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Listen to one of the DMV’s most versatile rappers, Kingpen Slim, remember old D.C. on his new single. [Arts Desk]

The best Tiny Desk Contest submissions from the D.C. area [Bandwidth]

Watch Polyon‘s shadowy, dizzying music video for “Crest.” [DCist]

A make-believe SXSW line-up of D.C. bands [Washingtonian]

Gene Simmons came to town to chill with local military bigwigs. [Post]