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Posted April 18, 2021, 2:47 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, fast living and traveling with an entourage is almost patently false. Most musicians have day jobs –- and not just to pay the bills. Jobs provide new challenges, personal fulfillment and, yes, some rent or gas money. And usually when somebody is writing a new record or scheduling a tour, they have to balance that with their job. How an artist spends their time by day will influence the creative process at night. In Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Scene Point Blank looks at how musicians split their time, and how their careers influence their music –- or, alternately –- how their ...

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Shellshag

Interviews Shellshag

Posted Feb. 1, 2021, 2:32 p.m.

In 2020 I spent a lot of time online -- we all did. I also spent a lot of time emailing with Shellshag, which we eventually ...

Shellshag on the music streaming model

Interviews 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 ...

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Ipecac Recordings

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

When it comes to record labels, what do you think about? Corporate greed? Artist manipulation? Spoonfed demographics? You cynical fucks. Not everybody's out to fleece the masses. Sure, there's lots of independent labels out there that focus on the music, not the money, but while they might have the heart, you know what so many of them lack? The talent. Founded in 1999 by former Alternative Tentacles manager Greg Werckman and über-accomplished vocalist Mike Patton, Ipecac has become synonymous with quality through all their releases, becoming the musical equivalent to the Criterion Collection. After blessing us with brilliant ...

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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

Interviews Rome

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 ...

Necrot

Interviews Necrot

Posted Oct. 5, 2020, 9:52 a.m.

It feels rare to see a death metal institution be minted in real-time, but that's exactly what happened this ...

Dead Quiet

Interviews Dead Quiet

Posted Oct. 5, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
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There are a lot of misconceptions about the life of a musician. The old rock star image of bright lights ...

Primitive Man

Interviews Primitive Man

Posted Sept. 7, 2020, 2:23 p.m.

Primitive Man is one of the filthiest, meanest sounding bands active in North America. Metal usually strives for an extreme ...

Mike Park (Asian Man Records)

Interviews Mike Park (Asian Man Records)

Posted Aug. 23, 2020, 7:31 a.m.

“SKA SKA SKA First new Chinkees in 18 years!” To the layman, seeing those words pop up in their email ...

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