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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
In 2015 SUMAC released their debut album, The Deal, offering a first taste of their musical vision. Heavy riffs and ...
Pkew Pkew Pkew is fighting off adulthood with cheap beer and Power Chords. This summer I've been invited to ...
TV theme songs are their own art form: they aren’t singles and they aren’t cinematic scores. Instead, they ...
The story of Tombs has been nothing if not turbulent. Line-up changes have been a constant issue with the band ...
Less talk, more rock: New Brunswick’s The Motorleague aren’t interested in waxing philosphical about The East Coast or ...
"When I am alone, the only place to look is the crowd. I know I am up there alone." Julien ...
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 16 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 10 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 8 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2015. 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
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 brief but englightening chat with an artist who reveals an interesting or unexpected story from their career 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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