A selection of our most recent and most popular feature-length articles.
I’ve been going to punk shows for well over a decade. That statement may seem like bragging, but it’s not. Most people in my day to day life think going to punk shows is dumb. I can understand why. At a punk show there is a good chance you’ll be pushed by a stranger, have a drink spilled on you, and/or leave with a persistent ringing in your ears. Someone may jump on your head or hit you with an elbow. Despite this, or maybe because of this, a punk show is still one of the only places I feel like I belong. It’s a culture that I grew up in, and whether or not ...
Chaos, contradictions, and confrontations are a rite of passage. Charles Dickens said that we begin to forgive a place as soon as it is left ...
That's right: this year is already half empty. Or half full. Something like that? Metaphors aside, we at SPB have distilled the best music ...
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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Var (No Idea Records) SPB: As No Idea has become an established DIY label, what is the more tiresome stereotype you’ve encountered as a result of that success? Var: The short answer would be that "all the bands sound like Hot Water Music." * The long answer is that "success" is a tricky word. Our daily lives and work on the label/mailorder/distribution are filled with an unending flow of tiny successes and failures. It's hard to say which we learn more from; sometimes a well-timed stubbed toe allows us to protect ourselves from falling down a mine ...
Anti-Flag have never shied away from exploring the complex political and social issues that affect their native United States while ...
As young as 14, Jeff King was drumming in bands and in years after would continue writing music and touring ...
Refused are fucking alive, but they’re still fucking mysterious. I’ll never forget that late Sunday night in winter ...
Providing a welcome alternative to not only the blast of insanity that South by Southwest brings but also the increasingly-crowded ...
When Emmy The Great returned with her S EP nearly three years after her last release, a new band member ...
(…) tunnel vision's tightening its grip - beat by mutual denial (…) During the Double Ninth Festival in China cemeteries get crowded ...
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. Check out BJ's work on the A389 podcast. Browse 7 features
Guest column by T of Vegas 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
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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