Remember That One Time...? A life lived and lessons learned by Eddie Spaghetti *some names have been changed to protect the not so innocent This ... read more
Here at Scene Point Blank, a lot of records show up in the ol’ inbox. Needless to say, many don’t get the attention they deserve ... read more
One spring day in the early '90s, the fragrance of the new season still in the air, I drove my '82 Honda wagon onto route ... read more
Scene Point Blank is excited to team with Fat Wreck Chords to debut a new video from Israeli punks Useless ID. The band dropped the Symptoms record back on Feb. 14 and are now releasing the title track as they hit the road in Italy and Russia.
The video was directed by Yotam Goren and the song includes guest vocals from Bill Stevenson. Check it out below, followed by their tour dates. The band will be hitting Australia and Japan later this fall.
Scene Point Blank is excited to share an exclusive stream of the upcoming Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band's release, Promises to Deliver. The LP releases this month on Dead Broke Rekerds/ADD Records/Eager Beaver Records and will be followed by a US tour. ADD and Eager Beaver are also releasing a CD.
Coles previously played in such groups as Modern Machines and Used Kids. Take that sound, amp up the Springsteen and Replacements, and you have yourself the Blue Diamond Band.
Posted June 18, 2013, 5:56 p.m.
Atlanta's Dead in the Dirt have finished recording their next record, The Blind Hole, which will be their first full-length for Southern Lord Records.
The album features 22 tracks and is scheduled for Aug. 6 release.
Posted June 17, 2013, 7:08 p.m.
Lame Drivers have announced the release of a new EP being issued in the format of a 10-page, 5-disc flexi-book. The EP hits shelves tomorrow via Sleep Giant Glossolalia,
The band also has a split with The Woolen Men planned and will tour with the band in support of the release. The band formed in 2003.
Posted June 16, 2013, 12:02 p.m.
We're proud to introduce a new series here at Scene Point Blank: 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.
After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site. Check out our quickie Q&As below with members ofAmorka, Northless, Toys That Kill/Underground Railroad to Candyland, and Joe Lally (SPB guest columnist) and Fugazi member!
Posted June 16, 2013, 11:40 a.m.
Don Giovanni Records will release the second album from Cincinati's Vacation, Candy Waves, next Tuesday. As a preview, the record is streaming at Spin, featuring 11 songs in thirty minutes.
Posted June 16, 2013, 11:35 a.m.
Fifteen years after their final tour, Knapsack has announced reunion dates in 2013 that sees them hitting, among other stops, Fest 12 in Gainesville, FL. The touring lineup matches their final record, This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now, plus former Thrice bassist Ed Breckenridge.
No further touring or recording plans have been announced.
Posted June 16, 2013, 11:32 a.m.
Slovely Records is re-issuing Kings of Basement Rock from Syracuse, NY's The Penetrators on June 25. The record has been out of pring for years and was first recorded between 1976-1984. The new issue was re-mastered from a copy of its 1986 release on Fred Records.
Posted June 16, 2013, 11:28 a.m.
The upcoming new album from UK band Caves, Betterment, is now streaming at their bandcamp.
Vinyl will be releaesd on Yoyo Records, with CDs courtesy of Bombed Out.
Posted June 16, 2013, 10:36 a.m.
Cincinnati trash-pop trio Tweens have signed to Frenchkiss Records for a release early next year. The band features Bridget Battle, Peyton Copes, and Jerri Queen, the latter two also of Vacation.
The band formed in May 2012 playing doo wop songs and went on to tour briefly on the recent Breeders' Last Splash Tour.
If there was ever an album to challenge Altar of Plagues recent Teethed Injury and Glory for most divisive black metal record of the year, then Deafheaven’s sophomore effort Sunbather is surely the strongest challenger. The band split opinion in almost every circle – black metal fans, shoegaze fans, awful hipsters, critics – no one seems to know what to do with this group or where they fit within the black metal arena….and that’s ok. It’s fine not to know what to do with ...
As far as modern progressive rock goes, Spock's Beard are probably the most fun band around. Flippantly named after that one episode of Star Trek that gave us the frighteningly barbate Leonard ...
Swedish heavy metal/doom band Ghost (who I adamantly refuse to call "Ghost B.C.", vague American "legal reasons" be damned) made quite a splash on the heavy metal scene with the ...
The djent movement is still the "next big thing" in metal music, meaning that there are a lot (and I mean a LOT) of new bands coming up from the ...
"David Bowie, Justin Timberlake, Madonna; pop culture is no stranger to reinvention. When the public tire of a persona or an artist wishes to make a change, the old looks, personality ...
There are really only a couple of formulas that music documentaries take: the overdone Behind the Music drama style and the self-serving rehashing-our-glory-days/let’s-sell-some-soundtracks docs. Director/producer Gorman Bechard has added a third style: ...
Sitting down with Glinter forces me to ask why loveliescrushing is not more of a go to “band” for my listening habits given the theoretical confluence of sounds that people ascribe to this long ...
Herra Terra has released a new EP entitled Hyperborean with the title taken from ancient Greek mythology about a race of people from Hyperborea who reportedly lived for 1000 years in complete happiness. ...
With the recent resurgence in the archetypal screamo sound popularized by Gravity Records in the late '90s, few bands remain as true-to-form as Loma Prieta. Grandiose post-rock guitar lines, the ...
Mouth of the Architect isn't a name heard nearly as often as it should. They have an impressive discography under their belt--releases like their split with Kenoma and their monumental studio album The ...
Well here we are into the first part of May, and I'm wondering where the fuck March and April went. I apologize for dropping the F bomb on you in ... read more
Minneapolis, MN, 4/20/13 Despite being fairly worn out from the previous evening—one which had me visiting three different venues, seeing six different bands, and imbibing at least twice as many ... read more
The Men live; 7th St Entry; Minneapolis, MN; 4/12/13 On just the third night of their North American tour, Brooklyn-based band The Men landed in Minneapolis for a packed-in show ... read more
(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 ... read more
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