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Click Track: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Coda: Dylan at the White House, Trey at 9:30 and Wanda Jackson on Jack White

Trey Anastasio played through the blizzard at 9:30 club. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Click Track spent most of the week with Sleater-Kinney's "Dig Me Out" running through our collective mind. Here's what we were up to in between the...

By David Malitz  |  February 12, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Riffs: Decoding John Mayer's YouTube apology

Richard Nixon had his “Checkers” speech. Hugh Grant had his “Tonight Show” Divine Brown apologia. And now, John Mayer has his Sommet Center speech, given onstage in Nashville on Wednesday night in an attempt to short circuit the “John...

By Allison Stewart  |  February 12, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News  | Tags: John Mayer  
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Local news: Bluegrass and jazz festivals come to Washington

Festival season is almost upon us. With Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Coachella, and SXSW all right around the corner, two upstart festivals are launching in the Washington area that should help you save money on airfare...

By Chris Richards  |  February 12, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Be specific: Wanda Jackson on recording with Jack White

Wanda Jackson's latest project finds her working with Jack White. The Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, visits the Black Cat tonight. She was breaking rock-and-roll barriers more than 50 years ago - "I changed the way country music girls dressed...

By David Malitz  |  February 12, 2010; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags: Jack White, Wanda Jackson  
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Local news: Record Fair DJs share their dream finds

The winter edition of the semi-annual D.C. Record Fair is this Sunday, giving vinyl obsessives - and non-obsessives as well - a chance to dig through the crates of 30 East Coast dealers in an effort to find rarities, new...

By David Malitz  |  February 12, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: Animal Collective, Bluebrain, Casper Bangs, Fugazi, Kid Congo Powers, Thievery Corporation  
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Morning click: Black Eyed Peas are all-time #1 on iTunes; Dre sues Death Row; Limp Bizkit still good for a laugh

The Black Eyed Peas have the all-time bestselling song on iTunes. (Photo by Annette Brown/Getty Images) - As the iTunes store approaches 10 billion downloads, Apple has released a list of their ten best-selling songs, ever. The top slot goes...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  February 12, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Black Eyed Peas, Dr. Dre, Limp Bizkit  
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Taking sides: David Malitz argues with himself

It's your own fault for being in a position to care about what John Mayer says, one way or the other. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) Because that's what happens when you are snowed in. So here are some of this...

By David Malitz  |  February 11, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Taking sides  | Tags: Bonnaroo, Coachella, John Mayer  
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Morning click: Wale fights cabin fever, Thom Yorke goes Green, Eric Clapton summons guitar heroes

Wale phoned fans on Wednesday. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/TWP) - As a historic blizzard battered Washington Wednesday, local rapper Wale decided to battle cabin fever by calling his fans on the telephone. Those who follow Wale on Twitter could send...

By Chris Richards  |  February 11, 2010; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Bert Jansch, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Joao Gilberto, John Mayer, Thom Yorke, Wale, the Allman Brothers Band  
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In concert: Trey Anastasio

Phish's Trey Anastasio played for his adoring fans at 9:30 club Tuesday. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz (Note: This review is of the first set only. Due to weather, had to leave early.) Does any musician have...

By David Malitz  |  February 10, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags: Trey Anastasio  
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In concert: Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin's first ever Washington visit packed the French Embassy. (Kate Barry) By Michele Langevine Leiby “I didn't think anyone would come at all,” the celebrity chanteuse Jane Birkin marveled to a full house of 300 blizzard-braving fans at...

By David Malitz  |  February 10, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags: Jane Birkin  
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At the White House, civil rights in song

Yolanda Adams performs in the East Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) By Chris Richards The White House has played host to scores of musicians since President Obama took office last year, but the talent assembled at snowy...

By Chris Richards  |  February 10, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert , In today's Post  | Tags: Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Joan Baez, John Mellencamp, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, White House, Yolanda Adams  
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Morning click: Lil Wayne isn't going to jail yet!, MTV officially no longer a music channel

Lil Wayne's prison sentence has been delayed until March. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) - Lil Wayne has a few more weeks as a free man-- all thanks to his dentist. AP reports that the rapper's one-year prison term for weapons possession--...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  February 10, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Bonnaroo, Daryl Hall, Dave Matthews Band, Jay-Z, Jersey Shore, Kings of Leon, Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder, Weezer  
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Be specific: B.o.B aka Bobby Ray on being rabidly anticipated

B.o.B.: Hailing a water-taxi to rap super-stardom. Or something. Even though it has become common for signed rappers to release a bounty of freestyles and mixtapes before getting around to fulfilling the terms of their record deals, B.o.B has taken...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  February 9, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags: B.o.B, Bobby Ray, May 25, The Adventures of Bobby Ray  
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Album review: Sade, "Soldier of Love"

Worth the wait: Sade's first album in 10 years is a triumph. By Chris Richards Absence makes the heart grow . . . what is it again? Ruminative? Bereft? So it seems from Sade's new album "Soldier of Love" -...

By David Malitz  |  February 9, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Album reviews  | Tags: Sade  
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Singles file: Free Energy, Big Pun, DJ Still Life

Philly classic rock revivalists Free Energy get production assistance from LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind. Free Energy: "Hope Child" AC/DC meets Spoon on the Philly band's new track,...

By David Malitz  |  February 9, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags: Big Pun, Busy Signal, DJ Still Life, Free Energy, Josh Rouse  
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Album review: Josh Turner, "Haywire"

By Bill Friskics-Warren An ardent neo-traditionalist, Josh Turner has built a career out of steadfastness, not just by making reliably strong records but also, in song after sturdily crafted song, by extolling the virtues of monogamy and commitment. The...

By David Malitz  |  February 9, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: Josh Turner  
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Album review: TobyMac, "Tonight"

By Allison Stewart If Christian rock were like actual rock, TobyMac would be Chris Daughtry. A former member of celebrated trio DC Talk and now a solo star in his own right, he's one of the few Christian rock...

By David Malitz  |  February 9, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: TobyMac  
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Album review: Gil Scott-Heron, "I'm New Here"

By Jesse Serwer Gil Scott-Heron, the hip-hop progenitor known for his raw '70s agitprop, has always made music requiring undivided attention. But "I'm New Here," his first LP in 16 years, is intense even for the guy who gave...

By David Malitz  |  February 9, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: Gil Scott-Heron  
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Morning click: Bobby and Baez?, Jackson's doctor charged, Weezy parties before prison

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan performed together in 1963; will they in 2010? - Might Bob Dylan and Joan Baez have a little reunion together tomorrow? Baez was a late addition to Wednesday's "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights...

By David Malitz  |  February 9, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Lil Wayne, Michael Jackson  
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Week Ahead: Al Green hits town, Sade's long-awaited album

Al Green will help you get in a Valentine's Day mood. (Richard A. Lipski/TWP) In concert: The obvious caveat here is that the remains of this weekend's storm and the effects of the upcoming storm may wreak some havoc,...

By David Malitz  |  February 8, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Future days  | Tags: Al Green, Hot Chip, Sade, The Soft Pack  
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As heard on TV: The Who's ho-hum halftime

The Who on CBS - synergy at its finest. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes) Blame Janet Jackson. Ever since her 2004 wardrobe malfunction, Super Bowl halftime shows have become veritable quilting bees - sedate, spectacle-free outings featuring classic rock stalwarts less likely to...

By Allison Stewart  |  February 8, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  As heard on TV  | Tags: The Who  
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Morning click: Pitchfork headliners announced; Phoenix does film soundtrack

Duh: Pavement to headline Pitchfork Music Festival (Photo from Wikipedia Commons) - The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival headliners were announced Friday and David Malitz predicted right: Pavement will top the Chicago festival on Sunday, with Modest Mouse and LCD Soundsystem...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  February 8, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: LCD Soundsystem, Modest Mouse, Oasis, Pavement, Phoenix  
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