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Music: GWAR B-Q 2014

The idea of a "viking funeral," in which a fallen warrior's remains are set out to sea and then set on fire, is somewhat of ... read more

Interviews: Panama

Indietronica trio Panama has just put out their Always EP. It's a dreamy batch of groovy, lustrous dance songs that are reminiscent of fellow Australian ... read more

Interviews: Eyehategod

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

Interviews: Omahara

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

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1QI: Iron Reagan, Fake Problems, Herra Terra, Raging Nathans

1QI: Iron Reagan, Fake Problems, Herra Terra, Raging Nathans

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 Iron Reagan, Fake Problems, Herra Terra and Raging Nathans.

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Tours Dads on tour with support from Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest, more

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 8:44 a.m.

Dads on tour with support from Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest, more

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Dads, set to release I'll Be the Tornado in October (6131 Records), have announced a North American tour with support from Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest, and Choir Vandals on various dates. 

Dads is also scheduled to play at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver and, later, at Fest 13. Dates are below.

Shows Self Help Festival in Philadelphia

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 8:37 a.m.

Self Help Festival in Philadelphia

The Self Hel Festival will take place in Philadelphia on Oct. 4at Festival Pier in Penn's Landing. Bands to play include A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, The Wonder Years, Motionless In White, The Story So Far, Chiodos, Gnarwolves, and more. The fest, curated by A Day to Remember, took place previously in  San Bernardino, CA and will return to California in March 2015.

Bands Black Map debut on the way (Far, Crosses, The Trophy Fire)

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 8:11 a.m.

Black Map debut on the way (Far, Crosses, The Trophy Fire)

Jen Cash

Black Map, a band comprised of Mark Engles (Far/†††, Chris Robyn. and Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire), will released their debut album …And We Explode on Oct. 28 via Minus Head Records.

The band has a European tour scheduled for Oct.

Records The Melvins: Hold It In

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 12:25 p.m.

The Melvins: Hold It In

The always busy Melvins will release a new album titled Hold It In on Oct. 14. In addition to the new record, to be released on Ipecac Recordings, the band will follow with a US tour startin gon the 15th.

The record was recorded as a quartet, the band's first with such an arrangement since The Bride Screams Murder (2010). Their upcoming tour will feature Paul Leary and JD Pinkus playing with the group.

Labels Relapse adds Valkyrie

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:34 a.m.

Relapse adds Valkyrie

Relapse Records has inked Valkyrie to the label. The Viriginia band formed in 2002 and includes brothers Jake and Pete Adams (Baroness, Samhain), Alan Fary (Earthling), and Warren Hawkins.

The band has two prior full-lengths and several 7"s under their wings. A new full-length, consisting of 8 songs, is planned for 2015 on their new label.

Bands Lemuria updates

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:21 a.m.

Lemuria updates

Lemuria has announced the recording of a 7" with Mark Ryan (Mind Spiders, The Marked Men, more), to be released as part of the Turnstile Comix series from Silver Sprocket. The 7" will include a Mitch Clem comic based on the band.

Lemuria will also be playing at the upcoming Riot Fest shows in Toronto and Chicago along with several other bands.

Records Primus is back

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:19 a.m.

Primus is back

Primus - Primus & the Chocolate Factory

Primus will release a new album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory, on Oct. 21 on ATO Records, followed by a fall tour.

The record will be their first full-length in nearly 20 years and the line-up includes Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and Tim Alexander. "The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record," Claypool says. The record pays homage to 1971's film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

 

 

Records New Negativland

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:13 a.m.

New Negativland

Negativland

Negativland will release a nwe album, titled It's All in Your Head, exploring the concept of belief in God. The double Cd will release on Sept. 28 on Seeland Records. It is their first release in 6 years.

Bands The King Khan & BBQ Show to become Bad News Boys

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 7:46 a.m.

The King Khan & BBQ Show to become Bad News Boys

Matias Corral

Now on tour with The Black Lips, The King Khan and BBQ Show will soon be performing and releasing under the name Bad News Boys, which was their original name back in 2003.

A record will be issued on In the Red next year by the duo.

 

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Christos Fanaras

Impermanence

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It’s difficult to find a decent single-track LP these days. A classic is Sleep’s Dopesmoker (disregarding the album’s live bonus material). The title track is a 63 minute-long sludgy opus about Jesus getting stoned in the desert. It’s definitely one of my favorite albums of all time, too. Another brilliant one-track album is The Great Barrier Reefer by Bongripper, a truly grand 78 minute-long post-metal suite.Now enter Christos Fanaras’ Impermanence. It’s sole track - the namesake - is 44 minutes ...

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Circle Jerks

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The Hold Steady

Teeth Dreams

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Glue

Glue EP

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With an extremely downbeat and aggressive sound, Austin, Texas four-piece band Glue follows up their noisy and vulgar 2012 demo with a 2014 self-titled 7” that picks up right where ...

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Earth Girls

Wrong Side of History

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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 ...

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Astpai

Burden Calls

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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 ...

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Girl Scout

Self Titled EP

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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 ...

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John, The Void

Self Titled EP

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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 ...

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GG Allin

(un)Censored Live 1993

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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 ...

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Earthless & Heavy Blanket

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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 ...

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Wildhoney

Seventeen Forever

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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 ...

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Concert Review: Alice in chains Live 8/13/2014

Posted by Jon E.
Aug. 21, 2014, 8:53 p.m.

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

Arcade Fire @ The Forum (Night 1)

Posted by Aaron H
Aug. 21, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

 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

Too Many Rappers: July 2014

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

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Show Review: Guided By Voices @ Irving Plaza

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

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