News Bands


Top stories

L7 reunites for European tour

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 1:56 p.m.

L7, who broke up in 2001, have anounced two festival gigs in Spain and France this summer playing with their original line-up and a corresponding European tour.

The band is also launching a Kickstarter with Sarah Price (American Movie, The Yes Men, Summercamp) for a documentary titled L7: Pretend We're Dead.

6/19: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain @ Azkena Rock Festival6/20: Clisson, France @ Hell Fest
More dates will be announced on Jan. 28 here.

( Read more )

Barren Womb touring with Grizzlor

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 8:55 a.m.
Barren Womb touring with Grizzlor

Coinciding with their new split 7", Barren Womb (Trondheim, NO) and Grizzlor (CT), will be touring the US East Coast together this spring.

The split 7" will be released by Riotous Outburst Records.

Barren Womb / Grizzlor East Coast Tour03/22 New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik03/23 Jacksonville, FL @ Shantytown Pub03/24 Atlanta, GA @ Swayze’s Venue03/25 Knoxville, TN @ The Poison Lawn03/26 Columbus, OH @ The Summit03/27 Louisville, KY @ Third Street Dive03/28 Chicago, IL @ Wally's03/29 Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary03/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie03/31 Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar04/01 Providence, RI @ The Funky Jungle04/02 Boston, MA @ O'Brien's04/03 New Haven, CT @ Three Sheets04/04 New York, NY @ Webster Hall Studio

( Read more )

Rev sale
More recent headlines

Bands 1QI: Ampere, Plow United, Recreant, United Teachers of Music

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:39 a.m.

1QI: Ampere, Plow United, Recreant, United Teachers of Music

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Okay, sometimes we miss a day, but it will ...

Bands Lemuria selling Valentine's Day merch, announces tour

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 11:57 a.m.

Lemuria selling Valentine's Day merch, announces tour

In a double dose of Lemuria news, the band has announced an April tour with Tiger's Jaw and Somos, as well as online sales on Valentine's Day related merchandise.

Bands Lucero and Charly Fasano collaborate

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:54 a.m.

Lucero and Charly Fasano collaborate

Lucero and artist/poet Charly Fasano are working on a joint short film and multimedia project. The film is named Teddy's Bowling Alley and has airmed at various festivals, and combines drawings, linocut block ...

Radio K 2

More recent news

Bands New Brett Netson & Snakes

Posted Jan. 21, 2015, 11:34 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Brett Netson & Snakes, the solo project from the former Built to Spill and Caustic Resin member, has a new EP scheduled for March release.  The ...

Bands New Sonics

Posted Jan. 21, 2015, 9:46 a.m. in Bands by Loren

New Sonics

Merri Sutton

The Sonics will soon release a new record, 50 years after their debut and their first studio record since 1967. This Is the Sonics features ...

4/2/2015 Seattle, WA - Moore Theater (record release party with Mudhoney & special guests)
4/4/2015 Las Vegas, NV - Viva Las Vegas Weekender
4/5/2015 Las Vegas, NV - Viva Las Vegas Weekender
4/8/2015 New York, NY - Irving Plaza*
4/9/2015 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony*
4/10/2015 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
4/11/2015 Providence, RI - Columbus Theater*
4/12/2015 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts*
4/23/2015 Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater*
4/24/2015 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
4/25/2015 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick*
4/26/2015 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace*
* support: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages

( Read more )

Bands Meatwound to release LP on Magic Bullet

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 10:06 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Meatwound to release LP on Magic Bullet

Magic Bullet Records will release the debut LP form Florida's Meatwound sometime early this year. The band includes former members of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain ...

Addio Track Listing:
*Side A*
In Toilet
Funeral State
*Side B*
Hand of God
Meat Pack 
I Am Transgressor
1/20/2015 Crowbar - Tampa, FL w/ Municipal Waste, Torche, Night Birds

( Read more )

Bands 1QI: CJ Ramone, The Wild, Kowloon Walled City, HammerHeart Brewing

Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 12:02 p.m. in Bands by Loren

1QI: CJ Ramone, The Wild, Kowloon Walled City, HammerHeart Brewing

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every ...

Nathaniel Chapman and Austin Lunn (HammerHeart Brewing)
SPB: What about Bathory’s music is most aesthetically similar to your beers?
Chapman: A simple question requires a simple straight forward answer. I asked Austin, his response: "Epic metal inspires epic beer." 
I will add to that by saying that the HammerHeart album was the beginning of the Viking Metal genre. So much of who we are as individuals and as a brewery is based on these old traditions, and metal plays such an important part as the soundtrack to our lives, that it was simply a most appropriate name.
Witt (The Wild)
SPB: Do you embrace the folk/punk genre?
Witt: Sometimes embracing a genre can be very limiting. The amazing thing about the folk/punk world is that there is an incredible amount of freedom to express yourself however you want. Folk/Punk is more than a musical aesthetic to me. It is a community, a mindset, and a loosely defined set of values. There is a lot of diversity in the sound of folk/punk bands. Some bands tend more toward the punk sound and some more towards the folk sound, but I think the most important thing is that we all are kind of working towards the same goals. The music is more of just a rallying point or reason to get together. What happens at the shows and when we share our ideas with each other is the important thing.
I see The Wild as more of a folk-rock band, but the folk/punk community has always embraced and supported us, and I’d like to think we’ve added some sort of positive input to the genre. Scenes and genres get boring when everyone is doing the same thing or striving for the same sound. It’s all of the different voices, sounds, and ideas that really make the folk/punk world unique and that makes it such a beautiful thing. So, we will always embrace the genre, regardless of how our sound changes or how we change as individuals as the band evolves.
CJ Ramone
SPB: In what setting are you least likely to wear a leather jacket?
CJ Ramone: On the toilet. 
Scott (Kowloon Walled City)
SPB: Do you think that more bands are getting robbed nowadays? Has it happened to you?
Scott: It seems like lately you read about another band's van getting stolen or broken into every week. Fortunately, it hasn't happened to us yet. We try to be careful. We don't leave our van unattended when it's loaded up, and we unload our gear and merch into the house or hotel we're staying at every night.

( Read more )

Bands John Cate & the Van Gogh Brothers to release a new record

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 12:39 p.m. in Bands by Scott Wilkinson

John Cate & the Van Gogh Brothers to release a new record

A three song advance will be released on the American Music Partners label in January as a preview of the forthcoming John Cate & the Van ...

Bands Windhand's Dorthia Cottrell to release solo effort

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 6:39 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Windhand's Dorthia Cottrell to release solo effort

Jordan Vance

On March 3, Dorthia Cottrell of Windhand will release her first solo album, a self-titled release on Forcefield Records. Her solo work is acoustic and ...

Dorthia Cottrell 
Dorthia Cottrell
March 3, 2015 
Forcefield Records 
1 - Cemetery Song
2 - Gold 
3 - Oak Grove 
4 - Orphan Bird 
5 - Vessel 
6 - Maybe It's True 
7 - Moth
8 - Kneeler
9 - Rake
10 - Perennial
11 - Song For You

( Read more )

Bands 1QI: Brickfight, On The Water, Dogfish Head Brewing, Quintron

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 1:45 p.m. in Bands by Cheryl Prime

1QI: Brickfight, On The Water, Dogfish Head Brewing, Quintron

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every ...

SPB: How big is your record collection?
Brickfight: Short Answer: 732
Long Answer: In a Cold War-style escalation which stems primarily from a missing copy of I Farm's Sincerely, Robots lent to Jonathan by Nick well over four years ago, all record players have gone quiet in the Brickfight camp. While neither party will admit to being the last custodian of the missing album, both have adopted Complete Vinyl Silence (CVS) in solidarity with the errant record until it is back in the hands of its rightful owner. Sanctions continue to increase, and the possibility of an amicable end to this standoff grows dimmer as each day passes.
Fletcher (On the Water)
SPB: What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
Fletcher: Tough question: Being a high school dropout, I have worked some very shitty jobs.
Providing customer service and sales for a mail/online porn business here in Philadelphia, one of my special tasks was clearing out the voicemail for Mailing List removal. [I] had to sit through half-hour long tirades by angry housewives and even some gentlemen who were leaving personal ads, in hopes of scoring a date with a porn star. It was a cool job thanks to some rad co-workers there... I think it still qualifies as worst job I've held. [I] dealt with a lot of truly crazy folks and I'm sure the job has forever warped my mind.
Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head Brewing, founder and president) 
SPB: What is the connection between brewing and music? 
Sam: There are two art forms that have been created and enjoyed since the dawn of civilization, and enjoying them simultaneously amplifies the experience of each.  
Our brewery has been obsessed with music since long before we opened. Back in the mid-‘90s when I was homebrewing and writing the Dogfish business plan, The Replacements were on the radio, as were Guided by Voices nad Miles Davis. And anytime today when I’m in the brewhouse there’s something playing. 
It’s not only fun to brew with music, it’s fun to drink with music. And that’s been a reality since the birth of civilization. The earliest known fermented beverage in the history of mankind was discovered in a tomb in China, in the Jiahu province. This dig site is significant because it not only housed the oldest known fermented beverage, but it also housed the oldest known playable musical instrument: these hollowed-out bird bones that were like a modern flute. So you know the night they shut the tomb of this very important person, they were having a hootenanny. They were playing music, drinking beers, and feeling close to the gods. 
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
SPB:How do you describe your sound to strangers when they ask?
Quintron: SWAMP TECH

( Read more )

News navigation
» Next page
Search news


Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.