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Click Track: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Coda: Dismemberment Plan returns; Jamey Johnson's ascent; Of Montreal's flop

Did you snag Dismemberment Plan tickets today? (Dave Holloway) All eyes in the indie rock world were on D.C. this week as local heroes Dismemberment Plan announced a January reunion, first reported here on Click Track. Tickets for all shows...

By Click Track  | September 17, 2010; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In concert: Mose Allison at Blues Alley

Mose Allison's craftiness was on display Thursday at Blues Alley. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) By Mike Joyce At Blues Alley on Thursday night, Mose Allison didn't perform tunes from "The Way Of The World," a widely acclaimed CD released...

By Click Track  | September 17, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Be specific: No Age's Randy Randall on the making of new album "Everything In Between"

Randy Randall, left, and Dean Spunt have made the best No Age album to date. (Courtesy of Sub Pop) By David Malitz L.A. duo No Age made its way to the top of the indie-rock heap thanks to jarring, noisy...

By David Malitz  | September 17, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Black Eyed Peas to play Super Bowl?; T.I. to appear before judge; Sacha Baron Cohen cast as Freddie Mercury; Sunday is "Frank Zappa Day"

Will the Peas perform at the 2011 Super Bowl? (Mark Gail/TWP) By Chris Richards - Will there be lasers? According to the sports site Sports By Brooks, The Black Eyed Peas have been enlisted for the 2011 Super Bowl halftime...

By Chris Richards  | September 17, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Black Eyed Peas, Dweezil Zappa, Frank Zappa, Freddie Mercury, Sacha Baron Cohen, T.I.  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Joe Heim I don't know if my iPod has a mopey mode, but it sure felt like it this morning when the shuffle offered this stretch of songs. Not exactly a pick-up for the walk to work. Rufus...

By Joe Heim  | September 17, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Taking sides: If T.I. bails on FreeFest, who should take his place?

If we don't get T.I. at FreeFest, teenage skate rats Odd Future would make a fine consolation prize. (Courtesy of the artist.) Things aren't looking good for fans hoping to see T.I. perform at Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Sept. 25....

By Click Track  | September 16, 2010; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Taking sides  | Tags:  A Tribe Called Quest, B.o.B., Odd Future, T.I.  
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T.I. postpones show at Penn State, still scheduled to perform at Virgin Mobile FreeFest

Will he make it to FreeFest next weekend? (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) By Chris Richards Embattled rap superstar T.I. has postponed a Sept. 24 concert at Penn State University. The announcement comes two weeks after the rapper was arrested in Los...

By Chris Richards  | September 16, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News  | Tags:  T.I., Virgin Mobile FreeFest  
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The new super-headliners and the fans that love them: Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Arcade Fire

Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Arcade Fire played the big stages this summer. How did their young fans respond? By David Malitz This summer, three young rock bands -- Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Arcade Fire -- made the leap to super-headliner...

By David Malitz  | September 16, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Riffs  | Tags:  Arcade Fire, MGMT, Vampire Weekend  
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Gaga tweets with Sen. Reid; South Carolina to build monument to Hootie; Farve prays for Weezy

Lady Gaga: Shaping policy, setting records, wearing dresses made of select deli cuts. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) By Chris Richards - Just another day for Lady Gaga: When she's not swapping messages on Twitter with the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's campaign...

By Chris Richards  | September 16, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Erin Williams Hey you -- you there, with the frown on your face. Just remember that no matter what happens today, it's cool, because everybody loves you anyway. One Republic, "Everybody Loves Me" The Temptations, "(I Know) I'm...

By Erin Williams  | September 16, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Justin Jones talks about 9:30 Records and hitting the road

Justin Jones - performing here at the 9:30 Club's 30th anniversary show - is the first artist on the club's new label. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz Justin Jones has been part of the 9:30 Club family for a while...

By David Malitz  | September 15, 2010; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Be specific: Soul singer Jamie Lidell talks about working with Beck

Jamie Lidell had plenty of help in making "Compass." (Courtesy of Windish Agency) By Allison Stewart British soul singer/one-man band Jamie Lidell's May release "Compass" is one of the year's most underrated, a falsetto-happy, deconstructed soul disc co-produced by Beck....

By Allison Stewart  | September 15, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Glower power: Down-and-dirty country roots help Jamey Johnson's career bloom

Jamey Johnson's new album firmly establishes him as one of the era's best country singers. (Helayne Seidman/TWP) By Chris Richards NEW YORK -- One of the greatest country singers of our time lives beneath a mountain of hair and bramble...

By Chris Richards  | September 15, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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B.o.B. teams with Obama?; Jay-Z and Eminem bring out the stars; Buffalo Springfield to reunite for one show

B.o.B., a very favorite of young Democrats? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz - 2010 breakout star B.o.B. will perform at Constitution Hall on Sept. 30 with special guest ... President Obama? The chart-topping rapper is the featured entertainment at the...

By David Malitz  | September 15, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  B.o.B., Buffalo Springfield, Das Racist, Eminem, Jay-Z  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By David Malitz "Figure 8" will never be my favorite Elliott Smith record, but it may have the highest highlights. This is one of them. Elliott Smith, "Stupidity Tries" Clinic, "Internal Wrangler" Buddy Holly, "Words of Love" Box Elders,...

By David Malitz  | September 15, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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In concert: Of Montreal at 9:30 Club

Of Montreal's show fell flat in a major way on Monday night. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz Maybe it was first night of tour rustiness. Maybe it was playing a new album instead of the songs fans...

By David Malitz  | September 14, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  Janelle Monae, Of Montreal  
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In concert: Broken Social Scene at Warner Theatre

Broken Social Scene played a pleasingly sprawling set Monday night. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) By Chris Klimek It’s appropriate that the membership of Toronto indie-rock impressionists Broken Social Scene fluctuates between as few as a half-dozen and as many...

By Click Track  | September 14, 2010; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Merle Haggard cancels tour

Merle Haggard's September tour is called off. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) By David Malitz Country legend Merle Haggard, who will receive Kennedy Center Honors in December, has canceled his September tour due to illness. This includes his scheduled performance on Sept....

By David Malitz  | September 14, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Superchunk's return melds old sound and new maturity

Superchunk makes a very welcome return with "Majesty Shredding." (Jason Arthurs) By Dan Kois Time to call the rock star for his rock-star interview. In what state will he answer the phone? He has spent the past 20 years in...

By Click Track  | September 14, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Album reviews: Brandon Flowers, "Flamingo" and Robert Plant, "Band of Joy"

Brandon Flowers: A solo star is born? (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images for MTV By Allison Stewart Solo debuts can be perilous things, on which newly unbound frontpersons suffering from Lead Singer Syndrome leave no impulse toward grandiosity unindulged. But most Killers...

By Allison Stewart  | September 14, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Singles file: Belle & Sebastian f. Carey Mulligan, Pollyn f. Freddie Gibbs, Houses

Indie-pop heroes Belle & Sebastian beef up their sound with the help of actress Carey Mulligan. By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Belle & Sebastian featuring Carey Mulligan: "Write About Love" The newly...

By Allison Stewart  | September 14, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags:  2Pac, Belle & Sebastian, Freddie Gibbs, Houses, Kurupt, Maximum Balloon, Pollyn  
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Album review: Trey Songz, "Passion, Pain and Pleasure"

Trey Songz: More balladry, less bawdy. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Sean Fennessey There is something unusually Broadway about the 25-year-old Virginia-bred singer Trey Songz. The mode he works in - sex-obsessed, hi-tempo R&B - is utterly masculine, but his voice has...

By Click Track  | September 14, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags:  Trey Songz  
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Album review: Grinderman, "Grinderman 2"

These are some bad, bad men. (Courtesy of Billions Corporation) By Patrick Foster Nick Cave is one of the few recording artists truly qualified to title a song "Evil." For more than three decades, the Australian renaissance man has spelunked...

By Click Track  | September 14, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Album review: Weezer, "Hurley"

Weezer takes a step back to respectability with "Hurley." By Allison Stewart You're not the only one who misses the old Weezer. On "Memories," one of the best tracks on the group's new disc, "Hurley," singer Rivers Cuomo reminisces about...

By Allison Stewart  | September 14, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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D-Plan tickets on sale Friday; John Mayer, Twitter quitter; Where are those Pavement tickets?

No more @JOHNCMAYER. :-/ (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz - Yesterday we broke the news about the January reunion tour by D.C. indie rock faves The Dismemberment Plan. Tickets for all shows - including Jan. 21 at the Black Cat...

By David Malitz  | September 14, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Dismemberment Plan, John Mayer, Pavement, Virgin Mobile FreeFest  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards Proof that everyone danced better in the '80s and perhaps the finest (only?) example of what one might call "Inspector Gadget" chic. Righeira, "Vamos a la Playa" Deftones, "My Own Summer (Shove It)" Maxayn, "Cried My...

By Chris Richards  | September 14, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Week ahead: Gucci Mane returns to D.C.; Superchunk's amazing new album; Robert Plant on "Fallon"

By David Malitz If you go to one show this week, make it: The quick D.C. return of Gucci Mane at Ibiza on Wednesday night. Hopefully he'll hit the stage before 2:48 a.m. this time. If you buy one...

By David Malitz  | September 13, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Future days  | Tags:  Gucci Mane, Robert Plant, Superchunk  
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In concert: Panda Bear at The Ottobar

Panda Bear brought the bliss in Baltimore. By David Malitz BALTIMORE - Home field advantage can work in music as well as sports. Noah Lennox - aka Panda Bear, the sweet-voiced star of 2009 indie breakout band Animal Collective -...

By David Malitz  | September 13, 2010; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Dismemberment Plan to embark on reunion tour

The Dismemberment Plan Is Reunited. (Dave Holloway) By Chris Richards Breaking news from the greater Washington indie-rockosphere! Local post-punk heroes the Dismemberment Plan will reunite in January to support the vinyl reissue of its beloved 1999 album "Emergency & I."...

By Chris Richards  | September 13, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The beat goes on: Go-go legends Rare Essence and fans reunite

Local go-go legends Rare Essence performed at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City on Saturday night. (Tracy Woodward/TWP) By Chris Richards Mere minutes into Rare Essence's reunion set and the dance floor is already at full churn -- not on...

By Chris Richards  | September 13, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In concert: Toby Keith and Trace Adkins at Jiffy Lube Live

It was as patriotic as one would expect when Toby Keith visited Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Scott Galupo The pairing of country hitmakers Toby Keith and Trace Adkins at Jiffy Lube Live on...

By Click Track  | September 13, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  Toby Keith, Trace Adkins  
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Drama lacking at MTV's Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga, Cher and lots of sheer material. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) (Full photo gallery from Sunday night's VMAs.) By Chris Richards At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, it was time to let bygones be bygones, and let insipid awards shows...

By Chris Richards  | September 13, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  In today's Post, News  | Tags:  Drake, Eminem, Florence and the Machine, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, VMAs  
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In concert: McCoy Tyner at the Birchmere

McCoy Tyner was helped out by saxophonist Gary Bartz at the Birchmere. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) By Mike Joyce A standing ovation greeted pianist McCoy Tyner at the Birchmere on Friday night, a salute inspired by his extraordinary achievements...

By Click Track  | September 13, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  Gary Bartz, McCoy Tyner  
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Jay-Z and Eminem hit New York; Pusha T signs with Kanye; R.I.P. King Coleman

Will Jay-Z bring his famous friends out for the first Yankee Stadium show? (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) By David Malitz - The Jay-Z and Eminem show makes its east coast debut with the first of two shows at Yankee...

By David Malitz  | September 13, 2010; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Clipse, Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Erin Williams Although Ronald Isley and Lauryn Hill once sang a great rendition of "(They Long To Be) Close to You," one can't help but think of the beautiful version from the iconic '70s songbirds, the Carpenters. The...

By Erin Williams  | September 13, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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