Superchunk singer Mac McCaughan will be on the WNYC show "SuperFans" today. It's an ongoing series that talks to, and about, ultra-loyal fan communities of all things. Today, they'll be covering Bruce Springsteen, which is cool in itself. But what will be even cooler is that McCaughan will be covering a Bruce song live on the air (doh!)
Our series on ultra-loyal fan communities returns with a look at the cult of The Boss. We talk with Daniel Cavicchi, author of Tramps Like Us: Music and Meaning Among Springsteen Fans, about the factions and rituals inside Springsteen’s fanbase. Plus, Mac McCaughan -- co-founder of Merge Records, leader of indie vets Superchunk and serious Bruce fan -- plays a Springsteen song live on the air. And, we open the phones.Show starts at 2 pm EST here.