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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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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…
Stereogum | December 7, 2007 - 6:30 pm
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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…
Stereogum | November 5, 2007 - 10:09 am
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