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Click Track: January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

Coda: All things Dismemberment Plan; Odd Future's future; Metro, remixed!

Travis Morrison of the Dismemberment Plan at the band's secret Saturday night show at Galaxy Hut. (Josh Sisk/FTWP) It was one of the busiest weeks in Click Track history -- so busy, we didn't have a chance to get our...

By Click Track  | January 22, 2011; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In concert: Kylesa at Black Cat

The Georgia metal quintet tempo-shifted toward transcendence at the Black Cat, Thursday. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) Kylesa is a metal band looking for the perfect beat. On the backstage of the Black Cat on Thursday, the Savannah, Ga., troupe...

By Chris Richards  | January 21, 2011; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  Kylesa  
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Looking ahead: Five new artists to look for in 2011

Rapper Yelawolf is bound to make an impact in 2011. How's your new year going? Heard your new favorite song yet? Be patient. In 2011, the hits are expected to come thundering down from the Mount Olympus of popular music...

By Chris Richards  | January 21, 2011; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  In today's Post  | Tags:  Ashton Shepherd, James Blake, K. Michelle, Smith Westerns, Yelawolf  
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In concert: Two Door Cinema Club at 9:30 Club

Two Door Cinema Club puts a peppy spin on the sounds of its influences. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) The members of the Belfast-bred dance-rock trio Two Door Cinema Club are barely old enough to drink. But the group's middle-of-the-bill...

By Chris Klimek  | January 21, 2011; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  Two Door Cinema Club  
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Lists: 21 Swedish artists making wonderful 21st century pop music

Robyn leads the pack in current Swedish music. (Olle Kirchmeier/FTWP) In Sunday's Washington Post Travel section, I wrote about Sweden's burgeoning 21st century pop scene and a guide to the Stockholm bars and nightclubs where it's all taking place. Here...

By Chris Richards  | January 21, 2011; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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On air: Chris Richards on WNYC's "Soundcheck" to discuss Metro's escalator music

Gallery Place Metro Station. (Melina Mara/Washington Post) Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards will be on WNYC's soundcheck program sometime between 2:30 and 3 p.m. this afternoon to discuss his recent feature about the secret music of Washington's noisy...

By Click Track  | January 21, 2011; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Watch the Dismemberment Plan on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

Dismembermentplanomania continues on Click Track. You've read our feature story, you've read our interview with the band's producer, now check out the Dismemberment Plan's performance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." Above, "The City," performed live on the show....

By Click Track  | January 21, 2011; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local news  | Tags:  The Dismemberment Plan  
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William Tyler's wordless story songs

William Tyler may make you a fan of instrumental music. (Rebecca Gillespie) In today's Weekend section I profiled guitarist William Tyler, whose recent album "Behold the Spirit" is a gorgeous, meditative album of ambient acoustic music that combines the classic...

By David Malitz  | January 21, 2011; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In today's Post  | Tags:  William Tyler  
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Be specific: Chad Clark, co-producer of the Dismemberment Plan's "Emergency & I," on how the album might have been very different

In today's Post, I write about the Dismemberment Plan's secret Saturday night show not just as a reunion for the band, but as a reunion for the scene that formed around them. One of the major players in that...

By Chris Richards  | January 21, 2011; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Be specific  | Tags:  Chad Clark, Dismemberment Plan  
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Grateful Dead to release 60-CD box set; Usher, Bieber, B.o.B. added to Grammys; Pearl Jam pays tribute to Pearl Jam

Usher will be the old man during his Grammy performance, which will find him sharing the stage with Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith. (Josh Sisk/FTWP) - In Grateful Dead lore, there is no tour more legendary than the band's 1972...

By David Malitz  | January 21, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Grateful Dead, Justin Bieber, Pearl Jam, Usher  
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Dismemberment Plan reunion hits many personal notes

Travis Morrison of Dismemberment Plan performs at Galaxy Hut last Saturday night. (Josh Sisk/FTWP) As if being invited to a super hush-hush reunion show isn't enough, Jason Caddell offers me his leftovers. "Cold Tater Tots?" he asks, weaving through the...

By Chris Richards  | January 20, 2011; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  In today's Post, Local news  | Tags:  Dismemberment Plan  
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Taking sides: Will Odd Future and Lil B hold our attention in 2011 and beyond?

Lil B and Odd Future turned 2010 hype into 2011 Coachella appearances. Will they continue to build? Hidden on the undercard of yesterday's Coachella announcement were the names of two of 2010's favorite Internet-sensation rap acts -- Odd Future (OFWGKTA)...

By Click Track  | January 20, 2011; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Taking sides  | Tags:  Lil B, Odd Future  
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Listen to the winners of our Remix the Metro contest!

Photo illustration by Christopher Meighan. In last Saturday's Washington Post, pop music critic Chris Richards wrote about the secret music of Washington's run-down Metro escalators. Here on Click Track, we asked you to come up with some music of your...

By Click Track  | January 20, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Local news: Fugazi members to appear at National Gallery; "Pancake Mountain" to relaunch in Los Angeles

A couple nuggets of local news... - Members of Fugazi will make a rare public appearance together at the National Gallery of Art on Feb. 27 in conjunction with a screening of "Instrument," director Jem Cohen's 1999 documentary about...

By David Malitz  | January 20, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local news  | Tags:  Fugazi  
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Bob Dylan will write 6 more books; Katy Perry coming to Merriweather; Cake scores No. 1 album

Cake: Going the distance, to the top of the charts. - Bob Dylan's autobiographical "Chronicles: Volume One" was so great and covered such a small amount of his storied career that we all hoped he'd pen a sequel. Well, how...

By David Malitz  | January 20, 2011; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Bob Dylan, Cake, Chris Cornell, Lil Wayne  
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Archive: The Dismemberment Plan's dalliance with Interscope Records

The Dismemberment Plan practices in February 1999, as the band's future was up in the air. (Rick Bowmer) This weekend the Dismemberment Plan begins its triumphant reunion tour with three sold-out D.C. shows. (It unofficially kicked off last weekend in...

By Click Track  | January 19, 2011; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Archive  | Tags:  Dismemberment Plan  
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In concert: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the Birchmere

The first of three sold-out Birchmere shows from Lyle Lovett, left, and John Hiatt lived up to expectations. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Most singer/songwriter showcases, where multiple artists gather on stage and take turns performing unplugged versions of their...

By Dave McKenna  | January 19, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett  
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Riffs: Coachella 2011, decoded

The just-announced lineup for this year's Coachella festival serves up few OMG-Pavement-is-getting-back-together-type surprises, relying instead on a predictably solid mix of indie, dance and hipster-approved soul acts Passes for the fest, which go on sale Friday morning, will set...

By Allison Stewart  | January 19, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Riffs  | Tags:  Big Audio Dynamite, Bright Eyes, Caifanes, Coachella, Death From Above 1979, Duran Duran, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, London Suede, Mumford & Sons, Suede, The Arcade Fire  
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Coachella lineup announced

Robyn isn't the biggest name, but expect her to give one of the most memorable performances at this year's Coachella. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, the Strokes and Animal Collective are the biggest names on the...

By David Malitz  | January 19, 2011; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  News  | Tags:  Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Coachella, Kanye West, Robyn, The Strokes  
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R.I.P. rock promoter Don Kirshner; Guess who tops Pazz and Jop?

- Don Kirshner, who helped launch the careers of bands such as the Monkees and the Archies and created the television show "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" died on Monday at the age of 76. NPR looks back at his...

By David Malitz  | January 19, 2011; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Billie Joe Armstrong, Don Kirshner, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Melissa Etheridge  
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In concert: Patti LaBelle at the Kennedy Center

At 66, Patti LaBelle still has one of R&B's strongest voices. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) Patti LaBelle was in quintessential form Monday night at the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall for its ninth annual "Let Freedom Ring" concert. After Joseph...

By John Murph  | January 18, 2011; 11:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  In concert  | Tags:  Patti LaBelle  
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Album reviews: The Decemberists -- "The King Is Dead," Iron & Wine -- "Kiss Each Other Clean," Tennis -- "Cape Dory"

You're getting very sleepy ... Iron & Wine's Sam Beam. Remember the aughties? It was a decade riddled with war anxiety, Internet fatigue and Gitmo shame. Somehow, rock-and-roll became the security blanket that would protect us from this accelerating horde...

By Chris Richards  | January 18, 2011; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Album reviews  | Tags:  Iron & Wine, Tennis, The Decemberists  
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Album review: White Lies, "Ritual"

White Lies came a decade too late for their own good. (Fiction Records) Commercial rock, a polymorphous genre that ruled popular music for decades, has spent this one sniveling in the corner, searching for reinvention. In the United States, rock...

By Sean Fennessey  | January 18, 2011; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags:  White Lies  
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Album review: Death, "Spiritual Mental Phyiscal"

The latest collection of unearthed songs from proto-punks Death isn't essential, but still has its moments. (Tammy Hackney) "For the Whole World to See," a 2009 release by long-forgotten '70s proto-punks Death, was a premier example of why we should...

By David Malitz  | January 18, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Quick spins  | Tags:  Death  
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Album review: Gregg Allman, "Low Country Blues"

Gregg Allman's first album in 14 years is a spirited salute to the blues. Gregg Allman's first solo album in 14 years consists almost entirely of vintage blues material from the '40s, '50s and '60s. And yet it's more than...

By Bill Friskics-Warren  | January 18, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Singles file: Stevie Nicks, Panda Bear, Heems

The new one from Stevie Nicks is actually a decades-old song that's finally been finished. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Panda Bear: "Atiba Song" Hard on the heels of Noah Lennox's Ducktails...

By Allison Stewart  | January 18, 2011; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags:  Das Racist, Heems, Panda Bear, Poor But Sexy, Stevie Nicks, Vado  
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Trent Reznor wins Golden Globe; Chic's Nile Rodgers battling cancer; Coachella rumors begin

Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor celebrate their Golden Globes win. - Did you see Trent Reznor, the poster boy of industrial noise and angst, all smiles in a tuxedo on Sunday night as he took home a Golden Globe award...

By David Malitz  | January 18, 2011; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags:  Archers of Loaf, Chic, Coachella, Dismemberment Plan, Duran Duran, The Strokes, Trent Reznor  
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In concert: Hume at Black Cat

Britton Powell and Hume eschewed long jams for punchier material. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) On their recent album, "Penumbra,'' Hume is a latter-day prog-rock band, playing extended, serpentine compositions that showcase Britton Powell and Peter Tran's guitars. But that...

By Mark Jenkins  | January 17, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In concert: Das Racist at Rock & Roll Hotel

Rap group Das Racist is best appreciated online, not in person. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) Q: Are we not meme? A: We are Das Racist! The blog-championed joke-rap group (does it even need to be mentioned they live in...

By David Malitz  | January 17, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Dismemberment Plan performs secret show at Galaxy Hut

The Dismemberment Plan kept it both cozy and rowdy during a secret show at Galaxy Hut on Saturday. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) With showtime less than a week away, Washington postpunk superheroes the Dismemberment Plan got the jump on...

By Chris Richards  | January 16, 2011; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Last night's gig  | Tags:  The Dismemberment Plan  
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