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Only Death Is Real #6

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Only Death Is Real #6

Posted March 15, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Only Death Is Real

2020 has only been upon us for three short months, yet the outlook for the rest of the year looks as bleak as it has ever been. Pandemics, floods, ineffective governments, dysfunctional rulers..... the list could go on but I fear that life is depressing enough already. The music contained within this edition of Only Death Is Real goes some way to speak out against the hardships that many people face daily and propagate the idea that music itself, can be a great sense of comfort and a powerful force in this fight. Ancst - The Darkening (Yehonala Tapes/Lifeforce Records) Germany’s Ancst are usually quite a prolific band so it speaks volumes to their personal situation when the last ...

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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.
Table Talk

To me this is the most exciting time of the year. It is also a very expensive time of the year. Yeah, I spend a ...

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 our 2019 feature series, we ...

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GSET: Nahko and Medicine for the People

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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 while those words are generally a meaningless catch-all for anything slightly outside Western music, for the singer and his collective Medicine for the People, the term applies. Nahko is of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino descent. He was adopted at a young age and grew up in a white conservative home. The singer brings all of these experiences to his writing and the result is a sound that is unique as Nahko’s background. While initial comparisons start at singer-songwriters ...

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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.
Year End 2019

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 ...

Forever Unclean's First American Tour... Diary

Music Forever Unclean's First American Tour... Diary

Posted Nov. 24, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

This past October, Denmark punks Forever Unclean participated in The Fest - a 4-day DIY music extravaganza in Gainesville FL. The ...

Ipecac Recordings 20th Anniversary

Music Ipecac Recordings 20th Anniversary

Posted Nov. 24, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

In the 20 years since Ipecac Records spewed its way into the public consciousness, it has achieved the impossible. It ...

The Fest 18

Music The Fest 18

Posted Nov. 12, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

The Fest is a massive undertaking. It's 400+ bands over 3+ days. It's summer in October, as a ...

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