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It's time for our final retrospective look at 2014 – this time we're covering all the stuff we missed from last year, whether it's the best hip-hop records, weird album artworks, press onesheet mis-steps, reissues records or new discoveries at Fest. Read on to find out what things passed under your radar in 2014 and see if there's anything you can add to our lists. The Best Hip-Hop Records of 2014 Its unlikely that there's another year-end rap list like this one, as outside of a few guilty pleasures I have little interest in the popular, hook-driven, thinned-out drivel that passes as "hip-hop" these days. Call me a grumpy curmudgeon if you must, but do so ...
It's been another strong year for music in 2014 just gone – we've seen comebacks, unexpected debuts, strong follow-ups and soon-to-be classics from old ...
Every year we pause in our relentless quest to document the best music coming out of the punk, hardcore and indie scene and ask those ...
Quite literally, a one question interview conducted with a member of the music scene. 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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The Fest 8: SPB Interviews Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel Nothington Dear Landlord Off With Their Heads Outbreak Used Kids Less Than Jake Polar Bear Club Broadway Calls Scene Point Blank: How many Fests have you played? Nato Coles: I've personally played every Fest since I first got down with it for number four, so I guess this will be my fifth Fest this year. Dan's count is the same. Kate played last year for the first time. CJ, our new drummer, will be losing his Fest virginity this year. It's about ...
Since 2006 we've aimed to make our year-end roundups feature not just our thoughts on the best records of ...
Lagwagon were one the first bands that got me into punk rock. Their tracks were my favourite on the Fat ...
We're quite fond of Dead Broke Rekerds and the work they do. We opted to reach out and ask ...
We're at Toronto's Riot Fest. Hundreds of feet away Deathcab for Cutie are playing the main stage, belting ...
1 Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction Admit it: you love this album just as much as everyone else. And ...
Like its 12 predecessors, Fest 13 offered something new. The growing festival has made a mark in the DIY punk ...
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 14 features
A wide-ranging guest column written by BJ from Ancient Shores, mainly covering film but extending into philosophy and aesthetics too. Browse 5 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
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 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 cookery column by Nick, vocalist with metal band The Famine. Veggie/vegan friendly! Browse 3 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 2 features
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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