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Andrew Paley

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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 state senator Bernie Sanders, whipping up support for their local representative. Andrew Paley, the frontman of The Static Age and also a solo musician, has been a long-time supporter of Sanders, and when asked about his experience of the 2016 presidential election campaign he seems more than a little disheartened."In terms of the lead-up and the outcome, it's obviously pretty devastating. Growing up in Vermont, I've always been very progressive politically all my life, and so I was a huge Bernie supporter when he was in Congress. We got the opportunity to play a couple of rallies ...

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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 of The Warped Tour. The ...

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 piece. Many thanks to Anthony ...

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Joseph Ross Camuglia

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Joseph Ross Camuglia

Posted May 8, 2014, 10:44 p.m.

Joseph Ross Camuglia SPB: What is the largest crowd you have played to? Did you approach the set differently? Camuglia: Well, I played a 3 song set at the 25 the Anniversary of Woodstock at the original site in Bethel, NY in 1994 to an estimated crowd of 70,000 people.        I don't know the exact number except I heard that 100,000 people had gathered there. And in the field, the day I sang it was full packed, so who knows? But it was fun and a great experience. Since it was a hippie type scene I sang ...

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Alcest

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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 ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2016)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2016)

Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Year End 2016

As years go, 2016 was a cruel one. We lost tons of musical heroes: Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones ...

2016: A Year In Review

Music 2016: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Year End 2016

Every year we ask record labels and artists what they thought of the last twelve months; we tell you the ...

Pass The Mic: Artists on 2016

Music Pass The Mic: Artists on 2016

Posted Dec. 30, 2016, 4:15 a.m.
Year End 2016

It's the second half of our annual Pass The Mic feature and this time we're handing the microphone ...

Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2016

Music Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2016

Posted Dec. 19, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Year End 2016

Now in its tenth year, Pass The Mic is a SPB tradition where we ask the artists and record labels ...

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