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Posted Sept. 6, 2015, 5:09 p.m.

Five years in hardcore can seem like eternity. In five years scenes change, groups come and go, and other life obligations can get in the way. New England Hardcore outfit Foxfires are celebrating their fifth anniversary by releasing the LP Pinetum this October. Pinetum is an aggressive and hard-hitting album, with a stand out performance from frontman Josh Lyford. Lyrically Lyford sets himself apart from his peers with honest, raw, poetic sensibility. Scene Point Blank recently sat down with Lyford to discuss his band and the good things that happen when you continue to make music. Scene Point Blank: You play in a hardcore band. Every five years or so people seem to make claims about the state of hardcore ...

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Blind Idiot God

Interviews Blind Idiot God

Posted Sept. 6, 2015, 5 p.m.

Blind Idiot God have been one of the iconic extreme experimental bands since their inception back in the '80s. Their career was taking off with ...

BJ (Ancient Shores) on audio production / Shallow Grave (1994)

Regular Columns BJ (Ancient Shores) on audio production / Shallow Grave (1994)

Posted Sept. 6, 2015, 4:55 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Jason Alberts is an audio engineer with an extensive career in post-production, along with location sound. His recent work includes mixing on Paralytic, Dead Body ...

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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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From the archive...
GWAR B-Q 2014


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 set on fire, is somewhat of a tricky thing to explain to someone. Things only get further complicated when you find yourself explaining how, in this instance, the fallen's mile-long penis had to be filled with fireworks prior to the ceremony so that the space pirate could get his rocks off one last time. Things get even more confusing when you try to explain that what you saw was one of the most moving things you've ever witnessed ...

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Mischief Brew and the case for punk rock

Music Mischief Brew and the case for punk rock

Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 3:50 p.m.

I’ve been going to punk shows for well over a decade. That statement may seem like bragging, but it ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Die en route

Regular Columns Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Die en route

Posted Aug. 9, 2015, 3:45 p.m.
era vulgaris

Chaos, contradictions, and confrontations are a rite of passage. Charles Dickens said that we begin to forgive a place as ...

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

Music 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 ...


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 ...

BJ (Ancient Shores) on sound

Regular Columns BJ (Ancient Shores) on sound

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 ...

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 ...

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