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When I was growing up, I nihilistically spat in one eye of the universe. At some point, I figured I might as well spit in the other...Universal symmetry, ya know? But I had to re-evaluate why I was spitting and make sense of it; I needed some sort of justification. I wasn’t drawn towards the Sid Vicious persona. I was drawn to the Johnny Rottens. I needed to have some sort of meaning in my bad attitude and actions. I always hear how I’m in a million bands -- I’m not. Even if I counted them from age 15 (when I started playing music) up until now, it’s not even close to a million. Sure, I ...
I would like to start by saying, if you haven't heard Deconstruct by Hatred Surge, stop. Open a new tab and go listen to ...
Amenra’s 2016 release, Alive, from Consouling Sounds is a compilation of live acoustic performances from 2014. Comprising that track list is material from Amenra ...
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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In another of SPB's regular features, here's a guest column by New England-based rocker JJ Rassler. JJ covers record collecting, country music, bizarro taxi rides in Nashville and "Florida Bill". Read on for more from JJ. -- About 20 years ago, the record collector magazine of choice was, and to some degree still is, Goldmine. They ran a feature on Boston music, but not the ‘70s Boston rock’n’roll I was most familiar with. This was a glorious overview of various R&B and soul-related groups, labels and radio stations of the late ‘50s to early ‘70s. Well ...
Today we lost Erik Peterson, the frontman and mastermind behind anarcho-punk act Mischief Brew. I had met Erik on a ...
It hasn't been the most promising start to a year: with both David Bowie and Prince departing the Earth ...
For this edition of Beyond Casual Observation, Ashley Lynch, owner of Burnaby, BC-based Gingerbreadgirl Post—a versatile post-production studio that ...
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 ...
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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