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Loren's last content update – Nov. 23, 2015, 10:15 p.m.

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Night Birds - Mutiny at Muscle Beach album cover

Night Birds

Mutiny at Muscle Beach, 2015

8.5 / 10

It’s getting tough to find new things to say about Night Birds. They’re as great as ever with third LP Mutiny at Muscle Beach, it’s just that the sound hasn’t ...

The Blind Shake - Fly Right EP album cover

The Blind Shake

Fly Right EP, 2015

7.5 / 10

The Blind Shake have honed their sound over the years, always identifiable yet always moving it forward and with a keen difference between records. It’s pretty impressive considering they write ...

Worriers - Imaginary Life album cover


Imaginary Life, 2015

9.4 / 10

I’ve reviewed a lot of records now from Lauren Denitzio’s bands. First, The Measure [SA], and then Cruel Optimist, her current band’s first release. Over those records the sound hasn’t ...

Bangers - Bird album cover


Bird, 2015

8.7 / 10

Bird is the Bangers record I wanted in 2013. Crazy Fucking Dreams is a good record, it was just a little less direct than I wanted from the band, being ...

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Koo Koo Kanga Roo

One Question Interviews Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 3:26 p.m.

Bryan (Koo Koo Kanga Roo) SPB: You see to perform on a lot of varied bills from kids stuff to hip-hop shows and Warped. Do you prefer to mix up ...


One Question Interviews Tempest

Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 1:58 p.m.

Tempest SPB: What was your favorite band in high school? How do they influence your songwriting today? c.a: There are probably only a handful of bands that Tempest as ...

Big Eyes

One Question Interviews Big Eyes

Posted Oct. 25, 2015, 12:46 p.m.

Kate Eldridge (Big Eyes) What is the most annoying recurring thing you read about your band (whether accurate or not)? I am really bothered by the term "female fronted." Being ...

So Hideous

One Question Interviews So Hideous

Posted Oct. 19, 2015, 7:54 p.m.

Brandon Cruz (So Hideous) SPB: What do your parents think of your music? Cruz: We’ve been fortunate enough to have a strong support system with respect to our families ...

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SPB exclusive stream: Pronto

Records SPB exclusive stream: Pronto

Released last month on Slovenly, Scene Point Blank is excited to host an exclusive stream of the latest from Melbourne scuzz rockers Pronto, a self-titled 10-track record available for purchaes ...


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Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip

Tours Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 10:15 p.m.

A four band metal tour covering much of the US this winter will take place featuring Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, and Power Trip. Dates are listed below.

POWER TRIP w/ Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven:1/15/2016 Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA1/16/2016 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA1/17/2016 Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD1/19/2016 Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA1/22/2016 Constant Convocation Center - Norfolk, VA1/23/2016 Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY1/24/2016 Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT1/26/2016 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ1/28/2016 Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI1/29/2016 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN1/30/2016 Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL1/31/2016 Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI2/02/2016 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland - Kansas City, MO2/04/2016 Revention Music Center - Houston, TX2/05/2016 Bomb Factory - Dallas, TX2/06/2016 Concrete Street Pavilion - Corpus Christi, TX2/08/2016 ACL Live at the Moody Theatre - Austin, TX2/09/2016 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK2/11/2016 Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV2/12/2016 Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA

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Coffins tour dates and split EP news

Tours Coffins tour dates and split EP news

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 12:06 p.m.

Coffins will settle on North American late this winter for a series of February dates with Noothgrush in support of their latest album The Fleshland. In addition to the upcoming ...

COFFINS 2016 U.S. Tour Dates with Noothgrush
Feb 15 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar*Feb 16 Los Angeles, CA ComplexFeb 17 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst AtriumFeb 18 Oakland, CA Oakland MetroFeb 19 Sacramento, CA Starlight LoungeFeb 20 Portland, OR Famine FestFeb 21 Seattle, WA Highline*No Noothgrush

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7 Year Bitch live

Records 7 Year Bitch live

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 11:28 a.m.

On Jan. 15, MOE Recordings will release Live at Moe, a 1996 recording of Seattle's 7 Year Bitch nearly 20 years after their final shows. The band, originally formed ...

Track listing:
1. 24,900 Miles Per Hour
2. Crying Shame
3. M.I.A.
4. Deep In The Heart
5. Hip Like Junk
6. Miss Understood
7. Rock A Bye
8. The Midst
9. Lorna
10. 2nd Hand
11. The Scratch
12. Kiss My Ass Goodbye

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Fat Wrecked 25 @ The Myth

Posted Sept. 2, 2015, 9:32 p.m. by Loren

NOFX, Lagwagon, Dillinger Four, Strung Out, Swingin' Utters, The Flatliners, Masked Intruder, toyGuitar, Bad Cop/Bad Cop The Myth Maplewood, MN August 28, 2015     No review, see photo gallery ...

Radioactivity @ Triple Rock

Posted July 29, 2015, 8:55 p.m. by Loren

Radioactivity, Birthday Suits, Butcher’s Union Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN July 22, 2015   It’s nice to live in a city where some great out of town bands have ...

Ex Hex, Tweens @ Triple Rock

Posted July 24, 2015, 3:29 p.m. by Loren

Ex Hex, Tweens, Pink Mink Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN July 20, 2015 I go to a lot of shows. Sometimes it’s nice to be surprised, and that’s what ...

Shonen Knife, CJ Ramone @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Posted June 14, 2015, 6:28 p.m. by Loren

Shonen Knife, CJ Ramone, L’Assassins Amsterdam Bar & Hall St. Paul, MN June 10, 2015   Amsterdam is a venue that’s not new by any means, but still feels to ...

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