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Remembering Erik Peterson

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Remembering Erik Peterson

Posted July 15, 2016, 4:39 p.m.

Today we lost Erik Peterson, the frontman and mastermind behind anarcho-punk act Mischief Brew. I had met Erik on a handful of occasions. I covered a couple of his Toronto shows when he was in town, and caught him headlining an outdoor concert in Tompkins Square Park the last time I was in New York. We weren’t friends, but each time we spoke, Erik was kind enough to pretend he remembered me. He even sent short thank you email l after I wrote an article called Mischief Brew and the case for Punk Rock. Small gestures like that are rare from anybody, particularly from touring bands, but Erik was the type of guy who would make the effort. He ...

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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2016)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2016)

Posted July 11, 2016, 3:25 p.m.

It hasn't been the most promising start to a year: with both David Bowie and Prince departing the Earth (presumably to take their music ...

Ashley Lynch on film editing

Regular Columns Ashley Lynch on film editing

Posted July 11, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

For this edition of Beyond Casual Observation, Ashley Lynch, owner of Burnaby, BC-based Gingerbreadgirl Post—a versatile post-production studio that specializes in genre film-editing, colour ...

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Our Top 5 Favorite Album Openers

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Our Top 5 Favorite Album Openers

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 5:34 p.m.
The Set List

The challenge of listing the definitive "best" album openers is perhaps impossible. While we're dedicated at SPB to challenging the odds and defying convention, that might be a steep request even for us. Instead, we've chosen some of our personal favorite openers from records across a variety of genres. Inevitably, we'll miss your favorite – let us know below what songs you think kick off a record absolutely perfectly. And for bonus points, you can play our choices via Spotify below. 1 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – "The Dead Flag Blues" (F? A? ∞) At first, there is only silence ...

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SUMAC

Interviews SUMAC

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:35 p.m.

In 2015 SUMAC released their debut album, The Deal, offering a first taste of their musical vision. Heavy riffs and ...

Pkew Pkew Pkew

Interviews Pkew Pkew Pkew

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:33 p.m.

Pkew Pkew Pkew is fighting off adulthood with cheap beer and Power Chords. This summer I've been invited to ...

Top 5 TV Themes

Music Top 5 TV Themes

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
The Set List

TV theme songs are their own art form: they aren’t singles and they aren’t cinematic scores. Instead, they ...

Tombs

Interviews Tombs

Posted June 4, 2016, 8:38 a.m.

The story of Tombs has been nothing if not turbulent. Line-up changes have been a constant issue with the band ...

The Motorleague

Interviews The Motorleague

Posted June 4, 2016, 8:37 a.m.

Less talk, more rock: New Brunswick’s The Motorleague aren’t interested in waxing philosphical about The East Coast or ...

Julien Baker

Interviews Julien Baker

Posted May 20, 2016, 3:45 p.m.

"When I am alone, the only place to look is the crowd. I know I am up there alone." Julien ...

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