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Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2015)


Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2015)

Posted July 5, 2015, 3:42 p.m.

That's right: this year is already half empty. Or half full. Something like that? Metaphors aside, we at SPB have distilled the best music of the year so far into a delicious glass that you can sniff at delicately, taste a sip and pontificate over whether Faith No More's comeback was amazing, and then finally quaff in excitement as you realize we still have another six months of great music to go. Drink up! Nathan G. O'Brien's list 1 Starvin B - The Foreigner (Sickside) The latest from this largely unknown New York emcee, this is '90s East Coast boom-bap worship up and down. Which might come as a surprise, as all the production was done by ...

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Interviews Anti-Flag

Posted July 5, 2015, 3:41 p.m.

Anti-Flag have never shied away from exploring the complex political and social issues that affect their native United States while also maintaining a dogged awareness ...

BJ (Ancient Shores) on sound

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Posted July 5, 2015, 3:37 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

As young as 14, Jeff King was drumming in bands and in years after would continue writing music and touring. He was the final drummer ...

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Quite literally, a one question interview. 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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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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One Question Interviews


Posted May 21, 2015, 12:59 p.m.

Hannahband SPB: Besides music, what other arts are you interested in? Nathan: Besides music my favourite type of art would have to be a tie between visual art and performance art. Both these mediums have the ability to be immediate, engaging, and can be executed on next to no money. Visual/performance art can create context on no budget, but is able to trigger reaction and convey emotion with just one movement.  Be it a stroke on a page, or a smirk on a face, this is the type of art that I can connect with.   Marnie: Besides music my ...

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Refused (are fucking alive)

Music Refused (are fucking alive)

Posted June 18, 2015, 2:42 p.m.

Refused are fucking alive, but they’re still fucking mysterious. I’ll never forget that late Sunday night in winter ...

Levitation 2015 / Austin Psych Fest

Music Levitation 2015 / Austin Psych Fest

Posted June 18, 2015, 2:34 p.m.

Providing a welcome alternative to not only the blast of insanity that South by Southwest brings but also the increasingly-crowded ...

Emmy The Great

Interviews Emmy The Great

Posted May 11, 2015, 2:25 a.m.

When Emmy The Great returned with her S EP nearly three years after her last release, a new band member ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Wake

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Posted May 11, 2015, 2:16 a.m.
era vulgaris

(…) tunnel vision's tightening its grip - beat by mutual denial (…) During the Double Ninth Festival in China cemeteries get crowded ...

Record Store Day 2015: our recommended local record stores

Music Record Store Day 2015: our recommended local record stores

Posted April 17, 2015, 5:04 p.m.

It's that time again – Record Store Day 2015. We all have a favorite or recommended store to pick up ...

Black Rivers

Interviews Black Rivers

Posted April 17, 2015, 4:45 p.m.

Twins Andy and Jez Williams braved the unforgiving Welsh winter to bring us the sound of their eponymous debut, their ...

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