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Bring It On Home: TBD previews Zep Fest, which will descend upon National Harbor over Memorial Day weekend. But, it’ll be so much more than a bunch of Led Zeppelin cover bands, promises CEO and director Mark Bodreau: “Boudreau also wanted to put blues legends on the bill, since Zeppelin was instrumental in introducing many rock fans to the genre. David “Honeyboy” Edwards, the oldest living Delta blues musician, will perform at the festival. The schedule also includes a tribute to the legendary Pinetop Perkins, who died in March, and was scheduled to play at Zep Fest.” The idea is to illustrate the impact that Zeppelin has had on its fans; part of that display will include a screening of cult documentarian Jeff Krulik‘s Led Zeppelin Played Here.
Better Than Your Blog: DCist has a long-ass interview with Sean Gray and Chris Berry, the gentlemen that make up two-thirds of Fan Death Records. There’s a lot of good—and good, as in thoughtful—stuff about University of Maryland’s college radio station, WMUC, and how it facilitated their meeting and the label’s creation, such as: “Yeah, like Chris was saying, it’s a very old way of getting to know people who are into music. And I also think that when you’re actively going to a radio station and setting up playlists and actually playing music, there’s something to be said that there’s something different about that as opposed to writing on a blog and just throwing it out there.” (This greatly pleases this writer, a UMD alum who spent three semesters hosting a show devoted almost exclusively to mid-90s emo on WMUC.) For those reveling in Gray and Berry’s dialogue, a Pt. II is coming shortly.
Stop Making Fun of Our Clothes!: The third wave of fashion:district—D.C.’s attempt to showcase that it, too, can support innovative and stylish clothing design—was held at Long View Gallery last Thursday. ReadySetDC has a really big photo set of attendees looking, well, innovative and stylish.