Random Music Notes

-- On Tap magazine released their annual music issue this weekend, which includes articles on D.C.-based musicians Karl Straub and Brandon Bulter, 9:30 Club owner Seth Hurwitz, local record labels and other aspects of the D.C. music scene. A portion of the issue is available online and the print edition can be picked up at various locations around town.

-- Springfield, Virginia-based internet radio station Mansion On The Hill has information on their website about a DC-area group called Alternative Broadcasting who has begun efforts to "bring you everything you loved about the late 99.1WHFS" and get a "commercial-free station on the FM airwaves" in the Washington area. According to their website, Alternative Broadcasting plans to get started as an internet radio station in November.

-- Honor By August were the winners of the online contest to open tonight's Hanson/Pat McGee Band show at the 9:30 Club. Four of the bands songs can be heard on their MySpace page.