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GWAR B-Q 2014

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GWAR B-Q 2014

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 5:32 p.m.

The idea of a "viking funeral," in which a fallen warrior's remains are set out to sea and then set on fire, is somewhat of a tricky thing to explain to someone. Things only get further complicated when you find yourself explaining how, in this instance, the fallen's mile-long penis had to be filled with fireworks prior to the ceremony so that the space pirate could get his rocks off one last time. Things get even more confusing when you try to explain that what you saw was one of the most moving things you've ever witnessed. Such was the position that I found myself in following the memorial service for Dave Brockie that was held on ...

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Panama

Interviews Panama

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 5:19 p.m.

Indietronica trio Panama has just put out their Always EP. It's a dreamy batch of groovy, lustrous dance songs that are reminiscent of fellow ...

Eyehategod

Interviews Eyehategod

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 5:55 p.m.

When it comes to talk about "heavy" bands and which ones reign supreme, it's virtually impossible not to mention Eyehategod of New Orleans, LA ...

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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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Locrian/Kwaidan

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Locrian/Kwaidan

Posted April 21, 2014, 3:11 p.m.

There have been few bands traversing the musical landscape that create as challenging and thought provoking music as Locrian. Their releases have been exciting and moving in so many ways that it is useless to gush so much that suffice it to say, they have made me a tremendous fan. When I heard that a member of that collective had started another project, I had to check them out as well—and Kwaidan did not disappoint in the least. A few months back, I had the chance to check in with Andre Foisy of both groups around the time that ...

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Omahara

Interviews Omahara

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 5:45 p.m.

The quaint and urbane mask of Hobart, Tasmania is perhaps not a true representation of the many creative perturbations that ...

Our Top 5 Favorite Album Openers

Music 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 Dwarves

Interviews The Dwarves

Posted July 27, 2014, 4:17 p.m.

The Dwarves are the greatest band in rock ‘n’ roll. Just ask them. Never a group shy about their their ...

Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Interviews Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Posted July 27, 2014, 4:13 p.m.

When Me First and The Gimme Gimmes formed nearly two decades ago no one expected them to last this long ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2014)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2014)

Posted July 6, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

How has your 2014 been so far? Team knocked out of the World Cup yet? Still not gotten around to ...

Andrew W.K.

Interviews Andrew W.K.

Posted July 6, 2014, 6:17 p.m.

The thing that's most remarkable is how calm he is. An hour ago Andrew W.K was leading a ...

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