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When you’re related to a celebrity, it’s easy to get attention but hard to earn respect. So when Elle King shared her “Ex’s & Oh’s” video last May — after initially releasing the song way back in September 2014 — I barely even processed the music. The only thing I could think was, “Rob Schneider’s… More »

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 will.i.am hologram,…
brandon | November 5, 2008 - 4:07 pm
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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
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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
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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
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Duran Duran’s John Taylor Breaks His Legendary Silence On The 2008 Presidential Election

From will.i.am 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
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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
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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
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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
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