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The Fest 17

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The Fest 17

Posted Nov. 12, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

If you count last year’s Pre-Fest only trip, Fest 17 marks my tenth trip to Florida for the annual event. The Fest is a monster of an event to cover. It boasts more than 400 bands in total and, including Pre-Fest in Tampa beforehand, it spans five days. Fest proper is a 3-day weekend, Friday through Sunday, and that alone is both a great experience and one that can wear a body down. It’s a big endeavor, but Scene Point Blank was up for the challenge. Despite nine previous trips, Fest 17 was the first time I’d done both Pre-Fest and The Fest together. It was a seamless experience, thanks in part to The Fest’s charter ...

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Looking Forward to The Fest 17

Music Looking Forward to The Fest 17

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

The Fest is a fascinating piece of DIY culture. Not only has it grown into a mega-event of 400+ bands, comedians, wrestlers, and other forms ...

Fatherson

Interviews Fatherson

Posted Oct. 21, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Fatherson's new album seesaws between visceral, enveloping rock music and experimental, cinematic soundscapes, which should come as no surprise as the Scottish trio's ...

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Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 10:50 p.m.

Adam (Gilead Media) SPB: Is there a record you passed on releasing that, in retrospect, you really wish you could have worked on? Adam: There is always one album I totally regret not being able to release. When Ludicra released The Tenant I had the opportunity to potentially release the album on vinyl and, sadly, wasn't able to take on any other releases. I loved the record then, as I still do today, but I was just too overwhelmed with new records at the time and simply could not add another record, let alone a 2LP, to my workload ...

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Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
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Thanks to insight from professionals in the field, and the freedom to explore the use of sound in film, Beyond ...

Kyle Falconer

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Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

In 2007, a group of young Scottish musicians called The View became one of the key bands in the mid- ...

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Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Audio = ground zero First instalment - Sonos. Unfamiliar with Sonos yet you enjoy listening to music? Shame on you. They make ...

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Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
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Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:22 a.m.

Digital Affairs Neurotic is the new release from VVEGAS, who tend to write and release music often, and whose sole ...

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Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
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There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost ...

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