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

Coda: Learning about Latin hip-hop and Gilberto Gil's influence, Titus Andronicus goes big

Readers like Lil Wayne's chances of making a great post-prison album. (Sarah L. Voisin) We had quite the intriguing lineup of interview subjects this week. Gordon Brega talked Latin hip-hop, Gilberto Gil discussed his influence on younger artists and...

By David Malitz  |  March 12, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Coda  
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Be specific: Dam-Funk on staying true to his sound, the generation gap and Todd Rundgren

Dam-Funk - a big fan of Todd Rundgren. (Matthew Scott) By David Malitz In today's Weekend section I wrote about four on-the-rise acts hitting D.C. this month that I'm expecting big things from in the future. Those include Free Energy,...

By David Malitz  |  March 12, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags: Dam-Funk  
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Local News: DMV Hip-Hop Releases

By Sarah Godrey New projects from Nu' the Mayor and ScholarMan; The Five One embarks on a road trip to SXSW. Nu’ the Mayor, “Who is Nu?' Vol. 1," Hosted by DJ Quicksilva Nu’ the Mayor teams with DJ Quicksilva,...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  March 12, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: Nu the Mayor, ScholarMan, The Five One  
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Morning click: Pearl Jam announces tour; Lady Gaga and Beyonce's insane new video

Pearl Jam hits the Lube May 23rd. (AP Photo/Yui Mok, PA) By Ally Schweitzer - Pearl Jam announced spring tour dates yesterday. The band plays Jiffy Lube Live with Band of Horses on May 23rd. Tickets go on sale March...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  March 12, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd  
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Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Chris Richards  |  March 12, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Be Specific: Brazilian icon Gilberto Gil discusses his indie rock acolytes

Gilberto Gil has found fans with a younger generation of musicians.(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) By Allison Stewart A beloved Brazilian musical icon and onetime political refugee, Tropicália pioneer Gilberto Gil also acted as Brazil’s Minister of Culture from 2003-2008 before resigning...

By Allison Stewart  |  March 11, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags: Gilberto Gil  
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In concert: Title Tracks

Title Tracks drew inspiration from late-'70s British acts during its Wednesday show at the Black Cat. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Dave McKenna John Davis has been easy to spot around town for a long while now, either behind...

By David Malitz  |  March 11, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags: Title Tracks  
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Taking sides: Will Lil Wayne write his masterpiece in prison?

T.I., Lil Wayne (both pictured above), Gucci Mane and Lil Boosie are currently crafting rhymes while serving time. (Patrick Hoelck; AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) After delays involving dental surgery and courthouse fires, the fates refused to intervene on Monday when rapper...

By Chris Richards  |  March 11, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Taking sides  | Tags: Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie, Lil Wayne, T.I.  
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Morning click: OK Go-es it alone, Beck records with St. Vincent and Os Mutantes

By David Malitz - Seven million (and counting) YouTube hits can't be wrong. Even after winning a battle with its record label, EMI, to allow its videos to be embedded on Web sites (see above!) OK Go has decided...

By David Malitz  |  March 11, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Beck, Lady Antebellum, OK Go, St. Vincent  
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Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Ally Schweitzer  |  March 11, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Jersey? Sure: New albums from Ted Leo and Titus Andronicus

Ted Leo has reached the point in his career where a review of a new album doesn't really serve all that much of a purpose. The indie-rock stalwart has more than proven his worth over the past two decades,...

By David Malitz  |  March 10, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Really quick spins  | Tags: Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus  
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Country comes to town at Library of Congress

Kix Brooks performs at the Library of Congress. (Ricky Carioti/the Washington Post) By Chris Richards When Nashville's troubadours come to Washington to croon for the powers that be, you occasionally hear nerves fluttering through the drawl. That wasn't the case...

By David Malitz  |  March 10, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News  | Tags: Kix Brooks, Lorrie Morgan  
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Morning click: Pink Floyd sues for royalties, DMX arrested

Pink Floyd does not want you to hear this record one song at a time. - The remaining members of Pink Floyd are suing EMI for Internet royalty payments. The band, whose contract with the record label is over ten...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  March 10, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Billy Corgan, DMX, Pink Floyd, Smashing Pumpkins  
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Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By David Malitz  |  March 10, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Be specific: Gordo Brega on Latin Hip-Hop

Gordo Brega scoffs at your MTA pocket map. (Courtesy of Gordo Brega MySpace) Remember when hip-hop music played in nightclubs inspired people to jump up and down and ram into each other rather than perform cheesy dances or just stand...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  March 9, 2010; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags: Big Pun, Gordo Brega, M.W.A., Monster  
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Album review: Gorillaz, "Plastic Beach"

Gorillaz are joined by a bevy of guests on "Plastic Beach." By Allison Stewart Imagine mysterious British street artist Banksy fronting the Banana Splits and you'll pretty much get the point of Gorillaz, the virtual side project of occasional Blur...

By David Malitz  |  March 9, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Album reviews  | Tags: Gorillaz  
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Singles file: Likeblood, Broken Bells, Damien Jurado

Danger Mouse and James Mercer are Broken Bells. By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind. Likeblood: "I Get It All" The DMV up-and-comers follow up "Money Over Here" with this Judah-produced track from...

By David Malitz  |  March 9, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags: Alicia Keys, Broken Bells, Cults, Damien Jurado, Ghostface Killah, Likeblood, Method Man, Raekwon, Wu-Tang Clan  
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Album review: Ludacris, "Battle of the Sexes"

By Sarah Godfrey Ludacris's latest project was born of noble purpose: to give female perspectives, notoriously scarce in hip-hop, much needed attention. Early reports characterized "Battle of the Sexes" as a head-to-head matchup between Luda and rapper Shawnna, who...

By David Malitz  |  March 9, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: Ludacris  
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Album review: Gary Allan, "Get Off on the Pain"

By Bill Friskics-Warren Gary Allan's music might be steeped in the West Coast honky-tonk of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, but his brooding persona owes as much to rock-and-roll, an affinity that's apparent throughout the 10 tracks on his...

By David Malitz  |  March 9, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: Gary Allan  
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Album review: The Knife, "Tomorrow In a Year"

By Allison Stewart If you've ever said to yourself, "I wonder what Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' would sound like if masked Swedish duo the Knife turned it into an opera, and mezzo-soprano Kristina Wahlin Momme was there...

By David Malitz  |  March 9, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: The Knife  
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Morning click: Lil Wayne finally heads to jail; Tom Petty tickets on sale now

Weezy is finally headed to jail. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) By Chris Richards - After strange delays involving root canals and courthouse fires, Lil Wayne was finally sent off to jail on Monday. He's scheduled to serve a year-long sentence for...

By Chris Richards  |  March 9, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Lil Wayne, Tom Petty  
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Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Chris Richards  |  March 9, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Week ahead: Andrew W.K. parties early, collaboration-crazy albums from Gorillaz and Broken Bells

Set your alarm for very early on Friday if you want to party with Andrew W.K. (Hyosub Shin/FTWP) In concert: Andrew W.K. likes to party. This is well established. Will he be ready to party at 7:15 a.m. on Friday?...

By David Malitz  |  March 8, 2010; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Future days  | Tags: Andrew W.K., Broken Bells, Jimi Hendrix, Ted Leo  
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In concert: Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle -- son of Steve Earle, namesake of Townes Van Zandt, charmed the Birchmere audience Sunday night. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Juli Thanki When he last came to town in 2009, Justin Townes Earle played to...

By David Malitz  |  March 8, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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In Concert: Metro Area

Brooklyn DJ duo Metro Area helped open new Bar 7 Saturday night. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) By Chris Richards How do you make patrons feel at home in a nightclub so new, it still stinks of new leather, fresh...

By Chris Richards  |  March 8, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags: Metro Area, Morgan Geist  
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In concert: Puscifer

Puscifer: Not your ordinary show at Lincoln Theatre. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Dave McKenna Maynard James Keenan brought Puscifer, the most theatrical and profane of the Tool frontman's many side projects, to Lincoln Theater for two weekend shows....

By David Malitz  |  March 8, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning click: D'Angelo busted, RIP Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

D'Angelo in 2000, approximately ten years before he was arrested for soliciting an undercover police officer. (AP Photo by Fred Prouser) By Ally Schweitzer - R&B singer D'Angelo was busted Saturday for solicitation in New York. The troubled singer was...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  March 8, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: D'Angelo, Sparklehorse, Wale  
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Clicky Shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By David Malitz  |  March 8, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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