Rockin’ the Suburbs: This weekend, WaPo critics checked in on a pair of ancient suburban Washington institutions: Northern Virginia middlebrow arts center Wolf Trap and Rockville MOR rockers O.A.R.

Shake the Streets: This WaPo article on a supposed uptick in local graffiti—-although the trend might merely be a result of better reporting—-is serviceable. The comments—-wherein the meanings of “graffiti,” “art,” and “graffiti art” are debated vigorously if viciously—-are priceless. RELATED: Rube Goldberg would approve of this graffiti contraption.

Today on Arts Desk: Why Gods’Illa’s new mixtape is a good look for the scene.