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Interviews: AJJ

“The van was completely broken but I knew that there was no way I was going to miss the show. So I was skateboarding down ... read more

Interviews: Courteeners

"People don't want us to fail anymore, which is kind of nice." Liam Fray is considered and introspective when ruminating on the early days of ... read more

Interviews: Psalm Zero

Psalm Zero returns a few years after the release of their debut album The Drain with the excellent Stranger to Violence. In this interview Charlie ... read more

Music: GSET: Nahko and Medicine for the People

Nahko Bear is a multi-instrumental, multi-talented, musician born in Portland, Oregon. Nahko’s songs are categorized as world fusion, and while those words are generally a ... read more

Interviews: Inter Arma

There was something distinct about Inter Arma and their sound from the very start, with their first release Sundown, but since then these guys have ... read more

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Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 3

Happy December! We've got an early Christmas present for you: the latest episode of the SPB podcast. You can check out Episode 3 below, and subscribe in all the usual places (including iTunes here). The podcast is created and presented by our beloved contributor BJ Rochinich.

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Records SPB exclusive: Joe Sampson's Chansons de Parade

SPB exclusive: Joe Sampson's Chansons de Parade

artwork by Ravi Zupa

Out on December 1, Scene Point Blank is proud to debut the new Chansons de Parade from Colorado singer-songwriter Joe Sampson.

With haunting and playful lyricism and his notable baritone delivery, the nine song album is equally melodic, gentle, and restrained with a dark tinge. The album is being released on Hidden Shoal.

Labels Terror at Pure Noise

Posted Dec. 6, 2016, 8:27 p.m.

Terror at Pure Noise

California's Terror have just signed a deal with Pure Noise Records, joining a label that's also released Counterparts, Stick To Your Guns, The Story So Far, and more.

The band will release an EP for their new label debut, presumably in the coming year.

"After a great run of releasing records with Century Media and Victory for the last 10 years, it's exciting to find a fresh, new home for Terror,” vocalist Scott Vogel said via press release. “We are humbled to still be a band with a lot of love and support around the world, and Pure Noise Records is exactly who we wanted to work with for our future. We look forward to the next chapter in this wild ride and couldn't be happier to be doing it together with Jake (Founder of Pure Noise Records).”

Terror most recently released The 25th Hour on Victory Records in 2015.

 

Shows Damaged City Fest 2017

Posted Dec. 6, 2016, 7:01 p.m.

Damaged City Fest 2017

The fifth annual Damaged City Fest has announced dates and line-ups for the Washington, DC hardcore and punk festival.

This year will be headlined by Marked Men and Angel Dust, with other bands including Hero Dishonest, Fury, Priase, Krimewatch, Line of Sight, and many more, including some still to be announced.

The festival is all ages and takes place April 6-9.

Bands 1QI: Something Is Waiting, Somni, Knife Hits

Posted Dec. 4, 2016, 3:29 a.m.

1QI: Something Is Waiting, Somni, Knife Hits
Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week, typically every Tuesday-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 Something Is Waiting, Somni and Knife Hits. 

Records Cayetana + Camp Cope split

Posted Dec. 1, 2016, 9:53 p.m.

Cayetana + Camp Cope split

On Jan. 20, 2017, Camp Cope and Cayetana are collaborating on a split 7-inch to be released by Poison City Records.

The EP will also be issued on digital format the same day.

Camp Cope tour dates are listed below.

Records New Cliterati EP

Posted Nov. 29, 2016, 10:14 p.m.

New Cliterati EP

Tankcrimes is set to release a new self-titled EP from Portland's Cliterati, a band featuring members and former mebers of Poison Idea, Voetsek, and Murderess. It will be released on cassette on Dec. 9.

The band is playing a record release show the preceding week, on Dec. 3, with Ghoul and Hellshock.

Records TSOL and The Trigger Complex

Posted Nov. 26, 2016, 9:52 a.m.

TSOL and The Trigger Complex

TSOL - The Trigger Complex

Punk legends T.S.O.L. have announced a new album for release next January. Titled The Trigger Complex, it will be their 11th studio album and comes out officially on Jan. 27 via Rise Records.

The new song, “I Wanted To See You,” is posted after the jump.

The line-up for this album includes original members Ron Emory, Mike Roche and Jack Grisham.


Labels The Bombpops join Fat Wreck Chords

Posted Nov. 23, 2016, 9:28 p.m.

The Bombpops join Fat Wreck Chords

photo by Rachel Murray Framingheddu

The Bombpops, with two Red Scare Industries EPs under their name, have joined Fat Wreck Chords for the release of their debut full-length in early 2017.

The new record will be titled Fear of Missing Out and releases on Feb. 10.

Though the band formed in 2007, they have had three drummers and six bassists since, including the new rythym section of Neil Wayne and Josh Lewis on the new album.

Labels Tiny Engines pay-what-you-will for charities

Posted Nov. 17, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

Tiny Engines pay-what-you-will for charities

Tiny Engines record label has put their entire (digital) catalog online at Bandcamp at a "Pay What You Will" price to raise funds for charities Planned Parenthood and Southern Poverty Law Center, the former being a reproductive health organization and the latter providing legal services to minority groups.

Releases include Emperor X, Cayetana, The Hotelier, Signals Midwest, Look Mexico, and more.

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TedxSalon @ International Towers

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