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Brightest Young Things’ plans for New York City: “The expansion to New York is scary. It’s a lot harder to get noticed. But we’re bumping into the walls of how far we can go in D.C. It’s a tiny place, so we need to try.” [New York Times]

How the Pussy Riot punk-solidarity protests outside the Russian embassy mirror the 1980s’ punk-percussion anti-Apartheid protests outside the South African embassy [New Republic]

Valerie Paschall interviews cool local bands Priests and Meow vs. Meow. [DCist]

Meet Smithsonian magazine’s anthropologically minded new fashion blogger. [Express]

Show reviews: DC Rock Live on Lorelei/Deathfix/Sun Wolf. Post on Dirty Projectors and Be’La Dona/Klymaxx.