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Fest 16

Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

In 2007, I went to The Fest 6. It quickly became tradition. Each April I book my hotel, each October I fly to Gainesville. In attending every festival from 2007-2014, The Fest grew. More bands play each year, more venues pop up across downtown Gainesville. Many of the same bands play, and many of the same people attend each year. The Fest changed and so did my reasons for coming. I still want to see as many bands as possible crammed into a three-day weekend, but it mostly became about seeing the friends I’ve made at the event each year. Life happened the week after Fest 13—on my first day back at work, actually, which is when I ...

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Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum is a Grammy Award-winning and Juilliard-trained composer. She was born in New York City. She grew up listening to classical music “by the ...

Looking Forward to The Fest 16

Music Looking Forward to The Fest 16

Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
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It’s been three very long years since SPB hit The Fest. Well, it all changes this year – we’re also getting our first taste ...

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Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

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Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
Year End 2014

Since 2006 we've aimed to make our year-end roundups feature not just our thoughts on the best records of the past twelve months, but the thoughts of the people producing them: the bands and artists who make our scene what it is. In this collection of 30 interviews, we've spoken to bands and artists like Frank Turner, Russ Rankin, Ceremony, Teenage Bottlerocket and a ton more to find out what they dug in 2014, what they're looking forward to musically next year, and what cool new stuff we can expect from in the 2015. Read on to ...

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Top 10 Acts Worth Mentioning at Riot Fest 2017

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Posted Oct. 4, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
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Sometimes you reach a point in your life when something inside of you just breaks and no matter what you ...

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Posted Sept. 14, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
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Multi-day music festival Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park in Chicago for its twelfth year, September 15-17th. The independent music ...

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Posted July 21, 2017, 8:32 a.m.

Pitchfork Music Festival descended on Chicago’s Union Park for the thirteenth straight year (their "curation" of 2005’s Intonation ...

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Posted July 11, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
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Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park in Chicago for it's twelfth year (except 2005's "Intonation Music Festival ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2017)

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Posted July 4, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Remember 2016, when things were simple? We've got bad news for you: we're almost halfway to 2018. Or ...

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Posted July 4, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

Hobart, Tasmania June, 2017 MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, does not do advertising. If you have visited ...

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