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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2014)


Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2014)

Posted July 6, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

How has your 2014 been so far? Team knocked out of the World Cup yet? Still not gotten around to listening to the new Lawrence Arms record? Don't worry: SPB has got you covered. There are still six whole months left to go with this year, and our handy lists below will guide you so you can pretend to be up-to-date on what records have shaken the worlds of punk, hardcore and metal (plus more) so far this year. Be sure to let us know below what your best albums of 2014 are so far, too. Loren 1. Coathangers – Suck My Shirt (Suicide Squeeze Records) Larceny and Old Lace kicked my ass. It’s hard to live up those ...

Fat Wreck
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Andrew W.K.

Interviews Andrew W.K.

Posted July 6, 2014, 6:17 p.m.

The thing that's most remarkable is how calm he is. An hour ago Andrew W.K was leading a sold out show in sing-a-long ...

A Wilhelm Scream

Interviews A Wilhelm Scream

Posted June 25, 2014, 1:45 a.m.

The first time I heard A Wilhelm Scream I was obsessed with them. They were gritty and melodic; they had guitars and basslines that were ...

Radio K

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An in-depth discussion with a band or artist, generally in the form of a straight Q&A – no editorializing.
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Quite literally, a one question interview conducted with a member of the music scene. Also known as 1QIs, we post these first to our social media on a near-daily basis, with the archival piece here. Check 'em out.
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Album streams, our Set List "top five..." features, our year-end "best of" lists and other music-related miscellany.
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Contributions on a range of topics from a range of industry figures: musicians, filmmakers, editors and more.
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A melting pot of mixed content: movie, book and even video game reviews. Updated sporadically, but eclectically.
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Upcoming Talent

A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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Posted April 7, 2014, 5:43 p.m.

Matt Goud apologizes for being late and offers to buy me a coffee. He says that he's really grateful I would take the time to do an interview. When I explain that I'm a fan of his work and have been following his music for the past few years, he seems genuinely touched. As I set up my tape recorder and we continue to make small talk, I can't help thinking to myself how overwhelmingly nice he is. Matt's sincere, friendly, and welcoming, These aren't the kind of qualities I'd usually attribute to a ...

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Beans On Toast

Interviews Beans On Toast

Posted June 25, 2014, 1:41 a.m.

Jay McAlister, the drunken folk singer behind Beans on Toast, is wearing oversized camo pants, a vintage ‘90s t-shirt, and ...

BJ (Ancient Shores) on Heat

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Posted June 25, 2014, 1:37 a.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Considering the phrase “making movie history,” one could allude to films with big budgets, big actors, new innovations, or otherwise ...


Interviews Vegas

Posted May 24, 2014, 3:18 a.m.

For Record Store Day 2014 (yes, already a month past), Integrity and Vegas paired up for a split 7” featuring ...


Interviews Integrity

Posted May 24, 2014, 3:15 a.m.

For Record Store Day 2014 (yes, already a month past), Integrity and Vegas paired up for a split 7” featuring ...

Bleeding Rainbow

Interviews Bleeding Rainbow

Posted May 24, 2014, 3:07 a.m.

On Feb. 25, Philadelphia's Bleeding Rainbow released their fourth proper long-player, Interrupt, via Kanine Records. If one were to ...


Interviews Mogwai

Posted May 8, 2014, 4:26 p.m.

In January, renowned post-rockers Mogwai released their critically-acclaimed eighth full-length Rave Tapes. Via email, Scene Point Blank talked with guitarist ...

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