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The Funk Parade’s petitioning the D.C. government to close down U Street for this year’s festivities. [Bandwidth]

The founding story of the D.C. Record Fair [DCist]

Hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon on partnering with a classical Hindustani musician and others for his Washington Sound Museum [BYT]

New music from Baby Bry Bry and the Apologists, BRNDA, the Sea Life, and What Moon Things [Bandwidth]

How the DC Public Library plans to expand its new punk archive [D.C. Music Download]