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Dave Hause

Posted April 7, 2014, 5:48 p.m.

Dave Hause seems tired but enthusiastic. He's just finished the first two weeks of shows on the Devour America tour. There will be another fifty-six days before he has some time off. The grueling schedule seems befitting of Hause, who's most recent album Devour deals with, among other things, the struggles of the American working class. It's a fitting metaphor. Later that evening, playing a sold out show at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern, the former lead singer of The Loved Ones genuinely works to win over every member of the audience. He exudes an infectious energy, and while that energy is undeniably effective, it looks like it takes a lot of effort. This effort is something that ...

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Interviews Northcote

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 ...


Interviews Kodaline

Posted April 7, 2014, 5:41 p.m.

From writing songs in a bedroom in the Dublin suburbs to selling out venues all over Ireland and the UK, Irish four-piece Kodaline have been ...

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Go It Alone

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

For the past five years, Go it Alone have steadily made a name for themselves not just in their native Northwest hardcore scene, but also across all of the U.S. and Europe. The band has survived constant lineup changes and a near fatal injury. Nevertheless, Go it Alone has soldiered on and just released their second full-length, Histories. Scene Point Blank chatted with drummer Lucas McFadden about just that and more. Scene Point Blank: According to your bio, Go it Alone originated when you and Mark decided to form a band due to your love for Battery, among other ...

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The Gaslight Anthem

Interviews The Gaslight Anthem

Posted March 16, 2014, 4:44 p.m.

For most bands in the punk rock community, success comes with a price. Whenever a band achieves a new level ...

Sorry State Records

Interviews Sorry State Records

Posted March 16, 2014, 4:35 p.m.

Since 2005 Sorry State Records has grown from a small boutique label into one of the most dependable, well-curated record ...

Off With Their Heads

Interviews Off With Their Heads

Posted March 1, 2014, 5:24 a.m.

During a prolonged Minnesota winter in early 2013, Scene Point Blank chatted with Off With Their Heads’ Ryan Young about ...

Ides of Gemini

Interviews Ides of Gemini

Posted March 1, 2014, 5:20 a.m.

The three-way partnership between Sera Timms (vocals/bass), Kelly Johnston (drums/vocals) and J. Bennett (guitar/vocals) forms Ides of ...

The National Lights

Interviews The National Lights

Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 1:55 p.m.

Way back in the far gone year of 2005, Jacob Berns and Chris Kiehne got together to record a small ...

Emma Louise

Interviews Emma Louise

Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 3:05 p.m.

Australian singer-songwriter Emma Louise released her debut album Vs Head Vs Heart back in April, delving into synth-heavy song structures ...

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