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Click Track: November 21, 2010 - November 27, 2010

A cornucopia of Kanye West on Click Track

Have you heard this man's album? (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi, File) As we prepare to enter a four-day weekend of tryptophanic bliss, we're feeling thankful for "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," the dazzling new album from Kanye West. Below, a cornucopia...

By Click Track  | November 24, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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He's alright: Kurt Vile plays Black Cat Wednesday night

Be thankful for a pre-Thanksgiving show by Kurt Vile. (Matador Records) Is Kurt Vile a mellow, acoustic troubadour? Is he a shaggy-haired, psychedelic rock noisemaker? Can't he be both? The Philadelphia singer-songwriter -- and, yes, that's his real name --...

By David Malitz  | November 24, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Riffs  | Tags:  Kurt Vile  
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Dismemberment Plan tickets still available; Taylor Swift announces world tour; Amid raves, Kanye rants; Relive your Bayou years at Jaxx

You still have a chance to see the Plan. (Photo by Dave Holloway) - The Dismemberment Plan's January reunion shows at the 9:30 Club sold out in a blink, but it turns out there are more tickets to be had....

By Chris Richards  | November 24, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Beatles, Dismemberment Plan, Kanye West, Taylor Swift  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

The whole Ricky Rozay alias is kinda fitting -- this song gets better and better with time. Rick Ross, "Aston Martin Music" Matthew Dear, "Dog Days" Res, "They Say Vision" Young Prisms, "These Days" Porter Wagoner, "Cold Hard Facts...

By Chris Richards  | November 24, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In concert: Aloe Blacc at Rock & Roll Hotel

Aloe Blacc channeled some soul greats on Monday night. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) Attendees at Aloe Blacc's show at the Rock and Holl Hotel Monday ranged from college kids with large X's on their hands to baby boomers eagerly...

By Rhome Anderson  | November 23, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  Aloe Blacc  
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Singles file: MED f. Aloe Blacc, Tim McGraw, Tape Deck Mountain

Tim McGraw keeps it simple with his new single and video. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... MED featuring Aloe Blacc: "Where I'm From" Southern Cal MC Medaphoar enlists Southern Cal soul singer Blacc...

By Allison Stewart  | November 23, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags:  Aloe Blacc, Kanye West, MED, TV Girl, Tape Deck Mountain, Tim McGraw  
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Album review: Justin Bieber, "My Worlds Acoustic"

Get ready for the perkiest acoustic album you'll ever here. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) It's like "Blood on the Tracks," only adorable. Justin Bieber's Wal-Mart-only new release, "My Worlds Acoustic," packs a double punch. Consisting of unplugged versions of the greatest hits...

By Allison Stewart  | November 23, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags:  Justin Bieber  
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Album review: Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday"

Nicki Minaj surrounds herself with guest stars on "Pink Friday." (Business Wire) You have to reach as far back as Lil' Kim to find an analog to Nicki Minaj, who was hardcore rap's reigning princess long before "Pink Friday," her...

By Allison Stewart  | November 23, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags:  Nicki Minaj  
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Album review: My Chemical Romance, "The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys"

My Chemical Romance delivers more middle-school anthems. (AP Photo/Mike Derer) There might be a unifying theme to the latest My Chemical Romance album (Orwellian repression is bad? Rock-n-roll = freedom?), but it doesn't matter. What's important is that "Danger Days"...

By Patrick Foster  | November 23, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags:  My Chemical Romance  
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"Detox" to be Dr. Dre's last; HR-57 moving to H St.; Wilco coffee jokes write themselves

Hello/goodbye, Dre. - As Dr. Dre's long-awaited album "Detox" becomes more of a reality, the rap icon has already announced that it will be his final album. Based on his recording schedule that shouldn't really make you upset until about...

By David Malitz  | November 23, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Dr. Dre, Wilco  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

At the Liturgy show this past Friday (which was both incredibly loud and spiritually uplifting) a Pere Ubu song played as the band set its gear up. Almost simultaneously I said, "I really love Pere Ubu" and Chris said,...

By David Malitz  | November 23, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Week ahead: Raheem DeVaughn souls up the Birchmere; Tabi Bonney gets "Fresh"; Taylor and Beyonce get thankful

Don't overlook local rapper Tabi Bonney's new album in this week's Kanye storm. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) If you go to one concert this week, make it: Local neo-soul star Raheem DeVaughn who is equally adept at delivering both protest songs and...

By David Malitz  | November 22, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Future days  | Tags:  Beyonce, Raheem DeVaughn, Tabi Bonney, Taylor Swift  
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In concert: Wadada Leo Smith at Library of Congress's Coolidge Auditorium

Open spaces are an integral part of Wadada Leo Smith's sound. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) Mississippi-born jazz composer Wadada Leo Smith has mastered the art of omission, splicing his most dazzling phrases with dramatic pauses and mysterious silences. The...

By Chris Richards  | November 22, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  Wadada Leo Smith  
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In concert: Ravi Coltrane at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Ravi Coltrane has managed to develop a sound of his own. (Bill O'Leary/TWP) With all the spiritual mythology surrounding his legendary father, the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue was an ideal setting for Ravi Coltrane's concert on Saturday night. The...

By John Murph  | November 22, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  Ravi Coltrane  
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Chuck Brown wins big at 2010 Go-Go Awards; Justin Bieber wins big at American Music Awards

Chuck Brown was the big winner Sunday night at Lincoln Theatre. (Photo by John Shore) - Chuck Brown, the Godfather of go-go, was beaming at the 2010 Go-Go Awards held at Lincoln Theatre Sunday night, taking home awards for best...

By Chris Richards  | November 22, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Buggs, Chuck Brown, EU, Jungle Boogie, Justin Bieber, Little Benny, Rare Essence, Sugarbear, Usher  
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Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

The sound of broken glass makes any song better, right? Big Boi, "Shutterbugg" Sleater-Kinney, "I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone" Trey Songz, "Neighbors Know My Name" Moondoggies, "It's a Shame, It's a Pity" Shakira, "She Wolf"...

By Chris Richards  | November 22, 2010; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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