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A Wilhelm Scream added to Fest 13

Posted July 19, 2014, 10:02 a.m.
A Wilhelm Scream added to Fest 13

Fest 13 and Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor 2 have added A Wilhelm Scream. Additional additions to Fest also include Fake Problems, Thou, Annabel, and The Paul Collins Beat. 

The annual event(s) in Ybor City, FL and Gainesville, FL runs from Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

New Copyrights 7-inch

Posted July 18, 2014, 8:34 a.m.
New Copyrights 7-inch

The Copyrights will release No Knocks on 7" on July 22 via Fat Wreck Chords. The band is also set for a new full-length, Report, set for an Aug. 26 release on Red Scare Industries.

The band will set out on tour with 7 Seconds next week.

Jul 21 @ The Hideout - Omaha, NEJul 22 @ Surfside 7 - Fort Collins, COJul 23 @ Club Sound - Salt Lake City, UT (with 7 Seconds)Jul 24 @ Marquis Theater - Denver, CO (with 7 Seconds)Jul 25 @ Czar Bar - Kansas City, MO (with 7 Seconds)Jul 26 @ Fubar - St Louis, MO (with 7 Seconds)Jul 27 @ Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL (with 7 Seconds)Jul 28 @ Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN (with 7 Seconds)Jul 30 @ Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH (with 7 Seconds)Jul 31 @ Scumbags Skatepark - Natrona Heights (Pittsburgh), PAAug 01 @ Voltage Lounge - Philadelphia, PA (with 7 Seconds)Aug 02 @ Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA (with 7 Seconds)Aug 03 @ Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY (with 7 Seconds)Aug 04 @ Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ (with 7 Seconds)Aug 05 @ Ottobar - Baltimore, MD (with 7 Seconds)Aug 06 @ Milestone Club - Charlotte, NCAug 07 @ Masquerade - Atlanta, GA (with 7 Seconds)Aug 08 @ Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL (with 7 Seconds)Aug 09 @ Walter's Downtown - Houston, TX (with 7 Seconds)
Aug 10 @ Three Links - Dallas, TX (with 7 Seconds)Aug 12 @ Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM (with 7 Seconds)Aug 13 @ Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ (with 7 Seconds)Aug 14 @ The Glass House - Pomona, CA (with 7 Seconds)Aug 15 @ Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CAAug 16 @ Slabtown - Portland, OR (with Success!)Aug 17 @ The Kraken - Seattle, WA (with Success!)Aug 19 @ The Filling Station - Bozeman, MTAug 20 @ VFW - Rapid City, SDAug 21 @ Total Drag - Sioux Falls, SD

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Records Moral Mazes 7-inch coming

Posted July 18, 2014, 8:32 a.m.

Moral Mazes 7-inch coming

Moral Mazes - Magic Tommy Jackson

Moral Mazes, featuring Jonah Matranga (Far, Onelinedrawing), Jeff Dean (All Eyes West, Dead Ending), Darren Zentek (Office of Future Plans), and J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines), is a nwe studio project set to release their ...

Shows Meltasia Festival in Layaette sets line-up

Posted July 17, 2014, 8:40 a.m.

Meltasia Festival in Layaette sets line-up

The Meltasia Music Festival in Lafayette, GA has announced their line-up for the Sept. 5-7 event. Headliners are The Black Lips, Cherrie Currie, Nik Turners Hawkwind, Danava, and others performing include The Coathangers, Lecherous Gaze ...

Labels Myrkur to release EP on Relapse

Posted July 16, 2014, 7:29 p.m.

Myrkur to release EP on Relapse

Denmark one-woman black metal outfil Myrkur will release a debut EP on Relapse on Sept. 16. The first single, "Nattens Barn" is included below.

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MP3s Hear "Someone Like You" from Mannequin Pussy

Posted July 16, 2014, 5:37 p.m. in MP3s by Loren

Hear "Someone Like You" from Mannequin Pussy

Mannequin Pussy, from New York City, have debuted the song "Someone Like You." The song will be on their upcoming debut full-length, Gypsy Pervent, which ...

Summer Tour
JUL 31 - Boston, MA @ The Womb
AUG 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Perry's House
AUG 5 - Arlington, VA @ TBA
AUG 6 - Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
AUG 7 - Durham, NC @ Chateau Moby Dick
AUG 8 - Asheville, NC @ TBA
AUG 9 - Murray, KY @ Terrapin Street
AUG 11 - Fayetteville, AR @ JR'S Lightbulb Club
AUG 12 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Glovers
AUG 14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
AUG 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Tempe Tavern
AUG 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ House Party
AUG 19 - Reno, NV @ TBA
AUG 20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
AUG 21 - Denver, CO @ TBA
AUG 22 - Boulder, CO @ The Goss House
AUG 24 - Kansas City, MO @ TBA
AUG 25 - St. Louis, MO @ TBA
AUG 26 - Cincinatti, OH @ The Comet
AUG 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project

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Bands 1QI: Xiu Xiu, A Wilhelm Scream, Rosetta, Orange County Scenester

Posted July 16, 2014, 8:22 a.m. in Bands by Loren

1QI: Xiu Xiu, A Wilhelm Scream, Rosetta, Orange County Scenester

One of our newest features here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter ...

Matt (Rosetta)
SPB: Do you run your own website, facebook, twitter, etc? Do you enjoy that aspect of the industry?
Matt: Yeah, I do all of it (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr posts & question box, website), though occasionally some of the other guys answer questions on our Tumblr or Twitter.
I have a love/hate relationship with social media. On the one hand, being able to connect directly with the most engaged fans is awesome. I love answering people's questions with no intermediary and no delay. I think having ongoing significant conversation, even if it's “just on the internet,” really enriches the musician/listener relationship--it makes it dynamic instead of one-way. Besides, let's face it, most people live on the internet now anyway, so you need to go where people are if you want to talk to them.
On the other hand, I hate how easy it is to be misunderstood. You can't please everyone, and you can't answer every question. There are language and cultural disconnects to navigate. Sooner or later someone gets bent out of shape. A couple years ago I realized that I was automatically developing this set of rules in the back of my mind about how to talk to people over social media. It's turned into such a refined “technique” that sometimes I feel like it's not really me that's talking to people anymore, it's my internal social media algorithm or something. I hate the idea of being circumscribed by a “brand,” but I know that I behave like a machine on social media. You have no choice but to cultivate a persona---even when that persona consists of "we're just regular people like you"---no matter how real it is, it still has to be carefully constructed.
Trevor Reilly (A Wilhelm Scream)
SPB: When you built your studio, what was the primary, driving concept you wanted to make sure you could capture as far as acoustics?
Reilly: The most important thing we tried to do while remodeling the studio was to make sure that the acoustics didn't work against us! We have a room with low ceilings and small dimensions compared to the "big boys" facilities, so we focused our efforts on absorption and control since the low end bass frequencies can pile up and royally fuck up the tones your trying to capture. There are tons of essays and books and articles on room modes, flutter echoes, suggested room ratios, etc. out all over the internet and beyond that we just devoured trying to get a handle on that sweet sweet science. And I could study that shit for another twenty years and still not scratch the surface that shit is so crazy. And it could make you insane. That's why some dudes get paid the big bucks to tune rooms. Anyway, ultimately, at the end of the day all that matters is what you hear during playback and sometimes you gotta remind yourself that it's so easy to get bogged down by the technical stuff and to make sure to focus your efforts on playing and writing good songs case that's the most importing thing. It's the reason we're all here!
Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu)
SPB: What part of your live show is the hardest on sound engineers?
Stewart: Getting the vocals loud enough in the monitors. We have really loud stage volume as I like to be pummeled sonically and we use a drum machine. There are almost always some issues with feedback but we work them out. I need to have the voice be really loud so I am not singing harder than I need to hear myself. This leads to blowing out my voice.
This is a very juvenile problem, but I do not care. It has to be loud.
Evan Jacobs (Orange County Scenester – director)
SPB: Who is your favorite band discovered in the process of filming Orange County Scenester?
Jacobs: Since I was making a memoir on a scene of bands that I was, in many ways, intimately involved with, there wasn't that a band that I discovered during the making of the film.
What I did discover was, after reviewing and reviewing tapes, I could see where some of the iconic pictures had been taken on some of the albums I listened to. Or, I was able to see a show that had been talked about for years but I was not there to witness. Lastly, as the process of discovery continued, I would go through footage I had seen previously. As I watched it, my mind would be reminded of things that I had heard happened before or after the show I was watching. It might even be something happening on screen simultaneously that wasn't captured on camera. So I would watch a show with a completely different perspective because I understood better why what I was seeing on screen was happening.

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Tours Greys on tour

Posted July 15, 2014, 10:08 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Greys on tour

Greys have announced additional tour dates, namely an August run with The Dirty Nil. The band recently released If Anything on Carpark/Buzz Records.

Tracklisting:
01) Guy Picciotto02) Use Your Delusion03) Flip Yr Lid04) Adderall05) Pretty Grim06) Chick Singer07) Girl In Landscape08) Brain Dead09) Cold Soak10) Brief Lives11) Lull
Tour Dates:7/16 Phoeniz, AZ @ 51West7/18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed7/19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall7/20 Kansas City, MO @ Vandals7/21 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge7/22 St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts7/23 Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox7/24 Kalamazoo, MI @ Cooper Mansion8/08 Toronto, ON @ SHIBGBs8/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski's*8/15 Baltimore, MD @ Holy Underground*8/16 Washington, DC @ Far Out House*8/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*8/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right*8/19 Providence, RI @ AS220*8/20 Allston, MA @ O'Briens*8/22 Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus*8/23 Ottawa, ON @ Gabba Hey*9/6 Guelph, ON @ Van Gogh's Ear*9/12 Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl*9/13 London, ON @ Call The Office*
* = w/ The Dirty Nil

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Bands Brotherhood release forthcoming

Posted July 15, 2014, 9:36 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Brotherhood release forthcoming

1980s Seattle hardcore group Brotherhood will soon get a collective LP release of their material via Southern Lord. Till Death will collect all their material ...

Music News Universal Zulu Nation plans hip-hop anniversary celebration

Posted July 13, 2014, 3:30 p.m. in Music News by Loren

The Universal Zulu Nation is organizing a 6 day event in New York City to mark the official 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop, running Nov. 4-9 ...

MP3s Hear Bad Daddies EP from Negative Fun series

Posted July 13, 2014, 11:05 a.m. in MP3s by Loren

Bad Daddies' new 4-song EP is streaming at Brooklyn Vegan. It is the first record as a part of the Negative Fun Records 2014 Singles ...

Records Special Duties back catalog getting re-release on Jailhouse

Posted July 13, 2014, 9:32 a.m. in Records by Loren

Special Duties back catalog getting re-release on Jailhouse

Special Duties - '77 One More Time (Vol. 1)

On Aug. 12 Jailhouse Records will release a new LP '77 One More Time (Vol. 1) from UK street punk band Special Duties. Vol. 2 ...

 track listing:
01. Bullshit Crass
02. Government Policies
03. Too Much Talking
04. Colchester Counsel
05. Rise And Fight
06. Violent Youth
07. Distorted Truth
08. Britain In 81
09. It Ain -- -- -- t Our Fault
10. Depression
11. Violent Society
12. They Don -- -- -- t Care About Me
13. Delayed Reaction
14. Rondolet Control
15. Judge And Jury
16. Police State
17. Special Duties

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