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Only Death Is Real #8

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Only Death Is Real #8

Posted June 18, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse. In times of struggle music has often become a guiding light and a saviour and in regards to Bandcamp itself, a place where people can effect change just by supporting artists, some of whom are in turn supporting human rights movements and those who are in need. Music is life-changing. Stay safe, friends. Starless Domain – URSA (Nebulae Artifacta) Starless Domain may have only been actively releasing music for the last year but their output so far has been both prolific and strong in equal measure. URSA is billed as an EP and within this time Starless Domain explore new dimensions ...

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Posted May 19, 2020, 2:44 p.m.
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The world has gotten exponentially more weird since the last time this column was published and it doesn’t seem as though it’s going ...

Table Talk #2 – The state of the music business

Music Table Talk #2 – The state of the music business

Posted May 3, 2020, 1:54 p.m.
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Discussing the state of the music business at the kitchen table Welcome back to my kitchen table. Especially welcome in these strange times. I need ...

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Warped Tour Special: Photo Diary 2006

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

Welcome to the first of what SPB hopes will become a regular feature on the site - a photo diary feature! This month we have some amazing shots courtesy of our resident photographer Katie Burnett, along with some interviews with a few of the bands gracing the tour, and some more candid offstage shots. If you like the shots and want to get in touch with Katie, you can do so here. Enjoy the photos! Bands Anti-Flag Armor For Sleep Celeste Dropping Daylight Family Force 5 + interview! Helmet Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Last November Less Than Jake Moneen (interview) Motion ...

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Only Death Is Real #6

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Posted March 15, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
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2020 has only been upon us for three short months, yet the outlook for the rest of the year looks ...

Table Talk #1 – What I learned about last year

Music Table Talk #1 – What I learned about last year

Posted Feb. 14, 2020, 3:27 p.m.
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To me this is the most exciting time of the year. It is also a very expensive time of the ...

2019: A Year In Review

Music 2019: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 7, 2020, 1:58 p.m.
Year End 2019

It's the end of a decade, and what a final year it's been. In this last piece of ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2019)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2019)

Posted Jan. 1, 2020, 3:16 p.m.
Year End 2019

The end of a year and the end of a decade – 2019 is done and it's over to SPB ...

Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2019

Music Pass The Mic: Artists and labels on 2019

Posted Dec. 17, 2019, 4:53 a.m.
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As the year ends, it's time once more for us to hand over to the artists and record labels ...

Bloodshot Records: History 101

Music Bloodshot Records: History 101

Posted Dec. 2, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

As 2019 comes to a close, we caught up with Bloodshot Records, a Chicago-based label that was founded in 1994 ...

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