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The new chairman of the Kennedy Center, financier David M. Rubenstein, told the New York Times that he wants to attract “people who don’t have hair color like mine” (read: young people) to the institution. Also, Democrats and Republicans, preferably at the same time. More: WaPo.

The buzzy, skuzzy, poppy Dum Dum Girls’ upcoming cassette-only compilation includes a cover of the revered D.C. indie-pop group Black Tambourine‘s “Throw Aggi Off the Bridge.” Which is good!

D.C. alt-country band These United States recorded a session with Daytrotter.

Neil Patrick Harris, accessory to Smurfs.

Gangstarr rapper Guru is out of his induced coma. He’s “doing well,” reports the Guardian.

Listen to the Very Best‘s version of the xx‘s remix/cover of Florence and the Machine‘s “You’ve Got the Love.” Yah.

All Our Noise has video from final Pash show: