Click Track: UCB

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/27/2010

Week ahead: Cop that UCB mixtape; Walkmen to play weird NYE gala; Country stars serenade Merle Haggard on your TV screen

Local go-go heroes UCB have a new mixtape out. (Publicity photo courtesy the artist.) If you buy one album tomorrow, make it: The new UCB mixtape "The Blend" available for free download right here. We'll have a quick review of...

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Brad Paisley, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, UCB, Walkmen, Willie Nelson

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/22/2010

UCB drops new mixtape, Sufjan Stevens drops new Christmas tunes, Velvet Revolver exists!

- Local go-go juggernaut UCB dropped its new mixtape "The Blend" on Tuesday, and celebrated with a performance alongside Wale at the 9:30 Club last night. Grab the mixtape here and check back for a review on Click Track...

By Chris Richards  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, The National, UCB, Velvet Revolver, Wale

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/13/2010

Riffs: The Board Adminstration showcase at U Street Music Hall and the magic of free CDRs

Fans were offered a cornucopia of compact discs at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday night. By Chris Richards Tuesday night, in the subterranean bass temple that is U Street Music Hall, hometown rap star Wale introduced fans to the...

By Chris Richards  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Black Cobain, Fat Trel, Tiara Thomas, UCB, Wale

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/11/2010

Week ahead: Wale's proteges to storm U Hall; The Band Perry makes its cute-creepy debut; My Morning Jacket dominates late night television

Fat Trel and Black Cobain perform at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday. (Courtesy of the artist) By Chris Richards If you go to one concert this week, make it: The Board Administration -- a new rap-R&B-go-go crew operating...

By Chris Richards  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Black Cobain, Fat Trel, My Morning Jacket, The Band Perry, Tiara Thomas, UCB, Wale

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 08/06/2010

Kanye West previews "Power" video; Arcade Fire webcast from New York; Weezer go indie

Kanye's new video teaser is even more EPIC than the chain he's wearing in this photograph. (AP/Matt Sayles.) By Chris Richards - Last night, if you didn't leave your home to see the awesome Gordo Brega/UCB show at Venus like...

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 08/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Beach Boys, Gordo Brega, Kanye West, Katy Perry, UCB, Weezer

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/27/2010

Singles file: Tennis, U.C.B. f. Wale, the Vaselines

Tennis, anyone? By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Tennis: "Baltimore" The husband-and-wife duo craft a peppy, lo-fi ode to Charm City. U.C.B. featuring Wale: "Diana" The DMV go-go all-stars team with frequent collaborator...

By Allison Stewart  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Bun B., Chip Tha Rapper, Chuck INglish, Dan Auerbach, Freddie Gibbs, Tennis, The Kleptones, The Vaselines, U.C.B., Wale

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/02/2010

Really quick spin: "Up and Up presents... Gods'Illa The Album"

Hip-hop fans are sick of both overly preachy and hard-partying rappers -- most artists are aware of this, but the trio Gods’Illa actually tackles the problem. On their debut album, “Up and Up Presents…Gods’Illa the Album,” brothers Acem, Truth...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Acem, Black Boo, Gods'Illa, Gods'Illa the Album, Powerful, Truth, UCB

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/18/2009

Last night's gig: UCB at Commonwealth

Taiwo Hassan performs with UCB at a packed Stussy store Thursday night. (Photo by Adrian Carter/Stussy) Some of the city’s best-dressed teenagers squeezed into the Stussy store on Florida Ave. NW, Thursday, to watch go-go troupe UCB crank out a...

By Chris Richards  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Last night's gig | Tags:  UCB, go-go