Click Track: Polls


Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Who is the best masked musician?

Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Kiss — a Halloween poll.

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Kiss, Gwar

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/05/2011

Poll: Double dipping in concert - who is worthy of a two-night stand?

Dr. Dog will be in town for two nights. Hopefully that means they can do some laundry. (Elizabeth Weinberg) In addition to the overflowing options at underground venues, January also presents D.C. concertgoers with plenty of shows at the usual...

By David Malitz  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Dismemberment Plan, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Girl Talk, Roy Ayers

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/01/2010

Polls: What long-awaited album have you given up waiting for?

When -- make that if -- Lauryn Hill releases her next album, will people still care? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Call it the Curse Of Chinese Democracy: If rock history teaches us anything, it's that long-awaited albums often aren't worth waiting for....

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Avril Lavigne, Dixie Chicks, Dr. Dre, Guns N Roses, Lauryn Hill, My Bloody Valentine

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Poll: Which other Bad Brains album cover would make the best t-shirt?

By Chris Richards Tonight, hardcore punk legend H.R. of Bad Brains is scheduled to visit Washington street wear boutique Commonwealth to help launch a clothing line and sign some autographs. Would it be crazy to predict that at least...

By Chris Richards  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Bad Brains

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 10/12/2010

Polls: Insane Clown Posse: Serious about being Christians, or having a Joaquin Phoenix moment?

Insane Clown Posse -- wicked religious? (Psychopathic Records) By Allison Stewart Perhaps you've heard: Insane Clown Posse, America's profanest and most reviled shock rappers, have come out, for lack of a better term, as Christians. The group's members professed their...

By Allison Stewart  |  03:20 PM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Insane Clown Posse

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/24/2010

Poll: Who's the heaviest?

Ruminating on all this heaviness: Shooter Jennings performs at State Theatre on Sunday.(Jonathan Alcorn/FTWP) By Chris Richards Never mind the scores of rock bands headed to Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Saturday. Few FreeFest acts compare to the brutality scheduled to...

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Deftones, Mastodon, Merzbow, Shooter Jennings, Titus Andronicus

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/23/2010

FreeFest overlap: Who will you see?

You can get with this, or you can get with that. LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. perform at FreeFest on Saturday. (Jake Walters; AP Photo/Jim Cooper) By Chris Richards When a cornucopia of pop music is dumped on a sprawling festival...

By Chris Richards  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Neon Indian, Pavement, Sleigh Bells, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Yeasayer

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/03/2010

Poll: Who will play 9:30 Club first: Kele or La Roux?

Will either performer take the 9:30 Club stage before the year is over? (Kele photo: Sarah L Voisin/TWP, La Roux photo: Courtesy of the artist.) By Chris Richards They're like two British electro-pop unicorns racing into oblivion: London duo La...

By Chris Richards  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Kele, La Roux

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Poll: So about that new Arcade Fire album...

Do you love this man and the music he makes? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards Yesterday, I phoned in to WNYC's Soundcheck program to argue with with Time Out music writer Sophie Harris about the value of Arcade Fire's fatiguing...

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Arcade Fire

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/30/2010

Polls: What should Kanye West name his new album? Find the answer in his Twitter feed

Has Ye already Tweeted his new album title? (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) By Allison Stewart As you might have heard, Kanye West has finally joined Twitter and is unleashing 140-character pronouncements with a fury. The terminally logorrheic rapper (whose account has...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Kanye West

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/21/2010

Polls: If you cared about the Mercury Prize, who would you like to see win it?

The xx, photographed performing live in Washington in March, are up for the Mercury Prize. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards My personal resentment for England's Mercury Prize is rooted in envy. Every year since 1992, the Brits have handed out...

By Chris Richards  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Dizzee Rascal, Laura Marling, Mercury Prize, Paul Weller, The XX, Villagers, Wild Beasts

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/20/2010

Polls: Are you psyched for Virgin Mobile FreeFest?

M.I.A. is coming! M.I.A. is coming! (AP Photo/Jim Cooper) By Chris Richards Considering last year's line-up felt a little "meh," today's Virgin Mobile FreeFest line-up announcement was a super-stoker. So many great acts! And for zero dollars! Whether your favorite...

By Chris Richards  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Chromeo, Die Antwoord, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, LCD Soundsystem, Ludacris, M.I.A., Matt & Kim, Pavement, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Temper Trap, Thievery Corporation, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Yeasayer

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/16/2010

Polls: R.I.P. the summer concert season. Viva the summer blockbuster album?

Will the "Teflon Don" have a blockbuster on his hands? Rick Ross drops a new album next week. (Photo courtesy of Universal Music Group) By Allison Stewart At this point, it's safe to say that the summer concert season is...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Avenged Sevenfold, Katy Perry, Rick Ross, The Arcade Fire, Trace Adkins, Usher

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/15/2010

Janelle Monae makes us wonder about the fate of the vuvuzela

By Chris Richards Not since Auto-Tune has a music-making device been debated as hotly as the mighty vuvuzela. With the World Cup almost a week in the rear view, funnyman Will Ferrell kept the buzz alive on last night's...

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Janelle Monae, Phil Niblock, Tony Conrad, vuvuzela

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/30/2010

Polls: Do you believe in The Great Lauryn Hill Comeback of 2010?

With her NPR interview earlier this week, did Lauryn Hill take her first steps on the comeback trail? (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) By Allison Stewart Before she resurfaced earlier this week, Lauryn Hill had become a pop Sasquatch, appearing in public...

By Allison Stewart  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Lauryn Hill

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/25/2010

Poll: Will Kanye West act a proverbial fool on Sunday's BET Awards?

Will Kanye keep it mellow on Sunday night? (REUTERS/Mike Blake). By Chris Richards Was it all a meme? Hard to believe it's been nine months since Kanye West made his last big public appearance, storming the stage at the MTV...

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Kanye West

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/01/2010

Which song should Paul McCartney play at tomorrow night's performance at the White House?

If McCartney gets just one song, what should it be? (Tracy Woodward/TWP) By Chris Richards Last week, I predicted that Paul McCartney would close out tomorrow night's Gershwin Prize celebration at the White House with a little ditty called "Hey...

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Paul McCartney

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/28/2010

Poll: Should the Jonas Brothers play The White House?

JoBros: White House worthy? (Photo by Michael Temchine/FWTP) The lineup of musicians scheduled to perform the songs of Paul McCartney as he is awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House next week is...

By David Malitz  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Jonas Brothers, Paul McCartney

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/14/2010

Joanna Newsom vs. Lady Gaga: Round One

Joanna Newsom is the latest to join in on the Lady Gaga bashing. (From Left to Right: Brandon Wu/FTWP; Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) By Allison Stewart First Andy Rooney, now this. Lady Gaga has weathered the slings and arrows of peers...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Joanna Newsom, Lady Gaga

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 04/07/2010

Poll: Which long-delayed album are you most looking forward to hearing?

Big Boi's album will finally be a reality in less than a month. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) After years of delay, an official release date has finally been set for "Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty,"...

By Allison Stewart  |  02:25 PM ET, 04/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Big Boi, Outkast

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 02/26/2010

Poll: Which "David" was Carly Simon singing about in "You're So Vain?"

Carly Simon is dropping clues about her most famous song. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper) It's a rock-n-roll riddle that's irked music fans for 38 years: Who's the subject of Carly Simon's career-defining hit "You're So Vain?" Various sources reported a new...

By Chris Richards  |  03:02 PM ET, 02/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Carly Simon