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Refused are fucking alive, but they’re still fucking mysterious. I’ll never forget that late Sunday night in winter 1999 when I saw the premiere of “New Noise” on MTV’s 120 Minutes. (Back then that show was the way to find out about cool bands before everyone else.) My father, who was a musician and always watched the show with me, had the reaction of “What the hell did we just watch? Where is this band from?” My reaction was similar, “Who on earth are these guys? Are they punk, hardcore, electronic?” Only after the video’s airing did we learn that the band had called it quits. I wasn’t even sure if I loved or hated ...
Providing a welcome alternative to not only the blast of insanity that South by Southwest brings but also the increasingly-crowded shitstorm that is the Austin ...
When Emmy The Great returned with her S EP nearly three years after her last release, a new band member suddenly appeared on the cover ...
Quite literally, a one question interview. Also known as 1QIs, we post these first to our social media on a near-daily basis, with the archival piece here. Check 'em out.
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An in-depth discussion with a band or artist, generally in the form of a straight Q&A – no editorializing.
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Album streams, our Set List "top five..." features, our year-end "best of" lists and other music-related miscellany.
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Contributions on a range of topics from a range of industry figures: musicians, filmmakers, editors and more.
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A melting pot of mixed content: movie, book and even video game reviews. Updated sporadically, but eclectically.
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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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Terence Hannum (Locrian) SPB: What appeals to you most about collaborative projects as compared with working with your regular band? Hannum: You know I don't collaborate as much as the other guys. I think it is because it appeals to me less. I really enjoy the work I get to do with Steven and André in Locrian. The last collaboration I did was with my friends Sshe Retina Stimulants and The Fortieth Day. I am really proud of that collaboration and I think it was because I found the group interesting and the environment one where ideas were encouraged.
(…) tunnel vision's tightening its grip - beat by mutual denial (…) During the Double Ninth Festival in China cemeteries get crowded ...
It's that time again – Record Store Day 2015. We all have a favorite or recommended store to pick up ...
Twins Andy and Jez Williams braved the unforgiving Welsh winter to bring us the sound of their eponymous debut, their ...
The story of Nightbreed’s production goes back to the pre-internet days reading fangoria magazine and conversations among those who ...
Following a year in 2014 that not only saw Tyler, the Creator get arrested for “inciting a riot” during a ...
Irish indie six-piece White McKenzie never officially broke up, they just went quiet. Frontman Kieran O'Reilly secured an acting ...
We post a variety of features in recurring series – click below to browse them.
A collection of items grouped by topic, eg. "Top 5 Worst Beatles Songs" or "Top 10 best '77 punk releases". Browse 15 features
A wide-ranging guest column written by BJ from Ancient Shores, mainly covering film but extending into philosophy and aesthetics too. Browse 6 features
A roundup of coverage of the annual punk rock festival held in Gainesville, Florida Browse 4 features
A life lived and lessons learned by Eddie Spaghetti of Supersuckers. Browse 4 features
Our annual roundup from Gainesville, FL's famous Fest. Browse 4 features
It's the end of 2013, so here's our best-of roundup for the last twelve months. Browse 4 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 4 features
SPB's coverage of the annual festival in Gainesville, Florida. Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2014. Browse 4 features
A cookery column by Nick, vocalist with metal band The Famine. Veggie/vegan friendly! Browse 3 features
A collection of coverage rounding up the year 2012, covering our favorite albums, shows, bands, and more, as well as asking record labels and bands about their past twelve months in music Browse 3 features
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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