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Coming in 2015: Scene Point Blank Anticipates

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Coming in 2015: Scene Point Blank Anticipates

Posted March 1, 2015, 4:09 p.m.

Loren's list My list, in no order: Worriers In her Pass the Mic, Lauren references “their first proper full-length.” I don’t know what Cruel Optimist was, but with how good it was, I’m damn excited for another. Faith No More Anticipated is the right word for this release because, honestly, reunion records after 19 years apart are rarely a good thing. All things considered, though, FNM are my second favorite Patton project and hold a dear spot in my 1990s addled heart. The Falcon Pass the Mic again. Hey, it could happen. They even played live last year. Plus, it’s way too soon for more Lawrence Arms considering their recent track record. Bangers With each release ...

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Masked Intruder

Interviews Masked Intruder

Posted March 1, 2015, 3:52 p.m.

Who would have thought a group of masked criminals from Madison, WI would fulfill all of our pop-punk dreams? Masked Intruder are currently making some ...

Top 5 Album Closers

Music Top 5 Album Closers

Posted March 1, 2015, 3:46 p.m.
The Set List

1 Devin Townsend – "Tall Latte" (Ziltoid, the Omniscient) Ziltoid is an impeccably funny album. Not only is the premise itself spectacularly silly (an alien destroys ...

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Pass The Mic: Artists on 2013

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Pass The Mic: Artists on 2013

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 2:04 p.m.
Year End 2013

Pass the Mic is a Scene Point Blank tradition dating back to 2006 in which we turn the tables, sending a set of questions to bands, artists, and labels to get their opinions and memories of the past year in music. This year we've broken it into two pieces. Instead of one massive piece, Pass the Mic will be published in two entries reflecting on 2013 and examining the idea of royalties in an era of digital streaming. Here is part one, featuring artists such as Stephen Brodsky, Nick 13, and members of Pelican, Night Birds, Flatliners, Gehenna, Enabler ...

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Mamiffer

Interviews Mamiffer

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 4:55 p.m.

Mamiffer have been going for quite some time, but the recent shift of style for the band has signaled a ...

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Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 4:50 p.m.
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Japan. A near flawless culture of hospitality, design, cuisines, architecture, and a wonderful sense of ritual that pervades its society ...

2014: A Year In Review

Music 2014: A Year In Review

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 4:45 p.m.
Year End 2014

It's time for our final retrospective look at 2014 – this time we're covering all the stuff we missed ...

Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2014)

Music Scene Point Blank's Favorites: Year End (2014)

Posted Jan. 7, 2015, 5:02 p.m.
Year End 2014

It's been another strong year for music in 2014 just gone – we've seen comebacks, unexpected debuts, strong follow-ups ...

Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2014

Music Pass The Mic: Record Labels on 2014

Posted Dec. 21, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
Year End 2014

Every year we pause in our relentless quest to document the best music coming out of the punk, hardcore and ...

Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

Music Pass The Mic: Artists on 2014

Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
Year End 2014

Since 2006 we've aimed to make our year-end roundups feature not just our thoughts on the best records of ...

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