The Bounce: This Week In Music News

By Ally Schweitzer

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

This was the week that everyone realized — quite belatedly — that Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me” sounds like Tom Petty‘s “I Won’t Back Down.” [Thump]

Petty is getting royalties for it, at least. [Consequence of Sound]

And he’s being quite cool about the whole thing. [Spin]

Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight is being charged for murder after hitting and killing a man with his car. [TMZ]

Blink-182 ejected member Tom DeLonge from the band, calling him “disrespectful” and “ungrateful.” [Rolling Stone]

But things got a little weird after that. [Consequence of Sound]

So… wait. Could CDs sound better than vinyl? [L.A. Weekly]

Virginia hip-hop artist GoldLink writes about his gradual rise to Internet fame. [Pigeons and Planes]

Fugazi’s Brendan Canty talks about parenting and music-making in a podcast interview. [The Trap Set]

The story of the D.C. Record Fair. [DCist]

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian spotted at D.C.’s Woodland’s Vegan Bistro. [PoPville]

Listen to a new tune from ex-D.C. duo Nadastrom. [Fader]

But don’t expect it to sound like moombahton. [Thump]

A solid list of D.C.-area artists to look out for in 2015. [Brightest Young Things]

Ex-D.C. producer/guitarist Torn Hawk makes a mix. [Fact]

A fed-up Lil Wayne is suing Birdman for a lot of dough. [Los Angeles Times]

RIP ex-Aphrodite’s Child member and “kitsch king” Demis Roussos. [NPR]

L7 is getting the band back together. [Spin]

What should music venues do about selfie sticks? [Noisey]

Look: photos of Priests at Ottobar and Chain & the Gang at Martin Luther King Library. [Washington City Paper]

This is how Kali Uchis is living. [Fader]

Don’t call your restaurant/food truck/zine/record/song “This Sick Beat,” unless you want to summon the lawyers of Taylor Swift. [Consequence of Sound]

In the new video from D.C.’s Witch Coast, dog flies skateboard in space, poops on moon. [DCist]

RIP Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese. [Consequence of Sound]

Now go listen to a bunch of Tangerine Dream. [Fact]

On Bandwidth: D.C. music venues make their own policies on e-cigarettes, rapper Black Native tries to rebrand the Confederate flag, Kali Uchis drops a teaser video and release date for Por Vida, a petition calls for D.C. to shut down U Street for the Funk Parade, and we premiere a lot of cool music from D.C. noise-pop bands.