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Click Track talks to Chris Coady, the magic-working producer behind TV on the Radio, Gang Gang Dance, and Smith Westerns (the latter, coincidentally, is a City Paper critic’s pick this week).

DCist takes a peek at Philip Guston‘s “Roma” at the Phillips Collection. Guston, who “was a contemporary and friend of de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Pollock and others,” and “wanted to paint like someone who had never seen a painting before.” Here’s our review, by Jeffry Cudlin.

TBD’s got “A very necessary guide to the D.C. Independent Film Festival” which is, as you might expect, fully comprehensive—there’re video clips and everything!

Here on Arts Desk, we’ve got some photos from the Middle Brother, Deer Tick, and Dawes show at 9:30 Club; a review of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “Close to Home,” on photographers and their families; and some details on “Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers,” a performance piece at the GALA Hispanic Theatre.

Oh, and did you see our fancy, new redesign? The website looks a bit different, sure, but grab a dead tree edition of City Paper if you can—it’s awesome, and people are talking about it (well, TBD was kind enough to note that a corner ad makes the header read “Ashington City Paper…)!

Enjoy your Friday, and have a great weekend.