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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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1QI: Iron Reagan, Fake Problems, Herra Terra, Raging Nathans

1QI: Iron Reagan, Fake Problems, Herra Terra, Raging Nathans

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 Iron Reagan, Fake Problems, Herra Terra and Raging Nathans.

Tony Foresta (Iron Reagan)
SPB: What is your favorite 1990s artist?
Tony: I was going to say Avail but it turns out that they actually started in ‘87. Did not know that! Haha.
So I'm going to have to go with Spazz. They opened so many doors for me musically with all the splits they did as well their smart yet funny lyrics. It really changed my perspective toward fast and brutal music back then and encouraged me to get into more heavy and crazier stuff as opposed to the more straight forward punk I was listening to at the time. A year and some change after discovering them and listening to them religiously we found out that Spazz was doing a full U.S. tour. It was like the fucking Beatles were coming to me and my friends. We were so excited. My first band was lucky enough to play the Virginia Beach show (also on the bill was His Hero is Gone and Suppression!) and afterwards we ended up following them up the East Coast like they were the fucking Greatful Dead. So many good memories from that time. 
Chris Farren (Fake Problems)
SPB: What makes a good host when you sleep on a stranger’s floor?
Chris: I'll preface this by saying anyone who asks or lets a band stay at their house is a very kind and gracious soul, and we appreciate it immensely. We've been saved numerous times from costly hotel rooms and Walmart parking lots.
That said, there are a few things I ask about when looking for the ideal place to stay. For me, first and foremost is, "Are you having a party?" A lot of people are really excited to have a band stay over, and they want so desperately to show them a good time. This is great! But after a show, around 1am, most of us just want to sleep. I can't even count how many times I've been laying in a sleeping bag in the middle of someone's dining room as eight dudes stand over me drunkenly having the same conversation about the ethics of "selling out." This leads to me never sleeping that night and inevitably getting crazy sick for a week. 
Next up is general comfort: how many couches/beds/carpeted floor space is there? Hardwood floors are very beautiful but they are also very painful to sleep on.
Last but not least is wifi, baby. I'm sorry but I am basically at your house to ignore everything around me and find a few moments of peace within months of spending 100% of my time with other people.
Oh, one more thing: the place you want to take us for breakfast that is 10 minutes away? It's 45 minutes away and we are going to be late for our show now.
Herra Terra
SPB: What's the most interesting thing that has happened to the band this summer, any show horror stories or has it all been good so far?
Herra Terra: On a weekend tour in Providence RI, our manager Marcus was helping us load the van on the side of the road. The side door was open and he was standing in front of it. We could hear a car speeding up the road but didn't really think anything of it, so we went about our biz. For whatever reason, he moved a few feet over to reach into the back seat. No later than 3 seconds after he moved, the car slammed into the door he had just been standing in front of, literally caving the whole thing in and slamming it against the van. The driver decided to keep driving, leaving us with a mutilated van, but fortunately no one was hurt. Had Marcus not moved, we would without a doubt be telling a much different story. Luckily the venue had cameras and the bar manager recognized his car. Turns out he was a drummer in a local band so we managed to track him down a few weeks later. Moral of the story: drunk drummers never win.
Josh (Raging Nathans/Rad Girlfriend Records)
SPB: If you had your choice, what band would you love to tour with?
Josh: I think if we could pick to go on tour with one band it would probably be Iron Chic right now. I get along really well with all of those dudes and they are a ton of fun to hang out with. Plus, they are a band that I would love to watch every night. It's important to have fun on tour but I think it's equally important to surround yourself with people who inspire you. Those guys are really doing their thing.

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Bands New Foxygen soon

Posted Sept. 1, 2014, 9:40 a.m.

New Foxygen soon

Angel Ceballos

Foxygen will release a new album, ...And Star Power, on Oct. 14 on Jagjaguway Records. The band will also be touring North American in support. A new song, "How Can You Really" premiered online:

Tours Russian Circles in Canada

Posted Sept. 1, 2014, 9:19 a.m.

Russian Circles in Canada

Chicago trio Russian Circles are hitting Canada next month with The Atlas Moth in support. They will make additional stops in Minneapolis and Dallas afterward. Russian Circles released Memorial in 2013.  

Music News Ten bands one cause

Posted Sept. 1, 2014, 8:42 a.m.

Ten bands one cause

Ryan Russell

This October Red Distribution is sponsoring a charity event to raise awarenesss for breast cancer. 10 titles will be released on limited editin pnk vinyl, including Against Me!, Lucius, Jason Isbell, Temples, Courtney Barnett, and ...

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Tours Dads on tour with support from Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest, more

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 8:44 a.m. in Tours by Loren

Dads on tour with support from Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest, more

http://wearentdads.com/

Dads, set to release I'll Be the Tornado in October (6131 Records), have announced a North American tour with support from Tiny Moving Parts ...

09/14 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/15 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar #
09/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
09/18 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's Oasis #
09/19 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground #
09/20 - Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
10/17 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar *
10/18 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *
10/19 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *
10/20 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall *
10/22 Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/23 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
10/24 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/25 Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
10/26 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern *
10/27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
10/29-10/30 Ybor City, FL @ Pre-Fest *
10/31-11/02 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest *
11/03 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's Downstairs +
11/04 Austin, TX @ Mohawk +
11/05 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey +
11/07 Tucson, AZ @ Gary's Place +
11/08 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live +
11/10 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction +
11/11 Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex +
11/12 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill +
11/14 Portland, OR @ Slabtown +
11/15 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project +
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +
 
# Dads, I Am the Avalanche
* Dads, Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest
+ Dads, Tiny Moving Parts, Choir Vandals
 
Tracklist:
01. Grand Edge, MI
02. Chewing Ghosts
03. The Romantic Ocean
04. Fake Knees
05. Sold Year
06. Transitions
07. You Hold Back
08. But
09. Sunburnt Jet Wings
10. Take Back Today
11. Only You

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Shows Self Help Festival in Philadelphia

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 8:37 a.m. in Shows by Loren

Self Help Festival in Philadelphia

The Self Hel Festival will take place in Philadelphia on Oct. 4at Festival Pier in Penn's Landing. Bands to play include A Day To ...

PARKS & DEVASTATION TOUR DATES:
9/4/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE Outdoor
9/6/14 Detroit, MI - Chill On The Hill*
9/8/14 Albany, NY - The Armory
9/9/14 Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center
9/10/14 Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre
9/13/14 Janesville, WI - WJJO Festival
9/15/14 Grand Rapids, MI - DeltaPlex
9/16/14 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
9/17/14 St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena
9/18/14 Chicago, IL - UIC** (w/ Sleeping With Sirens)
9/20/14 Denver, CO - Riot Fest***
9/23/14 Fresno, CA - Woodward Park Amphitheatre
9/24/14 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine EXPO HALL
9/26/14 San Jose, CA - Event Center @ SJSU
9/28/14 Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
9/30/14 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
10/1/14 Houston, TX - Reliant Arena
10/4/14 Philadelphia, PA – Self Help Festival
10/5/14 Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Festival
10/6/14 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
10/7/14 Charlotte, NC - Uptown Amphitheatre
10/9/14 Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum
10/10/14 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock
10/11/14 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock

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Bands Black Map debut on the way (Far, Crosses, The Trophy Fire)

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 8:11 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Black Map debut on the way (Far, Crosses, The Trophy Fire)

Jen Cash

Black Map, a band comprised of Mark Engles (Far/†††, Chris Robyn. and Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire), will released their debut album …And We Explode ...

September 12 San Francisco, CA The Independent (w/Strata)
Dates below w/Chevelle:
October 26 Manchester, UK Academy 3October 27 Birmingham, UK Academy 2October 28 London, UK Electric BallroomOctober 30 Antwerp, Belgium TrixOctober 31 Paris, France MaroquinerieNovember 3 Munich, Germany BackstageNovember 4 Berlin, Germany C-ClubNovember 5 Cologne, Germany StollwerkNovember 6 Hamburg, Germany Knust

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Records The Melvins: Hold It In

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 12:25 p.m. in Records by Loren

The Melvins: Hold It In

The always busy Melvins will release a new album titled Hold It In on Oct. 14. In addition to the new record, to be released ...

Tour dates:
October 15 Sacramento, CA Assembly
October 17 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo House of Music
October 18 Seattle, WA The Showbox
October 19 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
October 21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
October 22 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing
October 23 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
October 24 San Diego, CA The Casbah
October 25 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
October 26 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
October 28 Dallas, TX Trees
October 29 Austin, TX Mohawk
October 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live - Studio
October 31 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Fest
November 1 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
November 2 Gainesville, FL The Wooly
November 3 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit's
November 4 Orlando, FL The Social
November 5 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
November 6 Tampa, FL Orpheum Theater
November 8 Atlanta, GA The Loft at Center Stage

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Labels Relapse adds Valkyrie

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:34 a.m. in Labels by Loren

Relapse adds Valkyrie

Relapse Records has inked Valkyrie to the label. The Viriginia band formed in 2002 and includes brothers Jake and Pete Adams (Baroness, Samhain), Alan Fary ...

Bands Lemuria updates

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:21 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Lemuria updates

Lemuria has announced the recording of a 7" with Mark Ryan (Mind Spiders, The Marked Men, more), to be released as part of the Turnstile ...

Records Primus is back

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:19 a.m. in Records by Loren

Primus is back

Primus - Primus & the Chocolate Factory

Primus will release a new album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory, on Oct. 21 on ATO Records, followed by a fall tour. The record will be ...

Catch Primus & The Chocolate Factory on Tour
 *10/22 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA*
*10/24 – Palace Theatre – Albany, NY*
*10/25 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA*
*10/26 – Flynn Center for Performing Arts – Burlington, VT*
*10/28 – Palace Theater – Waterbury, CT*
*10/29 – Hippodrome – Baltimore, MD*
*10/31 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY*
*11/01 – State Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ*
*11/02 – Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY*
*11/03 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI*
*11/05 – Peabody Opera House – St. Louis, MO*
*11/07 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH*
*11/08 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA*
*11/09 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL*
*11/11 – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami
Beach, FL*
*11/12 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL*
*11/14 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Biloxi, MS*
*11/15 – ACL live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX*
*11/16 – The Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX*
*11/17 – Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, TX*
*11/19 – Orpheum Theatre Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ*
*11/21 – Orpheum Theatre LA – Los Angeles, CA*

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