Bandwidth’s Friday roundup of local and not-so-local music news.
Apple deleted music from competitors on iPods, according to consumers’ attorneys in a class action. [Wall Street Journal]
Killer Mike and professor Erik Nielson on hip-hop lyrics used as evidence at trial: “No other fictional form … is used this way in the courts.” [USA Today]
YouTube is now a smoking heap of metal and silicon,* thanks to “Gangnam Style.” [Washington Post]
D.C. rapper Shy Glizzy delivers a new mixtape. [Fader]
Priests and Sleater-Kinney, together (!!) on the Chris Gethard Show. [YouTube]
D.C. Jazz Festival gets a new director. [Washington City Paper]
D.C. electronic producer (and disclosure: my friend) Maxmillion Dunbar is releasing a new EP as Dolo Percussion. [XLR8R]
The Funk Parade is coming back next year. [D.C. Music Download]
The Wammies had to pull a do-over this year because too many members voted for themselves. [Washington City Paper]
Black Milk turns in a nice remix of Diamond District’s “Ain’t Over.” [Fact]
Here’s a handy guide to 30 years of Yo La Tengo. [A.V. Club]
Sex-positive hip-hop anthem “Ladies’ Night,” then and now. [Fader]
The Sleigher—City Paper‘s annual review of holiday music—returns to Arts Desk. [Washington City Paper]
Year-end music lists, rounded up: The 50 Best Albums of 2014 according to Stereogum, All Songs Considered’s Year In Music, Alt.Latino‘s Favorite Latin Music of 2014, the 20 Best Cassettes of 2014 according to Fact, Quietus‘ Albums of the Year, Gorilla vs. Bear‘s Albums of the Year.
On Bandwidth: Weirdo musician Torn Hawk talked to us about his life in the District and our two famous Ians; SmCity discussed aging and his new record; Pinky KillaCorn made a Mike Brown tribute song; we premiered a video of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars playing live in a D.C. backyard.