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Not every DJ can say that they were asked to play a party for the President. A few days before Tuesday night’s tension-filled election night, Austin-based party maestro Mel Cavaricci aka DJ Mel happened to get one such request: to play music at the Barack Obama campaign’s official Election Night Watch party, the same one… More »

Yesterday the United States found and killed al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad. If you are like Vivian Girl Kickball Katy, you learned about it on Twitter. Or maybe, like me, you logged on as soon as you heard so you could feel part of the pandemonium social networks stir… More »

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Watch Jay-Z’s Video For Obama

Barack Obama and Jay-Z pretty much have each others' backs, so it's probably no surprise that Jay-Z filmed B.O. a campaign ad. You can watch…
Corban Goble | October 15, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Watch Made In America Fest Highlights: Jay-Z With Pearl Jam, Kanye, Run-D.M.C. & More

Philadelphia's inaugural Made In America festival took place over the weekend, touting an eclectic Jay-Z-curated lineup of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, a reunited Run-D.M.C., D'Angelo, Dirty…
Corban Goble | September 4, 2012 - 8:34 am

DJs For Obama

Here's an ad from DJs For Obama, a group supporting Obama's reelection bid. I don't remember seeing so many DJs on that endorsement wishlist that…
Corban Goble | August 14, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Obama & The Roots Slow Jam The News, Dave Matthews Premieres “Mercy” On Fallon

Last night, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon played host to the one guest who might potentially be more exciting than another Jawbox reunion: Barack Obama,…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2012 - 8:59 am

Obama Sings With Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Buddy Guy

Last month, Barack Obama, the President of the United States Of America, sang a few bars of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2012 - 9:56 am

Obama Drops 28-Song Official Campaign Spotify Playlist

Barack Obama occasionally takes time to do some regular dude stuff, so while it's unlikely that he himself compiled this re-election campaign playlist on Spotify,…
Corban Goble | February 9, 2012 - 3:18 pm

Obama Seeks Endorsements From Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend?

MTV reports that President Obama has “a wish list” of campaign supporters for his upcoming 2012 run for re-election and points to a document obtained…
Corban Goble | January 18, 2012 - 11:40 am

Obama On Dylan: “He Didn’t Want To Take A Picture With Me”

Back in February Bob Dylan performed “The Times They Are A-Changin’” for President Obama and the First Family as part of a celebration for music…
brandon | September 29, 2010 - 1:05 pm

Jack White Sings “Mother Nature’s Son” At The White House

Sir Paul McCartney got himself a tribute and award for being a superior musical human (also known as the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for…
Amrit Singh | July 21, 2010 - 6:02 pm

Jack White, Dave Grohl Salute Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney received the third Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song yesterday, an award that went to Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder i…
jessica | June 3, 2010 - 10:27 am

“I’mma Let You Finish” Wins Best New Meme

Now even Obama has called Yeezy a “jackass”? Heckuva job, press corps. Got a Kanyegate reaction from Jaycee Dugard yet? Meanwhile, no one’s answered the…
Scott Lapatine | September 15, 2009 - 4:27 pm

Foo Fighters Debut “Wheels” At The White House

At the end of last year, Dave Grohl said the Foos were gonna take a long break from the playing and the writing and the…
Amrit Singh | July 6, 2009 - 11:53 am

Arcade Fire Cover “Born In The U.S.A.” At Obama Staff Ball

Last night Arcade Fire played the Obama Staff Ball, the final official inaugural event and a celebration of the thousands of folks who campaigned tirelessly…
Scott Lapatine | January 22, 2009 - 11:05 pm

Arcade Fire, Jay-Z Perform For Team Obama

Win Butler and crew made it well known through words and live actions that the Arcade Fire were backing Obama, so it’s not surprising that…
brandon | January 22, 2009 - 9:25 am

Kanye West, Beyoncé Play Obama Inaugural Balls

Yesterday we got a new president. Maybe you didn't realize because of the total dearth of media coverage, but don't worry that's why you come…
Amrit Singh | January 21, 2009 - 9:22 am

U2, Springsteen Play Inaugural Celebration At Lincoln Memorial

Barack Obama was the eighth most frequently tagged “artist” on Stereogum in the past twelve months. That makes him even more popular than Animal Collective…
Scott Lapatine | January 19, 2009 - 10:23 am

Does Obama Use A Zune?

Earlier this week a Philly reporter blogged about jogging next to the president-elect, who was listening to tunes on his Zune. This claim did not…
Scott Lapatine | December 4, 2008 - 10:16 am

Third Eye Blind Respond To Bitchy Stereogum Post

Late last week we set off a firestorm by sharing a reader e-mail about Third Eye Blind's "Non-Dairy Creamer," a new song we agreed wa…
Scott Lapatine | November 20, 2008 - 2:01 pm