Click Track: The Who


Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Pop music coverage moves from Click Track to the Style blog

By Click Track  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Quick spins: Andrew Bird, Shooter Jennings, Zieti

By Click Track  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Singles file: Arcade Fire, Willis Earl Beal, Gunplay

Five songs to hear this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/05/2012

In today’s Post: New Springsteen album feels dutiful; Young Jeezy kicks off tour at Fillmore; Radiohead to headline Verizon Center

Music coverage in today’s Washington Post

By Click Track  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 03/02/2012

So how was that Lauryn Hill show?

A surprising and provactive show from consistently inconsistent performer.

By Click Track  |  10:43 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Lauryn Hill

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Corrosion of Conformity’s Mike Dean talks about three decades of metal and getting back to basics

After the departure of singer Pepper Keenan, the band has remained as a trio.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:42 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Corrosion of Conformity

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 02/24/2012

In concert: Guns N’ Roses at Fillmore Silver Spring

Worst. Concert. Ever.

By Chris Richards  |  04:47 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 02/24/2012

In concert: Rick Ross at DAR Constitution Hall

Not many people showed up, but those who did got to see a slightly different side of the rap superstar.

By David Malitz  |  04:44 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Rick Ross

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Mick Jagger talks White House gig; John Peel collection goes digital; Limp Bizkit signs with Cash Money

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:14 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Mick Jagger, John Peel, Limp Bizkit, The Make-Up

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Guns ‘N Roses discography, reconsidered

Taking a new look at the G’N'R oeuvre before the band’s Thursday show in Silver Spring.

By Allison Stewart  |  02:23 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Discographically speaking | Tags:  Guns 'N Roses

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Adele breaks Billboard record, wins more awards; Howard Theater set to open in D.C.

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Adele, the Roots

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 02/21/2012

In today’s Post: Sleigh Bells, the Chieftans, Grimes

Notable new albums this week.

By Click Track  |  04:13 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Sleigh Bells, The Chieftans, Grimes

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Singles file: Blur, Co La, Kendrick Lamar

Five songs to hear this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:51 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Blur, Co La, Kendrick Lamar, Lost in the Trees, Chris Cornell

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Not one, but two collaborations for Rihanna and Chris Brown; Blur headline awesome Olympics concert; Fiona Apple set for D.C. show

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Rihanna, Chris Brown, Blur, Fiona Apple, Black Sabbath

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 02/17/2012

In concert: Zola Jesus at U Street Music Hall

Solemn swaying, soft blue lighting, tension and release.

By Aaron Leitko  |  06:12 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Zola Jesus

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Ian Svenonius talks about the Make-Up reunion

Frontman of beloved ‘90s D.C. band talks about getting the band back together — and much more.

By David Malitz  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  The Make-Up

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Chris Brown and Rihanna rumors swirl over song collaboration

Brown has recorded two verses for a remix of Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake.”

By Click Track  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Chris Brown, Rihanna

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Adele ties Billboard record; Beach Boys announce full reunion tour; Beyonce and Cee Lo both working on two new albums?

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:27 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Adele, Beach Boys, Beyonce, Cee Lo Green

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Grimes on the pitfalls of fame, the pleasures of Beyonce and her new album, “Visions”

Canadian electro artist Claire Boucher talks about her new album, out next week.

By Allison Stewart  |  03:33 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Grimes

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Mick Jagger, B.B. King to help honor blues at White House; Adele and Bon Iver threaten long breaks; Celeb chef finds rare Joy Division tapes

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:57 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Gary Clark Jr., Adele, Bon Iver, Joy Division, New Order, Dory Previn, Guns N' Roses

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Bonnaroo 2012: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, Beach Boys headline

The massive annual music festival in Tennessee announces its lineup.

By David Malitz  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, Beach Boys, Skrillex, Bon Iver

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Madonna adds second D.C. show; Whitney Houston memorial planned in Newark

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:07 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Madonna, Whitney Houston, Nicki Minaj, Shakira

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Grammy Awards 2012: Performances and red carpet (Video)

See video of this year’s best, worst and weirdest performances.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:47 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Grammys 2012: The Last Exorcism of Nicki Minaj: What went wrong (and what almost went right)

Did Nicki Minaj ruin her career last night, or transform herself from Rapper Barbie into a Lady Gaga-style artiste?

By Allison Stewart  |  02:21 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Grammys | Tags:  Grammys, Nicki Minaj

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Bon Iver, and other moments in Grammy Award rejection

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon wasn’t the first to begrudgingly accept a Grammy.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Grammys | Tags:  Bon Iver

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Grammys 2012: What did you think? Join our online chat at noon

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grammys

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Bon Iver Grammys 2012: getting to know best new artist

Your crash course on the bearded Wisconsinite who performs as Bon Iver.

By Click Track  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Grammys 2012 performances: Adele, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and more

Some of them were excellent, most of them were mediocre and a few were just awful.

By David Malitz  |  01:49 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Nicki Minaj’s Grammy performance perplexes fans

The singer’s onstage exorcism angered and annoyed Grammy viewers.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:40 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Bon Iver’s Best New Artist win confuses Grammy viewers

The band’s win inspired a lot of questions on Twitter.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:32 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Jennifer Hudson’s emotional Whitney Houston Grammy tribute

Hudson sang the late singer’s hit “I Will Always Love You.”

By Maura Judkis  |  12:25 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 PM ET, 02/12/2012

Grammys 2012: Adele wins Album of the Year (Live blog)

Live blogging the Grammy award music show.

By David Malitz and Maura Judkis  |  11:44 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 02/12/2012

Coldplay bested by Chipotle commercial with a Willie Nelson cover of their song

The commercial made Coldplay fans take a second listen.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:22 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 PM ET, 02/12/2012

Beach Boys, Maroon 5, Foster the People unite for Grammy performance

The band reunited for its 50th anniversary.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:12 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 02/12/2012

Grammy Awards 2012: Celebrity reactions on Twitter

The music industry’s stars are taking to Twitter to post updates from the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony, including photos, behind-the-scenes information and more.

By Mark S. Luckie  |  06:07 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/12/2012

Grammys 2012: Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about “music’s biggest night.”

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 PM ET, 02/11/2012

Whitney Houston dies — pop music loses one of its most influential voices

Houston’s influence on the past 25 years of popular music can’t be overstated

By Chris Richards  |  10:44 PM ET, 02/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Grammys by the numbers

How do the Grammys whittle down nearly 20,000 submitted recordings to the roughly 10 awards on Sunday night’s telecast?

By Chris Richards  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Click Track’s Grammy picks revisited

An updated list of who we’d like to see win in the four general categories on Grammy night.

By Chris Richards  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Grammys | Tags:  Adele, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, Bon Iver, Foo Fighters, Kanye West

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Chris Brown to remain on probation; Clarence Clemons’ nephew to play with E Street band

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Chris Brown, Bruce Springsteen, 12th Planet, Andy Grammer

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Steve Aoki on his new album, the future of EDM and his love for Dischord Records

The globe-trotting DJ performs at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Saturday.

By Megan Buerger  |  12:14 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific | Tags:  Steve Aoki

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 02/09/2012

President Obama shares campaign playlist on Spotify

The tracks include James Taylor, Jennifer Hudson, Al Green and more.

By Chris Richards  |  11:26 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Impressions, Jennifer Hudson, Wilco, Darius Rucker: James Taylor, Dierks Bentley, Al Green, Ages and Ages

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Lana Del Rey debuts at No. 2; Earl Sweatshirt returns?

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:38 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Lana Del Rey, Odd Future, Earl Sweatshirt

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Howlin’ Rain on what it’s really like to work with rock-n-roll yogi Rick Rubin

Ethan Miller of the psych-rock band explains what it’s like to work with one of the most esteemed record producers alive.

By Aaron Leitko  |  03:21 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Howlin' Rain

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Grammy collaborations: What’s in store for Sunday

Some of these pairings make sense. As for the others...

By Allison Stewart  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Grammys | Tags:  Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Bonnie Raitt

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Metallica curates its own festival; Chris Brown to perform at Grammys

Inaugural Orion Festival has a decidedly non-metal feel to it.

By David Malitz  |  10:09 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Metallica, Chris Brown

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 02/07/2012

In concert: Thurston Moore at Black Cat

The guitar is still a natural extension of the Sonic Youth legend’s body.

By David Malitz  |  06:11 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 02/07/2012

In concert: Theophilus London at 9:30 Club

The rising hip-hop star was as romantic as a 24-year old Brooklyn rapper can be.

By Sarah Godfrey  |  02:33 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Theophilus London

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Dierks Bentley, on a role with “Home”

By Chris Richards  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Dierks Bentley

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Singles File: Gucci Mane, Rhye, Nicki Minaj, THEESatifaction, Loma Prieta

A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Rhye, Nicki Minaj, THEESatisfaction, Loma Prieta

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Madonna to play Verizon Center Sept. 23; Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit clothing line not really made in Detroit; Daft Punk collaborating with Nile Rodgers?

Your morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:20 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Madonna, Kid Rock, Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/06/2012

In concert: Red Baraat at U Street Music Hall

By Mark Jenkins  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Red Baraat

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/06/2012

M.I.A., a trip through The Post archives

From revolutionary swagger to muddled messages.

By David Malitz  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Archive | Tags:  M.I.A.

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Madonna halftime show: 10 lingering questions

It was great, but it also left us wondering...

By Allison Stewart  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Madonna, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Sharon Van Etten, simply moving on

Singer-songwriter has her most varied album yet with “Tramp”

By Click Track  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Sharon Van Etten

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Kathleen Edwards on Bryan Adams, Bon Iver and why she's sick of talking about herself

The Canadian singer-songwriter successfully changes up her sound on new album “Voyageur.”

By Allison Stewart  |  11:07 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Kathleen Edwards

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Madonna releases new video, says tickets will be very expensive; Black Sabbath drummer might sit out reunion; Courtney Love killed her daughters pets

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Madonna, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love, Dave Grohl

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 02/02/2012

In concert: Anthony Pirog at Twins Jazz

A small crowd, but some unique musical ideas.

By Michael J. West  |  02:49 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Anthony Pirog

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Washingtonians remember Don Cornelius of “Soul Train”

Some additional thoughts on the “Soul Train” host from notable Washingtonians that didn’t make it into today’s Washington Post story.

By Chris Richards  |  11:07 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  B-sides | Tags:  Raheem DeVaughn, Mya, Donnie Simpson, Chuck Brown, Don Cornelius

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/02/2012

Bruce Springsteen to perform at Grammys; Artist Mike Kelley dies; Kanye West filming in the Middle East?

Morning headlines from the world of pop music

By Chris Richards  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Bruce Springsteen, Mike Kelley, Kanye West

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Bleached — still punk rock, but growing up

Former Mika Miko members Jennifer and Jessica Clavin dial back the aggression and pack in the hooks in their new band.

By David Malitz  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Bleached

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Don Cornelius, “Soul Train,” creator dead at age 75

The creator and long-time host of the seminal black music show was 75.

By David Malitz  |  10:18 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Don Cornelius

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Rashida Jolley on touring with Lady Gaga and being an R&B diva/harpist

The D.C.-based performer is the very rare harpist who tours with Lady Gaga and collaborates with Wale.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Rashida Jolley, Lady Gaga

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Album reviews: Lana Del Rey, Prinzhorn Dance School, Ana Tijoux, SOJA

This week’s most notable new releases.

By Click Track  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews, Quick spins | Tags:  Lana Del Rey, Prinzhorn Dance School, Ana Tijoux, SOJA

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Singles file: Pretty Lights, Elle Varner, Canaan Smith

Five songs to hear this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Pretty Lights, Elle Varner, Canaan Smith, Young Moe, Fat Trel, Pelican

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Jack White announces solo debut album; M.I.A. confirms Super Bowl appearance, releases new single

The White Stripes frontman’s first solo album is due in April.

By David Malitz  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jack White, M.I.A.

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/30/2012

In concert: Lamb of God at 9:30 Club

By Dave McKenna  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Lamb of God

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Guns N’ Roses coming to Fillmore Silver Spring; Drake does NHL All-Star Game; Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera pay tribute to Etta James

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:14 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Guns N' Roses, Drake, Etta James, Ice Cube

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/27/2012

In concert: Miranda Lambert at 1st Mariner Arena

The contry superstart showed off her entire musical arsenal in Baltimore.

By Scott Galupo  |  05:30 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Miranda Lambert

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Not just Mangum: 5 more essential Elephant 6 songs

Olivia Tremor Control, Apples in Stereo, Beulah and more.

By David Malitz  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Jeff Mangum, Olivia Tremor Control, Apples in Stereo, Beulah

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Album review: Leonard Cohen, “Old Ideas”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter returns with his best album in decades.

By Click Track  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Leonard Cohen

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/27/2012

D’Angelo comeback seems to really be happening; LMFAO joining Madonna at Super Bowl?; Hulk Hogan could have joined Metallica?

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  D'Angelo, Madonna, LMFAO, Metallica

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Wammie nominations announced, getting better

Nominations for D.C. local music awards headed in right direction

By David Malitz  |  04:14 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Fat Trel, Bluebrain, Tittsworth, Oddisee

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Jerrod Niemann on being a not-so-overnight country music sensation and Jamey Johnson’s good advice

After many false starts, the country singer is experiencing his greatest success

By Allison Stewart  |  11:43 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Jerrod Niemann

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Kenny Chesney leads ACM nominees; Miles Davis gets a stamp; Farewell, Joy Division/Disney T-shirt

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Miles Davis, Joy Division

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 01/25/2012

In concert: Ryan Adams at the Music Center at Strathmore

The singer-songwriter showed off his best and worst qualities during a two-hour set.

By Chris Klimek  |  05:21 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Ryan Adams

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Chairlift talks new album, “Something,” and its long genesis

Brooklyn band talks about its long-awaited, just-released second album.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Chairlift

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Etta James funeral set for Saturday; Ne-Yo joins Motown; Tom Petty talks Dylan

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Etta James, Ne-Yo, Perfume Genius, Tom Petty, Joy Division

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 01/24/2012

In concert: Twin Sister at Rock & Roll Hotel

Slinky and seductive synth-pop from the Long Island group.

By Megan Buerger  |  05:21 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twin Sister

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Bruce Springsteen announces U.S. tour, plays D.C.’s Verizon Center on April 1

The Boss and E Street Band will tour in support of new album “Wrecking Ball.”

By David Malitz  |  11:21 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Bruce Springsteen

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Singles file: Santigold, Lower Dens, Alcest

Five songs for your playlist this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:39 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Santigold, Lower Dens, Alcest, Stalley

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Album reviews: Tim McGraw, Craig Finn, Ringo Starr, Bhi Bhiman

Notable new albums this week.

By Click Track  |  10:26 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Tim McGraw, Craig Finn, Ringo Starr, Bhi Bhiman

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Fiona Apple to release new album in 2012; Mickey Mouse and Joy Division team for T-shirt (?); Ted Leonsis loves Red Hot Chili Peppers

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Fiona Apple, Joy Division, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aretha Franklin

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012

In concert: Real Estate at Black Cat

The New Jersey group has what it takes for a long career.

By David Malitz  |  09:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Real Estate

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Delta Rae on witch trials and keeping music in the family

The six-member band performs Tuesday at Sixth and I.

By Erin Williams  |  01:32 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Delta Rae

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 01/23/2012

In concert: Jimmy Cobb at Bohemian Caverns

The 83-year-old jazz drummer is still a powerhouse performer.

By Michael J. West  |  10:44 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Jimmy Cobb

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Steven Tyler does bad things to national anthem; 2 Live Crew reunites; Ice-T, LCD, Neil Young among Sundance music highlights

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:57 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Steven Tyler, 2 Live Crew, Ice-T, LCD Soundsystem, Neil Young

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 01/20/2012

In concert: Rudresh Mahanthappa at Blues Alley

The saxophonist showcased a complex and funky sound at Blues Alley on Thursday.

By Aaron Leitko  |  06:05 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Rudresh Mahanthappa

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Album review: Skrillex, “Bangarang”

The latest recording from electronic music’s biggest new star.

By Chris Richards  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Skrillex

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Etta James: A playlist and reviews from the Post archives

The best way to experience one of the greatest singers ever is to simple listen to her sing.

By Click Track  |  02:01 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Etta James

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 01/20/2012

In today’s Post: Real Estate’s Garden State of mind

Home is where the heart (and inspiration) is for these New Jersey rockers.

By David Malitz  |  10:46 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Real Estate

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 01/20/2012

RIP R&B great Johnny Otis; Filesharing site Megaupload shut down; Rihanna, Coldplay, McCartney added to Grammys lineup

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:37 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Johnny Otis, Rihanna, Coldplay, Paul McCartney

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 01/19/2012

In concert: Screen Vinyl Image at Black Cat

The local duo plays songs that are meant to be felt as well as heard.

By Patrick Foster  |  04:50 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Screen Vinyl Image

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Madi Diaz talks her long-time-coming album and musical upbringing

By Allison Stewart  |  01:20 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Madi Diaz

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Bruce Springsteen releases new single; new album due in March

The Boss is back with his 17th album, “Wrecking Ball.”

By David Malitz  |  09:37 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Bruce Springsteen

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Merle Haggard hospitalized; Jay-Z never said he’d stop saying that; Bruno Mars cleared

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  08:41 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Merle Haggard, Jay-Z

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/18/2012

The daily lives of musicians: An Internet guide

What’s life really like for rock stars?

By Allison Stewart  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Chris Cornell, Liam Gallagher, Solange Knowles, Steve Albini

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Tune-Yards tops Pazz and Jop list; LL Cool J to host Grammys

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Tune-Yards, LL Cool J

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Video: Bluebrain’s Botanic Garden boombox walk

The local experimental pop duo composed music specifically for Saturday’s event.

By Chris Richards and A.J. Chavar  |  11:39 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Talkies | Tags:  Bluebrain

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 01/17/2012

In concert: Cults at Black Cat

Not much mystery, but plenty of great pop songs.

By David Malitz  |  11:37 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Cults

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Singles file: Schoolboy Q f. A$AP Rocky, Mary J. Blige f. Drake

Five songs to hear this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:22 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Mary J. Blige, Drake, DropxLife, Justice, Party Supplies

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Quick spins: Soulja Boy, Steve Aoki, Howler

Noteworthy albums out this week.

By Click Track  |  10:48 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Soulja Boy, Steve Aoki, Howler

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Lana Del Rey makes everyone angry; Lookout! Records shuts down; RIP funk musician Jimmy Castor

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Lana Del Rey, Green Day, Operation Ivy

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Bluebrain’s last boombox walk is Saturday at Botanic Garden

Experimental local duo leads an interactive musical march.

By David Malitz  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Bluebrain

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Lil Wayne prison memoirs on the way; Adele to perform at Brit Awards; Flaming Lips working on collaborative album

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Lil Wayne, Flaming Lips, Nick Cave, Adele, Bon Iver

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 01/12/2012

The Annual Click Track Coachella Draft

Picking favorites from this year’s festival.

By Click Track  |  03:49 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Coachella, Pulp, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar, Destroyer, Mazzy Star

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Grammys announce first wave of performers: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Foo Fighters; Black Tambourine reunite

Morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Black Tambourine, Ashton Travis

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 01/11/2012

In concert: Buraka Som Sistema at U Street Music Hall

The Portuguese group played to a shouting, hopping, arm-thrusting crowd.

By Mark Jenkins  |  03:01 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Buraka Som Sistema

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Coachella 2012: Get very, very, familiar with this year’s line-up

Click Track digs into the archives for articles on this year’s Coachella performers.

By Click Track  |  12:19 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Archive | Tags:  Coachella

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Local venue news: Some thriving, others closing, others still making great seitan sandwiches

An update on Washington’s music venues.

By Chris Richards  |  10:53 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  9:30 Club, Rams Head Live, Rams Head On Stage, Birchmere, Jammin' Java, Black Cat

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Singles File: Teyana Taylor, Grimes, Action Bronson, Pistol Annies, Scissor Sisters

A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:56 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Teyana Taylor, Wale, Grimes, Action Branson, Chieftans, Pistol Annies, Scissor Sisters, Azealia Banks

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Album reviews: Yo Gotti, the Little Willies, KG Omulo

By Click Track  |  10:41 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Yo Gotti, Little Willies, KG Omulo

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Coachella 2012 line-up announced: At the Drive-In, Refused reunite; Jay-Z serenades newborn; ODB had an FBI file?

Your morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:16 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, At the Drive-In, Refused, Jay-Z, Beyonce, ODB, Coachella

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Buraka Som Sistema on 21st century global club life

An interview with the Portuguese team of produces turned band.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:42 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific | Tags:  Buraka Som Sistema

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Beyonce and Jay-Z welcome Blue Ivy; Junkyard’s classic tunes are on iTunes; Don’t miss Beauty Pill’s “The Immersive Ideal”

Morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Rick Ross releases “Rich Forever” mixtape

By David Malitz  |  04:12 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Rick Ross

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Beauty Pill gives studio art new meaning

The local band’s Immersive Ideal project continues this weekend at Artisphere.

By David Malitz  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post, Local news | Tags:  Beauty Pill

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Van Halen returns; Music biz takes its temperature; Bjork is for the children

Your morning headlines from the world of pop music

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 01/05/2012

In concert: Lady Alma at Blues Alley

By Rhome Anderson  |  06:03 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Lady Alma

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Did you read about “Portlandia?”

We wrote about it eleven months ago, back when it was more eco-friendly and not so corporate.

By Click Track  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Archive | Tags:  Carrie Brownstein, Trenchmouth, Fred Armisen, Excuse 17, Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, The Spells, Blue Man Group

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Story time with Kanye West on Twitter; Album sales were up in 2011

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Adele

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Jiffy Lube Live lifts tailgating ban

The concert venue in Bristow says that the decision was inspired by its patrons’ unhappiness over the ban.

By Chris Richards  |  05:10 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jiffy Lube Live

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Justin Timberlake as Elton John, and 5 other questionable musical biopic casting decisions

Some bad decisions in casting.

By Allison Stewart  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 01/04/2012

700 new Thin Lizzy songs?; 12 new Bonnie Raitt songs; Ian MacKaye on Kojo today

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:12 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Thin Lizzy, Bonnie Raitt, Fugazi

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Album review: Symmetry, “Themes for an Imaginary Film”

With Symmetry, neo-disco auteur Johnny Jewel has delivered 36 tracks of his most evocative avant-pop yet.

By Chris Richards  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/03/2012

In concert: Wale at the Fillmore

The rapper rang in the New Year with some big promises

By Sarah Godfrey  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Lost Tracks: Death Grips; the Renderers; “El Barrio: The Ultimate Collection of Latin Boogaloo, Disco, Funk & Soul”

In today’s Washington Post, reviews of albums that we thought didn’t get enough love last year

By Click Track  |  11:25 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Death Grips, the Renderers, Fania Records

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Singles file: B.o.B. f. Andre 3000, the xx, Madi Diaz

Five songs to hear this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:10 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 01/03/2012

D’Angelo covers Soundgarden?; Aretha Franklin gets engaged; Youssou N’Dour runs for president

Your morning headlines from the world of pop music, New Year’s resolution edition:

By Chris Richards  |  09:49 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/30/2011

The most watchable music videos of 2011

10 videos that merited return visits to YouTube.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, Kreayshawn, Friends, King Krule, Robyn, Lil Wayne, Real Estate, Lana Del Rey, Battles

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Top 10 grimy, scuzzy, noisy indie rock albums of 2011

Some of the year’s best from the depths of indie rock.

By David Malitz  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Times New Viking, Sic Alps, K-Holes, Apache Dropout, Cruddy, Psychedelic Horses***, Roomrunner, Rank/Xerox, OBN IIIs, TV Ghost

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Arson at LMFAO concert?; Kelly Clarkson is a Ron Paul supporter

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  LMFAO, Kelly Clarkson

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Click Track’s best concerts of 2011

My colleague David Malitz and I each saw over 200 performances in 2011, so allow us to quote local rap star Wale when we say “we outchea.”

By Chris Richards  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 12/29/2011

U2 has highest grossing tour of 2011; Young Jeezy can’t top Buble or Adele on charts

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:14 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  U2, Young Jeezy

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 12/28/2011

In concert: Thursday and Screaming Females at 9:30 Club

Could one of them be the future of Jersey rock?

By Mark Jenkins  |  04:36 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Thursday, Screaming Females

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 12/28/2011

He’s jazzed — Jason Moran’s mission is to promote the “arts as part of the American diet”

In the latest confirmation of Moran’s rising cultural stature, the Kennedy Center last month named him its new artistic adviser for jazz.

By Matt Schudel  |  01:57 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Jason Moran

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/28/2011

The List is here!; Adele sold more than five million albums this year; Magic Johnson recruits rappers to take a stance against homophobia

Morning headlines from the world of pop music

By Chris Richards  |  10:05 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Adele, Gary Clark Jr., Bluebrain, Azealia Banks, Heavy D

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Singles file: Best of 2011

25 songs that defined 2011.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, The Decemberists, Danny Brown, Wale, Neon Indian, Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce, Ryan Adams

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Lost tracks: Jhene Aiko, Scott Holstein, Britta Persson, Los Rakas, Dope Body

Good music we overlooked this year.

By Chris Richards  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Jhene Aiko, Scott Holstein, Birtta Persson, Los Rakas, Dope Body

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Lost tracks: Killer Mike, Julianna Barwick, Shintaro Sakamoto

Good music we overlooked this year.

By Sarah Godfrey, David Malitz and Timothy Bracy  |  12:10 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Killer Mike, Julianna Barwick, Shintaro Sakamoto

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/23/2011

SOJA — NoVa reggae goes global and back again

Will 2012 be the year SOJA begins to feel the same embrace at home that it has been enjoying overseas for years?

By Chris Richards  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 12/23/2011

Tyler the Creator arrested; Adam Lambert arrested; So long Big Tigger; Steve Jobs wins a Grammy

Morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:57 AM ET, 12/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Tyler, the Creator, Odd Future, Adam Lambert

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Best D.C. music of 2011

By David Malitz  |  03:49 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Get ‘Echoes of Silence’ by Weeknd for free; R. Kelly says he’s written 32 new ‘Trapped in the Closet’ chapters; Callin’ Oates, on your phone

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:40 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  The Weeknd, R. Kelly, Hall & Oates

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Dead Prez performs Occupy DC

The multi-faceted protest movement is still groping for a soundtrack.

By Chris Richards  |  03:55 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Dead prez

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Nicki Minaj Super Bowl-bound?; Dead Prez at Occupy DC today

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Nicki Minaj, Dead Prez

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Beefs! Boasts! Beyonce! A look back at some of 2011's best, worst and most cringeworthy musical moments

By Allison Stewart  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Quick spins: Young Jeezy, Common, Sia Tolno

This week’s most notable new albums.

By Click Track  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Young Jeezy, Common, Sia Tolno

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Singles file: Sleigh Bells, JJ DOOM

Five songs to hear this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:18 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Sleigh Bells, JJ DOOM, Taylor Berrett, The Concept, Wiz Khalifa

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/20/2011

The Boss writes for The Post; Lana Del Rey to “SNL”; Common squashes beef with ... Maya Angelou?

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:05 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Bruce Springsteen, Lana Del Rey, Common, Bon Jovi

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Fat Trel’s “Nighmare Before Xmas” at U Street Music Hall — bright futures, huge tunes, six pizzas

During a headlining set at U Street Music Hall Sunday night the rapper’s future seemed as bright as ever.

By Chris Richards  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Last night's gig | Tags:  Fat Trel

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Play favorites... The best songs Washingtonians were listening to in 2011

With this roundup of the best songs that I’ve been introduced to, both my iPod and I are forever grateful.

By Erin Williams  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Play favorites

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/19/2011

In concert: Gary Clark Jr. at Red Palace

Rising blues guitar star lives up to the hype.

By Megan Buerger  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Gary Clark Jr.

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 12/19/2011

RIP “Barefoot Diva” Cesaria Evora; Brian Wilson and Beach Boys reunite for 50th anniversary tour

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:49 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Cesaria Evora, Beach Boys

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Benoit & Sergio on listening to their standout track “Everybody” for seven hours straight

The excellent Washington-born dance music duo are profiled in today’s Post.

By Chris Richards  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun on the future of Justin Bieber

A question frequently asked: “Will anyone care about Justin Bieber in five years?” Scooter Braun says yes.

By Chris Richards  |  10:25 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Madonna inks new deal, preps Super Bowl set; Gil-Scott Heron memoir on way; Bon Iver tops Pitchfork list

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Madonna, Gil-Scott Heron, Bon Iver, Foo Fighters, Courtney Love

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Gary Clark Jr. — The blues in the bright lights

Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. is poised to be one of the breakout stars of 2012.

By Chris Richards  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Christmastime is here... and so are the albums to keep your holiday spinning

Click Track spotlights four more albums to add to your holiday rotation

By Erin Williams  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Rotary Connection, James Brown, She & Him, Tony Bennett

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/15/2011

R. Kelly cruise is a real thing, not a euphemism; Michael Buble continues Billboard dominance

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  R. Kelly, Michael Buble, Black Keys

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/14/2011

In concert: Beirut at 9:30 Club

It was more marching band than rock band at the first of two sold-out shows at 9:30 Club.

By Chris Klimek  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Beirut

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Allison Stewart picks her top 10 albums of 2011

PJ Harvey, Wye Oak and M83 top the list.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  PJ Harvey, Wye Oak, M83, Black Keys, Charles Bradley, The Decemberists, Frank Ocean, Adele, Girls, Childish Gambino

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Foster the People make Merriweather leap; Dave Grohl says thanks to fans

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:10 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Foster the People, Foo Fighters, Matisyahu

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 12/13/2011

David Malitz picks his top 10 albums of 2011

Bill Callahan and Destroyer top the list.

By David Malitz  |  11:32 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Bill Callahan, Destroyer, Real Estate, Shabazz Palaces, Eleanor Friedberger, Yuck, [Expletive] Up, Julianna Barwick, Total Control, The Bats, David Kilgour, The Feelies

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Singles file: Hoiday songs edition

Six seasonal songs from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Kelly Clarkson and the Killers.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  My Morning Jacket, Kelly Clarkson, Flaming Lips, James Whetzel, Tim McGraw, The Killers

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Quick spins: Jonsi, Anthony Hamilton, yU

New albums out this week.

By Click Track  |  10:29 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Jonsi, Anthony Hamilton, yU

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 12/13/2011

O.A.R. comes home for two small shows; Radiohead and Metallica release new music; Gucci Mane free

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:06 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  O.A.R., Radiohead, Metallica, Gucci Mane

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Justin Bieber on butterflies, Cee Lo Green on the new Goodie Mob album and more interview extras from “Christmas in Washington”

Some interview excerpts that didn’t make it into today’s Washington Post.

By Chris Richards  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Justin Bieber sings for Obama; Rodney Atkins headlines WMZQ Winter Fest; “Jazz Piano Christmas” returns to Kennedy Center

There was a whole lotta fa-la-la-la-la-ing in Washington this weekend.

By Click Track  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Play favorites with... Lissa Muscatine of Politics and Prose

“My musical tastes are eclectic, but decidedly conventional,” she says.

By Erin Williams  |  09:55 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Play favorites | Tags:  Play favorites

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/12/2011

More Throne in 2012?; Wale plays for free at Wizards Fan Fest

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West, Wale, Grinderman

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Chris Richards picks his top 10 albums of 2011

The year’s best in pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  10:42 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  The Weeknd, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Pistol Annies, Katy B, Drake, Bluebrain, Bon Iver, Real Estate, James Blake, Fauna

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Beauty Pill returns to Artisphere in January; Stones pay for Sumlin funeral; Coldplay tour comes to D.C. in July

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Beauty Pill, Rolling Stones, Herbert Sumlin, Coldplay

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Woods in the suburbs — songwriter Jeremy Earl explains the joys of small town living

In Woods, indie rockers and jam band aficionados finally have a group that they can agree on.

By Aaron Leitko  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Woods

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Justin Bieber, two years later — the pop star returns to “Christmas in Washington” on Sunday

Read our 2009 profile of the young pop star.

By Chris Richards  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Listen: Topdolla Sweizy, “The Real Washington Post”

The local rapper’s new single follows in the grand tradition of hip-hop songs about Washington woe.

By Chris Richards  |  11:07 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Bluebrain takes Manhattan; NBC to screen Questlove’s walk on music; Kid Rock for Mitt Romney?

Your morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/07/2011

In concert: The Barr Brothers at Jammin’ Java

The Montreal alt-folk group delivered a dazzling performance.

By Scott Galupo  |  03:33 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Barr Brothers

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Predicting Pitchfork’s top 10 albums of 2011

An annual December tradition.

By David Malitz  |  12:09 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Speculation | Tags:  Bon Iver, Girls, M83, Drake, St. Vincent, Shabazz Palaces, James Blake, Tune-Yards, Real Estate, PJ Harvey

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Archive: Carl Bernstein on Donovan, and the first Washington Post articles on the rest of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2012

They may be in the Hall of Fame now, but the first Post stories about this year’s inductees weren’t always rave reviews.

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Archive | Tags:  Donovan, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laura Nyro, Guns N' Roses, Rod Stewart, The Faces

Posted at 03:05 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro, The (Small) Faces to be inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Among the inductees: the Beastie Boys, Guns N’Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

By Chris Richards  |  03:05 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Laura Nyro, the Small Faces, Donovan

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/06/2011

A Mac Miller fan responds

A 14-year-old fan from Rockville makes a fantastic case for Miller’s appeal and the role that pop music plays in young lives today.

By Chris Richards  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Click Track | Tags:  Mac Miller

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 12/06/2011

In concert: Tori Amos at DAR Constitution Hall

Monday’s concert showcased her new album of songs based on classical compositions and her still-amazing voice.

By Dave McKenna  |  12:57 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Tori Amos

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Album reviews: The Roots, Amy Winehouse, T-Pain and the Black Keys

New pop albums reviewed.

By Click Track  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  The Roots, T-Pain, Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Singles file: Nicki Minaj; Ernse Karel, Cass McCombs

Five songs to hear this week.

By Allison Stewart  |  09:53 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Nicki Minaj, Ernse Karel, Sess 4-5, Keedy Black, Cass McCombs, Cold Specks

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Animal Collective headed back to the studio; Take that Kurt Cobain-inspired Flipper shirt off your holiday wish list

Your morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 12/05/2011

In concert: G-Side at DC9

The Huntsville, Ala. duo showed why its star is on the rise.

By Rhome Anderson  |  04:13 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  G-Side

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 12/05/2011

In concert: William Parker at Bohemian Caverns

The bassist who is a leading figure in experimental jazz debuted his Organ Quartet on Sunday night.

By Michael J. West  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  William Parker

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Wiz Khalifa on his busy 2011 and working with Snoop Dogg

“I've been a fan of his since I was in preschool,” the 2011 breakout star says of Snoop.

By Allison Stewart  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Wiz Khalifa

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Play favorites...with Jon Meyers of The Vinyl District

“For better or worse, I am pummeled with new music. Every. Single. Day,” he says.

By Erin Williams  |  12:32 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Play favorites

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/05/2011

RIP blues guitar great Hubert Sumlin; Madonna confirmed for Super Bowl halftime

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Hubert Sumlin, Madonna, Rick Ross

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Kennedy Center Honors 2012: Sonny Rollins — A saxman, seeking heaven

The iconic tenor saxophonist and pioneering improviser’s search for greatness continues at the age of 81.

By Chris Richards  |  04:43 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Sonny Rollins

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/02/2011

In concert: Mac Miller at Fillmore Silver Spring

The 19-year-old Pittsburgh rapper topped the charts last month with his new album “Blue Slide Park.”

By Chris Richards  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Mac Miller

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Joshua Redman on the influence of Kennedy Center Honoree Sonny Rollins

The tenor saxophonist has cited Rollins as his greatest influence.

By Chris Richards  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Click Track | Tags:  Sonny Rollins, Joshua Redman

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Questlove says Bachmann dig not worth it; Springsteen to keynote SXSW; SOJA signs on with Dave Matthews

His controversial walk-on music selection for Michele Bachmann caused an uproar.

By David Malitz and Chris Richards  |  07:59 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Questlove, D'Angelo, Bruce Springsteen, Beach Boys

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011

In concert: Avey Tare at U Street Music Hall

The solo show by the Animal Collective member was a tedious trudge through murky sounds.

By David Malitz  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Avey Tare, Animal Collective

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/01/2011

And the nominees are... Acts with local ties nominated for Grammys

OK Go, Eric Brace and Carpark Records grab Grammy nominations.

By Chris Richards  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  OK Go, Memory Tapes, Eric Brace

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/01/2011

“The only way out is deeper in” — More with Fugazi on its new archival series, engaging with the audience and the band’s future

Interview extras with Ian MacKaye, Guy Picciotto and Brendan Canty.

By Marc Masters  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Interview | Tags:  Fugazi

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Click Track’s 2012 Grammy picks

Gaga or Foos? Yeezy or Bon-Bon? Click Track’s contributors predict album of the year and more.

By Click Track  |  10:47 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Grammys | Tags:  Grammys

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 12/01/2011

2012 Grammy nominations: Kanye West leads with seven, but Adele is poised to win big

Kanye leads nominations with seven, but still has something to be miffed about.

By Chris Richards  |  09:02 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Grammys | Tags:  Grammys