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Loren

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Loren's last content update – Feb. 13, 2016, 1:12 p.m.

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The Hussy - Galore album cover

The Hussy

Galore, 2015

8.0 / 10

Why have children when I can just listen to my music and watch the bands change and grow instead? First they learned to stumble, then to walk, and finally to ...

Tymon Dogg - Made Of Light album cover

Tymon Dogg

Made Of Light, 2015

6.7 / 10

Sometimes you follow a musician for years, only to learn something that should have stood out at the start. Today’s lesson is Tymon Dogg, related subject: Joe Strummer & the ...

Loud Boyz - Tough Love, Hard Feelings album cover

Loud Boyz

Tough Love, Hard Feelings, 2015

8.5 / 10

Before I get started I’m going to dish out a rare complement. Loud Boyz have a good, fitting name. Even the record title, Tough Love, Hard Feelings is apt of ...

Basement Benders - Lydiad album cover

Basement Benders

Lydiad, 2015

8.5 / 10

Side projects aren’t supposed to invite other band comparisons, they’re supposed to separate, to show artisticrange. Who are we kidding here? Basement Benders is a punk project out of members ...

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Crab Legs

One Question Interviews Crab Legs

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 6:45 p.m.

BJ Moore (Crab Legs) SPB: What’s the biggest secret about the Fargo scene (unbeknownst to outsiders)? Moore: So, that question could be answered numerous ways, but since every member ...

toyGuitar

One Question Interviews toyGuitar

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 6:42 p.m.

Jack (toyGuitar) SPB: What’s the story behind your name? Jack: There isn't much backstory on this one. I think I stole the idea of the name "toy guitar ...

Flannel Gurl Records

One Question Interviews Flannel Gurl Records

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 12:05 a.m.

Jonathan Ashwell (Flannel Gurl Records) SPB: What is your favorite record store? How did you discover it? Ashwell: Like coffee shops where ever we go, we try to visit any ...

Grade

One Question Interviews Grade

Posted Jan. 22, 2016, 12:03 a.m.

Kyle Bishop (Grade) SPB: Who is your favorite 1970s artist? Bishop: Black Sabbath

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SPB exclusive: Friedemann's Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen

Records SPB exclusive: Friedemann's Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen

Out on Jan. 29, Scene Point Blank is please to bring the brand new Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen from Germany’s Friedemann, his second album. The record follows ...

 

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New from Acid Dad

MP3s New from Acid Dad

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 1:12 p.m.

Acid Dad have debuted new songs, both "Don't Get Taken" (below) and "Fool's Gold," which can be heard at BrooklynVegan. The songs are off their upcoming Let's ...


Acid Dad tour dates:FEB. 28 CHATTANOOGA, TN JJ'S BOHEMIA*FEB. 29 ATHENS, GA CALEDONIA LOUNGE*MAR. 2 GREENVILLE, SC INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ALEHOUSE*MAR. 3 RALEIGH, NC NEPTUNES*MAR. 4 WINSTON-SALEM, NC THE GARAGE*MAR. 5 CHARLOTTE, NC NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE*MAR. 7 COLUMBIA, SC THE ART BAR*MAR. 9 ATLANTA, GA THE EARL*MAR. 10 SAVANNAH, GA SAVANNAH STOPOVERMAR. 13 DENTON, TX 35 DENTONMAR. 15-20 AUSTIN, TX SXSWMAR. 21 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO FLUX CAPACITOR**MAR. 23 FORT COLLINS, CO DOWNTOWN ARTERYMAR. 24 DENVER, CO LOST LAKE LOUNGEMAR. 25 SALT LAKE CITY, UT DIABOLICAL RECORDSMAR. 26 BOISE, ID TREEFORT MUSIC FESTMAR. 30 PORTLAND, OR MISSISSIPPI STUDIOSAPR. 1 SEATTLE, WA THE VERA PROJECTAPR. 6 SAN FRANCISCO, CA THE RICKSHAW STOPAPR. 7 SAN DIEGO, CA SODA BARAPR. 8 LOS ANGELES, CA THE LOST ROOMAPR. 12 PHOENIX, AZ VALLEY BARAPR. 14 AUSTIN, TX MOHAWKAPR. 15 SAN ANTONIO, TX PAPER TIGERAPR. 16 DALLAS, TX THREE LINKSAPR. 18 SPRINGFIELD, MO THE OUTLAND BALLROOMAPR. 19 COLUMBIA, MO CAFÉ BERLINAPR. 20 ST. LOUIS, MO THE DEMOAPR. 21 CHICAGO, IL EMPTY BOTTLE* with White Reaper** with Mothers, New Madrid, Holly Macve

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Burger Boogaloo 2016

Shows Burger Boogaloo 2016

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 12:45 p.m.

Burger Boogaloo 2016 has announced their line-up for the annual Burger Records sponsored two day party in Oakland. Taking place June 25-26 at Mosswood Park, the linepup will include Thee ...

BURGER BOOGALOO 2016 LINEUP  SATURDAY, JUNE 25THHOSTED BY JOHN WATERS  MEET & GREET WITH TRACI LORDS THE TRASHWOMENMUMMIES REAL KIDSTHE LYRESTHE INTELLIGENCETHEE OH SEES OKMONIKSANGRY SAMOANSAMPLIFIED HEATPSYCOTIC PINEAPPLEYOUNG FRESH FELLOWS SUNDAY, JUNE 26THHOSTED BY JOHN WATERS  KING KHAN & THE SHRINESFLAMIN' GROOVIES W/ ROY LONEYSHANNON & THE CLAMS TERRY & LOUIE (EX-EXPLODING HEARTS)SETH BOGART THE SPITS BUCK BILOXI GIORGIO MURDERERSODA BOYS DEATH VALLEY GIRLS THE DWARVES FADEAWAYS

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Bl'ast! + Eyehategod

Records Bl'ast! + Eyehategod

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 11:37 a.m.

Bl'ast! and Eyehategod are coming together on a new two-song 7" from Rise Records.  "I first saw Bl'ast! back in the '80s at an obscure club in New ...

Track List:
1. “Cut Your Teeth” (Bl'ast!)
2. “The Liars Psalm” (EYEHATEGOD)

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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 ...

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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