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Life lessons learned from Queens of the Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, who played Merriweather Post Pavilion last week [BYT]

Listen to PLOY‘s undeniably dancey “On/Off.” [D.C. Music Download]

Activists from Save the Corcoran will be allowed to advocate in court against the dissolution of the gallery and college. [Post]

Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new mural. [East City Art]

Tim Cohen of the Fresh & Onlys, who play DC9 on Thursday, on writing songs in the silent desert of Sedona [BYT]

At the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, many Kenyan and Chinese women played instruments traditionally used by men. [Smithsonian]

Lionel Richie chilled at Cafe Milano for his 65th birthday. [Post]