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Cold Cave

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Cold Cave

Posted Sept. 7, 2014, 3:41 p.m.

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 give me the once over then politely ask for my room number. When I tell them I don't have a room, they ask what business I have at their hotel. Everyone's courteous, sure, but it's clear from their response that with my traveler's beard and unkempt hair the staff are all asking: What is this guy doing here? I explain that I have an interview Wes Eisold, the lead singer of Cold Cave and American Nightmare, and receive blank stares. "He's a patron at the hotel," I say. Nothing ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Rhythm Of Decline

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

Posted Sept. 7, 2014, 3:27 p.m.
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before we talk of any repentance / I would do it all again / lose my way and fall again / they will never get what is inside ...

Mad The Martian

Interviews Mad The Martian

Posted Sept. 7, 2014, 3:19 p.m.

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 ...

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Red Hot Rebellion

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Red Hot Rebellion

Posted April 11, 2012, 5:25 a.m.

Scene Point Blank recently spoke with Jim Tramontana from the band Red Hot Rebellion, their mix of punk and classic rock and roll can be counted on to get a crowd moving. Hailing from the city of Dayton in the great state of Ohio, they are part of a strong local scene there and with the release of their new self titled album we should be hearing more from them in very near future. The new album is packaged with a comic book that follows the theme of the album, another ingenious way bands are opting to promote and package ...

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GWAR B-Q 2014

Music GWAR B-Q 2014

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 5:32 p.m.

The idea of a "viking funeral," in which a fallen warrior's remains are set out to sea and then ...

Panama

Interviews Panama

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 5:19 p.m.

Indietronica trio Panama has just put out their Always EP. It's a dreamy batch of groovy, lustrous dance songs ...

Eyehategod

Interviews Eyehategod

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 5:55 p.m.

When it comes to talk about "heavy" bands and which ones reign supreme, it's virtually impossible not to mention ...

Omahara

Interviews Omahara

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 5:45 p.m.

The quaint and urbane mask of Hobart, Tasmania is perhaps not a true representation of the many creative perturbations that ...

Our Top 5 Favorite Album Openers

Music Our Top 5 Favorite Album Openers

Posted Aug. 12, 2014, 5:34 p.m.
The Set List

The challenge of listing the definitive "best" album openers is perhaps impossible. While we're dedicated at SPB to challenging ...

The Dwarves

Interviews The Dwarves

Posted July 27, 2014, 4:17 p.m.

The Dwarves are the greatest band in rock ‘n’ roll. Just ask them. Never a group shy about their their ...

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