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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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Choosing Presidential Running Mates (If The Candidates Were Bands, And You Were A Concert Booker)

You've stridently opined regarding what's rocking Obama's iPod. What about weightier issues, like, who should be rounding out his or McCain's ticket? It's still early…
Amrit Singh | June 26, 2008 - 11:54 am
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Obama’s iPod Loves Him Back

Another sign that Barack Obama is cooler than you: His iPod endorses him for president. (A good chunk of it, anyway.) The AP previews the…
Amrit Singh | June 25, 2008 - 10:58 am
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The Great Detroit Octane Perform On Conan

Sometimes I think Barack Obama's true calling has been to inspire "Barack Obama-sistible!." I saw them live at UCB -- it was 120 seconds of…
Amrit Singh | June 18, 2008 - 10:24 am

Arcade Fire & Superchunk Rock For Obama In North Carolina

We already knew Win was all about Obama, but now Merge house band Superchunk's also thrown their Barack support into the ring (sorry Britt, maybe
brandon | May 2, 2008 - 12:07 pm
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Barack Obama Is Barack Obama-sistible!

Detroit Octane, aka writer, actor, and Adult Swim-er Jon Glaser and friends, have penned a ridiculously catchy (and just ridiculous) campaign tune for Barack Obama…
brandon | March 19, 2008 - 12:33 pm
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Arcade Fire Cover Bowie, Lennon At Cleveland Barack Rock Stop

There's a great point here to be made for future political campaigns: If you're going to have a band perform some 11th hour concerts in…
Amrit Singh | March 4, 2008 - 3:10 pm
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Arcade Fire Cover Sam Cooke For Obama

While SNL offered over its airwaves in aid of Hillary Clinton's attempt to woo the hip 'youths at home watching TV on a Saturday night'
Amrit Singh | March 3, 2008 - 2:06 pm
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Arcade Fire Playing Free Shows For Barack Obama

Early on and before most of indie rock had started showing their stripes as Obamaniacs this Democratic primary season, Win Butler took to the internet
Amrit Singh | February 29, 2008 - 9:37 pm
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Saturday Night Live Returns With Rock Of Love Parody, Armisen As Obama

Back from the writers' strike with a backlog of Daniel Plainview and Hillary Clinton jokes, Saturday Night Live returned this weekend brandishing Tina Fey, a…
Amrit Singh | February 25, 2008 - 11:11 am
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Shudder To Think, Paul Rudd, David Wain, Michael Showalter & Michael Ian Black Perform For Barack Obama & Super Tuesday: The Video Set

Well polls are closing in a few hours, hope you weren't too burned-out from that Dead show to vote. While we wait for Chris Matthews…
Amrit Singh | February 5, 2008 - 7:13 pm
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Deadheads For Barack Obama

Super Tuesday! Hope those of you in the magic states have cast your ballots already; if not, Bobby Weir may just influence the direction of…
Amrit Singh | February 5, 2008 - 2:15 pm
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will.i.am Brings Scarlett Johansson, Common, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar To Rock “Yes We Can” For Barack

If you're still wondering -- after endorsements from Jeff Tweedy and Conor Oberst and Win Butler and Craig Wedren & Stella's cast and the rest…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2008 - 10:28 am
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New Craig Wedren – “Crush You” (And His Barack Rock Event, Feat. Nina Persson & Stella Stars)

We've never been shy about our love for Shudder To Think, a love largely hinging on the vocal chords of Craig Wedren. Since that band's…
brandon | January 31, 2008 - 5:44 pm
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Win Butler Weighs In On Barack, Hillary

As NME pointed out, over at Win's Neon Bible blog, under a post called "good god please don't buy it," the Arcade Fire front-runner gives…
Stereogum | January 15, 2008 - 10:07 am
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Bill Gates Plans To Spend Retirement With Bono, Jay-Z, Jon Stewart, And Lots Of Democrats

It's (Consumer Electronics) Show time in Vegas, and last night's keynote address came packing a pop culture-savvy video designed to give some morale back to…
Stereogum | January 7, 2008 - 6:52 pm
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Hey Iowa, Show Us Your Caucus

We haven't done a metric analysis to determine the size of our Iowan readership, but as a special PSA in the interest of a robust…
Stereogum | January 3, 2008 - 7:17 pm
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