Wagon Christ is back in March

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The first new Wagon Christ album in 7 years (!) is due March 14th: Toomorrow. Wagon Christ is also known as Luke Vibert, aka Rephlex, Amen Adnrews, Kerrier District and many other things. If there is one artist that is a constant soundtrack for work at Stately Beat Manor, it’s Vibert — his music is melodic, cheerful, unobtrusive and always giddy. If Raymond Scott, Henry Mancini or Esquivel had been acid disco/IDM DJs they would probably have been Vibert.

Comics culture: MF Doom's Operation: Doomsday gets spiffy new release

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MF Doom is one of the peripheral players of comic-dom — a hip hop stylist who wears an iron mask, originally based on Doctor Doom. He also frequently slips nerd-referenced samples and lyrics into his work (notably on Dangerdoom), and his team-up with Madlib — known as Madvillain — produced the comics-themed video below. Now […]

Holiday rewind: Team Venture Christmas Song

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Totally missed this before, but better late than never? “Shallow Gravy”

JG Jones covers Revolver

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The new issue of Revolver magazine salutes the rock greats who died this year, and has a special painted cover by JG Jones, artists of such things as WANTED and FINAL CRISIS. The cover depicts Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot’s Paul Gray, Avenged Sevenfold’s the Rev, Type O Negative’s Peter Steele, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Metallica’s Cliff Burton, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Ozzy Osbourne’s Randy Rhoads, Queen’s Freddie Mercury, and Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley and it is available as a free poster in the issue. rocking together in heaven. The cover painting also appears as a free poster

Henry and Glenn…the Anti-Christmas Cartoon

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Do we have a new holiday classic on our hands? Just about. Tom Neely and some friends have made this 6-minute cartoon based on his Henry and Glenn characters — any resemblance to rockers living or dead strictly coincidental, even when characters named John and Daryl show up. This will seriously make your spirits bright and metal at the same time.

All The Venture Brothers Christmas singles

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Every year the producers of the best cartoon of the 21st century, The Venture Brothers, unleash a new Christmas single — here’s a handy link to all of them to date Including Venture-Aid 2006 and The Monarch singing The Christmas Song. There are rumors of a new song for 2010, but until then, enjoy the mellow sounds of Venture-mas past.

Comic Books vs Scroobius Pip

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Scroobius Pip is one half of UK indie hip hop duo dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip. Their songs tackle issues including suicide, domestic violence, and teen pregnancy with humour and intelligence lacking in mainstream hip hop. Earlier this year they released their second album, The Logic of Chance, and Scroobius Pip released his first […]

Morrison menaces MCR in full length video

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Previously, teased, the full length video for My Chemical Romance’s “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” has just been released, featuring band members in a post-apocalyptic desert chase with a villain portrayed by Grant Morrison. There’s apparently more adventure to come as the band members all have new fantasy personas (think Gorillaz) and a new album called Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. The clip was co-directed by frontman/writer Gerard Way and Roboshobo, and definitely seems to have been storyboarded by a mutant combination of Paul Pope and George Miller, featuring a storyline filled with ray guns, roller skating and vampires.

U2 sings about Spider-Man

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On tour in Portugal, U2 members cranked up Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Boy Falls from the Sky, the first song from the Spider-Man musical to get play. Via Hero Complex

Grant Morrison vs My Chemical Romance in new video

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The BATMAN writer is the bad guy in a new MCR video? And here we always thought he was a force for good.

“Garbage Truck” by Sex Bob-Omb

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Call me crazy but I still love this. Music by Beck Hansen.

Con news: NYAF music schedule announced

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(Above: Boom Boom Satellites) Boom Boom Satellites, Zazen Boys, Echostream and Puffy AmiYumi will be performing at the Far East To East Showcase (FETES) during the New York Anime Festival, it was announced today. The show takes place on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are $22 each. FETES is produced by Superglorious, […]

Tonight to do: Anamanaguchi at Brooklyn Bowl

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Not comics really, but all nerd, chiptune punk band Anamanaguchi, who wrote the soundtrack to the Scott Pilgrim video game, is playing tonight in Brooklyn. And it’s free!

Things the internet was made for: Kanye New Yorker cartoons

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Take one part Kanye West’s completely solipsistic Twitter feed. Add in one part abstruse New Yorker cartoons. Result: comedy.

Two new Scott Pilgrim remixes

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SCOTT PILGRIM REMIX: ‘HEY’ Track: “Death To All Hipsters” Artist: Beck / Nigel Godrich Dialogue Remix by Osymyso And the third one is at Moviefone but can’t be embedded yet. SCOTT PILGRIM REMIX: ‘LOVE’ Track: “Hillcrest Park” Artist: Nigel Godrich Dialogue Remix by Osymyso

Ed Brubaker, KCRW DJ

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Let’s spin some tunes with The Brub! Ed Brubaker has just completed a stint as a guest DJ for LA’s influential radio station KCRW. Luckily, thanks to modern day technology, we can all listen along and hopefully no one will be singing the Smith’s lyric “Hang the bloody DJ.” PR below.