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Alright. Full disclosure: While the moniker Iron & Wine blipped here and there on my radar and your humble narrator thinking that it would not be the worst name for a band anchored in the unsägliche genre that has become known as Neofolk, I had never actually listened to Sam Beam and his musical explorations prior to this gig. Six albums and fifteen years in, Iron & Wine incarnated at Sydney’s Opera House underneath cloud props set against a blue background, allowing the audience to focus on the music without further frivolous ornamentation or distractions. While a bit of homework on the man revealed that throughout his career he here and there employed the full-sound of a band as well ...
In hindsight, Halo Of Flies is one of the labels responsible for dragging me into dark hardcore music. I was already into metal of all ...
Orphaned Land have been at the forefront of heavy music with a meaning ever since their inception in 1992. The Israeli band recently released their ...
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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SPB: You and Bobby Kapp come from two different eras of the NY free jazz scene. What did you discover in your recording sessions, about either the past and the present of the scene? Shipp: The great thing about music is that, even though we are all a specific product of the time and environment we come out of, occasionally there can be some type of slight transcendence of them. Kapp was around in the early wave of the jazz avant garde, in fact was on some early esp records—I have come along in a third or fourth generation ...
“It’s like a divorce. You can be as friendly as you like but there’s always a bit of ...
The year's third month is always a crazy time to be in Austin, what with the South by Southwest ...
Max Cavalera has been a prominent contributor to heavy music for decades. March 8th, 2018 marked 23 years since the ...
The Sword barrel down the highway bludgeoning passers-by with thick southern riffs, warped Sci-Fi, and a groove that may hit ...
“Year by year, release after release, Father Murphy music became the soundtrack of our lives. It was always out of ...
19-21 January 2018 Hobart, Tasmania – Australia Nine is fabled to be the number of completion and fulfillment. After nine incarnations ...
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 12 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 11 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 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
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
Our coverage of the annual Fest extravaganza. 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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