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Feel-Good Hit of the Fall: David Malitz is already taking a stab at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup. Foo Fighters: too famous? TV on the Radio: What does that gap in their touring schedule mean, man?

Much More Than “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: Also at WaPo, Chris Richards asks whether it’s time to get reacquainted with Bobby McFerrin, who gigs at Warner Theatre this weekend for the DC Jazz Fest. In 1987—-before Public Enemy dissed McFerrin in “Fight the Power”—- former Post music critic Richard Harrington raved about McFerrin’s advancement of vocal music.

Grown and Sexy: Last month, Jonathan L. Fischer wrote about D.C.’s growing music salon scene. Saturday, All Things Go hosts its latest shindig, the Neon Gold showcase with Penguin Prison and Long Walks on the Beach at Gibson Guitar Room.

Yesterday on Arts Desk: BET Executives really, really, really didn’t like the name of Regi Allen‘s TV show Fried Chicken Cinema, and Fischer chats with No Love Lost DJs Denman Anderson and Sean Gray about coldwave.