Will Kanye West and Jay-Z release another album in 2012? (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

- D.C.’s own Wale will kick off 2012 at Fillmore Silver Spring with a New Year’s Day concert, but he’ll also give a shorter, free performance on Saturday, Dec. 17 as part of the Washington Wizards Fan Fest. He’ll play before the team’s open scrimmage.

- Nick Cave’s raw, raunchy and evil side project Grinderman is calling it quits after two albums. The band’s 2009 show at 9:30 Club was one of that year’s best.

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