The Bounce: This Week In Music News

By Ally Schweitzer

Heavy Breathing wants your money. All of it.
Heavy Breathing wants your money. All of it.

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

Loads of local festivals announced their lineups over the last week: SweetlifeBroccoli City FestKingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival and Damaged City Fest.

Jeff Weiss profiles Logic, the Gaithersburg rapper with a bright future ahead. [Washingtonian]

Remembering the music career of Leonard Nimoy. [Stereogum, Los Angeles Times]

Hey, it’s a new interview with Ex Hex. [Guardian]

See these last Grateful Dead shows for the low, low price of everything you have. [New York Times]

A forthcoming film takes a closer look at party drug MDMA. [Thump]

Dang, “Blurred Lines” made a lot of money. [Fact]

So is this crowdfunding campaign for the man who pioneered the “Amen Break,” possibly the most sampled breakbeat of all time. [GoFundMe]

So are Bandcamp and Soundcloud — for artists. [Fader, Fact]

Trap Out The Starbucks“: D.C. snow anthem? Or all-the-time anthem? [Washington Post]

An Oberlin College promoter canceled a Viet Cong show, citing the band’s offensive name. [Facebook]

This open letter to the band spells out why it’s considered offensive (if that’s not already clear). [Impose]

DJ Quik digs Ed Sheeran? [Noisey]

Get to know Sharaya J, Missy Elliott protégé. [Fader]

This is what it’s like to (try to) tour China. [The Runout]

New tunes on the way from Animal Collective. [Stereogum]

Here’s what you need to know about AMP, the new music venue coming to North Bethesda. [Washington Post]

The last brick-and-mortar P.A. Palace has closed its doors. [Washington City Paper]

D.C. art-rockers Heavy Breathing launched a crowdfunding campaign to press a new record. Donate, or else. [Indiegogo]

Raheem DeVaughn pampers victims of domestic violence. [News One]

Very few humans living today will be able to buy Wu-Tang‘s new album. [Los Angeles Times]

Method Man thinks that’s dumb. [Los Angeles Times]

Local native Kelela releases a new video for “A Message.” [Gorilla vs. Bear]

The North Country drops a new song. [Ryan’s Smashing Life]

And Shark Week. [Flood]

Here’s the latest on Wale‘s The Album About Nothing. [Nahright]

Young Rapids debut a video before their new record comes out. [Exclaim]

Don’t mess with Hall & Oates. [Guardian]

MUSIC FOR CATS. [Huffington Post]

On Bandwidth: Carpark Records owner Todd Hyman is the coolest dad in the ‘burbsPrinze George spills on family issues (and the trio’s new EP); why you should care about Tumblr rap collective Barf Troop; avant-rock producer Martin Bisi talks about gentrification and Lydia Lunch; photos and a short review of Aesop Rock’s underrated rap duo Hail Mary Mallon; we lean in closely to a new song from Tomás Pagán Motta; we find out why this Michigan punk band named itself after Diane Rehm.