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Parental Advisory is a new feature on Stereogum where we’ll talk to musicians who also happen to be parents. It can’t be easy to raise kids from a tour-bus bunk, or to explain to your toddler why random people keep walking up to you and asking if you want to get high with them, and… More »

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Watch Jack White Join Brendan Benson On Two Raconteurs Songs In Nashville Last Night

Lately, Jack White has been busy, first with his solo album and then with the impending return of the Dead Weather, and it's been a…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2013 - 1:57 pm

Brendan Benson – “Bad For Me” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Michigan-born power-popper and Raconteurs co-leader Brendan Benson is starting a new label and pubishing company called Readymade -- the idea being that the new…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2012 - 9:50 am

New Brendan Benson Video – “A Whole Lot Better” (Stereogum Premiere)

The last time "A Whole Better" streamed in a video embed, Brendan Benson was performing it at the Ed Sullivan Theatre for Mr. Letterman. This…
Amrit Singh | November 12, 2009 - 2:34 pm

Brendan Benson Gets “A Whole Lot Better” With Letterman

Surprising nobody, folks are more keyed in to the fact that Brendan Benson has released a solo album this time around. His last three LPs…
Amrit Singh | August 24, 2009 - 1:06 am

Brendan Benson’s New Album Streaming At NPR

While Jack cavorts with Dead Weather, familiarize yourself with fellow Raconteur Brendan Benson’s forthcoming solo album My Old, Familiar Friend (8/18, ATO). It’s currently streaming
brandon | August 4, 2009 - 9:46 am

New Brendan Benson – “Feel Like Taking You Home” (Stereogum Premiere)

Something tells me people are gonna be keyed into Brendan Benson's forthcoming solo LP more than his previous three combined. Which isn't to say One
Amrit Singh | June 17, 2009 - 9:15 am

Bonnaroo: It’s A (Photo) Wrap

The tents are collapsed, the recycling collected, the hippies headed to the showers (j/k hippies don't take showers). Bonnaroo '08 now belongs to…
Amrit Singh | June 16, 2008 - 6:07 am

The Raconteurs Played Conan, Also Played With Nick Zinner

New York had a Raconteur parade this past week: three sold out nights at the much maligned Terminal 5 in Manhattan, two-song performance on the…
Amrit Singh | June 3, 2008 - 9:42 am

New Raconteurs Video – “Salute Your Solution”

These guys are moving quickly. As promised in the initial press release about Consolers Of The Lonely, the Raconteurs indeed have made available a video…
brandon | March 25, 2008 - 2:43 pm

The Raconteurs’ Album Out Earlier Than Expected (Thanks iTunes!)

We saw it with the Shins, now it’s happening again: Either someone at iTunes is enjoying “accidentally” leaking anticipated indie records before street date, or…
Amrit Singh | March 21, 2008 - 4:00 pm

Raconteurs’ Consolers Of The Lonely Coming In One Week

The new album's mastered, pressed, and ready for you in a variety of formats (more if you're Japanese!) on 3/25. "Salute Your Solution," the first…
Stereogum | March 17, 2008 - 10:19 pm

The Hives Lend A Hand To Timbaland, The Raconteurs

April's been a busy month for Swedish garage rockers the Hives, though Howlin' Pelle's recent journal entry offers little info on the band's forthcoming release…
Stereogum | May 1, 2007 - 3:01 pm

New Brendan Benson Demos

With Jack and Meg reuniting and the Raconteurs’ extended victory lap outta the way, Brendan’s free to return to his erstwhile pastime of making damn…
Stereogum | April 2, 2007 - 9:00 am

Brendan Benson At Irving Plaza

Brendan Benson played at Irving Plaza here in NYC last Friday night. Local band Tralala and the Cincinnati band The Greenhornes opened. I really like…
jed | October 3, 2005 - 12:08 pm

Siren Festival 2005

In an effort to stay close to free beer and Port-A-Potties, Stereogum didn’t catch any of Siren’s Stillwell Stage (tell me what I missed in…
Stereogum | July 18, 2005 - 9:09 am

How Do I Work This?

This thing finally works again! Sorry for the lack of heads up, but I couldn’t even log into Movable Type to tell ya about Stereogum’s…
Stereogum | March 9, 2005 - 8:52 am

Guilt-Free Downloads

Stereogum | December 21, 2004 - 10:41 am