Posted Oct. 24, 2013, 4:34 p.m.
Elliott Smith at his last-ever NYC show, January 29th 2003. He killed himself that October.Photo: Alexis I have this friend, let's call her L. We "met" on a music messageboard back when things like that were still popular. We lived in different cities and we never met in person, but ... read more
Posted April 7, 2013, 3:02 p.m.
(This review contains copious spoilers: if you intend to read the novel yourself, proceed with caution. We're posting it as a blog since it's not strictly music-related, despite being written by a prominent musician. Now read on!) Joining the vast array of musicians-turned-novelists (wait, what?), Davey Havok of AFI fame throws ... read more
Posted Aug. 29, 2012, 2:43 a.m.
It's rare that you attend a show that feels like it has the weight of history riding on it, but seeing At The Drive-In play what is likely to be the final show of their reunion tour, 12 years after they originally split, certainly felt in that category.The queue outside ... read more
Posted Dec. 7, 2007, 2:29 a.m.
Hello. Some of you might remember (or have participated in) my experiment over the summer collecting people's wishes on this page. I got over 160 entries and published them all in my print zine, "I'M A PRETENDER" (named after an Exploding Hearts song). This is what issue 2 looks like, ... read more
Posted July 7, 2007, 11:02 p.m.
You have no idea how wonderful it is to be finally typing these words. Not that my work is done: a SPB staffer's work is never done! But seriously: typing the blog out means that the big tasks are done, at least until someone discovers another critical bug hours before ... read more
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