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Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Coda: Remembering Heavy D, awarding Taylor Swift and Calle 13, talking to Black Tusk and Ted Leo

A wrap up of this week in pop music.

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Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Coda: Cramming for “Watch the Throne;” Remembering Loutallica; Sting doesn’t want your pity

Your week in pop music comes to a close.

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Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Coda: A chronology of Coldplay cracks; The best drummers alive; Oneohtrix Point Never and the Raiders of the Lost TV Commercials

Looking back on the week in pop music.

By Click Track  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Coda: Skrillex, the new rave king; Drake, the king of ugly sweaters

The week that was on Click Track.

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Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Coda: Artists worthy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Artists worthy of your eardrums; Everything you ever wanted to know about “Use Your Illusion”

Another week in pop music comes to a close.

By Click Track  |  04:41 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Coda: Mary J., Katy B and Lady A

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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 09/10/2011

Coda: Gearing up for Virgin Mobile FreeFest

A week in pop music where everybody was working for the weekend.

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Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Coda: Summerjamming with Bob Dylan

Another week on Click Track comes to a close.

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Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Coda: Bon Iver and bad behavior; Morrissey’s mouth; Kings of Leon drama

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Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Coda: Cruising with Big Boi, Yelawolf’s Warped life and what you should be listening to

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Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Coda: Bieber’s DJ speaks; Fugazi covers abound; R&B turns cold

Another week on Click Track comes to a close.

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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Coda: Slowing down for “June 27”; Hardcore punk and pro wrestling; Songs about Kim Kardashian

The week in pop music on Click Track.

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Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Coda: Sade, more Sade, the story of “Miss Sarajevo” and the best of 2011 so far

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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Coda: Twangy tributes, future festivals, hoop dreams, rap memes

The week of May 30 on Click Track, reviewed.

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Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Coda: Looking back on Bob Dylan; Looking forward to the beach

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Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Coda: James Blake lives up to the hype; Revisiting original D.C. punks, Chalk Circle; Common is offensive? Are we talking about the same Common?

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Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Coda: Dancing fast with A-Trak; Dancing slow with Chancha Via Circuito; Preparing to live “The Sweetlife”

The week fo April 25 on Click Track.

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Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Coda: Weezy wows Washington; Headbanging with Juanes; Dave Grohl reflects

The week of April 4 on Click Track, recapped.

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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/28/2011

Coda: Dreaming of Coachella; Learning the Dip and Pitts; Downloading the new Tabi Bonney mixtape

How could we not download a mixtape with a cover like this? A snowy week comes to a close on Click Track. This week, we imagined a better Coachella and re-capped the history of festival beef. We practiced our Dip...

By Click Track  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/07/2011

Coda: Blues royalty at the Birch; Indie rock invades Kennedy Center; Jazz in D.I.Y. spaces

Baltimore's Lower Dens performed at the Kennedy Center on Monday. More of this, please. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) With daylight at a minimum, we at Click Track have been filling our cold January nights with live music. This week, we...

By Click Track  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Coda: Lists, lists, lists, lists, lists, lists, lists, Swedish Christmas carols, lists, lists, lists, lists, lists, lists, lists, lists, lists...

It was a week of non-stop list-making on Click Track. Rather than link them all here, we encourage you to simply scroll down. And while you do, enjoy "Tand Ett Ljus" above, a Swedish Christmas carol we recently discovered...

By Click Track  |  08:00 PM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Coda: The Walkmen satisfy; Reflections on John Lennon; All I really needed to know I learned from a rock star

This week, we broke down the man behind the guitar. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) The Walkmen performed at 9:30, Warpaint held it down at the Rock and Roll Hotel, and Chris Richards talks with Chris Blackwell on why go-go will always belong...

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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Coda: Grammys, Buble and Kennedy Center Honors

Chuck Brown scored his first Grammy nomination. (John Shore) Grammy nominations were announced on Wednesday night and Eminem led the way with 10 nods. Locals were also well-represented, with Raheem DeVaughn and Chuck Brown scoring nominations. We predicted winners and...

By Click Track  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/19/2010

Coda: Kanye West drops the best album of 2010; U.S. Royalty is D.C.'s best dressed; Nick Cave is the best at everything else

Kanye West's epic new album drops on Tuesday. Did you know that Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is the best album of 2010? Did you know that it's about 14 gazillion times better than Rihanna's new disc? Did...

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Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 11/05/2010

Coda: Rap sheet's sad toll; former presidents talk rappers; revisiting Roky Erickson

T.I. and Lil Wayne are two of today's rap stars who have spent time behind bars. (Patrick Hoelck; AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) As Lil Wayne was released from prison and Gucci Mane was arrested again (although no charges were filed) Click...

By Click Track  |  05:27 PM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 10/22/2010

Coda: Lil B brings #based to D.C.; Buddy Guy talks future of blues; It ain't easy being Kings of Leon

We ended the week on Click Track with two of the most prolific people in music. Online phenom Lil B, the "Based God" visits D.C. for a pair of shows this weekend and we talked to him about what...

By Click Track  |  04:58 PM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 10/15/2010

Coda: Mary Timony's new supergroup; debating Belle & Sebastian; for the love of free CDRs

We're excited for Wild Flag. (Merge Records) This week on Click Track: We talked to Mary Timony about Wild Flag, her newest musical venture. Any new music from Timony is reason to get excited; the fact that she'll now be...

By Click Track  |  05:15 PM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Coda: Mary J. Blige pumps us up; Gyptian lets us down; Katie Couric makes us blush

When Katie met Drizzy, we blushed. (Mark Gail/TWP) This week was so busy on Click Track, we didn't even have the chance to discuss the ridiculousness of Kanye West's new album title. What were we doing? We were listening...

By Click Track  |  05:15 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/01/2010

Coda: Farewell, FreeFest; Chuck Brown talks cookies; Alice Cooper fans abound

Fast-forward to the 3:42 mark to hear Jimmy Fallon tell Chuck Brown how awesome his voice is. Another Friday afternoon is upon us. With Virgin Mobile FreeFest in the rear view, Click Track embarked on a week of reflection,...

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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 09/24/2010

Coda: FreeFest fever; Zac Brown boredom; Katy Perry too hot for "Sesame Street"

M.I.A. was great in 2007 - can she do it again in 2010? In non-FreeFest news, this week brought us a snoozer of a new album from Zac Brown Band. Meantime, things were more salacious online. First off: Come on,...

By Click Track  |  03:36 PM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 09/10/2010

Coda: Gaga's big statements; getting ready for the VMAs

Lady Gaga was more than just theatrics at Verizon Center. (Tracy Woodward/TWP) We wondered whether Lady Gaga's Tuesday concert would be mere spectacle or something more. Turns out it was the latter, a powerhouse pop show that proved she had...

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Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 09/03/2010

Coda: Rock the Bells' rough afternoon; double-dose of Dirty Projectors; local hip-hop mixtape overload

A Tribe Called Quest were one of the highlights of Rock the Bells. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) We began the week recovering a looooong day with many delays at the hip-hop mega-festival Rock the Bells. A Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang Clan...

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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 08/27/2010

Coda: Katy Perry's forgettable "Dream"; Kanye's strangest collaborations; 9:30 Club launches label

Katy Perry - fine for one song at an awards show, not for an entire album. It's end of summer but the summer jams keep coming. It's doubtful you'll revisit Katy Perry's next summer, but the same might not be...

By Click Track  |  04:55 PM ET, 08/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 08/20/2010

Coda: Bieber + Kanye, Bieber + Raekwon, Bieber slowed down, Bieber made cooler. Bieber.

A week of Bieber makes search engines happy. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for KCA) What can we say? That little whippersnapper was all over the place this week. First him and Kanye West became BFF on Twitter. Then Biebs got revenge...

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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/13/2010

Coda: Some bands should stay broken up; Meet the arena rockers of tomorrow; Charlie Wilson cameos galore; If pop stars were "Lost" characters

Does Uncle Charlie Wilson have a bad cameo in him? (Brandon Wu/FTWP) This week on Click Track, we wondered -- we wah-wah-wah-wah-wondered -- many things, including... 1. What are the top five signs that your band should stay broken up?...

By Click Track  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 07/30/2010

Coda: Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye

Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye Kanye. (AP/Matt Sayles.) This week on Click Track, we (Kanye) couldn't (Kanye) blog (Kanye) without (Kanye) every (Kanye) other (Kanye) word (Kanye) being (Kanye) "Kanye" (Kanye). We asked you about your favorite...

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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 07/09/2010

Coda: R.I.P. Internet (says Prince), Big Boi doesn't disappoint, Liz Phair debated

But the Internet can't be dead because YOU'RE ON IT RIGHT NOW!!!! (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) Lots of head scratching on Click Track this week. The Purple One, Prince, told the U.K. Guardian that "the Internet's completely over" and we chronicled...

By David Malitz  |  07:00 PM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 07/02/2010

Coda: Courtney Love comes to town (her dignity doesn't), Adam Lambert fans defend their idol

It was the week of Courtney here at Click Track. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) So ... anything interesting happen around these parts this week? We're finally recovering from the double whammy the 9:30 Club's presented at the beginning of the week. First...

By David Malitz  |  04:45 PM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 06/25/2010

Coda: Remembering Michael Jackson, double dipping with New Pornographers

It was a year ago today that the King of Pop passed away. We marked the sad anniversary by picking our perfect 10-song Michael Jackson compilation, picked some surprisingly good MJ covers, prepped you for a DJ tribute and...

By David Malitz  |  06:00 PM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/28/2010

Coda: McCartney, vampires and M.I.A. and Neil Young-inspired charts

There will be more McCartney next week. (Tracy Woodward/TWP) Paul McCartney was our main topic this week. First came the news that he would be the third recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. So that led us to...

By David Malitz  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 05/14/2010

Coda: Plenty of Pearl Jam, terrible songs on great albums, talking to Dr. Dre's son

Here's looking at you, Eddie. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) We got our fill of Pearl Jam this week. First a preview, focusing on the band's latter-day output. Then a review of Thursday's show, which featured a comments thread debate about the...

By David Malitz  |  05:50 PM ET, 05/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 05/07/2010

Coda: Christina Aguilera and Roger Waters battle backlash; New DMV rap videos abound; Unrest reunites; Jeff Mangum resurfaces

Over 1,000 Click Track readers voted in our Aguilera backlash poll. Meantime, Xtinabot remained impervious to human criticism. (Courtesy of RCA) On Click Track, it was a week of artists battling backlash: Christina Aguilera was under fire for biting Lady...

By Chris Richards  |  04:35 PM ET, 05/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/30/2010

Phoenix's phenomenal show; M.I.A.'s controversial week; Ian McCulloch: quote machine

Read more about this week's Phoenix show in December's "Best Shows of 2010" countdown. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) There was no escaping M.I.A. this week. She released a new song; she released a very violent and NSFW video; and then we debated...

By David Malitz  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 04/23/2010

Coda: Mourning Guru; Stump-ing for the Earth; Scratching our heads

Hip-hop fans said goodbye to a true pathfinder. Guru, right, was one half of Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. (Daniel Hastings) Another busy week on Click Track, recapped: Along with the the greater music blogosphere, we mourned the death...

By Chris Richards  |  06:20 PM ET, 04/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 04/09/2010

Coda: A good week for local happenings, waiting to "Detox," remembering Malcolm McLaren

K'naan topped off a solid set from local MCs Wale and Tabi Bonney at the 9:30 club last weekend. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) By Ally Schweitzer It was a good week for local news, reviews and commentary on Click Track...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  05:27 PM ET, 04/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/02/2010

Coda: Badu stirs controversy, makes great album; Bon Jovi plays to the faithful; Wilco entertains Rahm Emanuel; the best of David Mills

Rahm Emanuel at Wilco: I'm the man who's Chief of Staff. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) It was really busy on Click Track this week, wasn't it? We loved Erykah Badu's album, "New Amerykah, Part Two: Return of the Ankh"...

By David Malitz  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/19/2010

Coda: Live music north, east, and SXSW, and reflecting on Alex Chilton

Janelle Monae: One of many bright spots in live music this week. (Photo by Evy Mages/FTWP) It was a crazy week for live music-- not just in Austin, but right here at home: we advised you to get in line...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/12/2010

Coda: Learning about Latin hip-hop and Gilberto Gil's influence, Titus Andronicus goes big

Readers like Lil Wayne's chances of making a great post-prison album. (Sarah L. Voisin) We had quite the intriguing lineup of interview subjects this week. Gordon Brega talked Latin hip-hop, Gilberto Gil discussed his influence on younger artists and...

By David Malitz  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 03/05/2010

Coda: Jay-Z, Jay-Z, Jay-Z, and some lasers

Jay-Z at Verizon Center on Wednesday night. (Ricky Carioti/TWP) Well you can't complain that we didn't have enough Jay-Z coverage this week. First we ranked his discography, with "The Blueprint, Vol. 1" coming out on top. We also review...

By David Malitz  |  04:50 PM ET, 03/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/19/2010

Coda: Eric Church awesomeness, best presidential tracks, a nu-metal comeback?

Zombie Durst returns for your soul. And the nookie. We started the week by compiling the best songs about presidents and examining why Scottish rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks have a very, very bright future. Ryan Holladay of local...

By David Malitz  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/12/2010

Coda: Dylan at the White House, Trey at 9:30 and Wanda Jackson on Jack White

Trey Anastasio played through the blizzard at 9:30 club. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Click Track spent most of the week with Sleater-Kinney's "Dig Me Out" running through our collective mind. Here's what we were up to in between the...

By David Malitz  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/05/2010

Coda: Super Bowl halftime wish list, "on repeat" favorites, the best of Def Jux

Mr. Lif was part of Definitive Jux's impressive stable of rappers. After considering the lousiness of Taylor Swift's performance and some other clunkers we moved on from the Grammys. We paid tribute to hip-hop label Definitive Jux, which is...

By David Malitz  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/29/2010

Coda: Grammys - predictions, curses, underdogs, old dudes, plus Mariah and Masa 14's rock playlist

We predict a big night for Taylor Swift at the Grammys. Shocking, we know. The Grammys were our main focus this week, of course. We predicted winners and found underdogs worth rooting for. We examined whether there was a...

By David Malitz  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 01/22/2010

Coda: Customized Coachella, decoding "hiatus," Thievery's thud

Jay-Z is one of Coachella's headliners; would he play your version? (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) It took us a little while but we finally got some fantasy sports onto Click Track. We used Coachella's lineup announcement to develop a game where...

By David Malitz  |  06:00 PM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Coda: Cashing in on Cash, the next Simon Cowell, Ke$ha's odd influences

Have we finally heard enough from the Man in Black? Another busy week under our belts at Click Track. The most popular post debated whether Johnny Cash has been over-memorialized. We said sad goodbyes to R&B icon Teddy Pendergrass...

By David Malitz  |  06:10 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 01/01/2010

Coda: ?uestlove's D.C. faves, the story of "Psychic City," 237 concerts

The Roots were well-represented this week. (By Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Offices across the country may have been empty this week, but we still kept busy on Click Track. The Roots were in town for a pair of sold-out shows at 9:30...

By David Malitz  |  04:55 PM ET, 01/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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