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Click Track: February, 2012

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.

 

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