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New hip-hop artists, desperate for listeners, are paying bloggers to write about them. [Bandwidth]

The Howard Theatre: punk protest, or just careless?  [PoPville]

D.C.’s House of Cards shoot caused more drama than Frank Underwood would. [Loose Lips]

Filmmaker Jeff Krulik (of Led Zeppelin Played Here) shares his documentary origins. [D.C. Music Download]

Local rapper and producer yU‘s humility might be keeping him from fame. [WTOP]

Tomorrow at Politics & Prose: Find out what scares Americans from a local author who’s done his research. [DCist]

Take in some art on the move at these area art walks. [Washingtonian]