Bandwidth’s Friday roundup of local and not-so-local music news.
Jack White wants to get away from the guacamole thing already. [Pitchfork]
Photographer Chip Py takes photos of go-go bands, but you cannot Google them. [Washington City Paper]
Salad Days director Scott Crawford on D.C.’s storied punk scene: “There seemed to be a little less testosterone and a little more interest in social activism.” [SF Weekly]
Why you should pay attention to Chicago MC Tink. [Fader]
Baltimore star TT the Artist thugs it out. [Fact]
Christoph Eschenbach is out at the National Symphony Orchestra. [Washington Post]
Misogynist lyrics are still around, and they’re still a problem. [Pitchfork]
D.C.’s Kid Congo Powers and Ian Svenonius: Same guy, says WAMA. [Washington City Paper]
Two members of Nicki Minaj‘s road crew stabbed in Philadelphia, one fatally. [Billboard]
Blur plans to release its first record in 12 years. [NPR]
And psych heavies 13th Floor Elevators plan to reunite after 45 years. [Stereogum]
The late David Carr commented on music from time to time, and this is what he had to say. [Pitchfork]
Vanilla Ice, rapper-turned-house flipper, has been arrested on suspicion of burglary. [Washington Post]
Aw, this is a cute new video from The North Country. [The Deli]
Teen-pop idol Lesley Gore died this week at age 68. [NPR]
Diplo. Just stop. [Pitchfork]
On Bandwidth: David Combs breaks down the basic economics of DIY band tours; Hiss Golden Messenger shines in our newest video sessions; Erykah Badu is still the coolest; we premiere a new song from Makeshift Shelters.
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