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One Question Interviews: Abrams

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 1:02 p.m.

Taylor Iversen (Abrams) SPB: What’s your favorite stretch of highway to drive in the US? Taylor: When we were leaving Joshua Tree after our most recent show there, some sagely person told us to take a scenic route to get to where we were going.  We ended up cutting through ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Illustrations

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Illustrations

Matt King (Illustrations) SPB: What appeals to you about self-releasing records? Matt: I appreciate the idea of self-releasing records because the entire process is handled ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Drip-Fed

Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Drip-Fed

Jeffrey Blum (Drip-Fed) SPB: When writing songs, how do you draw the line between taking influence and mimicking? Jeffrey: Writing songs has always been and ... read more

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Music: Fest 16

Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Music: Fest 16

In 2007, I went to The Fest 6. It quickly became tradition. Each April I book my hotel, each October I fly to Gainesville. In ... read more

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Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 16 (Fest 16)

Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Music: Looking Forward to The Fest 16 (Fest 16)

It’s been three very long years since SPB hit The Fest. Well, it all changes this year – we’re also getting our first taste of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Crushed

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Crushed

Jeff Bobula (Crushed) SPB: What is your favorite book about music?   Bobula: Scar Tissue By Anthony Kiedis   I can barely fucking read, let ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hellkeeper

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:41 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hellkeeper

Terry Orlando (Hellkeeper) SPB: If you had the choice, which song of yours would you want to hear covered by another artist? By whom?  Orlando: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Vassals

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Vassals

Jonathan Smith (Vassals – drums) SPB: What’s your preferred listening medium/in which order would you rank cd, vinyl, digital, cassette, (other?)? Smith: Vinyl all the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pinned In Place

Posted Oct. 17, 2017, 11:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pinned In Place

Sean Arenas  SPB: What song would you want played at your funeral?  Sean: It took me a bit to decide what song because I don't ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Feederz

Posted Aug. 13, 2017, noon

One Question Interviews: The Feederz

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 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Bigger Empty

Posted Aug. 8, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Bigger Empty

Mike Felumlee (The Bigger Empty) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Femumlee: Yes, I wear earplugs now, but have just started wearing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tomber Lever

Posted Aug. 3, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tomber Lever

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! ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hellmouth

Posted July 30, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hellmouth

Jason Navarro  (Hellmouth, Suicide Machines) SPB: You’ve released a trilogy of records. How has your original vision changed over the years it took for the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fast Break! Records

Posted July 24, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Fast Break! Records

Tim Martinkøvixxx (Fast Break! Records – label manager) SPB: What is the best pop song of the last 10 years? Martinkøvixxx: I'm going to cite ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Ejector Seats-fluffy

Posted July 10, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Ejector Seats-fluffy

Fluffy (The Ejector Seats/The By-Products – bass/vocals) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of music changed how you listen to or consume music? Fluffy: Well...this ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hakan

Posted July 9, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hakan

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 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Collision Course Records

Posted June 11, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Collision Course Records

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 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Geometers

Posted May 25, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Geometers

Kyle (Geometers) SPB: What’s the most recent “grower” record you picked up that took a while to click? Kyle: "Prey," the latest from Planes Mistaken ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Blessed

Posted May 21, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Blessed

Drew Riekman (Blessed – guitar/vocals) SPB: What is your favorite 1990s artist? Riekman: When I received the email, the first question I asked myself was “Is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: EORÐESLAJYR

Posted May 1, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: EORÐESLAJYR

Tom (EORÐESLAJYR) SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Tom: We think one of the most thankless jobs in the industry ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Bombpops

Posted April 30, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Bombpops

Poli (The Bombpops) SPB: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Poli: Worst job we've ever had... well, Jen and I are both servers at ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Breakin' Even Fest

Posted April 28, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Breakin' Even Fest

Steve & Bryan (Breakin’ Even Fest) SPB: How are you approaching Fest #2 differently than #1? Breakin' Even: We definitely focused on making Breakin' Even ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Making New Enemies

Posted April 28, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Making New Enemies

Dustin Cole Hayes (Making New Enemies) SPB: How much space in your house is dedicated to music storage (whether instruments or records)? Hayes: Well, unfortunately ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Asian Man Records

Posted April 26, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Asian Man Records

Mike Park (Asian Man Records) SPB: What gives you the biggest sense of accomplishment through your years at Asian Man and as a part of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Set and Setting

Posted April 25, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Set and Setting

Shane Handal (Set and Setting)  SPB: There are a lot of stereotypes about post-rock. How do you approach genre and expectation when composing? Handal: For ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cayetana

Posted April 1, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cayetana

Kelly (Cayetana) SPB: If you could universally (and magically) fix one item at venues around the world, what would you upgrade or change? Kelly: If ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Extinction AD

Posted March 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Extinction AD

Rick Jiminez (Extinction A.D./This Is Hell – guitar/vocals) SPB: After music, what other arts interest you? Jiminez: Although music has been the focus of my ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Badlands

Posted March 20, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Badlands

Adrian Tenney (Badlands, ex-Spokenest) SPB: How did you get started in Badlands? Tenney: Badlands (as a solo project) started when playing my music with other ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Just Friends

Posted March 18, 2017, 11:44 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Just Friends

Just Friends SPB: What’s the secret to a successful tour? Sam, Brandon and Avi: Cut the dead weight. Chillers only. You gotta be down for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Known Cowboy

Posted March 13, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Known Cowboy

Known Cowboy SPB: What is your favorite 1970s artist? Known Cowboy: My favourite 1970s artist without question has to be no other than David Bowie! ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Four Lights

Posted March 5, 2017, 2:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Four Lights

Dan Gardner (Four Lights) SPB: What is your favorite 1980s artist? Gardner: The Replacements. Westerberg is one of the greatest American songwriters. My parents were ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bong Mountain

Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bong Mountain

Bong Mountain SPB: What’s your favorite protest song? Bong Mountain: The serious, educational, and inspirational protest songs that have helped me through tough times just ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Magana

Posted Feb. 18, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Magana

Magana SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Magana: Yep!  There are 2 distinct phase of nervousness. The first one is my self-manager ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Magnetic Ghost

Posted Feb. 12, 2017, 1:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Magnetic Ghost

Andy (Magnetic Ghost) SPB: What is the weirdest venue you’ve played a show at (or attended)? Magnetic Ghost: Seattle house show that wasn't in a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Body Stuff

Posted Feb. 6, 2017, 7:08 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Body Stuff

Curran Reynolds (Body Stuff) SPB: Do you make a conscious decision to reference or deviate from past material when working on Body Stuff? Reynolds: The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Soft Kill

Posted Feb. 5, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Soft Kill

Tobias Sinclair (Soft Kill) SPB: How did you meet the new members and how did they get on the Soft Kill ship? Sinclair: Owen & ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Adam Gnade & the Hot Earth All-Stars

Posted Jan. 11, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Adam Gnade & the Hot Earth All-Stars

Adam Gnade & the Hot Earth All-Stars SPB: Do you approach writing lyrics differently than you approach fiction? Gnade: With fiction I have this big ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Flagpolers

Posted Jan. 10, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Flagpolers

Flagpolers SPB:What is a flagpoler? A Flagpoler is a nickname/kind of slur to that border guards give to people renewing their immigration status in Canada. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Black Table

Posted Jan. 9, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Black Table

Ryan Fleming (Black Table)  SPB: What is the most tiresome stereotype about black metal? Fleming: We don't consider ourselves Black Metal, but I'll speak about ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Die Young

Posted Jan. 3, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Die Young

Daniel Albaugh (Die Young) SPB: What is the longest (in terms of time) tour you’ve been on? Would you be out for that long again? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Knife Hits

Posted Jan. 2, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Knife Hits

Jake Smith (Knife Hits) SPB: Who is your favorite flyer/gigposter artist? Smith: I narrowed my answer to a tie between two amazing artists and they ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Somni

Posted Dec. 30, 2016, 10:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Somni

Luke (Somni) SPB: What is the best movie you’ve seen this year? Luke: I've seen a lot of great films this year, so this is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Something Is Waiting

Posted Nov. 27, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Something Is Waiting

Eddie Gobbo (Something Is Waiting) SPB: What is your favorite album cover of all time? Gobbo: Bruce Springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ read more

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One Question Interviews: CHUCK

Posted Nov. 22, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: CHUCK

CHUCK SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off date? CHUCK: It's kind of a funny question for me because, I've never ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dear County

Posted Nov. 19, 2016, 10:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dear County

Arrica Rose (Dear Country) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics mid-song? How did you recover? Rose: I have forgotten lyrics. If it's my song I'll ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fight Amp

Posted Nov. 13, 2016, 1:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Fight Amp

Jon DeHart (Fight Amp)  SPB: What are your expectations, emotionally, for your final tour? How do you think it will feel different than the countless ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Karen Haglof

Posted Oct. 26, 2016, 6:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Karen Haglof

Karen Haglof SPB: After much time away from music, you've released 2 records in 3 years. Why the rush of new material after such a delay? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Holy White Hounds

Posted Oct. 25, 2016, 10:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Holy White Hounds

James Manson (Holy White Hounds) SPB: How do you find out about new bands or music that you enjoy? Manson: I think that the first ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Drunk Couples

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 9:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Drunk Couples

Andrew Barnes (Drunk Couples – drums) SPB: Drunk Couples is a departure in sound from your previous project. Do you find it challenging to separate ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pkew Pkew Pkew

Posted Oct. 6, 2016, 10:11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pkew Pkew Pkew

Emmett (Pkew Pkew Pkew – bass/vocals) SPB: Winter touring in Canada: yes or no? Emmett: Definitely tour in the winter in Canada. Sure you have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Atoms and Void

Posted Oct. 1, 2016, 10:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Atoms and Void

Eric Fisher and Arlie Carstons (Atoms and Void) SPB: When collaborating with so many artists, how do you draw the determine when to allow a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Thin Lips

Posted Sept. 28, 2016, 9:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Thin Lips

Chrissy (Thin Lips-vocals/guitar) SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Chrissy: I definitely am always scared before we play...Sometimes it's worse than ... read more

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One Question Interviews: CoinTossRecords

Posted Sept. 27, 2016, 10:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: CoinTossRecords

Indy (CoinTossRecords) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Indy: It was a Split Lip show in Indianapolis. I was in middle school, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spotlights

Posted Sept. 24, 2016, 10:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Spotlights

Sarah Quintero (Spotlights) SPB:What’s the strangest trend you see in modern music (or in the industry)? Quintero: The strangest trend I have been noticing today ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Planet B

Posted Sept. 22, 2016, 8:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Planet B

Luke Henshaw (Planet B) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of music changed how you listen or record? Henshaw: To me, with the increasing digitalization ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Two Houses

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:33 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Two Houses

Mike (Two Houses) SPB: Do you have any vinyl that your own strictly for collector’s purposes but never listen to? Mike: No one in the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nonpareil

Posted Aug. 15, 2016, 3:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Nonpareil

Jef Wright (Nonpareil) SPB: What venue is your favorite to play (and why)? Wright: Currently, I'd say that Valley Bar is my favorite venue to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Primitive Weapons

Posted Aug. 13, 2016, 7:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Primitive Weapons

Dave Castillo (Primitive Weapons) SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard others say of your music/ Do you think it’s accurate or do you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Slow Code

Posted Aug. 12, 2016, 6:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Slow Code

Charlie Wagner (Slow Code) SPB: How much space is your home is dedicated to music (instruments or records)? Wagner: While the basement is jam-packed with guitars ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop) SPB: How did you hook up with Fat? Dee: I was playing pool with Fat Mike after a Loved Ones ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Blind Pets

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Blind Pets

Joshua Loggan (The Blind Pets – guitar/vocals) SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off-day? Loggan: Anything outdoors! I absolutely love to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Moonraker

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Moonraker

Nick Sucks (Moonraker – bass/vocals) SPB: Basements or bars? Both. They both have their appeals and drawbacks. Basements are normally DIY and all ages, essentially ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Phobia

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Phobia

Shane Mclachlan (Phobia) SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Mclachlan: Well, as for me being a vocalist, I'm the guy ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Damaged City Fest

Posted April 8, 2016, 2:57 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Damaged City Fest

Damaged City Fest SPB: Festivals are a continually popular concept, though varying in formulas. What do you think is best about a festival versus a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: NOMADS

Posted April 8, 2016, 12:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: NOMADS

Mocaine (Nomads) SPB: What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Mocaine: When I was 19 years old I got laid off from my record store ... read more

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One Question Interviews: DSGNS

Posted April 7, 2016, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: DSGNS

DSGNS SPB: What’s the smallest crowd you’ve ever played to? Is it hard when such a thing happens and how do you adjust? DSGNS: The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brian Cullman

Posted April 7, 2016, 11:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Brian Cullman

Brian Cullman SPB: After working in film, journalism, and other aspects of the industry, what called you back to performing and recording original music? Cullman: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: James Burns

Posted March 25, 2016, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: James Burns

James Burns (Let's Go to Hell: Scattered Memories of the Butthole Surfers) SPB: In a book such as this, do you aim to capture the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Topshelf Records

Posted March 25, 2016, midnight

One Question Interviews: Topshelf Records

Seth Decoteau (Topshelf Records) SPB: Do you accept demos? What is the most surprising demo you’ve received? Decoteau: Yes. I'd say the most surprising demo ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hunx & His Punx

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hunx & His Punx

Seth Bogart (ex- Hunx & His Punx) SPB: Do you read press written about you? Bogart: I guess if I see it and it starts ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Black Black Black

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Black Black Black

Black Black Black SPB: How do you approach writing/recording a song with a guest vocalist, such as “Let’s Bloodlet” with Dave Curran?  Jason Byers (vocals): Dave ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gorilla Biscuits

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Gorilla Biscuits

Arthur Smilios (World Be Free, Gorilla Biscuits) SPB: What strikes you as the biggest change in recording an album between now and your first few ... read more

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One Question Interviews: World Be Free

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: World Be Free

Sam Siegler (World Be Free) SPB: What strikes you as the biggest change in recording an album between now and your first few recordings? Siegler: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ghostlimb

Posted March 24, 2016, 11:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ghostlimb

Justin Smith (Ghostlimb) SPB: It seems people are often surprised when they hear of musicians holding higher degrees. Why do you think that is?  Smith: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wall of Youth Records

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Wall of Youth Records

Eric (Wall of Youth Records) SPB: If you could universally fix one recurring issue in venues across the world, what would you fix? Eric: If ... read more

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One Question Interviews: France Camp

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:22 a.m.

One Question Interviews: France Camp

France Camp SPB: Who is the most overrated musician/band of all time? FC: Answer: Charles "the man" Manson. Not a big fan of his music, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Southpaw Records

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Southpaw Records

Rob Fales (Southpaw Records) SPB: Have you ever rejected album art from a band or artist? What goes into that process/decision? Fales: Yes, we've rejected ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cherry

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:18 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Cherry

Russell Edling (Cherry) SPB: What was your first show? Edling: It was July 1999, I was 11. The show was an all-day thing called "Suckfest," ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ejector Seats

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ejector Seats

Fluffy (Ejector Seats-bass/vocals) SPB: What was your first tape/record/or cd that you ever bought? Fluffy: That's actually a really tough question...I grew up with an ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brain Vacation

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:08 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Brain Vacation

Brain Vacation SPB: Ecstasy, meth, or ludes?  BV: We don't do drugs all that often, but our singer has seen Phish play a few times ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Shirlette Ammons

Posted March 17, 2016, 12:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Shirlette Ammons

Shirlette Ammons SPB: What is the strangest trend you see in music (or in the industry vs the art)? Ammons: Strangest trend to me is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mega Ran

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mega Ran

Mega Ran SPB: What is your favorite record store (either locally or a discovery while on the road)? Mega Ran: It changes all the time, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Reverend Horton Heat

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:31 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Reverend Horton Heat

Jim “Reverend” Heath (Rev. Horton Heat) SPB: You've played a lot of "out-of-the-way" cities over the years. What inspires you to set up a tour ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:30 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Dave Bowden (Warm Needles – bass) SPB: What band has the best logo of all time? Bowden: My favorite band logo of all time has ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nai Harvest

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Nai Harvest

Ben (Nai Harvest) SPB: Who is the loudest band you’ve seen live? Ben: It’s a pretty relative to venue size question but probably FUZZ. We ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Mike Moynihan (Hollow Earth) SPB: What is the best “song about a girl” ever written? Moynihan: Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love.” This song makes ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Graf Orlock

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Graf Orlock

Jason Schmidt (Graf Orlock) SPB: Rank these listening formats: cd, vinyl, cassette, digital, (other?) Schmidt: I would rank these in the degree to which they ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hell

Posted Feb. 27, 2016, 11:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hell

Matthew S Williams (Hell) SPB: Are more touring bands being robbed these days or is it just better publicized? Do you do anything special to ... read more

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Interviews: The Treasure Fleet

Posted Feb. 21, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

Interviews: The Treasure Fleet

The Treasure Fleet play by their own rules. Sure, there are members of familiar bands like The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms, and Smoking Popes, but ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Crab Legs

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 6:45 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Crab Legs

BJ Moore (Crab Legs) SPB: What’s the biggest secret about the Fargo scene (unbeknownst to outsiders)? Moore: So, that question could be answered numerous ways, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: toyGuitar

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 6:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: toyGuitar

Jack (toyGuitar) SPB: What’s the story behind your name? Jack: There isn't much backstory on this one. I think I stole the idea of the name ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Flannel Gurl Records

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Flannel Gurl Records

Jonathan Ashwell (Flannel Gurl Records) SPB: What is your favorite record store? How did you discover it? Ashwell: Like coffee shops where ever we go, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Grade

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 12:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Grade

Kyle Bishop (Grade) SPB: Who is your favorite 1970s artist? Bishop: Black Sabbath read more

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One Question Interviews: The Max Levine Ensemble

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, midnight

One Question Interviews: The Max Levine Ensemble

David Combs (The Max Levine Ensemble – guitar, vocals) SPB: What’s the worst tour experience you’ve had? Have you ever been stranded? Combs: On our ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cloud Rat

Posted Jan. 21, 2016, 11:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cloud Rat

Brandon (Cloud Rat) SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus? Brandon: Absolutely! Actually, Rorik himself apparently has a mild on and off case ... read more

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One Question Interviews: MC Lars

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: MC Lars

MC Lars SPB: What is the “ET/Atari” of NES games? Lars: I would say a Boy and His Blob is the ET of Nintendo. It’s well-conceived, but difficult ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Earthside

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Earthside

Jamie van Dyck (Earthside – guitar, composer) SPB: What is your favorite book about music?" Dyck: My favorite book about music that I've read is The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Not Half Bad

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Not Half Bad

Matt Scifres (Not Half Bad) SPB: What do you think of cassettes? Scifres: Cassettes (often called “tapes” by young people, these days) are really cool ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Storm Ross

Posted Jan. 11, 2016, 6:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Storm Ross

Storm RossSPB: As a multi-instrumentalist, what is your composition process for a song and/or record? Ross: While I don't have a set formula per se, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Moñecho

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:54 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Moñecho

Matt (Moñecho) SPB: What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year? Matt: Coherence.  No other movie I've seen really communicates an almost paralyzing amount of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: QUOR

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: QUOR

Brian Corn (QUOR) SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to on every tour? Corn: The Pacific Northwest always has fantastic salmon. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Skittish

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Skittish

Jeff Noller (Skittish) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of the music industry changed how you listen to music? Noller: I feel like I hear ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Patti Yang

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:40 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Patti Yang

Patti Yang SPB: Do you feel your experiences growing up in Communist Poland have shaped your views on the relationship between politics and art? Yang: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Three One G

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Three One G

Justin Pearson (Three One G, Retox, The Locust) SPB: How do you find new music? Pearson: There is no one way to find music, or ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Driftoff

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 1:37 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Driftoff

Eric Jernigan (Driftoff) SPB: Would you license your music for use in another medium if given the opportunity? Jernigan: We're open to the idea so ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 3:26 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Bryan (Koo Koo Kanga Roo) SPB: You see to perform on a lot of varied bills from kids stuff to hip-hop shows and Warped. Do you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tempest

Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 1:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tempest

Tempest SPB: What was your favorite band in high school? How do they influence your songwriting today? c.a: There are probably only a handful of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Big Eyes

Posted Oct. 25, 2015, 12:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Big Eyes

Kate Eldridge (Big Eyes) What is the most annoying recurring thing you read about your band (whether accurate or not)? I am really bothered by ... read more

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One Question Interviews: So Hideous

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 7:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: So Hideous

Brandon Cruz (So Hideous) SPB: What do your parents think of your music? Cruz: We’ve been fortunate enough to have a strong support system with ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ex-Breathers

Posted Oct. 18, 2015, 2:45 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ex-Breathers

Jack Vermillion (Ex-Breathers) SPB: Would you ever crowdfund a record? Vermillion: I don't think we'll ever find ourselves in a position where this is the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rock the Cause

Posted Oct. 14, 2015, 3:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rock the Cause

Scott Herold (Rock the Cause) SPB: What’s the hardest part of running a non-profit organization? Herold: The most difficult aspect of running an NPO is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 10:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Kris (Boilerman – bass) SPB: What’s your favorite format of release (7”, LP, etc)? Kris: I think the 7" is a great format, physically speaking. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lagwagon

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 5:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lagwagon

Joey Cape (Lagwagon, solo) SPB: What is the biggest improvement you’ve made to your touring lifestyle over the years? Is there an area of comfort ... read more

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One Question Interviews: White Widows Pact

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 5:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: White Widows Pact

Dave Castillo (White Widows Pact) SPB: How do you find new music? Castillo: Call me old fashioned but usually I find out about new music through ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Esmerine

Posted Oct. 4, 2015, 4:29 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Esmerine

Rebecca Foon (Esmerine) SPB: What is your favorite 1960s artist? Foon: Jimi Hendrix. He probably fits under the category of people I would want to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wonk Unit

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:18 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Wonk Unit

Alex (Wonk Unit) SPB: How do you describe the band’s changes from Day One into what it is today, sound-wise? Alex: The biggest change is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pigs

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:13 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pigs

Dave Curran (Pigs, Unsane) SPB: What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a long tour? Curran: I curl up in fetal ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Undesirable People

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:11 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Undesirable People

Jon Lebiecki (Undesirable People) SPB: Winter touring: yes or now (and why/got any stories)? Lebiecki: Yes, absolutely. Simply because we’ve got a sick record coming out ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Caustic Casanova

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, 12:03 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Caustic Casanova

Francis Beringer (Caustic Casanova) SPB: Do you get nerves before you play a show? Beringer: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I used to get nerves before ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Axis

Posted Sept. 30, 2015, midnight

One Question Interviews: Axis

Tyler Forsythe (Axis) SPB: What was your first musical instrument? How old were you? Forsythe: I started playing bass when I was 11 and it ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Boysetsfire

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Boysetsfire

Nathan Gray (solo, Boysetsfire) SPB: Can you like a musician whose politics you disagree with? Gray: Can you? Yes. Should you? Well, that is up ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Pests

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Pests

Mazz-1 (The Pests) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Mazz-1: If I remember correctly, the first one I attended was one that ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Extinction A.D.

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Extinction A.D.

Rick Jimenez (Extinction A.D.) SPB: Is there any specific restaurant you make a point to hit when you go on tour? Jimenez: Kuma's Corner in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: STATS

Posted Sept. 29, 2015, 11:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: STATS

Hank Shteamer (STATS – drums) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show (with STATS)? Shteamer: STATS started life as a band ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dead Bars

Posted Sept. 10, 2015, 12:19 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dead Bars

John (Dead Bars) SPB: What does your name mean? John: It comes from a long history of drinking by myself at bars with no one in them. read more

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One Question Interviews: Stern

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Stern

Chuck Stern (Stern) SPB: How do you draw the line between taking influence and mimicking? Stern: I think of this as reverential versus referential. Influences ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Loud Boyz

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Loud Boyz

Kenny Brown (Loud Boyz-vocals) SPB: How has your musical taste evolved over the years? Do you think your “high school self” would appreciate the music ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Boilerman

Jim (Boilerman) SPB: What’s with the numerical song titles on the EP?  Jim: The deal with the numerical song titles for the 10" is two-fold.  ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pears

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pears

Zach (Pears) SPB: Who is the best band happening in New Orleans right now? Zach: The best band happening in Nola right now is a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Askrinn

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Askrinn

Valenten (Askrinn) SPB: What is your favorite music related film or documentary? Valenten: Probably, it would be Whiplash, the recently-released jazz drumming movie. Although jazz is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Slim Cessna (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) SPB: You recently played at a brewery in Minneapolis. What are some of the more off the beaten path ... read more

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One Question Interviews: All Eyes West

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: All Eyes West

All Eyes West (Justin) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics mid-song? How did you recover? Justin: Oh yeah! Totally. It's happened more times than I'd ... read more

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One Question Interviews: High Priests

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 12:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: High Priests

High Priests (Mikey) SPB: How did you “discover” punk rock? Mikey: Well, like a lot of folks out there, I had older relatives who got ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ma Jolie

Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ma Jolie

Mike Stoloski (Ma Jolie – vocals/guitar) SPB: Is there a particular interview question that you’d prefer to never  answer again? Stoloski: Well, this is a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: A Death Cinematic

Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 11:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: A Death Cinematic

A Death Cinematic SPB: What is the fewest people you’ve ever played to? How does the crowd size affect your approach? ADC: I have only ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wolfnote

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Wolfnote

Bo Lueders (Wolfnote) SPB: Assign each member of your band to a character from Sex in the City. Lueders: I think I'm the only one in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cusses

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cusses

Angel Bond  (Cusses) SPB: What’s the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Do you think it’s accurate in any way or can you see ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Theologian

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Theologian

Lee M. Bartow, AKA Theologian Prime (Theologian, Annihilvs Power Electronix) SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus? Bartow: Here I am ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rebuilder

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rebuilder

Sal Medrano (Rebuilder – vocals/guitar) SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique really stood out to you? Medrano: While I play guitar and sing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Matthew Ryan

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to when you tour? Ryan: One of the best parts of touring is getting ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Frog

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:45 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Frog

Tom White (Frog) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show? White: We played 15 second covers as a house band for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Abrams

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Abrams

Taylor Iversen (Abrams) SPB: What club has the worst bathroom? Iversen: Some notable Denver bands on the road like to take pictures of the various bathrooms they ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Michael Crafter

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Michael Crafter

Dave Bate (Michael Crafter) SPB: What is a hyped band, TV show, or movie that you just can’t get into? Bate: I can’t get into ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Space Merchants

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:15 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Space Merchants

Michael Guggino (The Space Merchants) SPB: What is your primary tour food? We really don't have a primary tour food, though we are very into food. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tidemouth

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Tidemouth

Mike Kilker (Tidemouth-vocals) SPB: What do you think of bands playing an entire album as a tour concept? Kilker: I love when bands that haven't ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Laura Stevenson

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:06 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Laura Stevenson

Laura Stevenson SPB: What is the biggest thing you’ve learned about performance since moving to a solo approach? Stevenson: So the biggest thing I've learned ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Invisible Things

Posted July 11, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Invisible Things

Jim Sykes (Invisible Things-drums) SPB: n songwriting, how do you draw the line between taking influence and mimicking? Sykes: Honestly I think bands should be ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hard Girls

Posted July 10, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hard Girls

Hard Girls SPB: What is the most valuable thing you’ve lost on a tour? Morgan: Mostly we lose things like phone chargers and sunglasses, shirts ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Posted July 10, 2015, 11:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Warm Needles

Andy (Warm Needles) SPB: What was the most memorable thing to happen during recording Inconsolable? Andy: Oh geez, good question. Luckily now I can laugh about ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Soul Asylum

Posted June 27, 2015, 6:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Soul Asylum

Dave Pirnier (Soul Asylum – vocals) SPB: Who is your favorite musician you’ve discovered in New Orleans? Pirnier: Henry Butler first comes to mind. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jxckxlz

Posted June 27, 2015, 5:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Jxckxlz

Jxckxlz SPB: Which of your songs is hardest to play live? Nathan (vocals): “Trophic Level,” ‘cause I just scream like a manic dog for 5 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lesstalk Records

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Lesstalk Records

Matt Vaughn (Lesstalk Records, Michael Crafter-vocals) SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus? Vaughn: Yeh, I think a lot of my friends have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Adrift for Days

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:53 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Adrift for Days

Lachlan R. Dale (Adrift for Days, Art As Catharsis) SPB: How has the increasing digitisation of music changed your listening habits? Dale: A very good ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Diploid

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Diploid

Reece Prain (Diploid-bass/vocals) SPB: How much space in your home is dedicated to music storage (records or instruments)? Prain: I have a bandroom/equipment storage room. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Roman Cities

Posted June 22, 2015, 12:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Roman Cities

Ian Miller (Roman Cities) SPB: How important to the band’s concept was playing “era-appropriate instrumentation”? Miller: Man, what a great question. When I was imagining ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fashion Week

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:12 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Fashion Week

Joshua Lozano (Fashion Week – guitar/vocals) SPB: Rank your preferred listening formats: cd, vinyl, cassette, digital, (other?) Lozano: At home: vinyl In the van: CD ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brian Campeau

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Brian Campeau

Brian Campeau SPB: What is your favorite album cover of all time? Campeau: I'm a big fan of a photo which tells a story, whether ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spirits

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:07 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Spirits

Robert Cheeseman (Spirits – bass) SPB: is the best hardcore song, ever? Cheeseman: The best hardcore song?  Hell if I know!  One of my favorite ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Posted June 12, 2015, 12:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder) SPB: What do you think of cassettes? Godla: They will always have a special place in my heart. I started ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Maybeshewill

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:29 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Maybeshewill

John (Maybeshewill) SPB: What are you most looking forward to on your upcoming first US tour?  John: We’re still waiting to find out if we’ll ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Western Settings

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Western Settings

Ricky (Western Settings) SPB: Who is the most underrated San Diego band right now? Ricky: The most underrated band in San Diego? There are a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hot Nerds

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hot Nerds

Nathan Joyner (Hot Nerds – guitar/vocals)   SPB: Who is the hottest nerd of them all? Joyner: That's simple: any kid who stays in school ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hiram-Maxim

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hiram-Maxim

John Panza (Hiram-Maxim-drums) SPB: Has the change to more headphone listening changed how you listen to music or mix it? Panza: Last night I witnessed ... read more

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One Question Interviews: It Only Gets Worse

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: It Only Gets Worse

Matt Finney (It Only Gets Worse) SPB: How many vans have you had? Finney: Never owned a van myself but my parents had an Astrovan ... read more

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One Question Interviews: En Esch

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: En Esch

En Esch SPB: How has technology changed the recording process for you between your first professional-level recordings and today? En Esch: When I started out ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hymie's Records

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hymie's Records

Dave Hoenack (Hymie’s Records-Minneapolis, MN) SPB: What is your preferred way to store vinyl in a home? Hoenack: We believe records are best stored as ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Upsilon Acrux

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Upsilon Acrux

Paul Lai (Upsilon Acrux) SPB: What is your favorite venue to play? Lai: Without a doubt it's our home away from home, Los Angeles' infamous ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tear Them Down

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tear Them Down

Viktor (Tear Them Down) SPB: Do you take any precautions to stay healthy while on the road? Viktor: Well I think any member of any ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jess Locke

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:09 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Jess Locke

Jess Locke SPB: Where in your hometown do you always bring visitors?Locke: I'm from Avoca Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales, AUS. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Posted June 11, 2015, 6:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Meek is Murder

Mike Keller (Meek Is Murder)SPB: What do you think of cassettes? Keller: Whenever people try to give us band demos on CD, I’m always like, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Monkey

Posted May 31, 2015, 12:30 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Monkey

Curtis Meacham (Monkey-vocals) SPB: What is something more people should know about the San Jose scene? Meacham: San Jose is a pretty cool place. Its ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Chokecherry

Posted May 31, 2015, 12:26 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Chokecherry

Jon (Chokecherry) SPB: How do you feel about the hyphenated genre terms that tend to be applied to your band? Jon: Genre descriptions are fine ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Reckless Records

Posted May 31, 2015, 12:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Reckless Records

Dave (Reckless Records, Chicago-buyer) SPB: How do you recommend people store their vinyl at home? Dave: Vertically. read more

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One Question Interviews: Cloud Maze

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cloud Maze

Sergy Boldyrev (Cloud Maze – vocals) SPB: What is your least favorite genre of music? Is there an artists who is an exception to that ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Comeback Kid

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Comeback Kid

Jeremy Hiebert (Comeback Kid-guitar) SPB: What’s your least favorite record you’ve made? Why? Hiebert: Like I said to out label's publicist, “Do I really have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Terror

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Terror

Martin Stewart (Terror – guitar) SPB: Do you read press written about you? Stewart: After playing in bands for about 15 years now, I have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: City of Satellites

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: City of Satellites

Jarrod (City of Satellites) SPB: Who is your favorite pre-1960s artist/band? Jarrod: I guess when reflecting on my music collection there isn’t much from the ‘50s ... read more

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One Question Interviews: SubRosa

Posted May 21, 2015, 1:02 p.m.

One Question Interviews: SubRosa

Levi Hanna (SubRosa-bassist) SPB: What do your parents think of your music? Hanna: To be completely honest, I have no idea what my parents think ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hannahband

Posted May 21, 2015, 12:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hannahband

Hannahband SPB: Besides music, what other arts are you interested in? Nathan: Besides music my favourite type of art would have to be a tie ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Powernap

Posted May 21, 2015, 12:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Powernap

Hugo Mudie (Powernap) SPB: What is an oreosmith? Mudie: When I was a kid I had an uncle who worked for Christie (the company that ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Call of the Void

Posted April 26, 2015, 12:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Call of the Void

Patrick Alberts (Call of the Void) SPB: What do you think of (the return of) cassettes? Alberts: I find the return of cassettes to be ... read more

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One Question Interviews: What Tyrants

Posted April 26, 2015, 12:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: What Tyrants

Sean Schultz (What Tyrants) SPB: What venue is your favorite to play (and why)? Schultz: Our favorite venue to play would have to be the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: No Hands

Posted April 25, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: No Hands

No HandsSPB: Who is the most underrated Canadian band?  No Hands: Our consensus on the most underrated Canadian bands is: Current: What Seas, What Shores https://whatseaswhatshores.bandcamp.com/ ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Urban Scandal Records

Posted April 16, 2015, 12:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Urban Scandal Records

Stephen (Urban Scandal Records) SPB: How do you typically find the bands you sign to the label? Stephen: I would say I generally find bands ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dr. Strange Records

Posted April 16, 2015, 12:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dr. Strange Records

Dr. Strange (Dr. Strange Records) SPB: How has Record Store Day changed your business? Dr. Strange: The truth is I didn’t even participate until the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kill Hatsumomo

Posted April 16, 2015, 12:34 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Kill Hatsumomo

Erin Page (Kill Hatsumomo) SPB: Is there a specific poster that got you interested in the medium yourself? Page: What initially led me to making ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Malta

Posted April 11, 2015, 7:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Malta

Cameron (Malta) SPB: As a songwriter, at what point does drawing influence from another subject become too close to mimicking? Malta: When we write, we ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Port of Sound Record Shoppe

Posted April 11, 2015, 7:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Port of Sound Record Shoppe

Port of Sound Records SPB: How important is it to set yourself apart from other stores on Record Store Day? PoS: Most importantly, we work ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Drug Church

Posted April 11, 2015, 7:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Drug Church

Patrick Kindon (Drug Church) SPB: What is the best pop song of the past 10 years? Kindon: I typed up a whole thing about “Crazy ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kepi Ghoulie

Posted April 6, 2015, 2:20 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Kepi Ghoulie

Kepi Ghoulie (Groovie Ghoulies, solo) SPB: What is your favorite Christmas song? Ghoulie: Anything from A Charlie Brown Christmas, anything from Bob Dylan - Christmas ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kitten Crisis

Posted April 6, 2015, 2:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Kitten Crisis

Kyle Hall (Kitten Crisis) SPB: What is the longest (in time) tour you’ve been on? Would you do it again? Hall: I've been on a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: War on Women

Posted April 6, 2015, 2:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: War on Women

War on Women SPB: Basements or bars (or both)? War on Women: That's like asking “day or night,” “loud or quiet,” “happy or sad.” You ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Amoeba Music

Posted April 6, 2015, 2:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Amoeba Music

Marc Weinstein (Amoeba Records, co-owner) SPB: What shift in listening format has been the most surprising in your run as a store? Weinstein: The most surprising ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Benny The Jet Rodriguez

Posted April 6, 2015, 3:08 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Benny The Jet Rodriguez

Freeman (Benny the Jet Rodriguez - vocals/guitar) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Freeman: I do wear ear plugs. For a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: All Them Witches

Posted April 6, 2015, 3:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: All Them Witches

Parks (All Them Witches) SPB: What is your favorite book about music? Parks: The way I feel about books on music is the same way ... read more

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One Question Interviews: My America

Posted April 2, 2015, 3:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: My America

Matthew Turner (My America – guitar/vocals) SPB: What is the strangest trend you see in modern music (or in the industry)? Turner: This actually came ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rhino / Mad Platter Record Store

Posted April 2, 2015, 3:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Rhino / Mad Platter Record Store

Dennis Callaci (Rhino Records/Mad Platter/Video Paradiso-General Manager) SPB: When do you start planning for Record Store Day on a given year? Callaci: Record Store Day ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Wasted Wine

Posted April 2, 2015, 2:56 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Wasted Wine

Robert Gowan (Wasted Wine)  SPB: Who is your favorite 1990s artist? Gowan: Probably an obvious choice, but perhaps not for us: Tupac Shakur. As far as ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Strawberry Runners

Posted March 18, 2015, 11:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Strawberry Runners

Emi Knight (Strawberry Runners) SPB: What was the inspiration to start the band? Knight: The inspiration to start the band really began with living in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rat Storm

Posted March 18, 2015, 11:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rat Storm

Nathalie Haurberg (Rat Storm/Closet Burner/Reality is a Cult Records) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Haurberg: I don't wear earplugs. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jon McKiel

Posted March 18, 2015, 11:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Jon McKiel

Jon McKiel SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? McKiel: Yes, but it really depends on whether I've played the room before, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mikey Erg

Posted March 10, 2015, 11:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mikey Erg

Mikey Erg SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Erg: For the most part I'm usually more excited than nervous. Sometimes I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Audio Antihero

Posted March 10, 2015, 11:31 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Audio Antihero

Jamie (Audio Antihero) SPB: What is the best pop song of the last 10 years? Jamie: I'm not deliberately rockist (I swear!) - but since ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Brokedowns

Posted March 10, 2015, 11:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Brokedowns

Jon Balun (The Brokedowns) SPB: You scream a lot. Has that gotten easier or harder on your voice as you're no longer in your 20s? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Caffiends

Posted March 10, 2015, 11:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Caffiends

Andrew (Caffiends) SPB: How old were you when you first learned a musical instrument? Andrew: Here at Caffiends we take every interview as a huge ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Broadway Calls

Posted March 9, 2015, 12:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Broadway Calls

Ty Vaughn (Broadway Calls) SPB: What band has the best logo of all time? Vaughn: The Ramones. I'm biased for two reasons. 1) I love ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Asshole Parade

Posted March 4, 2015, 10:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Asshole Parade

Matt Sweeting (Asshole Parade, No Idea Records) SPB: What’s the last record you didn’t care for on first listen but has since grown on you? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Iron Lung

Posted March 4, 2015, 10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Iron Lung

Jensen (Iron Lung) SPB: What is the strangest interaction you’ve had with a (super) fan? Jensen: The first time he showed up was only mildly ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lipstick Homicide

Posted March 4, 2015, 9:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lipstick Homicide

Rachel (Lipstick Homicide – bass/vocals) SPB: Was the acoustic set a Fest 13 a one-time thing or do you sometimes perform acoustic around Iowa? Rachel: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: 30,000 Monkies

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 12:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: 30,000 Monkies

Ruben (30,000 Monkies – vocals/guitar) SPB: What is the worst reunion concert you ever saw?  Ruben: I've never really seen a bad reunion concert actually, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Astpai

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 12:37 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Astpai

Zock (Astpai – vocals) SPB: What is the furthest you’ve ever traveled to see a show (and who was it/where was it)? Astpai: In May ... read more

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One Question Interviews: La Armada

Posted Feb. 7, 2015, 12:31 a.m.

One Question Interviews: La Armada

Paul Rivera (La Armada – guitar) SPB: What is the secret to a successful tour? This question is more complex than it seems. I think ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Blind Shake

Posted Feb. 7, 2015, 12:27 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Blind Shake

Mike Blaha (The Blind Shake) SPB: You have now released records on a lot of labels. What do you enjoy about changing affiliation with each ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Scene Point Blank - Aaron H

Posted Feb. 7, 2015, 12:13 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Scene Point Blank - Aaron H

Aaron H (Scene Point Blank) SPB: What's a band totally outside of your typical stylistic preferences that's you're an avid fan of? Aaron: I'd say ... read more

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One Question Interviews: United Teachers of Music

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 1:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: United Teachers of Music

Nate Pischke (United Teachers of Music) SPB: What role does humor play in songwriting? Pischke: Humor doesn’t play a role in our music.  We’re serious ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Recreant

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 1 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Recreant

Recreant SPB: What’s the largest crowd you’ve played to? Did you approach it differently? Recreant: Not really sure, we approach every show differently. It just ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Plow United

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Plow United

Joel Tannenbaum (Plow United, The Rentiers, Ex Friends) SPB: As a musician, do you find terminology such as “side project” to be relevant to you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kindling

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:56 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Kindling

Stephen Pierce (Kindling, Ampere) SPB: Rank these listening options: cd, vinyl, digital, cassette, (other?) Pierce: 8 track, floppy disc, player piano, minidisc, wax cylinder. From ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kowloon Walled City

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Kowloon Walled City

Scott (Kowloon Walled City) SPB: Do you think that more bands are getting robbed nowadays? Has it happened to you? Scott: It seems like lately ... read more

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One Question Interviews: CJ Ramone

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:54 a.m.

One Question Interviews: CJ Ramone

CJ Ramone SPB: In what setting are you least likely to wear a leather jacket? Ramone: On the toilet.  read more

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One Question Interviews: The Wild

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:52 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Wild

Witt (The Wild) SPB: Do you embrace the folk/punk genre? Witt: Sometimes embracing a genre can be very limiting. The amazing thing about the folk/punk ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hammerheart Brewing

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hammerheart Brewing

Nathaniel Chapman and Austin Lunn (HammerHeart Brewing) SPB: What about Bathory’s music is most aesthetically similar to your beers? Chapman: A simple question requires a simple straight ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Quintron & Miss Pussycat SPB: How do you describe your sound to strangers when they ask? Quintron & Miss Pussycat: SWAMP TECH read more

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One Question Interviews: Dogfish Head Brewing

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Dogfish Head Brewing

Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head Brewing, founder and president) SPB: What is the connection between brewing and music? Calagione: There are two art forms that have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: On the Water

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: On the Water

Fletcher (On the Water) SPB: What is the worst job you’ve ever had? Fletcher: Tough question: Being a high school dropout, I have worked some ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brickfight

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Brickfight

Brickfight SPB: How big is your record collection? Brickfight: Short Answer: 732 Long Answer: In a Cold War-style escalation which stems primarily from a missing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Houseplant Records

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Houseplant Records

Houseplant Records SPB: Do you run your own website, facebook, twitter, etc. Do you enjoy that side of the industry? Houseplant: Yes, I do run ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gay Witch Abortion

Posted Jan. 11, 2015, 11:31 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Gay Witch Abortion

Jesse (Gay Witch Abortion) SPB: You’ve played shows out of your van and on a boat, among other locations. What setting has been the most fun ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Audacity

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Audacity

Matt (Audacity) SPB: As a California band, what do you think of winter touring? Matt: Touring in winter can be very exciting. People appreciate the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pujol

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pujol

Daniel Pujol (Pujol) SPB: If you could re-record one song, what would it be? Pujol: Honestly, any song of mine I feel has been inadequately ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bloodshot Records

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bloodshot Records

Josh Zanger (Bloodshot Records) SPB: The covers compilation for your 20th anniversary is rather extensive. When did you start work on gathering the cooperating artists? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: JEFF The Brotherhood

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: JEFF The Brotherhood

Jake Orrall (JEFF the Brotherhood) SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off date? Orrall: Masturbate read more

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One Question Interviews: Al Swacker

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Al Swacker

Al Swacker (DJ, UnMutuals, Devil Baby Freak Show, SVK) SPB: What is your favorite venue, past or present, to play or attend a show at? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Post Teens

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Post Teens

Tony Marquez (Post Teens) SPB: What is your favorite all-time record (and why)? Marquez: I've never been a person who can truthfully name a "favorite" ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kid Tsunami

Posted Dec. 25, 2014, 8:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Kid Tsunami

Kid Tsunami SPB: What is your primary tour food? Kid Tsunami: On tour I like to be taken to a yum cha spot....I love the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Specialist Subject Records

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Specialist Subject Records

Andrew (Specialist Subject Records, Bangers) SPB: Do any of your musician friends have tinnitus? Andrew: I've actually had tinnitus for nearly 10 years and I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: American Scarecrows

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:15 a.m.

One Question Interviews: American Scarecrows

Allen Maier (American Scarecrows, drums) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not? Maier: I have heard people say they wish they took ... read more

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One Question Interviews: His Dream of Lions

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:13 a.m.

One Question Interviews: His Dream of Lions

His Dream of Lions SPB: Assign each member of your band to a character in The Breakfast Club. His Dream of Lions: Colby - Criminal ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Teen Death

Posted Dec. 6, 2014, 2:07 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Teen Death

James Goodson (Teen Death, guitar/vocals) SPB: Who is your favorite band to see live? Goodson: I think my favorite band to see live is AFI. Not ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Toby Driver

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 2:30 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Toby Driver

Toby Driver SPB: How have your musical taste evolved over the years? Do you think your “high school self” would appreciate the music you make ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Horsebites

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 2:29 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Horsebites

Richard Minino (Horsebites) SPB: Do you think the digitalization of music has negatively influenced your trade as there is less emphasis on cover art? Minino: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Royal Thunder

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 2:27 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Royal Thunder

Josh Weaver (Royal Thunder) SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus? Weaver: Dodge Ram vans are definitely our favorite vans. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Choir Vandals

Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 2:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Choir Vandals

Austin McCutchen (Choir Vandals, vocals) SPB: What is your favorite cover to play? Why? McCutchen: Choir Vandals as a band has actually never done a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Loose Planes

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 11:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Loose Planes

Luke Schwartz (Loose Planes, vocals) SPB: What is the worst stereotype you encounter when strangers discover you’re in a band?  Schwartz: The worst stereotype I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Culture Abuse

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 11:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Culture Abuse

David Vincent Kelling (Culture Abuse, vocals) SPB: What is most ridiculous sub-genre name you’ve heard? Kelling: Calling something a sub genre is fucking ridiculous in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ef

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 11:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ef

Niklas (Ef) SPB: If you had your choice, which guest musician would you want to feature on an album? EF: Have always put a lot ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Tim Version

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 12:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Tim Version

Russ Van Cleave (The Tim Version) SPB: What got you interested in pursuing science on a professional level? Cleave: There are a lot of different ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sam Russo

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 12:08 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sam Russo

Sam Russo SPB: How do you primarily find new music? Russo: I still find new music the way I always have -- on the road ... read more

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Music: Fest 13 (Fest 13)

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:31 p.m.

Music: Fest 13 (Fest 13)

Like its 12 predecessors, Fest 13 offered something new. The growing festival has made a mark in the DIY punk community in its layout, booking, ... read more

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Interviews: Signals Midwest / Captain, We're Sinking (Fest 13)

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:21 p.m.

Interviews: Signals Midwest / Captain, We're Sinking (Fest 13)

We chatted to Maxwell Stern of Signals Midwest and Leo Vergnetti of Captain, We’re Sinking: Scene Point Blank: At what point, post Fest, do you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dex Romweber Duo

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dex Romweber Duo

Dex Romweber (Dex Romweber Duo) SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique or technicality really stood out to you? Romweber: Benny Joy of Tampa, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Stop Breathing

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:49 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Stop Breathing

John (Stop Breathing, vocals) SPB: What do you think of bands playing an album in its entirety as a tour concept? John: I am all ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Delay

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:48 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Delay

Austin (Delay, bass/vocals) SPB: What is your most common tour food?  Austin: I am answering on everyone's behalf in the band. I would say our ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bombshell Rocks

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 2:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Bombshell Rocks

Christian Määttä (Bombshell Rocks) SPB: How has your local music scene changed since you were last active? Määttä: Well, the majority of us live in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Infera Bruo

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:56 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Infera Bruo

Galen (Infera Bruo) SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus? Galen: One that doesn't break down is preferable. We generally end ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Withdrawal

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Withdrawal

Adam Dyson (Withdrawal) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Dyson: I've always felt that the artwork and presentation of a record is just ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sims

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:48 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sims

Sims SPB: If you could get any producer you haven’t worked with to provide beats for a song, who would you pick? Sims: If I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hank III

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:46 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hank III

Hank III SPB: Who has the best “metal voice” of all time? Williams: To me Oderus Urungus because of his approach was a bit more unique ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Vegas

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 12:48 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Vegas

T (Vegas) SPB: How do you vary your songwriting approach between your different projects? T: Most of the songs I've written blast through wounds and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dethklok

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 12:33 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dethklok

Brendon Small (Metalocalypse/Dethklok) SPB: Who has the best “metal voice” of all time? Small: Nathan Explosion- He's not a metal singer but he happens to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Animal Style Records

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 1:20 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Animal Style Records

Matt (Animal Style Records) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Matt: Does this count? Mayfest in ‘98 at the University of Redlands: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pure Grain Audio

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 1:18 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pure Grain Audio

Chris (PureGrainAudio.com) SPB: Who is a band that’s taking seemingly forever to release their next album? Chris: This is a cheeky response, but I’d have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dying Sea

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 1:14 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dying Sea

Dying Sea SPB: How did your adviser enjoy the 7” you created for your internship? Dying Sea: Haha, hilarious. She was horrified, yet gave me ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Michael Yonkers

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 1:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Michael Yonkers

Michael Yonkers SPB: How does it feel to revisit music from so long ago? Are you the type of musician that enjoys playing and listening ... read more

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Interviews: Worthwhile Way

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 5:21 p.m.

Interviews: Worthwhile Way

That joy in finding a new band just never goes away. The mediums have changed from the old tape deck to my first CD burner ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Big Dick

Posted Sept. 25, 2014, 2:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Big Dick

Big Dick SPB: What do your parents think of your band name? Johnny: My parents believe I haven't left my basement since 1997. I really ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sweatshop Boys

Posted Sept. 25, 2014, 2:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sweatshop Boys

Itai (Sweatshop Boys) SPB: If you had your choice, which band would you love to tour with?  Itai: Touring with another band is a complex ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Chris Brokaw

Posted Sept. 18, 2014, 1:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Chris Brokaw

Chris Brokaw (solo, Wreckmeister Harmonies, The New Year, The Empty House Collective, ex-Codeine) SPB: Rank these listening formats: cd, vinyl, cassette, digital, (other?) Brokaw: 1) ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Vapour Night

Posted Sept. 18, 2014, 1:20 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Vapour Night

Ali (Vapour Night) SPB: What’s the last “grower” record you heard that didn’t impress on first listen but has, since, grown on you? Ali: Burials ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Radon

Posted Sept. 11, 2014, 11:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Radon

Bill Clower (Radon, drums) SPB: How did your set at Fest 12 come about? Any surprises in store for #13? Clower: That's 2 questions. Tate, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Where My Bones Rest Easy

Posted Sept. 11, 2014, 11:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Where My Bones Rest Easy

Anthony Manella (Where My Bones Rest Easy) SPB: What’s your favorite book? Manella: I'd have to say the book that has stuck with me and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dan Padilla

Posted Sept. 11, 2014, 11:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Dan Padilla

J. Wang (Dan Padilla, Shallow Cuts) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics mid-song? If so, how did you recover? Wang: Of course I’ve forgotten lyrics. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Franz Nicolay

Posted Sept. 11, 2014, 11:37 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Franz Nicolay

Franz Nicolay SPB: What instrument is the hardest to tunefully amplify in a larger venue? Nicolay: It doesn't come up very often, but the musical ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Frank Rosaly

Posted Sept. 8, 2014, 12:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Frank Rosaly

Frank Rosaly SPB: What's the worst (or strangest) stereotype you encounter from people when they find out you're a musician? Rosaly: “It must be so ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sneeze

Posted Sept. 8, 2014, 12:40 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sneeze

Derek (Sneeze) SPB: What do you parents think of your music? Derek: Honestly, both of my parents love Sneeze much much more than my older ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Arrivals

Posted Sept. 8, 2014, 12:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Arrivals

Isaac Thotz (The Arrivals, Treasure Fleet) SPB: Have you ever hooked your dangling earrings on anything? Thotz: I've hooked them on countless things all over ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Midnight Masses

Posted Sept. 8, 2014, 12:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Midnight Masses

Autry Fulbright II (Midnight Masses, …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead) SPB: How did you settle on the name Midnight Masses ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Young Turks

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 1:31 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Young Turks

Jason (Young Turks) SPB: How big is your record collection? Jason: I have about 250 records. I started collecting when I was about 16. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Street Dogs

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 1:29 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Street Dogs

Mike McColgan (Street Dogs, FM359) SPB: How much space in your home is dedicated to music storage (instruments or records)? McColgan: One entire room in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Æges

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 1:26 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Æges

Kemble Walters (Æges) SPB: What is your day job/how does it affect your schedule as a musician? Walters: This is a funny question for me ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hidden Shoal Recordings

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 1:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hidden Shoal Recordings

Cam Merton (Hidden Shoal Recordings) SPB: What is your go-to karaoke song? Merton: My initial impulse is to put on something from Harold Budd and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Raging Nathans

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Raging Nathans

Josh (Raging Nathans/Rad Girlfriend Records) SPB: If you had your choice, what band would you love to tour with? Josh: I think if we could ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Herra Terra

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 9 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Herra Terra

Herra Terra SPB: What's the most interesting thing that has happened to the band this summer, any show horror stories or has it all been ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Fake Problems

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 8:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Fake Problems

Chris Farren (Fake Problems) SPB: What makes a good host when you sleep on a stranger’s floor? Farren: I'll preface this by saying anyone who ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Iron Reagan

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 8:57 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Iron Reagan

Tony Foresta (Iron Reagan) SPB: What is your favorite 1990s artist? Foresta: I was going to say Avail but it turns out that they actually ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Shonen Knife

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 2:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Shonen Knife

Naoko (Shonen Knife) SPB: What is your favorite Ramones song? Naoko: It’s impossible to choose one song. I like all Ramones songs. read more

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One Question Interviews: Cloud Rat

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 2:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Cloud Rat

Rorik (Cloud Rat) SPB: What characteristics make a good host when you crash on a stranger’s floor? Rorik: Hmmmmmm.... Well, that depends on my mood ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Noisem

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:59 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Noisem

Noisem SPB: Who is your favorite band to see live? Harley Phillips: Ilsa never fails to impress me, They're of those bands that, if I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jason Lupeituu

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Jason Lupeituu

Jason Lupeituu (Sound engineer, vibe tech, aspiring cook) SPB: What is the hardest part about a life on the road? What is the best part? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Big Action Records

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Big Action Records

Jason Zabby (Big Action Records, Raw Nerves) SPB: How has the increasingly digitalization of music changed your listening habits? Zabby: Digitalized music, especially streams, have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Roaming Herds of Buffalo

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:54 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Roaming Herds of Buffalo

Scott (Roaming Herds of Buffalo) SPB: How did you decide to include the comic with your new CD? Scott: There are a few reasons why ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dads

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:52 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dads

John Bradley (Dads) SPB: What do you tend to listen to in the van the most? Bradley: Honestly in the van, at least while I'm ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ma Jolie

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 1:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ma Jolie

Jeff (Ma Jolie) SPB: What’s the secret to a successful tour? Jeff: It all depends on your intentions with touring in general. If it's your ... read more

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One Question Interviews: This Quiet Army

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 2:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: This Quiet Army

Eric Quach (This Quiet Army) SPB: How big is your record collection? Quach: 466 CDs, 109 vinyls, 16 cassettes! read more

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One Question Interviews: Great Reversals

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 2:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Great Reversals

Aaron Whitfield (Great Reversals – vocals) SPB: If you could experiment in any one genre that's far removed from what you do now, what would ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Innode

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 2:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Innode

Stefan Nemeth (ex-Radian, Lokia, Innode) SPB: What is your favorite music-related film or documentary? Nemeth: I thought quite a bit about it and I am ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Meatmen

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 2:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Meatmen

Tesco Vee (The Meatmen) SPB: What’s the best love song ever written? Vee: George Jones - "He Stopped Loving Her Today" read more

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One Question Interviews: Ben Snakepit

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ben Snakepit

Ben Snakepit (cartoonist) SPB: Who is your favorite flyer artist? Snakepit: My favorite flyer artist is Jack Barfield at Neolithic Print. He does flyers for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: 6131 Records

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

One Question Interviews: 6131 Records

Sean Rhorer (6131 Records) SPB: What’s your favorite cover song to listen to/see performed? Rhorer: I'm not a huge fan of covers, but it's hard ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Kitten Forever

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Kitten Forever

Kitten Forever SPB: What do you do to ensure you don't lose your voice onstage? Kitten: We gargle with male tears. read more

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One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Mike Moynihan (Hollow Earth-guitar) SPB: What do you listen to the most in the van? Moynihan: For the most part, driver listens to whatever they want, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Orange County Scenester

Posted July 17, 2014, 9:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Orange County Scenester

Evan Jacobs (Orange County Scenester – director) SPB: Who is your favorite band discovered in the process of filming Orange County Scenester? Jacobs: Since I was ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Xiu Xiu

Posted July 17, 2014, 9:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Xiu Xiu

Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) Stewart: What part of your live show is the hardest on sound engineers? SPB: Getting the vocals loud enough in the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: A Wilhelm Scream

Posted July 17, 2014, 9:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: A Wilhelm Scream

Trevor Reilly (A Wilhelm Scream) SPB: When you built your studio, what was the primary, driving concept you wanted to make sure you could capture ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rosetta

Posted July 17, 2014, 9:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rosetta

Matt (Rosetta) SPB: Do you run your own website, facebook, twitter, etc? Do you enjoy that aspect of the industry? Matt: Yeah, I do all ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gazer

Posted July 12, 2014, 2 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Gazer

Erik Ziedses des Plantes (Gazer, bass/vocals) SPB: How do you find new music? Erik: My current music discovery system has two tiers that I think does ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cheap Time

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:57 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Cheap Time

Jeffrey Novak (Cheap Time, solo) SPB: What inspired you to start performing solo? Novak: I have never had much patience with waiting. I got tired ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Hollow Earth

Steve (Hollow Earth, vocals) SPB: What do you think of bands playing albums in their entirety as a tour concept? Steve: I personally think it's ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Circles

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:52 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Circles

Srini Radhakrishna (Circles, Space Raft) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? (Why/why not?) Radhakrishna: Despite having custom earplugs made over a year ago, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Organized Crime Records

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Organized Crime Records

Clint (Organized Crime Records) SPB: How much space in your house is dedicated to music storage (albums or instruments)? Clint: I would say that overall ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ministry

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:49 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ministry

Al Jourgensen (Ministry) SPB: Is there a sample you’ve tried to get the rights to use but were denied? Jourgensen: ALL OF THEM.... Just kidding. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Autopsy

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Autopsy

Chris Reifert (Autopsy/Violation Wound) SPB: What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year? Reifert: The best movie ever made is The Dark Backward. It didn't ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Banner Pilot

Posted July 12, 2014, 1:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Banner Pilot

Nate (Banner Pilot) SPB: What is the hardest thing about touring in foreign countries? Last year (2 years ago?) you played in Russia… Nate: I'm ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Crusades

Posted June 26, 2014, 11:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Crusades

Dave Williams (Crusades) SPB: What do your children think of your music? Williams: Well, my daughter is only two-and-a-half years old, but I'm a stay-at-home-parent and so ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mad Caddies

Posted June 26, 2014, 11:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mad Caddies

Sascha (Mad Caddies) SPB: What makes a good roadie? Have you done it?  Sascha: We don't really use the term “roadie.” That seems kinda like ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Magrudergrind

Posted June 26, 2014, 11:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Magrudergrind

Avi (Magrudergrind) SPB: What’s the secret to a successful tour? Avi: Efficiency. Don't bring too many personal items or equipment. Bring essential equipment to retain your sound ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Old Man Markley

Posted June 26, 2014, 11:11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Old Man Markley

Annie DeTemple (Old Man Markley) SPB: What is the best Buck Owens song? DeTemple: Well, my favorite Buck Owens song is "Act Naturally."  I'm not just ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Japanther

Posted June 19, 2014, 10:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Japanther

Ian Vanek (Japanther) SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to when you tour? Vanek: We eat regionally, seasonally and locally as much ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lagwagon

Posted June 19, 2014, 10:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lagwagon

Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) SPB: What is the most overdone cover song?  Cape: "Brown Eyed Girl" read more

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One Question Interviews: Beartrap

Posted June 19, 2014, 10:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Beartrap

Mike (Beartrap) SPB: How do you primarily find new music these days? Mike: The Internet. There are thousands of music blogs dedicated to whatever little ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Catharsis PR

Posted June 19, 2014, 10:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Catharsis PR

Kim Kelly (Catharsis PR, writer) SPB: How did you first get involved in PR work? Kelly: It happened pretty organically. By the time I decided ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Screaming Females

Posted June 13, 2014, 1:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Screaming Females

Jarrett D (Screaming Females) SPB: What song in your active playlist requires the most practice? What part is the hardest to get down? D: Screaming ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Haiduk

Posted June 13, 2014, 1:13 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Haiduk

Haiduk SPB: What do you remember of your first live performance ever? Haiduk: I'd been talking to some friends from a local band about possibly, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Peelander-Z

Posted June 13, 2014, 1:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Peelander-Z

Peelander Yellow (Peelander-Z) SPB: What is your favorite music-related book? Yellow: I never read music-related book!!! I have to learn a lot of things without ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Razorcake

Posted June 6, 2014, 2:04 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Razorcake

Chris Pepus (Razorcake) SPB: What is your favorite thing about working with print media? Pepus: Most of my writing appears on the web, but I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Jesus Lizard

Posted June 6, 2014, 2:02 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Jesus Lizard

David Yow (the Jesus Lizard, artist, Qui, Scratch Acid) SPB: How has aging affected your musical performance? Yow: Dunno if it's due to aging, but ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Activator

Posted June 6, 2014, 1:59 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Activator

Shannon T. Moore (Activator, lead singer) SPB: How did you “discover” punk rock? Moore: I discovered punk rock on few different occasions in a few ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sex Rays

Posted June 6, 2014, 1:58 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sex Rays

Joe Holland (Sex Rays, Violent Shifters) SPB: Do you wear earplugs when you play? Why/why not?.  Holland: I almost always wear hearing protection at rehearsals, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gnarboots

Posted June 4, 2014, 7:34 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Gnarboots

Aaron Carnes (Gnarboots)  SPB: What is the ideal format to a show line-up? (How many bands, genres, etc.?) Carnes: I always liked lineups that were ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Men

Posted June 4, 2014, 7:29 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Men

Ben Greenberg (The Men) SPB: What’s a record you love that would surprise people? Greenberg: Bill Frisell - Have A Little Faith Bill Frisell is an amazing guitar player who has released many, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: LA Zinefest

Posted June 4, 2014, 7:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: LA Zinefest

Bianca Barragan (LA Zinefest organizer) SPB: If forced to choose, what is your favorite LA-based zine (currently active)? Barragan: After thinking about all the LA-based zines that are awesome, I'm going to have to say that ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ghostbot Records

Posted June 4, 2014, 7:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ghostbot Records

Andrew Schubert (Ghostbot Records, recording engineer)SPB: Besides music, what other arts are you into? Schubert: Music is what I'm most passionate about. It's how I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Julie Ruin

Posted May 22, 2014, 11:09 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Julie Ruin

Sara Landeau (The Julie Ruin) SPB: Did joining The Julie Ruin feel like a new band, or like you were joining one with an already-established ... read more

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One Question Interviews: RJD2

Posted May 22, 2014, 11:06 p.m.

One Question Interviews: RJD2

RJD2 SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off date? RJD2: On an off date when I'm touring, two things dominate my ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Guitar Wolf

Posted May 22, 2014, 11:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Guitar Wolf

Seiji (Guitar Wolf) SPB: How did your recent US tour with The Coathangers go? Seiji: The girls are wonderful. Their songs are full of great ... read more

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One Question Interviews: White Murder

Posted May 22, 2014, 10:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: White Murder

Hannah Blumenfeld (White Murder) SPB: What is the worst job you’ve ever had? Blumenfeld: Substitute teaching. I was way too young and it was just ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Low

Posted May 15, 2014, 11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Low

Alan Sparhawk, Low SPB: What's a record you love that would surprise people? Sparhawk: Barbara Streisand's Greatest Hits read more

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One Question Interviews: Toxic Pop Records

Posted May 15, 2014, 10:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Toxic Pop Records

Mike Riley (Toxic Pop Records/Firestarter Records) SPB: While the meaning of Toxic Pop's name is fairly obvious, how has its meaning changed to you since ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Paul Needza Friend

Posted May 15, 2014, 10:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Paul Needza Friend

Paul Needza Friend SPB: What do you think of band’s playing a record in its entirety for a tour concept? Paul: I suppose that depends ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Rackatees

Posted May 15, 2014, 10:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Rackatees

Kolin (The Rackatees, drums) SPB: What is the longest (in time) that you have been on tour? Would you do it again? Kolin: Our nine-day ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bobby Joe Ebola

Posted May 14, 2014, 12:29 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Bobby Joe Ebola

Dan Abbott (Bobby Joe Ebola) SPB: What is the furthest you've traveled to play a single show (vs setting up a corresponding tour)? Abbott: Driving ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ghost Mice

Posted May 9, 2014, 2:15 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ghost Mice

Chris Clavin (Plan-it-X Records, Ghost Mice) SPB: You released the DVD with all of your releases in a digital format. Where did the idea come ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Gunshy

Posted May 9, 2014, 2:13 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Gunshy

Matt Arbogast (The Gunshy) SPB: What is your favorite restaurant to hit while on tour? Arbogast: Spiral Diner, Ft. Worth, Texas Spiral Diner is one ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gnarboots

Posted May 9, 2014, 2:10 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Gnarboots

Adam Davis (Gnarboots) SPB: What is your least favorite genre of music? Is there an artist who is an exception to said rule? Davis: My ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Joseph Ross Camuglia

Posted May 8, 2014, 10:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Joseph Ross Camuglia

Joseph Ross Camuglia SPB: What is the largest crowd you have played to? Did you approach the set differently? Camuglia: Well, I played a 3 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Heavy Times

Posted May 8, 2014, 10:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Heavy Times

Bo Hansen (Heavy Times) SPB: What club (that you've played) has the worst bathroom? Hansen: There used to be this DIY show spot/skateboard ramp in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Modern Radio Music

Posted May 8, 2014, 10:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Modern Radio Music

Tom Loftus (Modern Radio Music Label, co-owner) SPB: What was the biggest mistake you made when starting up/learning how run a record label? Loftus: My ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Subsonics

Posted May 8, 2014, 10:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Subsonics

Clay Reed (Subsonics) SPB: It seems that the hyphenated genre "garage-punk" keeps popping up more and more. What do you think of the term? Reed: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Signals Midwest

Posted April 25, 2014, 1:46 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Signals Midwest

Loren Shumaker-Chupp (Signals Midwest, bass) SPB: What do your parents think of your music? Loren Shumaker-Chupp: My parents have always appreciated that I play music ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Yankee Brutal

Posted April 25, 2014, 1:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Yankee Brutal

Wesley Henderson (Yankee Brutal) SPB: What's your favorite band you discovered on your most recent tour? Henderson: That question is not one I can answer ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Druglords of the Avenues

Posted April 25, 2014, 1:38 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Druglords of the Avenues

Johnny Bonnel (Druglords of the Avenues, Swingin’ Utters, Filthy Thieving Bastards) SPB: Where does your band name for Druglords of the Avenues come from? Bonnel: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: 20 Buck Spin

Posted April 17, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

One Question Interviews: 20 Buck Spin

David Adelson (20 Buck Spin) SPB: What is the worst job you’ve ever had?  Adelson: Worst job I ever had was one of my first. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Vacation

Posted April 17, 2014, 3:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Vacation

Evan (Vacation) SPB: What is your primary tour food? Evan: Our primary tour food is PIZZA. Like as much as your town has to offer, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Morning Glory

Posted April 17, 2014, 3:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Morning Glory

Ezra Arrow Kire (Morning Glory) SPB: What do you think of Record Store Day? Kire: Record Store Day? It should be an official national holiday! ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Billy West

Posted April 17, 2014, 3:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Billy West

Billy West (voice actor, Futurama, Ren & Stimpy, many more) SPB: You've also played music in your past and you do some singing ("Shut Up ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Stooges

Posted April 10, 2014, 6:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Stooges

Mike Watt (Bass, The Stooges, Minutemen, Solo, more) SPB: How have the Stooges shows gone? Is it difficult to step into a group where the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dovetail

Posted April 10, 2014, 6:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Dovetail

Dovetail SPB: Who is your favorite 1960s band or artist? Philip: The Beatles reign supreme in my ‘60s catalog. For records like Rubber Soul, The ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Copyrights

Posted April 10, 2014, 6:24 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Copyrights

Luke McNeill (The Copyrights, Attorney) SPB: Did you choose your band name partially because of your interest in law? McNeill: No. It was actually a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Direct Hit!

Posted April 10, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Direct Hit!

Nick Woods (Direct Hit!, Galactic Cannibal) SPB: What is the best Milwaukee-made beer? Woods: My favorite Milwaukee-made beer is Fuel Coffee Stout, more for the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Icarus Line

Posted April 4, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Icarus Line

Joe Cardamone (The Icarus Line) SPB: What is your drink of choice? Cardamone: Fizzy water read more

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One Question Interviews: Melt Banana

Posted April 4, 2014, 8:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Melt Banana

Yako (Melt Banana) SPB: What surprised you the most on your first US tour? Yako: I was surprised that we needed to show ID to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Flobots

Posted April 4, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Flobots

Jonny 5 (Flobots) SPB: When did you opt to make your living as a musician/did you quit a regular day job in doing so? Jonny ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Capitalist Kids

Posted April 4, 2014, 8:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Capitalist Kids

Jeff (Capitalist Kids) SPB: Who is your favorite capitalist hero? Jeff: Ha ha. I don't have a capitalist hero. The Capitalist Kids are not huge ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Multiple Truths

Posted April 2, 2014, 8:14 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Multiple Truths

Justin Wettstein (Multiple Truths) SPB: After music, what other arts are you interested in? Wettstein: Taking music out of the art spectrum is tough. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sarah Neufeld

Posted March 31, 2014, 10:37 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sarah Neufeld

Sarah Neufeld (solo, Arcade Fire) SPB: What are the biggest challenge you face in getting the sound you want live while playing with amplified instruments? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Stranger by Starlight

Posted March 31, 2014, 8:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Stranger by Starlight

Anthony (Stranger by Starlight) SPB: What is your favorite 1970s artist? Anthony: It's incredibly difficult to pick a favourite artist, album or even track from ... read more

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One Question Interviews: All Pigs Must Die

Posted March 31, 2014, 8:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: All Pigs Must Die

Kevin Baker (All Pigs Must Die) SPB: What is your favorite thing about international touring? Baker: In my opinion, traveling to different regions and absorbing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pelican

Posted March 31, 2014, 5:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pelican

Dallas Thomas (Pelican) SPB: How would you summarize the Chicago heavy scene? Thomas: Chicago has had a really strong scene for awhile now. Maybe one ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Disappears

Posted March 31, 2014, 8:14 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Disappears

Brian Case (Disappears) SPB: How was your experience recording at Electrical Audio? Case: Electrical Audio is such a great studio: both comfortable and top of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bl'ast!

Posted March 30, 2014, 9:05 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bl'ast!

Clifford Dinsmore (BL'AST!) SPB: When you found the Blood tapes, did you think it was possible to remaster them to the point you achieved with ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Careeners

Posted March 16, 2014, 4:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Careeners

PJ Fancher (The Fest ticketmaster, Grabass Charlestons/The Careeners, I worked at No Idea Records for 10 years) Fancher: I've never seen any direct numbers proving so ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Swordplay & Pierre the Motionless

Posted March 16, 2014, 1:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Swordplay & Pierre the Motionless

Swordplay (Swordplay & Pierre the Motionless) SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to when you tour? Swordplay: Boiled Peanuts. Probably the best ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Less Than Jake

Posted March 16, 2014, 10:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Less Than Jake

Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake) SPB: Would you license your music for use in film, sports, or ads if given the opportunity? Fiorello: We already ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Modern Radio Record Label

Posted March 12, 2014, 8:09 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Modern Radio Record Label

Peter Mielech (Modern Radio Record Label) SPB: You re-released old STNNNG records on the Playbutton format. How did you decide to try that format? Mielech: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Razorcake

Posted March 12, 2014, 6:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Razorcake

Sean Carswell (Razorcake) SPB: How has working on a zine changed how you listen to or value music? Carswell: When I first started doing record ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Black Lantern

Posted March 12, 2014, 6:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Black Lantern

Jesse (The Black Lantern) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Jesse: Our music is trying to be chaotic but still have a common ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sundowners

Posted March 12, 2014, 6:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sundowners

Jared (Sundowners) SPB: What’s the worst thing that’s happened to you on a tour? Have you ever been stranded or forced to cancel? Jared: Great ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Somos

Posted March 2, 2014, 4:08 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Somos

Phil (Somos) SPB: What is the worst job you’ve ever had? Somos: This is tough because I have had a lot of shitty jobs. But ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lawrence Arms

Posted March 2, 2014, 3:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lawrence Arms

Brendan Kelly (Lawrence Arms) SPB: Does your child listen to your music at all? What does s/he think (sorry, I can't remember if you have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Volcom

Posted March 2, 2014, 2:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Volcom

Kurt Midness (Volcom) SPB: How do you determine which bands go into the singles series? Midness: To start with we try to pick artists that ... read more

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Interviews: Off With Their Heads

Posted March 1, 2014, 5:24 a.m.

Interviews: Off With Their Heads

During a prolonged Minnesota winter in early 2013, Scene Point Blank chatted with Off With Their Heads’ Ryan Young about their (at the time) upcoming ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Silver Snakes

Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 7:25 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Silver Snakes

Alex (Silver Snakes) SPB: Who was your favorite band that you discovered on your last tour? Alex: My favorite band I discovered on our last ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tortoise

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 8:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tortoise

Bundy K. Brown (ex-Tortoise) SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Do you think it had some accuracy or could you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Melissa B

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 2:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Melissa B

Melissa B SPB: You work as a network engineer. Are there many musicians or artists within your field/Are there many creative-types? Melissa B: I find ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Magic Bullet Records

Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 1:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Magic Bullet Records

Brent Eyestone (Magic Bullet Records, Highness, Bleach Everything) SPB: Who is your favorite current band to see live? Eyestone: For the last 13 years, my ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Great Reversals

Posted Feb. 16, 2014, 10:37 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Great Reversals

Eric Scobie (Great Reversals) SPB: How did you get involved with Jay Maas for the To the Ends of the Earth 10"? Scobie: We got ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Worn in Red

Posted Feb. 16, 2014, 1:24 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Worn in Red

Brad Perry (Worn in Red, drums) SPB: What do you remember of playing your first live show ever? Perry: The first show I ever played ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Larry and His Flask

Posted Feb. 10, 2014, 8:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Larry and His Flask

Jeshua Marshall (Larry and His Flask) SPB: What is the weirdest venue/setting you’ve ever played a show at? Marshall: Several years ago we were asked ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Brokedowns

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 6:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Brokedowns

Mustafa Daka (The Brokedowns) SPB:Are there any Albanian bands you’d recommend? Daka: Unfortunately, Albania hasn't produced much in the way of rock, metal or thrash ... read more

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One Question Interviews: David Bailey

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 5:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: David Bailey

David Bailey (CAGES/Gas Chamber)  SPB: Who is your favorite band or artist from the 1980s? Bailey: G.I.S.M. from Japan. They released two furious documents in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Alan Licht

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 8:15 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Alan Licht

Alan Licht (Solo, Run On, The Pacific Ocean, more) SPB: What is your least favorite genre of music? Is there an artist who is an ... read more

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One Question Interviews: No Idea Records

Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 9:26 p.m.

One Question Interviews: No Idea Records

Var (No Idea Records) SPB: As No Idea has become an established DIY label, what is the more tiresome stereotype you’ve encountered as a result ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Oren Ambarchi

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 8:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Oren Ambarchi

Oren Ambarchi SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Ambarchi: One of the many thankless jobs would be working as the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Douglas McCombs

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 6:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Douglas McCombs

Douglas McCombs (Tortoise, Brokeback, Eleventh Dream Day) SPB: What, for you, defines a successful tour? McCombs: A successful tour for me means that there is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Andrew Burnes

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 7:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Andrew Burnes

Andrew Burnes (San Agustin, Haunted House, SATMC) SPB: What is your all-time favorite record (and why)? Burnes: I'd like to think that my tastes are ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Say-10 Records

Posted Jan. 27, 2014, 7:41 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Say-10 Records

Adam (Say-10 Records) SPB: What is your go-to karaoke song? Adam: Let's set the stage... I am the worst karaoke performer of all time and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gehenna

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 7:39 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Gehenna

Mike Apocalypse (Gehenna) SPB: What is your most common tour food? Mike: I'm not sure, but I think it's a close tie between marijuana edibles ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Aesgir & Mo

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 7:24 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Aesgir & Mo

Asgeir Aarøen (Aesgir & Mo) SPB: What got you interested in the flamenco guitar? Aarøen: I first saw flamenco guitar live at the age of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Eddie Spaghetti

Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 9:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Eddie Spaghetti

Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers, solo) SPB: In one of your columns you wrote for us, you talked of being a disco DJ at house parties. What’s ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Divider

Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 9:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Divider

Anthony Fusco (Divider) SPB: How has the increasing digitalization of the music industry changed how you listen to music? Fusco: For me, it's one or ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bouncing Souls

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 9:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bouncing Souls

Greg Attonito (Bouncing Souls) SPB: What makes a good roadie? Have you ever done it? Attonito: A good roadie cares about the band and making ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Luther

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 6:48 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Luther

Nick Harris (Luther) SPB: What was the first concert you attended? Luther: The first "concert" I ever attended was The Offspring when I was 12 ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Profound Lore Records

Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 8:16 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Profound Lore Records

Chris (Profound Lore Records) SPB: Do you run your own website, facebook, etc? Do you enjoy that aspect of being a label? Chris: With the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Gilead Media

Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 10:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Gilead Media

Adam (Gilead Media) SPB: Is there a record you passed on releasing that, in retrospect, you really wish you could have worked on? Adam: There ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lemuria

Posted Jan. 15, 2014, 8:21 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Lemuria

Alex (Lemuria) SPB: What do you think when fans run onstage and sing into the mic while you’re on stage? Alex: I think it's fun ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tiny Mix Tapes

Posted Jan. 14, 2014, 7:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tiny Mix Tapes

Grant Purdum (Tiny Mix Tapes, Gumshoe Grove, Signal to Noise, Onion AV Club) SPB: What kinds of topics or tone do you like to see ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Riverboat Gamblers

Posted Jan. 14, 2014, 7:40 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Riverboat Gamblers

Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers, High Tension Wires) SPB: In addition to your multiple bands, you've taken to stand-up comedy recently too. What drew you to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Way to End

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 7:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Way to End

Way to End SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique or technicality really stood out to you? Way to End: Cziffra and, as a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sick Sick Birds

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 7:04 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sick Sick Birds

Mike Hall (Sick Sick Birds) SPB: If I’m not mistaken, one or two of you in Sick Sick Birds have children, correct? What do your ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Red Scare Industries

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 7:02 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Red Scare Industries

Toby Jeg (Red Scare Industries) SPB: What is your favorite book or author? Jeg: Man, these aren't supposed to be easy, huh? That's so hard ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Don Giovanni Records

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 8:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Don Giovanni Records

Joe Steinhardt (Don Giovanni Records) SPB: How big is your record collection? Steinhardt: Steph and I own about 3,000 records, 3,000 CDs, and 200 tapes. read more

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One Question Interviews: INVSN

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 7:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: INVSN

Dennis (INVSN, formerly of International Noise Conspiracy and Refused) SPB: INVSN is a markedly different sound than your previous bands. What do you like most ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Coke Bust

Posted Jan. 8, 2014, 9:54 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Coke Bust

Chris Moore (Coke Bust/Sick Fix/D.O.C.) SPB: What is your favorite music-related film or documentary? Moore: It's a toss-up between Last Days Here, the documentary about ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bad Sports

Posted Jan. 8, 2014, 9:37 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bad Sports

Daniel (Bad Sports) SPB: Who is the best band in Denton right now? Daniel: The answer is obvious, Bad Sports. In fact, if you asked ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spoonboy

Posted Jan. 8, 2014, 9:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Spoonboy

Spoonboy SPB: Do you still get nervous before you play a show? How do you address your nerves? Spoonboy: Sometimes. I just try to remember ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mitch Clem

Posted Jan. 8, 2014, 8:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mitch Clem

Mitch Clem (artist) SPB: How do you approach drawing an album cover as compared to a comic? Clem: That's actually a solid question. Since I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: October Falls

Posted Jan. 5, 2014, 3:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: October Falls

M. Lehto (October Falls) SPB: What is your day job and how does it fit (or conflict) with your artistic goals? M. Lehto: Basically I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tyranny Is Tyranny

Posted Jan. 5, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tyranny Is Tyranny

Russell Emerson Hall (Tyranny Is Tyranny, vocals/guitar) SPB: Do you do anything to reduce gas consumption/cost while on tour? Hall: We downsized our speaker cabinets ... read more

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One Question Interviews: L'Assassins

Posted Jan. 5, 2014, 10:31 a.m.

One Question Interviews: L'Assassins

Monet Wong (L’Assassins, guitar) SPB: L’Assassins definitely utilizes style as an element of the band in addition to the music. How do you feel the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Thermals

Posted Jan. 5, 2014, 12:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: The Thermals

Westin Glass (The Thermals) SPB: Who is your favorite band you discovered on your last tour? Glass: The most recent Thermals tour was in Europe. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Paint It Black

Posted Jan. 4, 2014, 9:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Paint It Black

Andy Nelson (Paint It Black, Ceremony) SPB: It seems that Philadelphia is consistently turning out new bands and rejuvenating the scene with new blood. What ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Haptic

Posted Jan. 4, 2014, 12:07 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Haptic

Adam Sonderberg (Haptic) SPB: What is the worst stereotype you encountered when people find you’re in a band? Sonderberg: That the band must "rock." While ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Horseback

Posted Jan. 4, 2014, 11:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Horseback

Jenks Miller (Horseback, solo) SPB: What part of your live show do you find the hardest on sound engineers? Miller: The biggest challenge in Horseback's ... read more

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One Question Interviews: High Dive

Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 10:41 p.m.

One Question Interviews: High Dive

Ryan Woods (High Dive/Defiance, Ohio) SPB: After playing in a larger band (in terms of # of people in the band), how is it to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Destroy Nate Allen

Posted Dec. 27, 2013, 6:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Destroy Nate Allen

Nate Allen (Destroy Nate Allen) SPB: What’s the story behind your band name? Allen: I had played music as "Nate Allen" for a few years ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Full of Hell

Posted Dec. 27, 2013, 7:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Full of Hell

Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) SPB: What do you think when fans run onstage and sing into the mic during a song? Walker: I think ... read more

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One Question Interviews: MDC

Posted Dec. 26, 2013, 8:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: MDC

Dave Dictor (MDC) SPB: What was the largest and smallest crowd you’ve played to? Dictor: The largest crowd was at the With Full Force Festival ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ancient Shores

Posted Dec. 26, 2013, 7:04 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ancient Shores

BJ Rochinich (Ancient Shores, SPB columnist) SPB: What got you interested in film beyond casual observation? Rochinich: I took a psychology of cinema class in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Old Wounds

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 10:09 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Old Wounds

Brandon Gallagher (Old Wounds) SPB: Are trucker bombs allowed in the van? Have any stories? Gallagher: At first, I had no idea what a trucker ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ufomammut

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 9:49 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Ufomammut

Urlo (Ufomammut) SPB: Who is the most overrated band or musician of all time? Urlo: Surely, the most overrated band of all time is an ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Neurosis

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 10:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Neurosis

Neurosis SPB: Personally speaking, what is the least favorite record you’ve released (of your own records, that is)? Why? Neurosis: No regrets. Everything we have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Soviettes

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 9:47 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Soviettes

Annie Sparrows (Soviettes, FM Wired, Lil Happiness, God Damn Doo Wop Band) SPB: What’s the worst thing that’s happened to you on tour? Have you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Perhapst

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 5:28 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Perhapst

John Moen (Perhapst, Decemberists, Stephen Malmus & the Jicks) SPB: Writing a solo record is a much different project than writing with a band. How ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Planning for Burial

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 5:26 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Planning for Burial

Thom Wasluck (Planning For Burial, Music Ruins Lives) SPB: What is the last record you didn’t care for on first listen but has grown on ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Iron Chic

Posted Dec. 21, 2013, 7:36 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Iron Chic

Mike (Iron Chic, Dead Broke Rekerds) SPB: What was the first tape/cd/record you bought with your own money? Mike: Green Day - 1039 Smoothed Out ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Stuart Dahlquist

Posted Dec. 20, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Stuart Dahlquist

Stuart Dahlquist (Asva, ex-Burning Witch) SPB: What is a city or country you’d love to play but never have? Dahlquist: One city or country is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Paper Tiger

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:18 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger (Doomtree) SPB: How does Doomtree travel? Do you all pile into a van or bus? Paper Tiger: We have a van named Mountain. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sundowner

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:05 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Sundowner

Chris McCaughan (Lawrence Arms, Sundowner) SPB: I take it by the multiple baseball references in your songs that you're a fan. What are your thoughts ... read more

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One Question Interviews: To Live a Lie Records

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 9 p.m.

One Question Interviews: To Live a Lie Records

Will Butler (To Live a Lie Records) SPB: What’s your favorite music-related film or documentary? Butler: Most of the time I respond to a question ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Escapist Records

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 6:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Escapist Records

Michael Phillips (Escapist Records, former Scene Point Blank editor and writer of 500+ reviews) SPB: Basements, bars, or both? Phillips: Bar shows verses basement shows ... read more

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One Question Interviews: David Daniell

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 10:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: David Daniell

David Daniell SPB: Who is your favorite band to see live? Daniell: I don't have one, I have two: The Necks, and Swans. In the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Death Blues

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 10:33 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Death Blues

Jon Mueller (Death Blues, Volcano Choir) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Mueller: Each record is unique, but the aim is always to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Shellshag

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 9:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Shellshag

Shellshag SPB: What are the origins of the Y-microphone? Shellshag: Our custom, Flying V mic stand was invented by Shell. We started facing each other ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Spokenest

Posted Dec. 15, 2013, 9:46 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Spokenest

Daryl Gussin (Spokenest) SPB: How did you come up with the idea to form Spokenest with money received from wedding gifts? Gussin: Well, that’s not ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Blind Shake

Posted Dec. 11, 2013, 6:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Blind Shake

Jim Blaha (The Blind Shake) SPB: What is my day job and how does it affect my schedule as a musician? Blaha: Well, right now ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Taxpayers

Posted Dec. 11, 2013, 6:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Taxpayers

Phil (The Taxpayers) SPB: What is the band’s most common junk food while on tour? Phil: From scratch....(heavy sigh)...workin' on it...um...would eat a snake...let's see....mostly ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Some Will Never Know

Posted Dec. 11, 2013, 5:23 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Some Will Never Know

Pim (Some Will Never Know, Said And Done) SPB: What was the first live show you attended? Pim: First live show in general? Might be ... read more

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One Question Interviews: More Than Sound Collective

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 9:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: More Than Sound Collective

Mario Parra (More Than Sound Collective) SPB: What’s a record you love that would surprise people? Parra: I've always considered my taste in music to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brokedowns

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 8:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Brokedowns

Kris Megyery (Brokedowns) SPB: How has parenthood changed playing in a band for you? Megyery: This question was sent on June 6th which happened to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Birthday Suits

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 8:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Birthday Suits

Hideo (Birthday Suits) SPB: What do you like to do on an off date during a tour? Hideo: It's depend on where. If it's in ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Swingin' Utters

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 8:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Swingin' Utters

Darius (Swingin’ Utters) SPB: What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a long tour? Darius: I go to the Taqueria Vallarta ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Early Graves

Posted Dec. 8, 2013, 9:01 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Early Graves

Chris Brock (Early Graves) SPB: What is the secret to a successful tour? Brock: There is no secret to a successful tour. Defining what a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Ides of Gemini

Posted Dec. 7, 2013, 9:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Ides of Gemini

J Bennet (Ides of Gemini) SPB: What is the fewest people you have ever played to? Have you returned to that city or venue? Bennet: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Adam DeGross

Posted Dec. 7, 2013, 12:27 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Adam DeGross

Adam DeGross (photographer, Pay Attention) SPB: What is the hardest part about taking photos in a rock club or basement? DeGross: The hardest part about ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mayfly Records

Posted Dec. 7, 2013, 12:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mayfly Records

Bob (Mayfly Records) SPB: What are your feelings about Spotify and the ongoing royalties debate? Bob: For me, Spotify is a powerful tool. I have ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Amy Oden

Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 6:18 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Amy Oden

Amy Oden (filmmaker, From the Back of the Room) SPB: What is your favorite music-related film or documentary? Oden: Rise Above (the Tribe 8 documentary) ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pastepunk

Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 7:49 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Pastepunk

Jordan Baker (pastepunk) SPB: What has been the hardest transition as you’ve let Pastepunk go to rest? Baker: The hardest thing by far has been ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Careeners

Posted Dec. 4, 2013, 9:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Careeners

Dave Drobach (Careeners fka Grabass Charlestons) SPB: If you met your character Dale in real life, would you hang out with him/have a beer? Drobach: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Heartless

Posted Dec. 4, 2013, 9:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Heartless

Rick (Heartless) SPB: What are you expectations of how your final show(s) will go, from an emotional standpoint? Rick: We are ending on good terms ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sutekh Hexen

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 7:50 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sutekh Hexen

Sutekh Hexen SPB: What was your favorite band in high school? How do they influence your songwriting today? Sutekh Hexen: One of my favorite bands ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Among Giants

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 7:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Among Giants

Greg (Among Giants) SPB: How many vans have you had? (Any stories?) Greg: We've been using my Mom's minivan to travel around for the past ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mammoth Grinder

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 7:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mammoth Grinder

Chris Ulsh (Mammoth Grinder) SPB: What is the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Do you think it’s accurate in any way or can ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Liar in Wait

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 7:11 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Liar in Wait

Jim (Liar in Wait) SPB: What makes for a good host when you sleep on a stranger’s floor? Jim: A good host gives you a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Faith Coloccia

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 7:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Faith Coloccia

Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer, House of Low Culture) SPB: Is there a record you love that would surprise people based on the music you create? Coloccia: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Burning Love

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 7:05 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Burning Love

Chris Colohan (Burning Love) SPB: Basements or bars (or both)? Colohan: Basements, no contest. Shit, house shows in general. Despite the downsides (blown fuses, angry ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Hussy

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 7:04 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Hussy

Bobby Hussy (The Hussy) SPB: Would you ever crowdfund a record? Hussy: I would never crowdfund a record. There are plenty of labels existing and ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tiny Empires

Posted Dec. 2, 2013, 6:46 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tiny Empires

Eric Solomon (Tiny Empires, ex-O Pioneers!!!) SPB: What is the worst you were ever screwed by a venue? Solomon: The worst time we ever had ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Aidan Baker

Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 4:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Aidan Baker

Aidan Baker (Nadja) SPB: Other than music, what other art forms interest you? Baker: I would say all other art forms interest me, but I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dopamines

Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 11:53 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dopamines

Jon Lewis (Dopamines) SPB: Do you take any precautions to stay healthy while on the road? Lewis: Typically I'll stock up on multi vitamins or ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Rob Huddleston

Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 8:53 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Rob Huddleston

Rob Huddleston (Ann Beretta, solo, Foundation) SPB: Do you still get nervous before you play a show? Huddleston: I do, depending on the show. I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Cave In

Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 7:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Cave In

Steve Brodsky (Cave In) SPB: Can you like a musician whose politics you disagree with? Brodsky: Well, ZZ Top did play at George W. Bush's ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bangers

Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 1:36 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bangers

Roo Pescod (Bangers, solo) SPB: What is the secret to a successful tour? Pescod: If there is one golden secret to a successful tour I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Trophy Fire

Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 1:13 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Trophy Fire

Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire, vocals/guitar/keys) SPB: What is your favorite Simpsons episode (the name is a reference, right?)? Flanagan: My favorite Simpsons episode is ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Off With Their Heads

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 9:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Off With Their Heads

Ryan Young (Off With Their Heads) SPB: Is there a particular interview question you’d like to never answer again? Young: Interviews can go one of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: System and Station

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 5:51 p.m.

One Question Interviews: System and Station

Ryan K. Heise (System and Station, vocals/guitar) SPB: What is your most common touring fast food choice? Heise: It all depends on how long you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Queers

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 4:16 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Queers

Joe Queer (The Queers) SPB: What is the weirdest venue you've ever played a show at? Joe: Hands down the weirdest club I've ever played ... read more

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One Question Interviews: SideOneDummy Records

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 2:22 p.m.

One Question Interviews: SideOneDummy Records

Jamie Coletta (SideOneDummy Records) SPB: How did you choose the charities for the #TestPressThursdays auctions? Was it hard to find an organization that each band ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Sugar Stems

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 1:58 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Sugar Stems

Sugar Stems SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to on every tour? Betsy: I just like to try whatever the region's most ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Street Eaters

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 1:55 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Street Eaters

John No (Street Eaters) SPB: How different is touring as a two-piece as compared to your previous projects? No: Touring as a two-piece has been ... read more

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One Question Interviews: 86'd Records

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 1:52 p.m.

One Question Interviews: 86'd Records

Wells Tipley (86'd Records) SPB: What is the best reunion concert you ever saw? Tipley: Punk and hardcore reunions usually feel like cover bands to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lasting Impression

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 1:44 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lasting Impression

Bryan W. Fleming (Lasting Impression) SPB: What is the worst stereotype you encounter when others discover you’re in a band? Fleming: The worst stereotypes I ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Antiseen

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 1:43 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Antiseen

Jeff Clayton (Antiseen) SPB: What is your favorite all-time record and why? Clayton: Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies. It was one of the first ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Locrian

Posted Nov. 25, 2013, 7:55 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Locrian

Terence Hannum (Locrian) SPB: What appeals to you most about collaborative projects as compared with working with your regular band? Hannum: You know I don't ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Drunken Sailor Records

Posted Nov. 25, 2013, 7:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Drunken Sailor Records

Julian (Drunken Sailor Records) SPB: What do you think of bands playing albums in their entirety as a tour concept? Julian: I'm not really into ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nato Coles

Posted Nov. 24, 2013, 9:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Nato Coles

Nato Coles (Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band) SPB: What are your expectations for the Replacements reunion? Coles: The Replacements were one of the ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Night Birds

Posted Nov. 21, 2013, 8:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Night Birds

Brian Gorsegner (Night Birds) SPB: Would you license your music for film, sports, or ads if given the opportunity? Are there exceptions to the rule? ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Locrian

Posted Nov. 21, 2013, 8:14 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Locrian

Steven Hess (Locrian, Pan American, Innode, Haptic) SPB: What appeals to you most about collaborative projects as compared with working with your regular band? Hess: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Old Man Gloom

Posted Nov. 21, 2013, 7:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Old Man Gloom

Santos Montano (Old Man Gloom) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Montano: There are two things that make Old Man Gloom function: Breakfast ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Real Numbers

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 8:20 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Real Numbers

Eli Hansen (Real Numbers/Three Dimensional Records) SPB: Who is your favorite pre-1960s artist? Hansen: I'll have to go with Chuck Berry... but it's not easy ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Daniel Menche

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 7:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Daniel Menche

Daniel Menche SPB: Who is your favorite 1980s artist? Menche: Well, in the entire ‘80s I was age 10-20. So, of course, that was a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Hood Internet

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 7:33 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Hood Internet

STV SLV (The Hood Internet) SPB: What is the worst interview question you’ve been asked? STV SLV: Usually we get annoyed with "How do you ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Buildings

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 8:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Buildings

Brian Lake (Buildings) SPB: What is the furthest you’ve ever driven to play one show? Lake: Well, we sweated in 130 degree heat in Houston ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Henry Rollins

Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 8:09 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins SPB: Have you found that your background as a musical performer has influenced your ability or technique in other media endeavors, such as ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Worthwhile Way

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 3:15 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Worthwhile Way

Worthwhile Way SPB: What is the biggest difference you experience between Japanese and American audiences? Chegeno: I think the biggest difference is the mind of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: The Austerity Program

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 3:10 p.m.

One Question Interviews: The Austerity Program

Justin Foley (The Austerity Program) SPB: What’s the last record you didn’t care for on first listen that has grown on you since? Foley: Terrence ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Martyrdöd

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 10:41 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Martyrdöd

Mikael Kjellman (Martyrdöd) SPB: If you could release a split with any current band (that you haven’t met), who would it be? Kjellman: I think ... read more

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One Question Interviews: STNNNG

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 10:33 a.m.

One Question Interviews: STNNNG

Chris Besinger (STNNNG, vocals) SPB: What is the worst interview question you’ve been asked? Besinger: Not sure what the worst question we've been asked is, ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Chris Mason

Posted Nov. 17, 2013, 8:46 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Chris Mason

Chris Mason (Dirt Cult Records, Low Culture) SPB: As somebody who runs his own label, what do you get out of releasing your own records ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Look Mexico

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 11:39 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Look Mexico

Matt Agrella (Look Mexico)SPB: Who does the majority of the band’s driving? Agrella: Driving. We try to divvy this up pretty evenly, though some of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Tripping Icarus

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 9:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Tripping Icarus

Chris Kluwe (Tripping Icarus, ex-Minnesota Vikings) SPB: What happens to Tripping Icarus now that your job has moved you to a new city? Going into ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Mercy Ties

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 7:40 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Mercy Ties

Trevor (Mercy Ties)SPB: What is the longest tour you’ve been on (in terms of time)? How did it go/would you do it again? Trevor: Our ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Iron Tongue

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 7:04 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Iron Tongue

Stan (Iron Tongue)SPB: What is your all-time favorite record and why? Stan: KISS - Hotter Than Hell It's everything you'd want in a rock record. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Bright & Barrow Records

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 5:03 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Bright & Barrow Records

Ryan Raichilson (Bright & Barrow Records) SPB: What do you think of Record Store Day? Raichilson: I have nothing but good things to say about ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Arms Aloft

Posted Nov. 16, 2013, 9:42 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Arms Aloft

Seth Gile (Arms Aloft)SPB:Do you do anything to minimize the cost of gas while on tour? Gile: The best way to minimize the cost of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Grath Madden

Posted Nov. 12, 2013, 7:43 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Grath Madden

Grath Madden (The Steinways, House Boat) SPB: What was the first punk show you attended? Madden: Does Green Day with Riverdales at the Baltimore Arena ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Convul

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 8:49 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Convul

Kaycee “Ninevolt” Tarricone (Convul, guitar) SPB: What kind of guitar do you use? How did you choose this model? Tarricone: I've recently been using a ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Brain Tumors

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 8:24 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Brain Tumors

Drew (Brain Tumors, singer) SPB: What’s the best reaction you’ve gotten from a crowd when you left the stage and started interacting with them? Drew: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Atom & His Package

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 7:05 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Atom & His Package

Adam Goren (Atom & His Package, Armalite) SPB: As a performer, what do you think when fans run onstage and singalong at the microphone? Goren: ... read more

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Music: Fest 12 (Fest 12)

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 5:24 p.m.

Music: Fest 12 (Fest 12)

Fest recaps are tough. It’s a 4-day* event with over 400 bands. By my spotty count, I saw at least 42 bands and 7 comedians ... read more

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Interviews: Audacity (Fest 12)

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 5:17 p.m.

Interviews: Audacity (Fest 12)

Audacity just released a new record, Butter Knife, on Suicide Squeeze this fall, following last year’s Mellow Cruisers (Recess Records). The band first formed when ... read more

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Interviews: The Atlantic (Fest 12)

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 5:14 p.m.

Interviews: The Atlantic (Fest 12)

Fest 12 is Scene Point Blank’s seventh time in Gainesville. In that time we’ve talked to more bands than we care to list (but they’ve ... read more

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Interviews: Dopamines (Fest 12)

Posted Nov. 11, 2013, 5:08 p.m.

Interviews: Dopamines (Fest 12)

Scene Point Blank: I’m always interested in how people blend their personal and professional lives. You’re currently an architect, correct? Do your coworkers know of ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Grant Hart

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 10:12 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Grant Hart

Grant Hart (solo, Husker Du)SPB: How do you feel about the Twin Cities music scene today? Local and national media seem stuck in a comparison ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Aaron Turner

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 4:25 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Aaron Turner

Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, House of Low Culture)SPB: Can you like a musician whose politics you disagree with? Turner: There's a great many ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Plagues

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 3:32 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Plagues

Leo (Plagues, singer)SPB: Who is your favorite 1990s band or artist? Leo: My favorite band from the ‘90s, hands down, is Refused. read more

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One Question Interviews: Amenra

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 1:19 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Amenra

Colin (Amenra) SPB: What is your favorite band you’ve discovered on a recent tour? Colin: Lento, from Roma Italy. read more

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One Question Interviews: Joe Lally

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 12:38 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Joe Lally

Joe Lally (solo artist, Fugazi)SPB: What is your favorite Roman (food) dish? Lally: I don't eat cheese or meat so that rules out me knowing ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Todd Congelliere

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 10:47 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Todd Congelliere

Todd Congelliere (Toys That Kill/Underground Railroad to Candyland/Recess Records)SPB: How many vans have you had? Congelliere: I've had 8 vans. Two band members that I've ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Amarok

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 9:45 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Amarok

Brandon (Amarok)SPB: What is your staple tour food? Brandon: It’s usually pizza. I say this because its something you can find meat or vegetarian. Available ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Northless

Posted Nov. 10, 2013, 9:23 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Northless

Erik Stenglein (Northless)SPB: What part of your live show is the hardest on sound engineers? Stenglein: I would say the hardest aspect of our live ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Anne Elizabeth Moore

Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 8:35 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore (zinester, writer, former Punk Planet editor) SPB: What do you miss about running a zine? What has changed the most in music ... read more

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One Question Interviews: In Defence

Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 8:02 p.m.

One Question Interviews: In Defence

Ben Crew (In Defence-vocals, Profane Existence Records) SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show? Crew: No. Not any more. I use but ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Nothington

Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 4:17 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Nothington

Chris (Nothington)SPB: How many vans have you had? Chris: We have owned 4 vans. They usually die after about 2 US tours, and oddly enough ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Halo of Flies Records

Posted Nov. 9, 2013, 3:21 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Halo of Flies Records

Cory Von Bohlen (Halo of Flies)SPB: What do you think of band’s playing an entire album as a touring concept? Von Bohlen: I think its ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Twelve Gauge Records

Posted Oct. 30, 2013, 8:24 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Twelve Gauge Records

Jihad Rabah (Twelve Gauge Records) SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Rabah: The role of preparing a new release for ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Baroness

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 8:07 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Baroness

Pete Adams (Baroness) SPB: Who was your favorite band in high school? How do they influence your songwriting today? Adams: The Stray Cats. I love ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Melvins

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 7:51 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Melvins

Buzz Osborne (Melvins/Melvins Lite) SPB: After music, what other arts are of prominent interest to you? Osborne: Painting holds a deep interest with me. My ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Trevor Dunn

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 7:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Trevor Dunn

Trevor Dunn (Tomahawk, Melvins Lite, Fantomas, and formerly of Mr. Bungle) SPB: What part of your live show is the hardest on sound engineers? Dunn: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Pentimento

Posted Oct. 28, 2013, 6:42 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Pentimento

Mike (Pentimento) SPB: Will the new Arrested Development season meet expectations? Mike: Life is perception. You are only disappointed if you set yourself up to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dick Lucas (Subhumans/Citizen Fish)

Posted Oct. 27, 2013, 9:39 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Dick Lucas (Subhumans/Citizen Fish)

Dick Lucas [Citizen Fish/Subhumans (UK), singer] SPB: What is the fewest people you've ever played to? Have you returned to that city or venue? Lucas: ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Enabler

Posted Oct. 26, 2013, 12:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Enabler

Jeff Lohrber (Enabler) SPB: How do you choose your t-shirt/merchandise designs? Lohrber: When we approach t-shirt designs or album artwork, we do our best to ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Andrew W.K.

Posted Oct. 22, 2013, 7:50 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Andrew W.K.

Andrew WK SPB: What is your favorite thing about touring Europe or foreign countries? Andrew WK: My favorite thing about touring Europe and foreign countries ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Lauren Denitzio

Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 1:59 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Lauren Denitzio

Lauren Denitzio (The Measure [SA], The Worriers) SPB: What was your first tape (or cd or record)? Denitzio: The first cassette I ever bought was ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Dwarves

Posted Oct. 16, 2013, 7:56 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Dwarves

Blag Dahlia (Dwarves)SPB: How do you choose your album art? Dahlia: Well, SPB, I could say that we didn’t choose the art, it choose us. ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Jello Biafra

Posted Oct. 1, 2013, 8:08 p.m.

One Question Interviews: Jello Biafra

Jello BiafraSPB: What do you think of bands playing albums in their entirety as a touring concept? Is it a way to reinvigorate the album ... read more

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One Question Interviews: Frank Turner

Posted Sept. 29, 2013, 10:17 a.m.

One Question Interviews: Frank Turner

Frank TurnerSPB: How old were you when you first picked up an instrument? Turner: The first instrument I came across I couldn't pick up - ... read more

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Interviews: Pujol

Posted June 17, 2013, 5:39 p.m.

Interviews: Pujol

Here at Scene Point Blank, a lot of records show up in the ol’ inbox. Needless to say, many don’t get the attention they deserve ... read more

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Interviews: The Soviettes (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

Posted Dec. 22, 2012, 3:47 a.m.

Interviews: The Soviettes (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

Living in Minneapolis, I’ve seen a number of Soviettes shows on the local calendars over the past few years. With the band announcing a hiatus ... read more

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Music: The Fest 11 (Fest 11)

Posted Dec. 2, 2012, 1:55 a.m.

Music: The Fest 11 (Fest 11)

Fest 11 had a hell of a lot of big names: Propagandhi, Frank Turner, Titus Andronicus, Good Riddance, Dwarves. It’s tempting to push your way ... read more

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Interviews: Vacation (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

Posted Dec. 2, 2012, 1:55 a.m.

Interviews: Vacation (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

The Cincinnati, Ohio three-piece Vacation are some active musicians. The band was formed to give them a local outlet, as other projects featured out-of-town members, ... read more

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Interviews: Night Birds (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

Posted Dec. 2, 2012, 1:55 a.m.

Interviews: Night Birds (Fest 11) (Fest 11)

Night Birds made a name for themselves quickly. Sure, the guys have played in some well-known bands beforehand, but with only one proper full-length to ... read more

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Music: The Fest 10

Posted Nov. 20, 2011, 6:26 a.m.

Music: The Fest 10

By attending Fest 10, I’ve now officially attended 50% of them. Each Fest is similar, yet each has been significantly different. While many bands remain ... read more

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Music: Fest 10th anniversary: Fests 7-9 remembered

Posted Oct. 25, 2011, 6:40 a.m.

Music: Fest 10th anniversary: Fests 7-9 remembered

The Fest in Gainesville has become an institution, and Scene Point Blank has hit numbers 6-9 and lived to tell the tale. As the event ... read more

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Music: Fest 10th anniversary: Fests 4-6 remembered

Posted Oct. 4, 2011, 12:14 p.m.

Music: Fest 10th anniversary: Fests 4-6 remembered

The Fest in Gainesville has become an institution, and Scene Point Blank has hit numbers 6-9 and lived to tell the tale. As the event ... read more

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Interviews: The Arrivals

Posted May 11, 2011, 4:24 a.m.

Interviews: The Arrivals

Chalk it up to poor planning on my behalf and maybe a little miscommunication somewhere along the way, but I was a block from the ... read more

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Music: The Fest 9

Posted Jan. 3, 2011, 5:09 a.m.

Music: The Fest 9

In nine years, Fest has grown into a pilgrimage, a verb, and something of a lifestyle. Besides the 200-300 bands in town, annual activities include ... read more

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Interviews: Defiance, Ohio

Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 7:55 p.m.

Interviews: Defiance, Ohio

Defiance, Ohio - political southern-influenced punk rock. We sat down pre-Fest to chat with Geoff, guitarist and vocalist. Scene Point Blank: I'm going to start ... read more

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Interviews: Gateway District

Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 7:49 a.m.

Interviews: Gateway District

The Gateway District - a punk rock band from Minneapolis. We sat down and spoke to drummer Brad before the band played the Fest this ... read more

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Interviews: New Bruises

Posted Oct. 17, 2010, 1:38 a.m.

Interviews: New Bruises

Bryon Lippincott: by day, guitarist with New Bruises; by night, owner of Kiss of Death records. SPB sat down to discuss The Fest, touring, and ... read more

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Interviews: The Measure [SA]

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 10:14 p.m.

Interviews: The Measure [SA]

The Measure [SA] is a punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Strictly Analog. Somewhat Attractive. Seldom Appropriate. We caught up with them before ... read more

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Interviews: American Steel

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Even with a five-year hiatus in the midst of their time as a band American Steel is a band synonymous with the last decade of punk music. They may not have reached the heights of peers like Rancid or Against Me!, but their place in punk history is undeniable. Scene ... read more

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Interviews: Used Kids

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The Fest 8: SPB Interviews Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel Nothington Dear Landlord Off With Their Heads Outbreak Used Kids Less Than Jake Polar Bear Club Broadway Calls Scene Point Blank: How many Fests have you played? Nato Coles: I've personally played every Fest since ... read more

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Interviews: Nothington

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The Fest 8: SPB Interviews Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel Nothington Dear Landlord Off With Their Heads Outbreak Used Kids Less Than Jake Polar Bear Club Broadway Calls Scene Point Blank: First off, how many Fests have you played? Chris Matulich: We've played the last ... read more

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Interviews: Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The Fest 8: SPB Interviews Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel Nothington Dear Landlord Off With Their Heads Outbreak Used Kids Less Than Jake Polar Bear Club Broadway Calls Scene Point Blank: First, how many Fests have you played, and what sticks out to you most ... read more

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Interviews: Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The Fest 8: SPB Interviews Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel Nothington Dear Landlord Off With Their Heads Outbreak Used Kids Less Than Jake Polar Bear Club Broadway Calls Scene Point Blank: First, how many Fests have you played, and what sticks out to you most ... read more

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Interviews: Tim Barry

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Tim Barry is a name that is synonymous not only with the Richmond, Virginia punk scene, but also punk rock in general. While he is most known for his work as vocalist of Avail, one of punk's most iconic bands of the last twenty years, it is his recent solo ... read more

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Interviews: In Defence

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

What do you do if you don't drink and are the vocalist for a hardcore band playing at The Fest? You out-rage everyone at the damn event! Scene Point Blank spoke at length with In Defence vocalist Ben Crew and guitarist Jason Lupeituu in regards to the band and of ... read more

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Interviews: Banner Pilot

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Minnesota punks Banner Pilot continue to turn heads with their vintage pop-punk sound. Scene Point Blank chatted with bassist Nate Gangelhoff about the band's new full-length offering and their recent trip to The Fest. Scene Point Blank: Nate, you're listed as bass & guitar. Do you play both on the ... read more

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Interviews: The Ergs!

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

News of The Ergs! breakup sent many a punk-lover reaching for the Kleenex. But thankfully the band decided to commit themselves to one final release and one final tour. Scene Point Blank spoke with bassist Joe Keller about their band's farewell and what we can expect from them in the ... read more

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Interviews: Whiskey and Company

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

While not your standard fair style-wise for a No Idea artist, the punk community has embraced Whiskey and Company's country musings. Vocalist Kim Helm spoke in depth with Scene Point Blank about the lyrical inspiration for the band as well as what we can expect from the band in the ... read more

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Interviews: Ann Beretta

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Richmond punk legends Ann Beretta recently returned for two shows this year, including a stop at The Fest 7. Scene Point Blank caught up with guitarist/vocalist Rob Huddleston and discussed the band's latest shows as well as the future with his solo project Foundation. Scene Point Blank: Ann Beretta recently ... read more

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Interviews: The Brokedowns

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Soon four Illinois rockers will find themselves on the road to Gainesville, Florida for the large gathering of punk-lovers known as The Fest. Scene Point Blank recently spoke with The Brokedowns' Kris Megyery about the latest happenings with the band, as well as touching on some of the band's past ... read more

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Interviews: The Tim Version

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

If you like punk but don't know who The Tim Version is, then you're missing out on one of the genre's underrated groups. Scene Point Blank spoke with guitarist/vocalist Russ Van Cleave of the Floridan-bred punk outfit about the band's latest full-length, choice of label, The Fest, and more. Scene ... read more

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