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Click Track: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Coda: Cashing in on Cash, the next Simon Cowell, Ke$ha's odd influences

Have we finally heard enough from the Man in Black? Another busy week under our belts at Click Track. The most popular post debated whether Johnny Cash has been over-memorialized. We said sad goodbyes to R&B icon Teddy Pendergrass...

By David Malitz  |  January 15, 2010; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Will Wizards fans ever dance to DJ Class's 'Tear Da Club Up' again?

Baltimore club producer DJ Class. (Photo courtesy the artist) By Chris Richards Ask Washington Wizards faithful about their favorite Gilbert Arenas-era memory, and they might flash back to an ecstatic Friday night in May 2005. Arenas was basking in...

By Chris Richards  |  January 15, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In today's Post  | Tags: Baltimore club, DJ Class, Kanye West  
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As heard on TV... "Jersey Shore"

Who is this? Why, it's Locksley. Surely you remember their song from the scene in which Vinny graciously takes the Situation's sister home from the club in a most gentlemanly manner. There's no easy way to say this: Next week...

By Allison Stewart  |  January 15, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  As heard on TV  | Tags: Jersey Shore  
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Discographically Speaking: Timbaland

Late R&B superstar Aaliyah was the beneficiary of many of Timbaland's best beats . Producer extraordinaire Timbaland is set to drop by the 9:30 club on Saturday night to promote his album, “Shock Value II,” the latest in a series...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  January 15, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Discographically speaking  | Tags: Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelis, Missy Elliott, Timbaland  
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Wale to Headline Haiti Benefit Show

Wale to play benefit show on Monday (Photo by Jonathan Newton/TWP) IMP has announced that Wale will headline a benefit show at the 9:30 club on Monday, January 18th, with all proceeds going toward organizations conducting disaster relief in Haiti....

By Ally Schweitzer  |  January 15, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: Kingpen Slim, Phil Ade, Tabi Bonney, Wale, X.O.  
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Morning click: Wyclef raises $1 million for Haiti, Kelis fires back at PETA

Wyclef Jean arrives in Haiti earlier this week (Photo by Lynne Sladky/AP) - Musician Wyclef Jean has raised a record-breaking $1 million for disaster relief in Haiti through text messaging alone. Boosted by a robust Internet campaign and numerous celebrity...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  January 15, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: kelis, wyclef jean  
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Taking sides: Has Johnny Cash been over-memorialized?

The Man in Black in 1996, the year he was honored by the Kennedy Center (Photo by Jonathan Wilson/FTWP) At parties, at concerts, on dates and even on job interviews, we've heard this dreaded phrase: "I don't like country music......

By Chris Richards  |  January 14, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Taking sides  | Tags: Johnny Cash  
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Archive: Remembering Teddy Pendergrass

Pendergrass in Washington, 1976 (Photo by Ellsworth Davis/TWP) As fans mourn the death of R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass, Click Track dug into the Washington Post archives for vintage reviews and photographs of the soul icon. And for a look at...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  January 14, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Archive  | Tags: Teddy Pendergrass  
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Ke$ha's 'Animal' moves to the top of Billboard album chart

Move over Susan Boyle. Pop's new party "Animal" is No. 1. (Courtesy of RCA) By Chris Richards When was the last time a pop star really repulsed you? Not puzzled you like Lady Gaga or exhausted you like the Black...

By Chris Richards  |  January 14, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  In today's Post  | Tags: Ke$ha  
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Morning click: R&B icon Teddy Pendergrass, reggae great Yabby You pass away

- R&B chart topper Teddy Pendergrass passed away Wednesday at the age of 59. Late-'70s hits such as "Close the Door," "I Don't Love You Anymore," "Turn Off the Lights" and "Love T.K.O." established Pendergrass as one of the...

By David Malitz  |  January 14, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Teddy Pendergrass, Yabby You  
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News: R.I.P. Jay Reatard

They didn't come much more punk rock than Jay Reatard. Smashmouth punk rocker Jay Reatard died Tuesday night, according to his one-time label Goner Records. The news was confirmed by his hometown paper the Memphis Commercial Appeal and his current...

By David Malitz  |  January 13, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News  | Tags: Jay Reatard  
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In concert: Julian Casablancas

Last night, Julian Casablancas was not so good at 9:30 club. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Klimek The New York City that birthed The Strokes' 2001 debut "Is This It?," was as bright and prosperous as the NYC...

By David Malitz  |  January 13, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags: Julian Casablancas  
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Morning click: M.I.A. has a new video (we think), Guyliner abounds on the "Alice" soundtrack

M.I.A.: Unambiguous hater of the Times; ambiguous creator of mysterious music video. - After a busy week of attacking the New York Times via Twitter, caps lock-loving British pop artist M.I.A. has revealed what appears to be a new music...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  January 13, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Lloyd Banks, M.I.A., Pill  
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Really Quick Spin: Gucci Mane and Diplo, "Free Gucci (Best of the Cold War Mixtapes)"

Gucci Mane won’t be around for a while—in November the rapper was sentenced to 12 months in jail for a probation violation—so “Diplo Presents: Free Gucci (Best of the Cold War Mixtapes)” is one of what will likely be...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  January 12, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Really quick spins  | Tags: Diplo, Flying Lotus, Gucci Mane, Memory Tapes  
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Speculation: Replacing Simon Cowell

"American Idol" will be a lot less sarcastic and V-necky once Simon Cowell leaves the show. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images) Simon Cowell is set to vacate his "American Idol" judging chair, and we've got questions about his potential replacement....

By Allison Stewart  |  January 12, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Speculation  | Tags: American Idol  
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Singles file: Justin Vernon, Mariah f. Nicki Minaj, Quasi, Tony Yayo

Justin Vernon's pre-Bon Iver work is unearthed. By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind. Justin Vernon: "Song for a Lover of Long Ago" Back before Vernon fronted the wintry, falsetto-happy Bon Iver, he released...

By David Malitz  |  January 12, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags: Justin Vernon, Maino, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Quasi, Tony Yayo  
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Album review: OK Go, "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky"

By Allison Stewart You know them best for their '06 hit, "Here It Goes Again," the video of which was viewed umpteen million times on YouTube. But OK Go, whose slight, likable new disc, "Of the Blue Colour of...

By David Malitz  |  January 12, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: OK Go  
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Album review: Omarion, "Ollusion"

By Sarah Godfrey Singer Omarion managed to carve out a decent solo career for himself following the 2004 breakup of his teen R&B group, B2K: He recorded a couple of decent solo albums, picked up a few movie roles...

By David Malitz  |  January 12, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: Omarion  
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Album review: Owen Pallett, "Heartland"

By David Malitz With the release of a few more albums like Owen Pallett's "Heartland," Activision might want to get cracking on the next installment of its popular video game series: Violin Hero. Pallett -- known as Final Fantasy...

By David Malitz  |  January 12, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: Owen Pallett  
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Morning click: Yoko reforms Plastic Ono Band, Wale lets go-go beef simmer

Yoko Ono is getting the band back together -- and what a band it is. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach) - Yoko Ono is reforming her Plastic Ono Band for a Feb. 16 performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in...

By Chris Richards  |  January 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Carole King, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Joanna Newsom, Paul Simon, Sonic Youth, Spoon, Wale, Yoko Ono  
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Riffs: Pavement and the art of the shrewdly calculated reunion tour

"I've got a lot of things I want to sell, because I need money to buy tickets to more Pavement shows." Stephen Malkmus is getting the band back together. The big alt-rock moneymaker of 2010 promises to be the long-inevitable...

By David Malitz  |  January 11, 2010; 7:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Riffs  | Tags: Pavement  
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Future days: Casablancas comes to 9:30, Mos Def does "Austin City Limits"

Tomorrow night, he said, oh baby I'll be in town. (RCA Records) In concert: A couple months ago Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas released his debut solo album, "Phrazes for the Young." The world mostly shrugged. Then a few weeks...

By David Malitz  |  January 11, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Future days  | Tags: Brian Fallon, Julian Casablancas, K'naan, Ke$ha, Mos Def, OK Go, Vampire Weekend  
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Lists: The ten most interesting influences on Ke$ha's MySpace page

Ke$ha: Actually a recovering '90s college radio DJ? Early projections show that pop newcomer Ke$ha might dethrone the mighty Susan Boyle from the top slot on this week's Billboard albums chart, leaving many to wonder: "Really?" The singer's gutter-pop aesthetic...

By Chris Richards  |  January 11, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Lists  | Tags: Ke$ha  
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Local News: It's official! Nissan Pavilion is now Jiffy Lube Live

The venue formerly known as Nissan Pavilion: Jiffy Lube Live. Over the weekend, we had a little fun with the advance buzz that Nissan Pavilion in Bristow would be changing its name to Jiffy Lube Live. We hope you...

By Chris Richards  |  January 11, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: Jiffy Lube Live, Nissan Pavilion  
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Morning click: Kenna climbs Kilimanjaro, Lloyd Banks arrested

Kenna and Jessica Biel climb to the top of a mountain. No punchline, just news. - Another week, another star-studded trek to the summit of Mount Kiliminjaro. Yep, that's right. Kenna, Lupe Fiasco and Santigold (Jessica Biel and Emile Hirsch,...

By David Malitz  |  January 11, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Amadou and Mariam, Animal Collective, Kenna, Lloyd Banks, Lupe Fiasco, Santigold  
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