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Various Artists - GC Records 15 Year Anniversary Comp: A Snapshot of the 2014 Las Vegas Music Scene album cover

Various Artists

GC Records 15 Year Anniversary Comp: A Snapshot of the 2014 Las Vegas Music Scene, 2014

6.8 / 10

GC Records 15 Year Anniversary Comp: A Snapshot of the 2014 Las Vegas Music Scene is two things: it’s homage to 15 years of success at GC Records and it’s ...

Gang Of Four - What Happens Next album cover

Gang Of Four

What Happens Next, 2015

6.5 / 10

I haven’t listened to Gang of Four in a long time, and I tend to stick to the classic Entertainment!, released in 1979, when I do. That’s not to talk ...

Sergio Mendes - Magic album cover

Sergio Mendes

Magic, 2014

6.0 / 10

Sergio Mendes is a Brazilian legend. His name might not be a big draw here at Scene Point Blank, where the focus is on punk, hardcore, and metal, but—hey—we gotta ...

Treasure Fleet - The Sun Machine album cover

Treasure Fleet

The Sun Machine, 2015

7.5 / 10

You can’t have your middle finger in the air all the time. As such, Isaac Thotz (The Arrivals) has stepped away from his punk-leaning project to explore spacey 1960’s inspired ...

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30,000 Monkies

One Question Interviews 30,000 Monkies

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 12:39 p.m.

Ruben (30,000 Monkies – vocals/guitar) SPB: What is the worst reunion concert you ever saw?  Ruben: I've never really seen a bad reunion concert actually, but there is ...


One Question Interviews Astpai

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 12:37 p.m.

Zock (Astpai – vocals) SPB: What is the furthest you’ve ever traveled to see a show (and who was it/where was it)? Astpai: In May 1999, I woke up ...

La Armada

One Question Interviews La Armada

Posted Feb. 7, 2015, 12:31 a.m.

Paul Rivera (La Armada – guitar) SPB: What is the secret to a successful tour? This question is more complex than it seems. I think the answer varies a lot depending ...

The Blind Shake

One Question Interviews The Blind Shake

Posted Feb. 7, 2015, 12:27 a.m.

Mike Blaha (The Blind Shake) SPB: You have now released records on a lot of labels. What do you enjoy about changing affiliation with each release? Blaha: I think the ...

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Records Premiere: The Meating from FOSSILS

Copenhagen's FOSSILS are set to release a new 7-song EP, The Meating, on Indisciplarian label today, March 3. The EP features vocal interpretations on 7 songs off their first ...

The Meating Track Listing:1. Deadringer (feat. Jacob Bredahl – The Kandidate, ex-HateSphere)2. Taxon (feat. Ultimate Combat Noise)3. Meat Lover (feat. Mads Stobberup – Cola Freaks)4. Ridge and the Rock (feat. Marie Højlund – Marybell Katastrophy)5. Speedbacon (feat. Seb Doubinsky)6. Ham Reader (feat. Mikko Mansikkala Jensen)7. Ködhabit (feat. Kim Kix – Powersolo)

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MP3s Placeholder cover Nirvana

Posted March 3, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

Placeholder are streaming their cover of Nirvana's "On a Plain," which appears as the digital bonus song on their recent Escapist Records split with Sleeping Weather. The true to ...

Genocide Pact teams up with A389 Recordings

Labels Genocide Pact teams up with A389 Recordings

Posted March 3, 2015, 12:18 p.m.

Washington, DC's Genocide Pact have joined A389 Recordings and will release a new 7-song album this summer titled Forged Through Domination. The band formed in 2013 and has released ...

Buck 65 and Astronautilis take to the road this spring

Tours Buck 65 and Astronautilis take to the road this spring

Posted March 3, 2015, 9:56 a.m.

This April, Buck 65 will set out on tour with Astronautalis joining in support.Buck 65 last released Neverlove last September on Warner Music Canada. He is also playing at ...

Tour Dates3/20 at Mohawk Indoor in Austin, TX (1:15AM)3/21 at Friends Bar in Austin, TX (9:00PM)4/23 at Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO4/24 at The Grain Station in Albuquerque, NM4/25 at Last Exit in Phoenix, AZ4/27 at The Bunkhouse in Las Vegas, NV4/28 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA4/29 at The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA4/30 at The New Parish in Oakland, CA5/1 at Star Theater in Portland, OR5/2 at The Crocodile in Seattle, WA

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Swami John & The Blind Shake @ Turf Club

Posted March 2, 2015, 12:48 p.m. by Loren

Bombay Sweets, Pink Mink, Swami John & The Blind Shake Turf Club St. Paul, MN February 19, 2015   No review, see photo gallery below.

Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! @ First Avenue

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 5:50 p.m. by Loren

The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Cory Brannan First Avenue Minneapolis, MN October 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Against Me! and I hadn’t seen Gaslight ...

Pixes @ State Theatre

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 6:02 p.m. by Loren

The Pixies, Royal Blood State Theatre Minneapolis, MN October 11, 2014   There’s a lot that can be said about The Pixies and their 2014 tour—well, about any tour of ...

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 ...

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