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Anti-Flag

Posted July 5, 2015, 3:41 p.m.

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 of world affairs. This naturally finds its way into the punk band's searing, abrasive music and with their tenth album American Spring they continue to wear their political ideals on their sleeves. Bassist Chris #2 tells SPB about how the band decided what direction American Spring would take, the impact that the Michael Brown verdict had on him and how he reached a point where he wasn't sure if he even wanted to be in a band any more. Scene Point Blank: American Spring's title was inspired by the Arab Spring. Do ...

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Emmy The Great

Interviews Emmy The Great

Posted May 11, 2015, 2:25 a.m.

When Emmy The Great returned with her S EP nearly three years after her last release, a new band member suddenly appeared on the cover ...

Black Rivers

Interviews Black Rivers

Posted April 17, 2015, 4:45 p.m.

Twins Andy and Jez Williams braved the unforgiving Welsh winter to bring us the sound of their eponymous debut, their first release since their other ...

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John Frusciante

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:27 a.m.

However little you may think of the nowadays more-or-less declasse (in indie circles, anyway) punk/funk band Red Hot Chili Peppers, if you're a pop music lover it's still pretty hard to ignore the seemingly extraterrestrial talent of their lead guitarist/songwriter John Frusciante. John's immense contributions to multi platinum recordings such as 'By The Way,' 'Californication,' & 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik' have been critically hailed as beautiful and even at times staggering.   He's written a string of incredibly catchy pop tunes that have dominated AOR radio in recent years, and as L.A. rock icons go ...

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Hail The Ghost

Interviews Hail The Ghost

Posted March 30, 2015, 3:10 p.m.

Irish indie six-piece White McKenzie never officially broke up, they just went quiet. Frontman Kieran O'Reilly secured an acting ...

Masked Intruder

Interviews Masked Intruder

Posted March 1, 2015, 3:52 p.m.

Who would have thought a group of masked criminals from Madison, WI would fulfill all of our pop-punk dreams? Masked ...

Mamiffer

Interviews Mamiffer

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 4:55 p.m.

Mamiffer have been going for quite some time, but the recent shift of style for the band has signaled a ...

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 ...

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