The Bounce: This Week In Music News

By Ally Schweitzer

May the world never forget the awesomeness of Missy Elliott.
May the world never forget the awesomeness of Missy Elliott. Atlantic Records

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

Yet another white rapper, Iggy Azalea, might win a Grammy on Sunday. What does it mean? [Washington Post]

Here’s why and how Metro needs to change its policy on busking. [Washington City Paper]

This is the fascinating and occasionally nude history of the Quonset, a beacon of D.C.-area postwar nightlife. [Washingtonian]

Kim Gordon: “Women aren’t really allowed to be kick-ass.” [Guardian]

Is Paperhaus altering how people think of D.C. music? [Express]

John Kelly memorializes Traditions, WAMU’s longtime folk-music show hosted by Mary Cliff, recently taken off air. [Post]

The latest on the Kennedy Center‘s expansion project. [Post]

New York City is building affordable housing for musicians and other artists. [Consequence of Sound]

Gary Glitter is convicted of sex crimes. [AP]

Take a deep dive into a new song from local hip-hop artist Kenn Starr. [Washington City Paper]

Watch Foo Fighters play “Arlandria” — what’s up, Northern Virginia! — for Austin City Limits. [Spin]

The Funk Parade is hosting a “flash mob” Saturday on U Street NW. [D.C. Music Download]

Local music photographers — including Bandwidth contributor Michael Andrade — dish on the rules and wisdom of concert photography. [Washington City Paper]

Will.I.Am and Pitbull repeat themselves constantly, according to this study. [Hypetrak]

Listen to new mixtapes from local hip-hop artists Tone P and Black Cobain. [2dopeboyz]

There’s a massive Alan Lomax box set on the way, in honor of what would have been the folk archivist’s 100th birthday. [Fact]

Maryland producer Ricky Eat Acid remixes How To Dress Well. [Pigeons and Planes]

D.C. rapper Kingpen Slim releases two new tracks, “No Talkin” and “Thank God.” [2dopeboyz]

Here’s a big list of local metal releases coming out this year. [D.C. Heavy Metal]

Kali Uchis has been giving a lot of interviews around her new EP, Por Vida. [Noisey, Billboard, Guardian]

This is what happens when you try to talk to a secret service agent about music. [Noisey]

Washington City Paper hosts a solid local rock show at the American Art Museum tonight. [Washington City Paper]

Fat Trel has a somber new video for “Rest In Peace.” [Nahright]

Scott Crawford on his D.C. punk doc Salad Days: “There’s been an amazing amount of momentum with the film.” [Fly Magazine]

After a phenomenal Super Bowl performance, Missy Elliott totally won this week in music. [Billboard]

On Bandwidth: Makeshift Shelters stream the first song from their forthcoming LP, Nitemoves makes a new track using free samples, Extended Family plots a new mix series featuring local electronic musicians, Stranger In The Alps drops its new albumKali Uchis unveils her surprisingly chillaxed EP, Torn Hawk makes an exquisite new video, Michael Andrade documents the Dougout‘s third anniversary, and we remember a patriarch of D.C. blues.