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Click Track: December 13, 2009 - December 19, 2009

Coda: Maxwell tops the list, Debating Samberg, lots of Christmas in Washington

Maxwell topped the list of best albums of 2009. (Photo by Edward M. Pio Roda) That was a whirlwind first week. Well, half week. We remembered how much we liked it when a semester started on a Wednesday, so...

By David Malitz  |  December 18, 2009; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Coda  
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In Sunday's Post: Bieber-mania begins

Is America about to come down with a case of Bieber fever? (Photo by Edward M. Pio Roda) Last Sunday Chris Richards went to the "Christmas in Washington" taping and got to hang out with nascent pop star, 15-year-old Justin...

By David Malitz  |  December 18, 2009; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  In today's Post  | Tags: Christmas in Washington, Justin Bieber  
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Be specific: Publicist's Sebastian Thomson on European touring

Publicist - aka Sebastian Thomson - makes a rare trip to the U.S. for some shows, including one Friday the Velvet Lounge. Sebastian Thomson, drummer for synth stalwarts Trans Am as well as the one-man funk force that is...

By David Malitz  |  December 18, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags: Publicist  
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Local news: Julian Koster's Christmas carol tour comes to town

Julian Koster puts a new spin on Christmas caroling. (Courtesy of Merge Records) Christmas caroling seems like a relic from a bygone era, something you only see in old movies or TV shows. So leave it to an indie rock...

By David Malitz  |  December 18, 2009; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: Christmas, Julian Koster, The Music Tapes  
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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  |  December 18, 2009; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Last night's gig  | Tags: UCB, go-go  
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B-Sides: Sugarland and Rob Thomas at "Christmas in Washington"

Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland perform as part of the "Christmas in Washington" special. (Photo by Edward M. Pio Roda) Last weekend, I visited the National Building Museum for the taping of “Christmas in Washington,” the annual holiday...

By Chris Richards  |  December 18, 2009; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  B-sides  | Tags: Rob Thomas, Sugarland  
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Morning click: Frusciante quits the Chili Peppers, Kid Cudi quits Gaga tour, Zappa bust lands in Baltimore

John Frusciante quits the Red Hot Chili Peppers - again. - Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has quit the band according to a post on his MySpace page. “To put it simply, my musical interests have led me...

By Chris Richards  |  December 18, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Frank Zappa, John Frusciante, Kid Cudi, Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers  
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Quoted: Usher on emotional concert experiences

Usher wassailing at the National Building Museum, Sunday. (Photo by Edward M. Pio Roda) In 2009, Usher has performed some of the most emotional gigs of his life: President Obama's inauguration in January and Michael Jackson's memorial service in...

By Chris Richards  |  December 17, 2009; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quoted  | Tags: Christmas in Washington, Usher  
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Local news: 9:30 club and D.C. Central Kitchen team up to kick hunger in the, um...

This holiday season, the 9:30 club has partnered up with D.C. Central Kitchen to battle hunger in Washington. The kitchen provides meals to those in need and 9:30 club patrons can help support that goal by purchasing a t-shirt emblazoned...

By Chris Richards  |  December 17, 2009; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: 9:30 club  
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Be specific: Local indie label Underwater Peoples on why vinyl trumps CD and MP3

Ari Stern runs all-vinyl label Underwater Peoples from his living room in D.C. (Michael Temchine/FTWP) Underwater Peoples, the indie-pop label that Ari Stern runs out of the living room in his D.C. apartment, has had a good first year. It's...

By David Malitz  |  December 17, 2009; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags: Alex Bleecker, Real Estate, Underwater Peoples, vinyl  
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Taking sides: Should Andy Samberg win a Grammy?

Should this guy beat Jay-Z for a rap Grammy? Welcome to Taking sides -- our weekly post where Click Track's contributors argue over the week's juiciest morsels of music news. This week's topic: the rap on comedy rap... Funnyman Andy...

By Chris Richards  |  December 17, 2009; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Taking sides  | Tags: Andy Samberg, Grammys, Lonely Island, T-Pain  
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Morning click: Boyle bests Brown, STP readies new album

Consumers continue to give the thumbs up to Susan Boyle's debut album. (REUTERS/David Moir) - The new Billboard charts contain few surprises. Susan Boyle continues to dominate, moving a massive 582,000 units last week, bringing her three-week total to 1.8...

By David Malitz  |  December 17, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, Stone Temple Pilots, Susan Boyle, Yeasayer  
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Discussions: Chris Richards and David Malitz on the most influential pop stars of the decade.

The '00s were great to Beyonce. Might the '10s be even better? (Marcus Yam/The Washington Post) Pundits have dubbed the dwindling Aughties “the decade without authority,” and from one look into our souls (i.e. iPods), they might be right. This...

By Chris Richards  |  December 16, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Discussions  
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In concert: Raekwon

Raekwon's 9:30 club show Tuesday lacked the fire of his fantastic 2009 album "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2." (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Sarah Godfrey Raekwon has figured out how to beat the dreaded sophomore curse -...

By Chris Richards  |  December 16, 2009; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags: 9:30 club, Raekwon  
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Lists: Washington Post pop critic Chris Richards picks his top 10 albums of 2009

Neo-soulman Maxwell's comeback album “BLACKsummers’night” was 2009's best. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Tis the season for obsessive list making and I’m proud to offer my annual contribution to the pile: The Best Albums of 2009. And while this top ten list doesn’t...

By Chris Richards  |  December 16, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Lists  | Tags: Animal Collective, Avenutra, Best of 2009, Brad Paisley, DJ Quik, Jon Hassell, Kurupt, Maxwell, Paramore, Phoenix, Wale, jj  
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Morning Click: Iggy heads to the Hall, Weezy leaks via snail mail, Mimi comes to Washington

Iggy Pop, shown here at the 2008 Virgin Mobile Festival, finally made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his proto-punk band the Stooges. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

By Chris Richards  |  December 16, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, The Hollies, The Stooges  
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Introducing: Click Track

Welcome to Click Track – The Washington Post Pop Music Blog. Click Track will be your daily guide through the sprawling 21st century popscape, covering everything from roots rock to street rap, gospel to go-go, bluegrass to bachata, and beyond....

By Chris Richards  |  December 16, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Meet the Bloggers...

- Chris Richards is the Washington Post's pop music critic. He doesn't love Pavement as much as you do. You should follow him on Twitter. - David Malitz is a Washington Post staff writer. He loves Pavement way more than...

By David Malitz  |  December 16, 2009; 4:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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