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Posted at 11:11 PM ET, 09/25/2010

FreeFest: LCD Soundsystem delivers the grandest of finales

Frontman James Murphy and the six supporting members of LCD Soundsystem delivered the grandest of finales with their headlining Pavilion Stage set at Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Saturday. For 90 exhilarating minutes, the band melded rock bombast with disco's invincible pulse -- a momentous display that eclipsed the energy of the day's other performances combined.

By Click Track  |  11:11 PM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 09/25/2010

FreeFest: Will the real M.I.A. please show up?

Nevermind that her still-kinda-new and still-really-disappointing third album "MAYA" left so much to be desired. Here's hard proof that Brit pop provocateur M.I.A. has finally arrived as a rapper: She's operating on hip-hop time.

By Click Track  |  10:25 PM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:07 PM ET, 09/25/2010

FreeFest: Pavement plays for the devotees

"For those of you who don't know, we're an old band," Stephen Malkmus said halfway through Pavement's loose and charming evening set in the FreeFest pavilion. He said it in a deadpan, which is pretty much how he says everything, but it might have been a helpful statement nonetheless.

By Click Track  |  10:07 PM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:40 PM ET, 09/25/2010

FreeFest: For Ludacris, greatest hits trump latest hits

Where did all the rappers go? It's a question fans at Virgin Mobile FreeFest might have been asking after Atlanta rap star T.I.'s recent troubles with the law forced him to bail on Saturday's festival appearance. That left just one ATL superstar MC on the bill: Ludacris.

By Click Track  |  08:40 PM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/25/2010

FreeFest: Thievery Corporation's masterminds hide in plain sight

Sista Pat was one of many vocalists who kept the spotlight off Rob Garza and Eric Hilton. (Kyle Gustafson for The Washington Post) By David Malitz If Thievery Corporation played a show and Rob Garza and Eric Hilton weren't there,...

By Click Track  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 09/25/2010

FreeFest: Neon Indian turn up the heat

Chillwave favorites Neon Indian had no problems with the big stage. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz A few seconds into Neon Indian's first song, a large crowd started to pour into the Dance Forest to catch the chillwave upstarts. Festival...

By Click Track  |  05:24 PM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 09/25/2010

FreeFest: Trombone Shorty brings the jazz, the funk, the soul, the kitchen sink

Trombone Shorty blew fire from his trombone, but the crowd blew its chance to really cut loose. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards How good is Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews? Soloing over the burly stomp of a song called "Hurricane Season,"...

By Click Track  |  03:29 PM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 09/25/2010

FreeFest: Catching waves with Jimmy Eat World

Swag surfin': The Arizona emo vets made its old tunes sound fresh. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards The first crowd surfers of the day were spotted tumbling across a sea of outstretched limbs at 1:32 p.m., shortly after Arizona emo...

By Click Track  |  02:10 PM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 09/25/2010

FreeFest: Drama club with the Temper Trap

The Temper Trap go for big moments but often hit their mark a little too predictably. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz The Temper Trap play montage music -- the kind of sweeping, atmospheric rock that might seem dramatic if you...

By Click Track  |  01:43 PM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 09/25/2010

Welcome to Click Track's live coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest

This bucolic scene is a fleeting one. The Merriweather Post Pavilion lawn will be swarming with fans once doors open at noon. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards After a hot and sticky summer of anticipation, Virgin Mobile FreeFest is finally...

By Click Track  |  12:19 PM ET, 09/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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