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Click Track: May, 2011

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 05/02/2011

Play favorites with...Joi-Marie, editor-in-chief of The Fab Empire

By Erin Williams  |  12:25 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Play favorites | Tags:  play favorites

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.

By Click Track  |  03:21 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Click Track, Coda, Coda

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Lists: Three things that helped make Chancha Via Circuito the best DJ we’ve seen this year

The Argentine DJ made his Washington debut playing dreamy, exquisite swatches of cumbia.

By Chris Richards  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists, Last night's gig | Tags:  Chancha Via Circuito

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/29/2011

In concert: Greyson Chance at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

The 13-year-old has the talent to make it big, but still needs some practice.

By Dave McKenna  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Greyson Chance

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Album review: In Flagranti, “Worse for Wear”

Underrated European duo continues to churn out invigorating outsider disco.

By Chris Richards  |  10:54 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  In Flagranti

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Shakira, Iglesias, Prince Royce win big at Billboard Latin Music Awards; Rapper enters Guinness Book for longest freestyle; Bon Jovi to tour without Sambora

Iglesias takes home nine honors; Chiddy Bang rapper freestyles for over nine hours; New Jersey rock band to tour without guitarist while he’s in rehab.

By Chris Richards  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Shakira, Prince Royce, Enrique Iglesias, Chiddy Bang, Bon Jovi

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Taking sides: Which band besides the Strokes should you make sure to see at Sweetlife Festival?

Everyone will want to catch headliners the Strokes — but what other acts should you make sure to catch at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday?

By Click Track  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Sweetlife Festival, Girl Talk, Crystal Castles, U.S. Royalty

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Be specific: Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer talks about life as a crossover sensation

The young jazz pianist talks about his diverse collaborators and covers, as well as the mathematical element to jazz.

By Allison Stewart  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific | Tags:  Vijay Iyer

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/27/2011

In concert: A-Trak at U Street Music Hall

The former turntable champ continues his transition from DJ to rock star.

By Megan Buerger  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  A-Trak

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Lists: The Strokes’ 10 best songs

These are the 10 songs you should hope the band plays at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday.

By David Malitz  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  The Strokes

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/27/2011

In concert: Rise Against at 9:30 Club

It was a night of sincerity and dedications as the Chicago rockers played at a sold-out 9:30 Club.

By Dave McKenna  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Rise Against

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Beyonce drops new video for first lady’s “Let’s Move!” campaign

Superstar releases “Move Your Body” to help combat childhood obesity.

By Chris Richards  |  10:29 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News, News | Tags:  Beyonce

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Smashing Pumpkins to reissue their good albums; Odd Future sort of start own label; King of Leon come to Jiffy Lube Live

Smashing Pumpkins to reissue their good albums; Odd Future sort of start own label; King of Leon come to Jiffy Lube Live

By David Malitz  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Smashing Pumpkins, Odd Future, Kings of Leon, Lee "Scratch" Perry

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Album reviews: Steve Earle, “Alive” and Emmylou Harris, “Hard Bargain”

Two of alt-country’s biggest names return with new albums.

By Allison Stewart  |  02:18 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Quick spins: Times New Viking, Bootsy Collins, Holy Ghost!

By David Malitz, Bill Friskics-Warren and Allison Stewart  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Times New Viking, Bootsy Collins, Holy Ghost!

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Singles file: Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, My Morning Jacket

Three of pop’s most famous females team up for a remix.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, My Morning Jacket, Heavenly States, Spree Wilson, Dev

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/26/2011

R.I.P. punk trailblazer Poly Styrene and singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow; Lollapalooza announces lineup

The singer for original punk band X-Ray Spex passes away at the age of 53.

By David Malitz  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Poly Styrene, X-Ray Spex, Lollapalooza, Eminem, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Zola Jesus rises at Red Palace; David Kilgour keeps Kiwing; Aretha Franklin returns on “Fallon”

Zola Jesus rises at Red Palace; David Kilgour keeps Kiwing; Aretha Franklin returns on “Fallon”

By David Malitz  |  06:22 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Zola Jesus, David Kilgour, Aretha Franklin

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 04/25/2011

In concert: Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs at U Street Music Hall

Two emerging rappers displayed very different personas at Sunday night’s sold-out concert.

By David Malitz  |  05:37 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Play favorites with...Progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon

D.C.’s ubiquitous hip-hop experimentalist shares some of his favorite songs.

By Erin Williams  |  12:27 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Play favorites | Tags:  Christylez Bacon

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/25/2011

In concert: Kim Nazarian with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

By  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Beastie Boys stream new album at Madison Square Garden; Metallica and Slayer lead Big 4 in California

New Beastie Boys album; lots of metal in the desert.

By David Malitz  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Beastie Boys, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Musical memoirs: Which is worth a read?

A look at memoirs from Sammy Hagar, Kara DioGuardi, Queen, Prodigy and more

By Allison Stewart  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Sammy Hagar, Kara DioGuardi, Daniel Lanois, Prodigy, Queen, Nikki Sixx, Scott Weiland

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Album review: Cass McCombs, “Wit’s End”

Nomadic singer-songwriter’s latest is soft and sinister, but sometimes a little too monotonous.

By Chris Richards  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Cass McCombs

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Springsteen documentary screening in D.C. this weekend; The Game banned from Canada; Morrissey opens up

See old Springsteen footage on H Street this weekend.

By David Malitz  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Bruce Springsteen, The Game, Morrissey

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Lists: Five great reboot albums

Television, Bratmobile, Mission of Burma, Dinosaur Jr. and the Feelies were all able to make great albums after long breakups.

By David Malitz  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Television, The Feelies, Dinosaur Jr., Bratmobile, Mission of Burma

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Be specific: A-Trak on Barbra Streisand and Duck Sauce’s future

DJ A-Trak talks about getting the attention of Barbra Streisand with “Barbra Streisand” and working on a full-length album.

By Allison Stewart  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific | Tags:  A-Trak, Duck Sauce

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Foo Fighters top Billboard charts; Gaga gives in to Weird Al; Md. Gov loves Wye Oak

Foo Fighters top Billboard charts; Gaga gives in to Weird Al; Md. Gov loves Wye Oak

By David Malitz  |  10:54 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Weird Al Yankovic, Wye Oak

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/20/2011

R.I.P. TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith

The bassist for the popular art rock band passed away after battling lung cancer.

By David Malitz  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  TV on the Radio

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Be specific: Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam talks about his sexy new album (yes, sexy)

Sam Beam of Iron & Wine making sexy music? That’s what he says. Plus, what he won’t let his teenage daughters listen to.

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific | Tags:  Iron & Wine

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Hidden gems by Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Etta James

Hear some of the best deep cuts by three funk and soul legends before Saturday’s DJ night at the Black Cat celebrating their discographies.

By David Malitz  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Etta James

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/20/2011

R. Kelly visits Verizon Center in July; The National curating Grateful Dead tribute album; The Dude gets a deal

R. Kelly’s summer tour will bring him to D.C. in July. Indie rockers get set to pay tribute to the Grateful Dead. Jeff Bridges gets a record deal.

By David Malitz  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  R. Kelly, Grateful Dead, The National, Jeff Bridges

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Quick spins: Tune-Yards, Ralph Stanley, DJ Quik

Stellar new albums from one-woman experimental band Tune-Yards, bluegrass great Ralph Stanley and West Coast hip-hop icon DJ Quik.

By Patrick Foster, Bill Friskics-Warren and Allison Stewart  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Tune-Yards, Ralph Stanley, DJ Quik

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Singles file: Lady Gaga, Win Win, Wale

New songs from Lady Gaga, Win Win, Wale and more.

By Allison Stewart  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Lady Gaga, Win Win, Wale, Meek Mill, Blaqstarr, Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, U2, Jay-Z

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Ticketmaster unveils dynamic pricing; Elton John to return to Vegas; Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa skirmish?

Do cheaper tickets ... or more expensive tickets await?

By David Malitz  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ticketmaster, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, Elton John

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 04/18/2011

In concert: Chris Cornell at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

Soundgarden’s frontman plays a stripped-down set full of hits and covers.

By Dave McKenna  |  05:07 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Chris Cornell

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Week ahead: Two chances to see Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs, find those Record Store Day leftovers

Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs come to Jaxx and U Street Music Hall.

By David Malitz  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, The Strokes, Television

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Last night’s banter: Sharon Van Etten

One bad joke ruins the good vibes at an otherwise great Sharon Van Etten show at Red Palace.

By David Malitz  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Last night's banter | Tags:  Sharon Van Etten

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/18/2011

It’s finally happening: Animal Collective to play at Merriweather Post Pavilion

The indie rock favorites will perform on July 9 at the venue that provided the title for the band’s 2009 breakthrough album.

By David Malitz  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Animal Collective

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Play favorites with...Sheldon Scott, General Manager of Marvin

The general manager of one of D.C.’s favorite restaurants shares his favorite songs.

By Erin Williams  |  11:04 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Play favorites | Tags:  Play favorites

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Coachella recaps; Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow team up, hit Jiffy Lube Live

By David Malitz  |  10:10 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/15/2011

In concert: Cake at 9:30 Club

The first of the band’s three sold-out shows this weekend sure wasn’t lacking for banter or vibraslap.

By Chris Klimek  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Cake

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Avett Brothers’ dad relaunches his own musical career

Retired welder is a country singer in his own right, and he performs Sunday in Arlington.

By Chris Richards  |  02:13 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Avett

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Album review: Big K.R.I.T., “Returnof 4Eva”

The Mississippi newcomer demands attention on his spectacular new mixtape.

By Chris Richards  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Big K.R.I.T.

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Record Store Day is on Saturday — and here’s a map!

A local graphic designer has created a map of Washington record stores.

By Chris Richards  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news, Local news

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Tupac and Biggie files released by FBI; Odd Future’s Earl found?; LCD’s final show to DVD

Tupac and Biggie files released by FBI; Odd Future’s Earl found?; LCD’s final show to DVD

By David Malitz  |  10:10 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Odd Future, LCD Soundsystem

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Taking sides: Best little spring outdoor concert

Who would be the ideal artist to see at a little outdoor venue on a nice spring day?

By Click Track, In about an hour or so on this fine Thursday afternoon, we’re going to walk a few blocks to check out that chill bro, Toro y Moi, play a, free lunchtime show, outside of the Logan Circle location of Sweetgreen. (The same folks are bringing the Sweetlife Festival to Merriweather Post Pavilion in a few weeks.) And that got us thinking. While we are totally down to ride some chillwaves this afternoon, who would be our ideal act to see play a little lunchtime show on a sunny spring day? and --  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Toro y Moi, Kurt Vile, Wally Badarou, Adele

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Wiz Khalifa’s “Rolling Papers” tour coming to Merriweather; Adele tops Britney for Billboard No. 1

By David Malitz  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Wiz Khalifa, Adele, Britney Spears

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Wolf Trap announces 40th summer concert season

This year’s line-up includes Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Brian Wilson and Bright Eyes.

By Chris Richards  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/13/2011

That can be my next tweet: Pop stars edition

A new generator lets us imagine what the next tweets of our favorite musicians would be.

By David Malitz  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Twitter

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Click Track photographers Kyle Gustafson and Josh Sisk present “Full Speed or Nothing”

The gallery show at Baltimore’s Wind-Up Space will feature some of their best music photography.

By Click Track  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Click Track, Click Track

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Be specific: Freddie Gibbs talks about signing to Young Jeezy’s label

Rapper Freddie Gibbs is already an underground favorite. After signing with Young Jeezy’s label, he’s got his eyes on bigger things.

By Allison Stewart  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific | Tags:  Freddie Gibbs

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Coldplay fans play hard to get; My Morning Jacket releases new song; Charlie Crist apologizes to David Byrne

Don’t expect to get anything from a Coldplay fan on a first date; jam band superstars My Morning Jacket unveil their new single; David Byrne gets an apology from Charlie Crist.

By David Malitz  |  09:53 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, David Byrne, Blaqstarr

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Singles file: Rihanna, Beastie Boys, Sade

New songs from Rihanna, Beastie Boys, Sade

By Allison Stewart  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Rihanna, Britney Spears, Beastie Boys, Red Fang, Sade, Freelance Whales

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Album review: Paul Simon, “So Beautiful or So What”

The pop songwriting legend is in fine form on his latest.

By Joe Heim  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Paul Simon

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Quick spins: TV on the Radio; Jessie J; Alison Krauss

Reviews of new albums by art-rock group TV on the Radio, nascent pop star Jessie J and bluegrass favorite Alison Krauss.

By David Malitz, Allison Stewart and Bill Friskics-Warren  |  12:18 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  TV on the Radio, Jessie J, Alison Krauss

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Prince set for 21 concert run in L.A.; Nicki Minaj to open for Britney Spears this summer

The Purple One will play a whopping 21 shows in Los Angeles; Britney Spears chooses Nicki Minaj to upstage her on her summer tour.

By David Malitz  |  10:08 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Week ahead: TV on the Radio returns; Angie Stone unplugs at Park; Robyn graces our television screens

Planning your week? Check out the new TVOTR album, see Angie Stone give an acoustic performance at Park and stay up late to watch Robyn on Kimmel.

By Chris Richards  |  06:58 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  TV on the Radio, Angie Stone, Robyn

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 04/11/2011

In concert: Juanes at the Patriot Center

The Colombian pop idol elicited constant screams during a passionate performance at the Patriot Center.

By Dave McKenna  |  02:21 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Juanes

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Album review: Panda Bear, “Tomboy”

The Animal Collective member’s new solo album sounds more familiar than foreign.

By Chris Richards  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Panda Bear

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Play favorites with... 2009 Miss D.C. Jen Corey

The 2009 winner of the Miss District of Columbia pageant tells Click Track what she’s been listening to.

By Erin Williams  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Play favorites | Tags:  Play favorites

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/11/2011

In concert: Tiesto at D.C. Armory

The lauded Dutch DJ gave a refreshingly aggressive, variegated take on trance to a crowd of 10,000 at the D.C. Armory on Saturday.

By Megan Buerger  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/11/2011

In concert: Brett Eldredge at Cancun Cantina

The Nashville newcomer faced the challenge of keeping a live performance going when its biggest moment was utterly tragic.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Brett Eldredge

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/11/2011

White Stripes announce live album; Dylan plays Vietnam; Gucci Mane arrested again

Morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  White Stripes, Bob Dylan, Gucci Mane

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.

By Click Track  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Coda

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/08/2011

B-sides: Dave Grohl on his first musical memories, growing up punk and drumming for nerds

Grohl is one of the most garrulous rock stars alive. Here are some interview excerpts that didn’t make it into our Sunday Washington Post feature story.

By Chris Richards  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  B-sides | Tags:  Foo Fighters

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Dave Grohl, glancing back, blasting forward

The drummer-turned-Foo-Fighters-frontman has spent the past 17 years trying to outrun the noisy, generation-defining smog of Nirvana.

By Chris Richards  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Foo Fighters

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Album review: Magnetic Man, “Magnetic Man”

The British trio are pushing dubstep into pop terrain.

By Chris Richards  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  Magnetic Man

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/08/2011

In concert: “Acoustic Africa” at Lisner Auditorium

Thursday’s concert featured compelling collaborations from Habib Koite, Oliver Mtukudzi and Afel Bocoum.

By Mark Jenkins  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Habib Koite, Oliver Mtukudzi, Afel Bocoum

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Pop stars skip Earth Day on the Mall; Iggy Pop on “American Idol?”

The annual event will return in 2012; The Stooges frontman goes shirtless on “Idol.”

By Chris Richards  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Iggy Pop

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Be specific: Juanes on his heavy metal past

The global pop star talks about his metal years and what it’s like to be called The Bono of Latin America.

By Allison Stewart  |  06:10 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific | Tags:  Juanes

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 04/07/2011

In concert: Marsha Ambrosius at Birchmere

The former Floetry singer moaned and cooed through her Wednesday night perfomance at the Birchmere.

By Dave McKenna  |  01:50 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Marsha Ambrosius

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Bob Dylan plays China; Grammys drop 31 categories; Britney Spears tops Billboard

The Chinese government says it pre-approved the rock legend’s set list; The Recording Academy has slimmed-down next year’s awards; Britney Spears has her sixth chart-topping album

By Chris Richards  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/06/2011

In concert: Destroyer at Black Cat

Dan Bejar’s band didn’t sound soft or lite Tuesday night, performing at a crowded Black Cat.

By Mark Jenkins  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/06/2011

In concert: Widespread Panic at Warner Theatre

If jam band fans are the Trekkies of the rock world, what does that make Widespread Panic?

By Aaron Leitko  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Be specific: Aimee Mann talks about her musical-in-progress

The songwriter talks to Click Track about her upcoming gigs at the Birchmere and her long-gestating musical.

By Allison Stewart  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific | Tags:  Aimee Mann

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Al Green, Steely Dan, Captain Beefheart recordings headed to Library of Congress; Britney Spears songwriter defends Britney Spears; Bryan Ferry falls ill

The Library of Congress adds 25 recordings to its registry; One of Britney’s songwriters is blogging in the superstar’s defense; Brit rock vet Ferry checks in to the hospital

By Chris Richards  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Al Green, Captain Beefheart, De La Soul, John Fahey, Tammy Wynette, Bryan Ferry, Britney Spears, Steely Dan

Posted at 03:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Local news: Library of Congress selects 25 recordings for its collection (audio)

Recordings of humpback whale songs, groundbreaking rappers and GOP campaign strategists are all headed to the Library of Congress on Wednesday, where they will be named to the library’s National Recording Registry.

By Chris Richards  |  03:00 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Singles file: Birdman, Boris, Kingpen Slim, Big Boi, Alex Winston

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

By Allison Stewart  |  05:34 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file, Singles file | Tags:  Birdman, Big Boi, Matt and Kim, Alex Winston, Boris, Kingpen Slim

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Quick spins: Ha Ha Tonka; Craig Campbell; Robbie Robertson

Reviews of the new albums from Ha Ha Tonka, Craig Campbell and Robbie Robertson

By Patrick Foster, Bill Friskics-Warren and Allison Stewart  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Ha Ha Tonka, Robbie Roberton, Craig Campbell

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/05/2011

King of Leon documentary on the way; Rolling Stone cover ain’t what it used to be

The Kings’ doc will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival; Rolling Stone is asking readers to vote for an upcoming cover star

By Chris Richards  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Week ahead: Destroyer goes “Kaputt” at Black Cat; Craig Campbell makes a fine debut; Will Carrie Underwood bring her whip to the “Tonight Show?”

Planning your week? Dan Bejar of Destroeyr will perform in Washington on Tuesday, Craig Campbell’s winning debut is out Tuesday and Carrie Underwood will visit Jay Leno on Wednesday.

By Chris Richards  |  06:11 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Click Track, Future days, Future days | Tags:  Destroyer, Craig Campbell, Carrie Underwood

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

Play favorites with... Angela Rye of the Congressional Black Caucus

The executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus tells Click Track what she’s been listening to lately.

By Erin Williams  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Click Track, Click Track, Play favorites, Play favorites | Tags:  Play favorites

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 04/04/2011

In concert: Lil Wayne at Verizon Center

The resurgent rapper, making his first Washington appearance since serving eight months in prison, was in top form at a sold-out concert.

By Chris Richards  |  11:28 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Click Track, In concert, In concert | Tags:  Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 04/04/2011

In concert: Ginuwine at DAR Constitution Hall

The local R&B star brought a bag of antics to the stage, but not enough variety.

By John Murph  |  11:24 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert, In concert | Tags:  Ginuwine

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Taylor Swift takes top honors at ACMs; Ke$ha coming to Wa$hington; Weezer to play DC101 concert

The country singer wins entertainer of the year; Ke$ha’s “Get $leazy” tour is D.C. bound.; Weezer will headline DC 101’s annual chili cook-off

By Chris Richards  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Ke$ha, A Perfect Circle

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Coda: Goodbye, LCD; Kanye collabo wishlist; New Fat Trel mixtape

We wrap up another week on Click Track — and grab the new Fat Trel mixtape, “April Foolz”

By Click Track  |  05:14 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Coda

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Album review: Bill Callahan, “Apocalypse”

The former Smog singer writes outsider folk tunes that feel both simple and strange.

By Chris Richards  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews, Album reviews | Tags:  Bill Callahan

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 04/01/2011

John Mellencamp and Stephen King make a musical; Rebecca Black talks (some more) about “Friday”

The heartland rocker and the horror novelist’s musical is set to make its big premiere in 2012; The internet-famous singer takes MTV through her video, frame by frame.

By Chris Richards  |  11:01 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click, Morning click | Tags:  John Mellencamp, Rebecca Black

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Taking sides: Who should Kanye collaborate with instead?

Click Track’s contributors debate who Kanye should work with instead of Jay-Z.

By Click Track  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Kanye West, Jay-Z, Bon Iver, Justin Vernon, Nicki Ninajl, RZA

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 03/31/2011

NBA to investigate Jay-Z; Springsteen pens letter to editor of local paper; Celebrate Marvin Gaye Day

Jay-Z might be in trouble after going into the Kentucky locker room; The Boss criticizes tax cuts in New Jersey; Washingtonians celebrate hometown hero Marvin Gaye on Saturday

By Chris Richards  |  09:47 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click, Morning click | Tags:  Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Marvin Gaye

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/03/2011

Beyonce drops new video for first lady’s “Let’s Move!” campaign

The video reimagines her 2007 hit “Get Me Bodied” as “Move Your Body” in an effort to combat childhood obesity.

By Chris Richards  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News, News | Tags:  Beyonce

 

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