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Loren

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Loren's last content update – Jan. 27, 2015, 9:25 a.m.

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Rancid - Honor Is All We Know album cover

Rancid

Honor Is All We Know, 2014

5.1 / 10

For years I was the biggest Rancid fan. The first record I didn’t buy on its release date was B-Sides & C-Sides, and that’s because I already had the songs. ...

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 ...

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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 ...

New from Goober Patrol

Videos New from Goober Patrol

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:25 a.m.

Goober Patrol have posted a new video from their split album with 7 Day Conspiracy, released on Bomber Music. The video is notable in its many guest appearances including members ...


Cast:Blag Dahlia - DwarvesJerry A - Poison IdeaJesse Wagner - The AggrolitesKeith Minter - CapdownOlga - The Toy DollsBryan Kienlen - The Bouncing SoulsTim Smith - TV Smith and The AdvertsDean Jones - Extreme Noise Terror and Raw NoiseRossi Alexander - Accion Mutante Will Farley - Stay Clean Jolene and Nothing CoolDuncan Redmonds - Snuff, Billy No mates, Toy DollsTrystan O Connell - Lost CherreesMark Bone Boland - The Real McKenziesCriss Damage - Demented Are GoChris Hodson - Project Mork and Mustard City Rockers
 

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Faith No More in the USA

Tours Faith No More in the USA

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 12:51 p.m.

The reunited Faith No More has anounced a North American tour--their first dates on the continent since 2010. The band has a new album coming in May, and a single ...

North American tour dates:April 15 Vancouver, BC PNE ForumApril 16 Seattle, WA Paramount TheaterApril 17 Portland, OR Keller AuditoriumApril 19 San Francisco, CA WarfieldApril 20 San Francisco, CA WarfieldApril 23 Los Angeles, CA The WilternApril 24 Los Angeles, CA The WilternApril 25 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music HallMay 8 Detroit, MI The FillmoreMay 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsMay 11 Boston, MA Orpheum TheatreMay 13 New York, NY Webster HallMay 14 New York, NY Webster HallMay 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Full Faith No More routing:
February 17 Tokyo, Japan Studio CoastFebruary 18 Tokyo, Japan Studio CoastFebruary 21 Adelaide, Australia Soundwave FestivalFebruary 22 Melbourne, Australia Soundwave FestivalFebruary 28 Sydney, Australia Soundwave Festival
March 1 Brisbane, Australia Soundwave FestivalMarch 3 Auckland, New Zealand WestFest
April 15 Vancouver, BC PNE ForumApril 16 Seattle, WA Paramount TheaterApril 17 Portland, OR Keller AuditoriumApril 19 San Francisco, CA WarfieldApril 20 San Francisco, CA WarfieldApril 23 Los Angeles, CA The WilternApril 24 Los Angeles, CA The WilternApril 25 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
May 7 Chicago, IL Concord Music HallMay 8 Detroit, MI The FillmoreMay 9 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsMay 11 Boston, MA Orpheum TheatreMay 13 New York, NY Webster HallMay 14 New York, NY Webster HallMay 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric FactoryMay 29 Nurburgring, Germany Grune Holle FestivalMay 31 Munich, Germany Rockavaria Festival
June 2 Milan, Italy SonisphereJune 4 Vienna, Austria Vienna Rocks FestivalJune 5 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Rock For People FestivalJune 12 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop FestivalJune 13 Donington, UK Download FestivalJune 20 Clisson, France HellfestJune 21 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
Aug. 7 – 9 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal

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Fat Mike's musical theatre: Home Street Home

Music News Fat Mike's musical theatre: Home Street Home

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 12:46 p.m.

Fat Mike of NOFX and Fat Wreck Chords has announced a concept album titled Home Street Home, which will precede a full-stage production of the album. The musical is built ...

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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

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