Rock And Roll Suicides

Two days. Two continents. Two concerts. Two deaths by extreme stagedive. On Friday August 20, 2010, Charles Haddon, singer for British electro-pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, leapt to his death from a telecommunications tower behind the main stage at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium [full...

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James Kopta Eight Years Gone

James Kopta Eight Years Gone

Eight years… Jame Kopta was a dear friend and brilliant artist and musician who I was very lucky to work with on numerous projects over the course of nearly 13 years. He is still very much missed. Eight years ago today he died in a drowning accident. This morning I received the (hopefully)...

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Lady Starlight Eats Your Children

I could have picked worse clips, I probably could have picked better clips. Lady Starlight may be best remembered for spreading the Schenectady accent around the globe. For those that missed it, Brown Cuts Neighbors co-founder Lady Starlight is opening for Lady Gaga on this leg of the Monster...

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RIOTGOD! Drops First LP on Metalville Records

RIOTGOD! Drops First LP on Metalville Records

Out today in the US is the debut slab from Riotgod, and it is awesome! They are fronted by our old pal Mark Sunshine and feature the rhythm section from Monster Magnet. So, yeah… Heavy and Rocking. The release is available in physical form at your local record store or from Amazon. You can...

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Jesse Stiles Drops The Target Museum

Music video for Autoautomatic from “The Target Museum.” Directed/produced/edited by Olivia Robinson & Jesse Stiles. Music by Jesse Stiles, lyrics by Jesse Ball & Jesse Stiles. Filmed in New Delhi, India. NEW! From Jesse Stiles on Wow Cool’s sister label Specific...

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You Got What You Wanted?

There is currently a Public Image Limited tour going on with John (Rotten) Lydon. In the meanwhile, or sometime, recently, there has been this odd thing shown above. A tribute band of PiL with original PiL guitarist Keith Levene absolutely shredding it on the guitar. Mr. Levene seems to be...

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BBC 6Music Saved From The Ax

Sadly, The Asian Music network not so lucky. BBC Trust says that ‘the case has not been made’ for digital station’s closure. Read the full story on the Guardian’s site. This is the best news ever this year for independent music. 6Music has been very nice to Wow...

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Rest in Peace Rammellzee

Rest in Peace Rammellzee

Word comes to us this evening via Davey D on his Twitter feed that Hip-Hop pioneer Rammellzee has died at age 49. As originally reported on Consequence of Sound. UPDATE Rammellzee’s death was confirmed by his wife, as reported in today’s New York Times. I was very lucky to see him...

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Rest in Peace Frank Sidebottom

Rest in Peace Frank Sidebottom

When I first saw a tweet of the news that Frank Sidebottom had left us today, I was pretty sure it could not mean that Chris Sievey, the man behind the enormous head, was actually dead. Maybe just taking a break or retiring the character he’d played for over a quarter century. But, no...

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Sound Effect Renditions of Wallpaper Designs

I’ve been deeply mired in what is some fairly obscure bits of research lately. Things like, ‘what did World War One nurses wear?’ and ‘why the hell is HD video not performing on my damn computer?’. I’ve also been digging into some of the more elusive parts of...

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Creature Comforts Get It On

Creature Comforts Get It On

Three quarters of nickname: Rebel also get it on as the band Creature Comforts. They were featured on San Francisco’s Pirate Cat Radio on Saturday, June 12 in the Cheap Hooch Show. It is highly entertaining and you should download and listen to the podcast of the broadcast now. download...

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Steven Cerio in latest Signal to Noise

Steven Cerio in latest Signal to Noise

The newest issue of the excellent Signal to Noise Magazine (#58 – The journal of Improvised & Experimental Sound) features a great spread of several of Steven Cerio‘s concert posters and a good sized interview with the man talking about his history, art and music. Interesting...

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Random Wow Cool Bits Here and There

This is a first. The pressing plant for Evidence’s Final Goodship Tuesday record, blogged us up on their site. The record will be out next Tuesday, June 8. Avoid the Future reviewed my “The Girl From Mars” contribution to the Newave! Minicomix book from Fantagraphics, saying...

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nickname: Rebel in Session on Dandelion Radio

nickname: Rebel in Session on Dandelion Radio

nickname: Rebel has committed it’s second exclusive session for Mark Whitby on Dandelion Radio. Featured are four new tracks, each featuring new drum genius Robb Cole (formerly of Brevator, To Hell and Back and Kitty Little). Three of these were achieved with the assistance of Mr. Andrew...

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Nickname: Rebel Dandelion Radio Session in June

This June, Dandelion Radio celebrates its 4th anniversary with a 9-show, 21-hour looping schedule that includes a session from Nickname: Rebel (our second for Mark Whitby). Dandelion Radio is a UK-based internet radio station inspired by the great John Peel. We’re thrilled to have been...

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Steven Cerio Seconds Magazine Interviews

Steven Cerio, as announced previously, has relaunched his webness. Steve has recently been rolling out some of his classic interviews from Seconds Magazine on his website. Of the artists and musicians featured so far, we have classic talks with: Raymond Pettibon, H. R. Giger, Storm Thorgerson...

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