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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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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 support of your candidate, make sure the internet loves that band like it does Arcade Fire. Because while most blogs and music news sites want to steer clear of endorsing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 4, 2008 - 3:10 pm

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’ vote, Barack Obama was getting a similar stamp of hipster approval on the same day in Nelsonville, OH, where Arcade Fire played a show for the cool, ‘easily wooed by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 3, 2008 - 2:06 pm

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 to let us know how close we were coming to fucking up what was in his mind a historic opportunity. Gently, he nudged:Barack is the first candidate in my lifetime… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 29, 2008 - 9:37 pm

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 Steve Martin cameo, and huge prosthetic Obama ears. Obviously musical guest Carrie Underwood wasn’t going to provide sufficient excuse for us to post about it. For that, we turn to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 25, 2008 - 11:11 am

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 and Tim Russert to begin orgasming over the election results, a little recap of last night’s excellence on the LES. Yeah it’d be understandable if your personal political preference kept… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 5, 2008 - 7:13 pm

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 your level pull yet. It wasn’t just the hipsters organizing for Barack last night. While Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, David Wain, and a Shudder To Think reunion tried to woo… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 5, 2008 - 2:15 pm 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 of the cool kids (literally) — who the hip pick is in this election, let this roll call of random famous faces be what finally provides you an answer.… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2008 - 10:28 am

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 demise, he’s kept busy with soundtracking and solo recordings and has a new album Wand forthcoming. He told us, “It’s gonna come out next fall/winter with an accompanying movie. Essentially,… More »

By: brandon / January 31, 2008 - 5:44 pm

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 his two or three cents about the current Democratic Primaries. To quote:I am watching Hillary Clinton in her victory speech in New Hampshire … they just threw a bunch of… More »

By: Stereogum / January 15, 2008 - 10:07 am

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 the John Hodgmanized ranks of the Microsoft fanboys, by putting their fearless leader in cute situations with lots of people that probably use Macs in real life (or, at least… More »

By: Stereogum / January 7, 2008 - 6:52 pm

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 democracy: Get out there and vote! You have like ten minutes left. Maybe you Hawkeyes were reminded by Barack Obama’s new year’s day rally which doubled as Bright Eyes mini-concertMore »

By: Stereogum / January 3, 2008 - 7:17 pm

Vote The Rock 2008

The topic of campaign theme song is a vital one. Music’s power to convey a message and further a platform isn’t to be underestimated. Understanding the weightiness of this most essential campaign decision, Hillary Clinton embraced the democratic process by asking her supporters to vote for her stump song online. And when results were tabulated,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 7, 2007 - 6:30 pm

Feist, Brian Williams, & Obama Do Saturday Night Live

Wonder if newsman Brian had something to do with SNL’s music guest casting Saturday night? Or maybe the 30 Rock crew watches Kimmel. Leslie joined NBC’s prime time anchor Brian Williams on what may be the last Saturday Night Live for awhile, making the jump from your Nano to the Studio 8A stage with a… More »

By: Stereogum / November 5, 2007 - 10:09 am
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