Krebstar – Barbara Bain EP released Today

Barbara Bain by Krebstar Available for a mere dollar on Bandcamp today are the fragments that remain in all their noisy glory of the abandoned second CD release (There had been 3 cassettes and several compilation appearances) of my mid-90’s band Krebstar. “Barbara Bain” was a...

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Gary Panter New York Stories

Gary Panter New York Stories

Gary Panter‘s autobiographical story of his life lived near music is pretty much the most must-read comic of the season. Features a guest appearance by Ross Goldstein – formerly a member of Jason Martin’s Evolution Revolution, now the Ross in Gary, Devin & Ross. Go! Go...

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The Shape of Pop To Come

Back in the early 00s I used to pass around an audio CD called “Pop” that I made containing “Words Disobey Me” and “We are Time” from the 1978 Pop Group Peel Session, Khalid of Space Part Two by Larry Young (featuring James Blood Ulmer), and either the 1995 or...

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Today Is Record Store Day

Today Is Record Store Day

Saturday, April 20, 2013 is Record Store Day. Go buy some damn records! You may be surprised to learn that we sell a fine selection of records and related musical media right here on Wow Cool, including many hard to find items by the likes of Steel Pole Bathtub, Helios Creed, Alan Moore, Hail...

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We Own Drrrills… Easter Drrrills

Bonus cut: Home is A Rope Bonus cut: BFF Once upon a time there were these two amazing noise rock bands called Steel Pole Bathtub and Girls Against Boys. Each of their last records were among their best. Among the best records ever. After they were gone it was like rock and roll was fucking

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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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Happy Pi Day from Wow Cool

Four years ago I released this video for Pi Day from my band nickname: Rebel. I was going to try to get a remix together for this year’s non-event, but with 10 minutes to go by the time I could have gotten started, it seemed pointless. So, here it is again: Ouroboros. Filmed in Barcelona...

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Big Boys Always Jump The Fence

Once upon a time in the early 1980s in Austin, Texas, one of the best fucking bands in creation was born. They were called the Big Boys and they are still awesome. Apparently I’m not the only person who believes this, as their first record – Where’s My Towel/Industry Standard...

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Stare in Awe as Euclid Records Moves

Stare in Awe as Euclid Records Moves

St. Louis, Missouri’s Euclid Records is moving from 601 E. Lockwood to 19 N. Gore and are documenting the process on a blog. You must go look. We thought we had problems when we moved 25 pallet-loads of Alternative Comics books here. This is just nuts. And, yes, they made their new floor...

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Your New Rock Art Book

Your New Rock Art Book

Sal Canzonieri has released the first volume in his A Fistful of Rock & Roll Art Books series – From Here to There and Back Again: 100 Years of Rock Art Influences – and I strongly urge you to pick it up. A quick look at the Amazon “Click to Look Inside” preview will...

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Steven Cerio and Three Video Memories

I had a long and far ranging talk with Steven Cerio last night… He mentioned many video and audio memories that were new to me. I am now sharing them with you. Sadly, I could not find anything for Syracuse-area children’s show “Eddie Flum Num”. Hodge Podge Lodge –...

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New in the Shop: Two by Aaron Cometbus

New in the Shop: Two by Aaron Cometbus

After a long silence since Cometbus 54 – On the Road with Green Day – Aaron has returned suddenly with two new publications: Cometbus 55: Pen Pals and 45 Volume 7: Radon with Travis Fristoe. Pen Pals is a return to the quasi-autobiographical novellas that made Berkeley famous and...

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Stream Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace Album Now

Stream Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace Album Now

Radiohead front guy Thom Yorke is about to drop the long-awaited Atoms For Peace LP AMOK, that he made with Nigel Godrich, Flea, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco. In the meanwhile you can stream the thing for free at the group’s website. Go give a listen at: http://amok.atomsforpeace.info/...

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Power Animal Systems Round Up

There’s just a few days to go until Jason Martin and his Power Animal Systems crew join Lady Starlight for a series of dates on Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball tour. Here’s a brief news roundup of a couple items for you. UPDATE: This post was composed before we got the word that...

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Lady Starlight Speaks to StyleLikeU

As mentioned recently here, the founding members of my old band Brown Cuts Neighbors – Jason and Colleen ‘Lady Starlight’ Martin – are re-uniting on stage for eight of the upcoming east coast shows on Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball Tour. We will be running a little...

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