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An oral history of the 9:30 Club, featuring Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, and just about every other big name in D.C. music [Consequence of Sound]

Music journalist Lisa Robinson will tell some unvarnished stories from her years on tour at Politics & Prose tomorrow to promote her new book, There Goes Gravity. [DCist]

Photos of Angel Olsen and Promised Land Sound at the Rock & Roll Hotel [D.C. Music Download]

José Andrés convinced a slew of celebrities (Gwyneth Paltrow, Al Roker, Morgan Freeman, Owen Wilson, and others) to help him with his GW commencement address. [City Desk]

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf got a private tour of the National Museum of African Art. [Post]

Lorde visits Maryland for the first time, watches horsies. [Post]

Photos of Swans at the Black Cat [BYT]