The Bounce: This Week In Music News

By Ally Schweitzer

New wave icon Grace Jones (shown on her 1981 'Nightclubbing' album cover) is the subject of a forthcoming documentary.
New wave icon Grace Jones (shown on her 1981 'Nightclubbing' album cover) is the subject of a forthcoming documentary.

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

Willie Nelson wants to be your weed dealer. [Daily Beast]

Was heartthrob Zayn Malik‘s exit from One Direction an inside job? [Slate]

EDM has a “woman problem,” says electronic-music critic Philip Sherburne. [Pitchfork]

Or maybe it has a “straight white guy problem.” [Thump]

A Finnish metal musician played an elaborate and pretty incredible prank on H&M. [Billboard, Noisey]

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz says 9/11 made him a fan of country music. [CBS]

Here’s why that’s politically convenient. [Washington Post]

The first documentary about the great Grace Jones is on the way. [Billboard]

Artists and labels are calling for a winding down of free streaming music. [Rolling Stone]

… so what’s behind that, besides the obvious problem that free streaming doesn’t pay artists fairly? [Billboard]

Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace, a trans woman, explains how she deals with people who use the wrong pronoun. [Noisey]

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera say Kanye West and Jay Z owe him “six figures.” [Independent]

After his 2009 assault of Rihanna, Chris Brown is off probation. [Rolling Stone]

Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp A Butterfly hits No. 1 on the album chart. [New York Times]

“In indie rock, white is the norm.” [Pitchfork]

Ben Stiller‘s old, weird band is getting reissued by Captured Tracks. [Pitchfork]

George Washington University’s music department facing big budget cuts. [GW Hatchet]

Farewell, Adams Morgan dive/dance spot Chief Ike’s Mambo Room. [Washington Post]

After fire shut it down, what’s going to happen to Silver Spring basement haunt/venue Quarry House? [Washington Post]

A crowdfunding campaign has already raised more than $15,000 for Quarry House staff. [Indiegogo]

D.C. musician (and lawyer) Jack Gregori talks about what happened after he appeared on NBC’s The Voice. [Washington City Paper]

D.C.’s Drop Electric premieres a new song. [D.C. Music Download]

Electronic-pop artist Louis Weeks has new music, too. [Washington City Paper]

D.C. ska-punk band Kill Lincoln is going on “indefinite hiatus.” [D.C. Music Download]

RIP Norman Scribner, founder of the Choral Arts Society of Washington. He was 79. [Washington Post]

RIP John Renbourn, co-founder of influential folk ensemble Pentangle. He was 70. [Billboard]

RIP Black Sabbath, one of the best metal bands of all time. It was 47. [Consequence of Sound]

On Bandwidth: Radiohead and Lauryn Hill are among the latest inductees into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry; we talk to guitar wizard Joel Harrison about forming his eclectic musical identity in D.C.; Michael Andrade captures a whole lot of stage diving at Wednesday’s Title Fight show; D.C. rapper Yung Gleesh is charged with sexual assaultarrested and released; Waltz Brigade reminds us of how strong D.C.’s indie-folk scene is; we premiere two exclusive video sessions with Richmond psych-rock band Avers; this new garage-punk song from D.C.’s Wanted Man might make you quit your job.