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SPB exclusive: Andre Williams' I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City

SPB exclusive: Andre Williams' I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City

Andrew Williams - I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City. Photo by Matthew Smith

Out on June 3, Scene Point Blank is featuring I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City from the 79 years young Andre Williams this month, released courtesy of Bloodshot Records.

First moving to Detroit in the 1960s, Williams returns to the city on this album, his fifth with Bloodshot. The record was recorded near the former site of Fortune Records, now a field, representative of the changes to the city. Mixing low end funk, country blues, and gritty honestly, I Wanna Go Back to Detroit City is an emotional journey, both personal and universal.

 

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Site News SPB & Coin Toss Records giveaway!

SPB & Coin Toss Records giveaway!

Scene Point Blank is pleased to work with Coin Toss Records on a new giveaway that features the entire label catalog, #s 1-8. That includes the DSGNS/Venomspitter split we streamed in March, and everything before and after.

To enter, just hit the link here, scroll down, and submit your email address. Info will not be shared and winners will be notified via email for further communications. This competition is open right smacking now, and closes on June 30.

Check out a full listing of prizes after the jump, which includes releases from Sick Symptom, Ends Meet, Killer Shades, Spirits, Drug Control, The Record Collection, DSGNS, Venomspitter, and Die Faster.

Records New song from Bouncing Souls

Posted June 25, 2016, 10:18 a.m.

New song from Bouncing Souls

photo by Danny Clinch

The BOuncing Souls released the song "Up To Us" from their soon to be released Simplicity, out on July 29 (Rise Records).

Produced by John Seymour (How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Anchors Aweigh), there are 13 new songs in total.

The band is scheduled to play in Europe with The Menzingers later this year. "Up To Us" is embedded below.

 

Shows Incubate Sept 2016 announces first bands

Posted June 23, 2016, 9:35 a.m.

Incubate Sept 2016 announces first bands

Scheduled for Sept. 8-11 in Tilburg, Netherlands, INcubate September 2016 has announced the first bands of waves eto play the thrice-annual festival. Highlights include Yob, Deerhoof, Kayo Dot, Nothing, and Black Cobra, with more still be announced (and more after the jump).

MP3s Bottomfeeder release a song off upcoming EP

Posted June 21, 2016, 11:10 p.m.

Bottomfeeder release a song off upcoming EP

photo by Greg Mitchels

The first song to be unveiled from Bottomfeeder's debut EP on Good Fight Entertaiment is now streaming at Alternative Press

Titled Sink to the Depths, the record releases on July 22 and features 4 songs of melodically influenced hardcore. 

The band includes members of The Gaslight Anthem, Ensign, Gates, and more.

"After a 15 year friendship with [Bottomfeeder and Gaslight Anthem drummer] Benny Horowitz, and knowing the rest of the guys through the New Jersey scene, it was awesome to find a project to work together on. We've added a Good Fight's founder Carl Severson on the project.

 

Bands New Riverboat Gamblers single

Posted June 21, 2016, 10:20 p.m.

New Riverboat Gamblers single

The Riverboat Gamblers are continuing their single series that features original A-side recordings coupled with b-side covers. This edition released tomorrow with the new song "Massive Fraud," also appearing in Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some film.

The B-side is a cover of The Dicks classic "Hate the Police." The songs were recorded prior to singer Mike Wiebe's injuries at this year's SXSW.

MP3s Direct Hit! strearms new record

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

Direct Hit! strearms new record

Fat Wreck's latest signees (or at least one of them) is streaming their new full-length Wasted Mind at Uproxx.

The record is officialy out on Friday June 24. Check them out on tour later this summer with Pkew Pkew Pkew.

Bands Anti-Flag Amnesty International Benefit EP

Posted June 20, 2016, 11:53 a.m.

Anti-Flag Amnesty International Benefit EP

Anti-Flag are releasing a live EP recorded at Supersense Wien in Vienna, Italy in 2015. It will be released digitally on June 24.

The EP includes 5 originals and a cover of the Ramones' "The KKK Took My Baby Away."

Labels Infinity Cat Cassette Series, 3rd round

Posted June 18, 2016, 8:20 p.m.

Infinity Cat Cassette Series, 3rd round

Infinity Cat will soon kick off their third year of their Cassette Series, a one year subscription model where a limited edition cassette is mailed out to subscribers.

The new round will kick off with Toby Coke on July 22.

Records Drunken Sailor reissues Broccoli

Posted June 18, 2016, 7:28 p.m.

Drunken Sailor reissues Broccoli

Broccoli - Home

Drunken Sailor Records have reissued Home from Broccoli, first released in 1998 on Rugger Bugger Records.

The Scottish band was a DIY mainstain in the early 1990s, drawing comparisons that range from hardcore to Sonic Youth to emo of the day. It is now available on LP.

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Bands returning after a prolonged hiatus, or re-forming after a break, are rarely able to recapture the essence and/or quality of their earlier existence. When Michael Gira announced the return of Swans it seemed that it would solely be a repeat of the band's earliest style at best. My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky came fourteen years after Soundtracks for The Blind, and it was an album that stood with grace next to historic releases ...

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Sun Worship made a grand, and quite unexpected, appearance in the black metal scene with their debut full-length, Elder Giants. The album was supposed to be released just in digital ...

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Björk Digital @ Carriageworks

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June 9, 2016, 9:49 p.m.

Björk Digital Carriageworks Sydney, Australia June 4, 2016 The term “third place” was coined by Ray Oldenburg, an American urban sociologist, most prominently known for his elaborations on the importance ... read more

Le Butcherettes @ Summit Music Hall

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May 31, 2016, 3:14 p.m.

Les Butcherettes Summit Music Hall Denver, CO July 17, 2015 When Melvins rolled into town in July of 2015, they of course put on a great show. It seemed after ... read more

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May 30, 2016, 9:45 p.m.

An evening with Edward Snowden Big Top, Luna Park Sydney, Australia May 28, 2016   Moral ambiguity.   Conflicting values.   The need to keep people safe versus concerns about ... read more

This Is Hop Hop Festival @ Hordern Pavilion

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Win the full Coin Toss catalog

Posted May 26, 2016, 9:02 a.m.

Scene Point Blank and Coin Toss Records are giving away the entire Coin Toss catalog this summer. One winner will be selected at random to win the label’s first 8 releases, listed in full below. To enter, simply provide your email address below. The competition closes on June 30 and a ... more information

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