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Interviews: Cold Cave

I enter a boutique hotel in the East London borough of Shoreditch and I'm immediately approached by overly friendly staff and cautious security guards. They ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Rhythm Of Decline

before we talk of any repentance / I would do it all again / lose my way and fall again / they will never get ... read more

Interviews: Mad The Martian

Mad the Martian consists of Ron E Raygun (a.k.a. Bob Marsh, lead and rhythm guitars/vocals) and Cap'n Jack (a.k.a. Jack Marsh, keyboards/vocals) along with Ajax ... read more

Music: GWAR B-Q 2014

The idea of a "viking funeral," in which a fallen warrior's remains are set out to sea and then set on fire, is somewhat of ... read more

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1QI: Franz Nicolay, Dan Padilla, Where My Bones Rest Easy, Radon

1QI: Franz Nicolay, Dan Padilla, Where My Bones Rest Easy, Radon

One of our features here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Well, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week regardless.

After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with Franz Nicolay, Dan Padilla, Where My Bones Rest Easy and Radon.

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Records SPB exclusive stream: Pord

SPB exclusive stream: Pord

Scene Point Blank is excited to host a new stream this month, Wild from Pord, which releases on Sept. 8.

The record is the French band's second full-length and was recorded by Serge Morattel. Pre-orders are open now from Solar Flare Records on CD and vinyl.


Records Run the Jewels 2

Posted Sept. 20, 2014, 12:51 p.m.

Hip-hop duo Killer Mike and El-P have announced Run the Jewels 2., a follow-up to last year's collaborative debut from the scene veterans. The new album will be available for free on Oct. 27 in digital format, and several package deals are for sale for vinyl and CD versions of the release from the group.

Bands New Inter Arma EP

Posted Sept. 20, 2014, 12:44 p.m.

New Inter Arma EP

Inter Arma will release a new EP, The Cavern, on Oct. 14. The 40 minute short player is just one song long and was originally written in 2009. The band has been reworking and perfecting it over the past 5 years.

Records New Courtesy Drop

Posted Sept. 20, 2014, 9:24 a.m.

New Courtesy Drop

Courtesy Drop - Stabliize EP

Courtesy Drop is set to release a new 12" titled Stabilize on Oct. 28. The EP features an A-side containing 5 new songs and a B-side with the previously digital only EP The Quack Doctor's Sakura Blossoms.

Animal Style Records is handling the release.

Tours Torche on tour

Posted Sept. 20, 2014, 9:21 a.m.

Torche on tour

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Torche are now on tour through Oct. 1, followed by dates in Australia.

The Relpase Reords band will release a new album early next year, recorded by Converge's Kurt Ballou.

Tours Brother Ali tour

Posted Sept. 20, 2014, 8:41 a.m.

Brother Ali tour

Brother Ali is currently on a tour dubbed the Home Away From Home Tour with Bambu and MaLLy joining him in support.

They recorded a tour-themed song, posted below.

Bands Fuck the Facts to self-release EP

Posted Sept. 19, 2014, 5:49 p.m.

Fuck the Facts to self-release EP

Fuck the Facts are releasing a 3 song EP, Abandoned, on their own Noise Salvation label. The EP will be released digitally on Oct. 1 with a limited quantity of cassettes for sale.

The group recently posted a live performance from Winnipeg online.

Records Foo Fighters announce 8th album

Posted Sept. 19, 2014, 7:41 a.m.

Foo Fighters announce 8th album

The Foo Fighters will release their eighth full-length album, Sonic Highways, on Nov. 10. The record was recorded in several locations by the band and Butch Vig and will be released on Roswell Music/RCA Records. There are eight songs, running 44 minutes in total.

MP3s Sunshin State (Ex-Against Me!) Stream New Track

Posted Sept. 18, 2014, 12:23 p.m.

Sunshin State (Ex-Against Me!) Stream New Track

Long time ex-drummer for Against Me!, Warren Oakes, has a new band known as Sunshine State. The band will be releasing a new album on September 23rd entitled Pour via No Idea Records. For now you can stream the new track, "We Discussed It, We Disgusted," over at BrooklynVegan.

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Cross Examination

Dawn of the Dude EP

9.0 / 10 Cross Examination - Dawn of the Dude EP album cover
200 Words Or Less

Sometimes I just want to eat a bunch of pizza, drink a 30 pack of Special Export Light, smoke one million doobies, make out with chicks in a swimming pool, stay up all night tripping on mushrooms while watching hippies swirl glow sticks and eat fire, and then make out with more chicks in a tent as the sun comes up. And sometimes I’m way too old and way too married to actually do those things anymore, so I just ...

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The Meatmen

Savage Sagas

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Hailing from Lansing, Michigan, the Meatmen have been a punk rock band existing in some capacity for roughly 35 years. They took a break in 1996, but returned in 2008 ...


The Dwarves

Invented Rock & Roll

The Dwarves - Invented Rock & Roll album cover

I won’t say anything as hyperbolic as that the Dwarves invented rock ‘n’ roll, but I’ll still give them another borderline statement that fits on a press sheet: the 2014 ...


The Chantey Hook


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The Chantey Hook have been around for a few years now, but have only released a handful of songs to the masses. Their most recent addition to the small catalog ...



Lifted b/w Melt Into You (Drift Away)

Supercrush - Lifted b/w Melt Into You (Drift Away) album cover

Surpercrush is the newish Vancouver, British Columbia-based band from Mark Palm, a dude most known for playing in a long ancestry of punk/HC and metal bands and as being the ...


Nadja and Uochi Toki

Cystema Solari

Nadja and Uochi Toki  - Cystema Solari  album cover

Despite the fact that Canadian/German drone group Nadja has a long history of collaborating with various artists from around the globe, their 2014 collaboration with Italian hip hop duo Uochi ...


Joyce Manor

Never Hungover Again

Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again album cover

This one took a while to stand out, which I didn’t expect given the accolades Joyce Manor has been ringing up with their three releases. Never Hungover Again is my ...


Billy The Kid

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Billy The Kid - Horseshoes and Hand Grenades  album cover

This is the first time I saw Billy the Kid: It's Mid-July and the air conditioner at Toronto Lee's Palace is broken. The show is sold -out and I'm leaning ...


Ex Friends

Rules for Making Up Words

Ex Friends - Rules for Making Up Words album cover

Ex Friends are a group of Philly area punks, recognized from their work in other bands. The band features Joel Tannenbaum (Plow United), JP Flexner (flyer artist), Audrey Crash, and ...


The Great Old Ones


The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li album cover

The incredible nature of The Great Old Ones majestic, sweeping and downright epic black metal was devastatingly apparent on their debut Al Azif - a record that saw them take ...


DJ Shadow

The Liquid Amber EP

DJ Shadow -  The Liquid Amber EP album cover

Universally regarded as one of the most important figures in the world of instrumental hip hop and turntablism after having gained massive recognition for 1995’s Entroducing....., DJ Shadow (a.k.a. Josh ...

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Concert Review: Alice in chains Live 8/13/2014

Posted by Jon E.
Aug. 21, 2014, 8:53 p.m.

Lethbridge is a suburb of sorts to Calgary to give you, the reader an idea of the towns size. Usually the Enmax (where this show took place) is host to ... read more

Arcade Fire @ The Forum (Night 1)

Posted by Aaron H
Aug. 21, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

 Unless you've been living under a rock, you know Arcade Fire are currently shaking up North America with an enchanting spectacle of a tour. I caught the tour in Los ... read more

Too Many Rappers: July 2014

Posted by Nathan G. O'Brien
July 18, 2014, 3:34 p.m.

Too Many Rappers: July 2014 7/18/14 - Minneapolis, MN Commuting earlier than usual this morning means it’s nice and cool. I ride by a kid who’s wearing an old 3rd ... read more

Show Review: Guided By Voices @ Irving Plaza

Posted by Eli Zeger
July 13, 2014, 12:35 p.m.

Guided By Voices, Crystal Stilts   Irving Plaza New York, NY July 11, 2014     Photo courtesy of Gerald McBoing-Boing     See Guided By Voices before you die. ... read more

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