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James Murphy talks new LCD LP (& cover art), Bowie & more on ‘The Best Show’ (listen)

JLCD Soundsystem honcho James Murphy was the guest on Tom Scharpling's The Best Show on Tuesday night (8/8) for a nearly three-hour, freewheeling conversation....

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Fenway Park organist played New Pornographers & Aimee Mann at Red Sox games (listen)

Fenway Park organist Josh Kantor (who's also in baseball-themed indie rock supergroup The Baseball Project with members of R.E.M. and The Dream Syndicate) plays renditions of indie rock songs at Red Sox games. His latest to surface online are New Pornographers and Aimee Mann...

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Scharpling & Wurster add 2nd ‘Rock, Rot & Rule’ 20th Anniversary show (tix on sale)

Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their classic The Best Show's classic 'Rock, Rot & Rule' bit at Brooklyn's new Murmrr Theatre on October 21. That show sold out and they've just added a late show to the night...

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Scharpling & Wurster hosting ‘Rock, Rot & Rule’ 20th anniversary show in Brooklyn

One of the most famous bits on Tom Scharpling's The Best Show on WFMU was when Ronald Thomas Clontle (in actuality Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster) appeared on the show in 1997 to promote his music guide Rock, Rot & Rule, a book which the author called “the ultimate argument settler"...

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comedian Julie Klausner tells us “20 of her favorite cultural antidotes to this horror parade of a year”

Comedian and 'Difficult People' star Julie Klausner couldn't be contained by 10 things. Music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, people, and more.

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Martin Courtney released solo debut ‘Many Moons,’ played ‘The Best Show’ (listen to both)

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney released his first solo album, Many Moons, today via Domino. As I've written before, the record isn't all that different from what Real Estate do, but Martin's strapping on the acoustic -- plus nice use of mellotron -- give Many Moons a lovely, light touch...

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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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