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The closing track on electronic musician Hiatus' latest album All the Troubled Hearts immediately catches you off guard. The gravelly voice of an older gentleman speaking Farsi, and then translating the Persian poetry he is reciting into English, is the centrepiece of “Delam”, which contains the simple attribution of "(feat. Dad)". It's an unusual turn for an album laced with delicate electronic waltzes and swirling vocals that rise and collapse into twinkling piano codas and subtle instrumentation. The first time I heard "Delam", it played on my mind for hours. The track features the line, "Life is like a tangled ball of wool, where the beginning starts with nothing and ends with nothing", delivered with a wavering but determined ...
David Bowie, one could argue, is the most influential artist ever. I may get some shit for that comment, but he had done more to ...
Mathieu Ball is one of two guitarists for Montreal’s Big|Brave. The trio does not offer a bass player, however, Mat and the rest ...
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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Die Young (tx) are a band who have survived the American Nightmare curse of band name issues to go on to make some of the most inspiring hardcore around. Michael caught up with vocalist "The Rev. White Devil" to find out more. Scene Point Blank: You go by The Rev. White Devil rather than your birth name, what's that all about? The Rev. White Devil: Haha, well my real name is Daniel, just so everyone knows. Die Young (TX) is a pretty serious band, or very serious to be accurate, but we're not individuals without a sense humor ...
As the good ole shock jock Plato so eloquently put it, music is the movement of sound to reach the ...
In 2007, I went to The Fest 6. It quickly became tradition. Each April I book my hotel, each October ...
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum is a Grammy Award-winning and Juilliard-trained composer. She was born in New York City. She grew up listening ...
Blag Dahlia is the singer for punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming in ...
SoCal punks The Bombpops formed back in 2007 and released just two EPs in their first decade as a band ...
It’s been three very long years since SPB hit The Fest. Well, it all changes this year – we’re ...
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
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 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
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 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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