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MOFO 2016 Festival

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MOFO 2016 Festival

Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 2:13 p.m.

13 Jan – 18 Jan, 2016 MONA, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia In 2011, I visited Tasmania for the first time. In many ways it was still uncharted territory and one of the few things I knew about the place was that Hobart was the late Joachim “Blacky” Fuchsberger’s adopted home. While descending the thickly forested and snow covered slopes of Mount Wellington and en route to quench the resulting thirst at the Cascade Brewery, I made the acquaintance of an elderly, artistically inclined Parisian couple. Having just returned from the old world and my first visit to the Louvre reporting on the experience, I answered the question about my favourite part by trying to convey the excitement I felt while ascending ...

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Craw

Music Craw

Posted Jan. 31, 2016, 2:09 p.m.

Craw is a band that flew under the radar for most of its career, retaining an underground fame through the '90s and releasing three great ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2015)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2015)

Posted Jan. 12, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Year End 2015

It's that fabled time of year – SPB's favorite albums of the last twelve months. In this list, assembled by combining all of out ...

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Review: Super Size Me

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

No matter which route we take to work each day it is highly probable that we will pass by the most widely recognized symbol in the entire galaxy: The Golden Arches. Proudly displayed beneath each pair is the approximate number of people who have contributed to McDonald's corporately sponsored march towards unmitigated obesity. A few years ago two excessively overweight women blamed their portliness on the fat inducing ingredients of McDonalds food. Their claim however, did not hold any clout when they took the corporate monster to court. The jury ruled that unless people were to eat a diet ...

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2015: A Year In Review

Music 2015: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 12, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
Year End 2015

As if we haven't told you enough about 2015—artist roundups, label roundups, our favorite records—we've got ...

Pass The Mic: Artists on 2015

Music Pass The Mic: Artists on 2015

Posted Dec. 27, 2015, 4:44 p.m.
Year End 2015

It's the end of another year, and time for us to ask some of our favorite artists and bands ...

Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2015

Music Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2015

Posted Dec. 21, 2015, 3:17 a.m.
Year End 2015

Every year since 2006, Scene Point Blank has made it our mission to find out what our community thought of ...

The Greatest Story Ever Told: Frank Turner

Music The Greatest Story Ever Told: Frank Turner

Posted Dec. 21, 2015, 3:11 a.m.
The Greatest Story Ever Told

Earlier this year folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner released his sixth studio album, Positive Songs for Negative People. Recorded in Nashville ...

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015

Music Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015

Posted Nov. 22, 2015, 3:24 p.m.

In the days leading up to the three-day Fun Fun Fun Fest, weather forecasters were calling for yet another weekend ...

Jon Foreman

Interviews Jon Foreman

Posted Nov. 22, 2015, 3:15 p.m.

Writing 24 songs to correspond with the 24 hours of the day is an ambitious plan in anyone's eyes ...

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