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
Most of you are still recovering from Fest, but let’s not forget that Red Scare had a little fest of their own for their 10th ... read more
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
Cayetana interviews Caves Cayetana: If you guys were action figures what would come with you? Caves: Lou would come with an imaginary German Shepherd (dog) ... read more
Are you an avid SPB reader and an aspiring reviewer? SPB is seeking punk-leaning reviewers at this time. SPB is big on covering a variety of styles, but we’d like to branch a little more in this direction to stay true to our roots. Think you’ve got what it takes? Check out the criteria here and hit us up. While limiting our application pool to a specific genre typically isn’t our bag, please strongly consider if 50%+ of your list falls within the punk realm before submitting.
Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:31 a.m.
The Ty Segall Band will release their first live album on Jan. 26 as a part of Castle Face Records' "Live in San Francisco" series.
The album was recorded ovr two nights at The Rickshaw Stop. A full track listing is included below.
Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:08 a.m.
Pittsburgh's Edhochuli has signed to A-F Records and will record a new record early next year with producer Chris#2 (Anti-Flag).
The band is on tour through the end of the year.
Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:04 a.m.
Keith Morris of Off! (formerly of Black Flack and Circle Jerks) is working on an autobiography to be released in the fall of 2016. The book, written with Jim Ruland, will be available from De Capo Press and will be titled My Damage: 40 Years on the Front Lines of Punk.
Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 8:58 a.m.
Yo La Tengo have announced news of their upcoming 30th anniversary shows, along with a Dec. reissue of their Extra Painful album.
Extra Painful was first released in 1993 and the deluxe reissue will be a 2CD/2LP set with 12 bonus tracks (and more available via download code enclosed).
Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 8:54 p.m.
Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong has reportedly agreed to be in an upcoming musical drama called Geezer, also featuring Judy Greer, Fred Armisen, and Selma Blair. Variety reports that "Geezer centers on the mid-life crisis of a husband and father who, on his 40th birthday, decides to revisit his punk-rock past by throwing an extravagant party in the presidential suite of the Drake Hotel" where he encounters his beautiful ex-girlfriend and former bandmates who have since moved on to bigger and better things."
Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 8:26 p.m.
On Feb. 24, New Jersey's Screaming Females will release a new LP, their sixth studio effort, titled Rose Mountain.
The new LP will be issued on Feb. 24 and contains 10 new songs. Don Giovanni will handle the release.
Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 8:22 p.m.
A new book/CD package titled Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings was released earlier this month on Dust-to-Digital. The project includes a 124-page hardcover book along with 77 photographs and 2 CDs of music and images compiled in 1947, 1948, and 1959 by folklorist Alan Lomax in behind the scenes documentation at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The music includes a combination of spirituals and work songs.
The set also includes essays by Lomax, Anna Lomax Wood, and Bruce Jackson.
Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 7:40 p.m.
John Reis (Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes) is pairing with Minneapolis 3-piece The Blind Shake for an upcoming album called Modern Surf Classics, set for release on Jan. 27. The project plays instrumental surf rock.
The collaboration is formally named Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake and will release the album on Reis' Swami Records before hitting the road in Feb.
Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 7:36 a.m.
Sydney, Australia will host Rock the Gate, a 7-venue, 64-band program centered in The Enmore Theatreaon Nov. 23. The festival is to raise awareness of the anti-fracking movement and will feature artists such as Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses, Natalie Pa’apa’a, and many more.
Existence is a series of challenges – ones that force you to adapt, to change and to create sides of yourself that you show to the world, ones that are more appealing and accepted, ones that help you feel more at ease and able to cope with the journey we call life. Those ideas are at the heart of Contradiction, the second full length from Swiss band Schammasch, which takes the split of the self to new dimensions in a ...
The Men has been one of the great acts of the past decade (at least.) The Brooklyn based group has been able to put together indie rock, punk, noise and ...
Recorded under the name of the noises we make when no one is around (a name that aside from being wordy, seems quite appropriate), the music of Briton Craig Taylor-Broad ...
I like most of my music to have a pop bent. Yes, I like it rough around the edges and only mildly repetitive, which often rules out some of the ...
it would be perfectly simple to couple Nothing into the wave of modern shoegaze and close the book. They carry certain trademarks that point towards them owing their guitar sound ...
Put together great musicians from diverse backgrounds and you are bound to get something special. That is what happens with Anatomy of Habit and their debut album. With an impressing ...
Via Negativa marks the first solo album for Terrence Hunnam, visual artist and member of the incredible Locrian. The connection that Locrian have with ambient music is quite apparent in ...
The hyper literate lads of Light Bearer have always kept a level of consistency within their records. whether through the content lyrically , or musically the band have always been ...
Reading Scene Point Blank can pay off. A year or so ago we streamed No Sun No Tan, which was the first I’d heard of LA’s Neighborhood Brats.And I dug ...
With their 2014 album Aspects of Our Future Selves, Swedish three piece Svarta Stugan (translated as “Black Cottage”) has come up with their third EP release in as many years. ...
The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Cory Brannan First Avenue Minneapolis, MN October 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Against Me! and I hadn’t seen Gaslight ... read more
The Pixies, Royal Blood State Theatre Minneapolis, MN October 11, 2014 There’s a lot that can be said about The Pixies and their 2014 tour—well, about any tour of ... read more
Lethbridge is a suburb of sorts to Calgary to give you, the reader an idea of the towns size. Usually the Enmax (where this show took place) is host to ... read more
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know Arcade Fire are currently shaking up North America with an enchanting spectacle of a tour. I caught the tour in Los ... read more
Posted Nov. 8, 2014, 2:46 p.m.
Scene Point Blank is hosting a prize pack giveaway in support of Dreamer, the new album from Boston's post-rock band Pray For Sound. On Nov. 24 we'll select one lucky winner at random who will receive a band t-shirt, a copy of the new Dreamer cd, their 2012 cd Monophonic, and stickers for ... more information
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