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Which musical act have you seen live more than any other?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

From Loretta Lynn to Iggy Pop: Here’s what’s coming to record stores this March

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to reviews sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

Bigger and bitchier: A superlative rundown of the best records of 2014 so far

If 2013’s crop of albums made for an embarrassment of rock riches, 2014 has been a bit more sedate. Plenty of good records have come out this year, but there has still not been one universally agreed upon shining star. That critical bell curve makes The A.V. Club’s examination of our favorite records this year into an…

Bob Mould builds a faux-fan frenzy in his latest music video

Bob Mould’s latest record, Beauty & Ruin, is out today and, as you can read here, it’s pretty darn good. It’s fitting that Mould’s latest video is also pretty darn good. The clip for “I Don’t Know You Anymore” features Mould’s backing bandmates Jon Wurster and Jason Narducy, as well as The Decemberists’ Colin…

Watch Fred Armisen, Jon Wurster, Dave Grohl, more ogle Jason Narducy’s elbows

Jason Narducy is best known as the bass player in Bob Mould’s band and the male Laura Ballance, as he fills in for her at Superchunk performances these days. But Narducy has a long music career that stretches back to his teenage punk band in the ’80s (Verböten) and his alt band Verbow in the ’90s. His latest project…

Reminder: We’ve got two parties in Austin next week, with Bob Mould, Wye Oak, The Hold Steady, and more

Here is your reminder, since this news may have been lost in the shuffle and we don’t want you to miss out: We’re throwing two parties in Austin next week, during the annual South By Southwest hullabaloo. On the evening of Monday, March 10, our brothers and sisters from The Onion are presenting a party at Mohawk with…

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