new sticker DO YOU LOVE YOUR LCS? Nominate them to be featured on our show! It’s easy— just call 612-849-0545 and leave us a voicemail with the name of your comic shop and why you love it so much!  We’ll use your nomination on the show to spotlight your local shop, as well as independent comic creators and musicians near you. You can also send an .mp3 nomination to us at Bonus #1: This counts as 2 entries to win a free copy of Eisner Award-winning series Sex Criminals! Bonus #2: I’ll send FREE STICKERS to your shop to hand out to all of their customers, and I’ll personally mail one out to you!  What kind of sticker, you ask? A sticker featuring the VERY PRETTY PICTURE I made above ^!

Welcome (Back) To The Machine: The Aphex Twin “Syro” Advanced Listening Opportunity in Chicago

On the afternoon of September 7th, two blocks North from the roar of Wrigley Field, a couple hundred strangers lined around the block at SmartBar, waiting for the ‘special listening opportunity’ of Aphex Twin’s first album in 12 years. Many were intoxicated, many introverted, and perhaps all were wondering just what the hell ‘special listening opportunity’ meant. Despite the rather cryptic lime green emails stating the time and place of the event (and that no mobile phones would be allowed in the venue), not another detail was divulged. (more…)