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1QI: Franz Nicolay, Dan Padilla, Where My Bones Rest Easy, Radon

1QI: Franz Nicolay, Dan Padilla, Where My Bones Rest Easy, Radon

One of our features here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Well, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week regardless.

After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with Franz Nicolay, Dan Padilla, Where My Bones Rest Easy and Radon.

Franz Nicolay
SPB:What instrument is the hardest to tunefully amplify in a larger venue?
Franz: It doesn't come up very often, but the musical - or "singing" - saw is next to impossible to successfully mic. The sound is soft and high-pitched and has no obvious point of creation, so you just have to point a mic at it and turn it up as loud as you can without feeding back. The problem is especially acute since for the performer, to accurately set and hold the pitch you need to hear it pretty well, so you need monitors turned up as well. Basically it becomes a feedback machine. Better to use a theremin. Or just a violin.
J. Wang (Dan Padilla, Shallow Cuts)
SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics mid-song? If so, how did you recover?
J: Of course I’ve forgotten lyrics. Haven’t you seen how drunk we are when we play? I've not only forgotten lyrics, but forgotten entire songs while the rest of the band just stares at me like I’m an idiot. Not much to do at that point...It doesnt happen often, and everyone is human.
"Imperfection is what makes us unique." That's what my friend Matty told me.
Anthony Manella (Where My Bones Rest Easy)
SPB: What’s your favorite book?
Anthony: I'd have to say the book that has stuck with me and held a lot of weight in helping me process things in life as a young teen/adult would have to be Albert Camus' The Stranger. I first read it when I was 15 or 16. So at an early age the book was more intriguing to me from a religious standpoint more than anything. I was adamantly atheist as a teenager, because I needed something to rebel against, haha. So when I was younger I was just really excited on all the symbolism (of what I thought at the time was a rejection) of organized religion. Growing up and re-evaluating my thoughts on such topics of faith and how it ties into living one’s life. I've taken Camus' use of religious symbolism in The Stranger as more of an effort to stray away from the focus of a promised afterlife being the sole reason to be a "good" person with the lives we have. But rather live your life on your own terms defining what is "good" and healthy along the way, knowing that the only thing that is ever promised to you is death. That may be morbid to some, but it gives me a little comfort in knowing that I'm doing what I know makes me happy and gives me some sort of life.
Bill Clower (Radon, drums)
SPB: How did your set at Fest 12 come about? Any surprises in store for #13?
Bill: That's 2 questions.
Tate, the owner of The Lunch Box restaurant, asked us to play.
[For Fest 13,] if we told you, it wouldn't be a surprise (you're really going to have to start thinking this whole thing through from now on) J/K. More than likely, we will be doing an entire set of Bruno Mars covers...SURPRISE!

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SPB exclusive stream: Pord

SPB exclusive stream: Pord

Scene Point Blank is excited to host a new stream this month, Wild from Pord, which releases on Sept. 8.

The record is the French band's second full-length and was recorded by Serge Morattel. Pre-orders are open now from Solar Flare Records on CD and vinyl.


Pord has a European tour scheduled later this month.
12.09.14 : Montpellier (fr) @ Black Sheep13.09.14 : Onet Le Chateau (fr) @ Le Studio14.09.14 : Marseille (fr) @ La Machine à Coudre20.09.14 : Bologna (it) @ Freakout21.09.14 : Lodi (it) @ Parco Belgiardino23.09.14 : Dijon (fr) @ Deep Inside24.09.14 : Lille (fr) @ CCL25.09.14 : Bruxelles (be) @ London Calling26.09.14 : Neuchatel (ch) @ La Case A Choc27.09.14 : Bern (ch) @ La Caffette28.09.14 : Vesoul (fr) @ Le Cafe Francais29.09.14 : Paris (fr) @ Point FMR w/ Hammerhead30.09.14 : Le Havre (fr) @ Mac Daid's w/ Hammerhead01.10.14 : Nevers (fr) @ Socquette02.10.14 : Nommay (fr) @ Pinky Bar03.10.14 : Reims (fr) @ MDQ Turenne04.10.14 : Rennes (fr) @ Le Jardin Moderne06.10.14 : Orleans (fr) @ Le 10807.10.14 : Poitiers (fr) @ Le Zinc08.10.14 : Toulouse (fr) @ Pavillons Sauvage09.10.14 : Nimes (fr) @ Akoustic Cafe11.10.14 : Lyon (fr) @ Les Capucins31.10.14 : Clermont-Fd (fr) @ La Coope w/ Greys01.11.14 : Gerardmer (fr) @ MCL

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Labels Typesetter join Black Numbers

Posted Sept. 15, 2014, 8:54 p.m.

Black Numbers will soon release the debut LP from Chicago's Typesetter, titled Wild's End and set for an Oct. 14 release date.  

Tours Death and Obituary to tour

Posted Sept. 15, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

Death and Obituary to tour

Felipe Belalcazar

Death will be touring North America soon along with Obituary and Massacre and Rivers of Nihil and Untimely Demise. Dates are posted below.

Shows Ten years of Twelve Gauge

Posted Sept. 15, 2014, 6:13 p.m.

Ten years of Twelve Gauge

Twelve Gauge Records turns ten this month and the label is celebrating with a special concert on Sept. 27 in San Francisco. The line-up for the evening will include Sabertooth Zombie, No Sir, Nervous, Daggers ...

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Tours Pujol and Screaming Females to hit the road

Posted Sept. 15, 2014, 6:11 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Pujol and Screaming Females to hit the road

Christopher Patrick Ernst

Screaming Females will join Pujol on a US tour starting in October. Pujol release Kludge and Screaming Females released Live at the Hideout earlier this ...

Tour Dates with PUJOL10/03: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (U+N Fest)10/04: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory*10/05: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project*10/06: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*10/07: Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium*10/08: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club*10/09: Spearfish, SD @ Back Porch*10/10: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge*10/11: Boise, ID @ The Crux*10/13: Portland, OR @ Holocene*10/14: Olympia, WA @ Obsidian*10/15: Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge*10/17: Oakland, CA @1234 Go!*10/18: San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern*10/19: Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos*10/20: San Pedro, CA Harold's*10/21: Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher*10/23: Austin, TX @ Red 7*10/24: Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown*10/25: New Orleans, LA @ Community Records Block Party*10/26: Cleveland, MS @ Green Room (Delta State University)*10/27: Birmingham, AL @ Seasick Records*10/28: Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox*10/30: Ybor (Tampa), FL @ Pre-Fest 210/31: Gainesville, FL @ FEST 1311/01: Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar*11/02: Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade*11/03: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*11/04: Washington, DC @ Black Cat*11/05: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*11/06: Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear’s Place*11/07: Providence, RI @ Spark City*11/08: Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes*
*=with PUJOL

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Labels No Idea to release Sunshine State LP

Posted Sept. 15, 2014, 6:08 p.m. in Labels by Loren

Sunshine State, a new band comprised of Warren Oakes (Against Me!), Troy Pearlman (Whiskey and Co, the Enablers, J. Page), Kyle Fick (the Featured Creatures ...

Tours The Pauses Announce 'Interact-O-Vision' Tour

Posted Sept. 15, 2014, 12:31 p.m. in Tours by Aaron H

The Pauses Announce 'Interact-O-Vision' Tour

The Pauses will be doing a short run in the US South of dates leading up to The Fest. They'll be bringing their "audience-controlled ...

Interact-O-Vision: A How-To-Guide for the Participating Enthusiast from The Pauses on Vimeo.

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Tours Tim Barry Joins BoySetsFire 'After the Eulogy' Tour

Posted Sept. 15, 2014, 12:23 p.m. in Tours by Aaron H

Tim Barry Joins BoySetsFire 'After the Eulogy' Tour

Recently, Boysetsfire announced a tour celebrating the band's 20th anniversary where they'll play After the Eulogy from front to back. It's been ...

Records New Luke Winslow-King out soon

Posted Sept. 14, 2014, 9 p.m. in Records by Loren

New Luke Winslow-King out soon

Luke Winslow-King - The Coming Tide

Blood shot Records has announced a new album from Luke Winslow-King to be called Everlasting Arms. King, born in New Orleans and now residing in ...

MP3s New song from Caves

Posted Sept. 14, 2014, 8:39 p.m. in MP3s by Loren

Caves hav epremiered "Sad," new song from their upcoming album, Leaving, which will release on Nov. 3 via Specialist Subject/Yo-Yo Records. It is the ...

European tour with Andrew Jackson Jihad
OCT 02 - Deaf Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom 
OCT 03 - Audio, Glasgow, United Kingdom 
OCT 04 - WTFEST 6, Southampton, United Kingdom 
OCT 05 - The Cavern, Exeter, United Kingdom 
OCT 06 - The Exchange, Bristol, United Kingdom 
OCT 07 - JC KAVKA, Antwerpen, Belgium 
OCT 08 - Luxor Live, Arnhem, Netherlands 
OCT 09 - Café Lorenz, Munster, Germany 
OCT 10 - Troejborg Kulturhus, Aarhus, Denmark 
OCT 11 - Skjul 46, Gothenburg, Sweden 
OCT 12 - Klubb Adolescent @ Studio 124, Stockholm, Sweden 
OCT 13 - Huset KBH, Copenhagen, Denmark 
OCT 14 - Privat Club, Berlin, Germany 
OCT 15 - Cross Club, Prague, Czech Republic 
OCT 16 - Zwolfzehn, Stuttgart, Germany 
OCT 17 - Klubi, Zurich, Switzerland 
OCT 18 - Roessli, Berne, Switzerland 
OCT 19 - White Rabbit, Freiburg, Germany 
OCT 20 - Underground Small Room, Cologne, Germany 
OCT 21 - L’Espace B, Paris, France 
OCT 22 - Fighting Cocks, Kingston, United Kingdom
OCT 23 - The Dome Tuffnell Park, London, United Kingdom
29TH OCT - PRE-FEST, Little Ybor, Tampa FL- NEW WORLD BREWERY (11:50pm)
31ST OCT - 2ND NOV - THE FEST 13, Gainesville, Fl

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Bands Katatonia 4-disc set

Posted Sept. 13, 2014, 9:06 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Katatonia 4-disc set

Sweden's Katatonia will release a 4 CD/DVD set titled Last Fair Day Gone Night on Sept. 30 via Peaceville. The collection includes multiple ...

CD 1 - Audio from Koko set I
CD 2 - Audio from Koko set II
Last Fair Day Gone Night Concert Film
DVD 2 - Katatonia Documentary - 136 minutes
A 20th Year Flashback Documentary

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