The Bounce: This Week In Music News

By Ally Schweitzer

Robin Thicke had a pretty lousy week.
Robin Thicke had a pretty lousy week. Press Here

Bandwidth’s Friday roundup of local and not-so-local music news.

A jury in Los Angeles says Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams need to pay the family of Marvin Gaye $7.4 million for pinching elements of “Blurred Lines” from the D.C. soul legend’s song “Got To Give It Up.” [NPR]

Here is how that decision could take a toll on music. [Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, New York Times]

Williams and Thicke say they’ll appeal. [Hollywood Reporter]

The Gaye family also says Williams’ hit “Happy” sounds like Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar,” but they’re not considering taking legal action there — at least not yet. [ET]

Artist manager Tim Vigon breaks down who can get ripped off when big songs like “Blurred Lines” make money. [Guardian]

Record Store Day releases its 2015 list. [RSD]

But this small record label says Record Store Day is no good. [Sonic Cathedral]

The resurgence of vinyl, explained in graphs. [Billboard]

A lot of those vinyl buyers are 35 and under, according to MusicWatch. [Billboard]

Here’s the skinny on Kendrick Lamar‘s anticipated album, To Pimp A Butterfly. [2dopeboyz]

This is how much artists were paid to play Woodstock. [Dangerous Minds]

A reported shooting outside Lil Wayne‘s Miami mansion turned out to be a hoax. [Vice]

So did that stolen Kanye West laptop. [New York Times]

Speaking of West: President Obama says they’re not that buddy-buddy. [Billboard]

This is what it’s like to go to a show with a disability. [Pitchfork]

Watch the trailer for HBO’s forthcoming Kurt Cobain biopic, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. [Pitchfork]

RIP Gong founder Daevid Allen. [Guardian]

Why are so many critics hatin’ on the Björk retrospective at MOMA? [Thump]

D.C. rock club Black Cat has begun starting shows earlier to accommodate Metro riders. [Washington Post]

Why Fugazi‘s politics still resonate today. [Noisey]

Music series Sofar Sounds is returning to D.C. [D.C. Music Download]

Mount Pleasant’s Radio CPR is changing frequencies. [Dissonance]

Local pop-punker David Combs (who’s also a Bandwidth contributor) says he’ll play his last show as Spoonboy in June. [Washington City Paper]

A guide to the newest venue in the Maryland ‘burbs, AMP. [Express]

And this is what it looks like. [Brightest Young Things]

Check out the new music video from D.C. pop band Pree. [D.C. Music Download]

Meet Native Deen, a local trio that makes hip-hop deeply rooted in Islamic tradition. [Washington City Paper]

This browser-based Roland TB-303 totally won’t distract you from work or anything. [Fact]

On Bandwidth: A cassette series called Towson-Glen Arm Freakouts probes the strange music of ’90s Baltimore County; Kokayi‘s newest video might make you cry; Maryland R&B duo April + VISTA makes a promising debut; we grab photos of the sold-out La Luz/Craft Spells/Shivas/Bilinda Butchers show at Comet Ping Pong.