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biography of comedy troupe The State out soon, release shows happening in NYC & LA

One of the undisputed heavyweights of televised sketch comedy, right up there with greats like Mr. Show with Bob and David, Monty Python's Flying Circus, and The Kids in the Hall, is The State, which broadcast on MTV for 4 seasons totaling 28 episodes from 1993 - 1995...

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Tim Heidecker releasing LP of “somewhat earnest” pop, touring, playing free Other Music in-store

Tim Heidecker, of Tim & Eric, is releasing In Glendale, an album of what he's calling "somewhat earnest" pop songs, which will be out May 6...

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Sleater-Kinney rocking Tina's room
Sleater-Kinney rocking Tina's room
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Indie Rock musicians turned TV stars (a list!)

From Death By Audio to Home Box Office, from 'Gilmore Girls' to 'Game of Thrones,' here are some indie rock musicians who showed up in popular TV shows.

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Flight of the Conchords expand tour, add show at The Capitol Theatre

Flight of the Conchords are heading on their much-anticipated tour this summer, including two NYC shows: Forest Hills Stadium on July 20 (tickets) and Central Park SummerStage on July 24 (sold out)...

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Speedy Ortiz add tour dates, playing Griff and Joe’s Earth Day Earthtacular

Griffin Newman (who's on Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show, HBO's Vinyl and more) and comedy writer Joe Garden (The Onion, AdultSwim.com) are roomates and holiday lovers, and for this reason they like to team up and throw holiday shows together. They've done Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Christmas, and this month they'll do one for Earth Day with musical guests Speedy Ortiz.

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Adam Green releasing his movie musical ‘Aladdin’ out this week (listen to the soundtrack), going on tour

Rubbing the lamp takes on new meaning in the onetime Moldy Peach frontman's twisted take on this fairy tale starring Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Har Mar Superstar, Devendra Banhart, Bip Ling, Zoe Kravitz and more.

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check out Market Hotel’s big Bernie Sanders mural ++ a Nellie McKay song, Lady Miss Kier & more

If you you've been by Todd P's Bushwick music venue Market Hotel recently -- especially if you ride the J/M train past it regularly -- you may have noticed their new Bernie Sanders mural that says "Bernie Sanders for President" alongside "END MA$$ INCARCERATION...

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David Cross in Atlanta (via Facebook)
David Cross in Atlanta (via Facebook)
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David Cross did a “Times Talk” (video), continues “Making America Great Again” tour ++ win tix to Beacon Theatre

Mr. Cross doesn’t get the credit he deserves as a political stand-up. He’s better known as a comic actor (“Arrested Development”) and an inspired sketch performer (“Mr...

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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor is guest drummer on ‘Seth Meyers’ this week; Carlos D joined the band last week (video)

Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor, who's one of the best drummers on planet earth, will hop in on the already star-studded 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week...

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original cast of ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000′ reuniting for special live event this summer

Push the button, Frank.

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