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Coda: A good week for local happenings, waiting to "Detox," remembering Malcolm McLaren

knaan.jpgK'naan topped off a solid set from local MCs Wale and Tabi Bonney at the 9:30 club last weekend. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

By Ally Schweitzer

It was a good week for local news, reviews and commentary on Click Track this week. Monday we got into the spirit of Opening Day at Nationals Park with a rundown of the five worst National Anthem performances of all time-- but it's not all bad, we promise. We told you about the upcoming Earth Day concert with Sting and John Legend on the National Mall, and where and when to buy your Lady Gaga tickets for her show at Verizon this September (they go on sale tomorrow). In local music, Sarah Godfrey gave us the report from last weekend's K'Naan show jammed with homegrown talent-- on home turf and in their prime.

On the recordings front, Slash released an album that, loaded with guest appearances and ho-hum guitar solos, sounded like anyone but Slash. We asked you what long-delayed albums you are jonesing to hear the most, and survey says you're more than ready for "Detox," the mythical, forever-forthcoming album from Dr. Dre. Finally, we wondered what M.I.A.'s recent criticism of Lady Gaga is really all about, and we reflected on the life and music of divisive British punk rock instigator Malcom McLaren.

With that, we close with one of the best songs from McLaren, his magnum opus "Madame Butterfly." Have a great weekend at the Cherry Blossoms, everyone.

By Ally Schweitzer  |  April 9, 2010; 5:27 PM ET
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