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It's that time again – Record Store Day 2015. We all have a favorite or recommended store to pick up new releases, discover hidden gems or even sell old unwanted albums onto unwary shoppers. In this feature, we round up nine of our favorite local record stores, ranging from Dublin to Los Angeles. Tell us the ones we've missed below. Port of Sound Record Shoppe - Costa Mesa, CA I haven't been to this record store many times, but damn if I don't just love it. Wall to wall vinyl fill this moderate sized shop and not much else. There are some CDs and a few knick-knacks here and there if you go looking for them. Ultimately though ...
Twins Andy and Jez Williams braved the unforgiving Welsh winter to bring us the sound of their eponymous debut, their first release since their other ...
The story of Nightbreed’s production goes back to the pre-internet days reading fangoria magazine and conversations among those who were into horror movies and ...
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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After recording their new EP, This Is Hell decided to conquer Europe. Fast forward to the present... Triumphantly standing above the wreckage of a splintered and destroyed Europe, Jeff Tiu, Dan Bourke, Rick Jimenez, Joe Osolin, and Travis John Reilly begin chuckling. In unison they walk towards their jet to return to the USA. What they, and every pillager, forgot was to watch out for the lone sniper. The lone sniper finishes his bologna sandwich and accidentally shoots himself. This Is Hell rejoice. Little do they do know that Travis John Reilly has an interview to do! Reilly tells the ...
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 ...
Loren's list My list, in no order: Worriers In her Pass the Mic, Lauren references “their first proper full-length ...
Who would have thought a group of masked criminals from Madison, WI would fulfill all of our pop-punk dreams? Masked ...
1 Devin Townsend – "Tall Latte" (Ziltoid, the Omniscient) Ziltoid is an impeccably funny album. Not only is the premise itself ...
Mamiffer have been going for quite some time, but the recent shift of style for the band has signaled a ...
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
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 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 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 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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