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  • Have a question for Bob Mould? Of course you do. This week Bob discusses steroids, and next he’ll discuss…well, that’s up to you. And hey, if Bob selects your question, we’ll send you something from the pile of uniformly excellent, rootkit-free CDs delivered to us by America’s finest music-label conglomerates. We promise it’ll be something better than Collie Buddz.
  • In Artifacts, area Advancement Theory advocate Andrew Beaujon visits with the folks behind d.c space‘s 30-year anniversary show, which takes place Sunday at the 9:30 Club.
  • In reviews, Michael J. West explores the kinda-fusion-but-kinda-not collaboration between San Francisco psych-rock outfit Mushroom and jazz trumpeter Eddie Gale; and Emily Zemler catches up with Tegan and Sara‘s fifth full-length album, The Con.
  • In One Track Mind, Sadie Dingfelder gets the Dance Party (who play the Black Cat tomorrow night) to talk about their song “Lipstick” and why they don’t dare try vocal harmonies onstage. (For more from the Dance Party, see the interview outtakes.)
  • Plus our picks: David Dunlap Jr. on Arkansas metal group Rwake, who’ll play “riffs as thick as milk gravy” Friday at the Velvet Lounge; Aaron Leitko on Earth, whose songs resemble “Slint covering Ennio Morricone” (Saturday at the Black Cat); and Maggie Serota on You Am I, who’ll bring their “raw, unapologetic garage rock” to the Black Cat next Thursday.