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Maybe more people should start picketing their picketing…lol This was a great idea and would love to see more people make these idiots at the WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH look bad.

On Aug. 30th, 2011 Westboro Baptist Church called for a picket of the Foo Fighters show in Kansas City. They had a little something up their sleeve. God Bless America.



I have always been a big fan of the band Dispatch.  I got into them in college and was lucky enough to see them play on their last tour.  then out of no where due to some unforeseen family problems and deaths the band broke up.  And they stayed broken up for 9 years or more.  Randomly I was surfing the interwebs and i saw they were playing a reunion tour and i had to do whatever i could to get tickets to the show.  Boy Oh Boy! Did it ever pay off to get tickets to the smallest venue on the tour in Saint Louis Missouri at The Pageant.

The Pageant was packed, and the crowd was a buzz with anticipation.  The doors opened at 6 pm and there was no opening act before Distpatch took the stage at 8pm. Since The Pageant is open seating, basically a giant bar with a big stage, we arrived plenty early to get seats and the place was already packed.  This only added to the excitement. For the last hour before they took stage every time the music in the bar got quite people started cheering hoping it was the start of the show.

When the time finally came Dispatch held nothing back. The played a great version of Open Up.

Pay close attention to the instruments the band is playing becuase throughout the show they switched it up.  I think each one of them played Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Drums.

I was so happy that came back out for an encore to play one of my favorite songs Ellias.  It has a great beat and is definitely a crowd favorite. I didn’t provide the whole song so i wouldn’t spoil it for when you go see them play…

What really makes a Dispatch show special though it the atmosphere.  I have been to few concerts where that many people know the words to all the songs.  Also they always throw in some fun covers, this next cover of Mrs. Robison was a great surprise.

They also did a great cover of a sublime song and a few others, not to be a spoiler.

All I have to say is look at the crowd at the end of the show.

Blues-rock duo The Black Keys chose YouTube to announce the upcoming album from their side project Blakroc, a collaboration with hip-hop entrepreneur Damon Dashon.

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Blakroc features various emcees rapping over original music from The Black Keys. Per the trailer,Blakroc 2 will feature rappers such as Talib Kweli, U-God, the Cool Kids, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Jay Electronica, Jim Jones, Sean Price and OC, all of whom appear in the recording studio during the video. It may not give much insight into what the album will sound like, but there’s a lot of smoking.

It’s common for artists to use free services like YouTube to preview and promote upcoming work. Recently, Tom Waits used the service to announce his new album, Bad As Me, which will be released Oct. 25. However, The Black Keys’ teaser doesn’t reveal its impending release date, simply saying “Coming soon.” The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney even tweeted last night, probably sarcastically, “There are no actual plans to release blakroc 2. We’ve been trying for months to work out a partnership with @redlobster…to no avail”

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With the popularity of The Black Keys at an all-time high following the band’s Grammy-winning 2010 album Brothers, perhaps simply getting the word out early creates a success. The video already has more than 16,000 views.

Will you be looking forward to the release?

This story originally published on Mashable here.