Chris Richards on the surprising legacy of local doom-metal pioneers Pentagram and its tumultuous frontman, Bobby Liebling. (Fascinating aside: Liebling was once a low-level dealer for ’80s drug kingpin Rayful Edmonds!) [Post]

If you grew up in D.C., you might remember these commercials. [Washingtonian]

Check out these photos Yale University just released of D.C. during the Great Depression. [DCist]

Meet Andrew Lewis. If you don’t know his name, you probably know his deafeningly loud voice singing hymns and praise songs outside downtown D.C. Metro stops. [Borderstan]

Missed out on tickets to catch Kendrick Lamar at The Kennedy Center? He’s coming to Lincoln Theatre in November. [DC Music Download]

At National Geographic Museum’s “Pristine Seas” exhibit, the ocean gets its close up. [Arts Desk]

Washington National Opera sells off old costumes for Halloween, raises nearly $65,000. [Washingtonian]

Photo via the band.