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Loren

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Loren's last content update – Jan. 25, 2015, 9:55 a.m.

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Loren's most recent reviews
The Brokedowns - Life Is a Breeze album cover

The Brokedowns

Life Is a Breeze, 2014

8.5 / 10

The Brokedowns have come a long way. That’s not to say they were torchbearers of suckitude earlier, but early reviews of the band were festivals of namedropping and comparisons to ...

The Dead Milkmen - Pretty Music for Pretty People album cover

The Dead Milkmen

Pretty Music for Pretty People, 2014

6.5 / 10

The Dead Milkmen were always an idea band. A band who sparkled or fizzled depending on that idea, with some songs brilliant and others that made you dream they’d invent ...

Eureka California - Crunch album cover

Eureka California

Crunch, 2014

6.7 / 10

When I hear the phrase “indie rock,” I think of about 4-5 things: Pavement, The Pixies, maybe Weezer, glasses, skinny guys, and bizarre instrumentation or time signatures. Some of that ...

The Murder City Devils - The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again album cover

The Murder City Devils

The White Ghost Has Blood on Its Hands Again, 2014

7.9 / 10

Reunited bands have a tendency to disappoint. Maybe their hearts aren’t in it the second time around, maybe they’ve changed as artists and individuals, or maybe the expectations of a ...

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United Teachers of Music

One Question Interviews United Teachers of Music

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 1:01 a.m.

Nate Pischke (United Teachers of Music) SPB: What role does humor play in songwriting? Pischke: Humor doesn’t play a role in our music.  We’re serious as fuck and ...

Recreant

One Question Interviews Recreant

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 1 a.m.

Recreant SPB: What’s the largest crowd you’ve played to? Did you approach it differently? Recreant: Not really sure, we approach every show differently. It just depends on the ...

Plow United

One Question Interviews Plow United

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:58 a.m.

Joel Tannenbaum (Plow United, The Rentiers, Ex Friends) SPB: As a musician, do you find terminology such as “side project” to be relevant to you in any way? Tannenbaum: In ...

Kindling

One Question Interviews Kindling

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:56 a.m.

Stephen Pierce (Kindling, Ampere) SPB: Rank these listening options: cd, vinyl, digital, cassette, (other?) Pierce: 8 track, floppy disc, player piano, minidisc, wax cylinder. From worst to best. 

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We're giving away copies of All Downhill From Here

Site News We're giving away copies of All Downhill From Here

Like what you see at Scene Point Blank? Last year we released our first collective book to commemorate some of our finest memories. It's also available in print-on-demand format ...

Outlet joins Glory Kid

Labels Outlet joins Glory Kid

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:55 a.m.

Glory Kid Records has added Idaho Falls quintet Outlet to their roster and will release the band's Memento Mori album, a Latin title translating to "remember (that you have ...

Mair1  line-up

Shows Mair1 line-up

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 12:35 p.m.

Mair1 2015, a festival taking place June 26-27 in Flugplatz, GER, has announced the first set of names for the event, including Agnostic Front and Terror. The festival focuses on ...

Bands confirmed so far: Agnostic Front, Caliban, Terror, Emil Bulls, Breakdown of Sanity, In Hearts Wake, Climates, Expire.

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1QI: Ampere, Plow United, Recreant, United Teachers of Music

Bands 1QI: Ampere, Plow United, Recreant, United Teachers of Music

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:39 a.m.

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Okay, sometimes we miss ...

Stephen Pierce (Kindling, Ampere)
SPB: Rank these listening options: cd, vinyl, digital, cassette, (other?)
Pierce: 8 track, floppy disc, player piano, minidisc, wax cylinder.
From worst to best. 
 
Joel Tannenbaum (Plow United, The Rentiers, Ex Friends)
SPB: As a musician, do you find terminology such as “side project” to be relevant to you in any way?
Tannenbaum: In my experience, once a band starts being perceived as a side project, it's pretty much dead. So yeah, I'd say I find the term to be highly relevant!
 
Recreant
SPB: What’s the largest crowd you’ve played to? Did you approach it differently?
Recreant: Not really sure, we approach every show differently. It just depends on the space. We have played for crowds that have just been the other bands, to almost 200 people. We prefer playing on the floor to a stage. A house show or D.I.Y. space to a bar or music hall.
 
Nate Pischke (United Teachers of Music)
SPB: What role does humor play in songwriting?
Pischke: Humor doesn’t play a role in our music.  We’re serious as fuck and I’m pretty upset that you’d even ask that.

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Loren's most recent blogposts

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 ...

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 ...

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

301 reviews 349 features 3584 news posts 6 blogposts
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