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Founded in 1993 by Aaron Turner (of Isis and Mammifer, among more), Hydrahead made a very big impact on the underground music scene of the ‘90s and ‘00s. Their releases ranged from experimental and noise to sludge and stoner and were some of the most interesting and invigorating albums we had experienced in a long time. The quality of their record releases coincided with the later revival of vinyl in music, bringing people of the digital generation back to the analog domain. Selecting between the different Hydrahead releases was a quite difficult task, and if I was going to write about every record the label ever released I would never be finished. So below you will find 14 releases from ...
escape the confines of your fate / don't be a prisoner in someone else's scheme / leave behind and bury what is dead / relief wrapped ...
The Dropkick Murphys have been a mainstay in the punk rock community for nearly twenty years. The band has developed a fiercely devoted following through ...
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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Franz Nicolay SPB: What instrument is the hardest to tunefully amplify in a larger venue? Nicolay: It doesn't come up very often, but the musical - or "singing" - saw is next to impossible to successfully mic. The sound is soft and high-pitched and has no obvious point of creation, so you just have to point a mic at it and turn it up as loud as you can without feeding back. The problem is especially acute since for the performer, to accurately set and hold the pitch you need to hear it pretty well, so you need monitors turned up ...
It's a little while after soundcheck and I've lined up shots of Jameson along the corner of the ...
Back in 2009, When All Became None, the debut album from Coffinworm was dropped like a bomb in the midst ...
"I think back in the day there was pressure from management and record companies asking why my hair wasn't ...
That joy in finding a new band just never goes away. The mediums have changed from the old tape deck ...
The bus I'm on smells terrible: a mixture of body odour, cheap beer, and anticipation. It's filled to ...
I enter a boutique hotel in the East London borough of Shoreditch and I'm immediately approached by overly friendly ...
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 13 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
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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