David Combs on why he’s retiring his Spoonboy moniker and live sets: “Talking about the same intense thing at every show…was driving me a little crazy.” [Arts Desk]

Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday and West End Cinema co-founder Josh Levin discuss the theater’s closure. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

The Black Cat’s weeknight shows will now start a little earlier. [Post]

An ode to U Street Music Hall on its fifth birthday [BYT]

Picks from this month’s multidisciplinary Iberian Suite performance festival at the Kennedy Center [DC Theatre Scene]

Photos of Be Steadwell, Toshi Reagon, and Allison Miller at AMP, Strathmore’s new music venue [DCist]