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Last year Clown Sounds released its debut LP, Preacher Maker on Recess Records. While the band name may be unfamiliar to some, frontman Todd Congelliere has a long history of making music and running Recess out of San Pedro, California. Prior to, and in addition to, Clown Sounds, Congelliere has also played with F.Y.P, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, and more. With the new band defining it’s sound, SPB talked with Congelliere about how he approaches new bands, the status of Recess, and how he’s starting a new venue in his hometown. Of course, we also asked him how he finds the time to do so. Scene Point Blank: You released a solo record ...
In the previous installment of Beyond Casual Observation, we visited with three films to briefly illustrate the pleasant entanglement of music and storytelling in cinema ...
It's been a great year for music and we're here to tell you what you should have heard in 2018. Fear not – we ...
Quite literally, a one question interview. Also known as 1QIs, we post these first to our social media on a near-daily basis, with the archival piece here. Check 'em out.
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An in-depth discussion with a band or artist, generally in the form of a straight Q&A – no editorializing.
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Album streams, our Set List "top five..." features, our year-end "best of" lists and other music-related miscellany.
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Contributions on a range of topics from a range of industry figures: musicians, filmmakers, editors and more.
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A melting pot of mixed content: movie, book and even video game reviews. Updated sporadically, but eclectically.
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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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Trevor Reilly (A Wilhelm Scream) SPB: When you built your studio, what was the primary, driving concept you wanted to make sure you could capture as far as acoustics? Reilly: The most important thing we tried to do while remodeling the studio was to make sure that the acoustics didn't work against us! We have a room with low ceilings and small dimensions compared to the "big boys" facilities, so we focused our efforts on absorption and control since the low end bass frequencies can pile up and royally fuck up the tones your trying to capture. There are ...
As is traditional, we highlight some of the best non-album releases of 2018, plus a bunch more things. After you ...
It's the end of the year, but before we tell you what we think the best albums and musical ...
Diet Cig is a NY duo known for their energetic live shows and incredibly relatable, catchy lyrics. The band is ...
With startling revelations our systems of authority are thought to be illegitimate, God dies, and the state cannot be justified ...
If you count last year’s Pre-Fest only trip, Fest 17 marks my tenth trip to Florida for the annual ...
The Fest is a fascinating piece of DIY culture. Not only has it grown into a mega-event of 400+ bands ...
We post a variety of features in recurring series – click below to browse them.
A collection of items grouped by topic, eg. "Top 5 Worst Beatles Songs" or "Top 10 best '77 punk releases". Browse 20 features
A wide-ranging guest column written by BJ from Ancient Shores, mainly covering film but extending into philosophy and aesthetics too. Check out BJ's work on the A389 podcast. Browse 14 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 12 features
Our annual roundup from Gainesville, FL's famous Fest. Browse 4 features
It's the end of 2013, so here's our best-of roundup for the last twelve months. Browse 4 features
SPB's coverage of the annual festival in Gainesville, Florida. Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2014. Browse 4 features
A brief but englightening chat with an artist who reveals an interesting or unexpected story from their career Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2015. Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2016. Browse 4 features
A roundup of coverage of the annual punk rock festival held in Gainesville, Florida Browse 4 features
A life lived and lessons learned by Eddie Spaghetti of Supersuckers. Browse 4 features
Our summary of the best music (and more) of 2018. Browse 3 features
A collection of coverage rounding up the year 2012, covering our favorite albums, shows, bands, and more, as well as asking record labels and bands about their past twelve months in music Browse 3 features
A cookery column by Nick, vocalist with metal band The Famine. Veggie/vegan friendly! Browse 3 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2017. Browse 2 features
A regular series by Robert F. Browse 2 features
Our coverage of the annual Fest extravaganza. Browse 1 features
There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost like a full time job. With Only Death Is Real, the aim is to bring together a selection of Browse 1 features
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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