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SEASONAL TOWN

by Jef UK

  “Seasonal Town” is a song written and performed by John Mathias about the Holidaze on the Jersey Shore–a Jersey Shore now forever changed by Super Storm Sandy.  Mathias’ photoseries, complimenting the song, captures some places on the shore that simply no longer exist–washed out to sea but a couple of months prior to Christmas. […]

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DJ Ray Velasquez’ TRIP CITY session 2

by Dean Haspiel

International Groove selector, DJ Ray Velasquez, has mixed a sequel to “Tech Noir: Trip City Session” with TECH NOIR: TRIP CITY SESSION 2 (Secrets of the Chilluminati).

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DJ Ray Velasquez’ TRIP CITY session

by Dean Haspiel

International Groove selector, DJ Ray Velasquez, made an original TRIP CITY mix dubbed “Tech Noir: Trip City Session” “The culture and community of comics became a core interest from my teens well into adulthood. Saturdays at Music Exchange and Clint’s Books & Comics in Kansas City became a weekly ritual. In the 80’s, with post-punk […]

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The Better Head

by Jef UK

The Better Head sits above my desk’s window.  Transistors hum as its eyes stare numb.  Though the Better Head has no lungs by which to speak to me, it seems to be asking, “Why for?” or, “ What from?” It’s dusk outside.  An unknown animal bellows in the distance.  Arctic wind whistles through desiccated […]

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CAPTION VOX: FRANK QUITELY

by Dean Haspiel

On September 9th, 2012, in the active Green Room of the Baltimore Comicon, I had the great fortune to talk to Frank Quitely, one of my favorite comic book artists of the 21st Century, while he drew a “Robin” commission. We discussed what other franchise characters Frank would give the same treatment he gave […]

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CAPTION VOX: MARK WAID

by Dean Haspiel

On September 9th, 2012, in the active Green Room of the Baltimore Comicon, I had the great fortune to talk to Mark Waid, one of my favorite genre writers in comic books [his run on THE FANTASTIC FOUR with the late/great Mike Wieringo is perennial], the day after he won several Harvey Awards for […]

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THE ORIGINS OF IRVING & KUSHNER’S LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS

by Seth Kushner

 [Click arrows to view Leaping Tall Buildings image gallery by Seth Kushner] Dean Haspiel sits with author Christopher Irving and photographer Seth Kushner to discuss the origin of their new book, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins Of American Comics, a love letter to the comic book industry.  The book tells the  history of comics through 50 creator profiles including; Art Spiegelman, Al […]

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Stoop Sale

by Jef UK

Celebrate Independence Day with some free market crooning by the band that invented July 4th, we Americans UK! Rock meets rum-drinks on this nouveau-Americana, kick-out-the-jams classic!

Stoop Sale written and performed by these Americans UK: Jef UK (vox), JTR3 (drums), Johnny Flagday (bass, vox), and Dr. Cola (guitar, vox), featuring Tommy Hawkins (lead guitar). Recorded […]

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Sons of Ba’al

by Jef UK

I want you to listen to the song while you read the comic, because there’s really no such thing as liner notes anymore. So go do that and come back here, and I’ll tell you a thing or two.

Welcome back. Feeling well rocked? Good, me too!  I love that song! So, as I […]

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Jobs: We Don’t Have Them

by Jef UK

Rock n’ comix forever! So, while my friend and cohort in creativity, Aaron Bir, catches up on our Thomas project, I thought I’d run this little ditty he sent me a couple of years ago when I was putting together one of my Rocktronic Mixtape anthologies.  Aaron had emailed me out of the blue, saying […]

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THE DIVIDE “BIG DATE”

by TRIP CITY Podcast featured song

The Divide is an indie hard rock band based out of Williamsburg Brooklyn, formed in 2003 by childhood friends Alex Theoret and Jon Spanos in the bowels of New York  City’s lower east side, and later joined by bassist Bart Lucas. The foundation of the music is formed by Jon’s timing and odd hit […]

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LATE CAMBRIAN: “ND PASSERBY”

by TRIP CITY Podcast featured song

Late Cambrian is an indie rock band out of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. John N Wlaysewski (Flying Machines, The Attorneys) convened with Colin Schiller (Drummer) in January of 2011 to record what would become their debut album, The Last Concert. John played guitar, bass and synthesizer on this debut with Colin lending his drumming and percussion duties. The […]

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