When it comes to talk about "heavy" bands and which ones reign supreme, it's virtually impossible not to mention Eyehategod of New Orleans, LA. Self-described ... read more
The quaint and urbane mask of Hobart, Tasmania is perhaps not a true representation of the many creative perturbations that occur beneath its often-quiet streets. ... read more
The challenge of listing the definitive "best" album openers is perhaps impossible. While we're dedicated at SPB to challenging the odds and defying convention, that ... read more
One of our features here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Well, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week regardless.
After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with Jason Lupeituu, Noisem, Cloud Rat and Shonen Knife.
Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere the bonus companion EP for The Tim Version’s upcoming Ordinary Life full-length. The 7”, streaming below, is available with pre-orders from No Idea Records and will be for sale at their upcoming record release show also. It contains 3 songs in addition to the 12 song full-length.
The Tim Version are a Tampa, FL 4-piece playing hoarse vocal punk that claims influence from The Replacements, Radon, Motorhead, and classic country.
SPB is proud to present the latest album from Straight Arrows, Rising, set for a US release on Aug. 12 on Hozac Records. The fuzzed out garage-punk band's last full length was 2010's It's Happening.
Rising is also available on Rice Is Nice Records (AUS) and Agitated Records (UK/EU) and can be purchased here.
Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 8:03 a.m.
Sunn O))) and Scott Walker will be working together on a new full-length, Souse. The record is 5 songs and 5 minutes and will be released later this year.
Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:51 p.m.
Locrian has finished recording a new album that is scheduled to hit stores in 2015. The record was produced by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio in Chicago and will be out next year on Relapse Records.
Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:07 p.m.
Murder By Guitar, from San Francisco's Crime, will be released on vinyl on Aug. 19. The album collects three singles and nine unreleased studio tracks from the 1976-1980 period.
Superior Viaduct will handle the release. Check out a full track listing below.
Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 6:32 p.m.
Richmond, VA's Windhand have announced a three week North American jaunt that includes shows with Sleep, Ilsa, Jex Thoth, and All Them Witches.
The band last released Soma on Relapse Records.
Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 5:34 p.m.
Earth will release a new LP, Primitive And Deadly, on Sept. 2. The band just completed a European tour and will tour the US with King Dude following the new record's release.
Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 5:31 p.m.
Recent Sideonedummy signees Pup, from Australia, have announced their first US tour.
The tour starts in Minneapolis, ends in Boston, and will bit Riot Fest, The Fest, and more.
The band recently released a self-titled record.
Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 4:23 p.m.
Indianapolis' Social Damage have an upcoming 7" titled Eye for an Eye that will release on Life to Live Records. The band plays straight edge youth crew hardcore and has samples of their work online at bandcamp.
The 7" will see a European release via Straight & Alert.
Wrong Side of History is the debut 7” by Chicago upstarts Earth Girls. This piece of weighty green wax (via Grave Mistake in the United States) was recorded during the same session as their sold-out limited run demo cassette from earlier this year. Earth Girls are headed up by Liz Panella of Libyans and Broken Prayer on guitar and vocals. The lineup is rounded out by Joey Kappel, also of Broken Prayer as well as Boilerman, on bass, and Jeff Rice of Daylight Robbery on drums. Although the ...
I’m not sure what this says about me, but I like Astpai’s Burden Calls just fine but it takes until they pull a sample from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original) to hit that ...
Musically tight and lyrically inventive, Pittsburgh, PA-based, self-proclaimed “slacker rock” group Girl Scout seems to draw inspiration from various indie rock groups of the ‘90s and early 2000s - it ...
Proving that Italians can do the doomy, post-metal thing just as well as anyone else, mysterious and methodical five-piece group John, the Void’s 2014 self-titled EP (which actually runs a ...
Despite the fact that the man’s been dead for more than two decades at this point, the reputation of GG Allin, self-described “public animal #1” who aimed to bring the ...
Hour-long songs can be somewhat of a hard sell. For starters, there has to be an audience of listeners who are willing to carve out the time and sit and ...
Demonstrating on their 2013 self-titled EP that they may be the modern group that best replicates the sound of classic, British shoegaze bands (particularly, Isn’t Anything-era My Bloody Valentine), Baltimore five-piece Wildhoney ...
Heartbreak in its truest form is one of life's most sobering and unyielding experiences. As the tedious old adage goes: there's a thin line between love and hate. The strength ...
Say what you will about the old “don’t judge a book by its cover” metaphor, but it’s got some credence in the music world too. The Sands’ Hotel & Casino is a ...
Total Funeral is the entire anthology-to-date of Electric Funeral, the one-man Swedish raw punk hobbyhorse manned by Jocke D-Takt. And holy crap is it ever unnecessary. We’re talking about 53 songs ...
Too Many Rappers: July 2014 7/18/14 - Minneapolis, MN Commuting earlier than usual this morning means it’s nice and cool. I ride by a kid who’s wearing an old 3rd ... read more
Guided By Voices, Crystal Stilts Irving Plaza New York, NY July 11, 2014 Photo courtesy of Gerald McBoing-Boing See Guided By Voices before you die. ... read more
Agalloch, Jex Thoth Irving Plaza New York, NY June 30, 2014 Agalloch were one of the first metal bands to combine black/doom’s monsoon of carnage with ambient, ... read more
Eyehategod, Ringworm, Enabler, Shitkill Club Europa Brooklyn, New York June 7, 2014 This past weekend, the mega-festival Governors Ball hit hard in NYC. People from all ... read more
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