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Loren

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Loren's last content update – May 5, 2016, 9:39 a.m.

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Loren's most recent reviews
The Falcon - Gather Up the Chaps album cover

The Falcon

Gather Up the Chaps, 2016

9.0 / 10

The Falcon are a curious band: a collection of rogue Chicagoans (now with Dave Hause as well), lead vocalist Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) seems to get the most attention ...

Various Artists - Crab Legs/Not Half Bad - Dorks/Nerds album cover

Various Artists

Crab Legs/Not Half Bad - Dorks/Nerds, 2015

8.0 / 10

Spanning the country’s geography north and south, this split from Fargo, ND’s Crab Legs and Fort Worth, TX’s Not Half Bad is a snippet of the varied sounds of the ...

Various Artists - Radon/Worthwhile Way - split 7" album cover

Various Artists

Radon/Worthwhile Way - split 7", 2015

7.3 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Radon has never really done a lot for me. The melodies are nice but it really never strikes a chord one way or the other. In “Headaches and Bullshit,” it’s ...

Shadow in the Cracks - Shadow in the Cracks album cover

Shadow in the Cracks

Shadow in the Cracks, 2015

7.3 / 10

What does it mean when a three-piece band has a spin-off two-piece? While the premonition is that drama is afoot for member number three, that’s probably overthinking it. At least ...

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Loren's most recent features
Bad Cop/Bad Cop

One Question Interviews Bad Cop/Bad Cop

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:51 p.m.

Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop) SPB: How did you hook up with Fat? Dee: I was playing pool with Fat Mike after a Loved Ones show that my old ...

The Blind Pets

One Question Interviews The Blind Pets

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:49 p.m.

Joshua Loggan (The Blind Pets – guitar/vocals) SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off-day? Loggan: Anything outdoors! I absolutely love to swim or see something new ...

Moonraker

One Question Interviews Moonraker

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:48 p.m.

Nick Sucks (Moonraker – bass/vocals) SPB: Basements or bars? Both. They both have their appeals and drawbacks. Basements are normally DIY and all ages, essentially a subterranean house show. Since ...

Phobia

One Question Interviews Phobia

Posted April 27, 2016, 11:44 p.m.

Shane Mclachlan (Phobia) SPB: What is the most thankless job in the music industry? Mclachlan: Well, as for me being a vocalist, I'm the guy everybody wants to talk ...

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SPB exclusive: Go White Bronco - Population: Ghost Town

Records SPB exclusive: Go White Bronco - Population: Ghost Town

Posted May 5, 2016, 9:39 a.m.

Scene Point Blank is premiering Population: Ghost Town, the first full-length from longtime Long Island collaborative group Go White Bronco. The new record is set to release on May 6 ...

 
The album releases in physical format on May 6 and will be released digitally on June 3.

Go White Bronco is:
Lubrano - vocals, guitar (Iron Chic, Wax Phantom, etc.)
Lou - vocals, guitar (Fellow Project, On the Might of Princes)
Pipes - vocals, guitar
Paul - vocals, bass (Splurge)
Kenny - percussion (Ancient Tongue)
Guests Musicians:
Ian - vocals (he recorded the album)
Justin - keyboards (Bearchild, Deep Pockets)

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A Lovely Crisis on A-F Records

Labels A Lovely Crisis on A-F Records

Posted May 4, 2016, 8:48 p.m.

A-F Records have signed Pirrsburgh's A Lovely Crisis, who will release the Where Do You Stand? album on June 3 via the label. The new reocrd was produced and ...

1. Walk On Air2. It's A Bird, It's A Plane, No...It's My Fist3. Where Do You Stand?4. I Am The One Who Got Away5. Fire In The Sky6. When All Else Fails7. People Or The Profit8. Pocket Lint9. Golden Mini-Van10. Revolt

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Meek Is Murder complete recording

Records Meek Is Murder complete recording

Posted May 4, 2016, 2:04 p.m.

Brooklyn's Meek Is Murder recently completed recording their next album, Was. Recorded with Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio, the band is now preparing for a European tour with mastering ...

May 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar w/ Trap ThemMay 20 - Brighton, UK @ Cowley Club w/ SvalbardMay 21 - London, UK @ The Dome w/ SvalbardMay 22 - Capelle aan den Ijsell, NL @ Capsloc w/ SvalbardMay 24 - Dresden, DE @ MI6 w/ SvalbardMay 25 - Innsbruck, AT @ PMK w/ SvalbardMay 26 - Vienna, AT @ Venster 99 w/ SvalbardMay 27 - Budapest, HU @ Durerkert w/ SvalbardMay 28 - Graz, AT @ Sub w/ SvalbardMay 29 - Zagreb, HR @ AKC Attack w/ SvalbardMay 30 - Milan, IT @ Casa Occupata Gorizia w/ SvalbardMay 31 - Geneva, CH @ La Makhno w/ SvalbardJun 1 - Paris, FR @ Le Buzz w/ SvalbardJun 2 - Basingstoke, UK @ Sanctuary w/ SvalbardJun 4 - Bristol, UK @ Temples Festival w/ Melvins, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, All Pigs Must DieJul 2 - Ithaca, NY @ One Fest w/ Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man, Cult Leader

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Analog-A-Go-Go 2016

Shows Analog-A-Go-Go 2016

Posted April 28, 2016, 10:54 p.m.

Dogfish Head Brewing has announced Analog-A-Go-Go 2016. Now in its 6th year, the music and beer festival will take place on Sept. 17 near Wilmington, DE with a musical line-up ...

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Loren's most recent blogposts

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 ...

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

Loren's personal URL

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pirate-Zesto/116564622468

Loren's SPB contributions

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