One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound.
Tony (Barren Womb) SPB: Were there any amps, cabs or anything else that stood out in the studio when you recorded Lizard Lounge? Tony: There was nothing very unusual about the amp setup for the Lizard Lounge recording sessions, in fact it was very similar to the setup we’ve been running live for years. I split my signal between three amps: one is the main guitar tone, the other two work together to approximate a bass sound. We used a Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 to get the guitar tone for the album, and a blend of a Fender Super-sonic paired with a Marshall 412 cab and a Fender Bassman 100 with an Ampeg 115 cab for the bass ...
Kaelan Mikla SPB: What piece of equipment is most essential or definitive or “the Kaelan Mikla sound”? Kaelan Mikla: We feel like all our instruments ...
Chris (Hey Colossus – guitar) SPB: You’ve dubbed your backline “The Pirate Ship.” Care to tell us why? (And how you put it together?) Chris ...
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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Anthem Grief SPB: The two of you recorded the album on your own. How does the band’s live setup work? Anthem Grief: The two of us met through a previous band that was around for a short time. The two of us were the only ones who really clicked in that band. Throughout the years after that project was finished, Gee took me under his wing and we discovered how parallel our writing styles were. We thought, “Fuck it , we are going to do this completely backwards; we’ll write the entire record by ourselves, record it , then we ...
Jason (Chain Cult – bass) SPB: What type of bass do you play and how did you choose it? Jason: I ...
Larry Livermore (Lookout Records founder) SPB: What studios played a role in defining “the Lookout sound” of the label’s ...
Todd Allen (Squarecrow) SPB: What amps do you use, and how did you decide on that setup? Allen: I upgraded ...
Multicult (Nick Skrobisz/Rebecca Burchette – guitar/bass) SPB: Describe your pedal board: How did you choose which pedals to use ...
Al Smith (Geld-vocals) SPB: What is the most overrated guitar feature? Smith: It may seem rich to bemoan something Geld ...
Miski Dee (City Mouse) SPB: What type of guitar do you play and how did you choose that model? Dee ...
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 68 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 10 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
Discussing the state of the music business at the kitchen table Browse 4 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 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
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 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
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
Our coverage of the annual Fest extravaganza. Browse 1 features
We survey some of the other music releases out there. Results may vary...may get weird, but hopefully something covered here piques your interest. 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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