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Chuck D, Bob Mould, Aesop Rock, Garbage, Frank Turner, and other musicians offer condolences for the late 9:30 Club staffer Josh Burdette. [Spin]

Nineteen-year-old Virginia resident dies after partying at Echostage. [AP via WTOP]

Two D.C. rappers start a Kickstarter campaign to fund their (probably ill-advised) plan to shoot a music video in North Korea. [DCist]

Kevin Smith picks up a new film set in ’90s Takoma Park, American Milkshake. (The film opens this Friday, but not locally.) [Post]

New restaurant Baby Wale shows some love to Robert Rauschenberg. [Young & Hungry]

Arts organizations: Michael Kaiser‘s got real talk on sustainability. [Huffington Post D.C.]

President Obama appoints “known critic” of the Eisenhower memorial Bruce Cole to the Eisenhower commission. [AP via WJLA]