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1QI: The Feederz, Tomber Lever, The Bigger Empty

Posted Aug. 26, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
1QI: The Feederz, Tomber Lever, The Bigger Empty
Welcome to our semi-regular quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. 
After our social media followers get the first word, we previously posted a wrap-up here at the site before archiving them in a massive feed here. Tune into the feed in the future, as we're discontinuing the wrap-up.
This week check out Q&As with Tomber Lever, The Bigger Empty, and The Feederz. 

Tomber Lever
SPB: What band has the best logo of all time?
Tomber Lever: We would say that Titus Andronicus has the best band logo! Not only is it a T and A for their name, it’s an upside down cross and an anarchy sign! No Gods, No Masters!
Mike Felumlee (The Bigger Empty)
SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not?
Felumee: Yes, I wear earplugs now, but have just started wearing them over the last couple of years.
This can be taken as a cautionary tale for the young rockers out there. I'm 42 years old and have been actively playing shows and touring since I was 17. For most of those years I did not wear ear plugs. I just couldn't get over how they seemed to kill the fun and had a hard time dealing with how my drums sounded when playing with them in. Fast forward 25 years and now I have significant hearing loss in my left ear, and very bad tinnitus in my right ear and wish I could go back and make my younger self wear the damn ear plugs! I would suggest that anyone playing live rock music frequently go see an Audiologist and get some custom plugs made. The filters on the custom plugs don't make things quite as muffled sounding as the foam earplugs you can buy at the drug store. You can also select how many db of reduction you want/need. The custom plugs are 100% worth the investment and I'll never play without them again!
Frank Discussion (The Feederz-guitar/vocals)
SPB: How did the current line-up come together?
Discussion: Clear Bob was our first bass player and he still lives in Arizona. Thomas at Slope first contacted him to see if he could reach me about the idea of doing another record. This was right after Annoying Orange won the election, ripping apart the last shred of credibility (and hope) the US government had, so I had to jump into the fray. Our original drummer Art Nouveau died a number of years back, but DH Peligro who played on our first album was down for it. So the lineup is all early Feederz and I think the energy shows it.
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AJJ return with new EP

Posted Aug. 20, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
AJJ return with new EP

AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) have released a new EP titled Back in the Jazz Coffin. The New EP is out on cassette via Lauren Records and returns to the group's acoustic-based sound of earlier records.

They also recently released Christmas Island (2014) and The Bible 2 (2016) on SideOneDummy, in addition to doing an interview with SPB just last year.

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Bands New GWAR, new tour(s)

Posted Aug. 15, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

New GWAR, new tour(s)

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Costumed overlords GWAR will embark on US tours this fall, plaing dates with Ghoul, Doyle (The Misfits), and more. The tours line up with a new album from the group, The Blood of Gods, which ...

Bands 1QI: The Ejector Seats, Brain Tentacles, Amirtha Kidambi

Posted Aug. 8, 2017, 12:47 p.m.

1QI: The Ejector Seats, Brain Tentacles, Amirtha Kidambi

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week, typically every Tuesday-Thursday.   After our social media followers ...

Bands 1QI: Fast Break! Records, Bobby Kapp, Jason Navarro

Posted Aug. 1, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

1QI: Fast Break! Records, Bobby Kapp,  Jason Navarro

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week, typically every Tuesday-Thursday.   After our social media followers ...

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Bands Ty Segall releases EP to benefit ACLU

Posted July 30, 2017, 3:57 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Ty Segall releases EP to benefit ACLU

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Ty Segall released a new EP titled Fried Shallots this past Friday. The new 6-song EP is available digitally now with a physical release to ...

Fried Shallots EP Tracklist:1. Big Man2. Dust3. When The Gulls Turn To Ravens4. Is It Real5. Another Hustle6. Talkin’Ty Segall & The Freedom Band Tour Dates: 8/2/17 at The Capitol Theater in Olympia , WA, USA8/3/17 at The Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada8/5/17- 8/6/17 at Pickathon in Happy Valley, OR, USA8/17/17 at Pukkelpop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium8/18/17 at Lowlands Festival in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands8/19/17 at Festival Paredes de Coura in Paredes de Coura, Portugal8/20/17 at La Route du Rock Festival in Saint Malo, France8/23/17 at Den Graa Hal in Copenhagan, Denmark8/24/17 at Astra Kulturhaus in Berlin, Germany8/25/17 at Le Cabaret Vert in Charleville Mezieres, France8/26/17 at Nox Orae Festival in La Tour de Peliz, Switzerland8/27/17 at Rock En Seine in Paris, France8/29/17 at Atabal in Biarritz, France8/30/17 at Le Bikini (Bikini Fest) in Toulouse, France8/31/17 at Ebrovision Festival in Miranda De Ebro , Spain9/1/17 at The Coronet in London, United Kingdom9/2/17 at End Of The Road Festival in Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset, United Kingdom10/5/17 at 191 Toole in Tuscon, AZ, USA10/6/17 at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, NM, USA10/7/17 at Summit Music Hall in Denver, CO, USA10/8/17 at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, USA10/10/17 at The Bunkhouse Saloon in Las Vegas, NV, USA

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Bands NOFX Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music (touring) Festival

Posted July 24, 2017, 6:47 p.m. in Bands by Loren

NOFX Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music (touring) Festival

NOFX have announced a five-date tour of music and beer. The festival is dubbed the "Fat Mike Presents: Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival ...

Bands Western Settings starts demos for next LP

Posted July 23, 2017, 9:03 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Western Settings starts demos for next LP

Following the release of the EP Old Pain last year, Western Settings have announced that they are now demoing material for their next full-lenth, to ...

Western Settings Tour Dates:
w/ HeartsoundsJuly 20 - San Francisco, CA at Thee ParksideJuly 21 - Portland, OR Analog Cafe & TheatreJuly 22 - Seattle, WA at The KrakenJuly 23 - Sacramento, CA at Blue LampJuly 28 - Ventura, CA at The GarageJuly 29 - Tijuana, Mexico at Mods Bar & Venue (XOFest) *early showJuly 29 - San Diego, CA at Ken ClubJuly 30 - Fullerton, CA at Slidebar
w/ Swingin' UttersAugust 15 - Flagstaff, AZ at The Green RoomAugust 16 - Las Vegas, NV at Beauty BarAugust 17 - Salt Lake City, UT at Metro Music HallAugust 18 - Boise, ID at The Olympic VenueAugust 19 - Portland, OR at Dante'sAugust 20 - Seattle, WA at FunhouseAugust 21 - Wenatchee, WA at Wally's House of BoozeAugust 22 - Eugene, ORAugust 23 - Redding, CA at The DipAugust 24 - Reno, NV at Alturas on the DownlowAugust 25 - Sacramento, CA at Harlow's Night ClubAugust 26 - San Francisco, CA at Thee Parkside
European TourSeptember 25 to October 18 (cities & venues TBA)
October 27-29 - Gainesville, FL at The Fest

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Bands New Doomtree offshoot Shredders drops EP

Posted July 16, 2017, 10:40 a.m. in Bands by Loren

New Doomtree offshoot Shredders drops EP

Four members of the Doomtree hip-hop collective have launched a new project titled Shredders. Featuring P.O.S, Sims, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger, the quartet ...

Shredders Track list:Ions (ft. Mike Mictlan)Cult 45Wolfs Tour Dates9.9.16 - Minneapolis, MN - Prof Outdoors (Cabooze Outdoors)

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Bands 1QI: Collision Course Records, Street Sects, Hakan

Posted July 7, 2017, 7:34 a.m. in Bands by Cheryl

1QI: Collision Course Records, Street Sects, Hakan

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days ...

Raymondo (Collision Course Records)
SPB: What is your dayjob and how does it affect/influence/interfere with your label operations?
Raymondo: Well....I'd like to say I sit around in my sunglasses drinking lattes and looking at my phone all day...but running an indie punk label isn't that lucrative!!!! Soooo...I get up at the crack of dawn with my faithful partner, Daisy and we get our lattes to-go and get into the daily routine of running a window cleaning business.
The good parts??? In & out, fast, 80% of clients pay the same day, so... that helps...and the hours are whatever you make 'em. I like to wrap it up by noon. I'm happy if I'm done by 2pm & try to always be back to the base by 3pm!
That gives me time to chill, make lunch, pack orders and check emails & still get to the post office!!!
When you add in recording & playing in bands and going to see friends bands's a pretty full week!! 'cept when it rains. That's when I get to sleep in & listen to records!!!
Leo Ashline (Street Sects)
SPB: There is a fair amount of your new album that was written focusing on the subject of addiction, which stemmed also from personal experiences. Do you feel that Street Sects has aided you, in that it acts as an outlet for your emotions?
Leo: Definitely. For my end, Street Sects was created specifically to be an outlet for that negative, self-destructive energy. Abstaining from drugs and alcohol hasn't eliminated those feelings, it just helps to keep me alive and out of jail. Street Sects gives me a reason to get out of bed, to do something with my life, with that energy. I'm still a mess even without those addictions, but if I didn't have Street Sects I would probably be dead, or worse. 
For the record, SS isn't a straight edge band and we aren't trying to push some kind of sobriety agenda. I get why people want to get fucked up. It feels good. But, if people who are struggling with addiction or just a general lack of self worth hear our music or read the lyrics and get something from it that maybe inspires or comforts them in some way, then that would be priceless to me. I remember towards the end of my days as an addict, when I was still drinking every day and smoking crack as often as I could get my hands on it, I read this Vice interview with Tina from How I Quit Crack where she talked about how music was the sole thing that helped her get away from using. I was at an absolute low when I read that, and it even though it took me another 6 to 8 months before I went to rehab and started getting my shit together, I never forgot that. It was inspiring. For all the negativity and self-disillusionment Shaun and I pour into this project, I hope that maybe someday, something positive can come out of it. 
Andrea (Hakan)
SPB: How did you come to work with Jeff Burke on II?
Andrea: Not a very special story. We love Marked Men and Radioactivity and when we find out he was touring Europe we simply asked him if he would like to come record us, and he said "Yes."

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Bands Pageninetynine reunion tour on the East Coast

Posted July 2, 2017, 9:05 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Pageninetynine reunion tour on the East Coast

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Pageninetynine (also often listed as pg.99), will reunine for a short tour to raise funds for East Coast local arts and LGBT causes. Magic ...

The Dixie On The Road benefit/reunion tour w/ Majority Rule:9/21/2017 Broadberry - Richmond, VA 9/22/2017 St. Stephen's - Washington, DC 9/23/2017 901 Arts - Baltimore, MD 9/24/2017 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA 9/25/2017 St. Vitus Bar - Brooklyn NY 9/26/2017 Goldsounds - Brooklyn, NY 9/27/2017 Great Scott - Boston, MA
Document 7 Track Listing:1. Living In The Skeleton Of A Happy Memory2. Del Mundo Lleno de Rocio3. The Mangled Hand4. Love Goes Tisk... Tisk... Tisk...5. A Sonnet To Both Ugly And Murderous

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Bands Worriers announce new album (and new label)

Posted July 1, 2017, 2:58 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Worriers will follow-up Imaginary Life (2015) with a new album out later this year on SideOneDummy. The band also has a new song out, below ...

Kicking off in mid-July, Worriers will embark on a full U.S. headlining tour, bringing along Camp Cope (AUS), Typesetter and Chris Farren for support.
​with Camp Cope and Cayetana:​Thursday July 6 – Washington DC @ SongbyrdFriday July 7 – Lancaster, PA @ Lizard LoungeSaturday July 8 – Belmar, NJ @ Paul’s Tavern Sunday July 9 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott 
with Camp Cope and Thin Lips:Wednesday July 12 – Wilmington, DE @ 1984Thursday July 13 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
with Katie Ellen, Camp Cope and Thin Lips:Friday July 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ TBA
with Camp Cope:​Wednesday July 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr RobotoThursday July 20 – Cincinatti, OH @ North Side Yacht ClubFriday July 21 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
​with Camp Cope and Typesetter:​Sunday July 23 – Denver, CO @ Three Kings 
​with Chris Farren, Camp Cope and Typesetter:​Tuesday July 25 – Pomona, CA @ Acerogami Wednesday July 26  – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg 
​with Typesetter:​Thursday July 27 – Oakland, CA @ Night LightFriday July 28  – Portland, OR @ T​he Analog downstairs​Saturday July 29 – Seattle, WA @ Lucky Liquor (matinee)Saturday July 29 – Seattle, WA @ Victory LoungeSunday July 30 – Missoula, MT @ The Zacc Below​Monday July 31 – Bozeman, MT @ Whistle Pig koreanWednesday August 2 – Fargo, ND @ The AquariumThursday August 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social ClubFriday August 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus ClubSaturday August 5 – Indianapolis, IN @ Grove Haus​
Worriers only:​Sunday August 6​ – ​Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class

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