Bandwidth’s Friday roundup of local and not-so-local music news.
On Veterans Day, the Concert For Valor was “about as American as it gets,” writes Chris Richards, but booking Eminem was an “egregious misstep.” [Washington Post]
This dude has had it with Dave Grohl and The Foo Fighters. HAD IT. [BDCwire]
At the Ocean City Elvis Festival, Elvis impersonators take their jobs seriously. Also: Don’t call them impersonators. [Washington Post]
Do music critics matter anymore? [American Journalism Review]
WNYC’s music program Soundcheck is going off-air. [New York Times]
Talented local MCs Akoko open up about hip-hop, identity and sexual abuse—then they freestyle. [DCist]
The librarians behind D.C. Public Library’s Punk Archive talked on Radio CPR’s Dissonance this week. [Dissonance]
Wale, the Wizards’ new “creative liaison,” loves his basketball references. [Washington City Paper]
Punk has run out of ideas, according to this guy. [Noisey]
A helpful list of incestuous D.C. bands. [D.C. Music Download]
Nancy Pelosi: Secret metalhead? [Washington Post]
On Bandwidth: Ex Hex and Logic do the late-night TV circuit; Weezer frontman reviews D.C. band Priests; Misun breaks down its new music; where to catch the best jazz jam sessions in D.C.; why Eminem shouldn’t have played the Concert For Valor.