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The past several years, software developer Virgil Griffith has recorded musical tastes along with average SAT scores at various institutions of higher learning. According to Consequence of Sound, Griffith made correlations by looking at the most popular bands on Facebook for students of the respective schools. Using this data, he created a chart designed to show what music dumb people prefer, what music smart people like, and everything in between. I wouldn't put much stock into this of course, but it's fun to check out nonetheless. If nothing else, it confirms what I've always suspected: people who listen to gospel are pretty stupid.

music intelligence chart

This Finnish cough drop commercial has been making the rounds as of late, and it's just too good not to share. Europeans have much cooler commercials than we boring Americans.

Yesterday we received an email from a member of Winston-Salem, NC metal band Extinction Level Event. Obviously, we get a fair number of submissions from unknown metal bands, most of which we don't have the time to investigate. We decided to give this one a look though because the band's lineup features three bassists, a drummer, and no guitarist.

I've heard of two bassists and no guitarist (anybody remember Cop Shoot Cop?), but three bassists? Could be really stupid, really great, or really mediocre. Decide for yourself as you listen to the band's new single "Destroyer" below. You can also check them out on Facebook.

UPDATE: Today the band debuted a second single, which you can check out below.

MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow was recently asked by Late Night with Seth Meyers to select some "angry punk songs" to get you through the midterm elections. You can check out her selections below. I wish they'd ask the same question of Sean Hannity (I'm pretty sure he thinks Florida Georgia Line is punk).

If you're a regular reader of our site, you've probably noticed that bands seem to be getting robbed in St. Louis quite frequently these days. Recent victims include Yautja, For The Fallen Dreams, Traitors, and Eyehategod.

Notably, just hours ago, Maine hip-hop artist Spose was also the victim of theft in St. Louis. Literally while enjoying the meal in the photo below at Pappy's Smokehouse, his touring van was robbed, in broad daylight no less. Among the items stolen were several laptops, musical equipment, phones, cameras, clothes, and an iPad. You can read his statement below. Interestingly, Pappy's is within blocks of all of the previous St. Louis thefts we've detailed this year.

Spose at Pappys Smokehouse in St. Louis

"So, our tour van was just robbed around 12:30 pm today in St. Louis in broad daylight outside of Pappy's Smokehouse. We lost everything. Multiple laptops, all our musical equipment, my canon 5d mark ii camera and lenses, everything I use to record my music, my mic, my apogee duet, my ipad, clothes, phones, my friend GodDamnChan lost every beat he's ever made, all my external hard drives containing all the music I had made for my next album(s). We filed a police report and changed passwords and called State Farm but nothing can replace what we lost. We were in the restaurant for 30 minutes. And they essentially took my job, all the work I had done for the past two years building up to 2015. Gone. There's no amount of likes or comments that'll bring anything back, I just wanted to let the people who robbed us know FUCK YOU and let our fans know I'll be performing the next few shows with limited resources on this tour (and I will be a little late to the show tonight). So please know I normally would have a more organized set than whatever I'll have to scrounge together here on my way to Kansas. I'm done with St Louis, if you wanna see me perform in the future come to Chicago or something cuz St Louis is dead to me. Just took all the work I had to done to support and feed my family in 2015 away from me.

"If you know me, however, you know I'm not all doom and gloom and pessimistic. So, I would be remiss to not point out that my family is safe, nobody got hurt, I am healthy, I've lived a good, relatively painful, peaceful life and the sun is still shining. BUT SERIOUSLY FUCK WHOEVER STOLE MY SHIT!!!

"Lawrence, Kansas tonight at the Grenada with MC Chris and MC Lars."

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