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Loren's last content update – Dec. 10, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

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Bullnettle , 2016

7.5 / 10

I discovered This Is My Fist at the tail end of the band’s run, which was unfortunate in that I didn’t get to experience new material or live shows. Throughout ...

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Shallow Cuts

Empty Beach Town, 2016

8.5 / 10

Sometimes I want to add a lot of back story, my own perspective coming into a record. While that certainly shapes the experience, sometimes you have to let it stand ...

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Nosebleed Weekend, 2016

8.0 / 10

A lot of the bands I listen to have gotten older and slowed their productivity so it’s nice to realize that The Coathangers are already releasing their fifth album even ...

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Arms Aloft

What a Time to Be Barely Alive, 2016

8.0 / 10

Midtempo punk sounds like such a boring idea.And sometimes it really is.But when it works, it’s hard to top. The chords are still powerful and concise, the frustration and fury ...

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Something Is Waiting

One Question Interviews Something Is Waiting

Posted Nov. 27, 2016, 2:23 p.m.

Eddie Gobbo (Something Is Waiting) SPB: What is your favorite album cover of all time? Gobbo: Bruce Springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ


One Question Interviews CHUCK

Posted Nov. 22, 2016, 8:21 p.m.

CHUCK SPB: What do you like to do on a tour off date? CHUCK: It's kind of a funny question for me because, I've never properly toured, I ...

Dear County

One Question Interviews Dear County

Posted Nov. 19, 2016, 10:43 a.m.

Arrica Rose (Dear Country) SPB: Have you ever forgotten lyrics mid-song? How did you recover? Rose: I have forgotten lyrics. If it's my song I'll do a 2nd ...

Fight Amp

One Question Interviews Fight Amp

Posted Nov. 13, 2016, 1:06 p.m.

Jon DeHart (Fight Amp)  SPB: What are your expectations, emotionally, for your final tour? How do you think it will feel different than the countless tours before this one? Jon ...

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SPB exclusive: Joe Sampson's Chansons de Parade

Records SPB exclusive: Joe Sampson's Chansons de Parade

Out on December 1, Scene Point Blank is proud to debut the new Chansons de Parade from Colorado singer-songwriter Joe Sampson. With haunting and playful lyricism and his notable baritone ...

Sampson plays at The Ubisububi Room in Denver on Dec. 1.

Photo by Glenn Ross

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New Dave Hause solo record

Records New Dave Hause solo record

Posted Dec. 10, 2016, 9:09 p.m.

On Feb. 3 Dave Hause will release his third solo full-length, Bury Me in Philly on Rise Records. Check out the song "With You" over at Noisey. The new LP ...

Confirmed UK Tour dates with Dead Heavens & Robyn G. Shiels:
March 1 / Cologne, GER / GloraMarch 2 / Hannover, GER / FaustMarch 3 / Berlin, GER / PostbahnhofMarch 4 / Munster, GER / SkatersMarch 5 / Wiesbaden, GER / SchalachthofMarch 6 / Vienna, GER / ArenaMarch 7 / Munich, GER / StromMarch 8 / Zurich, SUI / DynamoMarch 9 / Stuttgart, GER / UniversumMarch 10 / Amsterdam, NL / BitterzoetMarch 11 / Hasselt, BEL / MOBMarch 12 / Brighton, UK / The HauntMarch 13 / Leeds, UK / BrudnellMarch 14 / Manchester, UK / GorillaMarch 15 / Glasgow, SCT / King TutsMarch 16 / London, UK / GarageMarch 17 / Bristol, UK / TheklaMarch 18 / Birmingham, UK / Academy 2March 19 / Nottingham, UK / Rescue Rooms

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Nothington returns with new album in 2017

Records Nothington returns with new album in 2017

Posted Dec. 10, 2016, 8:23 p.m.

Nothington have announced a new full-length early next year. Titled In the End, the record releases on Feb. 17 via Red Scare Industries with a European tour immediately following its ...

In The End Track Listing:1. Already There2. Cobblestones3. The Lies I Need4. Burn After Reading5. End Transmission6. Things We Used To Say7. Nothing But Beaches8. The Hard Way9. It Comes And Goes10. Capture11. In The End
Nothington Tour Dates:2/16/17 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Popular Alvalade2/17/17 – Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom2/18/17 – Castellon, Spain @ Four Seasons2/19/17 – Barcelona, Spain @ Rocksound2/20/17 – Glasgow, Scotland @ 13th Note2/21/17 – London, England @ Underworld2/22/17 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka2/23/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winstons2/24/17 – Münster, Germany @ Gleis 222/25/17 – Mönchengladbach, Germany @ Projekt 422/26/17 – Trier, Germany @ Lucky’s Luke2/27/17 – Göttingen, Germany @ T-Keller2/28/17 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo3/1/17 – Koblenz, Germany @ Circus Maximus3/2/17 – Bremen, Germany @ Tower3/3/17 – Munich, Germany @ Kranhalle3/4/17 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Zentralcafe3/5/17 – Stuttgart, Germany @ 12103/6/17 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof3/7/17 – Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 23/8/17 – Hannover, Germany @ Chez Heinz3/9/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang3/10/17 – Kiel, Germany @ Hansa 483/11/17 – Berlin, Germany @ Casiopeia

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MP3s Dear Boy releases holiday song

Posted Dec. 10, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

After releasing the Parts of a Flower EP earlier this year, Los Angeles' Dear Boy has unleashed a holiday themed new song, "Cold Spell." The song exploring being away from ...

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Descendents @ First Avenue

Posted Sept. 21, 2016, 9:21 p.m. by Loren

Descendents, Modern Life Is War, Color TV First Avenue Minneapolis, MN September 15, 2016 The only people luckier than those who get to see the Descendents are those who get ...

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 ...

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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:

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Dillinger Four, Arrivals, Brokedowns, Tim Version, Weakerthans, Broadways, The Blind Shake, Tiltwheel, Fugazi

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