Notes from last night:
Last night, I stopped by the modestly-attended free-jazz show of Denis Beuret (trombone, electronics) + Elliott Levin (sax, spoken word) + drummers Weasel Walter + Marc Edwards. I’d never been to The Dunes in Columbia Heights before, but I’m now in love with the space– it feels like the performance is happening in a living room, since the space/gallery is nestled in an apartment building in a very residential part of ColHts. Not surprisingly, Walter completely stole the show– he’s hilarious to watch, and his chatter after songs was entertaining as well, although the quartet did not deliver the 17 additional tunes that Walter initially promised. It was disappointing that the crowd started leaving less than halfway through the group’s hourlong set, which ended at 10:45 (not that late, even for a school night!), but so it goes. Spot the metalhead: Walter himself was wearing a Malignancy T-shirt.
Press about shows for the week ahead:
• Week/weekend planners: We Love DC. Washingtonian’s picks for the next week. Washington CityPaper’s jazz picks. DCist’s This Week in Jazz. Capital Bop’s Weekend in Jazz. TBD is hankering for springtime.
• Article/Interview: Moira McLaughlin on Jon Anderson of Yes [Washington Post]. At the Hamilton on Sunday 3/11.
• CD Review: Geoffrey Himes on Paul Kelly‘s album Greatest Hits: Songs From the South, Volumes 1 && 2 [Washington Post]. At Jammin’ Java on Sunday 3/11 and Monday 3/12.
• CD Review: Mark Jenkins on John K Samson and the Provincial Band‘s album Provincial [Washington Post]. The Weakerthans frontman is at the Black Cat on Tuesday 3/13.
• CD Review: Mike Joyce on Enter the Haggis‘s album Whitelake [Washington Post]. At Rams Head Tavern on Tuesday 3/13 (look ahead: the band returns to this area on 9/7 at the Birchmere).
• Preview: Joe Colly on Four Tet [Washington CityPaper]. At U St Music Hall on Tuesday 3/13.
• CD Review: Moira McLaughlin on Elliot Brood‘s new album Days Into Years [Washington Post]. At DC9 on Thursday 3/15.
• CD Review: Geoffrey Himes on Darrell Scott‘s album Long Ride Home [Washington Post]. At Jammin’ Java on Thursday 3/15.
Other stuff to read:
• CD Review: Joe Warminsky on Garvey the Chosen One‘s Money Train [Washington CityPaper].
• Quick Spin: Marcus J Moore on Chelsey Green and her song “Pizzicato” [Washington CityPaper].
• Washington CityPaper posted Steve Kiviat’s preview of the Zieti show at Bossa yesterday. The show was last night, but the article is still worth reading if you’re interesed in Ivorian afropop.
• We don’t like celebrity gossip. But this is both music- and DC-related, so we feel kind of obligated to include it. According to the Huffington Post, Journey‘s Neal Schon is going to tie the knot with Michaele Salahi. Apparently the rest of Journey approves. “[My] band mates Ross and Jonathan met her 15 years ago, so they have known her,” Neal says. “They love having her out there because she brings so much energy.”
• Live reviews: Stephen Brookes on the Cygnus Ensemble‘s tribute to Dina Koston at the Library of Congress [Washington Post]. Anne Midgette on NSO‘s Bartok program [Washington Post]. We Love DC on Korallreven at the Black Cat.
• Check out a song from Latristic, the project from ex-Casper Bangs Rob Pierangell. If you like what you hear, download the whole album for free.
• Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.
Stuff to win:
• The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see Gomez at the 9:30 Club on 3/12 (contest ends today at noon).
• The Vinyl District is givina away a pair of tickets to Rob Zombie, Megadeth, and Lacuna Coil at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 5/13 (contest ends today at noon).
• DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to see Rammstein at 1st Mariner on 4/25 and a pair of tickets to see Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper at Jiffy Lube Live on 6/30 (contest ends today at 5 PM).
• DCHeavyMetal.com is giving away a pair of tickets to Iced Earth and Warbringer at the 9:30 Club on 3/13 (contest ends Monday 3/12 at 4 PM).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Loney Dear‘s Hall Music on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Tuesday 3/13).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ I’m With You on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 3/15).
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