Jason Martin on the Chris Gethard Show

Video streaming by Ustream For those who were without New York public access TV or forgot to steam this last night. It’s Jason Martin on the Chris Gethard Show. Apologies to our Philly friends. The Jason action starts around 21 minutes in with “Alpha Dog”. They return at 45:30...

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Please help out Sarah Kirsch

Sarah, as Mike Kirsch, has been one of the most distinctive voices in punk for many bands you may know (Fuel, Sawhorse, Pinhead Gunpowder, John Henry West, Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, Please Inform The Captain This Is A Hijack, Baader Brains, Mothercountry Motherfuckers, etc.). She not...

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Capitalism is the most barbaric of all religions

Happy Music Monday with this 1999 clip of Nick Cave talking about the mighty Pop Group. Sorry there was a bit of a blogging blackout here last week. It wasn’t intentional, just slightly less than usual going on. Will try to get a thorough update of all the little bits happening up here on...

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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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Lightning Bolt – I found A Ring In My Ear

Lightning Bolt – I found A Ring In My Ear

I FOUND A RING IN MY EAR by Lightning Bolt Discovered via Brian Chippendale’s Twitter, Lightning Bolt shares a very recent 20-odd minute jam. Released today on BandCamp. Enjoy. A 20 minute Jam recorded in the Hillarious Attic, Lair of the Lightning Bolt on 1.31.11. Straight to our trusty...

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Jeffrey Lewis Anxiety Attack

One of my favorite jokes on the original Muppet Show series is a throw-away comment by one of the Statler and Waldorf duo about how the only papers he reads are the New York Times and the Manchester Guardian. It works on several levels, and seems to have been likely constructed thus. On the...

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Support This: CASH Music

CASH Music Platform. You just need to go and read the whole pitch on this one. I imagine if you are not a music maker you might not care. I am very happy to see this happening. Some of the people involved are quite close to things you will be hearing about coming from Wow

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Department of Fringe Linking

Every once in a blue moon, tabs get cleared out and links get posted. Here’s the latest installment of the cool stuff roundup. If you can click on only one, please check out “The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World” by Emily Temple, on FlavorWire. The ultimate in shelf...

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Album of The Year – Gonjasufi’s MU.ZZ.LE

Album of The Year – Gonjasufi’s MU.ZZ.LE

Out on the Warp label this Tuesday, January 24 is Gonjasufi‘s MU.ZZ.LE. Although it’s just ten short tracks, this could well be the album of the year (hey, early days… but this is an incredible collection of music). You can preview the entire record on Fader. Audio CD and Vinyl...

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Ringo Starr Loves His Suit

In 1977, Ringo Starr did four commercials hawking Simple Life Leisure Suits for Japanese TV. They contained variations of the song, “I Love My Suit” – sung by Ringo, featuring background vocals by Harry Nilsson and Davy Jones of The Monkees. I can’t begin to say how...

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UNREST Perfect Teeth deluxe 7″ Box Set

UNREST Perfect Teeth / 7″ Box Set from Teen-Beat on Vimeo. UNREST’s landmark indie-rock album, Perfect Teeth, has been out of print for 15 years. Their last, and widely considered their best album. Featuring M.T.V. hits “Make Out Club” and “Cath Carroll”, the other 8 songs, plus 6...

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Adam Arcuragi US Tour & New Album This Month

Adam Arcuragi US Tour & New Album This Month

Adam Arcuragi and The Lupine Chorale Society – with Andrew Gerhan on Bass – kicks off a one month US Tour on Wednesday, January 18th at Los Angeles’ Bootleg Bar. More local to Wow Cool HQ, they will be in San Francisco at The Hotel Utah on Thursday. They’ll be hitting 22...

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Scientific Maps – People Love Their Troubles

This is a couple years old, but somehow I totally missed it. The Empire State’s favorite sons The Scientific Maps present a video loveletter to Albany, New York(!!!???). Starring ace designer Philip Pascuzzo as the bubblegum bandit. Makes a nice follow up to the Andy’s Chair 4 video...

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Never Could Get The Hang of Thursdays

Never Could Get The Hang of Thursdays

Yes, it is I. The irregular Wow Cool link dump. Usually posted on a Monday or Tuesday, often in two parts, often skipping many weeks. We are well back from the holidays, and therefore it is time to obliterate every open tab and share the good bits that emerge. We open with the fight song

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Ralph E. White in Austin, Summer 2010

Pieces of Ralph E. White performing his original tunes “farewell to the river daughter” & “no stranger” live at the United States Art Authority. Video by Neil “Cloaca” Young of Yeay! Records and Fat Worm of Error. This is an astounding performance.

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Kid Kameleon in The Mix

Kid Kameleon in The Mix

It’s always really nice when a thing leads to another thing and you discover a whole other world of awesome music and art that you did not previously know existed. The art and science of discovery is something that drives the marketers wild and makes us passionate ones crazy. Today saw a...

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Black Friday Free Totebag Explosion

Black Friday Free Totebag Explosion

Be the next person to order any of these three items from the Wow Cool shop and you will receive a custom heavy duty canvas totebag at no additional charge: Holli Hoxxx #1 by Austin Tinius, Adam Tinius & Stefano Cardoselli Parallel Strokes by Ian Lynam Offset Needle Radius Vs. nickname...

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