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That's right: this year is already half empty. Or half full. Something like that? Metaphors aside, we at SPB have distilled the best music of the year so far into a delicious glass that you can sniff at delicately, taste a sip and pontificate over whether Faith No More's comeback was amazing, and then finally quaff in excitement as you realise we still have another six months of great music to go. Drink up! Nathan's list 1 Starvin B - The Foreigner (Sickside) The latest from this largely unknown New York emcee, this is '90s East Coast boom-bap worship up and down. Which might come as a surprise, as all the production was done by a Swedish guy ...
Anti-Flag have never shied away from exploring the complex political and social issues that affect their native United States while also maintaining a dogged awareness ...
As young as 14, Jeff King was drumming in bands and in years after would continue writing music and touring. He was the final drummer ...
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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Chris Ulsh (Mammoth Grinder) SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Do you think it’s accurate in any way or can you see where it came from? Ulsh: In the earliest years of our band we played a show in downtown Dallas. I don't remember who the show was with, most likely for the best. The band after us had just played a song when they said, "I wanna thank Mammoth Grinder, awesome skate thrash from Austin." My brain completed a series of backflips before I realized this guy had seen us skating ...
Refused are fucking alive, but they’re still fucking mysterious. I’ll never forget that late Sunday night in winter ...
Providing a welcome alternative to not only the blast of insanity that South by Southwest brings but also the increasingly-crowded ...
When Emmy The Great returned with her S EP nearly three years after her last release, a new band member ...
(…) tunnel vision's tightening its grip - beat by mutual denial (…) During the Double Ninth Festival in China cemeteries get crowded ...
It's that time again – Record Store Day 2015. We all have a favorite or recommended store to pick up ...
Twins Andy and Jez Williams braved the unforgiving Welsh winter to bring us the sound of their eponymous debut, their ...
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 15 features
A wide-ranging guest column written by BJ from Ancient Shores, mainly covering film but extending into philosophy and aesthetics too. Browse 7 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2014. 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
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 4 features
SPB's coverage of the annual festival in Gainesville, Florida. 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 semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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