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

Coda: Cee-Lo's new success; Soundgarden fans have their say; Jonsi talks and sings

Cee-Lo performs at the Soul Train awards this week. (Moses Robinson/Getty Images) The shape-shifting Cee-Lo Green reached another career high with his new album, "Lady Killer." Then he turned his hit "[Expletive] You" into "Fox News" on "The Colbert Report."...

By Click Track  | November 12, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Album review: Bruce Springsteen, "The Promise"

Bruce Springsteen's new album of outtakes is the missing link between "Born to Run" and "Darkness on the Edge of Town." (Joel Richardson/TWP File) The endless, tension-filled sessions for Bruce Springsteen's 1978 masterwork "Darkness on the Edge of Town" yielded...

By Allison Stewart  | November 12, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Album reviews  | Tags:  Bruce Springsteen  
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Riffs: Bob Dylan's venues, they are a-changin'

Bob Dylan's 115th different venue. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI) The Never Ending Tour isn’t just a clever name for Bob Dylan’s seemingly endless string of concerts. “The poet laureate of rock-and-roll roll, the voice of the promise...

By David Malitz  | November 12, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Riffs  | Tags:  Bob Dylan  
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In concert: Chatham County Line at Jammin' Java

Chatham County Line played bluegrass with plenty of flair at Jammin' Java Thursday. (Tracy Woodward/TWP) The dark suits crammed in front of a vintage-looking microphone promised an old-timey affair, but Chatham County Line delivered something even more rewarding. At Jammin'...

By Scott Galupo  | November 12, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  Chatham County Line  
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Be specific: John McLaughlin on jazz greats and technology

John McLaughlin has jammed with many of the greats. (Thomas Dorn) Guitarist John McLaughlin has been shredding for 47 years. He's a bonafide jazz great that has met, and performed with, most of the greats. McLaughlin played with Tony Williams's...

By Aaron Leitko  | November 12, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Alejandro Sanz, Choc Quib Town among Latin Grammy winners; Mariah Carey and Maxwell to celebrate "Christmas in Washington"

Colombian trio Choc Quib Town was one of many emerging talents to take home an award at last night's Latin Grammys. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) - The 11th annual Latin Grammy Awards featured a wide variety of winners in 47 categories. Those...

By David Malitz  | November 12, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Alejandro Sanz, Annie Lennox, Camila, Choc Quib Town, Latin Grammys, Mariah Carey, Maxwell  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

May your weekend be as cosmic as this mind-expanding Herbie Hancock cut. Herbie Hancock, "Hidden Shadows" Ciara, "Promise" Ride, "Vapour Trail" Camberwell Now, "Spirit of Dunkirk" Billy Ocean, "Caribbean Queen"...

By Chris Richards  | November 12, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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In concert: La Roux at 9:30 Club

It took three tries, but La Roux finally made it to 930 Club.

By Aaron Leitko  | November 11, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Taking sides: Which Kurt Cobain-endorsed band was the best?

Imagine the All Tomorrow's Parties festival Kurt Cobain could curate if he was still with us. (AP Photo/Robert Sorbo) Tonight, tropicalia superheroes Os Mutantes take the stage at 9:30 Club, opening for weird-rock rambler Ariel Pink. And while Mutantes first...

By Click Track  | November 11, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Taking sides  | Tags:  Daniel Johnston, Half Japanese, Kurt Cobain, Melvins, Nirvana, Os Mutantes, Pixies, Raincoats, Shocking Blue, Vaselines, Wipers  
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Be specific: Magic Kids on between tour activities

Magic Kids to-do list: Mowing lawns, eating Mexican food and writing poetry. (Alejandra Sabillon) In rock-and-roll, there is no shortage of tales about life on the road. But what about life in between those times on the road? What happens...

By David Malitz  | November 11, 2010; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In concert: Cecil Taylor at La Maison Francaise

Cecil Taylor showcased a motherlode of techniques Wednesday at the French Embassy. (All photos by Mark Gail/TWP) "Chaotic" is a poor word choice to sum up Cecil Taylor's Wednesday night solo piano concert at the French Embassy. Perhaps "choreographed cacophony"...

By John Murph  | November 11, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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In concert: Shinedown at Warner Theatre

Shinedown's Brent Smith, plenty earnest and in good voice. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) Shinedown are at the forefront of the oxymoronic sensitive hard rock genre, a mix that radio programmers currently love and depends on loud guitars and drums...

By Dave McKenna  | November 11, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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News: 2010 CMAs roundup

Miranda Lambert poses with her trophies after the CMAs. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini) The new country music power couple of Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton made their presence felt at Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards. Lambert won three awards, including...

By Click Track  | November 11, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News  | Tags:  Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert  
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Miranda Lambert wins big at CMA awards

- Miranda Lambert celebrated her 27th birthday as the big winner at Nashville's CMAs on Wednesday night, taking home three awards, including album of the year for "Revolution" and video of the year for "The House That Built Me"...

By Chris Richards  | November 11, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Peter Saville, Teenbeat Records  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

I've started so many mornings with Robert Wyatt's music, I associate his voice with the smell of coffee, the taste of Aquafresh and the anxiety of being late for work. (His singing often helps such anxieties evaporate -- sorry...

By Chris Richards  | November 11, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Please explain to me ... Soundgarden

The real superunknown - why people love Soundgarden. Watching a reunited Soundgarden play "Hunted Down" on “Conan” last night was one of those “makes-you-think” moments. Here were my thoughts, in order. 1) Wow, this is awful. 2) Wow, grunge was...

By David Malitz  | November 10, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Lists: Five great and strange re-workings of La Roux's "Bulletproof"

Her name is Eleanor Jackson and the band's name is La Roux. (Courtesy of the artist) British duo La Roux may be the universe's most elastic electro-pop act. It's tough to think of another artist, even Lady Gaga, that has...

By Allison Stewart  | November 10, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Lists  | Tags:  Colin Munroe, DJ Maggie Mash, La Roux, Lou Barlow, Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj  
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Jim Morrison may be pardoned; Taylor Swift expands trophy monopoly; Lil Wayne gets to work

Pardon me. (AP file photo). - The late Doors frontman Jim Morrison may receive a posthumous pardon for exposing himself on a Miami stage in 1969. "It's something that I haven't given a lot of thought to, but it's something...

By Chris Richards  | November 10, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Jim Morrison, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, The Doors  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

Let's start the day with an accidental-stalker anthem, shall we? Sunny Sweeney, "From a Table Away" Wipers, "Tragedy" Paul Wall, "Sittin' Sidewayz" Montgomery Gentry, "Gone" Phoenix, "If I Ever Feel Better"...

By Chris Richards  | November 10, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In concert: Jonsi at 9:30 Club

Jonsi: Too much beauty? (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Is it enough for music to simply be pretty? If so, then Jonsi may be the new gold standard. The leader of Icelandic glacial soundscapers Sigur Ros visited the 9:30 Club...

By David Malitz  | November 9, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In concert: RRIICCEE (Vincent Gallo) at Jammin' Java

Vincent Gallo (Courtesy of the artist) Vincent Gallo has a knack for roiling up controversy. He's a celebrity dilettante of the first order -- a filmmaker, visual artist, actor, model, and motorcyclist -- whose work is often entertaining, if only...

By Aaron Leitko  | November 9, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interview  | Tags:  Vincent Gallo  
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Album review: Cee-Lo Green, "Lady Killer"

Cee-Lo Green, seen here performing with Goodie Mob in 2009, shapeshifts with success yet again. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) One of contemporary pop's great changelings, Cee-Lo Green has a rare knack for assuming a variety of guises while always managing to sound...

By Bill Friskics-Warren  | November 9, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Singles file: Michael Jackson, Wise Blood, Travis Barker, Colin Munroe and Rihanna

"Breaking News" is the first single from the upcoming Michael Jackson collection of odds-and-ends. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)/span> A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Michael Jackson: "Breaking News" Originally recorded in 2007 and finished after Jackson's death,...

By Allison Stewart  | November 9, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags:  Colin Munroe, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Travis Barker, Wise Blood  
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Album review: Kid Cudi, "Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager"

Kid Cudi sounds down and out. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) There's something wrong with Kid Cudi. He's taken up the guitar, for one thing. When rappers do this, it brings back bad memories of Lil Wayne's "Rebirth." Other bad signs: Cudi's summer...

By Allison Stewart  | November 9, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags:  Kid Cudi  
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Album review: "Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn"

Loretta Lynn gets the tribute treatment from the likes of Paramore's Hayley Williams and Miranda Lambert. (Richard Lipski/TWP) Loretta Lynn writes songs that knock you on your head and off your feet. For 50-plus years, the 76-year-old pride of Butcher...

By Joe Heim  | November 9, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags:  Alan Jackson, Hayley Williams, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow  
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Album review: Reba McEntire, "All the Women I Am"

Reba McEntire can't often find the right combination on "All the Women I Am." (AP Photo/Gail Burton) Trouble sets in early on Reba McEntire's 26th studio album, "All the Women I Am." The prefab first single and lead track, "Turn...

By Allison Stewart  | November 9, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Lou Reed and Susan Boyle a perfect match; Marilyn Manson goes indie

- While a Lou Reed/Susan Boyle beef may be a wonderful thing to dream about, it's simply not reality. When "Britain's Got Talent" breakout star was not allowed to perform Reed's "Perfect Day" a few months ago it was...

By David Malitz  | November 9, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Best Coast, Lou Reed, Marilyn Manson, Susan Boyle, Wavves  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Erin Williams Because is there any other standard to hold yourself to? B.T. Express, "Do It 'Til You're Satisfied" Asher Roth feat. Cee-Lo, "Be By Myself" Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Ooo Baby Baby" Christina Aguilera, "Fighter" Dirty...

By Erin Williams  | November 9, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Week ahead: Todd Snider plays benefit at Rock & Roll Hotel; Conan welcomes Soundgarden

Todd Snider plays for a good cause on Saturday night. (Courtesy of the artist) If you go to one concert this week, make it: Impossibly-entertaining singer-songwriter Todd Snider playing a benefit show Saturday night at Rock & Roll Hotel. The...

By David Malitz  | November 8, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Future days  | Tags:  Soundgarden, Todd Snider, Weekend  
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Be Specific: Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi talks about life on his own

Jonsi: Not much of a talker, but quite a singer. (Press Here Publicity) One thing to know about sometime Sigur Rós frontman and current solo artist Jónsi Birgisson: He's not a talker. It's not the language barrier -- Jónsi is...

By Allison Stewart  | November 8, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In concert: Roky Erickson at Black Cat

Roky Erickson didn't get too psychedelic on Friday night. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson) If you went to the Black Cat on Friday knowing nothing of Roky Erickson's troubled past of mental illness, you probably could have figured it out...

By David Malitz  | November 8, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Weezy joins Drake; Pulp reunites for European festivals; Courtney Love still Courtney Love

Lil Wayne arrives to his welcome home party in Miami on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan) - It didn't take long for Lil Wayne to get back on stage. The newly freed rapper joined protege Drake at his concert...

By David Malitz  | November 8, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Courtney Love, Drake, Lil Wayne, Pulp  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

Last winter's Snowmageddon was almost entirely soundtracked by Destroyer's "Your Blues." It almost makes me wish for more crippling storms this year. Destroyer, "New Ways of Living" Another Sunny Day, "Anorak City" BLO, "Chant to Mother Earth" Smog, "Say...

By David Malitz  | November 8, 2010; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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