It's been a strange year. Global turmoil, political unrest, uncertainty and populism dogging every decision and public event. Who knows what 2018 will bring? But ... read more
Each year at SPB we reach out to the wide stable of artists, labels and other music scene folks to find out what their take ... read more
The closing track on electronic musician Hiatus' latest album All the Troubled Hearts immediately catches you off guard. The gravelly voice of an older gentleman ... read more
David Bowie, one could argue, is the most influential artist ever. I may get some shit for that comment, but he had done more to ... read more
Posted Jan. 15, 2018, 12:56 p.m.
Extreme experimental label SIGE is releasing collaborative works featuring Nick Yacyshyn, Brian Sepanzyk, House of Low Culture, Daniel Menche, Caustic Touch, EMS, Keiji Haino and SUMAC. Visit their website for more information.
Posted Jan. 7, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Somewhere Else, a new EP from Sports Ference and Emocat Records, is streaming online at New Noise.
The record was recorded at Haunted Muscle Beach Studios (Gainesville, FL) with David Bell (Dikembe) as producer and released on Friday Jan. 5.
Posted Jan. 5, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
The Dodges just released a new record titled Roll With, to be followed by a US West Coast tour later this month.
Released on La Escalera Records, the album features three new songs combined with four songs off their previous EP, Yelling At Adult Men. Stream it here.
Posted Jan. 5, 2018, 7:43 p.m.
D.O.A. have announced plans to hit the studio in two weeks for an album to be released later this year, their 40th as a group. Currently untitled, the band says they've written 14 songs and will include a 1980's cover as well.
The album, still to be record, is scheduled for a May release on Sudden Death Records.
Posted Jan. 4, 2018, 10:01 p.m.
Jeff Rosenstock kicked off the new year by pleasing fans with a downloadable new record title POST- on the Quote Unquote Records Bandcamp, available for free or donation. The new album will be released in physical format, on vinyl, by Polyvinyl Records on March 23, 2018.
Rosenstock will be on tour in February with Lemuria.
Posted Dec. 21, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Art as Catharsis label is offering up a downloadable 2017 sampler for fans and curious new seekers of new music.
The sampler includes 20 diverse tracks, including songs by Adrift for Days, Diploid, Omahara, and more.
Posted Dec. 21, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
The Dean Ween Group, founded by none other than Dean Ween (formerly of Ween), has announced a second album coming out on March 9. Titled Rock2, it was recorded in his Lambertville, NJ studio.
"A lot has changed since I released my first 'solo album' a couple of years ago," Deaner says. "This album is a snapshot of the fall of 2016--there have been a lot of tunes recorded before then and even more since then, but this is my second official solo album. These were written for this sole purpose and recorded with the entire lineup: the best band in the world, Ween -- Claude Coleman Jr., Dave Dreiwitz, and Glenn McClelland, also the other best band in the world, the lineup of the DWG -- Mike Dillon, Bill Fowler, Ray Kubian, Scott Rednor, and the other 50 members and usual suspects."
The Deaner Record came out in 2016.
Posted Dec. 18, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Glory Kid Ltd. has announced a new band on their roster, the metal/industrial At the Heart of the World, with their debut Rotting Forms.
Described as minimalist and nightmarish, the band draws comparisons to late '80s Ministry, High-Functioning Flesh, and Youth Code.
Posted Dec. 18, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Off With Their Heads continue to tour in support of 2016's acoustic Won't Be Missed record (Anxious and Angry Records). Featuring revised, stripped down versions of older material, the tour is announced to be the band's final full tour, to be followed by one-off dates in the known future. Support includes Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop), Seth Anderson, comedian/musician Ben Roy (Spells), and stand-up comedian JT Habersaat.
There’s a lot of analysis when listening to Old Scars, New Blood. When singer Rob Huddleston sings, “Nothing ever changes/ Nothing ever stays the same” in “Fairweather,” it seems to epitomize the experience of this record, a re-recording of 13 songs by the recently born again Ann Beretta.I can’t decide if this album is a great idea, modernizing a reformed band, or if it’s purely self-indulgent and unnecessary. Considering the state of ‘90s punk being mostly out of print, it’s probably ...
To put it mildly, Otoboke Beaver's Love is Short doesn't beat around the bush, though that phrase seems wildly inappropriate given the origin of the band's name. Following a churning title track that ...
Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott.Lyrics, the personality and presence – it is not merely because of his vocal range and the band he headed that he is considered to be one ...
Ryan Adams is one of the 21st centuries most prolific songwriters. Like Springsteen on speed, he just can’t seem to stop, whether it’s country, blues, metal, or an assortment of ...
Kid You Not has some pretty clear influences behind their melodic pop-punk sound. With semi-coarse vocals that lead to big sing-along choruses, Iron Chic and Red City Radio shine through. It’s not really shining ...
I think that sometimes it’s really hard to review a Weezer record… I mean.. Their first record, the self-titled Blue album, is firmly perched on the list of “best debut ...
Spending any length of time with Watain will convince you of at least one thing: this is a band who means it. For this Swedish horde, black metal is life. ...
One thing I love about split albums is that there’s more often than not one band on it that is new to me. I’ve discovered some really great bands or ...
For the uninitiated, and if you are, you might want to look at changing that immediately – shame on you: Mute Records (commonly known, referred to and stylized as “mute”) ...
NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is a tell-all autobiography from one of the world's most commercially successful punk bands. Fans and non-fans alike will be entertained by the ...
NYE in the Park Victoria Park Sydney, Australia December 31, 2017 There is no shortage of iconic locations that New Years Eve can be celebrated at in Sydney. The boutique-y ... read more
Run the Jewels Big Top, Luna Park Sydney, Australia January 5, 2018 Given their respective careers and pedigree, I could not help but be intrigued when I was first introduced ... read more
The Unbelievables Concert Hall, Opera House Sydney, Australia December 20, 2017 In medias res: With a name that suggests a band of superheroes out of the Marvel universe, The Unbelievables ... read more
The Beautiful Girls Metro Theatre Sydney, Australia December 16, 2017 It was 2002 when Australian roots rock trio The Beautiful Girls made their debut release Morning Sun - a melting ... read more
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