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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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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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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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