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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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An in-depth discussion with a band or artist, generally in the form of a straight Q&A – no editorializing.
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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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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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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 ...
Mamiffer have been going for quite some time, but the recent shift of style for the band has signaled a ...
Japan. A near flawless culture of hospitality, design, cuisines, architecture, and a wonderful sense of ritual that pervades its society ...
It's time for our final retrospective look at 2014 – this time we're covering all the stuff we missed ...
It's been another strong year for music in 2014 just gone – we've seen comebacks, unexpected debuts, strong follow-ups ...
Every year we pause in our relentless quest to document the best music coming out of the punk, hardcore and ...
Since 2006 we've aimed to make our year-end roundups feature not just our thoughts on the best records of ...
We post a variety of features in recurring series – click below to browse them.
A collection of items grouped by topic, eg. "Top 5 Worst Beatles Songs" or "Top 10 best '77 punk releases". Browse 15 features
A wide-ranging guest column written by BJ from Ancient Shores, mainly covering film but extending into philosophy and aesthetics too. Browse 5 features
A roundup of coverage of the annual punk rock festival held in Gainesville, Florida Browse 4 features
A life lived and lessons learned by Eddie Spaghetti of Supersuckers. Browse 4 features
Our annual roundup from Gainesville, FL's famous Fest. Browse 4 features
It's the end of 2013, so here's our best-of roundup for the last twelve months. Browse 4 features
SPB's coverage of the annual festival in Gainesville, Florida. Browse 4 features
Our annual round-up of the best music of the year 2014. Browse 4 features
A collection of coverage rounding up the year 2012, covering our favorite albums, shows, bands, and more, as well as asking record labels and bands about their past twelve months in music Browse 3 features
A cookery column by Nick, vocalist with metal band The Famine. Veggie/vegan friendly! Browse 3 features
Guest column by T of Vegas Browse 3 features
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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