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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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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 was…
Scott Lapatine | November 20, 2008 - 2:01 pm

Obama, Rick Astley Preside Over MTV Europe Awards

The MTV Europe Awards took place at Liverpool's Echo Arena last night. Katy Perry and Jared Leto hosted. Both also won awards. (Huh?) Britney Spears…
brandon | November 7, 2008 - 9:19 am

New Jay-Z – “History”

After exhausting all the talk about the hope and the optimism for our country's future and the realization of its highest ideals on Tuesday night,…
Amrit Singh | November 7, 2008 - 9:00 am

New Thom Yorke – “Tchk Harrowdown Jump Rmx”

Who would have figured the guy who wrote "No Surprises," "Electioneering," and named an album Hail To The Thief to be sorta invested in the…
Amrit Singh | November 6, 2008 - 2:15 pm

R.E.M. Celebrate Obama Victory

In case you didn't hear, Barack Obama won last night. If this came as great news, you likely found yourself laughing at that hologram,…
brandon | November 5, 2008 - 4:07 pm

We Have The Facts And We’re Voting

In honor of events slightly more momentous than the leak of a new Killers song, Stereogum’s signing off for the rest of the day and…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2008 - 5:05 pm

New Bruce Springsteen – “Working On A Dream” (Live In Ohio)

Last week Bruce Springsteen got in the Halloween spirit and spent "A Night With The Jersey Devil." Yesterday, feeling election day inch closer, he spent…
brandon | November 3, 2008 - 11:39 am

Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Duet For Obama

Last night NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom hosted a "Change Rocks" fundraiser for Obama, featuring Class of '99 Rock Hall inductees the Boss and the Piano Man.
Scott Lapatine | October 17, 2008 - 11:09 am

Duran Duran’s John Taylor Breaks His Legendary Silence On The 2008 Presidential Election

From to Dave Stewart to Boy George, Barack Obama has inspired some pretty horrible songs. Often from British people. Case in point: John Taylor…
brandon | October 17, 2008 - 9:50 am

CBS Censors No Age’s Obama Shirt

Last night -- after watching the debates, coincidentally -- we received an email from No Age guitarist Randy Randall, who wanted talk about something that…
brandon | October 8, 2008 - 8:51 am

Bruce Springsteen Stumps And Strums For Obama In The Streets Of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania wasn't the only battleground state the Boss visited this weekend in service of his chosen candidate (he also hit Columbus, OH on Sunday), but…
Amrit Singh | October 6, 2008 - 2:35 pm

Stereogum x Neighborhoodies Think Ups T-Shirt #1

It's been awhile since we dressed you guys. Lucky for you shirtless folks, Neighborhoodies approached us about designing some new swag as part of their…
Scott Lapatine | September 8, 2008 - 2:30 pm

The National Team Up With Obama To Bring “Signs Of Hope & Change”

The National's "Fake Empire" can be read as either political or romantic (or a Late Night stunner). It's mostly the former in an almost three-minute…
brandon | September 3, 2008 - 4:17 pm

Dead To Tour, Support Obama

The first Deadheads For Obama show took place at the Warfield in San Francisco before the California Democratic Primary. Adding another set of voices to…
brandon | September 2, 2008 - 10:18 am

Potential Radiohead Vs. Obama Showdown Tonight

Barack might have some competition for eyeballs this evening. Facts: The DNC caps off tonight at Mile High with Obama’s speech commemorating his nomination as…
Amrit Singh | August 28, 2008 - 3:09 pm

Dave Stewart’s Terrible New Obama Song

I'm not very good at PhotoShop: That screen grab of Perez Hilton is real. If that wasn't bad enough, Eurythmics dude Dave Stewart also requested…
brandon | August 25, 2008 - 11:53 am

Introducing The Barack Roll

A hot meme was born late last week. Hot memes are born late every week, but this one’s Obamasistible, combining the ubiquitous Rick Roll with…
brandon | August 11, 2008 - 9:04 am