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2014: A Year In Review

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2014: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 4:45 p.m.
Year End 2014

It's time for our final retrospective look at 2014 – this time we're covering all the stuff we missed from last year, whether it's the best hip-hop records, weird album artworks, press onesheet mis-steps, reissues records or new discoveries at Fest. Read on to find out what things passed under your radar in 2014 and see if there's anything you can add to our lists. The Best Hip-Hop Records of 2014 Its unlikely that there's another year-end rap list like this one, as outside of a few guilty pleasures I have little interest in the popular, hook-driven, thinned-out drivel that passes as "hip-hop" these days. Call me a grumpy curmudgeon if you must, but do so ...

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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2014)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2014)

Posted Jan. 7, 2015, 5:02 p.m.
Year End 2014

It's been another strong year for music in 2014 just gone – we've seen comebacks, unexpected debuts, strong follow-ups and soon-to-be classics from old ...

Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2014

Music Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2014

Posted Dec. 21, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
Year End 2014

Every year we pause in our relentless quest to document the best music coming out of the punk, hardcore and indie scene and ask those ...

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System and Station

One Question Interviews

System and Station

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 5:51 p.m.

Ryan K. Heise (System and Station, vocals/guitar) SPB: What is your most common touring fast food choice? Heise: It all depends on how long you are out and how pleasant you want the van to be. We usually stick to grocery stores and try to avoid the fast food but the longer we are out we inevitably end up at a fast food joint. I would say Subway more then not but I love myself a Popeye's two piece meal with green beans, that's usually the last day of tour as to not break the band up ...

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Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

Music 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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