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Music: Remembering Erik Peterson

Today we lost Erik Peterson, the frontman and mastermind behind anarcho-punk act Mischief Brew. I had met Erik on a handful of occasions. I covered ... read more

Music: Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2016)

It hasn't been the most promising start to a year: with both David Bowie and Prince departing the Earth (presumably to take their music to ... read more

Regular Columns: Ashley Lynch on film editing

For this edition of Beyond Casual Observation, Ashley Lynch, owner of Burnaby, BC-based Gingerbreadgirl Post—a versatile post-production studio that specializes in genre film-editing, colour grading ... read more

Interviews: SUMAC

In 2015 SUMAC released their debut album, The Deal, offering a first taste of their musical vision. Heavy riffs and unearthly grooves, coupled with a ... read more

Interviews: Pkew Pkew Pkew

Pkew Pkew Pkew is fighting off adulthood with cheap beer and Power Chords. This summer I've been invited to four weddings, a handful of people ... read more

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SPB exclusive: Dusteaters' Transhumanism

SPB exclusive: Dusteaters' Transhumanism

Dusteaters - Transhumanism EP

Scene Point Blank's featured July stream is an EP from Dusteaters, Transhumanism. Released on cassette on June 13 (Hip Kid Records), the Tokyo-based band play spacey garage rock with a punk pedigree. Comprised of former and current members of Boilerman, Warkrime, Death By Raygun, Earth Girls, and more.

Check it out below.

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Records More Faith No More reissues in September

Posted July 27, 2016, 11:37 p.m.

More Faith No More reissues in September

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On Sept. 9, Rhino Records will reissue both King For a Day...Fool For a Lifetime and Album of the Year, the final two studio albums before Faith No More's lengthy breakup at the end of the 1990s.

Each release will be a double CD (and vinyl) with many unreleased bonus tracks, live and studio, covers and originals.

Tours More fall dates for Signals Midwest

Posted July 27, 2016, 10:07 a.m.

More fall dates for Signals Midwest

Signals Midwest have announced addition tour dates in support of the upcoming At This Age, out Sept. 2 on Tiny Engines.

The current list of dates is included after the jump.

 

Records Outlet returns

Posted July 27, 2016, 8:35 a.m.

Outlet returns

Oulet will soon return with their first new material in 7 years. Titled Memento Mori, the new materal is the first since their Broken Is the Man; Vital Are the Missing Parts EP (2009).

It releases Sept. 23 via Glory Kid Ltd.

 

Records Mannequin Pussy gets Romantic

Posted July 25, 2016, 2:32 p.m.

Mannequin Pussy gets Romantic

Philadelphia's Mannequin Pussy will release a new album on Oct. 28, Romantic. Out on Tiny Engines, it's the band's second full-length and a follow-up to 2014's Gypsy Pervert

Bands NOFX news, NOFX album

Posted July 23, 2016, 4:08 p.m.

NOFX news, NOFX album

San Fran punks NOFX are back with a new almub titled First Ditch Effort on Oct. 7, with a European tour booked and a few straggling US dates afterward.

The band released the NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub And Other Stories memoir earlier this year.

“This album is more personal than anything I’ve ever done before because once we put everything out there in the book it opened all of these doors are far as what I want to sing about” said Fat Mike about the record, via press release.

Bands 1QI: Two Houses, Slow Code, Primitve Weapons, Nonpareil

Posted July 23, 2016, 1:56 p.m.

1QI: Two Houses, Slow Code, Primitve Weapons, Nonpareil
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 Two Houses, Slow Code, Primitve Weapons and Nonpareil

Bands Shonen Knife's 35th Anniversary Tour

Posted July 21, 2016, 7:52 p.m.

Shonen Knife's 35th Anniversary Tour

Shonen Knife are returning for another US tour, this time celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band as well as their Adventure album )Good Charamel Records).

The tour kicks off in San Diego, CA on Oct. 4.

Records New from Big Eyes

Posted July 20, 2016, 3:22 p.m.

New from Big Eyes

Big Eyes have premiered "Stake My Claim," the titular track from their upcoming third full-length.

The new album was recorded last winter and released officially on August 19 on Don Giovanni Records. Catch the band on tour in the meantime (info after the jump).

Tours High on Fire join Meshuggah for fall tour

Posted July 20, 2016, 10:40 a.m.

High on Fire join Meshuggah for fall tour

photo by J. Hubbard

High on Fire and Meshuggah will tour across North American later this fall with High on Fire in a support role to Swedish juggernauts Meshuggah.

Dates are below.

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Switchblade (2016)

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Originally formed back in the late '90s, through the years Switchblade have managed to attain a cult status. Flying a bit under the radar, this hybrid drone/sludge band remained very prolific in the fist half of their career, but their output has since become sparser. In 2012 they released another of their self-titled albums, 2012, which is arguably their best work to date. It took them four years to make a return, but thankfully Tim Bertilsson (drums) and Johan Folkesson ...

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The Beards @ Metro Theatre

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July 6, 2016, 9:59 p.m.

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