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The Max Levine Ensemble has played a formative role in D.C.’s DIY punk scene since 2000. Our cover story looks at the history of the band, its three members, and where the ensemble is headed down the road. Rock on.


  • Federal jurors on Wednesday found that two homicide detectives for the Metropolitan Police Department framed Donald Gates, 64, for a 1981 murder. The District could pay millions of dollars in damages. [Post]
  • Report: D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie will introduce a compromise bill on police body-camera regulations today that he says attempts to balance public access to video and individuals’ privacy rights. [Fox5DC]
  • After a Washington Post poll released yesterday found that residents think crime is D.C.’s biggest problem, Police Chief Cathy Lanier cited data showing that violent crime has dropped a lot since 2009. [WUSA9]
  • Meanwhile, in the same poll, a majority of residents disapproved of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s handling of crime. [Loose Lips]
  • A joint building at the Maine Avenue Fish Market is set to become a historic landmark. [Housing Complex]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Muriel Bowser gets poor reviews on handling crime. [LLPost]
  • Did Bowser’s political feud cost the District the top airport board spot? [Post]
  • Body camera dispute set for a compromise. [Post]
  • Post ed board: compensate tax lien sales victims. [Post]
  • The next design for Franklin Square. [WBJ]
  • The Pepco-Exelon merger could have one benefit. [WBJ]
  • “Meet up with Mendo.” [Borderstan]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • For the past 15 years, pop-punk trio The Max Levine Ensemble have been shaping D.C.’s DIY scene. [WCP]
  • Club and venue owners are pushing back on the anti-noise bill. [DC Music Download]
  • The end of Shear Madness‘ 28-year run at the Kennedy Center? [Post]
  • Free tickets to see T-Pain perform an intimate concert at NPR sold out in one minute. (Don’t worry, there will be a live stream). [DCist]
  • Listen to new tracks from Ricky Eat Acid, Dawit Eklund, and more. [Bandwidth]
  • At the National Museum for Women in the Arts, a discussion on the future of the D.C. art scene. [Arts Desk]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The best international eats in the D.C.-area [Thrillist]
  • Nine places to sip Japanese whiskey [Zagat]
  • Tom Sietsema likes The Source‘s recent renovations. [Post]
  • Space-themed bar coming to Adams Morgan. [Borderstan]
  • Where to find the best Thanksgiving pies to go [Washingtonian]
  • The 10 best spots for an open-faced sandwich [DCist]
  • Where to drink Beaujolais Nouveau [Eater]