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Interviews: The Dwarves

The Dwarves are the greatest band in rock ‘n’ roll. Just ask them. Never a group shy about their their stature, their lusts, or their ... read more

Interviews: Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

When Me First and The Gimme Gimmes formed nearly two decades ago no one expected them to last this long. The group, a punk rock ... read more

Music: Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2014)

How has your 2014 been so far? Team knocked out of the World Cup yet? Still not gotten around to listening to the new Lawrence ... read more

Interviews: Andrew W.K.

The thing that's most remarkable is how calm he is. An hour ago Andrew W.K was leading a sold out show in sing-a-long choruses and ... read more

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1QI: 6131 Records, Ben Snakepit, Kitten Forever, Hollow Earth

1QI: 6131 Records, Ben Snakepit, Kitten Forever, Hollow Earth

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 Hollow Earth, Kitten Forever, 6131 Records, and Ben Snakepit. 

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Records SPB exclusive stream: The Howling Wind

SPB exclusive stream: The Howling Wind

The Howling Wind - Vortex

SPB is excited to host Vortex, the fourth album from The Howling Wind.

The band is a two piece of Ryan Lipynsky (Unearthly Trance/Serpentine Path) and Tim Call (Aldebaran), playing black metal with touches of stoner rock, death metal, doom, and other forms rock.

The record released on July 1 and can be ordered on limited edition digipak from Init Records.

Records 2nd LP from The Bunny Gang

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 7:47 a.m.

The Bunny Gang will release their second LP, Thrive, on Sept. 23 on Hardline Entertainment. 

The band is fronted by Nathen Maxwell, bassist of Floggiing Molly, and play a punk/rock/reggae hybrid.

Shows Fall Line Fest in Richmond

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 7:39 a.m.

Fall Line Fest in Richmond

Fall Line Fest, taking place in Richmond, VA on Sept. 5-6, has announced their line-up including such acts as Tombs, J. Robbins, The Hold Steady, Death, and more.

It is the second such festival. Check out the line-up below.

MP3s New Minot streaming

Posted July 30, 2014, 8:24 p.m.

New Minot streaming

Shannon Corr

Minot is streaming their debut album, Equal / Opposite, online. The record was released earlier this month on The Mylene Sheath.

The band includes former members of From Monument To Massesand more.

Records Drunken Sailor represses OWTH/Discharge split

Posted July 28, 2014, 7:43 p.m.

Drunken Sailor represses OWTH/Discharge split

Drunken Sailor has announced a few new items:

  • a repress of the Off With Their Heads/Discharge split 7" (300 blue copies)
  • a new Earth Girls 7"
  • The Fur Coats LP

All of the items are currently available from the label.

Records Acoustic EP from Red Fang

Posted July 28, 2014, 6:20 p.m.

Acoustic EP from Red Fang

Red Fang are releasing a free EP of acoustic songs, recorded for TeamRock.com. Fans can check it out here.

Tours CoC tour in support of IX

Posted July 28, 2014, 7:45 a.m.

CoC tour in support of IX

With the release of IX recently, Corrosion of COnformity are setting out on a North American tour and, alter, their first ever Australian dates.

Drummer Reed Mullin will be sitting out on upcoming dates, replaced by Eric Hernandez (ex-Kylesa), due to a torn rotator cuff.

MP3s Pord leaks a track from new record

Posted July 27, 2014, 1:21 p.m.

Pord leaks a track from new record

Pord - Wild

Pord, who will release Wild in September (Solar Flare Records), have unveiled the song "Staring Into Space" off their upcoming record.

The French band first formed in 2002.

Records Counterpunch returns

Posted July 27, 2014, 11:38 a.m.

Counterpunch returns

Katie Hovland

Chicago's Counterpunch will release a new album titled Bruises on August 5. The new album will be released on Cyber Tracks.

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Ultima II Massage

7.0 / 10 Tobacco - Ultima II Massage album cover

Known primarily as the frontman for Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tobacco (the stage name of electronic musician Thomas Fec) has nonetheless carved out a little niche for himself as a solo artist in the electronic music scene with albums like 2010’s Maniac Meat, which featured contributions by the one and only Beck. Four years later, Tobacco has unveiled Ultima II Massage, another album of scuzzy electronica that seems to capture what would happen if noisy Crystal Castles music was mashed up with a warped, grime-encrusted Boards of ...

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PS I Love You

For Those Who Stay

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Coming to prominence in 2011 on the strength of the almost unanimously praised debut LP Meet Me at Muster Station, PS I Love You (made up of guitarist/vocalist Paul Saulnier and ...

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Kids Like You & Me

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At one point during Kids Like You & Me, the documentary chronicling Atlanta "flower-punks" the Black Lips' 2012 tour through the Middle East, drummer Joe Bradley remarks that it would be easy ...

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Low Forms

Low Forms EP

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Low Forms self-titled 7” is a six minute blast of power-pop defined by clean guitars, rhythmic chops, and traditional format rock ’n’ roll. While it’s not reinventing anything, it’s a ...

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Barghest

The Virtuous Purge

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This black metal act from Louisiana continues to spread destruction and devastation. Barghest released their debut album back in 2011, unleashing an echoing shout of misanthropy and obliteration. After their ...

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White Reaper

White Reaper EP

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White Reaper is a cool-named trio who are rubber-burning their way out of the Louisville, KY DIY scene. There’s a dude named Tony Esposito who sings and plays the guitar, ...

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Tessela

Rough 2 EP

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This drug influenced, euro-electronic laser beam, drum and bass can be very, VERY repetitive, Anxiety inducing, tough to listen to, and at times I felt like it was going to ...

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Versus You

Moving On

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Despite a confrontational name, Versus You are every bit positive punx with songs praising friendship, relationships, and the like. It’s not that they play bubbly music countered with cynical lyrics, ...

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Versus You

Moving On

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Versus You's album Moving On is short and sweet, but not with out its flaws. It's heartbreak music at its semi finest and the simple yet meaningful lyrics and fun brand of ...

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Hotel Books

I'm Almost Happy Here, But I Never Feel At Home

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Hotel Books' I'm Almost Happy Here But I Never Feel At Home is well-versed prose that at times can be a bit repetitive. Each verse has elements that are thought provoking and ...

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Pujol

Kludge

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Daniel Pujol is prolific and ever changing. The leader of Pujol continues to release records at a rapid pace, successfully switching up his backing sounds in the process. While early ...

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Too Many Rappers: July 2014

Posted by Nathan G. O'Brien
July 18, 2014, 3:34 p.m.

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

Show Review: Guided By Voices @ Irving Plaza

Posted by Eli Zeger
July 13, 2014, 12:35 p.m.

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

Show Review: Agalloch @ Irving Plaza

Posted by Eli Zeger
July 7, 2014, 10:11 a.m.

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

Show Review: Eyehategod @ Club Europa

Posted by Eli Zeger
June 11, 2014, 2:55 p.m.

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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