Don Giovanni Records started out as many punk labels do: owners Joseph Steinhardt and Zach Gajewski wanted to release their own record, a record that ... read more
Spending the summer on the Warped Tour, Billy Pettinger, aka Billy the Kid, won over the festival with her folk-punk stylings and infectious attitude. Recently, ... read more
The Ocean is a monstrous band--and not just by their formidable reputation. The band has seen scores of members come and go over their life ... read more
We're excited to premiere a new video from Rations today for the song "Occasion for War" from their Martyrs and Prisoners 7" released earlier this year.
The video was made by Urban Sasquatch from Celebrity Internment Camp using footage from the Prelinger Archives.
Our newest feature 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 Escapist Records, To Live a Lie Records, Sundowner/Lawrence Arms, and Paper Tiger of Doomtree.
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.
Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere the new record from Dude Jams, How to Become a Famous Recording Artist...for Dummies. Dude Jams is solely Brandon Hamilton writing the songs and playing all instruments. How to Become a Famous... will be officially released by ADD Records on Jan. 7, 2014, so place your preorders now.
Hamilton (ex-Grumpies and Shit Creek), also plays in Brain Attack and Prince. Dude Jams will hit the road following the record's release. Check out the stream:
Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 8:20 p.m.
Xtra Mile Recordings have signed two-piece band Algiers to their roster for a label debut in year. The band, from Sheffield, will release You're the Captain on Jan. 27, 2014. The band cites influences form The Weakerthans and Death Cab for Cutie, among others, and contains previous members of The Maple State and Dartz.
Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 8:15 p.m.
Atmospheric doom band Clouds have joined Domestic Genocide Records. Their label debut, Doliu, will come out next year, with additional details coming at a later date.
Clouds is a collective containing members of Shape Of Despair, Eye of Solitude, Panthiest, Officium Triste, Imper Luminis, and Hamferd.
Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 7:55 p.m.
Now entering its sixteenth year, Punk Rock Bowling will take place on May 23-26, 2014 in Las Vegas. This year's 4-day festival will announce its full line-up in the coming months, but headliners of the event will include Cock Sparrer, NOFX, Descendents, Anti-Nowhere League, The Adicts, and more.
Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 7:52 p.m.
Specialist Subject Records will release a split 12" between bands Muncie Girls and Great Cynics on March 10. Each band will present 3 new songs on the offering. Great Cynics are currently preparing for a run of tour dates in Grance, the UK, and Ireland with Guerilla Poubelle and Deer Tick joining on select dates.
Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 7:48 p.m.
On Feb. 18, Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds) will release a new solo disc titled Off Stockton. The record will have 11 songs and be released on Rise Records.
Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 6:36 p.m.
The Riverboat Gamblers, who last released The Wolf You Feed in 2012 (Volcom), will be playing Europe thorugh January and February of 2014.
Dates are included below.
It's always cool when bands from opposite sides of the world do a split together. It worked great for Thursday and Envy. Here, we have UNFUN from Canada and Despite Everything from Greece. Both have a different brand of dirty punk-rock. In the case of this split though, the Canadians lost. UNFUN's songs have great material to dance and sing-a-long to. The only problem is the quality of the recordings are so muffled and hard to understand that it ruins the ...
Aaron & the Sea have come a long way from writing dinosaur-themed ballads. The Minneapolis band formed in 2008 when roommates Aaron Rice and Alex Brown started making music together, ...
The onesheet drops the term “subversive pop.” While the term may apply lyrically, musically The Julie Ruin is more ‘80s pop in sound. Keyboards lead the melodies and punchy vocals ...
It has been about four years since the release of What We All Come to Need, what was in my opinion the only weak moment in Pelican’s career. The Ataraxia/Taraxis EP, released in ...
Watain have been around for a long, long time but it’s only really recently that the band have broken out of the confines of the underground and became a black ...
Watain has been on the cusp of something huge for the last couple years. With a handful of great records and a live show that could manage to get a ...
Throughout their relatively short tenure, Sutekh Hexen has produced several thought provoking releases that intrigue from both a sonic and an aesthetic perspective; and Become is no different than that description as well as ...
Ihsahn is one of the most immediately recognisable artists that Norway has produced and his work in legends Emperor and now as a solo act has seen him move from ...
Aeronaut’s Coronal Mass is one hell of recording, but just saying that does not a hint of justice to the overall quality of this release because I would be damned ...
What dream like states can you imagine, and how exactly might you reach such a trance? Do you use illicit and not so illicit substances, or are you maybe touched ...
Too Many Rappers: Fall Roundup The Minnehaha Creek is just one of the many places I do my thinking. I mean, as a human being with a fully functional brain, ... read more
HIM, Caspian Southampton GuildhallSouthampton, Hampshire, UKOctober 28, 2013 It has been three years since HIM last played on the shores of the UK, with a lot of uncertainty whether they ... read more
Beacons Festival 2013 North Yorkshire August 16-18, 2013 Beacons Festival is a pretty novel addition to the British concert scene. Taking place in Skipton (Lancs > Yorks) away from the ... read more
Elliott Smith at his last-ever NYC show, January 29th 2003. He killed himself that October.Photo: Alexis I have this friend, let's call her L. We "met" on a music messageboard ... read more
Posted Nov. 30, 2013, 6:48 p.m.
Scene Point Blank has teamed up with Fat Wreck Chords to offer Less Than Jake fans a chance at a signed CD. One grand prize winner will be selected at random to win a signed copy of See the Light and another two runners-up will get a regular non-signed copy of ... more information
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