One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound.
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 on some bigger stages and feel comfortable and confident. Singing (or as my mom would call yelling) in a band ...
Jim Blaha (The Blind Shake - guitar) SPB: What type of guitar do you play with The Blind Shake and how did you pick that model ...
Ryan Schutte (Pound – baritone guitar) SPB: What led you to the baritone guitar as your instrument of choice? Schutte: I do a fair amount of ...
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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Jim Blaha (The Blind Shake - guitar) SPB: What type of guitar do you play with The Blind Shake and how did you pick that model? Blaha: For The Blind Shake I always was drawn towards the cheaper models like Univox, Tiesco and Danelectro (they were cheap when the band started at least). I never wanted the guitar to be too precious. I liked them because they were really light and I could move around with them more on stage. As things progressed I ended up playing a Telecaster. I love it. It stays in tune so well and it is ...
Frank Turner SPB: What guitar do you play and what do you like about it when performing solo, versus with ...
Rob Huddleston (Ann Beretta) SPB: Did you use a different model guitar on the recordings of your old material (Old ...
Chris Mason (Low Culture/Macho Boys – guitar) SPB: What guitar do you play and how did choose it? Mason: A ...
Blag Dahlia (Dwarves – vocals) SPB: What is the most important vocal element when doing sound check for a Dwarves show ...
Roddy Bottum (Nastie Band - keyboards) SPB: With Nastie Band, what keyboard do you play and how did you make this ...
Jamie Stillman (EarthQuaker Devices - President/Product Designer) SPB: EarthQuaker has a reputation for high quality, versatile builds that artists can ...
We post a variety of features in recurring series – click below to browse them.
A collection of items grouped by topic, eg. "Top 5 Worst Beatles Songs" or "Top 10 best '77 punk releases". Browse 20 features
One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound. Browse 19 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
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
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
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 4 features
Our summary of the best music (and more) of 2018. 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
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
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
Our coverage of the annual Fest extravaganza. Browse 1 features
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