Arts Desk

Arts Roundup: Nu-Metal Edition

The Dutch-born D.C. area producer Martyn on today's popular electronic music: "I think the sound of dubstep and electro-house took hold of the U.S. and it didn’t evolve into club music. It evolved into stadium music. It sounds more like nu-metal." [Post]

CulturalDC announces a new public-art project at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library [Art 202]

D.C. band Paperhaus launches a Kickstarter campaign to help it pay for tour [D.C. Music Download]

D.C. cab driver makes a film that imagines what his life would be like if he became a mob cabbie [WAMU]

Depending on your definition of "respond," you could say Vice magazine has responded to Chris Richards' recent WaPo piece about D.C. musicians who relocate to other cities [Vice]

Potomac Video: still going strong, its owner reports [WAMU]

Benoit & Sergio are forced to remember their worst tour experiences [XLR8R]

Ugly Purple Sweater <3s jumbo slice and Target [WAMU]

Roger Gastman and Mark Andersen talk 1980s D.C. [Express]

The author of Hollywood on the Potomac talks about how film directors depict D.C. (usually incorrectly) [WAMU]

Washington Post staffer/City Paper contributor Ryan Little writes Jonathan Richman a letter, receives a handwritten poem in return [Post]

Local historian Garrett Peck traces the history of the Smithsonian Castle's relationship with the Seneca Quarry [Huffington Post D.C.]

Here's a photo of The Evens on the cover of Ghettoblaster [Facebook]

ICYMI: Call Wale not famous, and you'll hear some words [Post]

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