].

Tuesday 22 January
the Menzingers at the 9:30 Club: Preview by Matt Siblo [Washington CityPaper].

Wednesday 23 January
Ra Ra Riot at the 9:30 Club: CD review of Beta Love by Ben Opipari [Washington Post].

Thursday 24 January
Red Baraat at the 9:30 Club: CD review of Shruggy Ji by Catherine P Lewis (that’s me!) [Washington Post].
Widowspeak at the Black Cat: CD review of Almanac by Dan Miller [Washington Post].



This Week’s New Releases (with locally-penned reviews)

Arbouretum, Coming Out of the Fog: Reviewed by Aaron Leitko [Pitchfork].

Dropkick Murphys, Signed and Sealed in Blood: Reviewed by Justin Beland [Chunky Glasses].

Kingsley Flood, Battles: Reviewed by Nida Masiulis [DC Music Download].

A Sound of Thunder, Queen of Hell EP: Reviewed by NoVA Metal Review.

Yo La Tengo, Fade: Reviewed by Rusty Roberts [Chunky Glasses].



Articles

• New blog The Flash Band Project wrote this profile of DC Music Listing Sites– including a really nice shout-out to ShowlistDC!

• Venue profile: Club K in Baltimore, profiled by Brandon Weigel [Baltimore CityPaper].

• Booker profile: Ally Schweitzer has an excellent profile of and interview with Jim Thomson, booker of Tropicalia [Washington CityPaper].

• Schweitzer also has an excellent overview of DIY Record Labels in DC [Washington CityPaper].

• Interview: Valerie Paschall talks to Immanent Voiceless [DCist].

• Interview: Valerie Paschall talks to Teen Mom [DCist].

• Interview: We Love DC talks to Ugly Purple Sweater.

• Interview: Chris Richards talks to Jessie Ware [Washington Post].

• Jonathan Fischer analyzes how DC bands fared in the annual Pazz & Jop poll [Washington CityPaper]. Full disclosure: my ballot is here.

DJ AngelBaby puts out a Baltimore club music mixtape [Baltimore CityPaper].

• A round-up of musicians appearing at inaugural balls and concerts [Washington Post].

• A listening tour of Mali [Washington Post].

• Vote in the Washington CityPaper’s Best of 2013 Readers’ Poll.



Listening

Black Prairie stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert [NPR]. They’re opening for Rhett Miller at Jammin’ Java tonight (1/18/13).

• Listen to Sunwolf‘s “Sun & Sea” [Washington CityPaper].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local videos of the day have been Bad Domes, Show in 80 seconds and Drew Gibson, “Elmira” and New Rock Church of Fire, “the Sword” and Tom Goss, “Lover” and Thievery Corporation, “Take My Soul”.

• DCist’s songs of the day this week have been Tereu Tereu, “Savage Love” and Teen Mom, “I Wanna Go Out” and Jessie Ware, “Sweet Talk” and Freakwater, “My Old Drunk Friend” and Gringo Star, “Going Way Out”.

• Lots of DMV Beats [Washington CityPaper].

• New singles by Parquet Courts, Destiny’s Child, and Dylan Ryan/Sand – reviewed (with song clips) by Chris Richards [Washington Post].

• Heavy Uber Alles’s six heavy tunes.



Live Reviews

Folger Consort and Cathedra at the Washington National Cathedral, 1/11/13: Reviewed by Patrick Rucker [Washington Post].

the Gin Blossoms at the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1/16/13: Reviewed by Alan Duckworth [the Rogers Revue].

Morrissey and Kristeen Young at Strathmore, 1/16/13: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live] and photos by Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper].

David Murray Big Band with Macy Gray at the Howard Theatre, 1/10/13: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].

Niki and the Dove with Vacationer at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 1/11/12: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].

Paint Branch at Red Onion Records, 1/12/13: Photos by Erica Bruce [Washington CityPaper].

Quicksilver at Dumbarton Oaks, 1/13/13: Reviewed by Charles T. Downey [Washington Post].

Robert Egger’s Tribute Show at the Hamilton, 1/7/13: Reviewed by Stephanie Williams [DC Music Download].

Sóley at the 9:30 Club, 11/25/12: Video by All Our Noise.

Ugly Purple Sweater, Kingsley Flood, and Kindlewood at the Black Cat, 1/12/13: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live] and by Kevin Hill [Chunky Glasses].



Giveaways

• DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away Corrections House and Tone at DC9 on 1/24/13 (giveaway ends 1/23/13). Corrections House is a supergroup featuring members of Neurosis, Eyehategod, Nachtmystium, and Yazuka.
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Weeks, Gutter Gaunt Gangster EP (giveaway ends 1/24/13).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Sum 41‘s Does This Look Infected? (giveaway ends 1/23/13).


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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: Tuesday 06-12-12



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

the dB’s: Falling Off the Sky. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: The Lion the Beast the Beat. Reviewed by Timothy Bracy [Washingtno Post].

Symphonic Refrain: Start EP. Reviewed by Brian Ossip [DC Music Live].

the Tallest Man on Earth: There’s No Leaving Now. Reviewed by Lindsay Zoladz [Pitchfork].

Josh Turner: Punching Bag. Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post].

Bobby Womack: the Bravest Man in the Universe plus the Congos, Sun Araw, and M. Geddes Gengras: Icon Give Thanks. Reviewed by Chris Richards [Washington Post].

Usher: Looking 4 Myself. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Waka Flocka Flame: Triple F Life. Reviewed by Chris Richards [Washington Post].



Articles


• Planning guides: DCist’s Weekly Music Agenda. Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda.

• Interview: Aaron Leitko talks to music critic and WFMU host Jesse Jarnow, who wrote the Yo La Tengo biography Big Day Coming.

• Anne Midgette on changes for the Washington Choral Arts Society [Washington Post]. Norman Scribner, the Society’s founder (47 years ago!) and choral director, is retiring; his replacement is Scott Tucker of Cornell.

• Listen Local First interviews Matthew Nahmias about Eighteenth Street Lounge Radio.

• Michael J West on DC Jazz Festival [Washington CityPaper]: A report on CapitalBop‘s MegaFest and a postmortem on the festival.

• The show was last night, but here’s Philip Runco’s interview with Battles [Brightest Young Things].



Listening


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is Mogwai, “Rano Pano” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s DC music video of the day is Wale, “The Break Up Song”.

Daniel Johnston stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Gregory Ayers gives a review and audio of the Young Rapids, “Discuss” [DC Music Download].



Live Reviews

the Clean at the Rock & Roll Hotel: Reviewed by [DCist] and William Alberque [Brightest Young Things].

• Stephen Bradley on the Drowning Men at 6th & I [Washington Times].

• Jennifer Perry on Kristin Chenoweth at the Hippodrome Theatre [Maryland Theatre Guide].

• Stephen Brookes on the Vivaldi Project at St. George‚Äôs Episcopal Church in Arlington [Washington Post]. The concert was part of the Washington Early Music Festival.

• Farrah Skeiky on the Cribs with Devin at the Black Cat [Brightest Young Things].

• Kara Capelli on Oberhofer at the Black Cat [Brightest Young Things].

• Logan Donaldson on Danger at the Rock & Roll Hotel [Brightest Young Things].

• Blinkofanaye’s photos of Jimmy Cliff at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].



Giveaways


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to tonight’s Grass Widow show at Comet Ping Pong (contest ends today at noon).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to Yeasayer at the 9:30 Club on 11/14 (contest ends Wednesday 6/13 at noon).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Temper Trap‘s “Need Your Love” picture disc 7″. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 6/13).
• Washingtonian is giving away a pair of tickets to see the Beach Boys at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 6/15 (contest ends Wednesday 6/13).
NEW 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).
• 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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