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Music: Coming in 2015: Scene Point Blank Anticipates

Loren's list My list, in no order: Worriers In her Pass the Mic, Lauren references “their first proper full-length.” I don’t know what Cruel Optimist ... read more

Interviews: Masked Intruder

Who would have thought a group of masked criminals from Madison, WI would fulfill all of our pop-punk dreams? Masked Intruder are currently making some ... read more

Music: Top 5 Album Closers

1 Devin Townsend – "Tall Latte" (Ziltoid, the Omniscient) Ziltoid is an impeccably funny album. Not only is the premise itself spectacularly silly (an alien ... read more

Interviews: Mamiffer

Mamiffer have been going for quite some time, but the recent shift of style for the band has signaled a new era for the duo. ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: T (Vegas) - G.I.S.M.

Japan. A near flawless culture of hospitality, design, cuisines, architecture, and a wonderful sense of ritual that pervades its society. A country ruled by meticulous ... read more

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SPB exclusive stream: Whenskiesaregray

SPB exclusive stream: Whenskiesaregray

Whenskiesaregray - s/t

Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere the new album self-titled from Baltimore three-piece Whenskiesaregray.

The record, produced by Mike York of Pianos Become the Teeth, is available today for pre-order and will release everywhere on March 31 in digital and vinyl formats courtesy of Mayfly Records.


Check it out. The record will be highlighted on our homepage for the rest of March.

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Records Premiere: The Meating from FOSSILS

Copenhagen's FOSSILS are set to release a new 7-song EP, The Meating, on Indisciplarian label today, March 3.

The EP features vocal interpretations on 7 songs off their first album, Meat Rush, inspired by a show in March 2014 in which the typically two-piece instrumental group explored the concept. It will be released on cassette and digitally.

Check out the record here, with info about special guest vocalists below.

Bands New Violent Reaction soon

Posted March 4, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

New Violent Reaction soon

UK band Violent Reaction will releases their second LP, Marching On, later this month on Revelation Records.

The band, formed by Tom Pimlott, last released the 2014 EP Dead-EndMarching On releases on March 31.

Tours Trail of Dead Touring

Posted March 4, 2015, 9:02 a.m.

Trail of Dead Touring

Ferocious live act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have announced a spring tour in support of last year's IX, released on Superball Music.

Dates are below, with support from Your Favorite Enemies and Boyfrndz.

Tours Boilerman mini-tour this weekend

Posted March 3, 2015, 9:15 p.m.

Boilerman mini-tour this weekend

Boilerman - s/t EP

Boilerman, whose self-titled 10" Ep can be heard here, have announced a mini-Midwest tour in support of the new release, playing shows in Illinios and Ohio from March 6-8.

The record officially released on March 24 via 86’d Records (US), Crapoulet Records (FR), and Waterslide Records (JP).

Shows Burger Boogaloo 2015

Posted March 3, 2015, 5:58 p.m.

Burger Boogaloo 2015

Plans have been drawn up for the 2015 version of the now annual Burger Boogaloo, sponsored by Burger Records.

The 6th annual festival will be hosted by John Waters and takes place on July 4-5 in Oakland, CA at Mosswood Park Amphitheater.

Among the many performers are The Mummies, The Gories, King Khan & BBQ, The Black Lips, Shannon & The Clams, and The Pandoras. 

A listing of announced bands is included after the jump.

Records Solo record from Swingin' Utters' Darius Koski

Posted March 3, 2015, 3:10 p.m.

Solo record from Swingin' Utters' Darius Koski

Darius Koski - Sisu

Darius Koski of Swingin' Utters and Filthy Thieving Bastards is planning his first solo album for an April 7 release on Fat Wreck Chords.

The records, titled Sisu, contains 15 songs written over the years that did not fit with his other bands.

“The release of this record has got to be one of the highlights of my life so far. I’ve always written songs like this (in a genre other than punk rock), but the only outlet I’ve had for them has always been maybe a song or two on Utters, or Filthy Thieving Bastards records.," says Koski. "I have a lot of material that’s just been sitting around for 25 years, with no outlet, and it’s been frustrating. None of the songs on “Sisu" are quite that old, but there are a few that I know I wrote around ’99.”

MP3s Placeholder cover Nirvana

Posted March 3, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

Placeholder cover Nirvana

Placeholder are streaming their cover of Nirvana's "On a Plain," which appears as the digital bonus song on their recent Escapist Records split with Sleeping Weather. The true to the original cover can be heard here.

Labels Genocide Pact teams up with A389 Recordings

Posted March 3, 2015, 12:18 p.m.

Genocide Pact teams up with A389 Recordings

Washington, DC's Genocide Pact have joined A389 Recordings and will release a new 7-song album this summer titled Forged Through Domination.

The band formed in 2013 and has released two EPs thus far and features members of D.O.C. and Red Death.

Bands 1QI: Rome, All Them Witches, Northumbria, Benny the Jet Rodriguez.

Posted March 3, 2015, 9:56 a.m.

1QI: Rome, All Them Witches, Northumbria, Benny the Jet Rodriguez.

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Okay, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week.

After our social media followers get the first word, we post a wrap-up here at the site and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with Rome, All Them Witches, Northumbria and Benny the Jet Rodriguez.

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When listening to the debut album of Primitive Man, Scorn, back in 2013, one thing became perfectly clear about them: they are fucking serious about their music. The blackened sludge band from Denver does not exhibit the signs of their friendlier counterparts within the subgenre. Their dystopic vision back in their independent first release was overwhelming and all-consuming, and it has continued to manifest itself in that way in everything the band produced afterwards. The split albums with acts such ...

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Swami John & The Blind Shake @ Turf Club

Posted by Loren
March 2, 2015, 12:48 p.m.

Bombay Sweets, Pink Mink, Swami John & The Blind Shake Turf Club St. Paul, MN February 19, 2015   No review, see photo gallery below. read more

Shonen Knife @ The Factory Theatre

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Feb. 25, 2015, 5:32 p.m.

Shonen Knife @ The Factory Theatre Sydney, AUS January 24, 2015   Grin-inducing Japanese energetic, upbeat and catchy all-girl pop punk entertainment with the ingredients of a classic rock show: Shonen Knife ... read more

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Posted by Jon E.
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