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Barack and Roll

By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 7, 2007 6:25PM


Anything snarky that we come up with regarding the use of music in the Democratic Presidential campaigns just pales in comparison to the cold, hard facts: Hillary Clinton's theme was a Celine Dion song and has recently been replaced by a Big Head Todd and the Monsters tune, and Barack Obama's fundraising events feature performances by some of the most relevant and buzzworthy artists out there. Tonight's Change Rocks concert at the Riv brings together a delectable sampling of our fine city's music community — the iconic songwriter (Jeff Tweedy), the noteworthy indie rock band (The Changes), and the up 'n' coming hip hop duo (Cool Kids) — in addition to words from the candidate himself. R&B queen Macy Gray will also lend her sultry, smoky voice to the Senator's cause, and if having a performer (Jill Sobule) who made her name with a song called "I Kissed A Girl" isn't the sign of a progressive-thinking candidate, we don't know what is.

What song do you think fits one of the Presidential candidates' campaigns? Let us know!

Change Rocks is tonight at the Riviera, 7:00 p.m., $50-$250.