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The New Pornographers Forced to Cancel Show Owing to Nonexistent Connection to Pornography

The Canadian collective had a show scheduled at Michigan's Calvin College but, according to a statement from the institution, "after weeks of discussion and consideration, the irony of the band's name was impossible to explain to many. The band's name, to some, is mistakenly associated with pornography. Consequently, Calvin, to some, was mistakenly associated with pornography. Neither the college nor the band endorses pornography." Awesome. Also, we learned something from all of this: Turns out the band is not named for televangelist Jimmy Swaggart's "rock and roll is the new pornography" quote, but rather for an obscure sixties Japanese movie called The Pornographers. Also, Calvin College is named for Hobbes's pal. [Spinner]

Photo: New Pornographers