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A year after the standing President of the United States attended and lectured at the South by Southwest Festival, politics were again front and center for much of 2017's event. This is unsurprising considering the mess of an election cycle that Austin, Texas, a city described by some as being similar to a blueberry in a bowl of tomato soup, has witnessed during the, shall we say, "turbulent" first few weeks of the new presidential administration (former vice president Joe Biden made the trip to Austin as a keynote speaker, presumably to wallow in the warmth of one of Texas' only Democratic strongholds). Given the current news cycle, it was almost expected that a story about an Italian rock ...
Tim Kasher is as prolific an artist as they come. The musician behind indie legends Cursive and The Good Life has seemingly been the pusher ...
With the release of new record Hope Attrition and some major new touring on the horizon, we caught up with Woe's founding member Chris ...
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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I was sixteen years old the first time I saw Less Than Jake. The band was playing the Buffalo stop of The Warped Tour. The tour had set up in the overflow lot of the local Six Flags and after a morning spent eating cotton candy and chickening out of double loop coasters, I was ready to watch some bands. Less Than Jake was opening the mainstage. While my holier than thou teen persona didn’t stop me from eating pink sugar fluff, it did allow me to develop a certain amount of cynicism about ska. I’d learned The ...
White Lies first broke into the British indie music scene in 2009 with the release of their debut album To ...
Felix Hagan & the Family play grandiose pop songs tinged with hints of musical theatre, classic rock, and jazz. Hagan's ...
Listening to Taking Back Sunday as an emo kid in 2006 was like hooking the embodiment of your misplaced rage ...
Its 7:55 on a Monday morning. I’m sipping a cup of hot water and Folgers coffee crystals as ...
The Bouncing Souls have been a band now for longer than I've been alive, and let's just say ...
Upon delving into his vast discography, David Bello’s potential for creative output appears immeasurable. His independent releases span over ...
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 16 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 10 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 8 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
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2014. 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
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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