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Loren's last content update – July 28, 2014, 7:43 p.m.

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Low Forms - Low Forms EP album cover

Low Forms

Low Forms EP, 2014

7.2 / 10
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Low Forms self-titled 7” is a six minute blast of power-pop defined by clean guitars, rhythmic chops, and traditional format rock ’n’ roll. While it’s not reinventing anything, it’s a ...

Versus You - Moving On album cover

Versus You

Moving On, 2014

5.8 / 10

Despite a confrontational name, Versus You are every bit positive punx with songs praising friendship, relationships, and the like. It’s not that they play bubbly music countered with cynical lyrics, ...

Pujol - Kludge album cover

Pujol

Kludge, 2014

7.3 / 10

Daniel Pujol is prolific and ever changing. The leader of Pujol continues to release records at a rapid pace, successfully switching up his backing sounds in the process. While early ...

Pixies - Indie Cindy album cover

Pixies

Indie Cindy, 2014

7.0 / 10

Indie Cindy is the first new Pixies full-length since 1991 (Trompe le Monde). After the band reunited a few years back for the tour circuit the rumors of new material started ...

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Ben Snakepit

One Question Interviews Ben Snakepit

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:32 p.m.

Ben Snakepit (cartoonist) SPB: Who is your favorite flyer artist? Snakepit: My favorite flyer artist is Jack Barfield at Neolithic Print. He does flyers for most of the big hardcore ...

6131 Records

One Question Interviews 6131 Records

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Sean Rhorer (6131 Records) SPB: What’s your favorite cover song to listen to/see performed? Rhorer: I'm not a huge fan of covers, but it's hard not ...

Kitten Forever

One Question Interviews Kitten Forever

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:28 p.m.

Kitten Forever SPB: What do you do to ensure you don't lose your voice onstage? Kitten: We gargle with male tears.

Hollow Earth

One Question Interviews Hollow Earth

Posted July 25, 2014, 12:27 p.m.

Mike Moynihan (Hollow Earth-guitar) SPB: What do you listen to the most in the van? Moynihan: For the most part, driver listens to whatever they want, which could honestly be ...

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1QI: 6131 Records, Ben Snakepit, Kitten Forever, Hollow Earth

Bands 1QI: 6131 Records, Ben Snakepit, Kitten Forever, Hollow Earth

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 ...

Mike Moynihan (Hollow Earth-guitar)
SPB: What do you listen to the most in the van?
Moynihan: For the most part, driver listens to whatever they want, which could honestly be anything. We all come from very different musical backgrounds, so our taste is pretty eclectic. What we like to do to make sure everyone wins is to make an "on the go" playlist on an iPod, then each person picks 10 songs. We put the playlist on shuffle and let it ride! Everyone gets one "veto" that can be used to skip whatever song is playing, no questions asked.
Kitten Forever
SPB: What do you do to ensure you don't lose your voice onstage?
We gargle with male tears.
Sean Rhorer (6131 Records)
SPB: What’s your favorite cover song to listen to/see performed?
Rhorer: I'm not a huge fan of covers, but it's hard not to love the Quicksand cover of The Smiths song "How Soon Is Now?" The Smiths are my favorite band, but this is actually one of my least favorite songs from their catalogue, so hearing a revamped version courtesy of Walter and gang is great. Arguably, it's a better version than the original, although it would have been cool to hear their take on the full version as opposed to the shortened rendition they did. Nevertheless, it's by far one of the best covers ever recorded.
Ben Snakepit (cartoonist)
SPB: Who is your favorite flyer artist?
Snakepit: My favorite flyer artist is Jack Barfield at Neolithic Print. He does flyers for most of the big hardcore shows here in Austin. He has a very distinct, bold style that is unmistakable when you see it (he's responsible for all of the Chaos in Tejas posters) and he also happens to be a good buddy of mine.

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SPB exclusive stream: The Howling Wind

Records SPB exclusive stream: The Howling Wind

SPB is excited to host Vortex, the fourth album from The Howling Wind. The band is a two piece of Ryan Lipynsky (Unearthly Trance/Serpentine Path) and Tim Call (Aldebaran ...


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TRACK LISTING:01. Tides02. Force Of The Maelstrom03. Alignment Of Celestial Bodies04. At The End Of The Earth05. Force Of Nature06. Dissonance In The Atmosphere07. Waves Come Crashing Down08. Disturbances09. Reapers Of Satan

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Drunken Sailor represses OWTH/Discharge split

Records Drunken Sailor represses OWTH/Discharge split

Posted July 28, 2014, 7:43 p.m.

Drunken Sailor has announced a few new items: a repress of the Off With Their Heads/Discharge split 7" (300 blue copies) a new Earth Girls 7" The Fur Coats ...

Acoustic EP from Red Fang

Records Acoustic EP from Red Fang

Posted July 28, 2014, 6:20 p.m.

Red Fang are releasing a free EP of acoustic songs, recorded for TeamRock.com. Fans can check it out here.

Red Fang Tour Dates
Jul 28 Milan IT MagnoliaJul 29 Rome IT TrafficJul 31 Viveiro ESP Resurrection FestivalAug 01 Nantes FR Le Ferrailleur - SOLD OUTAug 02 Albi FR Xtreme FestAug 03 Colmar FR GrillenAug 05 Giessen GER MUKAug 06 Augsburg GER KantineAug 07 Jaromer CZ Brutal AssaultAug 08 Waldhausen AUT Lake On FireAug 09 Chemnitz GER Rock Im BetonwerkAug 10 Saint Maurice de Gourdans FR Sylak Open AirAug 12 Martigny CH Les Caves du ManoirAug 13 Martigny CH Les Caves du ManoirAug 14 Pisa IT Musica W FestivalAug 15 Le Locle CH Rock AltitudeAug 16 Hasselt BEL PukkelpopAug 17 Biddinghuizen NL Lowlands FestivalAug 19 Osnabrück GER Bastard ClubAug 20 Bochum GER MatrixAug 21 Charleville Mezieres FR Cabaret VertAug 22 Reading, UK Reading FestivalAug 23 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
Aug 31 Seattle WA Bumbershoot Festival - Fisher Green Stage

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Show Review: Chuck Ragan @ Triple Rock

Posted April 19, 2014, 9:03 a.m. by Loren

Chuck Ragan, White Buffalo, Jonny Two BagsTriple Rock Social ClubMinneapolis, MNApril 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Chuck Ragan perform, and that was with his ...

Melvins, Negative Approach, Mudhoney @ Grumpys

Posted July 29, 2013, 8:27 p.m. by Loren

Die Kruezen, Hepa/Titus, Mudhoney, Gay Witch Abortion, Negative Approach, Honky, Melvins Grumpys Downtown Minneapolis, MN July 20, 2013   It’s a shame that Amphetamine Reptile Records quit putting out new ...

Dave Hause @ Cabooze Plaza

Posted July 10, 2013, 5:05 p.m. by Loren

Dave Hause @ Cabooze Plaza Social Distortion, Cheap Time, Dave HauseCabooze PlazaMinneapolis, MNJuly 2, 2013 Dave Hause is a busy guy. I swear I get an email a week here ...

Fest 8 Wrapup

Posted Dec. 16, 2009, 6:53 a.m. by Loren

200 bands, seemingly as many beers, and only three nights. Where do I begin my recap? My stomach is still shrunken from not eating right, and I continue to drink ...

Loren's bio

I started writing for the site in early 2008. I also work for a publishing company and do freelance writing on the side. I occasionally use the twitter here: https://twitter.com/lorenmgreen.

Loren's favorite bands

Dillinger Four, Arrivals, Brokedowns, Tim Version, Weakerthans, Broadways, The Blind Shake, Tiltwheel, Fugazi

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