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Shellshag on the music streaming model

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Shellshag on the music streaming model

Posted Jan. 10, 2021, 3:31 p.m.

Shellshag is a two-piece band that formed in 1997, featuring Jennifer Shagawat and John "Shellhead" Driver, aka “Shell” and “Shag.” A lot changes over two decades, but in the time Shellshag has maintained its focus on independence and DIY ethics. This interview talks a bit about how the concept of bands, the artistic process and creation. But it’s about a whole lot more too. While Shellshag is an established entity at this point with an established sound, their unique approach continues to evolve. New album FUTQ marks a new chapter: a new year, a new way of putting together a new album, and a new outlook on taking back control of their digital catalog. They say the new year ...

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2020: A Year In Review

Music 2020: A Year In Review

Posted Dec. 28, 2020, 2:12 p.m.
Year End 2020

One day, we'll all look back on this year and laugh. Well, maybe not laugh... cry? Despair? Curse? Probably some combination of all the ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2020)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2020)

Posted Dec. 21, 2020, 6:21 a.m.
Year End 2020

What a year. The (probably apocryphal) curse goes "may you live in interesting times" and we're truly learning what it means to be alive ...

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EarthQuaker Devices

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EarthQuaker Devices

Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 2:13 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Jamie Stillman (EarthQuaker Devices - President/Product Designer) SPB: EarthQuaker has a reputation for high quality, versatile builds that artists can use in the studio, live, and in experimental environments, ie writing. What did the collaboration with Sunn O))) mean to Earthquaker on a personal level, and did you approach this project with goals related to a specific aspect of the Sunn O))) tone, or is it mean to capture something else about Sunn O)))?  Stillman: Life Pedal came about after I was introduced to Greg Anderson by our mutual friend Jim Tuerk from Reverb. Jim thought we would hit it ...

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Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2020

Music Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2020

Posted Dec. 13, 2020, 11:25 a.m.
Year End 2020

2020, huh. It's been a memorable(?) year, that's for sure. In the years to come we'll probably ...

Salinas Records

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Posted Dec. 6, 2020, 2:03 p.m.
Don't Quit Your Day Job

There are a lot of misconceptions about the life of a musician. The old rock star image of bright lights ...

Rome

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Posted Nov. 14, 2020, 7:44 a.m.

Luxembourg has always been a country that has tried to reinvent its own future, not unlike Rome, a sovereign act ...

Table Talk #4 – The Healing Quality of Music

Music Table Talk #4 – The Healing Quality of Music

Posted Nov. 14, 2020, 7:38 a.m.
Table Talk

As we (in Europe) have entered the second wave of Corona infections and life is getting more and more restricted ...

The Fest That Never Was

Music The Fest That Never Was

Posted Oct. 29, 2020, 10:58 a.m.

19 Things We Miss About The Fest 2020 has been hard. You’ve all read that a million times. But ...

Only Death Is Real #10

Music Only Death Is Real #10

Posted Oct. 29, 2020, 10:51 a.m.
Only Death Is Real

Can you believe that this is the tenth iteration of Only Death Is Real? Ten editions of a column featuring ...

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