One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound.
Rorik Brooks (Cloud Rat – guitar) SPB: What amps do you use in Cloud Rat and how did you make that decision? Brooks: Currently I'm using two Dean Costello HMW guitar amps and a Gallien Krueger 700 RB bass amp. I run them via two ABY pedals, and a Boss poly octave pedal and limiter for the bass signal. Can switch them on and off to simulate multiple guitar/bass players, which I have been accused of megalomania for, LOL, but really it's just been a practicality. Dean is a close friend of mine who plays in Disrotted, and builds just the most killer fucking amps. Ethan/Primitive Man and I were the first to get the HMW amps ...
Josh (Asbestos Worker) SPB: You play everything yourself – What pieces of equipment are the most essential to “the Asbestos Worker” sound? Josh: The number 1 ...
Adam (Tongue Party – bass) SPB: What is your amp setup and how did you choose to pair that with your guitar? Adam: So I used ...
Quite literally, a one question interview. Also known as 1QIs, we post these first to our social media on a near-daily basis, with the archival piece here. Check 'em out.
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An in-depth discussion with a band or artist, generally in the form of a straight Q&A – no editorializing.
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Album streams, our Set List "top five..." features, our year-end "best of" lists and other music-related miscellany.
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Contributions on a range of topics from a range of industry figures: musicians, filmmakers, editors and more.
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A melting pot of mixed content: movie, book and even video game reviews. Updated sporadically, but eclectically.
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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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Will Butler (Tired of Everything – vocals) SPB: Tired Of Everything is your first time singing in a band. Between your first show and today, what have you done to shape how your voice sounds live? Butler: I would say, honestly, I still don't know what I'm doing as far as my voice as an instrument. My first major step from the preparation for the first show and performing it was both knowing the lyrics and exuding confidence. I'm a quiet person so it took a lot to walk up on stage and, since then, I've played ...
Mike Bruno (Iron Chic, Adult Magic, Dead Broke Rekerds) SPB: What type of bass do you play and how did ...
Jeff Dean (All Eyes West – guitar) SPB: What type of guitar do you play and how did you choose it ...
Jim Blaha (Green/Blue) SPB: What guitar model do you play with Green/Blue, and how did you choose that ...
Andy (Thou) SPB: Was the mic’ing in the studio when you recorded Magus fairly straight forward, or were there ...
Skippy (Pirates Press – owner) SPB: When pressing a record, what element is the most important to making sure the record ...
Ian Vanek (Howardian) SPB: Walk our readers through your kit and offer insight as to how you arrived at your ...
We post a variety of features in recurring series – click below to browse them.
One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound. Browse 46 features
A collection of items grouped by topic, eg. "Top 5 Worst Beatles Songs" or "Top 10 best '77 punk releases". Browse 20 features
A wide-ranging guest column written by BJ from Ancient Shores, mainly covering film but extending into philosophy and aesthetics too. Check out BJ's work on the A389 podcast. Browse 15 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 13 features
There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost like a full time job. With Only Death Is Real, the aim is to bring you something new. Browse 8 features
SPB's coverage of the annual festival in Gainesville, Florida. Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2014. Browse 4 features
A brief but englightening chat with an artist who reveals an interesting or unexpected story from their career Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2015. Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2016. Browse 4 features
A roundup of coverage of the annual punk rock festival held in Gainesville, Florida Browse 4 features
A life lived and lessons learned by Eddie Spaghetti of Supersuckers. Browse 4 features
Our annual roundup from Gainesville, FL's famous Fest. Browse 4 features
It's the end of 2013, so here's our best-of roundup for the last twelve months. Browse 4 features
Our summary of the best music (and more) of 2018. Browse 3 features
Our wrap-up of the best music and more from 2019 Browse 3 features
A collection of coverage rounding up the year 2012, covering our favorite albums, shows, bands, and more, as well as asking record labels and bands about their past twelve months in music Browse 3 features
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 &ndash Browse 3 features
A cookery column by Nick, vocalist with metal band The Famine. Veggie/vegan friendly! Browse 3 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2017. Browse 2 features
A regular series by Robert F. Browse 2 features
Discussing the state of the music business at the kitchen table Browse 2 features
Our coverage of the annual Fest extravaganza. Browse 1 features
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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