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

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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 and other iconic performers departed. Before they left us, though, we were treated to a few final pieces of music. Likewise, once-dormant bands returned to prove that their best wasn't behind them. And of course, new bands appeared with fresh sounds and energy to inspire us all over again. While 2016 might be a year to forget in many ways, we don't think the following albums will be disappearing from memories any time soon. Overall site list 1 David Bowie Blackstar ISO Records / Columbia David Bowie has always stood outside the lines. In the last decade or so ...

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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 best albums of last year ...

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 over to the bands and ...

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Say-10 Records

One Question Interviews

Say-10 Records

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 7:41 a.m.

Adam (Say-10 Records) SPB: What is your go-to karaoke song? Adam: Let's set the stage... I am the worst karaoke performer of all time and I only participate when I am surrounded by people that treat it as if they are at an american idol try out. I always grab the mic, wrap the chord around my wrist, and then speak Lita Ford's "Kiss Me Deadly" in the most dead pan voice I can muster. Needless to say I always walk away laughing while everyone in the venue is scowling. Dead pan karaoke is the best.

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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 ...

AJJ

Interviews AJJ

Posted Nov. 27, 2016, 4:09 p.m.

“The van was completely broken but I knew that there was no way I was going to miss the show ...

Courteeners

Interviews Courteeners

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

"People don't want us to fail anymore, which is kind of nice." Liam Fray is considered and introspective when ...

Psalm Zero

Interviews Psalm Zero

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 4:26 p.m.

Psalm Zero returns a few years after the release of their debut album The Drain with the excellent Stranger to ...

GSET: Nahko and Medicine for the People

Music GSET: Nahko and Medicine for the People

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
The Greatest Story Ever Told

Nahko Bear is a multi-instrumental, multi-talented, musician born in Portland, Oregon. Nahko’s songs are categorized as world fusion, and ...

Inter Arma

Interviews Inter Arma

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 1:28 p.m.

There was something distinct about Inter Arma and their sound from the very start, with their first release Sundown, but ...

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