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Taking Back Sunday

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Taking Back Sunday

Posted March 19, 2017, 8:52 a.m.

Listening to Taking Back Sunday as an emo kid in 2006 was like hooking the embodiment of your misplaced rage into your veins. If you didn't roar the chorus of "MakeDamnSure" in your bedroom while trying to aggressively apply kohl eyeliner then were you ever really an emo kid? But things change, and in the intervening ten years or so since then TBS have gone through line-up changes, sound changes, and four studio albums. The latest of these albums, Tidal Wave, is a definitive rock album that is hook-laden and cinematic, filled with powerful riffs and affecting lyrics. John Nolan, the band's lead guitarist and co-vocalist alongside Adam Lazzara, spoke to SPB about his upcoming benefit compilation album ...

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Guest column: Josh Allamon (Reservoir)

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Posted March 19, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Its 7:55 on a Monday morning. I’m sipping a cup of hot water and Folgers coffee crystals as I stare at the French ...

The Bouncing Souls

Interviews The Bouncing Souls

Posted March 2, 2017, 2 a.m.

The Bouncing Souls have been a band now for longer than I've been alive, and let's just say I'm not a teenager ...

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Bouncing Souls

One Question Interviews

Bouncing Souls

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 9:14 p.m.

Greg Attonito (Bouncing Souls) SPB: What makes a good roadie? Have you ever done it? Attonito: A good roadie cares about the band and making the show go as smoothly as possible. It’s always best when the roadies and band guys enjoying hanging out because 90% of the time you spend on tour is together. If we are all creating a good time together while traveling and working the good time translates effortlessly to the stage performance. Bryan and I once roadied for a musician named Robert Gordon. This was back in '89 or '90, I think. He is ...

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David Bello (TWIABP)

Interviews David Bello (TWIABP)

Posted March 2, 2017, 1:57 a.m.

Upon delving into his vast discography, David Bello’s potential for creative output appears immeasurable. His independent releases span over ...

Andrew Paley

Interviews Andrew Paley

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

A couple of years ago Vermont post-punk stalwarts The Static Age played a number of rallies in support of their ...

Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

Interviews Talking 25 Years of Less Than Jake

Posted Feb. 17, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

I was sixteen years old the first time I saw Less Than Jake. The band was playing the Buffalo stop ...

Floor

Interviews Floor

Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Anthony Vialon took time to answer some questions from SPB about many things Floor which forms the backbone of this ...

Alcest

Interviews Alcest

Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Alcest’s latest record, Kodama, is an album that wears its heart on its sleeve. It’s rich, textured and ...

MONA FOMA Festival

Music MONA FOMA Festival

Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

Hobart, Tasmania January, 18-22, 2017 We no longer engage, sing nor dance. We do not know how to anymore. Instead ...

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