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

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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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Ryan Adams, Craig Finn, Tanya Donelly, Carl Newman & more pay tribute to Grant Hart

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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)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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

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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)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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. Kicking thing’s off with two Sugar songs, Bob played a set that was heavy on recent solo material — like this year’s Patch the Sky –although, as always, he finds space to reach pretty deep into that prolific back-catalogue, closing up the main set with a string of Hüsker Dü classics…

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Get jolly, merry, etc. with the Indie Rock HOLIDAY Parade!

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Sufjan Stevens | Photo by Denny Renshaw

Sufjan Stevens, holiday style | Photo by Denny Renshaw

Sufjan Stevens | Photo by Denny Renshaw

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Time to celebrate the season with the Indie Rock HOLIDAY Parade on XPN! Tune in at 11pm ET (right after Land of the Lost with Robert Drake) for a full two-hour show that’s decked to the halls with holiday favorites new and old. In fact, a lot of what we’ll be hearing tonight is brand NEW, so be on the lookout for these musical jollies:


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More of the Best of 2015 on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

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Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira

Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira

Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight at 11pm ET (right after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese) for another round of the Best of 2015! We’ll hear tracks from notable releases by Panda Bear, Tanlines and Jamie xx, along with a few of our favorite Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session tracks from the year. Check out some of those below. We’ll also hear an encore presentation of our recent guest DJ visit with Jon Wurster, who (along with Tom Scharpling) brings The Best Show to Union Transfer ...

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DEEP DISCOUNTS on new music from Parquet Courts, Youth Lagoon and Gazebos on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

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“I got my Indie Rock Hit Parade!”

Celebrate (?) Black Friday with the Indie Rock Hit Parade, tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! We’ve got deep discounts on brand new tracks from Parquet Courts, Youth Lagoon, Small Black and more doorbusters that you won’t want to miss. They’ll call me crazy for offering such a variety of new music, but I’ll call you crazy if you don’t listen! Check out a few things you might hear in the mix (that is, if the people who have been camping out since last night don’t snatch them all up ...

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Philly Boy, Part 2: Listen to Jon Wurster guest DJ on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

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Jon Wurster | Photo by Eric SchumanIt’s always a good time when drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, the Mountain Goats) stops by the Indie Rock Hit Parade. This time around, Jon brought with him a batch of classic and rare Philly-centric indie and hardcore, along with some … Continued

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Planet JW: Guest DJ Jon Wurster returns to the Indie Rock Hit Parade

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Jon Wurster and Tom Scharpling | Photo by Steven BrahmsTonight at 11pm, the Indie Rock Hit Parade welcomes back its resident guest DJ for another round of music and mayhem. Jon Wurster spends most of his time as the drummer for Superchunk, the Mountain Goats and Bob Mould, but … Continued

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Get weird with Panda Bear, Django Django & Viet Cong on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

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Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda PereiraThe Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to your personal space tonight at 11pm on XPN! It’s technically the first “regular show” of the new year, but it’s far from just a “regular show.” Tune in for a spotlight on the … Continued

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Philly Boy: Listen to Jon Wurster’s Guest DJ set on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

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Jon Wurster as seen in Superchunk's "Crossed Wires" videoActing as our very first guest DJ on the Indie Rock Hit Parade, Jon Wurster brought an eclectic selection of songs to share. Each of the songs connects to a specific memory for the Superchunk/Mountain Goats drummer, many hearkening back … Continued

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Jon Wurster takes the reins on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Jon Wurster | Photo by Jason ArthursThe Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to the XPN wavelength tonight at 11pm! It’s a very special show tonight, as we welcome our very first guest DJ to the Hit Parade: Jon Wurster! You might know Jon as the drummer … Continued

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