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Music: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015

In the days leading up to the three-day Fun Fun Fun Fest, weather forecasters were calling for yet another weekend of torrential rain in and ... read more

Interviews: Jon Foreman

Writing 24 songs to correspond with the 24 hours of the day is an ambitious plan in anyone's eyes, but combined with fronting the Grammy ... read more

Interviews: Mastery

There is no question about Mastery's debut full-length, Valis, being one of the most intense records of 2015. The one-man project of Ephemeral Domignostika is ... read more

Music: More to a Picture Than Meets the Eye: Kurt Cobain in Film

It's strange that, while numerous memories have vanished from my mind over the years, I can still remember where I was when I learned of ... read more

Music: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2015

Upon leaving the 2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival on the second day of its second weekend, someone near me made the comment that a ... read more

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SPB exclusive stream: Pronto

SPB exclusive stream: Pronto

Pronto - s/t

Released last month on Slovenly, Scene Point Blank is excited to host an exclusive stream of the latest from Melbourne scuzz rockers Pronto, a self-titled 10-track record available for purchaes here.

Built on rough and shouted vocals, "three or less guitar chords and brash, unrelenting rhythmic fuckery," it delivers anthemic post-punk inspired punk in all its warped beauty.

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Bands 1QI: Driftoff, Justin Pearson, Patti Yang, The Dirty Nil

Posted Nov. 25, 2015, 1:24 p.m.

1QI: Driftoff, Justin Pearson, Patti Yang, The Dirty Nil
Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview four days each week, typically every Monday-Thursday.
After our social media followers get the first word, we post a wrap-up here at the site and archive them here. This week check out Q&As with Driftoff, Justin Pearson, Patti Yang and The Dirty Nil.

Tours Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 10:15 p.m.

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip

A four band metal tour covering much of the US this winter will take place featuring Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip.

Dates are listed below.

Tours Coffins tour dates and split EP news

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 12:06 p.m.

Coffins tour dates and split EP news

Coffins will settle on North American late this winter for a series of February dates with Noothgrush in support of their latest album The Fleshland.

In addition to the upcoming tour, the band also completed a recording a new song for a 2 song split with Ilsa to be released on Relapse Records in the coming year.

Records 7 Year Bitch live

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 11:28 a.m.

7 Year Bitch live

photo by David Hawkes

On Jan. 15, MOE Recordings will release Live at Moe, a 1996 recording of Seattle's 7 Year Bitch nearly 20 years after their final shows.

The band, originally formed in 1990, released three studio albums, concluding with 1996's Gato Negro.

Bands Justin Pearson joins Luke Henshaw on new project Planet B

Posted Nov. 22, 2015, 10:55 a.m.

Three One G has announced a new collaborative project between Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City) and hip-hop producer Luke Henshaw, calling it Planet B.

Planet B will release a 7" named Weird Utopia, "with the shared purpose of creating music both mischievous in sound and sobering in message." The two previously worked together as contributors to the soundtrack of Asia Argento’s Incompresa. The new 7" will be released on Nov. 27 via Three One G.

Labels Lume joins Mayfly

Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

Lume joins Mayfly

Chicago trio Lume has signed to Mayfly Records.

The band, formed in 2014 and comprised of Michigan transplants, play a blend of rock, shoegaze, and slowcore in the realm of Hum and Nothing. The band will release a new album, their debut full-length, on Jan. 15 titled Perennial Phase.



Records New from Muscle Beach

Posted Nov. 19, 2015, 2:55 p.m.

New from Muscle Beach

photo by Greg Mason

Muscle Beach has leaked the song "Pressure Kills" from their Dec. 4 self-titled album coming out on Sailor Records.

Visit PopMatters for the stream. They will be playing a release show on Dec. 5 at Hi-Dive in Denver.

MP3s New Mercy Ties album streaming

Posted Nov. 19, 2015, 9:38 a.m.

New Mercy Ties album streaming

Invisible Oranges is streaming Proper Corruption today, the first full-length from Seattle's Mercy Ties.

The band, which includes ex-members of Tigon, The Abominable Iron Sloth, and Beau Navire, will release the record tomorrow, Nov. 20 via Glory Kid Ltd.


Records David Bowie news

Posted Nov. 19, 2015, 8:31 a.m.

David Bowie news

photo by Jimmy King

David Bowie has announced ★ (pronounced "Blackstar" because words are dumb) set for a Jan. 8 release. The new album is open to pre-order today and will be complemented by a single to be sold on Record Store day Black Friday, Nov. 20.

The new album releases on Iso/Columbia Records on digital, CD, and LP. 

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Extinction A.D.


6.5 / 10 Extinction A.D. - Faithkiller  album cover

Extinction A.D. rose like hellfire from the rubble of the, now listless, Long Island hardcore outfit This is Hell. In a rare move, the entire musical backing of This is Hell packed up and moved into the world of thrash, leaving the band’s lead vocalist in the dust. The result was Extinction A.D., an immaculate four-piece thrash metal juggernaut. The band released their first full length effort, Faithkiller on Good Fight Records, and I had the good fortune to bombard ...

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Every so often I go through a phase where I’m listening to a lot of pre-Independent Wormhole Saloon era Butthole Surfers. Such was the case when this 17-song slab-o-wax landed ...


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The Ghost Inside @ Altar Bar

Posted by Stephen Thomas Black
Nov. 11, 2015, 5:57 p.m.

The Ghost Inside “Locals Only” Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA November 6, 2015   Los Angeles-based melodic hardcore band The Ghost Inside dropped their latest album, ‘Dear Youth,’ last year on ... read more

Andy's Favorite Horror Film Soundtracks

Posted by Andy
Oct. 31, 2015, 11:11 a.m.

Though usually panned by the majority of film critics – the mainstream ones anyway- horror films seem to be a Hollywood mainstay that just won't go away. This is hardly ... read more

Film Review - 1988's Not of This Earth

Posted by Andy
Oct. 31, 2015, 10:27 a.m.

Made in 1957, director Roger Corman's typically efficient low-budget sci-fi flick Not of This Earth came to be regarded as a minor genre classic in the years to come – and ... read more

Film Review - Profondo Rosso, a.k.a. Deep Red

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