Superchunk bandmates Laura Ballance (left) and Mac McCaughan (second from left) founded Merge Records in 1989. Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Noise-rock band KEN mode pummeling Red 7 at SXSW 2013. Mike Katzif/WNYC hide caption

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Clockwise from top: Seryn, Sam Phillips, Adam Arcuragi, Michael Benjamin Lerner of the band Telekinesis. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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