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Loren

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Loren's last content update – Oct. 29, 2014, 6:08 p.m.

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Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Spellcaster II: Death in Space , 2014

6.8 / 10

Quintron and Miss Pussycat have never been known as a vocal group, but Spellcaster II: Death in Space takes that to a new level, waiting until the fourth song, “Do ...

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Total Control

Typical System, 2014

7.0 / 10

Sometimes you get stuck on a review. Sure, I meant to delve outside my comfort zone a bit in grabbing this record, but I’ve been a little stuck on the ...

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Shitty Weekend

Shit Week, 2014

8.4 / 10

This thing is all over the map, from freak-out jazz-punk one minute (“Geneva”) to a track of haunting old man ghost noises laid atop a galloping horse, and then band ...

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Needles//Pins

Shamebirds, 2014

7.5 / 10

Needles//Pins are something different in the punk rock realm. Well, that’s not true. They’re entirely familiar and warm, yet they have that pizzazz—that’s what the kids are calling it these ...

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Bombshell Rocks

One Question Interviews Bombshell Rocks

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 2:02 a.m.

Christian Määttä (Bombshell Rocks) SPB: How has your local music scene changed since you were last active? Määttä: Well, the majority of us live in other cities today ...

Infera Bruo

One Question Interviews Infera Bruo

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:56 a.m.

Galen (Infera Bruo) SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus? Galen: One that doesn't break down is preferable. We generally end up renting a van ...

Withdrawal

One Question Interviews Withdrawal

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:50 a.m.

Adam Dyson (Withdrawal) SPB: How do you choose your album art? Dyson: I've always felt that the artwork and presentation of a record is just as crucial as the ...

Sims

One Question Interviews Sims

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 1:48 a.m.

Sims SPB: If you could get any producer you haven’t worked with to provide beats for a song, who would you pick? Sims: If I could work with anyone ...

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Premiere: Sleeping Weather's "I'll Find a Way"

MP3s Premiere: Sleeping Weather's "I'll Find a Way"

Today Scene Point Blank is excited to host a brand new song from Denver's Sleeping Weather. The song, "I'll Find A Way" will appear on the band's ...

 

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Records Aliens in the Outfield EP form Diarrhea Planet

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:07 p.m.

Diarrhea Planet, fresh off 2013's I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, will release a new EP called Aliens in the Outfield on Nov. 18. The EP will release ...

Diarrhea Planet on tour
10/28 Amherst, MA @ Unitarian Meetinghouse11/01 Fredericksburg, VA @ Fredericksburg All Ages

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Pharaoh on tour, new album

Bands Pharaoh on tour, new album

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 8:25 p.m.

New Jersey doom/sludge trio Pharaoh will release their first full-lenth later this month on Halloween. The record is titled Negative Everything and will be issued by A389 Recordings. They ...

Negative Everything track list:
1. Recease
2. The Slasher
3. Degenerator
4. Spared
5. Dusted
6. Barthalomew
7. Crying Mother
8. Drag
 
Tour Dates:
10/27 Vancouver, BC @ 333 *
10/28 Bremerton, WA @ The Charleston *
10/31 Davis, CA @ RBU *
11/01 Reno, NV @ HOLLAND SHOW SPACE *
11/02 Santa Cruz, CA @ 418 Project *
11/03 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos *
11/04 Tucson, AZ @ Gary’s Place *
11/06 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
11/07 Lubbock, TX @ District Oyster Bar *
11/11 Baton Rouge, LA @ Hound Dogs *
11/12 Pensacola, FL @ Handle Bar *
11/13 Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem *
11/15 Tallahassee, FL @ Shanty Town *
11/16 Atlanta, GA @ Marlon’s Mansion *
11/17 Columbia, SC @ Foxfield *
11/18 Richmond, VA @ Biggs BBQ *
11/19 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern * w/ Noisem, Eternal Sleep, Ilsa
11/20 Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker *
11/21 Albany, NY @ Bogies *
11/22 Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up *
11/23 Bay Shore, NY @ Even Flow *
11/24 Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13 *
11/25 Quebec City L’Agitee *
11/27 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *
11/30 St Catherines, ON @ Detour *
* w/ Homewrecker

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2015 - Year of the Goatsnake

Bands 2015 - Year of the Goatsnake

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 8:10 p.m.

Goatsnake has completed work on a new full-length album, their first since Flower of Disease (2000). The Los Angeles based band features Greg Rogers (The Obsessed, Sonic Medusa),  Greg Anderson ...

GOATSNAKE Live Actions:
5/24/2014 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh,
Inverloch, Neurosis, Primordial, Winter, more
5/29-31/2015 Temples Festival - Bristol, UK w/ Sunn O))), Today Is The Day
and Martyrdöd

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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

290 reviews 310 features 3334 news posts 6 blogposts
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