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The Dwarves

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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 stature, their lusts, or their eternal souls, Scene Point Blank reached out to frontman and occasional columnist Blag Dahlia to tell us about the inspiration behind their upcoming new records, the recently released Trailer Trash 7” and the soon to come LP The Dwarves Invented Rock & Roll, both on Recess Records. This time Scene Point Blank passed the metaphoric interview microphone to The Meatmen’s Tesco Vee to lead the interview. Anybody familiar with the two bands should have an idea what the results were. Tesco Vee: Being a tall dark and handsome punk front man (something I’m quite ...

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Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Interviews Me First and The Gimme Gimmes

Posted July 27, 2014, 4:13 p.m.

When Me First and The Gimme Gimmes formed nearly two decades ago no one expected them to last this long. The group, a punk rock ...

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

Music 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 ...

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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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From the archive...
Don Giovanni Records: History 101

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Don Giovanni Records: History 101

Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 5:06 p.m.

Don Giovanni Records started out as many punk labels do: owners Joseph Steinhardt and Zach Gajewski wanted to release their own record, a record that became DG-01 Talk Hard’s Sarah Connor’s Will. Ten years later, the project clearly grew legs. Now based in New Brunswick, NJ, the label has released big records from bands like The Ergs!, Waxahatchee, The Measure [SA], Screaming Females, Hunchback, and more. They’ve expanded beyond their original strictly local rule, but the two owners remain focused on nurturing their local scene as the label grows. In 2013 they released 16 records and 2 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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

Regular Columns BJ (Ancient Shores) on Heat

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 ...

Vegas

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 ...

Integrity

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 ...

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