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1QI: Jason Lupeituu, Noisem, Cloud Rat, Shonen Knife

1QI: Jason Lupeituu, Noisem, Cloud Rat, Shonen Knife

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 Jason Lupeituu, Noisem, Cloud Rat and Shonen Knife.

Jason Lupeituu (Sound engineer, vibe tech, aspiring cook)
SPB: What is the hardest part about a life on the road? What is the best part?
Jason: The hardest part of being on the road is missing and being away from your family, friends, and most important your significant other, and most often things taken for granted are as well the most missed, such as your own bed, your bathroom facilities, and your own kitchen. Cooking your own food with loved ones and savoring a home cooked meal is a priceless thing. Nothing compares to that.   
The best part of life on the road is having a solid network of friends and roadie family all over the world. The thought of being able to go to Melbourne, AU and hit up a buddy and get a flat while at the best coffee house in Australia makes the world that much more smaller and amazing at the same time.   
But that cup of coffee in the morning sitting in your own living room is just as awesome.   
SPB: Who is your favorite band to see live?
Harley Phillips: Ilsa never fails to impress me, They're of those bands that, if I could, I would go to every one of their shows--which isn't that farfetched of an idea. Also, Repulsion: one of my favorite bands on record and live.
Sebastian Phillips: Carcass killed it night after night, Definitely one of the best bands I've seen live.
Rorik (Cloud Rat)
SPB: What characteristics make a good host when you crash on a stranger’s floor?
Rorik: Hmmmmmm.... Well, that depends on my mood and how many gigs I've played in the past 24 hours and how much driving has been done. 
1. SWIMMING POOL.Kidding.Host: Respectful. Good-natured. Kind. Nice to talk to. Not a complete maniac (unless I'm looking to party, in that case, the loonier the better). Pleasant, but not overbearing/super chatty. Someone who asks if people are tired or up for hanging out.
The best host has work off and has vegan food for everyone and is funny and cool and has neat friends and an awesome movie/record/book/comic/game collection and let's everyone get comfy in their house wherever/however. HAHA. All of that is great, but the bitter reality is that people gotta work. People got lives and bills and shit going on and can't house a bunch of whiney band babies forever. 
In a tired/sleepy mood: I'm pretty generally easy to please when on the road. Floor is fine. Couch is fine. Bed is LUXURY. Clean drinking water. Shower (clean towels is a super plus. It's interesting how many people don't seem to keep clean towels around...). Food is always very much appreciated but I don't expect it. I don't expect anything, in fact, other than respect, kindness and courtesy.
I like clean, quiet houses. But not too quiet, maybe a fan blowing or something like that. And for the love of Lucifer, if the only space to sleep is in the living room/kitchen, and people are actually trying to sleep, don't stay up in the kitchen/living room blasting grindcore, smoking cigarettes, whatever. SO NOT COOL. God, I've totally been guilty of this before though. Shame on me! Sorry folks.
Party mood: First, make sure there is a space where people who don't want to party can sleep quietly/comfortably. If so, fuck it. Let's have all the fun. 
I've hosted many bands (some real fuckin’ pricks, most lovely good folks), and stayed at many people's homes. The best thing I can say for real though: the number one rule is the golden rule. Treat others how you would want to be treated. That's it. Just be fuckin' cool, right?
Naoko (Shonen Knife)
SPB: What is your favorite Ramones song?
Naoko: It’s impossible to choose one song. I like all Ramones songs.

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Premiere: The Tim Version bonus EP

Premiere: The Tim Version bonus EP

The Tim Version - Ordinary Life

Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere the bonus companion EP for The Tim Version’s upcoming Ordinary Life full-length. The 7”, streaming below, is available with pre-orders from No Idea Records and will be for sale at their upcoming record release show also. It contains 3 songs in addition to the 12 song full-length.

The Tim Version are a Tampa, FL 4-piece playing hoarse vocal punk that claims influence from The Replacements, Radon, Motorhead, and classic country.

Ordinary Life is scheduled to release next month. The Tim Version last released Decline of the Southern Gentleman in 2008.
LP Track Listing:1. For the Birds2. Hello, Waterface3. A Dream About Dean's Dream4. Holidays and Birfdays5. Funny Movies6. The Future of Humanity is Dogs7. Plague Dogs8. Men of Compromise9. Red Wine Party10. The Yuckface Symbol11. Die in Yer Sleep12. Fish Oar Die
7" Track Listing:1. Trust Fund Economics2. Horse Sense3. Mentally Ill

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Records SPB exclusive stream: Straight Arrows

SPB exclusive stream: Straight Arrows

Straight Arrows - Rising

SPB is proud to present the latest album from Straight Arrows, Rising, set for a US release on Aug. 12 on Hozac Records. The fuzzed out garage-punk band's last full length was 2010's ...

Records Scott Walker and Sunn 0))) collaboration

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 8:03 a.m.

Sunn O))) and Scott Walker will be working together on a new full-length, Souse. The record is 5 songs and 5 minutes and will be released later this year.

Bands Locrian finishes recording

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

Locrian finishes recording

Locrian has finished recording a new album that is scheduled to hit stores in 2015. The record was produced by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio in Chicago and will be out next year on Relapse ...

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Records Crime's Murder By Guitar gets vinyl release

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:07 p.m. in Records by Loren

Murder By Guitar, from San Francisco's Crime, will be released on vinyl on Aug. 19. The album collects three singles and nine unreleased studio ...

track listing
1. Hot Wire My Heart
2. Baby You're So Repulsive
3. Terminal Boredom
4. Dillinger's Brain
5. Frustration
6. Murder By Guitar
7. Crime Wave
8. Piss On Your Dog
9. TV Blue
10. If Looks Could Kill
11. Lost Soul
12. Rockin' Weird
13. Gangster Funk
14. Maserati
15. San Francisco's Doomed

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Tours Windhand tour dates

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 6:32 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Windhand tour dates

Tony Lynch

Richmond, VA's Windhand have announced a three week North American jaunt that includes shows with Sleep, Ilsa, Jex Thoth, and All Them Witches. The ...

Windhand Tour Dates
Aug 24 Richmond, VA Strange Matter w/All Them Witches
Aug 26 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer w/ Sleep SOLD OUT'
Aug 27 Washington DC Black Cat w/ Disciples of Christ & The Citadel
****All dates with All Them Witches****
Sep 04 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
Sep 05 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Pub
Sep 06 Akron, OH Musica
Sep 07 Columbus, OH The Basement
Sep 09 Iowa City, IA Gabe's
Sep 10 Chicago, IL Cobra w/ Jex Thoth
Sep 11 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock w/ Jex Thoth
Sep 12 Milwaukee, WI Metal Grill w/ Jex Thoth
Sep 13 Ferndale, MI Loving Touch
Sep 14 Toronto, ON Coda
Sep 16 Ottawa, ON Cafe Dekcuf
Sep 17 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
Sep 18 Cambridge, MA Middle East (upstairs) w/ Ilsa
Sep 19 Providence, RI AS220 w/ Ilsa
Sep 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus w/ Elder & Ilsa

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Records New Earth in September

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 5:34 p.m. in Records by Loren

New Earth in September

Earth will release a new LP, Primitive And Deadly, on Sept. 2. The band just completed a European tour and will tour the US with ...

*US Tour w/ King Dude:*
9/04/2014 Crocodile - Seattle, WA
9/06/2014 Shakedown - Bellingham, WA
9/07/2014 Doug Fir - Portland, OR
9/08/2014 Midtown Barfly - Sacramento, CA
9/09/2014 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA
9/10/2014 Bottom Of The Hill - San Fransisco, CA
9/11/2014 Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Los Angeles, CA
9/12/2014 SD Music Thing Fest - San Diego, CA
9/13/2014 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
9/14/2014 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
9/16/2014 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/17/2014 Club Dada - Dallas, TX
9/18/2014 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA
9/19/2014 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
9/20/2014 Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC
9/21/2014 Rock N Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
9/23/2014 Great Scott - Allston, MA
9/24/2014 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
9/26/2014 Boot And Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
9/27/2014 Midpoint Music Fest - Cincinnati, OH
9/28/2014 Pygmalion, Music Fest - Urbana, IL
9/29/2014 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
9/30/2014 Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
10/01/2014 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
10/02/2014 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
10/03/2014 Neurolux - Boise, ID

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Tours Pup in the USA

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 5:31 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Pup in the USA

Recent Sideonedummy signees Pup, from Australia, have announced their first US tour. The tour starts in Minneapolis, ends in Boston, and will bit Riot Fest ...

Tues Oct 7 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Weds Oct 8 – Winnipeg, MB – Windsor Arms
Thurs Oct 9 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
Fri Oct 10 – Calgary, AB – Broken City
Sat Oct 11 – Edmonton, AB – Mercer (Up + Down Music Festival)
Mon Oct 13 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
Tues Oct 14 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Weds Oct 15 – Portland, OR – Slabtown
Fri Oct 17 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
Sat Oct 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Culture Collide Festival
Mon Oct 20 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Tues Oct 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
Thurs Oct 23 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
Fri Oct 24 – Austin, TX – Red 7
Sat Oct 25 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
Weds Oct 29 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
Thurs Oct 30 – Tampa, FL – Pre-Fest
Fri Oct 31 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest
Mon Nov 3 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
Tues Nov 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
Weds Nov 5 – Washington, D.C. – DC9
Thurs Nov 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Barbary
Fri Nov 7 – New York City, NY – Mercury Lounge
Sat Nov 8 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

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Records Social Damage to release 7-inch

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 4:23 p.m. in Records by Loren

Social Damage to release 7-inch

Indianapolis' Social Damage have an upcoming 7" titled Eye for an Eye that will release on Life to Live Records. The band plays straight edge ...

Bands Quintron & Miss Pussycat updates

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 3:18 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Quintron & Miss Pussycat updates

Swamp-tech dupo Quintron & Miss Pussycat will be touring again this fall in addition to releasing a new full-length records. They will be joined on various ...

Tour Dates:
Sep 4 - Knoxville, TN- Pilot Light
Sep 6 - Lafayette, GA- Cherokee Farm
Nov 2 - New Orleans, LA- Voodoo Festival at City Park
Nov 7 - Memphis, TN- Hi Tone !
Nov 8 - St. Louis, MI -- -- -- Firebird *
Nov 9 - Lawrence, KS- Replay Lounge *
Nov 10 - Iowa City, IA- The Mill *
Nov 11 - St. Paul, MN- Turf Club *
Nov 12 - Milwaukee, WI- Cactus Club *
Nov 14 - Chicago, IL- Hideout *
Nov 15 - Ann Arbor, MI- Blind Pig
Nov 16 - Cleveland, OH- Beachland Tavern
Nov 18 - Buffalo, NY- Buffalo Iron Works
Nov 19 - Toronto, ON- Horseshoe Tavern
Nov 20 - Ottawa, ON- House of Targ
Nov 21 - Montreal, qc - Il Motore
Nov 22 - Winooski, VT - Monkey House
Nov 23 - Portland, ME-The Space Gallery
Nov 25 - Allston, MA- Great Scott
Nov 29 - Brooklyn, NY- Baby's All Right
Dec 1 - Asheville, NC- Double Crown
Dec 2 - Durham, NC- The Pinhook
Dec 3- Savannah, GA- Dollhouse Studios & Productions
Dec 4 - Tallahassee, FL- Club Downunder (FSU)
Dec 8 - Orlando, FL- Will's Pub #
Dec 9 - Jacksonville, FL- Underbelly #
* w/ Babes
! w/ Manatees
# w/ White Mystery

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Tours Skinny Puppy and more on Alliance of Sound tour

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 3:15 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Skinny Puppy and more on Alliance of Sound tour

Skinny Puppy will be joined by VNV Nation, Haujobb, and Youth Code on the upcoming Alliance of Sound Tour of North America. Dates are included ...

Nov. 28 The Sound Academy (Toronto, ON)
Nov 29 Metropolis (Montreal, QC)
Nov. 30 House of Blues (Boston, MA)
Dec. 2 Best Buy Theater (NYC)
Dec. 3 Trocadero Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
Dec. 5 Jannus Landing (Tampa, FL)
Dec. 6 Buckhead Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
Dec. 8 The Pageant (St. Louis, MO)
Dec. 9 The Vic Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Dec. 10 Mill City Nights (Minneapolis, MN)
Dec. 12 Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
Dec. 13 The Complex (SLC)
Dec. 15 Showbox SODO (Seattle, WA)
Dec. 16 Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Dec. 17 Roseland Theater (Portland, OR)
Dec. 19 Regency Ballroom (San Francisco, CA)
Dec. 20 The Fox Theater (Pomona, CA)

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