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Click Track: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

Coda: Badu stirs controversy, makes great album; Bon Jovi plays to the faithful; Wilco entertains Rahm Emanuel; the best of David Mills

Rahm Emanuel at Wilco: I'm the man who's Chief of Staff. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) It was really busy on Click Track this week, wasn't it? We loved Erykah Badu's album, "New Amerykah, Part Two: Return of the Ankh"...

By David Malitz  |  April 2, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Be Specific: Rapper Garvey “The Chosen One” on Going Back to School

Local rapper Garvey "The Chosen One" used Calvin Coolidge High School as the location for his new video. (Photo courtesy of the artist) When it came time for D.C.-bred rapper Garvey “The Chosen One” to pick a video shoot...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  April 2, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags: Garvey the Chosen One  
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DNA Test Fest: A starting lineup of noise-rock and baseball

[Expletive] Jeans = Ryan Howard? Read on - it will make sense. If you're familiar with Fan Death Records it's probably for one of two reasons: 1) you are a connoisseur of the finest in aggressive, demented noise-rock, or 2)...

By David Malitz  |  April 2, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: DNA Test Fest, Fan Death Records, Home Blitz, Neon Blud, Psychedelic Horse[expletive], Sightings, [Expletive] Jeans  
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T.I. plots his grand return; Justin Bieber tries to make us LOL

The king of the south hopes to regain his crown with a more aggro sound. By Chris Richards - Here at Click Track, we've pontificated on the shape of post-prison hip-hop to come. In a video on his website, recently...

By Chris Richards  |  April 2, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Justin Bieber, T.I.  
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Clicky shuffle

It's time for 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...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  April 2, 2010; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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We are the robots: Five great android-centric album covers

Why Christina, you're looking quite ... what's the opposite of beautiful? (Courtesy of RCA) By Allison Stewart The art for Christina Aguilera's forthcoming "Bionic" album recently hit the internet and the puzzlingly ugly, half-lady, half-cyborg image got us wondering about...

By Allison Stewart  |  April 1, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Riffs  | Tags: Christina Aguilera  
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Taking sides: Will puberty destroy Justin Bieber?

Justin Bieber is about to experience his awkward teenage years in front of an audience of millions. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for KCA) There comes a time in every chart-topping kiddie-pop superstar's life when his voice begins to change. Based on...

By Chris Richards  |  April 1, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Taking sides  | Tags: Justin Bieber  
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Archive: The music writing of David Mills

David Mills left behind a tremendous writing legacy. (AP Photo/Rhonda Birndorf) By Chris Richards Even though he was one of the greatest music journalists to ever work at the Washington Post, music journalism wasn't even David Mills's full-time gig. He...

By Chris Richards  |  April 1, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Lollapalooza (almost) releases lineup; Hopscotch joins the festival fray; Bieber tops the charts

Lollapalooza lineup - it's a puzzle. - Summer mega-festival Lollapalooza released its lineup yesterday. Well, not really. It revealed one letter: O. And then it let the Internet take over from there. The Vanna White-like reveal, it was enough for...

By David Malitz  |  April 1, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Arcade Fire, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Lollapalooza, Phoenix, Public Enemy, Soundgarden, The Strokes  
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Clicky shuffle

It's time for 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...

By David Malitz  |  April 1, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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In concert: Wilco at Strathmore

Jeff Tweedy and Wilco played a career-spanning 36-song set at Strathmore Tuesday. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Klimek “Our motto for this tour is ‘Leave ‘em wanting less,’” quipped Wilco executive chef Jeff Tweedy at the Music Center...

By David Malitz  |  March 31, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags: Wilco  
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Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" video is great; the song itself? Not so much

"Window Seat" - Erykah Badu (NSFW) By Sarah Godfrey By now, most people have likely seen, or at least heard about, the video for “Window Seat,” the lead single from Erykah Badu’s “New Amerykah Pt 2., Return of the Ankh.”...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  March 31, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Riffs  | Tags: Erykah Badu  
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David Mills dies; wrote controversial Sister Souljah story for The Washington Post

David Mills, a writer on TV shows such as "The Wire" and "The Corner," has died, just days before the premiere of his new show "Treme." Mills is also well known for his incendiary 1992 Washington Post profile of Sister...

By David Malitz  |  March 31, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Archive  | Tags: David Mills, Sister Souljah  
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Erykah Badu stirs controversy in naked video; Pearl Jam plants trees

Erykah Badu gets rawer than ever. - Dallas police say singer Erykah Badu could have gotten a year in jail for her latest artistic statement. In the video for her song "Window Seat," Badu strips naked along the infamous grassy...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  March 31, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Clicky shuffle

It's time for 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...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  March 31, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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In concert: Bon Jovi at Verizon Center

One nation under Bon Jovi. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) by Dave McKenna Jon Bon Jovi, who turned 48 this month, brought the act that for about three decades has borne his name and relied on his charms to a...

By Chris Richards  |  March 30, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags: Bon Jovi  
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Album review: Erykah Badu, "New Amerykah, Part Two: Return of the Ankh"

Erykah Badu gives a nod to Notorious B.I.G. and blaxploitation on her new album. By Chris Richards Put that popcorn away. "New Amerykah, Part Two: Return of the Ankh" might sound like some C-grade mummy movie starring Brendan Fraser, but...

By David Malitz  |  March 30, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Album review: Alan Jackson, "Freight Train"

Out of gas? Given Alan Jackson's track record, "Freight Train" is all the more disappointing. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press). By Joe Heim A decade ago Alan Jackson teamed up with fellow country music superstar George Strait to deliver "Murder on...

By David Malitz  |  March 30, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Album reviews  | Tags: Alan Jackson  
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Singles file: Flying Lotus f. Thom Yorke, the Splinters, Joker

Flying Lotus gets a bit of help from Radiohead's Thom Yorke on his new single. (Photo courtesy of the artist) Flying Lotus featuring Thom Yorke: " And the World Laughs with You" The Radiohead frontman does a blink-and-you'll-miss-it turn on...

By David Malitz  |  March 30, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags: Flying Lotus, Girls, Intuition, Joker, Low, Radiohead, The Splinters, Thom Yorke  
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Album review: Usher, "Raymond v. Raymond"

By Sarah Godfrey Usher's 2004 "Confessions" was the best kind of breakup album: Assumed to detail the singer's relationship with TLC member Chili, the drama was juicy, and the moving on was fun, thanks to plenty of models, bottles...

By David Malitz  |  March 30, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: Nicki Minaj, Usher  
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Album review: Free Energy, "Stuck on Nothing"

By Allison Stewart Philadelphia band Free Energy won the hipster lottery when LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy signed on to produce its official debut, "Stuck on Nothing." "Nothing" sounds like what 2010 musical savants with very large record collections think...

By David Malitz  |  March 30, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Album review: Black Tambourine, "Black Tambourine"

By David Malitz The current glut of reissues, remasters and deluxe editions flooding the album market is just another symptom of an industry obsessed with selling the old as new. "Black Tambourine," the self-titled complete retrospective of D.C.'s finest...

By David Malitz  |  March 30, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags: Black Tambourine  
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Be specific: Jello Biafra on 21st century censorship

Punk icon Jello Biafra brings his new band, the Guantanamo School of Medicine, to the Black Cat tonight. (Photo courtesy of the artist.) By Chris Richards When Jello Biafra brought the Dead Kennedys to Washington D.C. in 1982, The Washington...

By Chris Richards  |  March 30, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags: Dead Kennedys, Guantanamo School of Medicine, Jello Biafra  
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Morning click: Bluebrain recruiting for boombox orchestra; Rappers vie for DMV supremacy

Washington's Bluebrain are throwing a concert on the National Mall. All are welcome, but it's BYO boombox. (Photo courtesy of the artist.) By Chris Richards - Some cool local music news today including an event on the National Mall this...

By Chris Richards  |  March 30, 2010; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Animal Collective, Beauty Pill, Bluebrain, Flex Matthews, Outputmessage, WMUC  
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Clicky shuffle

It's time for 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...

By Chris Richards  |  March 30, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Week ahead: Erykah Badu releases "Part Two," Liquid Liquid on "Fallon"?!

Punk disco originals Liquid Liquid will appear on "Fallon" Friday; DNA's "Lopez Tonight" appearance imminent. In concert: If you're into big-name DJs, Fur presents you with a couple of opportunities this week: Armin Van Buuren is there on Tuesday...

By David Malitz  |  March 29, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Future days  | Tags: Erykah Badu, Gang Gang Dance, Liquid Liquid, Usher, Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer  
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Discographically Speaking: Bon Jovi

New Jersey's finest. Well, OK, they are from New Jersey, at least. (Olaf Heine/coutesy of Island Records) By Allison Stewart Remember when Bon Jovi was the most terrible thing to happen to music ever, before Creed/Britney Spears/Justin Bieber taught us...

By Allison Stewart  |  March 29, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In concert: The xx

The xx played two sold-out shows at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Sunday. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Ally Schweitzer British trio the xx, lauded in the blogosphere for its minimalist approach to angsty pop music, pack a lot...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  March 29, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Photogs: Beat it - U Street Music Hall has the spinners and spectators, but no paparazzi

Photo by Kyle Gustafson FTWP/Photo illustration by Christopher Meighan/TWP) By Chris Richards It's Wednesday night in the green room of U Street Music Hall, and club owner Will Eastman is explaining his vision for a "no-frills dance club . ....

By Chris Richards  |  March 29, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  In today's Post  | Tags: Brightest Young Things, Jesse Tittsworth, U Street Music Hall, Will Eastman  
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In concert: Beach House

Victora Legrand of Beach House sways during her band's sold-out show Friday at Black Cat. (All photos by Brandon Wu/FTWP) By Patrick Foster Victoria Legrand was concerned about the atmosphere at the Black Cat on Friday night. "I want to...

By Chris Richards  |  March 29, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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On TV One's 'Unsung,' singer Stacy Lattisaw gets a second life

LONE GONE: Sylvester (in 1977) also gets the "Unsung" treatment. (Roos/Sunshine/Retna Ltd.) By Jesse Serwer Stacy Lattisaw guesses that more than a decade had elapsed between her last television interview and the ones she taped for an episode next...

By Chris Richards  |  March 29, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In today's Post  | Tags: DeBarge, Donny Hathaway, Stacy Lattisaw, Sylvester, Zapp  
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Sick Tom Jones postpones concerts; Prince fans lash out after fanclub glitch

Tom Jones gets sick, postpones concerts. (Reuters/Ng Sor Luan/The Straits Times/Handout) By Ally Schweitzer - Reuters reports that Tom Jones has rescheduled concerts in Manila and Singapore due to laryngitis. Jones's illness follows other bad news for his new multi-billion...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  March 29, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Prince, Tom Jones  
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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 29, 2010; 12:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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