The Bounce: This Week In Music News

By Joe Warminsky

Frank Ocean announced a new album, and writers wrote lots of things.
Frank Ocean announced a new album, and writers wrote lots of things. Andy Holmes

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

What happened to the remains of the late Gwar frontman David Brockie? [Washington Post]

New Frank Ocean album is cause for wild speculation. And needs. And photo analysis. [Grantland, BET, Fader]

Things are really complicated in the world of Tupac Shakur biopics. [Stereogum]

The sole progeny of Kurt Cobain is just not that into grunge. [Rolling Stone]

Billboard debuts a contemplative new Oddisee video … [Billboard]

… and the magazine’s prognosticators were right: Wale has the number 1 album. [Billboard]

The D.C. rapper’s “secret” concert last weekend was a success, too. [Washington City Paper]

And one of his occasional collaborators, Sam Dew, has his own EP on the way, with help from TV On The Radio‘s Dave Sitek. [Complex]

A tech startup has some ideas for the troubled Arlington venue Artisphere. [ARLnow]

D.C.’s Max D lands a cut on Pitchfork’s Best New Tracks. [Pitchfork]

Herb, of Peaches & Herb, loves his work as a D.C. security guard. [WAMU’s Metro Connection]

D.C.’s Church Night turns two. [DC Music Download]

Boston honored Kathleen Hanna by deeming April 9 as “Riot Grrrl Day.” [Boston Globe]

So many musical “best of D.C.” things. [Washington City Paper]

Henry Rollins, no stranger to radio, now has a podcast. [Rolling Stone]

Dan Deacon says psychedelia is neither positive nor negative … [DC Music Download]

… and he prefers the stage to the floor now. [DCist]

Princeton students do not want Big Sean. [Fader]

Celebrity DJs “are experiencing an existential crisis. [Thump]

President Obama visited the Bob Marley museum in Jamaica. [Politico]

Marilyn Manson, punched. [SPIN]

Action Bronson makes food with the other Voltaggio brother. [Nah Right]

A comprehensive guide to the music of Mad Men. [NPR]

Would you listen to a six-hour song by The National … via a nine-LP box set? [Guardian]

Taylor Swift‘s mom has cancer. [Jezebel]

Beautiful graphic alert: How much do music artists earn online? [Information Is Beautiful]

Farewell, Mamma Mia! [Entertainment Weekly]

On Bandwidth: The frontman for D.C. hardcore band Pure Disgust cleansed our palates for the Damaged City Fest; Kane Mayfield mocked mainstream rappers; the Funk Parade gave us 50 minutes of funk; the punk band Dudes explained its vibe; we premiered a new video from Polyon; and Jon Spencer explained blues explosions, old and new.

Frank Ocean photo used under a Creative Commons license, via Flickr user Pemberton Music Festival.