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Ween, GBV, Melvins, Devo, MC5 & more talk worst, weirdest gigs in new book ‘No Encore!’

Every musician has a story about a crazy show, the worst gig of their life or general weird stuff that happens on the road. Writer Drew Fortune talked to a lot of famous musicians about just that for this very entertaining new book.

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Our Band Could Be Your Life audiobook
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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor & others narrating ‘Our Band Could Be Your Life’ audiobook

Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie, Laura Jane Grace, Jeff Tweedy, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Sharon Van Etten, Fred Armisen and others also read chapters from Michael Azerrad's indispensable 2001 chronicle, which is getting its first audiobook edition.

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Dr. Demento presents star-studded punk tribute LP (Misfits, Weird Al, William Shatner & more)

A whole bunch of punk, new wave, indie/alt rock artists have come together to pay tribute to beloved radio personality and novelty music guru Dr. Demento on a new two-disc tribute titled Covered in Punk. Artists such as Nobunny, Joan Jett, The Dead Milkmen, Colleen Green, The Meatmen, Shonen Knife, The Vandals, Fred Schneider, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Los Straitjackets, Misfits, and more have covered classic songs that were staples of Dr Demento's radio show...

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Yo La Tengo at Bowery Ballroom
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Superchunk & Aparna Nancherla joined Yo La Tengo for Hanukkah night 5 (setlist, video)

For indie rock fans, the fifth night (12/16) of Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah celebration at Bowery Ballroom may have been the best, biggest yet.

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Grant Hart at Brooklyn Bowl in May (more by Stephanie Augello)
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Ryan Adams, Craig Finn, Tanya Donelly, Carl Newman & more pay tribute to Grant Hart

Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Ian Black, Colin Meloy, Ted Leo, Superchunk, Jesu, Future of the Left and more have also paid tribute to the late Husker Du member.

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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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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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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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