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Fred Armisen, Bill Hader & Maya Rudolph parodied Talking Heads on ‘Documentary Now!’ (watch/listen)

Maya Rudolph and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster were also part of this spot-on sendup of the classic Talking Heads concert film.

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Bob Mould & Ted Leo @ Webster Hall (pics, setlist, video)

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Bob Mould brought his tour with Ted Leo to NYC over the weekend, playing Webster Hall on Friday, April 29. We've got pictures of the show in this post...

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The Best Show’s Scharpling & Wurster are doing live shows in NYC, Chicago and Brooklyn in March

As you may know, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster, the brains behind the newly relaunched The Best Show, have a 16-disc box set of the best bits from the show's WFMU days coming out via the Numero Group in March...

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Tom Scharpling tells us his “Top 10 For 2014″; new online version of ‘The Best Show’ debuts tonight

As mentioned, Tom Scharpling's much loved, much missed The Best Show makes its return tonight (12/16) in live podcast form with the whole gang (Mike, Gary, Roy, Vance) in tow...

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‘The Best Show’ is back this week

As mentioned, Tom Scharpling's The Best Show is coming back as an online live podcast. It will return in its familiar timeslot (Tuesdays from 9PM - Midnight, EST) and this Tuesday (12/16) will be the first show...

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‘The Best Show’ returning in November, 16-disc Scharpling & Wurster box set coming in March 2015

There's a lot of news in the world of Tom Scharpling. Firstly, he announced the return of much-loved, much missed The Best Show, which ran for 13 years on WFMU until going off the air in December 2013...

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a guide to Record Store Day 2014 releases

and Bill Pearis

Record Store Day 2014 is Saturday (4/19) and there are upwards of 800 RSD exclusive titles released worldwide this year. Which is clearly too many...

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Split Single (Jason Narducy, Britt Daniel & Jon Wurster) announce debut album, ‘Fragmented World,’ playing SXSW

Split Single in Chicago in January (more by Jeff Ryan)

Back in 2012, after Spoon's Britt Daniel formed the "supergroup" Divine Fits, he joined another new band, Split Single, which is the project of Jason Narducy (of Bob Mould's band and formerly of Verbow) and also features fellow Bob Mould collaborator Jon Wurster (also of Superchunk, Mountain Goats, etc) on dr...

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Listen to EVERY episode of “The Best Show” (RIP)

If you had to estimate how much planning went into the final show, what would you be looking at?

It's hard to say. Jon and I talked about what the final bits would be for well over a month...

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J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten made a video for their John Denver cover w/ Superchunk’s Jon Wurster & Aimee Mann

Back in April, ATO Records released The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver, which featured covers of the singer by J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten, My Morning Jacket, Evan Dando, Kathleen Edwards, Lucinda Williams, and more...

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