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As you’re well aware by now, the nostalgia-fueled dance-pop orgy that brought MGMT to such great heights is waning. The bands that sold their guitars to buy turntables are now selling their turntables to buy guitars. With the renewed appreciation of badass rock ‘n’ roll, naturally comes a rediscovery of Michael Azerrad‘s punk-rock bible, Our Band Could Be Your Life. Pitchfork reports that a 10-year anniversary of the book is going down on May 22 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, where a bunch of current bands will cover a bunch of older bands. Not only is Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors covering Black Flag (too obvious?), but Ted Leo is covering Minor Threat and Buke & Gass will play Fugazi. We all know Ted will knock it out of the park—-it’s almost not fair considering his hardcore roots—-but what about newcomers Buke & Gass? Will they really go for it and bust out “Smallpox Champion” or burn through “Bed For Scraping?” Or should we just expect another tired “Waiting Room” cover? If you feel like trekking to NYC to find out, tickets go on sale this Friday.