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
Woe's third offering Withdrawal was a personal pick for our Most Anticipated of 2013 feature earlier this year, and for good reason. Even before I ... read more
In the never-ending drama of the hardcore scene, one of the recent flare-ups has concerned a website named RetiredArtists. Smattered with shots of energetic live ... read more
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, okay, in our premiere week last week it was Tuesday-Friday, but we're still getting the hang of things.
Each week we'll post a wrap-up here at the site. Check out our quickie Q&As below with Frank Turner, Jello Biafra, Lauren Denitzio, and Blag Dahlia.
Scene Point Blank is happy to work with our friends at Deranged Records to offer an exclusive stream of the compilation LP No Sun No Tan from Neighborhood Brats.
The LP is a combination of the band's first three releases: Neighborhood Brats EP, We Own the Night 7", Ocean Beach Party 7", and two unreleased studio tracks. Visit the Deranged website for info on how to purchase.
Posted May 22, 2013, 7:01 a.m.
Deafheaven are on the cusp of something truly special and there's a geunine excitement surrounding their sophomore release, Sunbather and The Fader are streaming the title track right now.
If that's not enough, you can pre-order Sunbather from Deathwish now and get an instant digital download. Rest assured, Sunbather is everything you hoped for and more. It's incredible.
Posted May 20, 2013, 3:28 p.m.
Australian progressive rock band Karnivool have released a new track, "The Refusal", their first piece of fresh material in four years. You can listen to it over at Metal Injection, where it's available for free download. The song is the first track from their upcoming album, though they've been playing it live for a couple of years.
Posted May 18, 2013, 2:17 p.m.
Sinners and Saints debut album, The Sky Is Falling will see a vinyl release from Bridge Nine on May 30. The record, first released by B( in May 2002, features brothers Rob and Mark Lind, who have played in such bands as Ducky Boys and Blood for Blood.
Posted May 18, 2013, 2:09 p.m.
Rise Records will release a split 7" from Make Do and Mend and The Flatliners this June. The split will be released on June 18 and contains two songs from each band. Check out a trailer after the jump.
Make Do and Mend are on tour with Cheap Girls.
Posted May 18, 2013, 12:21 p.m.
Rhode Island two-piece Brown Bird has cancelled upcoming tour dates after half of the band, Dave Lamb, was hospitalized in Houston with anemia. He had been suffering with flu-like symptoms leading up to his hospitalization.
Dates through May 24 have been cancelled, listed specifically after the jump.
Posted May 18, 2013, 9:06 a.m.
Layne Staley’s mother, Nancy McCallum, is bringing the remaining original members of Alice in Chains, Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney, to court on count of royalty distribution. The band seeks to discontinue her payments of 16% of the band's income while continuing payment in relation to songs penned by Staley.
Staley passed in 2002.
Posted May 18, 2013, 9:03 a.m.
Riot Fest 2013 has announced its lineup. The now annual event is scheduled for 3 days, September 13-15 at Humboldt Park in Chicago. Headliners include Motörhead, Rancid, Public Enemy, GWAR, Bad Brains, Atmosphere, and more, proving a diverse line-up.
Other bands scheduled are Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Guided By Voices, Peter Hook, Blondie, The Dismemberment Plan, Rocket From The Crypt, The Selecter, Bad Religion, Quicksand, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Mould, Against Me!, FLAG, Bad Brains, Glassjaw, Sublime with Rome, AFI, Violent Femmes, and Mission of Burma, Taking Back Sunday, Screeching Weasel, X, GWAR, Smoking Popes, Best Coast, Stars, The Lawrence Arms, Brand New, Surfer Blood, The Dear Hunter, Say Anything, Pennywise, Dessa, Saul Williams, Chuck Ragan, Bad Books, and an as yet unnamed headliner.
Posted May 18, 2013, 8:56 a.m.
Philip Chevron, guitarist in The Pogues and Radiators from Space, has revealed that his previously treated head and neck cancer has returned. The new tumor is untreatable due to location. Chevron was involved with last year's The Pogues in Paris, but is currently not playing with either of his bands.
The Pogues, while relatively inactive, are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year.
If you had asked me two years ago if I’d rather hear another Wartorn song or be kicked in the crotch by a Clydesdale that’s wearing a pair ice climbing cleats, I probably would have picked the option that left me crying in the fetal position with bloody underpants and no chance of ever having children. But with arrival of their new 7”—the March edition of the Profane Existence Single Series—it turns out that aside from the painfully (literally) obvious reason, ...
Seattle is made out to be such a dreary place. Big Eyes released a largely positive-sounding debut in Hard Life and the reviews basically talked about the band’s relocation from Brooklyn to ...
Nick Cave is an uncaring bastard.He doesn't care if you buy his new album Push The Sky Away, nor does he care if you like it. Of course, this is not what ...
The Man Who Died in His Boat (released February 2013) is a collection of songs by Grouper, a.k.a. Liz Harris, one-woman ambient/noise/folk/dream-pop impresario of Portland, Oregon. Harris has been active since ...
Feral Kings' self-titled EP comes from a couple of guys that know how to do what they're doing and do it pretty damn well, and it is not necessarily anything ...
Maybe it’s because I caught Off With Their Heads live recently and maybe it’s because on Home, their third official full-length, the theme is something that songwriter Ryan Young has been ...
After enjoying the light, acoustic stylings of Seabuckthorn, I started checking out Bookmaker records for some similarly oriented artists. That's how I found myself stumbling upon the French musician Valentin Féron ...
OK let the namedropping begin: Agalloch, Worm Ouroboros, Hammers of Misfortune, Amber Asylum, YOB, and more. That was probably enough to get your attention, right? So Vhol first came into this world by the twisted ...
It makes sense that this is Paramore’s self-titled album, even though it’s their fourth full-length. Everything you know or have heard about Paramore, put all of those pre-conceived notions in ...
Old school hardcore punk has really found its feet in the last few years. Bands like Creem, Raw Nerve and Violent Reaction have brought innovation to the scene by utilising lesser heard influences ranging from ...
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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