13 Jan – 18 Jan, 2016 MONA, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia In 2011, I visited Tasmania for the first time. In many ways it was still ... read more
Craw is a band that flew under the radar for most of its career, retaining an underground fame through the '90s and releasing three great ... read more
It's that fabled time of year – SPB's favorite albums of the last twelve months. In this list, assembled by combining all of out staff ... read more
As if we haven't told you enough about 2015—artist roundups, label roundups, our favorite records—we've got a couple more lists for you. Find out the ... read more
Featuring members of All Leather, the new EP “takes the music down a twisted path towards a slightly more ‘traditional’ sound,” the label says, “a bit more punk, with a lot more grit.”
Like what you hear? Win a copy from us and Three One G here.
Out on Jan. 29, Scene Point Blank is please to bring the brand new Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen from Germany’s Friedemann, his second album.
The record follows 2014’s Uhr vs, Zeit and will be released by Exile on Mainstream. Over 14 tracks it explores—in German—the balance of individual and social life.
Posted Feb. 5, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Texas trio True Widow have finished recording their upcoming fourth full-length with Matt Pence.
The album is their first since Circumambulation (2013) and is planned for a release this summer on Relapse Records.
The band will be on tour this April.
Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
Set for an April 1 release, Mike Patton and Norwegian composer John Kaada have teamed up for a new release, Bacteria Cult, to release on Ipecac Recordings.
The two have worked together previously, but this is their first output in 8 years--the last being 2007's Kaada/Patton Live DVD.
Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 6:28 p.m.
The Slackers will release a new album on Feb. 19 via Rare Breed/Paper + Plastick Records distribution, self-releasing the album proper on their own Special Potato label.
The band is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2016.
Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
Wilmington, NC's Down In It have joined with Good Fight Music with plans to release a full-length, their first, later in 2016.
First the band will hit the road with Vatican this March-April. Their most recent release was a split with No Restraint.
Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 12:49 a.m.
Belvedere will release their fifth studio record conveniently titled The Revenge of the Fifth. The album will be available May 5th via Lockjaw Records, Bird Attack Records, Effervescence Records, and Funtime Records.
Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 8:35 p.m.
NOFX has announced a tour of both music venues and bookstores this April in support of a revealing book on the band's history and experiences. Titled NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathrub and Other Stories, it comes out on April 12 (Da Capo Press) with a supporting tour already booked.
Posted Feb. 1, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Austin, TX group Locket have inked to Take This to Heart Records for their upcoming self-titled debut EP.
The post-punk band formed in 2014 and released their debut today, Feb. 1.
The concept of being “existentially wasted” seems somewhat appropriate in the context of increasingly confused (and confusing) modern society. It's a concept that could easily have been born out of something like The Matrix, a process of being burnt out on being. Modern humans are often simply swamped with information, much of which seems utterly useless in the bigger scheme of things: advertisements, conflicting stories, and plain stupidity day after day, and sifting through this mess can weigh on a ...
Why have children when I can just listen to my music and watch the bands change and grow instead? First they learned to stumble, then to walk, and finally to ...
Through their career, Baroness has spawned a series of excellent works. From their early Mastodon-ian EPs to the evolution of their own unique sound with Red Album and Blue Record ...
Oakeater is a Chicago outfit formed in the mid '00s. I must admit I was not familiar with their work before I saw that the band would be releasing their ...
See Through Dresses' sound is lathered in squealing, wailing guitars that melt and sway in the sludge of the rawest depths of grunge. The frazzled cocoon that is "Everyman" is ...
The deliciously gloomy album art on Wall of Water's two-track Promo 2015 features what seems to be a long-abandoned roller coaster rotting away in the elements, an image that seems ...
David Bowie has always stood outside the lines. In the last decade or so every album release came as a surprise of sort, no media circus or worldwide promo tour. ...
It was just a couple of years back when Corrections House were putting out their debut album, Last City Zero. Comprised of veterans in extreme and experimental music, including Scott ...
Sometimes you follow a musician for years, only to learn something that should have stood out at the start. Today’s lesson is Tymon Dogg, related subject: Joe Strummer & the ...
Similar to how people said, “Alright, I guess we’re done with the novel now” after James Joyce’s Ulysses, I thought, “Alright, I guess we’re done with the singer-songwriter genre now” ...
Electric Gardens Festival (feat. Fatboy Slim) Centennial Park Sydney, AUS January 23, 2016 Damian Gelle and Anton Marmot met in London in the '90s over a mutual love of music ... read more
The Security Project The Center for the Arts Natick December 2015 When I was first informed that this show was being put together I immediately started to recruit some of ... read more
As fans many draw a close relationship with their favorite artists. For whatever reason a personal statement shared within this realm seems to strike many in a very serious way. ... read more
Agent Orange Factory Theatre Sydney, AUS January 3, 2016 The Factory is a purpose built, dedicated live entertainment venue. Comprised of differently sized performance spaces it hosts an array of ... read more
Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 8:49 p.m.
Scene Point Blank is excited to team up with Three One G Records for a giveaway of Hot Nerds’ newest EP, Generic Plans for a New Blunder. The 7” comes out on Feb. 12 and on Feb. 19 we’ll randomly selected two winners. Just enter using the form below. The ... more information
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