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Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

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Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
Year End 2014

Since 2006 we've aimed to make our year-end roundups feature not just our thoughts on the best records of the past twelve months, but the thoughts of the people producing them: the bands and artists who make our scene what it is. In this collection of 30 interviews, we've spoken to bands and artists like Frank Turner, Russ Rankin, Ceremony, Teenage Bottlerocket and a ton more to find out what they dug in 2014, what they're looking forward to musically next year, and what cool new stuff we can expect from in the 2015. Read on to find out how bands and artists experienced 2014 while we PASS THE MIC! (Look out for part two of this ...

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To Write Love On Her Arms

Interviews To Write Love On Her Arms

Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 4:23 p.m.

Lagwagon were one the first bands that got me into punk rock. Their tracks were my favourite on the Fat Wreck Chords comps, and In ...

Dead Broke Rekerds

Interviews Dead Broke Rekerds

Posted Dec. 7, 2014, 4:13 p.m.

We're quite fond of Dead Broke Rekerds and the work they do. We opted to reach out and ask a few questions and head ...

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Tripping Icarus

One Question Interviews

Tripping Icarus

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 9:12 p.m.

Chris Kluwe (Tripping Icarus, ex-Minnesota Vikings) SPB: What happens to Tripping Icarus now that your job has moved you to a new city? Going into the band, did you expect this to happen at some time given the nature of your full-time job [as an NFL punter]? Kluwe: The band is currently working on finishing up our fourth cd (tracking's done, we're in the mixing stage now) and we're exploring options on how to stay together with me being out of state. I hadn't planned on this happening, but we're going to do our best ...

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Pup

Interviews Pup

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 5:27 p.m.

We're at Toronto's Riot Fest. Hundreds of feet away Deathcab for Cutie are playing the main stage, belting ...

Top 5 Bands That Never Topped Their Debuts

Music Top 5 Bands That Never Topped Their Debuts

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 5:23 p.m.
The Set List

1 Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction Admit it: you love this album just as much as everyone else. And ...

Fest 13

Music Fest 13

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:31 p.m.
Fest 13

Like its 12 predecessors, Fest 13 offered something new. The growing festival has made a mark in the DIY punk ...

Red Scare 10th Anniversary Show Review

Music Red Scare 10th Anniversary Show Review

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:24 p.m.

Most of you are still recovering from Fest, but let’s not forget that Red Scare had a little fest ...

Signals Midwest / Captain, We’re Sinking

Interviews Signals Midwest / Captain, We’re Sinking

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:21 p.m.
Fest 13

We chatted to Maxwell Stern of Signals Midwest and Leo Vergnetti of Captain, We’re Sinking: Scene Point Blank: At ...

Caves

Interviews Caves

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:19 p.m.
Fest 13

Cayetana interviews Caves Cayetana: If you guys were action figures what would come with you? Caves: Lou would come with ...

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