John Holmstrom Ramones Exhibit Opening September 5th

John Holmstrom Ramones Exhibit Opening September 5th

John Holmstom is putting together his first solo art exhibition since 1981! “All The Stuff I Did With The Ramones” is on exhibit at The Great Frog/72 Orchard Gallery from September 5th to October 17th. The focus is on all the work he did with the Ramones over the years (as you might...

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New Short Film About Extinction Rebellion

New Short Film About Extinction Rebellion

Decades of inadequate political action have led to a climate and ecological emergency that poses an unprecedented existential threat to humanity and all life on Earth — “politics as usual” will not meet the challenge we face. This new film with an exclusive soundtrack from Massive Attack...

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New nickname: Rebel Live Set and T-Shirt Out Now

New nickname: Rebel Live Set and T-Shirt Out Now

On Sunday August 18, Wow Cool house band nickname: Rebel—in the form of founding members Marc Arsenault and Michael Keegan—played their first show in eight years. We can’t believe it’s been that long either. California’s Capital City welcomed us back for an early afternoon set...

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Warm Apparitions by Scientific Maps Out Now

Warm Apparitions by Scientific Maps Out Now

Aaron Smith’s long-running post-Stars of Rock project Scientific Maps has dropped a new LP into the world today. Warm Apparitions is comprised of 13 new songs, and it’s on Seehurst Records. All songs written, performed and recorded by Aaron Smith. Recorded onto a broken laptop in...

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Steven Cerio’s ABC Book – A Drug Primer

Steven Cerio’s ABC Book – A Drug Primer

Steven Cerio’s ABC Book – A Drug Primer first appeared some two decades ago as a slim hardcover book from the late Gates of Heck Press. It took you on a trip from A for “Angel Dust” to Z for “Zoloft”.  The satiric psychedelic tome went on to win a Firecracker...

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New on Wow Cool

New on Wow Cool

In like a lion! The big news this week is that we have added Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith to the site. Read it everyday in full color. Strips are archived for two weeks. We also have many new reviews, features & new books, comics and zines. Recent posts on Wow Cool Preorder Dylan...

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Links Keep Tumbling Down

Links Keep Tumbling Down

It’s been a couple of months since the last installment of the ‘something good to read on a Sunday’ linkdown bonanza. We’ll see how far we can get down the accumulated backlog of goodness assembled in that interim. How far down the rabbit hole can you go? Art: A Hundred...

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boosterbub Three Album Set Released

boosterbub Three Album Set Released

Former Brown Cuts Neighbors member Rob Goodale has release a three album set as free downloads on Bandcamp today under the name boosterbub. Rob was also a member of the Oakland groups Live Free or Die and Krebstar in the late 1990s. There is a massive quantity of recordings of me and Rob and a...

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Steven Cerio 1990s Schenectady Session Released

Steven Cerio 1990s Schenectady Session Released

Officially out today is this freshly-remastered five song set by Steven Cerio with Marc Arsenault and Jason Martin of Brown Cuts Neighbors in the late 1990s. Recorded and mixed by Jason Martin at Und Grumm in Schenectady New York. Lyrics and cover art by Steven Cerio. Originally included as part...

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Wow Cool Releases Debut gritboy Single Fluer AF

Wow Cool Releases Debut gritboy Single Fluer AF

Out today on Bandcamp (elsewhere soon) is the debut single from gritboy. Reprobate ex-radio DJ, electronic music dabbler, collector of exotic instruments and avid field recorder. gritboy is this site’s proprietor Marc Arsenault hiding behind a digital persona. Album to follow soon-ish...

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Brown Cuts Neighbors Plasm Spoon Reissue

Brown Cuts Neighbors Plasm Spoon Reissue

Legend has it that there were two siblings aged four and six growing up together in a house on Balltown Road in Schenectady, New York in 1980 that acquired a magic machine that could record sounds onto strips of plastic. Their names were Jason and Colleen Martin. They took the prophecy of the...

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Welcome to the Show It is Starting Now

Welcome to the Show It is Starting Now

I’m not going to hold your hand on these. It’s been a long week. Go click some links and stare at some stuff. Stop by my shop later today and we can chew the fat about it. Tempeh if you’re vegan. Firstly: Variety has A First Look at: Alan Moore’s ‘The Show,’ Starring Tom Burke...

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Sunday in the Shed with Marc

Sunday in the Shed with Marc

It’s a serious blurring of genres and mediums this time ’round. Much of it is an act of refusal and revolt and shear disgust. You’ll be seeing more of that, in lots of places. Anyway, here’s the cool crap that caught my eye this past week. You might like it too. Art...

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Link Hustler

Link Hustler

Art We have been surveying the comics works of Eleanor Davis the past few weeks through the eyes of new regular reviewer Rob Clough. The Comics Reporter pointed us towards the archive of Eleanor’s contributions to Psychology Today. Check those out. it is worth the extra click-through...

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Sunday Night Links X2

Sunday Night Links X2

After a stellar track record of getting the link-down posted every week, we missed last Sunday. Now we is back with an epic collection of linkages to fab and funky art, music and thee videos. Art A long time friend to Wow Cool and Sparkplug Books – Gabrielle Gamboa has recently posted...

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Sunday Go To Meeting Links

Sunday Go To Meeting Links

Art Matt Seneca dives into Barry Windsor-Smith’s Weapon X—the ultra violent re-imagining of Marvel’s Logan/Wolverine’s ‘origin’ story—at the Comics Journal.  The Black Panther Party wasn’t just happening in Oakland some 50 yers ago. Not even just in the US...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday for July 29th

Something Good To Read On A Sunday for July 29th

Art: Take a Trip to the Museum With Cartoonists John Porcellino & Gabrielle Bell. Check out zco.mx, a curated not-for-profit comic-sharing website for self-publishing cartoonists and their readers. The site brings cartoonists together to build and share an audience, and readers can...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday for July 15th

Something Good To Read On A Sunday for July 15th

And we are back! It has been a long time since the Sunday Service last ran (late October 2017 when we got stuck in Major Moving Mode – We are not quite done unpacking yet). But hopefully this bit of link bloggery is back for regular weekly installments. It is fitting that we open back

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Art: The Politics and Weirdness of Shade the Changing Girl Cecil Castellucci tells us about what informs the strangeness of Young Animal’s Shade the Changing Girl. Music: The great The Pop Group has re-released their debut LP Y digitally and you can get it on Bandcamp. New to me is this...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Art The Mega Builder of Garry’s Mod. Vioxtar aka Michael Efraim does some amazing things with the Source engine sandbox. Derf on the demise of the Village Voice. I interviewed Derf last week for the AltComics podcast. Music “Sam Shepard Remembered” part 1 by his bandmate in the...

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