Razorcake 2020 Donation Drive

Razorcake 2020 Donation Drive

It’s Fund Drive Season at Razorcake. There is no tote bag, but there are t-shirts!  Razorcake provides consistent coverage of do-it-yourself punk culture that you won’t find anywhere else. They believe in positive, progressive, community-friendly DIY punk. DIY punk culture is often...

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Maximum RockNRoll To Cease Print Publication

Maximum RockNRoll To Cease Print Publication

Seen Sunday on MRR’s Instagram account and then circulated elsewhere. Wow Cool has been an occasional stockist of Maximum RockNRoll at various times through the years (and still are Right Now!), we were an advertiser for a chunk of the 90s and a beneficiary of a grant from them way back...

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Maximum Rocknroll 383 the Comics and Art Special

Maximum Rocknroll 383 the Comics and Art Special

It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #383, April 2015, the Comics and Art special issue, guest coordinated by famed MRR columnist Monsieur Alex Simon. Featuring a cover by everyone’s favorite Mexican miscreant, Abraham Diaz, we threw over the written word for a full-on visual extravaganza, featuring...

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Fluke 11 – buZ blurr – Out Now

Fluke 11 – buZ blurr – Out Now

Fluke #11, with a cover feature on buZ blurr, is now in the shop. Also available at wholesale rates in larger quantities for your store, merch table or scout troup. Pay Attention! Documenting punk rock since 1991, the latest issue of the venerable Little Rock punk zine has produced a new issue...

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Maximum RockNRoll #363 August 2013

Maximum RockNRoll #363 August 2013

The latest issue of Maximum RockNRoll will be on newsstands any day now. It contains the expanded print version of the memoriam of Ramones creative director Arturo Vega that I put together with Punk Magazine guy John Holmstrom and photographer Godlis. You should go get that.

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Very Small Records Makes The Collector Nerd Sweat

Very Small Records Makes The Collector Nerd Sweat

Without David Hayes you would not have East Bay punk rock from the ass end of the last century as you remember it (or how it was for that matter). As of a few weeks ago the latest manifestation of his Very Small Records has solidified (or metastasized) into a three headed Mecha-King Ghidorah...

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Meet Nick Papadimitriou Deep Topographer

There are a few strains of inquiry and activity that have been common to my work in Wow Cool, DeptEx, and the Brown Cuts Neighbors that may not be super obvious, given that much of the result is performance, music, zines, comics and such. When pursuing these obsessions with various collaborators...

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Wow Cool @25 CNN’s Boom or Bust 1994

Wow Cool @25 CNN’s Boom or Bust 1994

Wow Cool was paid a visit by CNN in mid-1994 for a feature on the venomous werewolves of Generation X and their sinister plan to devour the sad old hippies and their filth. It was called Boom or Bust? and originally aired on Sunday, August 14, 1994. Baby Boomer Culture withering under the wave...

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Fluke Fanzine in Huffington Post

Fluke Fanzine in Huffington Post

Words we never thought we’d be typing department! Yes indeed, Fluke Fanzine was recently profiled in Huff Post land. You can get your Fluke zine fix right here on Wow Cool, including the recent tenth issue with cover art by Nate Powell as seen above.

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Free Pussy Riot!

Free Pussy Riot!

Three young women are being detained by Russian authorities for allegedly performing a protest song in a cathedral as part of a feminist punk group “Pussy Riot”. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich were arrested in March 2012 and charged with...

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Fluke Zine #10 Is Out And Links A-Bounding

Fluke Zine #10 Is Out And Links A-Bounding

Brand new zine in the shop – the long running Fluke drops it’s tenth issue with cover art by Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire). Steve Schmidt, Jason White and Matt started Fluke fanzine in North Little Rock, Arkansas in the summer of 1991. 21 years later and they finally hit...

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Erin Yanke Loves A Parade

Erin is my hero. Go listen to her awesome Life During Wartime radio show, which she’s been co-hosting for over 15 years. The shows used to be released on cassette back in the ’90s. This is the video of the week over on Maximum RockNRoll, where Erin and I are both fairly lazy...

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Doris Zine West Coast Tour

Doris Zine West Coast Tour

Doris West Coast Readings!!! 2/26 Sunday at 5:00 at Rock Paper Scissors, 2278 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 2/29 Wednesday at 7:00 Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, SF 3/9 Friday at 7:00 Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak St, Portland OR 3/11 Saturday at Evergreen college, not sure of time. This will be a...

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The Stupid Pages 30: King Andy Comics

The Stupid Pages 30: King Andy Comics

Back in 1994, while on zine tour for Andy’s Chair #3, I crashed on John Porcellino’s couch when he was living in Denver, Colorado. Shortly after that, while still on the road, I did this strip, in a crude imitation of the King Cat style. It was printed in my tour zine puppydoglove...

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Andys Chair #4 Video Zine 1993

From 1993. Never before seen! Punk zine goes video with live performances by Doc Hopper, Nuisance, Drop Dead, Slave State and Lumpen Proletariat (Ottawa)! Pay a visit to Reconstruction Records with Peter Ventantonio of Sticks & Stones! Tour Albany, New York’s Tulip Fest with Andy...

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Preorder the Doris Encyclopedia

Cindy Crabb has just sent us a communique to announce that she is funding part of the printing on the latest collection of her popular Doris zine with a Kickstarter project. Her first collection Doris: An Anthology 1991-2001 is still available. The Encyclopedia of Doris is due the end of July...

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The Stupid Pages 29: Johnny Flatline

The Stupid Pages 29: Johnny Flatline

Found randomly while repacking for Wow Cool’s move to new offices in San Jose. I have no recollection of drawing this. Readers of Maximum RockNRoll over a certain age (before internet comment troll-ness) will possibly find this pretty funny.

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I Cover the Waterfront South Bay Punks

As of this Wednesday, I have officially rejoined the ranks of Maximum RockNRoll‘s crew of shitworkers. Yes, that is the official job title. I was a zine reviewer, shitworker and occasional illustrator for MRR in the middle 1990’s. I earned some notoriety for the occasional...

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Quick Hits for a Thursday

Quick Hits for a Thursday

Some vital recent cultural moments you may have missed. The multi-talented Mark Sunshine (singer of Monster Magnet splinter faction Riot God and an artist most awesome) has updated his site again. Minimal, bold, and links to greatness. Sam McPheeters of Vermiform/Born Against/etc. fame has...

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