The Bounce: This Week In Music News

By Ally Schweitzer

Ian MacKaye (his feet shown here) talked to Billboard about D.C.'s explosion of punk docs.
Ian MacKaye (his feet shown here) talked to Billboard about D.C.'s explosion of punk docs. Flickr/Jared Eberhardt

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

Update, 1:24 p.m.: RIP, Kim Fowley. [NPR]

Ian MacKaye sounds off on the rash of D.C. hardcore documentaries, documentary film in general and D.C. punk’s underrecognized sense of humor. [Billboard]

New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones leaves the magazine to annotate lyrics for web startup Genius. [New York Times]

Lauryn Hill announces two acoustic shows at D.C.’s Howard Theatre in February. [Pitchfork]

BBC World News America covers the D.C. Punk Archive. [Vimeo]

Thievery Corporation soundtracks NPR’s All Things Considered today. [NPR]

The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. plans to host a conversation about D.C. punk. [Eventbrite]

Wale publishes the first video diary from his current tour. [2dopeboyz]

Pastor Virgil Roberts shares stories from a sliver of D.C.’s music scene in the 1970s. [DCist]

A fresh song and interview from Low Budget crew member Kenn Starr, whose new album comes out Jan. 27. [Washington City Paper]

Bid farewell to the D.C. area’s biggest piano showroom. [Washington Post]

Listen to the new tune from D.C. indie-rock outfit Paperhaus. [Alt Citizen]

These are the best places to stand at D.C. venues. [Washington Post]

Oddisee produces and rhymes on a new Phonte track about discrimination and “a better way.” [Stashed]

A punk-show photographer pleads, “Don’t hate me!” [The Runout]

A music festival in Taiwan spiked a nearby river with ketamine, ecstasy and caffeine, a study finds. [Washington Post]

Don’t believe the rumors: Apple’s iPod Shuffle hasn’t been killed (yet). [Billboard]

Sleater-Kinney enlists a clutch of hip celebrities for its new music video. [Noisey]

Whoa: Check out this lost Beastie Boys video with Nas. [Pitchfork]

Spotify now has 60 million users, 15 million of them paid subscribers. [Billboard]

That was fast: Not long after he made last year’s most critically acclaimed electronic album, Aphex Twin plans to drop a new EP this month. [Rolling Stone]

Björk has a new album coming out. [A.V. Club]

Nancy Grace vs. 2 Chainz: the battle of the century. [New York]

On Bandwidth: D.C. band Swings says its new song is influenced by Chicago footworkKali Uchis drops another soulful single; filmmaker Jeff Krulik tells us why he believes Led Zeppelin played a tiny Wheaton show in 1969Ace Cosgrove joins D.C.’s recent Mike Brown protests in his newest video, and Sir E.U. shoots his in front of his local ice cream parlor.

Photo by Flickr user Jared Eberhardt used under a Creative Commons license.