Archive: December 13, 2009 - December 19, 2009

Post Rock is now Click Track

Hey, Post Rock reader. Come on over to Click Track, The Washington Post's new home for all things pop music! More posts, more contributors, more fun, more blathering about Bruce Springsteen whenever he comes to town. If you can imagine such a thing. All of your favorite Post Rock...

By David Malitz | December 16, 2009; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Was Britney the most influential artist of the decade?

Did Britney Spears define the aughties? (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) OK, so it probably wasn't Brit-Brit. But it might have been! She filled Verizon Center back in 2001 and again in 2009 -- and rarely left the headlines in between. If Britney wasn't our most influential pop star of the...

By David Malitz | December 15, 2009; 4:42 PM ET | Comments (3)

Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs: Live last night

Holly Golightly and Lawyer Dave made songs about domestic abuse sound plenty appealing Monday at Iota. By Chris Klimek Just how retro is the strain of handmade country-blues peddled by Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs? During their ramshackle hour-long set at IOTA last night, the guitarist/percussionist/singer Lawyer Dave introduced two...

By David Malitz | December 15, 2009; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chip Taylor: Live last night

Chip Taylor's stories were as memorable as the songs Sunday at the Birchmere. By Juli Thanki Songwriter Chip Taylor comes from strong storytelling stock: his father, a golf pro from Yonkers, had for years convinced his three sons that he was actually an FBI agent. Taylor followed in his dad's...

By David Malitz | December 14, 2009; 1:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fanfarlo: Live last night

Fanfarlo's Simon Balthazar led his band through a set of stately chamber-pop at a sold-out Iota on Friday night. (By Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz Why were all those folks standing and shivering on the Wilson Boulevard sidewalk Friday night? The realities of Virginia's new indoor smoking ban? Nope, just...

By David Malitz | December 14, 2009; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ralph Stanley: Live last night

Stanley reinforced his status as an American music treasure at the Birchmere Saturday night. By Dave McKenna Ralph Stanley made the supermarket tabloid National Examiner this year for saying in a then-unpublished autobiography that Tim McGraw wouldn't know a country song if it kicked him in, well, his moneymaker. The...

By David Malitz | December 14, 2009; 8:32 AM ET | Comments (2)

A Jazz Piano Christmas: Live last night

Twenty-two year old pianist Eldar provided an unexpected opening at NPR's annual "A Jazz Piano Christmas" Friday at the Kennedy Center. By Mike Joyce The holiday jazz piano summit at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on Friday night was supposed to kick off with Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song." Apparently...

By David Malitz | December 14, 2009; 8:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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