The Bounce: This Week In Music News

By Ally Schweitzer

Tejano star Selena died 20 years ago this week.
Tejano star Selena died 20 years ago this week.

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

Tidal, a new streaming service from Jay Z, was formally introduced this week by a throng of pop stars. [Billboard, New York Times, NPR]

And already, The Haxan Cloak says Tidal ripped him off. [Pitchfork]

Hometown hero Wale released his fourth studio record, The Album About Nothing, this week. Here’s what critics are saying. [Pitchfork, Billboard, Complex]

The rapper also gave a couple of very personal interviews. [Billboard, MTV]

Can you guess where he’s playing a secret local show this weekend? [Washington City Paper]

Are musicians really more likely to die at age 27? [Guardian]

Prince sued for putting Judith Hill‘s album up for a free download. [Rolling Stone]

Justin Bieber gets roasted, and comic Hannibal Buress brings the sickest burns. [Fader]

This is what music-festival posters look like without the all-dude bands. [Pigeons & Planes]

Is pop music scared of the vagina? [Fader]

A look back on the records that got punk bands accused of “selling out.” [Noisey]

Cool: a website that’s the “Airbnb for recording studios.” [Fact]

Don’t know who D.C. outsider artist Mingering Mike is? Read this. [NPR]

Reflecting on the legacy of Tejano star Selena, who died 20 years ago this week. [NPR, Billboard]

Don’t even think about bringing a selfie stick to these festivals. [Washington Post]

Folk/pop icon Joni Mitchell was hospitalized this week, but reports say she’s doing OK now. [NPR]

RIP Cynthia Lennon, ex-wife of John. [New York Times]

This essay asks, “When did conservatives steal rock ‘n’ roll from us?” [Pitchfork]

Willow and Jaden Smith are the latest additions to D.C.’s Broccoli City Festival. [BET]

What does your favorite go-go song say about you? [Washington Post]

Virginia’s GoldLink dropped a new video this week. [2dopeboyz]

Get to know local indie-rock label Chimes Records. [D.C. Music Download]

Kali Uchis vs. Nardwuar. [YouTube]

This guy wears a hot dog suit to every Diarrhea Planet show in D.C. [DCist]

On Bandwidth: We premiere a new live session with Kevin Morby; Takoma Park popster Moonlight Mask streams his debut LP; Boon loses its mind on a new song; April + VISTA make an impression on their first EP; we name our favorite D.C. songs of 2015 thus far.