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City Paper-approved MC Kokayi goes head to head with his kid son in a freestyle battle. Watch! [Potholes In My Blog]

City Paper-approved guitarist Alex Minoff releases his album. Listen! [Bandcamp]

Bruce Springsteen throws his weight behind President Barack Obama in Virginia, and Rep. Eric Cantor‘s Democratic opponent in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has an advocate in bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley [NBC Washington]

Rosslyn is getting yarn-bombed [ArlNow]

Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan unleashes Anthem, a film he wrote for Maryland’s Centerstage [Gwydion Suilebhan]

Village Voice reviews its favorite Oddisee tracks [Village Voice]

Inside the Washington Ballet’s Dracula [Post]

The popsters in D.C. band Dot Dash release a video for “The Past Is Another Country” [YouTube]

Ted Leo, age 42: “In my world, I’m not that young … rock and roll is a young person’s game.” [Washingtonian]

A storyteller talks about the cathartic experience of dishing to a complete stranger in the StoryCorps van, temporarily parked in Arlington [Washingtonian]

Terrible coupon company announces screening of terrible ’80s movie at Nationals Park [Post]