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Sad Song/Happy Song: As we mentioned Monday, WaPo‘s John Kelly waxed nostalgic for Melody Records and Penn Camera over the weekend, but yesterday, Washingtonian turned in a surprisingly comprehensive list of local record shops.

Attention Dudes: Ital, the electronic-music moniker of Black Eyes’ Daniel Martin-McCormick, will release its full-length debut, Hive Mind, on March 6.

Gross: Photos of the No-Pants Metro Ride.

Strictly for the Females: TBD’s Andrew Beaujon talks to Maryland MC Your Boy Fuse, who considers himself a “renaissance person” for making music that women might like.

Theater News: Ford’s Theatre has hired a new literary and casting director, Nicholas Stimler (read his bio here); Signature Theatre will open its fourth world premiere of the season, Really, Really, on Jan. 31. The play, by Paul Downs Colaizzo, is inspired by—-but not about—-the Duke University lacrosse team scandal. Signature is calling it “edgy” and “controversial.”